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The Comprehensive List of Year-End Giant Food Drops

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Happy New Year! Let's drop some big fake food! AOL News takes a look at the giant cherry, Moon Pie, cod, peach, sardine, and drag queen named Sushi that will be lowered at the stroke of midnight tonight.

And after you watch the giant bologna lowered to welcome 2011, you're most certainly going to need some hangover cures. The folks at Epicurious turn to the world of food for hair of the dog. Eggs help detoxify the liver, pancakes regulate your blood sugar, bananas coddle your detoxed liver, bacon will make you feel good but also might make you puke, and chocolate replaces potassium.

Planning to overdo it on bitter beer like IPAs tonight? Why? Slashfood summarizes a study posted in New Scientist (which you can read if you register) about the popularity of extreme beers. They asked scientists, psychologists, nutritionists, and brewers about the popularity of bitter beer, even though humans have evolved to dislike bitterness. The reasons range from the carb rush brought by extra hops to the adrenaline rush of pushing the bitter limit.

Looking for something sweeter? Go to gelato school! The Wall Street Journal examines Carpigiani Gelato University , an Italian school offering weeklong courses to an international class roster of folks looking to make a new start in the gelato business.

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