A new wine ice cream contains enough alcohol to get you buzzed.Wine goes easily with a nice dinner. And apparently it goes good with dessert too.Mercer’s Dairy has released a new Wine Ice Cream containing 15 percent butterfat and up to 5 percent alcohol per volume. The company announced several flavors including Cherry Merlot, Red Raspberry Chardonnay and Chocolate Cabernet among several others. Given the amount of alcohol, buyers must be a least 21 years of age to purchase.The wine ice cream goes beyond the boundaries of traditional alcohol flavored foods. The company has numerous locations throughout the United States, but also ships their ice cream on dry ice via overnight service to eager buyers. This particular treat will allow people to actually get a buzz by eating it. Across the pond you can find another unusual frozen treat. Dubbed, the Vice Lolly, it consists of holy water and 80% absinthe. The gun shaped popsicle is produced by London based company, Icecreamists. It takes about three of the alcoholic popsicles to get a buzz. What do you think of the ice cream and alcohol combination?
That's right - it's a monkey dressed in a shearling coat wandering through the parking lot of an IKEA store in Toronto. Police say the seven-month-old primate escaped from its crate in a parked car. Bronwyn Page was among the shoppers who came across the stylish simian. (SOUNDBITE) (English) BRONWYN PAGE, IKEA SHOPPER SAYING: "There was a group of people around and a little thing on the ground... at first I didn't know what kind of animal it was or what it was and I was like 'oh my gosh, that's a monkey. All the people were trying to call it towards them but it was very scared, it was darting all over the place. They were trying to get it away from cars and then it became clear to us that none of the people there were actually the owners. This is so bizarre. Like why is there a monkey at Ikea? Like I never expected to see that. I was pretty shocked." News of the macaque monkey went viral with #Ikeamonkey trending on Twitter in Toronto while "TorontoIkea" was trending across Canada.
New companies are now using technology to turn the ashes or a piece of hair from a deceased loved one, or even beloved pet, into diamonds. It's a new craze that allows people to memorialize their family members -- human or animal, by turning their remains into precious stones. Kristina Behr has the reason why the term "diamonds are a girl's best friend" may take on a whole new meaning!
Three super talented dogs have learnt to drive a car in New Zealand. After months of training they can start the engine, steer and accelerate. Report by Gillettr. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
The town of Zarozje, Serbia is very nervous. There's a legend of a vampire who hid in an old mill but that mill recently collapsed leaving residents to believe that he walks the streets. It's being taken so seriously that the mayor is telling residents to stock up on garlic and crosses. Patrick Jones wonders what would happen if it was revealed to be a hoax.
The Catholic Church in Milan, Italy has set up an exorcist hotline to deal with an influx in calls. The church says it was dealing with up to 120 calls a day, many of which were from parents of teenagers that wouldn't listen. Patrick Jones has the story.
More than 200 people take part in an event in Olsztyn to mark the beginning of the winter swimming season. Report by Lambornk. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
A gene can possibly predict time of death.Ever wonder why some people are early risers, and others like to sleep in?Differences in a typical gene variant can predict sleep patterns, and the time of day that a person is most likely to die. A study conducted by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center’s Chief of Neurology, Doctor Clifford Saperon on sleep-wake patterns revealed that “people who have the A-A genotype wake up about an hour earlier than the people who have the G-G genotype, and the A-Gs wake up almost exactly in the middle.” Scientists found that there was a correlation between the specific genotype and the time of day that the person died. People with the A-A or A-G genotype died at an average time of before 11 o’clock AM, while those with the G-G genotype died right before 6 o’clock PM. Everyone has an internal biological clock that tells our bodies when it is time to wake up and when it is time to go to sleep. Scientists have also found that genes can decide a predisposition for directing circadian rhythms in other organisms like algae and mice.
A Swiss Shepherd dog suckles three cute tiger cubs at a zoo in Russia after their birth mum rejected them. Report by Lambornk. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Thai customs officials display 600 cobras they confiscated from smugglers on Monday. Police said a pick-up truck was stopped on Monday night at a customs checkpoint some 120 kilometres south of Bangkok. Authorities believe the wild snakes were smuggled into the country through the southern border with Malaysia. The truck was believed to be heading north towards the Laos border. (SOUNDBITE) (Thai) DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF CUSTOM DEPARTMENT, THEERAPAT PRAYURABIDDHI SAYING: "At the moment, countries are concentrating on stopping illegal wildlife smuggling and trading, especially through Thailand as passageway. Thai customs is doing our best to follow the illegal activities, by investigating and stopping the smuggling." Cobra trading is illegal in Thailand. The country is party to the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species, aimed at protecting endangered animals.
Military historian Andrew Robertshaw spent 24-hours living in the exact replica trench with a handful of actors and archaeologists. Report by Blakem. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
NYPD Officer Gilbert Valle is under arrest in an alleged plot to kidnap and cook women. Police said Valle was nabbed when his accomplice flipped and helped an FBI investigation. The arrest ame before any of the targeted women were abducted. None was harmed. Patrick Jones has the details.
A toddler from the States has become an internet star after her mother filmed her sobbing with boredom over US election. Report by Hullandl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
By: Alex RingsellAn ancient Thai art - billed as a non-surgical, alternative way to firm and tone facial muscles - is being offered to people in Bangkok. For 30,000 baht (980 US dollars), customers can undergo four sessions of face slapping.
Robert McDonald tied the election for the last seat on the city of Walton, Kentucky's council. The unfortunate thing for him is that his wife didn't have the opportunity to vote for him! Without that vote, the election will go to a coin toss, but who knows about the marriage. Patrick Jones reports.
Hot Tub Cinema is an underground movie experience in London that allows viewers to take in a film, along with some food and drinks, from a hot tub. It hosts screenings both indoors and outside with a variety of movies. Patrick Jones has the story.
Space is all the rage right now and some unusual items are being sent on intergalactic journeys! Five friends from Harvard recently sent a hamburger to space and have video of the adventure. Gillian Pensavalle takes you on that trip, and looks at a Lego man and a teenager's early acceptance letter to MIT, which also took long voyages.