Making coffee in space; eating swamp rats; and Beaufort braces for Candice-palooza

Posted by PATRICK DONOHUE on May 1, 2013 

Spoleto Festival USA revealed its poster for this year's festival.

A woman found something unexpected in a can of green beans -- a toad.

Increasing demand for hummers has prompted farmers in tobacco country to try growing chickpeas.

Beaufort city officials are trying to figure out what the heck to do if St. Helena Island native Candice Glover makes the top 3 on "American Idol," which would prompt her to return to the Lowcountry for a homecoming parade and concert that could draw as many as 20,000 downtown. 

After years of development, a movie based on the video game franchise "Gears of War" might finally make it to the big screen, according to /Film.

Country music star Jason Aldean is getting divorced.

Customized signature necklaces. I know I'm not the target demo but these are awesome.

Netflix is testing out queue replacement. What do you think?

CNN may not be able to find accurate reporting with two hands and a flashlight but their ratings were up a whopping 80 percent in April

A contentious soda order gets a Virgin America passenger detained and later gets the airline sued.

A pair of awesome Iron Man and Spider-Man prints from artist Dave Perillo.

Former "Idol' judge Kara DioGuardi had radical surgery in the hopes of preventing ovarian cancer.

Paste ranks the top 50 romantic comedies of all-time.

Six of the top 50 restaurants in the world are in the United States, which exceeded the expectations of many food writers.

Eater has a new YouTube channel.

Could eating 20-pound swamp rats help save Louisiana's bayou?

Pretty smart integration of social media by The Weather Channel to promote the channel's Tornado Week. They put their interns in a wind tunnel that will increase in strength each time the hashtag "#TornadoWeek" is used on Twitter.

Starting this summer, the New Orleans Times-Picayune will sell a tabloid, "TPStreet," three days a week.

A pretty startling revelation: It takes as much code to use and view Facebook in your browser as it does to power the Windows operating system, according to the social media juggernaut.

Ever wonder what $2,300 headphones look like?

A new study suggests young athletes should avoid specializing in just one sport.

How to make coffee in space.

Vampire Weekend played two new songs on "Jools Holland."

The version of "Crazy in Love" composed for "The Great Gatsby."

 

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