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  • Swedish Cops Elect Not to Shoot 'Angry Elks'

    07/22/2014 5:44:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    After reports that wandering elks were scaring the public, police on the island of Frösön have decided not to open fire on the animals, but have urged locals to exercise caution instead. Swede killed after crashing into an elk (12 Jul 14) Curious elk breaks into house in Sweden (07 Jul 14) Kids flee as elk breaks into woodwork class (02 Jun 14) The authorities on the island in northern Sweden were flooded with calls from concerned members of the public saying that elks were roaming the streets of a residential area and terrifying people. Witnesses reported that two elks...
  • Police kill charging cow who sent officer airborne

    07/09/2014 9:29:54 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 56 replies
    AP ^ | 07/08/2014
    MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) -- Police in Mount Vernon, Washington, killed an agitated Angus cow that rampaged through town, tossing a police officer into the air and tap-dancing on a patrol car. The Skagit Valley Herald reports (http://is.gd/dm29HB) that police spokeswoman Shannon Haigh says the cow apparently escaped from a farm outside the city limits. It was first reported in a Wal-Mart parking lot last Friday.
  • Curious Elk Breaks Into House in Sweden

    07/07/2014 6:19:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    The Local ^ | 07 Jul 2014
    A walkabout elk wandered into a family house in southern Sweden, but after making itself at home the animal had to be put down due to grisly injuries sustained during the break-in. The elk was spotted walking around in a residential area of Helsingborg on Monday morning. It then proceeded to jump through a window and smash its way into a house, setting of an alarm in the process. Luckily nobody was home, as the family was away on holiday. Police were quickly on the scene and encountered the elk exploring the living room. A hunter was then dispatched as...
  • 19 of 20 Pizzas Contain FAKE CHEESE Shocking Undercover Inspection Finds

    06/30/2014 3:14:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 53 replies
    Mirror ^ | 6/30 | Jonathon Symcox
    The food sampling operation across 20 fast food outlets in Lancashire also found ham on 10 out of 15 pizzas contained turkey DNAA trading standards department has revealed EVERY takeaway they investigated in a recent inspection has been selling customers pizzas containing “fake cheese”. Officers visited 20 outlets in Lancashire for the food sampling operation and performed tests on ingredients used in hundreds of pizzas sold to customers. Each premises failed on descriptions of the ham, cheese, or both. The report revealed 19 out of 20 samples were found to contain “analogue cheese” - an artificial cheesy substance that is...
  • Notorious 'Swiss Cheese Pervert' pleads guilty to flashing women

    06/26/2014 6:30:46 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 39 replies
    MailOnLine ^ | 06/24/2014 | staff
    A man dubbed the 'Swiss Cheese Pervert' has pleaded guilty in a Philadelphia court after being charged for flashing women while holding slices of Swiss cheese. Christopher Pagano, 42, was charged with stalking, indecent exposure, harassment and lewdness for his crimes against four women in January. Several of the victims were able to record video or take a photograph of Pagano as he harrassed them from his car while brandishing cheese.
  • Former Employee of 'Big Cheese' Wrote FDA Letter that Put NY Cheese Maker Out of Work

    06/14/2014 10:37:36 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 22 replies
    CNS News ^ | 06/13/2014 | Barbara Boland
    CNSNews.com has confirmed that Monica Metz, the FDA employee who wrote the letter that said "the use of wooden shelves... for cheese ripening does not conform to cGMP requirements," previously worked for Leprino Foods, the largest mozzarella producer in the world. In other words, Metz, a former employee of "big cheese," used her position at the FDA to write a letter that would have obliterated the artisanal cheese making industry (or "small cheese.") The FDA put at least one New York cheese maker out of business for "a 'repeat violation' involving aging cheese on wood," but the Agency now says...
  • 7 Reasons You Should Be Troubled by the FDA’s Cheese-Aging Regulations

    06/11/2014 6:12:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
    It's been a weird few days for people who love good cheese, particularly wheels of American farmstead cheese aged on wooden boards: Last week, it seemed as if the FDA had moved to ban aging cheese on wood, a practice almost as old as coagulated dairy itself and the production aspect that turns Comté into, well, Comté. New York's Department of Agriculture got curious as to why the agency had all of a sudden cited several producers for doing something New York and practically every other state permit, so the FDA replied it was simply enforcing long-standing policy, not doing...
  • FDA Bans Wood from Cheese-Making; Industry Decries 'Devastating Development'

