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Here Are Some Of The Weirdest “Latino” Items We Could Find On EBay

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I’ve always been a huge fan of flea markets. Not the fancy craft ones where someone is trying to sell custom-made dreamcatchers for $500. You know the kind I’m talking about. Those borderline illegal flea markets where you can purchase bootleg versions of movies, samurai swords with laser sights, and still have enough money left to buy a sweet Mother’s Day gift (fireworks). That’s where eBay comes in. If you want, you can buy furniture to make your home look nice, but if you really do some digging, you can find some really bizarre and unique collectibles. Here are just few I found yesterday when I should have been working.

$200: A Selena Quintanilla beach towel. screen-shot-2016-09-08-at-10-52-21-am

For the low, low price of $200, you can own this piece of Selena-themed beach art. Just be careful. The shipping price is $7, which might be out of the casual shopper’s budget.

$60,000: A used Mexican food restaurant.

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If you’ve ever wanted to get into the Mexican food business, here’s your chance to own “Tacos Y Tortas Lupita.” The seller’s description lists the item as “used,” and you’ll have to move to Perris, Calif., but hey, you’ll have unlimited access to tortas. If $60,000 is out of your budget, there’s another, cheaper restaurant for sale here.

$7,995: A website domain called “Latino Bail Bonds.”

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You can get into the startup game when you purchase LatinoBailBonds.com. If you’re on the fence, listen to what the seller has to say: “…anyone with a brain says this is a no brainer!” You won’t even need to come up with a logo because the seller has provided this amazing, borderline racist character to help promote your brand.

$25: A Chupacabra fetus.

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The chupacabra is one of the most feared, and rarely seen creatures from Latin American folklore. And for just $25, you can own your own creepy chupacabra fetus that looks a lot like a piece of dried mango.

$9,999,999: An accordion named “Papillon.”

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At just under $10 million, the asking price is a little on the steep side. I might be persuaded to drop some coin on it if Rick from Pawn Stars was actually in the photo, but if you look closely, you’ll see that it’s just a cardboard cutout. Sadly, the Rick photobombing the photo is also a cardboard cutout.

$899.95: Creepy “Latino” Dolls.

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If you’ve ever wondered where your grandparents get their creepy dolls from, look no further than this seller. The dolls are listed as “colored/Latin,” which means they were either made a long time ago or they were made by a Trump supporter (boom, easy joke). The most unsettling thing about this photo is easily the creepy baby in the background, which might just be Rick from Pawn Stars photobombing again.

$9.99: Vintage Wonder Woman toy from Mexico.

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I’m pretty sure this Wonder Woman toy is not endorsed by DC. First of all, she looks like she just went 10 rounds with Doomsday. And, if I had to guess, I’m sure Superman wouldn’t be able to see through it because it’s probably 100 percent lead. If you’re looking for an amazing bootleg toy to get your kid, this is hands down the best knock-off I’ve ever seen.

Vintage photo of “Teen Hispanic Latinas.” Asking Price $4.50.

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Thanks to Instagram filters, it’s hard to tell when you’re looking at an actual photo from the ’80s. What gives away this photo’s authenticity is the amazing hair the two women are sporting. You can almost hear the sweet sounds of Debbie Deb’s “Lookout Weekend” playing as they applied Aqua Net to their bangs in the ladies’ room.


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This Mexican Beer Brand Is Winning Awards For Their Can Design And What It Means For The Environment

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This Mexican Beer Brand Is Winning Awards For Their Can Design And What It Means For The Environment

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Let’s be real, plastic waste is a huge problem. And it’s one that has recently taken over our collective consciousness as we try and cut back on our waste – in particular, single-use plastics. 

One of the most obvious and unnecessary plastics are those pesky rings that hold cans together. Whether you’re drinking Coke or cervezas, these plastic rings are terrible. They often end up littering landscapes all over the place and animals like turtles and birds can get them wrapped around their little necks. 

So, the news from Mexican-beer company, Grupo Modelo, that they’re working to replace this plastic, is huge. 

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The beer world had one of the earliest plastic problems: six-pack rings. Getting rid of these rings became a big concern when word got out that they could entangle marine life. And yet, here we are, decades later, and – despite some interesting efforts like sticking cans together with glue or rings that are actually edible – the six-pack ring problem still hasn’t been definitively solved.

But thankfully, Corona is working towards a couple of solutions.

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So how does it work? According to Mexico News Daily, the top of each can screws into the bottom of another, creating an interlocking tower up to 10 cans high. The format makes the product even more portable than before, meaning you don’t even really need a plastic bag to carry it. 

Of course, stacking cans end-to-end isn’t always ideal. Ten standard cans stacked on top of each other would be four feet tall. That’s far more conspicuous and unwieldy than holding a couple of six-packs under your arms. But at the same time, since these Fit Pack cans can be twisted apart and put back together at will, they provide an advantage six-packs don’t: You can stick together as many or as few cans as you want at any given time.

The plastic-free packaging concept, dubbed the Fit Pack, made the shortlist of the Innovation category at the Cannes Lions international awards show this year.

