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(CBS News)   British foodie invents glow-in-the-dark jellyfish ice cream, proclaims it the next cronut at $225 a scoop   (cbsnews.com ) divider line
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2013-11-05 07:46:31 AM  
"Is it safe to eat? Well I tried some and I don't seem to be glowing anywhere, so we'll go with a yes for now," he added.

Um. Don't you think it might be a good idea to find out for sure before you start selling that to people?
 
2013-11-05 07:51:25 AM  
I'm of the opinion that anyone calling themselves a foodie needs to be killed immediately.
 
2013-11-05 08:01:05 AM  
Does it still glow when it hits the bowl?
 
2013-11-05 08:01:32 AM  

abhorrent1: "Is it safe to eat? Well I tried some and I don't seem to be glowing anywhere, so we'll go with a yes for now," he added.

Um. Don't you think it might be a good idea to find out for sure before you start selling that to people?


Where's your sense of adventure?
 
2013-11-05 08:16:15 AM  
You can make glowing jello with tonic water.
 
2013-11-05 08:20:29 AM  
Here's a question: WHY WOULD ANYONE PAY $100 FOR A FARKING CRONUT?!?!

/stupid foodies
//glow in the dark ice cream does sound fun tho
 
2013-11-05 08:21:51 AM  
Good luck with that...
 
2013-11-05 08:41:16 AM  
There's a lot of suspicious stuff in this article.  Green fluorescent protein doesn't self-glow, it fluoresces only when UV light is present.  So it won't glow when you lick it, unless he had UV lamps all over the store and it quenches below a cetain temperature.
 
2013-11-05 08:49:46 AM  
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2013-11-05 08:51:12 AM  
I'm going to go ahead and guess that it's awful. You did say British, after all.
 
2013-11-05 08:53:27 AM  
ElCaptin:

All hail King Neptune and his water breathers.
 
2013-11-05 09:07:28 AM  
Yeah, but can you boil it or stuff it into a meat pastry?
 
2013-11-05 09:21:19 AM  

frankmanhog: There's a lot of suspicious stuff in this article.  Green fluorescent protein doesn't self-glow, it fluoresces only when UV light is present.  So it won't glow when you lick it, unless he had UV lamps all over the store and it quenches below a cetain temperature.


I think he does, and I think he used pHluorin and acidifies the ice cream so that it glows when your saliva neutralizes the pH.

He mentioned "glow in the UV dark" for the tonic sorbet.  I bet the author shortened "glow in the UV dark" to "glow in the dark" for the article.
 
2013-11-05 11:19:02 AM  
That's some EXPENSIVE glow-in-the-dark poop
 
2013-11-05 01:05:44 PM  

AntonChigger: Here's a question: WHY WOULD ANYONE PAY $100 FOR A FARKING CRONUT?!?!

/stupid foodies


Meh, I know a shiatton of people in the NYC food and restarautn biz who are big into good cocktails and good food.   None of them I know would stand in line or pay $100 for a cronut and 100% of them laugh at those who do.

Not sure what subset (yes I realize Farkers just lump everyone with the tamarity to not listen to metal or eat fast food as "foodies" or "hipsters") the people who wait in line for a cronut consist of, but when you have this many people in a city you get enough to pretty much stand in a line for anything.  fark, there are giant lines out the door of every Chipolte in the financial district every day.
 
2013-11-05 02:39:34 PM  
And here I thought Jeni's ice cream was overpriced.
 
2013-11-05 03:51:36 PM  
british furries go as glow-in-the-dark jellyfish?
 
2013-11-05 06:25:21 PM  

jcb274: frankmanhog: There's a lot of suspicious stuff in this article.  Green fluorescent protein doesn't self-glow, it fluoresces only when UV light is present.  So it won't glow when you lick it, unless he had UV lamps all over the store and it quenches below a cetain temperature.

I think he does, and I think he used pHluorin and acidifies the ice cream so that it glows when your saliva neutralizes the pH.

He mentioned "glow in the UV dark" for the tonic sorbet.  I bet the author shortened "glow in the UV dark" to "glow in the dark" for the article.


GFP is stolen from jellyfish.  GFP doesn't glow green only from UV light, it works with wavelengths ranging from blue to UV.  Jellyfish glow green because a different protein http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aequorin Aequorin binds to calcium and emits blue light, which then is absorbed by GFP and emitted green.

From the sounds of it, this guy just used both:

"It's glow in the dark jellyfish ice cream using calcium activated proteins that react when they are agitated"

I assume the pH is changing the confirmation of the proteins to an inactivated state.
 
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