    06/11/2014 6:07:56 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 96 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | June 10, 2014 | Barbara Boland
    The Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Friday that it will not allow cheese makers use wooden boards to age their cheese - a ruling that would effectively wipe out artisanal cheeses.The FDA's ruling came to light after several cheese makers in New York were cited - despite state laws that allow the use of wood boards."Reports showed that the porous structure of wood made it susceptible to the colonization of bacteria on the surface and inside the wood," Monica Metz, the branch chief for the FDA's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition's Dairy and Egg Branch, wrote...
  • New federal ruling may outlaw Parmesan and more

    06/10/2014 2:47:14 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 10, 2014 | by Jonathan Kauffman
    Gabe Luddy, fourth-generation cheesemaker at Vella Cheese Co. in Sonoma, makes his Dry Jack the same way his grandfather and great-grandfather did - he rolls and presses curds into large wheels of cheese, then brines and coats the wheels before sliding them onto wooden racks. There they age, from seven months to several years. A U.S. Food & Drug Administration statement which became public last week puts this 83-year-old practice in doubt. In what the agency is calling a clarification, the FDA has declared that the wooden surfaces that cheesemakers around the world age cheeses on "cannot be adequately cleaned...
  • Cheeseboarding

    06/09/2014 8:47:13 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 58 replies
    Simple Justice ^ | 06/09/2014 | Scott H. Greenfield
    Old guy in the cell: What are you in for? New guy in the cell: I aged cheese on wooden boards. Old guy: Oh. (Moves away slowly.) From Walter Olson at Overlawyered, the FDA has interpreted the Food Safety Modernization Act to preclude the aging of cheese on wood boards. Much as you may not think this touches your life, it does if you happen to enjoy any better cheese than velveeta. From CheeseUnderground: A sense of disbelief and distress is quickly rippling through the U.S. artisan cheese community, as the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week announced...
  • Kids flee as elk breaks into woodwork class

    06/03/2014 1:15:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    The Local ^ | 02 Jun 2014
    Swedish school children fled their woodwork class on Monday when an elk broke in through a window and reacted violently when it found it couldn't get out. Monday afternoon was no ordinary school day for students at Sörgårdsskolan, in Mölndal, western Sweden. Shortly after lunch, an elk calf entered though one of the classroom windows. The junior high school pupils beat a hasty retreat. "The elk felt cloistered in there in the confined space," regional police spokesman Thomas Fuxborg told The Local. "So when the children had locked themselves into the adjoining paint supply room, they could hear the elk...
  • 9/11 Museum Yanks Commemorative Cheese Platter After Outrage

    05/29/2014 11:36:39 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 31 replies
    ABC NEWS ^ | May 29, 2014 12:09pm | By Colleen Curry
    The National September 11 Memorial Museum has pulled its controversial commemorative cheese platter from its shelves after an outcry at the museum’s opening. The USA-shaped platter featured hearts over New York, Washington, and Pennsylvania, where the planes crashed on 9/11. The item was first reported by Gothamist a week ago and was met with resounding criticism.
  • Exhausted moose gets help from deputy in northern Minnesota

    05/23/2014 4:48:48 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 11 replies
    Pioneer Press/Forum News Service ^ | 5-22-14 | John Myers
    Sgt. Bernie Mettler has responded to a lot of calls in his 21 years as a St. Louis County sheriff's deputy, but until this week, never a moose rescue. Mettler was called to the north side of Aurora on Monday morning after reports from residents that a moose was on the loose and apparently unable to find its way back into the woods. "It looked like it came into the north side of town from the east ... and then got trapped,'' Mettler said. "There's a tall fence there that keeps people out of the old mine dumps and mine...
  • 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...
  • Moose puts schools in lockdown

