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  • McDonald's launches all-day breakfast on Oct. 6

    09/02/2015 7:00:07 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 58 replies
    AP ^ | September 2, 2015
    If you're one of those people who hates missing the end of breakfast hours at McDonald's, hang on just a little longer: the chain says its breakfast menu will be available all day starting Oct. 6. Items like Egg McMuffins, hotcakes, sausage burritos, fruit 'n yogurt parfaits, hash browns and biscuits will be available anytime, although the exact menu will vary in different markets. The company said core items like the Big Mac, McNuggets and fries will still be available at all of its locations.
  • Man Found Passed Out in KFC Drive-Thru in Fla.

    09/01/2015 2:34:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    kutv ^ | AUGUST 31ST 2015
    Police found a man passed out behind the wheel of his car in a Kentucky Fried Chicken drive-thru. The incident happened Sunday night at the restaurant on South Federal Highway. A police officer saw Scott Shypula passed out in a gray Chevy Camaro. The officer tried unsuccessfully to wake up Shypula. Police believe Shypula had been huffing. Officers found a can of compressed air in his hand and several other canisters in his car. As the officer tried to yank the keys out of the car, police said Shypula woke up and tried to drive away with the officer hanging...
  • This Robot Chef Will Skillfully Flip Your Pancakes by , 1:33p @BrennaHouck

    08/31/2015 1:23:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Eater ^ | Aug 30, 2015 | Brenna Houck
    Plus, a robot bartender is slingin' cocktails in Germany. The human race's pancake flipping days could soon be over. MIT Technology Review reports that RobotHow — a European robotics research project focused on teaching robots to understand language — has developed a robot chef capable of using instructions to complete complex tasks like flipping pancakes and making pizza. While things like flipping a pancake might seem simple, for robots it's a challenge to determine how much force and what exact motion is required to complete the action, writes Quartz. The robot called PR2 learns tasks by following instructions on wikiHow....
  • Some Points to Ponder

    08/31/2015 8:39:32 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 17 replies
    IMBD ^ | 1982 | shields, carey
    "Smoking kills. If you're killed, you've lost a very important part of your life," ---Brooke Shields, during an interview to become spokesperson for a federal antismoking campaign. . "Whenever I watch TV and see those poor starving kids all the world, I can't help but cry. . I mean I'd love to be skinny like that but not with all those flies and death and stuff." --Mariah Carey
  • First Restaurant for Dogs in Southeast Mexico Opens in Merida

    08/30/2015 1:41:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    “PEEK FOOD”, the first restaurant for dogs in the Yucatán Peninsula opened its doors on July the 4th, 2015. It is a new gastronomical concept that offers an experience for diners that want to spend time together with their beloved pets, have a meal themselves and feed their dogs with well balanced and healthy food options. The Restaurant was born from the idea of brother and sister Rashid Ariel and Citlali Georgina Alcocer Cortazar, who have a strong relationship with dogs since they were kids. Rashid decided to become a professional dog trainer. Rashid and Citlali noticed that “Pet Friendly”...
  • HOME>U.S. Shark Takes Big Bite Out of California Surfer's Board

    08/30/2015 10:39:19 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 24 replies
    ABC News ^ | 30 Aug 2015 | MICHELLE KIM, DAVID CHIU and EMILY SHAPIRO
    Dempsey was later reunited with her board, which had a 14-by-8 inch piece chomped out of it.
  • Today's Most: Would You Drink Doritos-Flavored Soda?

    08/30/2015 2:42:32 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    Today's Most...interesting beverage currently being tested: The company that owns Mountain Dew confirms it's testing a flavor that tastes like Doritos. PepsiCo confirmed to the NY Daily News that it's testing "Dewitos" on college campuses around the country. Speculation started when someone posted a picture online with the caption, "they were giving samples of this, it actually tastes like Doritos." The soda is orange-colored. Pepsi wouldn't say if the company's thinking about actually selling Dewitos. But a company representative told the News, "we are always testing out new flavors of Mountain Dew, and giving our fans a voice in helping...
  • Sciatica

