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  • Cannibal killed after eating woman's face: Victim died from mutilating wounds

    11/08/2014 12:28:10 PM PST · by Libloather · 38 replies
    Examiner ^ | 11/08/14 | Roz Zurko
    A man who was found eating a woman’s face at a hotel in South Wales is dead after a Taser was used to make him back off his victim. The hotel, which doubles as a hostel for homeless people, has strict rules so when the 34-year-old man was seen bringing a woman upstairs, security was called. When he wouldn’t answer the door, they opened it up and went in The gruesome scene that they walked in on is something they probably won’t forget any time soon. According to MSN News on Nov. 7, the woman died on the scene from...
  • Why MSG Is Perfectly Safe

    09/01/2014 10:31:37 AM PDT · by blam · 106 replies
    BI ^ | Kevin Loria
    Kevin LoriaAugust. 26, 2014 Monosodium glutamate, more commonly known as MSG, gets a bad rap. People claim that it's a toxin that causes headaches and sweating, and that it leaves you feeling lethargic and flushed. The thing is, most research shows that that's not true at normal dietary levels. Despite its umami flavor boosting power, rumors have given MSG a reputation so bad that many Chinese restaurants frequently put up "No-MSG" signs to assuage customer's fear. Some customers then put soy sauce on their food, adding the missing MSG in after the fact. Because it's delicious. The folks at the...
  • Man Chokes to Death at South Dakota Hot Dog Eating Contest

    07/08/2014 3:30:49 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 61 replies
    KSTP ^ | 7-8-14 | KSTP
    A Fourth of July hot dog eating contest in western South Dakota turned deadly when a contestant choked to death. Walter Eagle Tail, 47, of Custer, died at a hospital Thursday after attempts to save him at the scene failed, Custer County Sheriff Rick Wheeler told the Rapid City Journal.
  • Woman Eats for 100 People Every Day… Weighs Only 48kg (100lbs)

    06/21/2014 11:36:44 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    South Korea’s current fetish with ‘watching people eat’, or ‘dinner porn’ as the crazy is now known has uncovered a new star. The dinner porn craze involves no sex of course, but simply watching other people eat – online, on TV, wherever. According to a report on asiaone.com, quoting Elite Daily, Tae Ryun Huh is the new and emerging Korean sensation. No just because she eats, but because of how much she eats. And then this amazing fact – the school worker weighs 48kg. Tae Ryun Huh invited TV cameras to watch her eat and the South Korean show discovered...
  • Mesmerizing! Mom downs 72-ounce steak in under 3 minutes (shatters record)

    01/10/2014 3:33:17 PM PST · by Libloather · 74 replies
    Today ^ | 1/10/14 | Danika Fears
    Nebraska resident Molly Schuyler plowed through a 12-pound sandwich with a 1-pound side of fries in 54 minutes. The very next evening, the 125-pound mother of four mauled a 72-ounce steak in just 2 minutes and 44 seconds “on a whim.” She followed that up with a burger an hour later and now, she's a minor celebrity. “It really wasn’t any work at all,” the 34-year-old told TODAY.com. “I was just going through the motions.”
  • GM Debate Not Settled, Say European Scientists 'Genetically modified foods'.

    11/04/2013 10:55:03 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 128 replies
    Epoch times ^ | Oct 24, 2013 | Justina Reichel,
    GM Debate Not Settled, Say European Scientists Controversy erupts after World Food Prize awarded to Monsanto By Justina Reichel, Epoch Times | October 24, 2013 In the wake of biotech giants Monsanto and Syngenta being awarded the World Food Prize, a European coalition of scientists is challenging claims that the debate around genetically modified foods is settled and that GM foods are safe. The European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility, which consists of more than 90 scientists, academics, and physicians, released a statement Monday in response to “sweeping claims” that GM products are safe. “We strongly reject...
  • 'Cannibal cop' found guilty of plot to kidnap, eat women

