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  • Ancient, still-edible chunk of butter unearthed in Irish bog

    06/14/2016 10:22:57 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | Published June 14, 2016 | By James Rogers
    The 2,000 year-old bog butter found in Emlagh Bog, County Meath on June 1 (Cavan County Museum/Copper Tree Photography). ============================================================================================ Would you eat ancient butter? A 2,000-year-old 20-pound chunk of butter has been unearthed from a peat bog in Ireland, which is said to still be edible. The large lump of butter was discovered by farmer Jack Conway while cutting turf for fuel in Emlagh Bog, County Meath on June 1. The strange rugby-ball shaped object was buried about 16 feet down in the bog. Conway quickly realized that he had found what is known as ‘bog butter’ and contacted...
  • Turf Cutters Unearth Prehistoric Lump Of Bog Butter [Ireland]

    06/12/2016 5:52:50 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 47 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | June 9, 2016 | unattributed
    A prehistoric 10 kilo lump of bog butter thought to have been a gift to the gods has been found by turf cutters. The creamy white dairy product, which smells like a strong cheese and is believed to be about 2,000 years old, was unearthed by Jack Conway, from Maghera, Co Cavan, while he worked on Emlagh bog in Co Meath last week. The find, while not unusual, has been given to the National Museum where it will be preserved. Andy Halpin, assistant keeper in the museum's Irish Antiquities Division, said the discovery was significant because it was found in...
  • Pass the butter: The experts were all wrong

    04/19/2016 6:39:12 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 90 replies
    Globe and Mail ^ | April 19, 2016 | Margaret Wente
    When I was a kid, the milkman came right to our back door. He brought us bright glass bottles of rich whole milk and thick sweet cream. We drank a lot of milk. Nobody had heard of skim. On weekends my dad cooked up breakfasts of eggs fried in butter, piles of bacon, delicious German sausages. For dinner, we had big chunks of fatty meat every night. That was in the 1950s. Nobody was fat, except for one lone girl at school who everybody picked on. Most kids ate like horses and were skinny as rakes. Then the experts came...
  • McDonald's added butter to one of its most popular menu items — and sales are soaring

    10/22/2015 6:03:02 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 161 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 10/22/2015 | Hayley Peterson
    McDonald's made a minor change to its Egg McMuffins, and sales of the sandwiches have exploded as a result. The company recently changed its recipe for the sandwiches to replace margarine with butter. Adding butter had an immediate impact, driving up sales of Egg McMuffins by double digits, executives said on an earnings call Thursday. In addition to the McMuffins, executives said another butter-based recipe also helped drive McDonald's sales in the most recent quarter: the buttermilk crispy sandwich. "It outperformed the high end of our expectations," McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook said of the sandwich. The company on Thursday reported...
  • 23-Pound, 95-Year-Old Lobster Becomes Local NY Celebrity

    07/22/2015 8:24:25 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 20 replies
    ABC news ^ | 7/17/15 | STEFANIE TUDER
    Home> Lifestyle 23-Pound, 95-Year-Old Lobster Becomes Local NY Celebrity Jul 17, 2015, 3:24 PM ET By STEFANIE TUDER STEFANIE TUDER More from STEFANIE » via Good Morning America Share 232 Share on email 18 Comments PHOTO: This 23-pound lobster is estimated to be 95 years old. This 23-pound lobster is estimated to be 95 years old. Jordan Lobster Farms Lobsterman Stephen Jordan got quite the surprise in his morning shellfish shipment this past Tuesday morning. A 23-pound surprise, to be exact. “One of our fishermen sent it down and said, ‘Oh, you gotta look, I have a surprise in one...
  • So butter is good for you. Just like global warming, then.