    08/29/2015 7:18:38 PM PDT · by Maine Mariner · 144 replies
    Some medical advice from Freepers is sorely needed. About two weeks ago I twisted my lower back and the result sciatica. I have been taking 3 200mg of Advil and 2 300 mg Tylenol every six hours plus alternating between an ice pack (wrapped in a towel) and a hot water bottle. I have also been doing some exercises several times a day as recommended by my physical therapist. So here it is Saturday evening and I am in a lot of pain. What is so discouraging was today at about 2 pm for a couple of hours, I was...
  • The Freaky New Ice Cream People Wait Three Hours For

    08/29/2015 10:11:01 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 28, 2015 | Haley Goldberg
    SNIP Ever since it opened in July, tucked between Chinese restaurants and spas at 10 Mott St., foodies from far and wide have been waiting up to three hours to get a taste of 10Below, which serves an American twist on Thai ice cream rolls. The frozen concoction is created by pouring liquid homemade ice cream onto a cold plate reaching temps well below zero. Employees mix in toppings, flatten it out like a crepe, and then scrape it into ice-cold rolls with a putty-knife-like tool. The result is five cute little rolls with toppings ranging from fresh strawberries to...
  • Here's what it looks like to get slapped by a baby grizzly bear

    08/29/2015 9:44:15 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 40 replies
    Mashable ^ | August 28, 2015 | CHLOE BRYAN
    If you've ever wondered what it's like to be slapped by a grizzly bear, just ask Brad Joseph. The naturalist took his GoPro on a recent trip to Alaska, only to meet a grizzly bear who wasn't as big a fan of wearable technology as the rest of us. Luckily, the disgruntled grizzly only hit the camera — not Joseph himself.
  • Sausalito Marin City School District Becomes Nation's First Organic, GMO Free District

    08/28/2015 8:17:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 8/28/15 | Tamara Palmer
    One Marin County school district hopes to set a national example when it comes to healthy eating. Sausalito Marin City School District started serving only organic and GMO-free meals to students this week, becoming the first school district in the nation to do so. It's an extension of what is considered to be a successful pilot program begun in 2013 at Bayside MLK Jr. Academy in Marin City. The other school in the district, Willow Creek Academy in Sausalito, has now joined Bayside MLK Jr. Academy in installing a permanent program. “The results speak for themselves,” Steve Van Zant, superintendent...
  • Despite Poultry Ban, 14-Year-Old Designs Chicken Tractor For State Fair

    08/28/2015 5:30:06 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 6 replies
    WCCO.COM ^ | 28 AUGUST 2015 | RACHEL SLOVIK
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — This year, the poultry barns have a much different look at the Minnesota State Fair. Live birds are banned to prevent the spread of the avian flu. That decision had a big impact on the 4H and Future Farmer’s of America program. Back in May, when state health officials made the decision to ban poultry, many kids wondered if they’d still get a chance to compete at the county and state level. The 4H and FFA found a way and this year, becoming a poultry champion had nothing to do with the actual bird. Weeks...
  • Fair Food: Oklahoma State Fair Releases List of Mouthwatering New Additions

    08/28/2015 3:42:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    KFOR ^ | AUGUST 28, 2015 | K. QUERRY
    The Oklahoma State Fair is just around the corner, and officials have released a new list of foods that will appear at stands across the fairgrounds. The list of new fair food is as follows: Bacon wrapped corn on the cob – Local sweet corn that is wrapped in bacon. It is located at The Bacon Habit. Bacon wrapped donut burger – A burger with two doughnut buns that is wrapped in bacon. It is located at Porky’s. Banana split ice cream crepe – It’s a twist on a classic. It is located at DJ’s Creme De La Crepe. Boneless...
  • Hendricks v Starkist Tuna Class Action

    08/28/2015 3:35:22 PM PDT · by thesligoduffyflynns · 18 replies
    Top Class Actions ^ | today | not me
    I found this the other day by accident. I've never seen a class action lawsuit such as this . Starkist wants to avoid litigation so this is what they are offering to you. They don't require a receipt but you sign off under penalty of perjury..
  • Explosion destroys food truck, rocks Miami neighborhood