    03/12/2013 11:17:09 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 36 replies
    Ny Post ^ | 3/12/12 | By BRUCE GOLDING
    'Cannibal cop' found guilty of plot to kidnap, eat women By BRUCE GOLDING Accused "cannibal cop" Gilberto Valle was convicted today on all charges in what prosecutors called a "heinous plot" to kidnap, cook and eat his wife and several other women. A six-woman, six-man Manhattan federal court jury announced the stunning decision after 16 hours of deliberations. Valle, 28, faces up to life in the slammer for his sickening scheme, which he hatched over the Web with people he met through the darkfetishnet.com Web site. The verdicts stunned Valle, who slumped his shoulders and bowed his head after hearing...
  • 5 unbeaten eating challenges

    11/25/2011 4:28:46 PM PST · by GeronL · 32 replies
    CBNC/Yahoo ^ | Nov 23, 2011 | Paul Toscano
    For many people, the word eating challenge evokes the iconic scene in the movie "The Great Outdoors,"when John Candy tackles "The Old 96er" to the chagrin of his digestive tract. More recently, the Travel Channel's "Man vs. Food" show has popularized eating challenges, which have increasingly become a strategy for restaurants across the country to make a name for themselves, draw in new customers, and simply have fun. For those testing their fortitude through eating challenges, clearing a plate of outrageously large or spicy meals will often win them a T-shirt, their photo on the wall, and dinner on the...
  • Berlin Restaurant Caters to Modern Cavemen

    10/25/2011 3:36:42 PM PDT · by Cardhu · 64 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | October 25th 2011 | Alison Kilian
    No cheese, bread or sugar are available at a recently opened Berlin eatery. In fact, guests are served dishes made only of ingredients that would have been available to their hunter-gatherer ancestors. The Stone Age fare is prepared by adherents of the Paleolithic movement, who say their restaurant is the first of its kind in Europe. The restaurant menu shows a stereotypical image of modern humanity's forbearer, the jutting profile of a hirsute caveman. Inside, diners eat at candle-lit tables with a contemporary cave painting hanging in the background. These hints aside, Berlin's Sauvage restaurant looks similar to many of...
  • Healthy skepticism about policy and healthy eating

    10/19/2011 4:36:23 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 2 replies
    pioneer press/Reason ^ | 10-19-11 | Katherine Mangu-Ward
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's decision to stay out of the Republican presidential race means that the American people will be spared months of discussion about his ample waistline and the bad example it sets. Nonetheless, with first lady Michelle Obama urging everyone to get moving, obesity remains a political hot potato, or maybe a tater tot. Below, a helping of skepticism about the causes of Americans' poor eating habits - and the efficacy of political fixes. 5 myths of healthy eating...
  • Michelle's "Diet"

    10/11/2011 5:47:34 PM PDT · by quilterdebbie · 9 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | October 11, 2011 | Keith Koffler
    Does Michelle Obama really over-satiate herself on adipose-inducing feasts while lecturing kids to clean up their diets? Yes, according to the most scientific study to date. Obviously intending to counter Michelle’s critics, food writer Marian Burros, working for POLITICO, treated herself to lunch and/or dinner at “the 33 or more restaurants in the Washington area” where Michelle has grazed in Washington since her husband took office.
  • Video: (Woman eats)181 Chicken Wings in 12 Minutes!

    09/07/2010 11:55:41 AM PDT · by greatdefender · 35 replies
    Sonya 'The Black Widow' Thomas discusses her eating contest exploits
  • MetMom Serious Prayer Need--EATING threatened [Update @560]

    08/21/2010 9:18:48 PM PDT · by Quix · 689 replies · 1+ views
    Curious space between Quix's ears & consulatations w MetMom | 18 AUG 2010 | Quix
    Metmom has had allergies and food allergies her entire life. In the last few years they have gotten steadily and progressively worse. Foods have been dropping out of her diet until she reached the point she is at now and can only eat rice, chicken, lamb, and venison. Anything else causes her to react rather destructively, debilitatingly. The problem is that the repeated continual exposure to the few remaining foods, could lead to a sensitivity to those as well, which has just happened to two foods she had been safely eating since October. There are options for nutrition should...
  • Watch for Obama photos eating during the day during Ramadan

