The World in Junk Food

Taiwan – Mochi

Mochi is a type of rice cake made from glutinous rice. The rice concoction is pounded and molded, then it is filled with a scrumptious filling. Although mochi is a popular dish in many East Asian countries, Taiwan style mochi is set apart by using bean paste for the filling.

Fun fact: although the rice cakes are made of glutinous rice, the name comes from the glue-like texture of the rice, not any extra gluten!

Hong Kong – Gai Daan Jai

A junk food so traditional Hong Kong doesn’t know how it originated, Gai Daan Jai literally translates to “little chicken eggs.” Don’t worry PETA, the Hong Kong population is not enamored with tiny poultry eggs!

The name comes from the egg-crate shape of the waffles. There are only three simple ingredients in this delicious delicacy – flour, eggs, and sugar. Gai Daan Jai is sold at many reputable restaurants and street vendors around Hong Kong.

Italy – Sweety con Nutella

Sweety con Nutella is what amounts to a Nutella burger. This McDonald’s burger does not come with meat, but instead a HUGE serving of Nutella is spread between two of McDonald’s signature buns. What is not to love? We personally don’t think it’s fair that we can’t get our hands on it, but since Nutella originated in Italy, we guess it’s fine.

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Styles of Wrestling from Around the World

Most of us are familiar with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). This brand rose in popularity within the 1980s, thanks to the likes of Hulk Hogan and “Macho Man” Randy Savage, who placed wrestling on the pop culture map. As time wore on, the WWE has built a mass marketing and entertainment empire through their larger-than-life personalities, including the likes of Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, and Triple H. Still, why some out there can state the WWE does profile some wrestling, it is a far cry from the true techniques that are involved in the sport itself.

Why You Should Travel While You’re Still Young

If you’re worried about embarking on a travel adventure and wondering whether it’ll negatively affect your life, the simple answer is “no, it won’t.” In fact, when you stop to take a closer look at it, the benefits considerably outweigh the risks. While in the past it may have looked like a frivolous undertaking, nowadays it’s considered a character-defining experience. If you have the chance to travel now, take it without thinking as your future-self will be forever grateful for the lessons, friends, and memories you will make.

Most Intense Long-Distance Marathons (Not for the Faint of Heart)

For those among us who love a challenge, these long-distance marathons and outdoor challenges are activities that can only be attempted after years of training, with the right gear, and only by those who are mentally ready to undergo such a feat. Here are some of the most intense and challenging marathons in the world.