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Is Star Trek Beer the Final Frontier?; Paula Deen on Covering 'Her Front Privates'

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Happy Wednesday, humans. Yesterday Facebook hosted F8, the social media company's nearly-annual developers conference, and, as expected, Zuckerberg outlined a way in which, one day, Facebook users could order anything — including food! — without leaving the social media platform. Something Facebook hasn't announced is a connection to the IRS, however; while the company isn't getting into tax-filing anytime soon, 7-Eleven is.

— In other eye-opening news, microdairies are a thing now. From the New York Times: "Add milk to the long list of traditional foods that are being rediscovered by young entrepreneurs and reintroduced in small-batch — and often high-priced —€” form."

— Paula Deen is on a tear promoting her new clothing line, and she's blunt about one thing: "It has to cover my front privates," she told People. "I want my shirttail to cover my front privates and hopefully my back, too. I am aware of ‘catfish belly' arms. Have you ever seen a catfish? You know how they have a smooth floppy belly on them? Well, that's what we refer to as ‘catfish belly' arms... When I'm doing V-necks, I want that placement perfect so you can lean over and you don't have wardrobe malfunctions." Right.

— Here's a new interactive map all about bacon in the U.S.

— A brewery and pub in Ottawa hopes to appeal to Trekkies with a new beer called The Final Frontier. The Clocktower Pub's new batch is brewed with triticale, a hybrid grain made from wheat and rye. Per a release, "according to Star Trek lore, triticale is genetically modified at some point in the near future to become 'quadrotriticale,' the stuff Tribbles feast on in the famous 1967 Star Trek episode, The Trouble With Tribbles." The beer is made in a style called a Kentucky Common, an amber which is slightly sweet and often found in the Southern U.S.

— Are people more likely to have nightmares after eating spicy food? The Wall Street Journal investigates. TL;DR: Science doesn't support these claims. One explanation? "Spicy foods increase your body temperature, so they may make you sleep less well — €”and as a consequence, your dreams may be more conscious."