    08/17/2010 1:47:10 PM PDT · by Secret Agent Man · 21 replies
    self | 8-17-10 | Secret Agent Man
    We really need to catch the closet muslim eating while the sun's still up during Ramadan. He is a muslim, said so himself. Loves the muslim call to prayer. Let us scour the press reporting covering him and see how much he stuffs his face during the day while Ramadan is going on, to see if we can even see him eating anymore.
  • Drink 'like eating 68 bits of bacon'

    05/26/2010 6:01:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies · 999+ views
    the sun ^ | 5/26/10 | staff
    A 2,000-CALORIE milkshake that is the equivalent of 68 rashers of bacon and 30 chocolate-chip cookies has been dubbed the worst drink in the US. Made with chocolate ice cream, milk and peanut butter, the drink - called the Cold Stone PB&C - packs a whopping 2,010 calories, 131 grams of fat - 68 grams of which is saturated - and a massive 153 grams of sugar. It topped the Men's Health 20 Worst Drinks in America 2010 list, beating a McDonald's Triple Thick Chocolate Milkshake to the post. Delicious The magazine said on its website: "In terms of saturated...
  • Eating less meat won't reduce global warming: study

    03/22/2010 7:34:44 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 566+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 3/22/10 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – Eating less meat will not reduce global warming, and claims that it will distract from efforts to find real solutions to climate change, a leading air quality expert said Monday. "We certainly can reduce our greenhouse gas production, but not by consuming less meat and milk," Frank Mitloehner, an air quality expert at the University of California-Davis, said as he presented a report on meat-eating and climate change at a conference of the American Chemical Society in California. Blaming cows and pigs for climate change is scientifically inaccurate, said Mitloehner, dismissing several reports, including one issued in...
  • Buy Agricultural Food Stocks Then...Just Start Eating

    08/06/2009 5:52:41 PM PDT · by h20skier66 · 278+ views
    Commodity News Center ^ | 8/6/09 | James Bibbings
    During the great recession here have been ups and downs, ins and outs, tons of tears and very little rejoicing. At some point we've all been on the wrong side of a trade, seen the damage of broad company layoffs, had our 401k's destroyed, or have harbored deep ill feelings towards at least one (or more) government announcements. At times such as these the emotions connected with our dire and depressing circumstances can become overwhelming. So rather than being held down by circumstances that we cannot possibly control, what can we do about it? When considering this and the oppressive...
  • Winning contestant dies during competitive eating event -- Death by cheesy rice buns

    10/25/2008 7:10:12 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 8 replies · 671+ views
    The Register ^ | 10/24/08 | Austin Modine
    The sport of competitive eating was given a shocking reminder yesterday that gorging oneself with a daunting amounts of greasy food in an extremely short period of time may have negative effects on health. A Taiwanese graduate student vying for the "Big Stomach King" contest at Dayeh University died on Tuesday just before he could claim the winning title. The 23-year-old had chowed himself ahead of 30 other teams by consuming two buns filled with rice and cheese and helping himself to some of his teammates food as well. He was on course to win the annual campus event when...
  • Scientists find bugs that eat waste and excrete petrol

    06/16/2008 4:50:53 PM PDT · by aclusux.com · 24 replies · 100+ views
    The Times of London ^ | Monday, June 16, 2008 | The Times of London
    Silicon Valley is experimenting with bacteria that have been genetically altered to provide 'renewable petroleum'. “Ten years ago I could never have imagined I’d be doing this,” says Greg Pal, 33, a former software executive, as he squints into the late afternoon Californian sun. “I mean, this is essentially agriculture, right? But the people I talk to – especially the ones coming out of business school – this is the one hot area everyone wants to get into.........”
  • ust the cricket: Eating insects is good for us and for the environment, scientists claim