    02/11/2015 8:56:22 AM PST · by rktman · 82 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/11/2015 | James Delingpole
    Keys’s research was seized on eagerly by the bansturbators of the Nanny State and their allies in the medical and food industries. From 1957 the American Heart Association began targeting animal fats as public enemy number one. In 1977, fat-avoidance became US government policy with the launch of the McGovern dietary guidelines. Britain later followed suit.
  • Why it Really Is Harder for Women to Lose Weight

    08/17/2014 1:25:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 55 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/12 | Jennifer Van Allen
    You’re not imagining it: There really are differences between the way men and women diet, lose weight and respond to exercise. Some of the differences stem from biology; other differences are behavioral. But though many of these seem to give men a head start, they shouldn’t be taken to imply that guys have it easy. No matter who you are or where you’re starting, the road to your ideal weight is difficult at best, and confusing for most. But the information that researchers are unearthing about the differences in the way that men and women lose weight inspires hope that...
  • Huge Butter Spill Creates Jam on Indianapolis Highway

    08/02/2014 6:53:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    ABC News ^ | Aug 1, 2014 | Yazhou Sun
    Butter and jam usually conjures up images of warm toast, but on an Indianapolis highway today it meant a huge slippery mess that closed part of busy highway during the morning rush hour. A dairy truck crashed overnight on Interstate 465 and spilled over 45,000 pounds of butter, margarine and whipped cream. "Our preliminary conclusion is that the truck driver fell asleep while driving, hit a barrier, and crashed at around 3:30 a.m.," Capt. David Dursten, spokesman for the Indiana State Police told ABC News. The semi split in half, spilling tubes
  • Linux Mint 17 "Qiana" KDE is out!

    06/23/2014 4:35:56 PM PDT · by Bikkuri · 102 replies ^ | Mon Jun 23, 2014 6:08 am | Clem
    Mint KDE 17 is finally released!
  • TIME: Eat Butter. Scientists Labeled Fat the Enemy. Why They Were Wrong.

    06/20/2014 11:12:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    DIET DOCTOR ^ | 06/20/2014
    Isn’t it pretty, the cover of the latest issue of TIME? TIME: The truth about fatTIME: Ending the war on fat The paradigm shift continues and the outdated fear of fat is on its way out faster and faster.You’d wish that some old-school fat phobics subscribed to the magazine. Unfortunately, I think this is hoping for too much, so I just emailed the cover to some of them.Some people will still spread low-fat margarine on their bread as long as they live, as an old habit. But most people will soon realize that not only does it taste bad, but...
  • What’s the Deal with… Butter in Coffee

    06/07/2014 2:35:28 AM PDT · by kingattax · 50 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Jun 4, 2014 | Julia Bainbridge
    People have taken to putting butter in their coffee. The practice is polarizing—it sounds awesome to some, disgusting to others—but really, it’s not about how the mixture tastes. “Clarified butter is a great source of energy, satiates you: I get the draw,” coffee writer Oliver Strand told us on Twitter. “But it’s more about diet than flavor.” Let’s discuss. Where It Comes From: Putting butter in morning tea has long been a “thing” in Tibet. “The heart and soul of Tibet” is butter tea, chef Vikas Khanna told us. (Khanna’s cookbook, Return to the Rivers: Recipes and Memories of the...
  • Saturated Fat and Skepticism

    05/07/2014 2:40:30 PM PDT · by neverdem · 23 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 2014 | Mona Charen
    The scientific community is not immune to politics, bias, and self-interest.The headline looks like a hoax — saturated fat does not cause heart disease — but it’s real. This news is more than just another example of changing health guidelines. It’s a cautionary tale about trusting the scientific consensus. For more than 50 years, the best scientific minds in America assured us that saturated fat was the enemy. Animal fat, we were instructed, was the chief culprit in causing obesity, Type II diabetes, and heart disease. Throughout my adult life, I have conscientiously followed the guidelines dispensed by the health...
  • Say 'No' to Bad Science

    05/06/2014 4:32:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies ^ | May 6, 2014 | Mona Charen
    The headline looks like a hoax-- saturated fat does not cause heart disease -- but it's real. This news is more than just another example of changing health guidelines; it's a cautionary tale about trusting the scientific consensus. For more than 50 years, the best scientific minds in America assured us that saturated fat was the enemy. Animal fat, we were instructed, was the chief culprit in causing obesity, Type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Throughout my adult life, I have conscientiously followed the guidelines dispensed by the health arbiters of our age. Trusting utterly in the scientific research of...
  • Scramble Eggs Like This, Change The Way You View the Morning