    08/27/2015 6:49:04 AM PDT · by McGruff · 19 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 27, 2015
    Lunch will not be served by a food truck in Southwest Miami-Dade after it was destroyed in a propane tank explosion. According to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue officials, the explosion was so powerful, some nearby homes suffered minor damage.
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    08/26/2015 6:33:56 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 100 replies
    My Grandmother, who largely raised me, was born in 1890. She lost her mother when she was only ten years old, and at that young age became largely responsible for her younger brother, while their father plied his trade as a small sailing ship captain in the Tidewater, transporting freight. She married the first time at a very young age - and actually lied a little to do it, because she wasn't quite sixteen. She died at the ripe old age of 94; and until the last six months of her life she was completely running her own household, doing...
  • Burger King Wants McDonald’s Help to Make the ‘McWhopper’: All For The Sake Of World Peace

    08/26/2015 2:55:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    TIME ^ | 08/26/2015 | Jon Chew
    Burger King has offered McDonald’s a golden opportunity to come together and make one burger to rule them all — in the name of world peace, of course.In full-page ads running Wednesday in The New York Times and the Chicago Tribune – the hometown paper of the Illinois-based McDonald’s – the fast-food chain is proposing the “McWhopper,” a hybrid of each company’s signature Big Mac and Whopper burgers that will be sold for one day in one pop-up store in one city.That city, Burger King is proposing, would be Atlanta, a meeting point between both company’s headquarters. The marketing...
  • Inside the Burger Restaurant Where Hank Williams Uttered His Last Words

    08/26/2015 12:03:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Munchies ^ | August 26, 2015 | Mason Adams
    They placed Hank Williams in a wheelchair and hauled him from the Knoxville hotel to his powder-blue Cadillac convertible, where his driver, a college freshman named Charles Carr, waited. Loaded on booze, morphine, chloral hydrate, and vitamin B12, Williams crawled into the back seat, wrapped a blanket around himself, and laid down. Tasked with ferrying Williams to a New Year’s Day gig in Dayton, Ohio, Carr drove out of Knoxville, Tennessee, and into legend. Near midnight, Carr stopped in downtown Bristol, Virginia, to get gas and look for a relief driver. He went to a cab stand and noticed a...
  • Screw salads: They're not helping you and may be hurting the planet

    08/26/2015 6:10:30 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 35 replies
    National Post ^ | August 25, 2015 | Tamar Haspel, Washington Post
    As the world population grows, we have a pressing need to eat better and farm better, and those of us trying to figure out how to do those things have pointed at lots of different foods as problematic. Almonds, for their water use. Corn, for the monoculture. Beef, for its greenhouse gases. In each of those cases, there’s some truth in the finger-pointing, but none of them is a clear-cut villain. There’s one food, though, that has almost nothing going for it. It occupies precious crop acreage, requires fossil fuels to be shipped, refrigerated, around the world, and adds nothing...
  • Starkist Tuna Class Action Settlement Means Customers Get $25 In Cash Or $50 In Tuna

    08/25/2015 10:36:05 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 83 replies
    consumerist ^ | August 25, 2015 | Laura Northrup
    Two and a half years ago, a man who eats tuna filed a class action lawsuit against Starkist, a tuna company. His allegation was that the company was deliberately under-filling each can by a few tenths of an ounce. That might not make a difference to one consumer making one tuna salad, but would add up over millions of cans. While Starkist doesn’t admit fault, the case has been settled. If you’re a resident of the United States and bought at least one five-ounce can of any of these tunas from Starkist between February 19, 2009 and October 31, 2014,...
  • How to Properly Celebrate National Whiskey Sour Day

    08/25/2015 5:05:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    AOL News ^ | 8/25
    The Whiskey Sour doesn't really have an intriguing origin story like some of its counterparts, but it's still a favorite amongst cocktail connoisseurs. The first documented reference to the popular mix was in an 1870 Wisconsin newspaper. Almost a century later, Universidad del Cuyo published a story crediting Elliott Stubb for creating the Whiskey Sour. The Peruvian newspaper that published the news solved one of the greatest mysteries i
  • Heinz no longer qualifies as ketchup in Israel

