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Glasgow Ice Cream Wars - Wikipedia
"The Glasgow Ice Cream Wars were conflicts in the East End of Glasgow in Scotland in the 1980s between rival ice cream van operators, over lucrative territory and suggested use of ice cream vans as a cover for selling drugs. The conflicts involved daily violence and intimidation, and led to the deaths by arson of several members of the family of one ice cream van driver and a consequent court case that lasted for 20 years. The conflicts generated widespread public outrage, and earned the Strathclyde Police the nickname the "serious chimes squad" (a pun on Serious Crime Squad) for its perceived failure to address them."
glascow  icecream  history  random  via:caterina  violence  drugs  wikipedia 
february 2011 by robertogreco
The Science Behind Why We Love Ice Cream (and Other Things Creamy) - WSJ.com
"A new genetic study shows that people produce strikingly different amounts of amylase, and that the more of the enzyme people have in their mouth the faster they can liquefy starchy foods.

Scientists think this finding could help explain why people experience foods as creamy or slimy, sticky or watery, and that this perception could affect our preference for foods. For the numerous foods that contain starch, including pudding, sauces and even maple syrup, what can feel just right to some people is experienced as too runny or not melting enough for others because they produce different amounts of the enzyme."
food  taste  texture  pickyeaters  psychology  vegetables  icecream  senses  genetics  science  diet  dna 
november 2010 by robertogreco
Boing Boing: Songs for Ice Cream Trucks
"Like old circus and carousel music, I found the melodies on Songs For Ice Cream Trucks to be hauntingly beautiful, sometimes sickeningly sweet, and often eerily familiar. I hope my neighborhood ice cream man gets turned on to this new sound of summer. "
icecream  music  songs  instuments 
august 2007 by robertogreco
Music Thing: Why do ice cream vans sound the way they do?
"Nothing sounds quite like an ice cream van, and this post on EM411 left me wondering how they work. This is what I found:"
music  instruments  mp3  icecream  culture 
august 2007 by robertogreco
Songs for Ice Cream Trucks Serves Novelties for the Ears
"Despite a serious degree in music composition, Michael Hearst isn't worried about his work getting the surround-sound treatment...Songs for Ice Cream Trucks, was recorded [for] the beat-up tweeters of popsicle pushers' rolling stock."
music  art  icecream  sound  audio 
july 2007 by robertogreco
Argentina On Two Steaks A Day
"When the meat is cooked, it is roasted in thick pieces over open coals by obsessive meat chefs who have been cooking meat all their lives, for other people who have been eating meat all their lives, in a country that takes its meat extremely seriously. Y
argentina  food  travel  maciejceglowski  icecream  beef  meat  wine  maciejcegłowski 
april 2006 by robertogreco

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