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Shop Offers 'Internet'-Flavored Ice Cream

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Folks near the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass. were able to taste the Internet, at least for a week, with an ice cream flavor called "The Internet."

Boston-based Toscanini's ice cream parlor chose to honor this year's second annual Internet culture conference -- ROFLCon -- with a new Internet-flavored ice cream, according to the conference's website.

No surprise the vanilla ice-cream-based treat (what could be more geeky and bland than vanilla?) includes Nerds candy mixed in, reports the site.

ROFLCon stands for the Rolling On the Floor Laughing Conference, and took place last weekend in Cambridge, Mass. The Urban Dictionary says the event "like all things Internet … has adapted to nerd culture and has taken on new real-life use, though usually in a satirical way."

The conference's Tim Hwang tells Cambridge Day that Toscanini's, long the ice cream shop of choice for folks around MIT, only planned to offer Internet ice cream for last weekend's festivities.

But if you really crave technology-themed ice cream, make your way to Madison, Wis.

To boost support for the city's application to become the pilot city for an experimental high-speed Internet connection called Google Fiber, Madison officials have unveiled a Google Fiber ice cream flavor, reports The Badger Herald.

The Google Fiber ice cream features M&Ms that are the colors in Google's name with granola as a source of fiber. Officials have sent the ice cream to Google to get the attention of company officials, reports the news site.

"This is a demonstration of the fun and creative community we are here in Madison ," Madison Alderman Mark Clear tells The Badger Herald. "I don't know if it will make a difference in their decision, but we'll see."

Google plans to select the winner out of thousands of applicants by the end of the year, reports the site.

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