    08/25/2015 5:52:35 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 48 replies
    timesofisrael ^ | August 20, 2015 | Gabe Friedman
    In the United States, Heinz is nearly synonymous with ketchup, but Israel has kicked the brand out of that category of condiments all together. Israel’s Health Ministry recently ruled that the Heinz brand product does not contain enough “tomato solids” to be labeled as ketchup in Israeli stores. It will now be relegated to the title “tomato seasoning,” Ynet reported. The ruling was the result of a lobbying campaign by Israeli food manufacturer Osem, which produces a large portion of the ketchup consumed in Israel. Israelis have long complained that local monopolies distort the economy, and especially the food market,...
  • FAT, SICK AND NEARLY DEAD (Freeper Must-See - Now Free)

    08/24/2015 11:30:21 AM PDT · by Hostage · 54 replies
    Give yourself a break from politics and crashing markets. This is one of the most outstanding, most entertaining and most educational films of the century (no exaggeration). Many of you are likely to have seen Joe Cross' film (he's also now produced Part 2) but now that it's FREE I wanted to pass it on to everyone especially Freepers. Your life will be changed by it guaranteed. And it is so easy to watch because it is so entertaining and informative. Bring the whole family especially your kids. He's won numerous awards around the world for this film and it...
  • Is anyone freeze drying food?

    08/24/2015 10:24:20 AM PDT · by grumpygresh · 19 replies
    Is anyone freeze drying food? Have you rigged up your own system, using dry ice, keeping food in the freezer for a couple weeks? What foods are you using? Has anyone bought an off the shelf food freeze dryer?
  • Giant alligator weighing 920 pounds gets pulled from lake

    08/24/2015 9:59:34 AM PDT · by McGruff · 24 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 24, 2015
    EUFAULA, Ala. - Authorities say an alligator pulled from a lake in southeast Alabama weighs an estimated 920 pounds. AL.com reports that the 13-foot, 6-inch gator was captured in Lake Eufaula on Aug. 14.
  • Harvest time for the “Tree of Life”

    08/24/2015 9:51:32 AM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    Some people love them, some people could live without them. There are differing views on their benefit, but almost everyone is fond of the taste. From the honey and the smoke of the wood, to the highly nutritional flour made from the ground pods, they are a signature flavor here in the desert. The early start to monsoon this year affected the first mesquite harvest, with many finding unacceptable mold, which renders them inedible. However, the second harvest is looking better, and is in progress in parts of the county, although some altitudes have already peaked. “I heard rumor about...
  • Man Divorces Wife For Not Preparing Food Fast Enough Wife Refutes Charges

    08/23/2015 7:27:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Saturday, August 22, 2015
    A-57-year old Nigerian man divorced his wife on the grounds that she was preparing his food very late at night, Emarat Al Youm reports, quoting news websites. The report names the man as Oolovada Adikoaa and he told a court in Lagos that his wife failed to fulfil her marriage duties. She did not prepare the food on time, although he warned her many times. “There is no reason for pushing me to continue in a relationship with a woman who makes me starve, I can no longer tolerate it," he is quoted as saying. The 25-year-old wife refuted the...
  • NASA wants to turn astronauts' poop into food

    08/23/2015 7:37:23 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    Using urine and breathed-out carbon dioxide as the building blocks to create useful aboard items, the team is genetically engineering yeast to produce things that astronauts may need. "A particular strain of yeast can be genetically manipulated to create polymers, or plastics, used for 3D printing, as well as Omega 3s, which lower heart disease risk, and protect skin and hair," Mark Blenner, professor at Clemson, was quoted as saying in a Quartz report.
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    08/20/2015 4:32:15 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 36 replies
    About 25 years ago, a neighbor gave me a jar of ruby-red syrup-y stuff, and a recipe. She called the cakes I could make from these "Amish Friendship Cakes". My friend and I baked many of these wonderful cakes, rolling the starter over again and again, until finally we stopped. Years later I wanted to make the cake again, but didn't know how to 'start the starter'. Fortunately, by then we had the Internet and 'Altavista', which came through. I found two ways of doing it: one using brandy to get it going, and one using yeast. So far, I...
  • Humans are ‘unique super-predator’

    08/20/2015 12:47:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    BBC News ^ | 08/20/2015 | Jonathan Amos
    Humans’ status as a unique super-predator is laid bare in a new study published in Science magazine. The analysis of global data details the ruthlessness of our hunting practices and the impacts we have on prey. It shows how humans typically take out adult fish populations at 14 times the rate that marine animals do themselves. And on land, we kill top carnivores, such as bears, wolves and lions, at nine times their own self-predation rate. But perhaps the most striking observation, say authors Chris Darimont and colleagues, is the way human beings focus so heavily on taking down adult...
  • 'Super-Predator' Humans Force Evolution in Animals