    04/16/2014 5:54:51 PM PDT · by kingattax · 65 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4-9-14 | ADAM RAPOPORT
    Eggs and butter. That’s all you need for truly amazing scrambled eggs. Unfortunately, eggs and butter are also the key ingredients in really bad scrambled eggs, the rubbery, flavorless kind you find too often in diners and restaurants. The fact is, your eggs will always live and die by how they’re handled on the stovetop. Cook them too long and you extract the moisture and, with it, the flavor. But if you cook them gently and slowly, over low heat, you’ll have the best eggs you’ve ever tasted. Crack them directly into the pan and, instead of scrambling them, slowly...
  • Spread It: 13 New York Restaurants That Take Butter Very Seriously

    04/16/2014 4:19:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    The best breaking food news in the last few weeks is that butter is back, and better for you than ever (or something — we're not totally convinced it's health food, only that it's delicious). It's great timing: There are plenty of New York restaurants making saturated fat worth your while, offering next-level butter made with bonito flakes, roe, lavender, seaweed, and, of course, uni. To celebrate butter's big comeback, Grub rounded up 13 rich, excellent butters around town. Betony The Dish: Poached Lobster With Roe Butter Bryce Shuman likes Kriemhild Dairy Farms' meadow butter: It's produced upstate and churned...
  • Saturated fat does not cause heart disease: Study

    03/19/2014 9:51:50 PM PDT · by Innovative · 31 replies
    Times of India ^ | Mar 20, 2014 | Kounteya Sinha
    Researchers from the University of Cambridge and the British Heart Foundation have found there is actually no evidence that confirms changing the type of fat you eat from "bad" saturated to "healthier" polyunsaturated cuts heart risk. The researchers analysed data from 72 unique studies with over 600,000 participants from 18 nations and found total saturated fatty acid, whether measured in the diet or in the bloodstream as a biomarker, was not associated with coronary disease risk in the observational studies.
  • Anyone ever use "powdered butter"?

    02/28/2014 11:39:15 AM PST · by djf · 73 replies
    Local grocery store has large (#10 I think) cans of "powdered butter". How in the heck do they "powder" the fats? I assume you add water to it to use it, but maybe you add corn oil or peanut oil. Help! I'm confused!
  • Butter is bad – a myth we've been fed by the 'healthy eating' industry

    10/23/2013 7:58:58 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 69 replies
    the guardian via pioneer press ^ | 10-23-13 | Joanna Blythman
    Government and health charities have been doling out duff healthy eating advice for decades, but when are they going to admit it? That's the question raised by the remarks of cardiologist Aseem Malhotra, who writing in the BMJ has challenged the orthodoxy that the consumption of foods containing saturated fat, such as butter and red meat, causes heart disease. Malhotra is brave and principled to speak out, yet he is far from a lone voice. In 2010, a major review of scientific studies on fat, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, concluded that contrary to what we have...
  • Guns, and Less Butter

    09/08/2013 9:14:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 8/7/2013 | Clayton E. Cramer
    One of the most amazing aspects of the gun-control fight in America is how short-sighted the focus on guns and violent death is. I don’t refer only to gun-control advocates when I say this. Of course, I support the right to keep and bear arms, and I encourage every law-abiding American to consider owning a gun for self-defense. Unless you are in one of the high-risk groups — convicted felons, people with serious depression or other mental illness, or people with substance-abuse problems — or live with someone in those high-risk groups, having a gun available to you has very...
  • Animal welfare group vandalizes Iowa butter cow

    08/13/2013 12:45:19 AM PDT · by kingattax · 27 replies
    Yahoo News/AP ^ | 8-12-13 | SCOTT MCFETRIDGE
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An animal welfare group intent on sending a message in support of veganism hid until closing time then poured red paint over the Iowa State Fair's butter cow. But the damage was quickly scraped away and visitors never knew the iconic sculpture had been damaged. Iowans for Animal Liberation claimed responsibility for the attack in a news release emailed Sunday night, saying members hid in the cavernous Agriculture Building on Saturday night and emerged after the fair closed for the day. They then broke into a refrigerated room where the sculpted cow and other butter...
  • 'We're sticking with Paula': Deen fans protest with butter wrappers

    07/20/2013 9:36:02 AM PDT · by don-o · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | July 18, 2013 | Julia Carpenter
    (CNN) -- Some die-hard fans are getting all wrapped up in a campaign to defend Paula Deen. They're sending cleaned and origami-folded butter wrappers to Food Network and other companies that dropped the popular chef and cookbook author in the wake of allegations of racism and sexual harassment. Deen later admitted to "of course" using the n-word. The wrappers are intended as signs of protest -- physical declarations of "we're sticking with Paula." John Schmitt, a hotel night auditor in Indianapolis and the man behind the campaign, says he couldn't abide by the "betrayal" of Food Network, QVC and others....
  • Butter vs. Margarine: New Research Reveals Which is Healthier