    04/24/2014 4:05:44 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 35 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | April 24, 2014 | Nathan Taylor
    ORILLIA, Ont. -- Local students were ordered to stay in their classrooms Thursday while emergency crews dealt with a 600-pound threat -- a female moose, estimated to be about two years old, which had made her way onto a property near Monsignor Lee Catholic School and Patrick Fogarty Catholic Secondary Schools. "How Canadian is that?" Tyler Evans said upon learning a moose was behind the safety precaution. "In the States they're getting locked down because of bomb threats, and we're getting locked down because of a moose," the Patrick Fogarty student said. The schools were put in hold-and-secure mode, meaning...
  • Basket Cheese Is an 85-Year-Old Tradition for Local Company

    04/18/2014 2:11:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazetter ^ | April 17, 201 | Gretchen McKay
    Easter often is associated with the candy aisle, and its tempting display of rainbow-hued jelly beans, foil-wrapped chocolate eggs and bright-yellow marshmallow Peeps. For an 85-year-old cheese company in Verona, the 40-day Lenten season is punctuated not by sweets but by an unusual cheese product that for two days each week leading up to Easter puts its small staff into curd-making overdrive. And no, it's not the ricotta on which the family has built its name over three generations. It's called basket cheese, and it's been an Easter tradition at Lamagna Cheese Co. for as long as anyone can remember...
  • Moose research flawed,expert tells court

    04/08/2014 5:58:18 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 19 replies
    The Telegram ^ | April 08, 2014 | Mark Rendell The Telegram
    Serious flaws have marred the province’s strategy to reduce moose-vehicle collisions, says wildlife expert Tony Clevenger. According to Clevenger, Newfoundland’s moose control policy between 2003 and 2011 was based on flawed science. And the collision mitigation methods in place at that time — public awareness campaigns, signs and brush cutting — were ineffective and poorly managed. Clevenger, a Montana State University research scientist based in Alberta, testified Tuesday in the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador as part of the ongoing class-action lawsuit involving moose-vehicle collisions. “I can see no explanation why the Newfoundland Department of Transportation and Works has...
  • Stop Eating Meat and Cheese

    04/02/2014 11:59:15 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 109 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 04-01-2014 | Fredrik Hedenus
    <p>To avoid dangerous climate change and limit global warming to below 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit above the level of preindustrial times – a target endorsed by the international community and the United States – global greenhouse gas emissions need to be reduced by 80 to 90 percent by the second half of this century. But even eliminating all carbon dioxide emissions from the energy and transportation sectors may not be enough to reach that target because greenhouse gases from food and agriculture, mainly nitrous oxide from agricultural soils and methane from livestock, will be too large.</p>
  • Governor Scott Walker's Substantial Tax Cut in Wisconsin

    03/19/2014 1:21:58 PM PDT · by DLfromthedesert · 22 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Website ^ | 3/19/2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: The New York Times. What is this, a tiny little paragraph? One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, 10 lines. National Briefing, Midwest. It's page A14 of the New York Times today. Here's the headline: "Wisconsin: Assembly Passes Governor’s Tax-Cut Plan -- The Wisconsin Assembly has passed Gov. Scott Walker’s $504 million tax-cut plan. The chamber approved the bill on Tuesday by a vote of 61 to 35." It wasn't even close
  • Europe starts food fight with U.S. over cheese names

    03/14/2014 5:35:22 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 27 replies
    LA Times ^ | 3-12-14 | AP story
    Errico Auricchio produced cheese with his family in Italy until he brought his trade to the United States more than 30 years ago. Now the European Union is saying his cheese isn't authentic enough to carry a European name. As part of trade talks, the EU wants to ban the use of names like Parmesan, feta and Gorgonzola on cheese made in the United States. The argument is that the American-made cheeses are shadows of the original European varieties and cut into sales and identity of the European cheeses. Auricchio, president of Wisconsin-based BelGioioso Cheese Inc., says he has no...
  • Europe says US-made cheeses can't use Old World names

    03/12/2014 1:14:06 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 65 replies
    FOX News ^ | 03-12-2014 | Staff
    WASHINGTON – Errico Auricchio produced cheese with his family in Italy until he brought his trade to the United States more than 30 years ago. Now, the European Union is saying his cheese isn't authentic enough to carry a European name. As part of trade talks, the EU wants to ban the use of names like Parmesan, feta and Gorgonzola on cheese made in the United States. The argument is that the American-made cheeses are shadows of the original European varieties and cut into sales and identity of the European cheeses. Auricchio, president of Wisconsin-based BelGioioso Cheese Inc., says he...
  • Meat and cheese may be as bad as smoking