    01/14/2009 1:56:00 PM PST · by em2vn · 33 replies · 615+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 01-14-09 | Robert Britt
    Acting as super-predators, humans are forcing changes to body size and reproductive abilities in some species 300 percent faster than would occur naturally, a new study finds. Hunting and fishing by individual sportsmen as well as large-scale commercial fishing are also outpacing other human influences, such as pollution, in effects on the animal kingdom.
  • Kamado

    08/19/2015 2:24:25 AM PDT · by gasport · 16 replies
    "A kamado is a traditional Japanese wood or charcoal fueled cook stove. Modern versions of the cooker are produced and sold internationally. They are often marketed as grills for outdoor use."
  • Papa John's Pizza Camaro Recovered in Detroit

    08/18/2015 2:31:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    A classic car belonging to the founder of Papa John’s Pizza, stolen overnight in Detroit, was recovered on the city's west side Monday, according to police. The gold 1972 Camaro Z-28 was in town for the Woodward Dream Cruise. It had appeared in several commercials for the pizza chain through the years. The Camaro was stored inside a trailer and parked in a lot on Woodbridge Street. The trailer disappeared sometime between midnight and 7:30 a.m. The vehicle was once owned by John Schnatter. He sold it in 1983 to help save his father’s tavern. He used the rest of...
  • NYC Pizza Joint Accused of Racist Pie

    08/18/2015 12:27:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    AOL News ^ | Aug 18th 2015
    It takes a lot for New Yorkers to get mad at any establishment that creates their cities most beloved dish: Pizza. But NYC residents are furious with a local pizza joint for promoting a racist pie. How on Earth can pizza be racist? Pizza by Certé recently started advertising a picnic themed pizza with ingredients like fried chicken, watermelon and sunflower seeds. And here is what they called it the pic-a-nika. The pic-a-nika. C'mon! Advocacy group Millions March NYC protested the establishment and tried to get it shut down.
  • BlueBell in 2 weeks! (vanity)

    08/17/2015 3:09:17 PM PDT · by waterhill · 38 replies
    8/17/2015 | me
    Life altering true ice cream..... Homemade Vanilla.
  • Chick-fil-A Owner Stuns Employees, Pays Them During 5 Month Shutdown

    08/16/2015 2:59:14 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 25 replies
    The owner of a fast food restaurant in Austin, Texas shocked his 50 employees by paying their full salaries during a five-month period when the business shut down. Jeff Glover, who has operated the Chick-fil-A for 15 years, wanted to remodel the building to accommodate more customers, but didn’t want to hurt his workers. So he continued paying them for the full five months. The restaurant, which reopened this week at West Braker Lane and U.S. 183, is now the largest Chick-fil-A in Austin–and surely the chicken retailer with the biggest heart.
  • A Toast to Fitness: Hiking Plus Wine Hits the Spot

    08/15/2015 3:07:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Sioux City Journal ^ | Mary Orlin | August 14, 2015
    On a warm, sunny Sunday morning, a hiking group gathers in the parking lot of Saratoga, Calif.’s, Sanborn County Park. Folks are decked out in hats, backpacks and hiking boots. Some carry poles, others water bottles in preparation for an 11-mile hike through the redwoods. But whether they’re seasoned hikers or newcomers to the Great Hikes Plus One club, they’re all here for two reasons: They want to socialize while doing something active outdoors. Then afterward, there’s a picnic at a Santa Cruz Mountains winery nearby. It’s a powerful incentive. The Bay Area is a haven for hikers. Google “Bay...
  • NYC pizzeria accused of racism for ingredients, name of pizza slice