    02/16/2013 2:37:32 PM PST · by Signalman · 208 replies
    newsmax ^ | 2/15/2013 | Sylvia Booth Hubbard
    Margarine isn't better for your heart than butter — it's worse, according to a new analysis of a 40-year-old study. For 50 years, health experts and organizations, including the American Heart Association, have urged people to replace butter and other saturated fats in their diets with vegetable oils to reduce the risk of heart disease. Millions of Americans responded by replacing butter with margarine made from omega-6 polyunsaturated vegetable oils found in corn and safflower oil. Decades later, however, heart disease is still the leading cause of death in both American men and women, and a recent analysis of data...
  • Crunch Time - HELP NEEDED

    12/27/2012 12:52:06 PM PST · by butterdezillion · 58 replies ^ | 12-27-2012 | butterdezillion
    My DEAR READERS: It’s crunch time. My apologies to those who have tried to contact me; my computer died and I had no email access for several weeks. I’ve also been incredibly busy, part of which I will now describe: After contacting my state AG, county attorney, and others, I realized I needed to file a criminal report in the city in which the crime was committed: Bob Bauer’s crimes of 1) of suborning perjury by advising Germond and Villaigarosa to sign an Official Certification of Nomination that Bauer KNEW had legally been disclosed as fraudulent, and 2) fraud when...
  • Artificial Butter Flavoring Ingredient Linked to Key Alzheimer's Disease Process

    08/01/2012 10:19:21 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 38 replies ^ | Aug. 1, 2012 | staff reporter
    ScienceDaily (Aug. 1, 2012) — A new study raises concern about chronic exposure of workers in industry to a food flavoring ingredient used to produce the distinctive buttery flavor and aroma of microwave popcorn, margarines, snack foods, candy, baked goods, pet foods and other products. It found evidence that the ingredient, diacetyl (DA), intensifies the damaging effects of an abnormal brain protein linked to Alzheimer's disease. The study appears in ACS' journal Chemical Research in Toxicology.
  • What happened to the blogger Butterdezillion?

    07/10/2012 8:24:22 PM PDT · by Hesperado · 40 replies
    Butterdezillion's blog ^ | July 9, 2012 | Hesperado
    I am becoming concerned about Butterdezillion. Her blog has been inactive for nearly three weeks, which seems unlike her.
  • Sen. Levin predicts GOP will cave on taxes to prevent defense cuts

    01/26/2012 9:52:07 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 26, 2012 | Jeremy Herb
    Senate Armed Services Chairman Carl Levin (D-Mich.) said that the threat of $500 billion in automatic cuts to defense spending will force Republicans to drop their opposition to including tax hikes to finance deficit reduction. Levin said Thursday that a deficit deal to undo the defense cuts, which are set to take effect in January 2013, must include higher taxes, and the cuts will force “Republicans who have taken an ideologically rigid step against any new revenues to relent.”
  • Did Paula Deen's egg bacon donut burger cause her diabetes? Go easy on the goodies, y'all

    01/18/2012 9:09:57 PM PST · by doug from upland · 90 replies
    mlive ^ | 1-2012
    Could it be the bacon, egg and glazed donut burgers, y’all? When butter-loving country cook Paula Deen announced this week that she has type 2 diabetes, foodies everywhere started buzzing. What can you expect when you concoct a Lady’s Brunch Burger out of bacon, eggs and a beef patty with glazed donuts for buns? Could all that piggy pudding and Uncle Bubba’s seafood pot pie be to blame? Sort of, local nutrition experts say. But not entirely. Diabetes educators say no certain type of food leads to diabetes, but the calorie-laden goodies Deen whips up can lead to weight gain...
  • Norway butter shortage threatens Christmas treats

