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  • Denmark to build 70km border fence to keep out swine virus

    03/22/2018 5:47:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies ^ | 22 March 2018 11:52 CET+01:00
    Denmark’s conservative parties have backed a motion to erect a 70-kilometer-long fence along the country’s border with Germany in a measure to protect pork exports. The government and parliamentary ally the Danish People’s Party agreed on Thursday on a number of proposals aimed at preventing the African swine fever virus from spreading amongst the country’s large pig population. Those measures include a fence to run along a large stretch of the border with Germany. “I do not want to take any risk. We have an export industry worth 11 billion kroner (€1.5 billion) annually, which could be put at risk,”...
  • Woman arrested in McDonald's attack over incorrect biscuit (video)

    03/22/2018 12:16:45 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 91 replies ^ | 3/20/2018 | Sheldon Dutes
    GLENDALE, Wis. — An incorrect order at a Glendale McDonald's restaurant over the weekend led a customer to shove a teen employee into a fryer, police said. It happened Sunday morning at the restaurant on Port Washington Road. The female customer was arrested Wednesday, Glendale police said. "Instead of acting like most people would act, she lost it," Glendale Officer Todd Lynch said. The surveillance video released to WISN 12 NEWS shows the customer receiving her order at the drive-thru window. Instead of receiving the bacon biscuit she wanted, the customer mistakenly received a sausage biscuit. She's seen tossing the...
  • Michelle Obama had a girls’ night out in Miami. She hit one of the hottest spots, obviously.

    03/22/2018 12:02:46 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 55 replies ^ | 3/22/2018 | Madeleine Marr
    We had political royalty in Miami Tuesday night. Former First Lady Michelle Obama had a ladies night out at Seaspice. Executive chef Angel Leon was tasked with preparing a curated six course menu featuring the highlights of the riverside restaurant’s special menu. Other guests at the meal included Debra Lee, CEO of BET Networks; former presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett; and Tracy Mourning. Earlier they had been attending the Leading Women Defined conference in Miami Beach. Obama, seated on a private outdoor terrace, dined on oysters, caviar stone crabs, 1855 prime ribeye. For dessert: tres leches. We ‘re sure the ex...
  • One chef’s social experiment: Charge minorities $12, white people $30.

    03/22/2018 5:15:58 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 65 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Maura Judkis
    If they’re a person of color, they pay $12. If they’re white, he’ll tell them they can either pay $12, or they can pay $30 — two and a half times the base price, which reflects the wealth disparity in New Orleans. He tells them the profits will be redistributed to people of color, but not as charity — just to any minority customers of his who want it, regardless of their income or circumstance. “When I tell black folks what’s happening, 90 percent of them start laughing, like, ‘For real?’ They’re tickled,” he said. “White folks, there’s this blank...
  • This creepy ‘cannibal’ chef slices flesh from people’s bodies, fries it and FEEDS it to them

    03/21/2018 12:49:35 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 54 replies ^ | 21st March 2018, 12:12 pm Updated: 21st March 2018, 3:35 pm | By Jacob Dirnhuber
    THIS is the horrifying moment a crazed performance artist sliced flesh from the bodies of two assistants before frying it in a pan and FEEDING it to them on a bizarre live Facebook stream. Cops in Latvia are now probing barmy Arturs Bērziņš's show after a flurry of complaints from disgusted viewers. The 33-year-old artist staged the performance - named 'Eschatology' - on March 6th at a posh museum in capital Riga. Stomach-churning footage shows Bērziņš pulling on a white forensic suit before approaching two assistants with a scalpel. He then cuts a chunk of meat from each of their...
  • Woman Arrested After Trying to Order Breakfast Sandwich from Jail Security Booth

    03/21/2018 12:05:32 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 12 replies
    Munchies ^ | MAR 20 2018, 6:06PM | Jelisa Castrodale
    A few years ago, McDonald’s had a commercial starring a sleepy-eyed twentysomething who stopped every attempt at communication with a raised hand and a terse “Don’t even talk to me until I’ve had my coffee.” Lizabeth Ildefonso took a similar approach to on Friday morning, refusing to speak with anyone until she got her bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich, even when the person she was talking to said, “Lady, you’re at the Riverhead Correctional Facility.” According to the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office, at a little after 10 AM on Friday, Ildefonso drove up to the security office at the Riverhead...
  • Brewing hoppy beer without the hops