    08/15/2015 2:35:07 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 93 replies
    examiner ^ | 14/08/2015
    One man's rations is another's racism. That's what a Manhattan pizzeria named Pizza by Certé discovered when passersby noticed the sign for a summertime specialty — and promptly uploaded a snapshot of the same to Instagram. The sign advertised a pizza slice with the curious name “Pic-a-nika” and even more curious toppings, among them Southern-fried chicken and watermelon. The owner of the restaurant maintains that the name of the creation comes from the lilting manner in which his father, who emigrated here from Italy, pronounces the word picnic. And what foods are more common picnic fare than fried chicken and...
  • 'Throwed' rolls at Lambert's Cafe; catch 'em while you still can: Jarvis DeBerry

    08/14/2015 2:02:46 PM PDT · by BBell · 21 replies
    http://www.nola.com/ ^ | 8/14/15 | Jarvis DeBerry
    Four four years of college, I regularly drove back and forth on Interstate 55 between St. Louis, Mo., and Memphis, Tenn. That route takes you through Sikeston, Mo., and if you stop in Sikeston, Mo., you might as well put your feet under the table at Lambert's Café. It's a Southern-style, home-cooking-style restaurant that serves generous portions.-snip-The Riverfront Times, an alternative newspaper in St. Louis, wonders if the days of the "throwed" rolls are numbered. An attorney in the St. Louis suburb University City filed a lawsuit on behalf of Troy Tucker, a woman who says she suffered eye, neck...
  • Woman sues restaurant known for throwing rolls after she gets hit by bread

    08/14/2015 6:39:30 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 110 replies
    upi ^ | Aug. 13, 2015 | Danielle Haynes
    SIKESTON, Mo., - A diner filed a lawsuit Monday against a Missouri restaurant famous for its "throwed rolls" after a piece of bread hit her and caused an injury. Troy Tucker sued Lambert's Cafe in Sikeston, Mo., after she said she was hit by a roll and "sustained a lacerated cornea with a vitreous detachment and all head, neck, eyes and vision were severely damaged" in September 2014, WDAF-TV, St. Louis, Mo., reported. She is seeking $25,000 to pay for her medical bills and legal fees. The lawsuit said Lambert's Cafe should know about the dangers caused by throwing rolls....
  • Wheaties looks beyond breakfast with HefeWheaties beer

    08/13/2015 8:53:21 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 20 replies
    upi ^ | Aug. 13, 2015 | Ben Hooper
    MINNEAPOLIS, The makers of Wheaties announced the "Breakfast of Champions" is expanding to later in the day with its latest product, a craft beer dubbed HefeWheaties. General Mills announced on its website it is partnering with Minneapolis craft brewery Fulton for a limited release of HefeWheaties, an American Hefeweizen beer inspired by the cereal. "We were intrigued from the get-go on this idea for many reasons, including that we're both Minneapolis companies, and that the beer and the cereal both started from the same place in terms of raw ingredients and the same city," said Ryan Petz, president and co-founder...
  • Wheaties hops on craft beer bandwagon with HefeWheaties

    08/13/2015 2:23:49 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    CNBC ^ | 8/12/15 | Sarah Whitten
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    08/12/2015 4:56:02 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 46 replies
    I've been wanting to do a thread on favorite dishes of the American States, so I'll start us off with Maryland where, despite being born in Washington, D.C., I've lived all the rest of my life. Since 2008, the official dessert of Maryland has been the Smith Island cake: http://msa.maryland.gov/msa/mdmanual/01glance/symbols/html/dessert.html(It's a little difficult to parse the sentence on the website which declares Smith as "Maryland's last inhabited island, reachable only by boat". What it really means is that Smith is the last inhabited Maryland island with no land-bridge to it - one can only get there by boat. We have...
  • New Zealand's First Booze-Free Bar Flops ... "No One Showed Up"

    08/10/2015 9:53:36 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 19 replies
    The Spirits Business ^ | 10th August, 2015 | Melita Kiely
    New Zealand's First Booze-Free Bar Flops The first alcohol-free bar in New Zealand has been forced to permanently close after just five weeks of trading after “no one showed up”. Situated in Auckland, Tap Bar – which stands for The After Party – charged NZ$15 for entry and non-alcoholic drinks started from NZ$5. The venue opened at midnight in the hope it would be a hot spot for customers rolling out of local nightclubs at 4am, but those revellers who did frequent the bar drank only water. “We gave it a shot and Auckland drinking culture just didn’t tie in...
  • The incredible shrinking Sharpton: How Rev. Al lost 175 pounds (2014)

