1. Pepsi scared the hell out of London commuters this morning by tricking them into thinking they were seeing meteor explosions, tigers on the loose, and an alien abduction on their city streets. The beverage company outfitted a bus stop with augmented-reality technology to give riders the illusion that they were looking through a window.

    But they weren’t.

    Watch Londoners get tricked into seeing alien abductions and wild tigers at a bus stop


  2. PepsiCo has a new soda, Pepsi Special, and it’s being marketed explicitly as a fat-blocking health drink…

    It remains to be seen just how effective Pepsi Special is at shrinking waistlines. But previous studies on rats showed that dextrin, a special ingredient in the beverage, can reduce the absorption of fat in the body and helps lower cholesterol levels. Scientists have also found evidence that the soluble fiber helps regulate the digestive system, increases nutrient absorption, stabilizes glucose levels, and could even prevent a variety of other gastrointestinal disorders. 

    The product will soon be released in Japan — Pepsi has not announced a U.S. release date. That doesn’t keep Amanda Kooser at CNET  from wondering: "What would Michael Bloomberg say?"


    (Source: theweek.com)