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Starbucks launches olive oil coffee

Starbucks is launching a line of olive oil-infused drinks in Italy, reported the BBC. CEO Howard Schultz said olive oil’s “unexpected, velvety, buttery flavour… enhanced the coffee and lingers beautifully on the palate”, adding that “in over 40 years, I can’t remember a moment in time where I’ve been more excited, more enthused”. Other strange coffees that have appeared over the years include Kopi Luwak coffee, made from beans that have been eaten and defecated by a cat, and mushroom coffee.

Rare JFK picture discovered in thrift store

An unpublished photograph of JFK from the day of his assassination has been found in a CD case purchased at a thrift store, reported UPI. George Rebeles said he was at the Souls Harbor Thrift Store in Texas when he decided to buy Bachman Turner Overdrive’s The Anthology on CD. A month later, he opened the CD case to find the polaroid. “I was shocked. I was shocked,” he said. “And that’s putting it mildly.”

Space trip yours for £150,000

A Japanese firm is offering travellers the chance to take a “gentle” journey 15 miles up into the sky where they will have a perfect view of space and be able to see the curve of the Earth beneath them. “The idea is to make space tourism for everyone,” said Keisuke Iwaya, president of Iwaya Giken, a Japanese start-up that hopes to “democratise space”. The fee for the trip is around £150,000, said The Telegraph.

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