Exorbitant price for the Balenciaga trash bag, chorizo ​​finds its place among the stars and 99 problems but the frozen ketchup is not one

Stop wondering which brand will have the weirdest fashion accessory this year, because Balenciaga has it in the bag. Despite fierce competition from Louis Vuitton’s $1,640 baguettes and Dior’s $8,700 gardening kit earlier this year, the Spanish luxury brand has topped them all with the launch of its $1,790 trash bag this year. week.

Balenciaga’s $1,790 trash bag epitomizes the trash aesthetic

Nicknamed the “trash pouch”, the calfskin drawstring bag is available in black, white, blue and yellow. “I couldn’t miss an opportunity to make the most expensive trash bag in the world because who doesn’t love a fashion scandal?” said Balenciaga creative director Demna Gvasalia. But the real question is surely: what day do you release it?

Feline Health App Helps Avoid a Cat-Astrophe

Cat owners, if your feline’s feelings have ever given you food for thought, a new app is here to help.
With this week marking International Cat Day, it was the perfect time (someone stop me…) to reveal Tably, an app developed by a Canadian animal health tech company that uses the camera a phone to tell if a moggy is in pain. Using ear and head position, muzzle tension and changing whiskers – known as the “Feline Grimace Scale” – the tool can help tell human cat owners if something something is wrong with their sour cat.

One small step for man, one giant leap for… Italian cuisine

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Étienne Klein CHORIZO as Proxima Centauri

Étienne Klein CHORIZO as Proxima Centauri

Is there life on Mars? Who knows, but at least Nasa has silenced theories that there might be pasta. Earlier this year, an image transmitted to Earth by the Perseverance Rover appeared to show spaghetti on the Red Planet’s surface. But after extensive analysis, the space agency was able to reveal this week that it was in fact… a piece of netting that had covered the space rover during its descent.
The revelation comes on the heels of French scientist Etienne Klein tweeting a new photo of star Proxima Centauri. After being widely shared, he revealed that it was a prank and what all his followers were raving about was actually a slice of chorizo. Talk about telling porkies.

Ketchup ice cream, anyone? I milk you

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The flavors of the Ice cream Project London


The flavors of the Ice cream Project London

The flavors of the Ice cream Project London

Have you ever wondered what ketchup ice cream tastes like? No, neither do we. But until August 28, a London pop-up offers customers to discover it.
Patrons of the Ice Cream Project in central London can now savor the heat with a refreshing bath of oatmeal, baked beans or brown sauce ice cream, among other ‘throwbacks on cupboard classics’ some stores “.
So far, the trend is not expected to hit Ireland. We may have 99 problems, but ketchup ice cream is not one.

The Reptile-wrangler award certainly wasn’t whistled

Of all the jobs a career counselor might frown upon, “professional snake hunter” would surely be one of them. And yet, this week, more than 850 reptile hunters converged on the Florida Everglades in hopes of winning the $2,500 (€2,440) prize in the annual Florida Python Challenge.
The 10-day event was started in 2013 in an attempt to stop the devastation caused by invasive Burmese pythons to native species such as deer, raccoons, opossums and foxes. The prize money is determined by the quantity of snakes caught, not the quality – a shame for amateur snake hunter Joshua Laquis, who captured the longest python this year, measuring 17ft 7in.

Richard L. Militello