When all the receipts are tallied, it's estimated that this year's presidential election campaign's tab will come to $6 billion, making it the most expensive election in history. Bacon sales, on the hand, were only $2.5 billion in 2011. There may be a lot of pork in Washington, but most meat-eaters agree that there's room to grow.
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Now, thanks to the 3D-printing wizards at Shapeways, there may be more bacon to go around. That's because they've created a Mobius strip of bacon that goes on and on and on...to the break of dawn.
However, like politics, you don't always get what you think you're voting for and nothing ever is quite what it seems. Sadly, this Mobius strip of bacon is not made of meat, but of sandstone. It's really more of a gift idea for that bacon lover who has everything.
The good news is that it's vegan and kosher. And if we've learned anything from those that enjoy the subtle mercury flavor and sharp texture of fluorescent light bulbs, it's that anything can technically be edible.
But a wise butcher once told me "Before you stick a piece of bacon in your mouth, make sure it came from a pig that wasn't wearing lipstick."
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Good advice. The same could be given for election day. So before you cast your ballot, don't just drop any vote into you mouth into the box. Know where your swine politician is coming from and do your research.
But if you're sick of all this political talk and want a new topic to gnaw on, you can purchase the Mobius strip of bacon for $19. It may not fill you up, but it's a heck of a conversation starter.