Vienna’s downtown has a modern, minivan traffic-heavy main drag. But a block off the bustle, the burg’s quiet and quirky historic zone on and near Church Street NE combines 19th-century charms with two-wheeled accessibility — it’s right off the Washington & Old Dominion Trail.
The Whole Foods Market salad bar is the land of milk and honey (but more like the refrigerated aisle of tabouli and chicken salad) for lunchers with enthusiastic taste buds. Yes, there’s much beyond traditional salad ingredients to devour at this dining utopia. But with so many options and a steep price tag, it seems to be a salad bar for the elite.
New York City’s Union Square location charges $8.99 for a pound at the self-serve bar, which means financially-conscious consumers have to be smart about exactly which ingredients go into their salad …read more
The tiny startup already has created a reasonable facsimile of chicken eggs—an imitation that’s significantly cheaper, safer, and possibly healthier than the real thing. Now it’s working to overhaul other foods in much the same way.
This is Leucochloridium, a parasitic worm that invades a snail’s eyestalks, where it pulsates to imitate a caterpillar. The worm then mind-controls its host out into the open for hungry birds to pluck its eyes out. In the bird’s guts the worm breeds, releasing its eggs in the bird’s feces, which are happily eaten up by another snail to complete the whole bizarre life cycle.