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A Brazilian Microbrewer Has Crafted Beer From An Ingredient You’d Never Expect

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The standard ingredients needed to make beer are yeast, hops, water, and barley. Craft beer companies all over the world experiment with recipes in hopes of brewing something that will stand out among all the rest.

In Brazil, some brewers are experimenting with less-traditional ingredients…

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In the city of Jundai, Brazil, there’s a small brewery called Heroica where they literally go out on a limb to add an original ingredient — bonsai trees! Acquired from a bonsai master, the pruned trimmings are worth more than $20,000!

You’ve heard of bonsai trees…

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With origins that go back to ancient China, the art form we know best is actually more Japanese Zen Buddhist inspired. The word “bonsai” just translates to “planted in a container.” We are most familiar with the small versions of these trees, but they actually grow much larger in the wild. Most bonsais are are trimmed and kept miniature to simulate realistic representations of nature.

But why make beer out of it?

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According to Vice’s MunchiesRenato Bocabello, a bonsai master living in Brazil, came up with the idea when he saw his brother-in-law, Lucas Domingues, experimenting with a home-brewing kit. “I noticed some similarity to many resinous hop flavors … in some IPAs, and we wondered how a beer made with the bonsai pine branches would taste,” he said. And just like that, Kuromatsu Kamikaze IPA was born.

Finally, an art form you can drink!

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Heroica’s Kuromatsu Kamikaze is proof that art and alcohol go together like a landscaping and whatever tío was sipping before he fell asleep on the riding lawnmower. This Brazilian beverage even has me hoping that someday I’ll get to drink a beer made from what my brother-in-law gives me — chest pains. Brother-in-laws, am I right?

[H/T] MUNCHIES – This Brazilian Brewer Is Making Beer Out of $20,000 Bonsai Trees

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Miami Lawyer's Hot Pants Create In-Seam Inferno

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Miami Lawyer’s Hot Pants Create In-Seam Inferno

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The Miami Herald reported a story so crazy it could only have happened in Florida. A man, Claudy Charles, stands accused of intentionally setting his own car on fire in South Miami-Dade. If convicted, he faces second-degree arson charges… So, it’s up to a ragtag group of his peers and a hot-shot attorney named Stephen Gutierrez, whose specialized knowledge of exothermic science might be his only chance in this classic case of courtroom drama.

To help his client beat an arson case, a lawyer tried the old ‘spontaneous combustion’ argument…

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As the 28-year old defense attorney presented his case before jurors, he claimed that the defendant didn’t intentionally set fire to his own car — but rather, it “spontaneously combusted.” Who hasn’t seen that age-old story played out a hundred times? Classic boy loves car, boy (allegedly) sets fire to car scenario.

When, out of nowhere, he, himself, spontaneously combusted…

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During his closing arguments, he suddenly “… rushed out of the Miami courtroom…” Apparently, he’d been “fiddling” in his pocket when, unexpectedly, smoke began pouring from his pants “…leaving spectators stunned” as his right pocket burst into flames — possibly set ablaze by the burning irony of justice — causing him to flee like the man on fire. Been there, brother…

But he would rise like a phoenix from the ashes…

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Later, with a visibly singed pocket and an explanation involving the faulty battery of an e-cigarette, our hero returned to find the jury missing from the courtroom. Reportedly, they’d been ushered out during his in-seam inferno and now he’d be robbed of his slow burning “ta-da” moment.

And In the end, he lost the case — so in the eyes of our justice system, the 48-year old defendant lit his own car on fire. Obviously.

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His client was convicted of second-degree arson. Like the fella says, “it’s better to burn out than fade away” anyway… Oh, and as far as arsons go, second-degree is at least the second worst kind of arson there is, IMO.

[H/T] Hot story: Miami lawyer’s pants erupt in flames during arson trial in court 

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