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A Lack of Taste - How Dolphins, Cats and Other Meat-Eaters Lost Their Sweet Tooth
Offbeat  (tags: animals, cats, sweets, environment, protection, pets, wildlife )

Cher Away
- 867 days ago - blogs.discovermagazine.com
Our feline friends carry broken versions of the genes that build sugar detectors on the tongue. As such, they're completely oblivious to the taste of sweet things.
Creativity Blooms for Japanese Confections in Summer
Offbeat  (tags: Japan, rainy season, June, gloomy, hydrangea, confections, wagashi, sweets, colors, changing of the seasons, gelatin, bean paste, kudzu, coolness, green tea )

Naoko
- 1134 days ago - asahi.com
While nowhere celebrated like the cherry blossoms, the hydrangea, with its petals in hues of blue, purple, pink and white, adds flair and color to an otherwise monotonous and gloomy season.
Accessories Shaped Like Sweet Confections Raise Funds For UNHCR
Offbeat  (tags: UNHCR, accessories, sweets, fund raising, happiness, peaceful, donation, outdoor stall, Harajuku, Japan, resin, Q-pot )

Naoko
- 1611 days ago - asahi.com
They look good enough to eat, and these sweet little molded resin accessories are sellin like hot cakes. Now, their designer hopes they will bring a generous taste of happiness to people around the world. "It's a universal feeling -- people smile when
   

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