In a promotional video for the new cans, Carlos Ranero, Marketing VP for AB 1nBev, says, “In the beverage industry, there have been many solutions for cutting back the use of plastic; however, none has been fully adopted because they require the use of other materials. This solution has a very simple approach that can bring great financial benefits thanks to the complete removal of plastic materials in packaging.”

Fit Packs are currently being tested in Mexico only, but the company is planning for a wider rollout in the future.

Not only is the company testing out stackable beer cans, they’ve also been testing out biodegradable rings in Tulum, Mexico – obviously a major beer mecca.

Last year, the company also tested six-pack rings made from plant-based biodegradable fibers with a mix of byproduct waste and compostable materials. These were designed to break down into organic matter that won’t hurt wildlife. The plastic-free rings were first launched in Tulum, Mexico, with plans to expand at a later time. For the sake of Mother Earth, we’re hoping these products earn a spot on grocery store shelves.

Beer drinking Twitter was totally here for the news.

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Anything that makes drinking beer easier and better for the environment, yes please!

Others were already thinking of how much fun this could be…

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Like, let’s be real, you were totally thinking the same thing.

And many were glad we may no longer have to hear about the horrors of plastic waste.

Like all too often you turn on the news and hear about animals being stuck, caught, wrapped up in plastic rings. Many even suffocate.

While at least on Twitter user thought about the implications for beer can furniture…

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Because why not?!

And for the one person on Twitter who had their doubts…Twitter was ready with the truth.

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Like for real though, I don’t know where you live that you thought you carry 24 cans of beer with plastic rings…

Cholo Scar Calls His Dad To Get His Famous Birria Recipe And Their Bond Is The Sweetest, Most Unexpected Thing Ever

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Cholo Scar Calls His Dad To Get His Famous Birria Recipe And Their Bond Is The Sweetest, Most Unexpected Thing Ever

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There is something so comforting and soothing about a hot bowl of birria in the middle of summer. Yeah. That’s right. We are talking about a steam bowl of chiles based soup in the middle of the hottest part of the year and we have no shame about it. Everyone is always joking about how our parents make us eat soup in the summer but the joke is really us becoming adults and making soup over the summer.

Birria is traditionally made with goat meat or carne de cabra but this recipe takes a page out of our convenience-based economy and uses some choice beef. What really makes this soup so unique and delicious is the use of the chiles to make the broth for the soup. The chiles used in the broth really gives the soup a special and hearty kick without overpowering your senses.

While some purist might think foods should always be prepared the same way doesn’t understand the true versatility of food. Cooking is about experimenting and creating things out of what you like. For some, goat meat is too gamey or tough making beef a perfect substitute. For those cutting out red meat, you can always try the dish with some chicken or any meat substitute that you might desire.

Soups are a universal dish. Every culture has a soup that hold some of the most iconic vegetables and meats of a region combined to create comfort food. These dishes are a great way to look into someone else culture. By tasting and exploring a soup, you can see the kinds of foods that bring people of that culture warmth, comfort, and tastes of home. If you think about it long enough, you will be able to point directly to a soup that you grew up with that is a representation of your culture and childhood in a bowl.

Ingredients:

  • 10 pounds of chuck roast beef cut into cubes
  • 1 pound of dried guajillo chiles, washed and dried
  • 1/2 pound of dried chiles de arbol, washed and dried
  • 1 bunch of cilantro, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tomatillo
  • 2 tablespoons of chicken stock powder
  • 2 onions, one cut in quarters and one diced
  • 1 bunch of radishes, sliced thin
  • 3-4 bay leaves, depending on the size you are preparing

Directions:

  1. Fill a heavy bottom pot with water and bring to a boil. Add the beef to the water and let boil for about 3 hours. Check after 2 hours. The beef should be cooked enough that it starts to fall apart when you stick a fork in it.
  2. In another post, fill halfway with water and bring to a simmer. Slowly add the guajillo chiles, chiles de arbol, the quartered onion, the whole tomatillo, and the chicken broth powder. Raise heat and bring the water to a rolling boil. Once the water hits a boil, turn off the heat and cover for 30 minutes so it starts to cool down but continues to cook the ingredients without the boiling water.
  3. After the water has cooled down for 30 minutes, add the chiles, onion, tomatillo, and some reserved water to a blender. Pulse the blender until the chile mixture is smooth.
  4. Set a fine mesh sieve over a mixing bowl and pour the chile mixture into the sieve in batches so it doesn’t spill. Using the back of a spoon, press the child mixture through the so all you have in the bowl in a smooth liquid.
  5. In a sauté pan, add the cooked beef and the salsa you made. Cook over medium-low heat until the beef starts to shred on its own.
  6. Once the beef is ready, put some beef in serving bowls and cover with the salsa broth you made. Add the cilantro, diced onion, and sliced radish on top and serve while hot. Make sure everyone has a nice cold glass of horchata and some warmed tortillas to really make the meal a treat and enjoy this delicious dish.

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