    06/02/2008 2:00:02 PM PDT · by givemELL · 42 replies · 148+ views
    www.thisislondon.co.uk ^ | June 2, 2008 | staff at www.thisislondon.uk
    Experts believe they could one day be marketed as a healthy alternative to fatty snacks. In most of Europe, bug-eating is largely restricted to the belated realisation that there has been an unwelcome addition to the salad. It is common elsewhere, however, with some 1,700 species of bug eaten in 113 countries. In Taiwan, stir-fried crickets or sauteed caterpillars are delicacies. A plate of maguey worms - larvae of a giant butterfly - sells for £12.50 in smart Mexican restaurants. Sago grubs wrapped in banana leaves go down well in Papua New Guinea, as does dragonfly in Bali. In many...
  • Pop Eyed Pig

    05/19/2008 5:48:46 AM PDT · by Revski · 72+ views
    Pop Eye’s fried chicken fast food humor.
  • 'He's eating my brain. I can feel it,' recalls bear attack survivor

    05/16/2008 10:49:18 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 23 replies · 1,269+ views
    CBC ^ | 5/16/08
    A 53-year-old man in Saanich, B.C., managed to drive to safety after a grizzly bear mauled his head and tossed him to the ground in the woods near Bella Coola, about 700 kilometres north of Vancouver. The attack took place on May 3 when Brent Case was on a surveying job along the rugged Central Coast area. "He came up from behind me and started gnawing at the back of my head. It just started ripping the scalp off the head," Case told CBC News on Friday. "The pain was so excruciating that I don't know why I didn't yell...
  • Save Water To Avoid Eating Your Neighbor

    05/07/2008 6:28:29 PM PDT · by blam · 31 replies · 134+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-2-2008 | Chris Turney
    Save water to avoid eating you neighbour By Chris Turney Last Updated: 1:01pm BST 02/05/2008 It's easy to get hung up on the tag 'global warming'. There's no doubt it's a useful catchphrase for describing the challenges we face, but there's always the risk that our predicament is just seen as warming. Temperature is of course an important facet of the climate, but it's not our only concern. Downpours in the future are likely to vary around the world and throughout the year. The combined effect of changing rainfall and increasing temperature will mean that some regions will get wetter,...
  • Oy! Eating champ downs 35 dozen oysters

    04/12/2008 7:39:24 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 112+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/12/08 | Mary Foster - ap
    NEW ORLEANS - Patrick "Deep Dish" Bertoletti looked down at the litter of empty oyster shells in front of him and savored the sweet taste of victory. For Crazy Legs Conti, the bitter taste of defeat could be washed away only by beer. The Acme World Oyster Eating championship belt — leather, with a silver dish featuring an oyster on the half-shell — hung on Bertoletti's skinny hips. The 22-year-old Chicago resident took the title Saturday by slurping 35 dozen of the big bivalves in eight minutes. "I could probably do a couple dozen more, especially if they were charbroiled,"...
  • What To Eat?

    04/09/2008 8:58:05 AM PDT · by Revski · 8 replies · 63+ views
    This is an animated bullfrog video that depicts a moment in ones life. I believe this video is very funny but in the past others have disagreed. This one minute video is for all who like to eat.
  • CARTOONS: Hillary's Hungry

    03/06/2008 8:43:11 AM PST · by opineapple · 9 replies · 270+ views
  • Snow eating now endangered kid pleasure

    03/04/2008 1:53:50 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 57 replies · 245+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/4/08 | Melissa Rayworth - ap
    PITTSBURGH - To the list of simple childhood pleasures whose safety has been questioned, add this: eating snow. A recent study found that snow — even in relatively pristine spots like Montana and the Yukon — contains large amounts of bacteria. Parents who warn their kids not to eat dirty snow (especially the yellow variety) are left wondering whether to stop them from tasting the new-fallen stuff, too, because of Pseudomonas syringae, bacteria that can cause diseases in bean and tomato plants. But experts say there's no need to banish snow-eating along with dodgeball, unchaperoned trick-or-treating and riding a bike...
  • Doctoral Student Makes Discovery On Neanderthal Eating Habits