    03/06/2014 10:17:38 AM PST · by EveningStar · 92 replies
    USC ^ | March 4, 2014 | Suzanne Wu
    That chicken wing you're eating could be as deadly as a cigarette. In a new study that tracked a large sample of adults for nearly two decades, researchers have found that eating a diet rich in animal proteins during middle age makes you four times more likely to die of cancer than someone with a low-protein diet -- a mortality risk factor comparable to smoking. "There's a misconception that because we all eat, understanding nutrition is simple. But the question is not whether a certain diet allows you to do well for three days, but can it help you survive...
  • Europe Tells U.S. To Lay Off Brie And Get Its Own Cheese Names

    03/04/2014 3:03:59 PM PST · by Theoria · 36 replies
    NPR ^ | 04 Mar 2014 | Latoya Dennis
    What's in a name? It's an age-old question Juliet once asked Romeo in Shakespeare's famed play.Today, it's a serious question between the U.S. and the European Union, which has said it wants U.S. food makers to stop using European names.But depending on what food you're talking about, a name could be a lot, says Kyle Cherek, the producer and host of a TV show called Wisconsin Foodie.Cherek argues that certain products are so unique that only one country or region should be allowed to lay claim. So, for example, he says only onions from Vidalia, Ga., should be called American...
  • Pistol Defense Against Moose Attack

    03/01/2014 6:25:16 PM PST · by marktwain · 70 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In this dramatic video, a snowmobiler is traveling along a remote snowmobile trail.   A moose is blocking the trail, and the snowmobiler does everything they can to defuse the situation without bloodshed.  They make considerable noise to warn the moose that they are there.  Snowmobiles do not have a reverse, and the track is narrow and hemmed in by thick woods.  To get off the snowmobile would make the snowmobiler much more vulnerable.   In the deep, fluffy snow, he and or his machine are likely to bog down.   Unknown to the viewer, a companion snowmobiler is coming up...
  • Ancient mummies found buried with world's oldest cheese

    03/01/2014 3:15:21 AM PST · by Renfield · 29 replies
    L. A. Times ^ | 2-28-2014 | Jean Harris
    For some cheese lovers, the older and stinkier the cheese, the better. Well, what about a cheese that's been aging for 3,600 years? Yellow lumps, believed to be the world's oldest cheese, were found on mummies buried in the Taklamakan Desert in northwestern China. The cheese, which was found during archaeological excavations that took place between 2002 and 2004, dates to as early as 1615 BC. The cheese was found on the necks and chests of the mummies. The multiple layers of cowhide the mummies were buried in, and the dry, salty desert helped preserve the cheese....
  • (Video) Moose on the Loose! Cantankerous Calf Attacks Biologist in Maine

    02/24/2014 3:52:51 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2014 | Stephen Rex Brown
    Wes Livingston had collared and hog-tied the mad moose as part of a state-run tracking project.A biologist given the unenviable task of releasing a captured baby moose in Maine ended up on the wrong end of the angry animal’s hoof. Wes Livingston, a contractor working on a state-run moose project, captured the frightening encounter with the calf he’d just netted and collared on head-mounted camera. The video filmed near near Jackman, Maine was posted on the Bangor Daily News. After freeing the creature it turned on Livingston, pummeling him with its hooves. He seemed to admire the moose’s tenacity. “You...
  • One Dead, Seven Sickened in Listeria Outbreak Linked to Cheese

    02/22/2014 2:54:18 AM PST · by Libloather · 36 replies
    NBC News ^ | 2/21/14
    One person has died and three newborns have become ill in an outbreak of listeria linked to Hispanic-style cheese. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that the death occurred in California. Seven additional illnesses were reported in Maryland.
  • Milk Could Go Up 60 Cents a Gallon (Put the blame right on cheese)

    02/18/2014 4:14:21 PM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies
    NBC News ^ | 2/18/14 | Ben Popken
    Dairy analysts estimate store milk prices could go up 60 cents in March, reaching their highest ever. "The cupboards are dry," said dairy economist Mary Ledman. Blame cheese. Short supply pushed cheese to a new peak in January, going from $1.80 to $2.36 a block. That jump is driving the March increases for "fluid milk." Moreover, in early 2013, farmers responded to higher feed costs by cutting back on herd growth. Coupled with growing international appetite, especially from China, that's led to tighter supplies and higher prices.
  • MOOSE ATTACKS WOMAN IN SMITHERS, BC

