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France Has an Oyster Vending Machine Because...France

Now, on France's Île de Ré (an Island off the country's west coast), seafood lovers can get oysters any time of day from a 24-hour oyster vending machine.
This vending machine was created by Brigitte and Tony Berthelot, oyster farmers who found that customers often wanted oysters well after closing time. Yeah, the idea of eating oysters from a vending machine may make you feel a little queasy, given how long cans of Coke and bags of chips often stay in the vending machines we're familiar with. Thankfully, the Berthelots restock this vending machine everyday, and the oysters are sold closed, so you don't need to be too worried about, say, food poisoning. The vending machine oysters sell for the same prices as they do in the Berthelots' shop, L'Huitrière de Ré, starting at €6.90 (a little over US$8) for a dozen. Plus, if you know you're going to want oysters later, you can even order in advance during store hours via text message. You'll be sent a code that you can put into the machine when you arrive. Plus, if you order in advance, you'll get access to more options with add-ons like pâté and sea asparagus.


Would You Let This 12-Year-Old Tattoo Artist Ink You?

At an age when most kids keep their hands busy with video game controllers, smartphones or tablets, 12-year-old Ezrah Dormon, from Panama City, is already a popular tattoo artist. Despite his young age, people are lining up to have him ink a permanent tattoo into their skin. Tattoo parlors are usually off-limits to kids, but walk into the Honolulu tattoo shop in Panama City, and you may see a cute long-haired kid painstakingly working on a client’s tattoo or honing his inking skills on a grapefruit. His name is Ezrah, and he is already one of the most in-demand artists in Panama. I don’t know what it is about getting tattooed by an inexperienced child, but people are reportedly lining up to have him work his magic on them. They’ve all been pleased with his work, too.


Ezrah’s career as a tattoo artist began one night, while watching Honolulu owner Ali Garcia ink a flower on his mother’s hand. His parents, both artist, regularly host get-togethers, and this particular occasion was a group tattooing night. The young boy, who had always been interested in art and drawing, was fascinated by Garcia, saying things like “Wow, I really wish I could try that, I would love to know how to do that.” At one point, impressed by the boy’ enthusiasm, the professional tattoo artist said “Well, why don’t you try it now?”. He filled up a small part of his mother’s tattoo, and he just fell in love with the craft.

The middle-schooler has been apprenticing at the Honolulu tattoo parlor ever since that night, learning all the aspects of the craft, from hygiene to technique, from Ali herself. She has him drawing and practicing every day, and he’ has already made huge progress. Apart of grapefruits, Ezrah regularly fills actual clients’ tattoos with color, and he has even completed around 20 tattoos of his own.


Bieber Breaks His Silence

Is it too late now to say sorry?


After abruptly canceling the rest of his world tour, Justin Bieber apologized to his fans in a typo-filled Instagram post. Im so grateful for this journey with all of you..” he started. He reflected on his issues and continued, “Im VERY aware Im never gonna be perfect, and I’m gonna keep making mistakes but what I’m not gonna do is let my past dictate my future .. What I’m not gonna do is be ashamed of my mistakes.”


Bieber also said that he’s taking this time to be “sustainable.” “I want my career to be sustainable, but I also want my mind heart and soul to be sustainable,” he wrote. “So that I can be the man I want to be, the husband I eventually want to be and the father I want to be.”


He finished his post in all caps, writing, “THIS MESSAGE IS IS VERY GRAMMATICALLY INCORRECT BUT ITS FROM THE HEART. BUT I THINK THERES SOMETHING SPECIAL ABOUT IMPERFECTIONS!!” Bieber’s tour was cancelled in July and his manager asked that fans note that the singer’s “soul and well being” are more important than concert dates.




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