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7-Eleven Slinging Out Slurpee Samples Today; Supersize Your Coffee Intake at Starbucks

• Beware of the brain freeze: to celebrate national “7-Eleven Day,” 7-Eleven is handing out free 7.11-ounce Slurpee samples today. You’ll first need to check out their Facebook page to get the coupon, but with the heat climbing into the 90s this afternoon, Slurpees almost sound like a good idea. [Gapers Block]

• We heard about the rumors, and now it is finally here; Starbucks will unveil the 31-ounce “trenta” coffee size at Chicago outlets on Tuesday. [Trib]

• Katy Perry is the latest celebrity to fall prey to “food poisoning.” Do these stars actually think people believe this excuse after watching Country Strong? [Celebrity Cafe]

• Although “we are not going to be able to just eat our way out of the invasive species problem,” per one scientist, it’s not exactly a terrible idea to get in the habit of consuming these species. [NYT]

• A guy was fired by Dillard’s for sneaking some hot dogs after a Fourth of July picnic. Evidently the company wanted to save the franks for Labor Day. Ew. [Gawker]

• If you haven’t watched Hannah Hart’s “My Drunk Kitchen,” it’s hilarious. Check out the YouTube star’s drunk-cooking tips here. [NYDN]

• Today in rising food costs: China’s inflation hits a three-year high while Egypt’s tapers off; and in Somalia, 10 million people are at serious risk of starvation. [RTT News, Bloomberg, Sunday Business Post]

• Perhaps you’ve been dying to know what the tastiest brand of commercial hummus is? Well, here ya go: KitchenDaily tested fourteen of them. [KitchenDaily]

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