    12/14/2011 12:47:57 PM PST · by bgill · 18 replies
    AFP ^ | Dec. 13, 2011 | Mychele Daniau
    An acute butter shortage in Norway, one of the world's richest countries, has left people worrying how to bake their Christmas goodies with store shelves emptied and prices through the roof. The shortfall, expected to last into January, amounts to between 500 and 1,000 tonnes, said Tine, Norway's main dairy company, while online sellers have offered 500-gramme packs for up to 350 euros ($465)... Last Friday, customs officers stopped a Russian at the Norwegian-Swedish border and seized 90 kilos (198 pounds) of butter stashed in his car.
  • Butter shortage puts the knife into Norwegian Christmas plans

    12/14/2011 8:10:29 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 32 replies · 1+ views ^ | 14 Dec 2011 | Audrey Anderson
    Scandinavia's butter crisis is spreading. First Sweden ran into supply problems, in part blamed on a television chef urging everyone to use butter. Now Norwegians are facing a similar squeeze, as butter stocks have mysteriously melted away, sending prices soaring and shoppers frantically buying up slabs of the stuff wherever they see it. Imports and distribution have become sporadic at best, and as soon as word gets out about a delivery, butter disappears from the shelves within minutes. With the sense of national crisis deepening, the national daily Aftenposten ran a two-page spread with instructions on how to make your...
  • Sweden safe while butter shortage hits Norway

    12/11/2011 5:23:55 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 34 replies
    The Local (Sweden) ^ | 11 Dec 11 16:29 CET
    While Norway is reeling from a severe butter shortage, causing some to try to smuggle the stuff in across the border and others make a killing on the black market, Swedes can relax in the knowledge that their Christmas baking is safe. Many Norwegians who live close to Sweden do their grocery shopping across the border where prices are lower, but to import butter has proven more difficult. "They (Norway) have, as we see it, very restrictive trading politics, borderline protectionist," Jonas Carlberg at the Swedish Dairy Association (Svensk Mjölk) told daily Dagens Nyheter, adding that the high custom duty...
  • Margarine or butter?

    11/30/2011 10:36:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 105 replies · 4+ views
    My grandmother used to prefer margarine to butter. Whether that was because she thought it was healthier or because she preferred the flavor, we’ll never know. Clearly, though, she hadn’t been paying attention to the federal government. After all, it had been working hard, even decades before she emigrated to the United States, to “protect” her. As early as 1886, Washington took a hand in what Americans could, and supposedly should, eat. That year lawmakers passed the “Oleomaragerine Act” as a sop to the butter industry. Oleo was subject to a two-cent per pound tax, and anyone who aimed to...
  • Dairy delights: Eating butter and cheese 'doesn't increase risk of heart attacks'

    05/23/2011 11:41:11 AM PDT · by Immerito · 61 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 20, 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    It's great news for cheese and butter fans - scientists have found that eating dairy food doesn't increase your risk of a heart attack. Nutritionists surveyed thousands of middle-aged people and found that even those who ate more than half a kilo of cheese did not seem to suffer from increased risk. Contrary to earlier beliefs that saturated fat might lead to a heart attack, researchers found that nutrients in dairy products actually counteract the harmful effects.
  • 'Bog butter' from 3,000 BC found in ancient underground store

    05/11/2011 1:54:17 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 33 replies ^ | Friday, April 29, 2011 | Cathy Hayes
    Peat cutter said the ancient food still smells of dairy Over 100 pounds of "bog butter" have been discovered in Tullamore, County Offaly. This ancient food substance, thought to been buried as a form of refrigeration, is thought to be 5,000 years old, dating from the Iron Age. Brian Clancy and his uncle Joe were cutting turf in Ballard Bog when they made the discovery. Joe explained "We were cutting turf and I found what looked like a huge piece of timber...We took it out with a spade and it turned out to be bog butter." Speaking to the Irish...
  • Sicily couple murdered man with butter

    02/06/2011 7:10:37 AM PST · by decimon · 56 replies · 1+ views
    AFP ^ | February 5, 2011 | Unknown
    ROME (AFP) – A Sicilian couple thought they had the perfect weapon to get rid of her ex-husband -- a slab of butter which would melt after they asphyxiated him, the Corriere della Sera newspaper reported Saturday. But a post-mortem found remains of the butter in the airways of Calogero Lo Cocco and the pair were unmasked, the paper said.
  • Last Tango in Paris Star Maria Schneider Dies

