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  • Canned whipped cream in short supply as holiday baking season looms

    12/18/2016 6:23:46 AM PST · by billorites · 60 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 13, 2016 | Greg Trotter
    Just in time for the holidays, an industrywide shortage of canned whipped topping, such as Reddi-wip, appears to be looming after a fatal explosion at a Florida nitrous oxide plant in late August stunted the supply chain. Conagra Brands, the Chicago-based food manufacturer that makes Reddi-wip, confirmed Monday that its supply of nitrous oxide — a propellant for aerosol toppings — was affected by the blast. Spokeswoman Lanie Friedman said stores still have the product in stock, but supplies may be limited in the peak holiday season, when consumers are indulging in pies, hot chocolate and other desserts that call...
  • Six Reasons to Panic (over Ebola)

    10/17/2014 5:40:18 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 54 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | October 27, 2014 | Jonathan V. Last
    As a rule, one should not panic at whatever crisis has momentarily fixed the attention of cable news producers. But the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which has migrated to both Europe and America, may be the exception that proves the rule. There are at least six reasons that a controlled, informed panic might be in order. (1) Start with what we know, and don’t know, about the virus. Officials from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and other government agencies claim that contracting Ebola is relatively difficult because the virus is only transmittable by direct contact with bodily fluids...
  • Man blows himself up trying to kill a spider

    08/31/2010 11:16:54 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 58 replies · 3+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | August 31, 2010 | Laura Roberts
    The 28 year-old suffered severe burns after attacking the arachnid with an aerosol can at his home in Clacton in Essex. The man was summoned by his wife to deal with a spider she had seen scuttling behind the lavatory on Bank Holiday Monday. Not being able to reach it, the man decided to kill it by spraying it with the can. However he was unable to see whether it was dead because the bulb in the bathroom light had blown. At this point he turned to a cigarette lighter to illuminate the room, but in the process ignited the...
  • Global Warming Affects

    05/17/2009 1:58:33 PM PDT · by Young Werther · 4 replies · 453+ views
    "Dad what causes Global Warming? A really giant magnifying glass!
  • Stabbed attendant 'kept tackling'

    05/29/2003 6:49:02 AM PDT · by BallandPowder · 21 replies · 300+ views
    A PASSENGER told tonight how a Qantas flight attendant ignored serious stab wounds to his head to repeatedly tackle a 'would-be hijacker' until he could be subdued. Derek Findlay described today's dramatic hijack bid by a man in a suit and armed with wooden stakes, who attacked two flight attendants and tried to crash a Melbourne to Launceston domestic flight. Mr Findlay, 30, was among passengers who wrestled the attacker to the cabin floor after he ran towards the cockpit, lunging at the male purser and female flight attendant. As well as sticks, the man was also brandishing an aerosol...
  • Tiny airborne particles are a major cause of climate change (Warming vs. cooling effects)

    07/20/2006 11:57:57 AM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 35 replies · 898+ views
    EurekAlert! News ^ | July 18, 2006 | Staff
    Rehovot, Israel -- July 17, 2006 – A scientist at the Weizmann Institute of Science and his colleagues caused a storm in the atmospheric community when they suggested a few years back that tiny airborne particles, known as aerosols, may be one of the main culprits causing climate change – having, on a local scale, an even greater impact than the greenhouse gases effect. Attempts to understand how these particles influence clouds have generated many uncertainties. A new paper by Dr. Ilan Koren of the Weizmann Institute Environmental Studies and Energy Research Department and Dr. Yoram Kauffman of the NASA/Goddard...
  • Incident at Rainbow Bridge to Canada in Niagara Falls, NY - "Release of Unknown Substance"

    05/30/2005 12:33:15 AM PDT · by Siobhan · 32 replies · 1,978+ views ^ | Sunday, 29 May 2005; 10:15 PM EDT
    Sunday, 29 May 2005; 10:15 PM EDT: Ambulances and HAZMAT crews have responded to an incident at the Rainbow Bridge in Niagara Falls, NY - one of three bridges located in western NY spanning between the U.S. and Canada - following only what tight-lipped Customs authorities are calling "an incident" that took place at approximately 6:00 PM EDT (corrected from 9:00 PM) inside of the Customs area. Bridge traffic has been halted in both directions and those traveling into Canada have been advised to use an alternate route. Authorities have confirmed that at least six-(6) people were rushed to Niagara...
  • Saddam devoping aerosolized bio WMD's; may give to Palestinians

    08/05/2002 4:26:56 AM PDT · by Gemflint · 25 replies · 265+ views
    Time of London ^ | August 3, 2002 | Michael Evans Sunday, August 4, 2002 Saddam plans biological weapons for Palestinians Whitehall dossier says Saddam plans biological weapons for Palestinians Michael Evans, defence editor Time of London 3 August 2002 SADDAM HUSSEIN is suspected of planning to arm a Palestinian terrorist group with biological weapons to attack either American or Israeli targets. A Whitehall dossier containing a detailed assessment of Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction programme, which has been circulated to the Prime Minister and other senior Cabinet ministers, is understood to focus on Iraq's biological weapons capability. Details of the dossier came to light as the United Nations...