    02/15/2014 3:04:16 PM PST · by kingattax · 39 replies
    Sun News ^ | 2-15-14
    An agitated moose in Smithers, B.C., was caught on video attacking a bystander with its front legs. Laryne Gamble, who uploaded the video to Facebook on Feb. 12, wrote that she decided to pull over when she saw the animal standing on the side of the road. She said she wanted to record a snippet of the action because her sister-in-law had never seen a moose. The animal then started walking toward a woman who had passed by, kicking her from behind on the shoulder. That’s when the video cuts off. “I really hope the lady is okay,” Gamble stated....
  • Kraft Singles to lose artificial preservatives

    02/10/2014 5:02:01 PM PST · by SMGFan · 55 replies
    Yahoo news AP ^ | February 10, 2014
    NEW YORK (AP) — Kraft is removing artificial preservatives from its most popular individually wrapped cheese slices, in the latest sign that companies are tweaking recipes as food labels come under greater scrutiny.
  • How to Store Cheese

    02/08/2014 12:42:45 PM PST · by SamAdams76 · 44 replies
    The Kitchn ^ | Nora Singley
    Cheese storage is one of those confounding subjects. If you buy a really nice cheese, you don't want to ruin it with a lack of parenting skills, right? Perhaps you know how you shouldn't store cheese. But do you know how you should? Proper preservation of cheese is easier than you think.The first thing to know: DO NOT store your cheese in plastic wrap! Wrapping cheese directly in plastic is the equivalent of flavor suffocation. Cheese is a living, breathing thing, and closing it off to air is just about the worst thing you can do to it. Plus, plastic...
  • Obama's #BigBlockOfCheeseDay: A Totally Processed Cheese Food Product

    01/30/2014 8:56:32 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-30-2014 | MOTUS
    I hope you took advantage of yesterday’s West Wing #BigBlockOfCheeseDay. Everyone around here sure did. Cheesehead Czars and staff hard at work answering Twitter questions on #BigBlockOfCheeseDay We got lots of good questions tweeted to us: So I guess if you pay a guy$10.10/hr to drop fries at McDonalds he’ll make those fries cook faster. Yep, those look golden, brown and delicious to me! Serve ‘em up Jose! How funny is it that? Secretary Foxx  is working on paths for wolves to cross the road? There’s a fox-in-the-hen-house joke in there somewhere. Or at least a quip about “sheep in...
  • Gassy German cows blamed for barn explosion

    01/28/2014 7:30:04 AM PST · by red-dawg · 36 replies
    MySanAntonio.com ^ | 01/28/2014 | unknown
    <p>BERLIN (AP) — A herd of dairy cows nearly lifted the roof off their barn in central Germany when methane released by the animals caused an explosion.</p> <p>Police in Hesse state said in a statement that a static electric charge apparently triggered the detonation, and a spurt of flame, on Monday at a farm in Rasdorf. The roof was slightly damaged and one cow suffered light burns. No people were hurt.</p>
  • 'Swiss Cheese Pervert' arrested, cops say

    01/17/2014 2:15:04 AM PST · by Libloather · 57 replies
    NBC News ^ | 1/17/14 | David Chang, Dan Stamm, Kelly Bayliss
    Police say they have arrested the so-called “Swiss Cheese Pervert,” the man accused of using Swiss cheese to sexually proposition women in the Philadelphia area. Christopher Pagano was arrested at his home on Noble Street in Norristown on Thursday afternoon as part of a joint investigation between Philadelphia and Norristown Police, officials tell NBC10 Philadelphia. The 41-year-old has allegedly been spotted driving up to women and asking them if they would like to get paid to see him put Swiss cheese on his genitals.
  • The Great Velveeta Shortage of 2014 (Velveetageddon)

    01/08/2014 10:48:37 PM PST · by chessplayer · 72 replies
    We live in a country where a momentary shortage, that has not yet even materialized, of a specific, beloved processed cheese product, is a national news story deemed worthy by citizens of being suffixed into a “-pocalypse”
  • Kraft Announces there is a Velveeta Cheese Shortage

