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All the free food you can get on A-level results day

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Whether you got great results today or a harsh knock back to re..

Dont mind if we do (Picture: Nandos)

Whether you got great results today or a harsh knock back to reality, it isnt the be-all and end-all of your life.

Youll have to sift through endless tweets from the likes of Alan Sugar saying results dont matter, and endless more braggy posts from your peers saying how #blessed they are to have done well in sociology.

Whatever happens, though, your life path is not set in stone, and its time now to work through that fact by having a big old knees-up (whether thats in celebration, or to forget all your troubles).

A whole load of businesses will be facilitating these aforementioned knees-ups, giving away free food today to help you all line your stomachs.

Heres the lowdown.

Nandos

All you have to do is bring your results paper and your student ID and your chicken dreams will be answered today.

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Bag yourself a free Firestarter (halloumi sticks, peri-peri nuts, houmous with peri-peri drizzle and red pepper dip, or other starters from the menu) or quarter chicken with a £7 spend.

The Real Greek

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Stuff down the disappointment with a big old souvlaki from The Real Greek, completely free today.

You will have to dine in to get the freebie, but given you only need to bring your results to get it, its a pretty great deal.

Frankie and Bennys

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Simply buy a pint of Budweiser or a Coca-Cola at F&Bs today to get a whole free meal!

Before you head off, make sure to download the voucher on their website to redeem the offer.

Some of the food you can get include 10” pizzas and pastas, as well as classic beef, cheese, chicken and smoky beet burgers.

Bella Italia

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If you prefer sweets you can bag yourself a free sundae with the purchase of any main meal at the Italian chain when you show your results.

For those of you who didnt sit A-levels but still have a student card, you can also get 50% off all Bella Italias classic dishes.

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Could Pumpkin Spice Spam become the next hot autumn trend?

Yum? (Picture: Spam)
For many people, the annual arrival of the pumpkin spice latte signifies the st..

Yum? (Picture: Spam)

For many people, the annual arrival of the pumpkin spice latte signifies the start of autumn.

Earlier this week, a manager at Starbucks, the brand credited with making the drink such a success, revealed that the popular drink might even arrive before summer is over.

Rumour has it the latte will be available from 27 August, but no official launch date has been announced yet.

Many brands have tried to jump on the pumpkin spice bandwagon, including Lush with its Sparkly Pumpkin bath bomb, but so far no products have managed to take the crown from the Starbucks PSL, as fans call it.

However, just a few days ago a new product was announced and its possible that this one could steal the spotlight.

Please welcome Pumpkin Spice Spam – the latest contender for hottest autumn trend of 2019.

The idea for the product started as a joke in 2017, when Spam posted a photo of a pumpkin spice-flavoured can on its Facebook page, and we guess someone mustve thought it was a good idea.

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Just like its predecessor (which is loved and loathed in equal measure) the new Spam flavour has seen mixed reactions from people.

Some are horrified, while others are delighted.

If pumpkin spice spam is wrong I dont wanna be right.

— Dave in the Canal (@barnostormer) August 17, 2019

I do like some pumpkin spice stuff but think they go too nuts putting it on everything. Beer, coffee, ok. Spam, ewwww.

— Dianaliketheprincess (@DianaRMaj) August 17, 2019

Burger King is making tacos… Natural Light is making seltzers… spam is making pumpkin spice flavor… yall need to just stop.

— Kristen Beatty (@Kbskate) August 17, 2019

I get plenty of online spam. Making it pumpkin spice doesnt help.

— newswatcher (@AhrDenis) August 17, 2019

If youre jumping up and down with joy over the possibility of getting a new pumpkin spice product to obsess about, we have bad news.

Unfortunately the product is currently only available in the US, where it will launch on 23 September.

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Why were Kelloggs Corn Flakes invented and was it to stop masturbation?

Ever wondered the origin of the humble corn flake? Youre in for a treat… or not (Picture: Melcon/Los..

Ever wondered the origin of the humble corn flake? Youre in for a treat… or not (Picture: Melcon/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

Have you ever found yourself musing over the origins of your favourite breakfast cereal, the humble corn flake?

No? Well, were here to tell you anyway.

The reason behind the original – and now much-loved recipe – was to act as an anti-masturbatory morning meal. We break down why.

Why were corn flakes invented?

The popular cereal was first made back in 1894 by John Harvey Kellogg.

It was originally created as a healthy food for the patients of the sanitarium in which he worked, and its inception was functional: it was supposed to be healthy and deliberately bland.

It seems odd that someone make a deliberately tasteless food, but it was all part of an extreme diet – promoted by his church – aimed at suppressing passion.

John Harvey Kellogg talking to George Bernard Shaw
John Harvey Kellogg believed a simple and flavour-less diet could curb desires (Picture: Archive Photos/Getty Images)

He was a Seventh-day Adventist, a branch of Christianity which advocated a strict vegetarian diet devoid of alcohol, caffeine or meat.

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In addition, Kellogg was a fervent believer of abstinence and believed sex and masturbation were unhealthy and abnormal.

In his book, Plain Facts for Old and Young: Embracing the Natural History and Hygiene of Organic Life he described what he saw as the negative effects of masturbation.

He cited mood swings, bad posture, acne, boldness, stiff joints, palpitations as well as a taste for spicy food to be the side affects of the double abominable crime.

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A farm is growing pricey long-neck avocados and youll want them for your toast

Look at the size of that lad. Absolute unit. (Picture: Miami Fruit)
Look, youre either going to be r..

Look at the size of that lad. Absolute unit. (Picture: Miami Fruit)

Look, youre either going to be really into these avocados or find them strangely unsettling. Itll be one option or the other.

Whichever camp you fall into, you do have to acknowledge that these avocados are quite odd looking.

Theyre called long-neck avocados, or Pura Vida avocados, and have a strangely long section after the stone.

Miami Fruit, in Florida, grows the special avo breed, which can measure up to 3ft long.

Such big lads come at a high price – a single Pura Vida avocado can cost $47 (£39).

The farm sells the avocados in bulk depending on weight, starting at $47 (£39) for 3-6lb of fruit. How many avocados you get depends on how big they are, as theyre not uniform in size or weight. One avocado could weigh enough for that one box, meaning youd be paying that amount for one big bit of guacamole.

A farm in Florida is growing 'long-neck' avocados that are up to 3 feet long
Theyre 18 inches long on average, but can be up to 3ft (Picture: miamifruit)

The biggest box contains 35-45lb of avo for $197 (£162).

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Yep, the people who said millennials cant afford homes because they spaff all their money on avo toast might have been thinking of these fruits in particular.

Beyond their size, the long-neck avocados are much like any other avocado youll pick up from the nearest farmers market. Theyve got that lovely green exterior, theyll likely have an extremely brief window of ideal ripeness, and the farm says the flesh is thick, creamy, savoury, and slightly sweet. Sounds good to us.

We imagine that the neck bit is extremely satisfying to scoop out, too. They can grow straight for easy slicing potential, or curly, which makes them look slightly witchy.

Miami Fruit in Florida is growing 'long-neck' avocados that are up to 3 feet long
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Each avocado is around 18 inches on average, but they have been known to grow up to 3ft long.

The avocados arent a new phenomenon – Miami Fruit has been growing them for years – but everyones paying attention thanks to a proliferation of long-neck avo pics on Instagram.

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We can understand why – the avocados look pretty impressive held up next to your head or arm for perspective.

Unfortunately if youre craving enough avocado to fill a baguette (just one long-neck one, we think, for a generous spread), youre out of luck. The Pura Vida avocados are only grown in southern Florida, so youre unlikely to find one in your nearest Sainsburys.

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