    03/20/2018 11:19:39 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 41 replies ^ | March 20, 2018 | University of California - Berkeley
    A more sustainable pint of craft beer possibly coming to a pub near you +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Hoppy beer is all the rage among craft brewers and beer lovers, and now UC Berkeley biologists have come up with a way to create these unique flavors and aromas without using hops. The researchers created strains of brewer's yeast that not only ferment the beer but also provide two of the prominent flavor notes provided by hops. In double-blind taste tests, employees of Lagunitas Brewing Company in Petaluma, California, characterized beer made from the engineered strains as more hoppy than a control beer...
  • The Men Who Eat Like Boys: Why some guys never outgrow the kid’s menu

    03/19/2018 11:29:57 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 117 replies
    Mel Magazine ^ | 03/15/18 | C. Brian Smith
    Bruce is a 56-year-old man who’s never eaten a vegetable in his life. His mom claims she fed him pureed peas when he was a baby, but he’s not buying it. “I’ll straight up gag if I try to swallow vegetables,” he says. “Every single time.” So now the Scranton, PA father of two subsists primarily on chicken. “Lots and lots of chicken,” he explains — typically oven-roasted with a generous side of mashed potatoes, rice or noodles. When Bruce isn’t biting into one of the 8 billion chickens consumed in the U.S. every year (and washing it down with “oodles and...
  • After eating Chipotle for 500 days, an Ohio man says he's ready for something new

    03/16/2018 6:04:44 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 40 replies
    WHAM ^ | March 16, 2018 | Associated Press
    <p>An Ohio man who ate Chipotle every day for the past 500 days says he is finally ready to eat something new.</p> <p>Bruce Wayne ended his streak Wednesday after grabbing a meal at the Tiffin Chipotle branch.</p> <p>Wayne ended his streak in style, the Findlay Courier reports, by donning a Batsuit and ordering mini quesadillas because "leather isn't very forgiving."</p>
  • Trump’s state dinner for France sounds as if it’s shaping up to be an intimate soiree

    03/15/2018 8:09:53 PM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/14/2018 | Emily Heil
    It’s time for the Big Event, the administration’s first state dinner of its own, in honor of French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte Macron. And this one, reportedly slated for April 24, comes with a higher anticipation factor than usual — the Trumps are the first occupants since Calvin Coolidge to hold off so long in hosting a foreign leader for a state visit, according to the White House Historical Association. So what to expect? Size: We hear that the dinner will probably be held in the State Dining Room, one of the smallest venues on White House...
  • Vegetable, animal or mineral?

    03/15/2018 6:26:08 AM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies
    “Corn is not a vegetable!” This is something my mother said throughout my life. Growing up, the only vegetable my sister would eat was corn, and I could tell it was disappointing for mom. My sister didn’t care, though she did add green beans eventually, and will now happily eat a Caesar salad. My mother loved corn, but also said of it, “Corn is what they feed pigs.” I came to understand the notion of moderation through her relationship with corn. From a nutritional point of view, corn is more of a carb than anything else. But protein is right...
  • The 900 Billion dollar fungus

    03/14/2018 7:58:50 PM PDT · by Fungi · 47 replies
    Blog.oup ^ | February, 2018 | Nicholas Money
    I never post, but this is noteworthy. Brewer's yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, is responsible for five percent of our gross domestic product. From bread to beer and beyond, this fungus has an incredible impact on our lives. Fungi are important!
  • Would you eat HUMAN MEAT? Fears raised over lab-grown flesh

    03/14/2018 10:04:24 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 53 replies ^ | 14th March 2018 | By Rachel O'Donoghue
    PEOPLE have been asked whether they would consider chowing down on human meat after science boffins starting growing flesh in a lab. Celebrity atheist Richard Dawkins recently tweeted asking his followers’ thoughts on starting a cannibal diet. Linking to an article about lab-grown flesh, the evolutionary biologist wrote: "I've long been looking forward to this," he wrote. "What if human meat is grown? Could we overcome our taboo against cannibalism?” He went to say the scientific breakthrough will be an “interesting test case for the consequentialist morality versus ‘yuck reaction’ absolutism.” The question of whether people would eat artificially created...
  • Oxytocin-enforced norm compliance reduces xenophobic outgroup rejection

    03/12/2018 8:14:35 AM PDT · by foundedonpurpose · 29 replies ^ | April 7, 2017 | Nina Marsh, Dirk Scheele, Justin S. Feinstein, Holger Gerhardt, Sabrina Strang, Wolfgang Maier and R
    Oxytocin-enforced norm compliance reduces xenophobic outgroup rejection Nina Marsh, Dirk Scheele, Justin S. Feinstein, Holger Gerhardt, Sabrina Strang, Wolfgang Maier and René Hurlemann PNAS 2017 August, 114 (35) 9314-9319. Edited by Bruce S. McEwen, The Rockefeller University, New York, NY, and approved July 10, 2017 (received for review April 7, 2017) Article Figures & SI Authors & Info PDF Significance In the midst of rapid globalization, the peaceful coexistence of cultures requires a deeper understanding of the forces that compel prosocial behavior and thwart xenophobia. Yet, the conditions promoting such outgroup-directed altruism have not been determined. Here we report...
  • NEWS This is the Waffle House waitress whose act of kindness landed her a $16K scholarship