    01/07/2014 3:38:05 PM PST · by hondact200 · 136 replies
    saw it on the world wide web | january 7, 2014 | hondact200
    Kraft announces that you may not double dip this year because Kraft has not been supplying enough Velveeta Cheese throughout all of the USA. There is ample supply in Chicago but on the Coasts there may be a run on it
  • Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan requested Bible in prison while awaiting trial

    12/30/2013 2:36:26 PM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Fox News via AP ^ | December 30, 2013
    The former Army psychiatrist who killed 13 people at Fort Hood made several requests of the Texas jail where he was held before he stood trial, including one for a copy of the Bible and another for the name of the company that made the cheese in his sandwiches.
  • Wisconsin Roads Being Thawed with Cheese Brine

    12/22/2013 12:06:20 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 18 replies
    KARE TV11 ^ | December 17, 2013 | KARE TV11
    DRESSER, WI - Wisconsinites embrace winter almost as much as they love their cheese. It was only a matter of time until someone combined the two. "Only in Wisconsin," laughs Polk County plow driver Kevin Jensen. A flip of a switch and his truck starts dispensing a mix of salt and cheese brine, straight from a local dairy plant. "I've gotten ribbing from other counties," admits Moe Norby, the Polk County Highway Department technical support manager who came up with the idea. Norby contacted F & A Dairy Products in Dresser which bathes its mozzarella and provolone cheeses in tanks...
  • Callers Help Officials Track Loose Moose in Eastern Iowa

    12/08/2013 7:57:17 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 12 replies
    KCRG ^ | 12-7-13 | AP
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  • Would you eat cheese made from HUMAN FEET and ARMPITS?

    11/21/2013 1:18:51 PM PST · by Red Badger · 57 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | PUBLISHED: 12:52 EST, 21 November 2013 | UPDATED: 13:07 EST, 21 November 2013 | By Rachel Reilly
    Scientists create stomach-churning delicacies using skin bacteria.............. It's long been known than a smelly pair of feet bears more than a slight resemblance to a block of ripe cheese, but scientists have taken this link to the next level. Experts have made the stomach-churning creations using bacteria from the human foot as well as a belly button and even an armpit. Scientist Christina Agapakis and scent expert Sissel Tolaas gathered microbes for their project 'Selfmade' which recently debuted at an exhibition about synthetic biology in Dublin. Ms Tolaas said on her website: 'Selfmade is a series of ‘microbial sketches’, portraits...
  • Hiker Finds Cow Moose Stuck on Ledge

    11/15/2013 9:05:50 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Billings Gazette ^ | Brett French
    In all the times Brett Ball has hiked and scrambled along the cliffs and trails at Four Dances Natural Area, he’s never seen anything as unusual as when he spotted a cow moose stranded on a ledge Thursday afternoon. “I was shocked,” he said. “I saw something move, but it was down in the shade. I couldn’t believe it was a moose.” Ball grew up in the 1970s along the nearby Yellowstone River and now lives in Lockwood, just east of the Bureau of Land Management’s Four Dances Natural Area. The area is 765 acres of rolling hills, huge boulders,...
  • How 17th Century Fraud Gave Rise To Bright Orange Cheese

    11/09/2013 4:31:29 AM PST · by NYer · 54 replies
    npr ^ | November 7, 2012 | Allison Aubrey
    Shelburne Farms' clothbound cheddar has a bright yellow color because it's made from the milk of cows that graze on grasses high in beta-carotene. The news from Kraft last week that the company is ditching two artificial dyes in some versions of its macaroni and cheese products left me with a question.Why did we start coloring cheeses orange to begin with? Turns out there's a curious history here.In theory, cheese should be whitish — similar to the color of milk, right?Well, not really. Centuries ago in England, lots of cheeses had a natural yellowish-orange pigment. The cheese came from the...
  • Sitting Target: Norwegian Hunter Misses Moose But Bags Man in Cabin Toilet