    02/07/2008 3:01:50 PM PST · by blam · 29 replies · 1,547+ views
    G W Hatchett.com ^ | 2-7-2008 | Michael Moffett
    Doctoral student makes discovery on Neanderthal eating habits by Michael Moffett Hatchet Reporter Issue date: 2/7/08 A doctoral student studying hominid paleobiology has pioneered a method for analyzing reindeer bones from around 65,000 to 12,000 years ago, an accomplishment that allows scientists to further understand the eating habits of early humans. Early humans flocked to reindeer meat when the temperature dropped, J. Tyler Faith discovered. "We see a steady increase in the abundance of reindeer, associated with declines in summer temperature," Faith said. Faith analyzed bones from the Grotte XVI archaeological site in southern France in order to better understand...
  • 'Flesh-Eating' MRSA Threatens Britain

    01/15/2008 2:44:16 PM PST · by blam · 40 replies · 268+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-15-2008 | Caroline Gammell and Catherine Elsworth
    'Flesh-eating' MRSA threatens Britain By Caroline Gammell and Catherine Elsworth in Los Angeles Last Updated: 5:49pm GMT 15/01/2008 A potentially deadly and highly drug resistant strain of MRSA has developed which can lead to a flesh-eating form of pneumonia, researchers have warned. The USA300 strain is spreading outside hospitals into the general population Spreading rapidly among gay men in several major US cities, the bug can cause boils as large as tennis balls, blood poisoning or a necrotising condition which eats away at a person's lungs. The type of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) was identified in gay men in...
  • Rice Contributes To Healthier Eating

    10/01/2007 7:44:16 PM PDT · by blam · 42 replies · 143+ views
    Rice contributes to healthier eating PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- People who eat rice have more nutritious diets that are lower in saturated fat and sugar than the diets of non-rice eaters, a U.S. study found. Using data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey on blood pressure, blood lipids and risk for metabolic syndrome from 1999 to 2004, the researchers found nearly 26 percent of consumers reported eating rice during the 24-hour period. Among adults ages 19 to 50, individuals who eat rice -- white or brown -- consume: less total fat, saturated fat and added sugars; higher...
  • Students Joining Strike at the 'U', Minnesota, They'll stop eating Monday

    09/15/2007 3:21:12 AM PDT · by Son House · 29 replies · 873+ views
    KAAL-TV News ^ | 09/14/2007 | KAAL-TV News
    (KAAL) - Students at the University of Minnesota are preparing to go on a hunger strike in support of union workers. They'll stop eating Monday, if the University doesn't meet their demands and change its offer to the striking union workers. The group says hundreds of students have committed to the protest. One student is protesting the protesters. The student's English professor is holding class in an off-campus church because she refuses to cross the picket line. But he's refusing to attend class off campus, so he sits alone in his assigned classroom on campus. "We do pay a lot...
  • Cannibal Tribe Apologises For Eating Methodists

    08/16/2007 2:12:55 PM PDT · by blam · 127 replies · 2,938+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-16-2007 | Nick Squires
    Cannibal tribe apologises for eating Methodists By Nick Squires in Sydney Last Updated: 3:29pm BST 16/08/2007 A tribe in Papua New Guinea has apologised for killing and eating four 19th century missionaries under the command of a doughty British clergyman. Sorcery and witchcraft are still common in some Papuan tribes The four Fijian missionaries were on a proselytising mission on the island of New Britain when they were massacred by Tolai tribesmen in 1878. They were murdered on the orders of a local warrior chief, Taleli, and were then cooked and eaten. The Fijians - a minister and three teachers...
  • Found: the giant lion-eating chimps of the magic forest

    07/14/2007 2:51:58 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 60 replies · 2,570+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 7/14/07 | James Randerson
    Deep in the Congolese jungle is a band of apes that, according to local legend, kill lions, catch fish and even howl at the moon. Local hunters speak of massive creatures that seem to be some sort of hybrid between a chimp and a gorilla. Their location at the centre of one of the bloodiest conflicts on the planet, the civil war in the Democratic Republic of Congo, has meant that the mystery apes have been little studied by western scientists. Reaching the region means negotiating the shifting fortunes of warring rebel factions, and the heart of the animals' range...
  • Paris Hilton not eating or sleeping: report ("has been crying a lot, praying","extremely withdrawn")

