Australia's 'Hottest Burger' Comes With a Health Waiver and Safety Goggles

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The Double Decker Death Wish on the menu at Burger Urge in Australia lives up to its name. As Newshub reports, the dish is served with gloves and goggles, and the restaurant requires that diners sign a waiver before they dig in.

The item, which the chain has dubbed "the hottest burger in Australia," made its limited-time debut at all 26 Burger Urge locations the first week of July. The burger's fiery reputation comes from the ghost pepper sauce—the heat level is so intense that cooks have to wear goggles and gloves while preparing it.

The sauce is served on two Angus beef patties. Habaneros and jalapeños also up the spice factor, while maple bacon, cheese, pickles, tomato, and lettuce provide some relief.

Burger Urge managing director Sean Carthew told The Northern Star that "The Double Decker Death Wish is unlike anything people are selling," but companies have been using crazy-hot food to appeal to thrill-seekers for a while. Last year, Paqui Chips released their Carolina Reaper Madness chip, made from the former record holder for the hottest pepper. The chips were released one at a time in tiny, coffin-shaped packages.

[h/t Newshub]

Turn Your Couch or Bed Into an Office With This Comfortable Lap Desk

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If you're not working in an office right now, you'll understand the freedom of taking a Zoom meeting from your back porch, jotting down notes from your bed, and filling out spreadsheets from your sofa. But working from home isn't always as comfortable as everyone thinks it is, especially if you're trying to get through the day while balancing a notebook, computer, and stationery on your lap. To give you the space you need while maintaining your well-earned place on the couch, LapGear has the perfect solution to your problems with their lap desk, which you can find on Amazon for $35.

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With more than 6000 reviews and a 4.8-star rating on Amazon, the lap desk can fit laptops and tablets up to 15.6 inches across and includes an integrated 5-inch-by-9-inch mouse pad and cell phone slot for better organization. There's even a ledge built into the desk to help keep your device from sliding when you're at an angle.

For some added comfort, the bottom of the desk is designed with dual-bolster cushions, so you'll never have to feel a hot laptop on your thighs again. The top surface is available in various colors like white marble ($30), silver carbon ($35), and oak woodgrain ($35) to work with your design aesthetic.

Find out more about LapGear’s lap desk here on Amazon.

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Make a Holiday Feast Fit for the Crawleys With the New Downton Abbey Christmas Cookbook

Dine as lavishly as the Earl of Grantham this holiday season with the Downton Abbey Christmas Cookbook.
Dine as lavishly as the Earl of Grantham this holiday season with the Downton Abbey Christmas Cookbook.
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For Downton Abbey fans, the holidays probably haven't felt quite the same ever since the show's final Christmas episode—and series finale—aired back in 2015. But if you miss the drama, the opulence, and the familiarity of your favorite upper-crust period drama, you can try your best to recreate it with The Official Downton Abbey Christmas Cookbook, which is available for pre-order on Amazon for $31.

The publisher, Weldon Owens, has already released similar books to bring viewers closer to the Crawley clan, such as The Official Downton Abbey Cookbook ($23), The Official Downton Abbey Afternoon Tea Cookbook ($16), and The Official Downton Abbey Cocktail Book ($17). And this new Christmas edition preps you for an upscale holiday dinner, complete with recipes taken from actual vintage cookbooks. You can start your feast with a bowl of pheasant soup before digging into Yorkshire Christmas pie and finishing it all off with the traditional figgy pudding.

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Along with the directions, you'll get bits of history about each dish and how it relates to the world of Downton Abbey. You’ll learn more about the different holiday traditions and get to relive memorable moments from the series along with quotes from the characters.

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The new Christmas cookbook is now available for pre-order on Amazon and will arrive on October 27.

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