    03/10/2018 2:55:55 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 35 replies
    click2houston ^ | 9 Mar 2018 | Amanda Cochran
    And all he asked was, ‘I don’t have functioning in my hands, can you cut (my ham) for me? It would be easier for me.’ He explained to reporters that he’d been in the hospital two days before the photo was taken and his hands weren’t working well. However, as the event ended, a reporter asked Williams, “Do you have to work today?” “Yes,” Williams said looking at the clock. “2 p.m.” Williams went to work, but her life -- and the lives of those she helped -- are forever changed through her small act of kindness.
  • Feeling Noodle-y

    03/09/2018 3:33:46 AM PST · by SandRat · 14 replies
    I’ve been known to say that I am feeling noodle-y. After passing a “noodle house” recently, I had to slam on the brakes and just have some. Although just about every culture has a noodle, I’m usually hankering for some kind of Asian variety when this feeling arises, because the balance of flavors in Asian cooking is deeply satisfying. Also, the therapeutic effect of garlic and ginger, ever-present in these dishes, makes for good caretaking. There are oodles of noodles to be had. They can be made from wheat, rice, buckwheat — which is not a type of wheat, actually...
  • Oakland Bacon and Beer Festival Hogs the Spotlight

    03/08/2018 12:20:16 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Wed Mar 7th, 2018 | Joe Kukura
    Bacon’s back on the slab, as the fifth annual Oakland Bacon and Beer Festival is set to sizzle Saturday. e There will be more than six degrees of beer and bacon at this Saturday’s pig-out known as the Oakland Bacon and Beer Festival. A fat lot of caterers, chefs, and microbrew maestros will take over Jack London Square and bring home the bacon for an afternoon of all-you-can-eat, all-you-can drink pig partying. A Who’s-Who of Bay Area baconators like The Gastropig, The GrilledCheezGuy, Crave BBQ, Saucy Oakland and a whole bunch more will be hamming it up with an array...
  • Bay Area's Pampered Backyard Chicken Trend Ripe for a Backlash

    03/08/2018 11:22:38 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    San Franciscco Chronicle ^ | Wednesday, March 7, 2018 | Filipa Ioannou
    They walk like chickens, they cluck like chickens, and they cost $350 a bird. Last week, a viral Washington Post story chronicled the life and times of the Bay Area's well-heeled pet chickens and their luxe digs, calling the birds "the Silicon Valley elite's latest status symbol." "Egg-laying chickens are now a trendy, eco-conscious humblebrag on par with driving a Tesla," the Post reported. The catalogue of surreal luxuries that followed would not be out of place on a reality television show: The Real Chickens of Silicon Valley. One woman, whom the Post dubbed the "chicken whisperer," offers her consultation...
  • McDonald’s Turns Golden Arches Upside Down ‘In Honor Of Women’

    03/08/2018 7:15:39 AM PST · by simpson96 · 59 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | 3/7/2018 | Staff
    LYNWOOD (CBSLA) — A McDonald’s in Lynwood turned its golden arches upside down in celebration of International Women’s Day. The fast food chain said flipping its logo is “in honor of the extraordinary accomplishments of women everywhere.” International Women’s Day takes place March 8. KCAL9’s Tom Wait reported from the Lynwood location. He reported that this location seemed to be the only one taking part in the celebration locally. 19-year-old Cynthia Longoria, who lives and works in Lynwood, said she appreciated the gesture. “That’s amazing,” she said, “as a female in a low income family. from a minority, it’s great...
  • BrewDog Has Created a Pink Beer for Girls But Not Everyone Is Happy

    03/06/2018 3:09:32 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    Wales Online ^ | 6 MAR 2018 | Tyler Mears
    Satirically dubbed 'Beer for Girls' the Pink IPA hits shelves on International Women's DayA craft brewing company has created a pink beer for girls in an attempt to end gender inequality and break down stereotypes. Satirically dubbed 'Beer for Girls', BrewDog - famous for their blue-labelled Punk IPA craft beer - created the Pink IPA as a way of "exposing the sexist marketing techniques used to target women, particularly within the beer industry". Launched to coincide with International Women's Day on Thursday, March 8 , the campaign also aims to "end the discrimination of gender pay inequality". "Inside the bottle,...