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Taco Bell Tests Out Icing Filled ‘Cap’n Crunch’ Flavored Donut Holes Dessert in Bakersfield, California

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Cap'n Crunch Delights

Peter Pham of Foodbeast was recently invited to the Taco Bell test kitchen to sample Cap’n Crunch Delights, the company’s latest dessert offering which will be rolling out in Bakersfield, California to start.

Made with Cap’n Crunch Berries cereal and a warm, gooey milk icing, the Delights are the newest addition to Taco Bell’s dessert lineup.

Cap'n Crunch Delights Two Halves

Cap'n Crunch Delights Oozing

images via Foodbeast

via Foodbeast

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Leonard Nimoy Explains the Origins of Mr. Spock’s Famous Vulcan Greeting Hand Gesture on ‘Star Trek’

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In 2014, actor Leonard Nimoy, who sadly passed away yesterday, explained to the Yiddish Book Center Wexler Oral History Project how his idea for Mr. Spock‘s Vulcan hand gesture came about during a Jewish ceremony, how he incorporated the greeting into the Star Trek series and how it quickly became an international symbol throughout the world.

5 or 6 guys got up on the bimah – the stage in front of the congregation. The get their tallit over their heads and they start this chanting, I think it’s called Dukhanen, and my father said “don’t look”. So everybody’s got their eyes covered with their hands, their tallit over their faces or turned away, turned their back to these guys and I hear this strange sound coming from them. They’re not singers, they were shouters and dissonant – it was all discordant. …It was chilling, something major is happening here, so I peeked. And I saw them with their hands stuck out from beneath their tallit like this toward the congregation and I thought “wow”.

Here’s the full 2014 interview during which Leonard Nimoy speaks Yiddish and tells the story of his family origins.