    06/09/2007 8:40:24 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies · 1,280+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 6/9/07 | Reuters
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Paris Hilton has not eaten or slept since arriving at the medical ward of a Los Angeles jail and is being given psychoactive drugs, celebrity Web site TMZ.com reported on Saturday, citing law enforcement sources. The socialite and hotel heiress was ordered back to jail on Friday after a judge overruled a sheriff's decision to place her under house arrest for psychological problems after she had spent three days of an expected three-week term behind bars. The 26-year-old "has been crying a lot, praying" and is "extremely withdrawn," TMZ reported. Hilton was visited by her psychiatrist,...
  • Howie Carr live thread 3/21/07

    03/21/2007 11:18:11 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 29 replies · 368+ views
    HowieCarr.com ^ | 3/21/07 | raccoonradio
    Howie Carr live thread. It's the first full day of spring and at 2:17 pm EDT, it's now 29 degrees, and there's a four foot tall pile of snow in front of my apartment house in Beverly.
  • How about a nice hot bowl of horse meat and noodle during the Super Bowl?

    02/03/2007 12:54:59 PM PST · by Jerry Reynolds · 4 replies · 405+ views
    Peace and Freedom ^ | February 3, 2007 | John E. Carey
    As you get ready to feast and feed on the biggest beer drinking, chip munching and guacamole slurping day of the year Sunday, I’ll be with my Vietnamese family hoping for the best.They have it in their minds to make a big batch of Thang Co.Thang Co is basically noodles and horse meat and the hottest, spiciest sauce you can lay your hands on. Thang Co has three wonderful advantages: First, it makes you feel hot. In fact, NhanDan (The Communist Party’s leading newspaper in Vietnam, translates like “Peoples News”) recommends Thang Co to warm you up during a cold...
  • The Automat Returns

    09/17/2006 11:08:52 PM PDT · by NinoFan · 14 replies · 1,679+ views
    Ohmynews ^ | September 18, 2006 | Dona Gibbs
    Yes, the automat. No, not the Horn & Hardart Automat that appeared on the dining scene at the turn of the last century and finally closed the last of its 180 restaurants in New York in 1991. This is a brand-new concept. A hip new automat that dispenses comfort food "25 hours a day" in New York City's East Village. This I had to see. And taste. Now an automat, for those you who were not in New York from 1912 to 1991, is a wonderful system where all kinds of food -- hot food, cold food, desserts, and main...
  • No cheesy surrender for the Americans(Friday France Bash)

    09/08/2006 7:54:14 AM PDT · by isaiah55version11_0 · 11 replies · 696+ views
    JWR ^ | Sept. 8, 2006 | Wesley Pruden
    The only flaw in France, a wise man once said, is the people who live there. This is harsh, and unkind to hundreds, maybe thousands of nice Frenchmen, but the men elected to govern France invariably succeed in living up to Marianne's speckled reputation.
  • Perfect Diet? Eat Everything (Fat, Carbs, Protein Must Balance, Dietitian Says)

    08/20/2006 1:59:07 AM PDT · by Stoat · 21 replies · 5,055+ views
    Local 6 (Florida) ^ | August 20, 2006 | Shiloh Woolman
        Perfect Diet? Eat Everything Fat, Carbs, Protein Must Balance, Dietitian Says Shiloh Woolman, Staff Writer Put down the diet book that touts a carb-free, protein-rich diet and tells you all fat is your mortal enemy. Get ready to learn the mystery to permanent weight loss.  Eating everything is the magic bullet, experts say. Variety is the key to not only a good-looking exterior, but a healthy body that can fight disease, according to Ann C. Grandjean, director of Omaha's Center for Human Nutrition, Inc. Grandjean suggests three golden rules for eating: balance, variety and correct servings. Mindful...
  • Former Military Air Traffic Controller Claims Comet Collision with Earth on May 25, 2006