    10/26/2013 3:20:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Guardian ^ | Thursday 24 October 2013
    Police question moose hunter after 75-year-old man survives shot to the stomach while answering call of natureA Norwegian hunter took aim at a moose but missed and accidentally hit a man sitting on the toilet in a nearby cabin, police said. The bullet whizzed past the animal, pierced the wooden wall behind it and struck the man, in his 70s, in the stomach, the force told public broadcaster NRK.
  • Village of Stilton BANNED from making cheese which bears its name…officials refuse to bend EU rules

    10/22/2013 9:31:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 19:59 EST, 22 October 2013 | Mia De Graaf
    The village of Stilton has been banned from making its namesake cheese after EU officials ruled it originated in another part of England. Under European law, the renowned blue cheese can only be produced in Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. Controversy arose when the Bells Inn in Stilton, Cambridgeshire, announced it wished to name their own blue-veined cheese after the village—rather than “Bells Blue”, which they have been forced to do. However, in a landmark decision that the pub has branded unfair, an application submitted by the Original Cheese Company to amend the EU Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) ruling has...
  • Boater tried to climb aboard swimming moose

    10/01/2013 10:15:49 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 28 replies
    TheChronicleJournal ^ | October 1, 2013 | staff reporter
    A man from Dryden and another from Fort Saskatchewan, Alta., have been fined a total of $2,500 after the Ministry of Natural Resources received complaints about boaters harassing a cow moose. Court heard that Dryden District conservation officers responded to public complaints on July 29 of people harassing a moose with their boat in Outlet Bay on Eagle Lake west of the city. Several witnesses provided evidence to the officers, including a video showing a boat circling a swimming moose.
  • 'Drunken' Elk Takes Park Swing for a Ride

    09/21/2013 2:56:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 16 Sep 2013
    The commotion kicked off on Monday when a resident of Vätö in the Stockholm archipelago alerted police after finding an elk in the children's playground outside their house. "He had gotten his horns tangled in the chains and was stuck in the swing set," Ulf Lindgren of the Stockholm police told The Local. Officers alerted a local hunter, but the elk managed to free himself before the hunter arrived, taking the swing set with him. The swing was eventually found 250 metres from the playground. But the elk wasn't finished yet. "The elk actually went back to the garden, I...
  • 5 Most Expensive Cheeses in the World

    09/20/2013 5:19:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | Laura Cozzolino
    “Well and what’s cheese? Corpse of milk,” said James Joyce. Cheese is probably the most popular dairy product in the world and there are a lot of “corpses of milk” around: some of which are rare and incredibly expensive. Here are the 5 highest priced cheeses in the world. 5. Caciocavallo Podolico – 70 euro/kg; US $42/pound This cheese, meaning “Horse Cheese,” is traditional and very popular in the south of Italy. It is not made from horse’s milk, rather its name originates from the fact that in the past, it was hung from horses so it could be transported...
  • Angry Moose Vandalizes Norwegian School

    09/10/2013 3:08:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Sep 9, 2013
    An angry moose, probably upset by its own reflection, smashed through the glass doors of a Norwegian school at the weekend. SNIP Eid believes the moose must have seen her own reflection in the glass door and charged towards it. SNIP
  • Formula for the perfect cheese on toast revealed

    08/19/2013 10:28:31 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 39 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 08-19-2013 | Provided by Royal Society of Chemistry
    Following a series of scientific tests on the grilling conditions, the Royal Society of Chemistry has today announced the formula for the perfect slice. The Royal Society of Chemistry, together with the British Cheese Board, has today announced the formula for making the perfect slice of cheese on toast. Following a series of scientific tests on the grilling conditions, performed by the society's Science Executive, Ruth Neale, the society and the Cheese Board concluded that the ultimate cheese on toast can be made using a formula from the image above. Ruth, a chemist, said: "As the result of tests we...
  • The hipster renewalism of Hall & Oates

    08/12/2013 11:08:14 AM PDT · by grundle · 44 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | August 9, 2013 | Vera H-C Cha
    Hall & Oates has never won a Grammy but the No. 1 selling duo of all time has won something else: hipster respect. Putting aside those shoulder pads for a moment, Daryl Hall and John Oates looked like hand-picked opposites: The lanky blond Hall called himself the "more flamboyant" one, while the shorter dark-haired Oates — with his distinctive 'stache — embraced his role as "worker bee." But their union came from no design, except by the music gods: The Temple University students met in an elevator, both trying to duck a gunfight that had broken out at the Adelphi...