    02/03/2011 10:01:09 AM PST · by Borges · 52 replies · 2+ views
    People ^ | 02/03/11 | Peter Mikelbank
    French actress Maria Schneider, who starred as Marlon Brando's lover in director Bernardo Bertolucci's sensational 1972 Last Tango In Paris, has died in that city, PEOPLE has confirmed. She was 58 and had suffered with cancer. The daughter of French actor Daniel Gelin and a Parisien bookshop owner, Schneider was l9 when she was cast in only her second screen role opposite Brando, who was then 48. Three years later, she appeared opposite Jack Nicholson in the existential drama The Passenger.
  • Fried butter makes Canadian fair debut

    08/19/2010 11:35:40 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 35 replies
    upi. ^ | Aug. 19, 2010
    TORONTO,- The owner of a concession stand at the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto said deep-fried butter will be making its debut at this year's event. Vicky Skinkle, who runs the Sweet Treats concession stand at the exhibition, said deep-fried butter will go on sale for the first time in the history of the event Friday, The (Toronto) Star reported Thursday. Skinkle said the bite-sized balls, which are topped with raspberry, chocolate, caramel or vanilla, cost $5 for four. "Honestly, I like them -- but that's me, right?" Skinkle said. "I had my whole neighborhood in Brantford come and try...
  • Argument over butter gets ugly, police say

    06/22/2010 10:34:44 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 28 replies
    The Wenatchee World ^ | Saturday, June 19, 2010 | Michele Mihalovich
    WATERVILLE — A culinary argument between a brother and sister about whether to use butter or margarine turned violent, resulting in an attack with a knife-edged barbecue spatula, police say. A 21-year-old man called East Wenatchee police on June 6 to say his 17-year-old sister had just attacked him and tried to cut his neck with the serrated edge of the spatula, wrote Officer Carrie Knouf in a police report filed in Douglas County Superior Court. The sister told Knouf she was making macaroni and cheese when her brother asked if she was using butter. “They began to argue over...
  • Ban Butter To Save Thousands Of Lives, Says Heart Surgeon

    01/18/2010 7:42:32 AM PST · by Steelfish · 166 replies · 2,899+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | January 18th 2010
    Ban Butter To Save Thousands Of Lives, Says Heart Surgeon By SEAN POULTER 18th January 2010 Shyam Kolvekar is a leading heart surgeon [Pic in URL] Butter should be banned to protect the nation's health, according to a leading heart surgeon. Shyam Kolvekar says only radical action can save growing numbers of young adults from heart attacks and clogged arteries. Warning of the dangers of other foods high in saturated fat, he advises people to eat less red meat, take low-fat milk and switch to olive and sunflower oil. Saturated fat is blamed for a third of the 200,000 premature...
  • Century-old butter found in Scott's Antarctic hut

    12/16/2009 5:43:33 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies · 1,383+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 12/16/09 | AFP
    WELLINGTON (AFP) – Two blocks of butter have been found intact after nearly a century in an Antarctic hut used by British explorer Robert Falcon Scott on his doomed 1910-12 expedition, a report said. Television New Zealand reported that conservators found the two blocks of New Zealand butter in bags in stables attached to the expedition Hut at Cape Evans in Antarctica. The extreme cold of the polar region has preserved the hut and expedition equipment inside, but recent signs of deterioration had prompted the Antarctic Heritage Trust to launch a preservation project. The trust's Lizzie Meek said the butter...
  • Its not the bread

    12/04/2009 2:14:15 PM PST · by SoSab · 168 replies · 2,728+ views
    So many people have the ideas of the breed of dogs called "pittbulls". This bread had a very bad rap and who gives it to them is the people who poorly raise them and poeple who judge. I have been an american terrier owner all my life and they are the best dogs. They scored higher then little yap dogs and german sheapards are temparment test 82%. People need to stop being ignorate and just let them be. They get used for fighting and are torchered beyond belief. Look on Bad Rap web site and read the stories of this...
  • Try deep fried butter at Texas fair

    09/04/2009 2:48:42 PM PDT · by Shermy · 59 replies · 2,724+ views
    Go San Angelo ^ | September 2, 2009
    DALLAS — It’s practically fattening just thinking about it. Deep fried butter is among eight creative food items by vendors at this year’s State Fair of Texas in Dallas. Fair officials say a Labor Day cookoff will determine the winner of the Big Tex Choice Awards. The State Fair of Texas runs Sept. 25 through Oct. 18. The eight creative food items by vendors at this year’s State Fair of Texas in Dallas: * Deep fried butter * Green goblins * Twisted yam on a stick * Deep fried peaches and cream * Fried pecan pie * Country fried pork...
  • China 'covers suicide bridge in butter' (it worked)