    08/10/2015 9:25:48 AM PDT · by dennisw · 40 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | October 28, 2014 | JUSTIN ROCKET SILVERMAN
    At age 60 and weighing 130, the once-rotund Sharpton is almost underweight, and he says he's never hungry. His 'secret': Less food, more exercise. He hasn’t had any sweets in years. He hasn’t had dinner in years, either. Call it “the Al Sharpton Diet,” but this once-rotund reverend has dropped from 305 pounds to exactly 129.6 pounds. The precise weight was recorded this week on Sharpton’s bedroom scale at 5 a.m., when the man of the (much less) cloth begins his day. Sharpton has shed 60% of his much-mocked weight — and he did it without surgery, diet pills or...
  • The Super Common Oil That Science Now Shows Is Worse Than Sugar

    08/10/2015 3:59:38 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 106 replies
    eat CLEAN ^ | July 27, 2015 | Marygrace Taylor
    If you think that sugar is the unhealthiest thing you can eat, you're wrong. Apparently, the Worst Food on the Planet Award should actually go to soybean oil, suggests new findings published in the journal PLoS One. Setting up a sort of dietary cage match, researchers fed mice a series of diets each containing 40% fat. The fat in the first diet was primarily saturated and came from coconut oil, while the fat in the second diet was primarily unsaturated and came mostly from soybean oil. The researchers also fed mice two altered versions of the high-fat diets that also...
  • Whole Foods Was Mistakenly Selling ‘Asparagus Water’ And People Almost Bought It

    08/09/2015 6:28:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 72 replies
    Metro UK ^ | Wednesday 5 Aug 2015 | Alison Lynch
    This week, shoppers at Whole Foods in Brentwood, California spotted the new health drink, priced at $5.99 (Ł3.85) per bottle on the shelves. For just under four pounds, you got a bottle filled with water and three stalks of asparagus. Was this the new maple water? Could Whole Foods get any more ridiculous? Are they becoming a parody of themselves? There were so many questions. Alerted by bemused customers on Twitter, Eater called the store to investigate. They were initially told by an employee that the product was indeed new to the store. ‘We’ve had them on the shelf for...
  • Vegemite (Australian Marmite) Could Be Banned Because People Are Using it to Make Moonshine

    08/09/2015 6:15:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 76 replies
    Metro UK ^ | Sunday 9 Aug 2015 | Carri-Ann Taylor
    The days of Vegemite, the Australian equivalent to Marmite, could be numbered down-under because people are using it to make moonshine. Just like its British counter-part the love-it-or-hate-it sticky spread is somewhat of a cultural favourite. But Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion, said its sale should be restricted in remote communities where alcohol is banned. He went as far as describing the spread as a ‘precursor to misery’, claiming kids were too hung over to go to school and blaming it for a spike in domestic violence cases. Mr Scullion says in communities where alcohol is banned because of addiction...
  • Avocado Fudge

    08/09/2015 3:28:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    San Diego Reader ^ | Aug. 7, 2015 | Ian Anderson
    Fallbrook candy shop offers unusual dessertWhile a military brat living on Camp Pendleton, I kicked off my high school career going to Fallbrook HS (go Warriors!). I took that 45-minute bus ride every day for a couple of years and got to know the streets of Fallbrook well. At least, certain streets. During a recent visit to Fallbrook’s Old Town, I realized I’d never explored the “Friendly Village” in full. So it caught me by surprise to spot a sign advertising “Fallbrook’s Famous Avocado Fudge.” How could I miss something famous that involved the home of my alma mater, especially...
  • Yo Quiero Meth? Taco Bell Staffer Sets Up Meth Lab In Utility Room To ‘Stay High All The Time’

    08/09/2015 3:23:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Christopher A. Matous allegedly had a pretty solid plan for his working life. The Iowa man held a job at Taco Bell, but decided he wanted to “stay high all the time.” So, he set up a little meth lab in a utility room there. The jig was up, however, when someone reported suspicious people lingering outside Taco Bell and called police. Police arrived Tuesday to check out the reports, and say they approached Matous and another man, Kent J. Duby, 56, as they stood outside surrounded by contraband, KCRG reported. What police claim they saw at Matous’ feet was...