• An unnamed ice cream shop in Hong Kong is offering tear gas-flavored ice cream in support of the region's pro-democracy movement, reports the Associated Press.
The shop's owner explained he wanted "to make a flavor that reminds people that they still have to persist in the protest movement and don't lose their passion."
"It tastes like tear gas," said customer Anita Wong. "It feels difficult to breathe at first, and it's really pungent and irritating. It makes me want to drink a lot of water immediately."
The owner tried several different combinations to achieve the flavor and found that black pepper came the closest.
Before coronavirus restrictions, he said the store was selling 20 to 30 scoops per day. [Associated Press, 5/14/2020]
• University of Arizona wildlife biology professor Michael Bogan caught Saturday morning cartoons as they came to life in a video he recorded of a coyote chasing a roadrunner in downtown Tucson.
Bogan could be heard on his recording saying, "There is literally a coyote chasing a roadrunner. I can't believe it. That is a straight-up cartoon."
The reenactment of the classic setup between Wile E. Coyote and the Roadrunner caught Bogan's attention near the Santa Cruz River, Fox News reported.
And, as life often imitates art, the real roadrunner escaped unharmed from the wily coyote. [Fox News, 5/15/2020]