    04/21/2006 7:54:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 301 replies · 6,859+ views
    Eric Julien, a former French military air traffic controller and senior airport manager, has completed a study of the comet 73P Schwassmann- Wachmann and declared that a fragment is highly likely to impact the Earth on or around May 25, 2006. Comet Schwassman-Wachmann follows a five-year orbit that crosses the solar system's ecliptic plane. It has followed its five year orbit intact for centuries; but, in 1995, mysteriously fragmented. According to Julien, this is the same year that a crop circle appeared showing the inner solar system with the Earth missing from its orbit. He argues the "Missing Earth" crop...
  • Richard Simmons Obesity TV: 400,000 Weigh over 400 Pounds in US

    03/08/2006 9:48:08 AM PST · by presidio9 · 105 replies · 1,818+ views
    National Ledger ^ | Feb 16, 2006 | Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith
    Fitness guru Richard Simmons, who has been offering guidance to the out-of-shape masses on his Sirius Satellite radio program of late, reveals, "Now we're going to turn it into a television show. Right now everyone is offering me certain things, but I know the show I want to do." As in his radio gig, he'll respond to people who write to him about their weight -- and life -- problems. Simmons' ebullience is on hold when he soberly discusses the epidemic of obesity in America. "Bottom line, I think, is the fact that people have low self-worth right now. People...
  • Way Over the Top

    01/25/2006 4:06:56 AM PST · by saveliberty · 23 replies · 1,055+ views
    Powerline ^ | 1/24/2006 | John Hindenraker
    January 24, 2006 Way Over the Topby John Hindenraker  One Joel Stein, a person we've never heard of, committed an embarrassing faux pas in the pages of the antique-media Los Angeles Times, which our good friends Hugh Hewitt and Michelle Malkin have dissected. Hugh interviewed this poor dumb liberal on the radio, and Michelle has the transcript. Avert your eyes; it's not pretty. This guy is below the intellectual level of the average American 8th-grader. HH: Let me ask you a tough question, Joel, because this is the toughest one. J.P. Blecksmith was a young Marine lieutenant, graduated from...
  • BREAKING: 105 Pound Woman Gobbles Up 10lb Turkey in 12 mins!

    11/24/2005 1:55:09 AM PST · by AZRepublican · 6 replies · 636+ views
    CNN ^ | November 24, 2005; | Reuters
    This is considered breaking news only for Turkey day! NEW YORK (Reuters) -- A day before millions of Americans sit down to eat traditional Thanksgiving dinners, a Virginia woman grabbed the world turkey-eating title on Wednesday by gobbling down a whole roast bird in 12 minutes. Sonya Thomas, 37, who weighs just 105 pounds (47.5 kg), beat seven men in the annual Thanksgiving Invitational: a race to eat a 10-pound (4.5-kg) turkey. The smallest in the field, Thomas put her victory down to "swallowing fast." "It was very dry and the skin was very dry," said Thomas, holding her trophy,...
  • The Culture Club; My Two Cents on Multiculturalism

    11/21/2005 7:42:47 PM PST · by Natty Bumppo@frontier.net · 4 replies · 345+ views
    Spare Change | November 16, 2005 | Dave Aland
    For over two weeks, Americans have been viewing scenes of chaos and carnage, as the French children of North African immigrants have rampaged through French towns with sticks, rocks, and Molotov cocktails. Aside from a frisson of well-deserved schadenfreude, what does this upheaval tell us? As many pundits have suggested, maybe the French don’t understand multiculturalism. As the kids would say nowadays, "Duh." What other country actually has an agency to preserve the purity of language, like the Academie Francaise? Or a Culture Ministry that issues edicts banning the use of the “foreign” word “e-mail” in French government emails. To...
  • A Hunger Eating Up The World (China)

