Why Won't Americans Drink Tea?

Americans love waking up to gulp down as much jitter juice as they can get their hands on. But why is the only cold brew we like from a bean and not a leaf?

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Look, we don't want to go around telling folks that we think prophets are real and stuff, but there certainly is compelling evidence. And we aren't talking about holy books or fortune cookies. We're talking about entertainment that you've probably read and or seen or heard, all without ever realizing you were glimpsing the future.

For example ...

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EMINEM'S VIDEO LIKE TOY SOLDIERS SHOWS RAPPER PROOF DYING IN THE HOSPITAL AFTER GETTING SHOT. 44 22 TWO YEARS LATER, PROOF WAS INDEED FATALLY SHOT.

H.G. WELLS FIRST WROTE ABOUT THE ATOM BOMB IN A 1914 NOVEL CALLED THE WORLD SET FREE. IT WOULD BE DECADES BEFORE SCIENTISTS MADE THE BOMB REAL. Wells

ON SEINFELD, JERRY AND ELAINE EAT NONFAT FROZEN YOGURT BUT GAIN WEIGHT. THEY DEDUCE THAT THE YOGURT ISN'T AS NONFAT AS IT CLAIMS. just a few months

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IN 1969, MONTY PYTHON GAVE US THE MOUSE PROBLEM. The Little WHITE ROLENT Roou A NEWS REPORT INVESTIGATES MEN DRESSING UP AS MICE AS A FETISH. The id

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WARREN ZEVON'S FACTORY ENDS WITH KICKIN' ASBESTOS IN THE FACTORY/ BREATHIN' THAT PLASTIC IN THE FACTORY. ZEVON DIED OF LUNG CANCER FROM INHALING A

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ROBERT HEINLEIN'S 1961 NOVEL STRANGER IN A STRANGE LANDPREDICTED 3-D COMPUTERS IN EVERY HOME. IT ALSO CAME UP WITH A MUCH MORE SPECIFIC PREDICTION: SC

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THE 2005 SHOW EXTRAS FEATURES A FICTIONAL HOLOCAUST FILM STARRING KATE WINSLET. SAYS WINSLET, CYNICALLY: DO A FILM ABQUT THE HOLOCAUST, YOU'RE GUARAN

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IN CHINATOWN. ONE CHARACTER'S ALLEGED SISTER IS ACTUALLY HER MOTHER. JACK NICHOLSON'S REAL-LIFE ALLEGED SISTER TURNED OUT TO BE HIS MOTHER. TIME magaz

30 ROCK'S TRACY JORDAN CAME UP WITH A RIDICULOUS PLAN TO FUSE THREE PIECES OF MEAT INTO A FOOD BALL. FOUR YEARS LATER KFC UNVEILED THE DOUBLE DOWN.

MATTHEW PERRY'S SHOW SECOND CHANCE SHOWED THE CHARACTER IN HEAVEN WITH ST. PETER AND MUAMMAR GADDAFI. ACCORDING TO THIS SHOW, GADDAFI DIES ON JULY 29,

WAG THE DOG'S PRESIDENT, CAUGHT CREEPING ON A GIRL, DISTRACTS THE MEDIA WITH A WAR. A CLEAR PARODY OF BILL CLINTON AND MONICA LEWINSKY? NOPE. You migh

SAM COOKE'S FRANKIE AND JOHNNY': FRANKIE REACHED DOWN IN HER POCKETBOOK I AND UP WITH A LONG.44. SHE SHOT ONCE, TWICE, THREE TIMES I JOHNNY FELL

IN 1978'S GAME OF DEATH, A PROP GUN FIRES A REAL BULLET, KILLING BRUCE LEE'S CHARACTER. BRUCE LEE'S SON DIED THE SAME AY-EXCEPT FOR REAL. In 1993, LEE
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