    09/04/2009 8:29:57 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 39 replies · 1,340+ views
    China Daily ^ | 09/01/09
    China 'covers suicide bridge in butter' Government officials in south-east China have ordered workers to cover a 1,000 ft long steel bridge in butter to prevent citizens from using it to attempt suicide. All the climbable surfaces on the structure in Guangzhou have been covered in greasy fat to put an end to the spate of people threatening to jump from it, The Sun reports. Government spokesman Shiu Liang said: "We tried employing guards at both ends but that didn't work - and we put up special fences and notices asking people not to commit suicide here. "None of it...
  • Abraham Lincoln Immortalized in Butter (Four Score and Seven Pats Ago...)

    08/14/2009 5:21:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies · 370+ views
    UPI ^ | Aug. 14, 2009
    A butter sculpture of former U.S. President Abraham Lincoln is part of this year's 2009 Illinois State Fair Butter Cow display, a sculptor says. Sculptor Sharon BuMann said in addition to adding the beloved 16th U.S. president to the fair's annual sculptures made of butter, her work of edible art includes a butterfly, kitten and a hidden mouse, The Springfield (Ill.) State Journal-Register said Friday. "I suspect he's supposed to be milking the cow and splitting the wood, but has decided to read instead," BuMann said of Lincoln's appearance in the butter sculpture. "The inspiration came from the early years....
  • Sculpture of Michael Jackson at Iowa State Fair-FREEP this poll.

    07/09/2009 7:16:42 AM PDT · by safetysign · 33 replies · 2,215+ views
    Iowa State Fair ^ | 07/09/2009 | staff
    We appreciate the input of hundreds of people who have voiced their opinions, both positive and negative, on the issue of including Michael Jackson in the 2009 butter sculpture. The ongoing discussion has created a lot of, well, ‘churn.’ Since everyone has an opinion about the sculpture, we’ve decided to put it to a vote and let Fairgoers decide. The concept of the sculpture will be a celebration of the 40th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s moonwalk on July 20, 1969. In honor of Armstrong’s “giant leap for mankind,” this year’s sculpture will include an astronaut, an American flag and a...
  • Ohio Army National Guard's Obama Tribute

    12/09/2008 9:35:21 PM PST · by CE2949BB · 14 replies · 1,522+ views
    C2CAM ^ | 12/9/2008 | Sgt. E
    Thanksgiving Day, 2008-- I recently returned from a combat tour in Iraq, and I got a note from a soldier still there with an infantry outfit from the Ohio Army National Guard. In the best traditions of the Ohio State & County Fairs, they made decorations out of butter, to include a 4 foot butter cow, a 3 foot butter White House, and this 120-lb, 3-foot tall butter Obama. The talent, ingenuity and spirit of our troops is great! --Sgt. E
  • Japan whalers in 'butter attack'

    03/03/2008 2:59:58 AM PST · by BGHater · 13 replies · 193+ views
    BBC ^ | 03 Mar 2008 | BBC
    Whalers and activists have clashed several times Enlarge Image Japan's whaling fleet in the waters off Antarctica has been attacked again by protesters, Tokyo officials have said.Activists from the Sea Shepherd group threw containers filled with a mild form of acid made from rotten butter at a Japanese ship. The group described it as "non-violent chemical warfare", but Tokyo condemned the actions as illegal and said several people were slightly injured. Activists and whalers have clashed several times since last November. The acid thrown at the whaling ship stings if it gets in people's eyes. Officials said two crew...
  • Chuck Norris facts

    01/22/2006 7:46:54 PM PST · by M203M4 · 12 replies · 1,376+ views
    YTMND ^ | January 21 2006 | hockeyham
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    Guest Chef Spotsybelle
    For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces. Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today! Welcome Troops, Veterans, Military Families, Allies and FRiends! Today is Wednesday, July 13 2005. The chef checked three times. I'm also happy to report that the White House officially pardoned the chef for getting the date wrong last week and missing President Bush's birthday. However, the chef's name is now off of the short list for Supreme Court nominations. Could be worse -- like spending a day with the White...
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