    11/10/2005 3:50:43 PM PST · by blam · 19 replies · 621+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 11-10-2005 | Jonathan Watts
    A hunger eating up the world China's insatiable demand for proteins as well as oil is turning Brazil into the takeaway for the workforce of the world. In the second part of our series, we reveal how the soya trade is creating a gold rush which is deforesting the Amazon Jonathan Watts in Santarem, the Amazon Thursday November 10, 2005 The Guardian (UK) A smoky haze blurs the frontier between the world's mightiest forest and its biggest threat: the humble soya bean. The four-month burning season in the Amazon is when the giant trees felled to make space for crops...
  • Eating fish regularly delays dementia: study

    10/10/2005 3:35:01 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 1,121+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 10/10/05 | Reuters
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Eating fish at least once a week slows the toll aging takes on the brain, while obesity at midlife doubles the risk of dementia, a pair of studies concluded on Monday. Omega-3 fatty acids contained in fish have been shown to boost brain functioning as well as cutting the risk of stroke, and eating fish regularly appears to protect the brain as people age, the six-year study of Chicago residents said. "The rate of (mental) decline was reduced by 10 percent to 13 percent per year among persons who consumed one or more fish meals per week...
  • Starving won't make people live longer-researchers

    08/29/2005 12:37:10 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 26 replies · 867+ views
    Yahoo | Reuters ^ | 8/28/05 | Maggie Fox
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Starving -- officially known as caloric restriction -- may make worms and mice live up to 50 percent longer but it will not help humans live super-long lives, two biologists argued on Sunday. They said their mathematical model showed that a lifetime of low-calorie dieting would only extend human life span by about 7 percent, unlike smaller animals, whose life spans are affected more by the effects of starvation. This is because restricting calories only indirectly affects life span, said John Phelan of the University of California Los Angeles and Michael Rose of the University of California...
  • The Claim: Never Swim After Eating

    06/27/2005 9:18:58 PM PDT · by neverdem · 20 replies · 1,216+ views
    NY Times ^ | June 28, 2005 | ANAHAD O'CONNOR
    THE FACTS Think of all the hours Americans will spend beside pools and lingering on beaches this summer, counting the minutes since their last meal to avoid violating a fundamental rule of swimming: never get into the water on a full stomach. The only problem, according to experts, is that the warning is yet another old wives' tale that should be laid to rest. The theory is that the process of digestion increases blood flow to the stomach - away from the muscles needed for swimming - and leads to cramps, which increase the risk of drowning. Dr. Roshini Rajapaksa,...
  • X-Rays Of Strange Items In Kids' Stomachs Amaze Doctors (OF COURSE there are pictures :-))

    05/11/2005 1:19:35 AM PDT · by Stoat · 21 replies · 7,393+ views
    Local 6 (Florida) ^ | May 11, 2005
    X-Rays Of Strange Items In Kids' Stomachs Amaze Doctors   POSTED: 12:08 am EDT May 11, 2005 UPDATED: 1:11 am EDT May 11, 2005   Hospital X-rays showing open safety pins, forks, batteries and in one instance, a magnetic toy that reconnected in a child's stomach, often amaze doctors over what children are able to swallow, according to a Local 6 News report.   Doctors find a fork inside the stomach of a sick child.      Local 6 News reported that emergency room physicians "often see it all" when it comes to unusual items in children's stomachs. The...
  • A Lunchtime Institution Set to Overstuff Its Last Po' Boy

    05/06/2005 7:33:23 PM PDT · by concentric circles · 14 replies · 1,153+ views
    New York Times ^ | April 27, 2005 | R. W. Apple Jr.
    New Orleans - Sam Uglesich grew up among mariners and fishermen off the coast of Croatia on rocky Dugi Otok, whose name means "long island," surrounded by the azure waters of the Adriatic. Twice he set out for the United States. The first time, he jumped ship in New York, but was caught and sent home. The second time, he made his break in New Orleans, then as now a more permissive city, and got away with it. Naturally enough, he opened a seafood restaurant in his adopted city, specializing in the local shrimp, soft-shell crabs, lake trout and oysters....