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Swine swan dive, restaurant embraces Instagram and more weird business news

Nicole Goodkind
Nicole Goodkind

This week in weird business news…

Instagram your cake and eat it too…

Picture this, you’re at a nice meal and you’re ready to dig in…But no, first you have to wait for your friend to take the perfect food pic to post to Instagram. Why taste your food when you can ‘gram it, right?

Well…Tel Aviv’s Catit restaurant and Carmel Winery are taking the food pic "epidemic" to the next level. In a project called Foodography, the restaurant has created dishware, designed to fit smartphones, to help you shoot photos of food. The restaurant also hires professional food photographers to come and teach diners how to best snap appetizing pictures. The “Foodography experience” comes with a prix fixe menu of photogenic food for $155.

War of the subs

It’s the war of the sandwich shops! People may be territorial about which sub they love the most, but one Chicago man took his passion for sammies above and beyond on Monday. After allegedly robbing a Subway shop at knifepoint, the man walked across the street to a Potbelly sandwich shop and purchased a sandwich. Police found the sub-lover dining in the store a few minutes later; he was detained and charged with armed robbery.

Swine swan diving

Finally, pigs can fly…kind of. The Piggy Kingdom Family Amusement Park in China is making a splash by pushing pigs off of 39-foot platforms into a body of water, reports the New York Times' Sinosphere Blog. While some have called this animal abuse, those involved insist the pigs are fine and swim right back to shore—and that they often dive voluntarily after seeing other pigs do it. Reviews rate the amusement park as smelly but fun for children. Swine swan dives are apparently becoming popular all round the country—with farmers catching on and putting on shows.

 

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