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  • Hunters bag 1,000 pythons in Florida Everglades

    05/22/2018 11:40:36 AM PDT · by dennisw · 74 replies
    www.orlandosentinel ^ | May 22 2018 | Brian Hargrove
    Python hunter Brian Hargrove, right, is helped by Marcos Fernandez, left, with the South Florida Water Management District, as they measure and weigh the 1,000th python caught in the Florida Everglades. HOMESTEAD — Florida is marking a milestone in its attempt to control an infestation of Burmese pythons in the Everglades. The state has been paying a select group of 25 hunters to catch and kill the invasive snakes on state lands in South Florida since March 2017. On Tuesday, the 1,000th python collected in that program was measured and weighed at the South Florida Water Management District's field office...
  • Publix wouldn't write Summa Cum Laude on graduation cake due to profanity, SC family says

    05/22/2018 11:13:09 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 87 replies ^ | Monday, May 21st 2018 | by Bill Burr, WCIV
    WEST ASHLEY, S.C. (WCIV) — The signs of a graduation party are still left around the house of the Koscinski family. Jacob graduated Saturday with the highest honors from a Christian-based home-schooling program. So, his mom ordered a cake. "He did not know we were getting a cake because he's not a big cake eater. So we were all standing there waiting to see it and when we opened it, it was a huge shock to all of us," said Cara Koscinski. She explained how she ordered the 3/4 inch sheet cake online through Publix. But when she requested the...
  • My debate topic of the day

    05/20/2018 5:06:56 PM PDT · by gasport · 29 replies
    Every comestible (100%) is improved by the addition of an aliquot of a form of bacon. Aff or Neg?
  • 1 Dead, 1 Injured In Cougar Attack In Washington State

    05/19/2018 5:12:34 PM PDT · by george76 · 142 replies
    KGW ^ | May 19, 2018 | Michael Crowe
    Two men were riding road bikes when the cougar attacked both of them. One person was killed and a second person injured in a cougar attack near North Bend Saturday. The attack happened in a very remote area northeast of Snoqualmie. According to the King County Sheriff's Office, two men were riding road bikes when the cougar attacked both of them. A 31-year-old man was taken to Harborview Medical Center for his injuries; he was alert and listed in serious condition. The second man fled into the woods to escape the cougar, but the animal chased after him. Search crews...
  • Bumble Bee CEO indicted on charge he fixed canned tuna price

    05/17/2018 2:08:43 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 36 replies ^ | May 16, 2018 | Unknown
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- U.S. prosecutors filed a criminal charge Wednesday against the CEO of Bumble Bee Foods as part of an ongoing investigation into price fixing in the packaged seafood industry. A grand jury in San Francisco indicted Christopher Lischewski on one count of price fixing, alleging that from November 2010 to December 2013 he conspired with others in the industry to eliminate competition by setting prices for canned tuna. Three other people, including a former StarKist tuna company executive, have previously been charged. Stephen Hodge, a former senior vice president for sales at StarKist, pleaded guilty last year...
  • I Love Carbon Dioxide and You Should Too

    05/16/2018 7:32:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Townhall ^ | 05/16/2018 | Gregory Wrightstone
    The demonization of the “miracle molecule,” carbon dioxide, continued last week with the announcement that its concentration had reached 410 parts per million (ppm). Nearly all reporting of this noted that this was the highest level in 800,000 years and predicted a host of associated climate calamities. While the current concentration of this vital gas is about 40% higher than at the start of the Industrial Revolution, unreported is that Earth has been suffering from steadily decreasing and perilously low concentrations of CO2. Until the consumption of fossil fuels began liberating this important gas from ancient rocks , the Earth...
  • Rising fame: experts herald Canadian woman's 120-year-old sourdough starter

    05/16/2018 3:37:39 AM PDT · by Winniesboy · 26 replies
    The Guardian ^ | May 14 2016 | anon
    Ione Christensen’s starter, one of the oldest strains around, is being added to a collection in a Belgian ‘library’ with 84 samples from 20 countries Every Saturday night for the last sixty years, Ione Christensen has followed the same routine to prepare waffles for breakfast the following morning: she measures out two cups of flour and two cups of warm water, then she reaches into her fridge to bring out her sourdough starter. “It’s a family pet, if you will,” she said from her home in Canada’s Yukon territory. Like any pet, the starter needs to be constantly fed –...
  • Rudy Giuliani Says President Trump’s Diet Includes Burgers With Half the Bun

    05/15/2018 4:11:08 PM PDT · by ethom · 38 replies ^ | May 15, 2018, 10:23am EDT | by Chris Fuhrmeister@ccfuhr
    Good on Donald Trump for receiving not-so-great results from a physical and making big dietary changes to improve his health. Trump is no longer restricting himself to soups and salads — come on, that’s way too extreme — but he’s still keeping his meals in the health zone. A Washington Post report reveals that at a recent lunch with his new attorney, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Trump dined on a well-done burger with only half a bun, “I do that, too, sometimes,” Giuliani told the newspaper. “It’s a good way to do it.” Bravo, Mr. President. The...
  • What the Cluck? KFC launches 10 piece BONE CHINA buckets to commemorate the royal wedding

    05/15/2018 11:59:31 AM PDT · by ethom · 40 replies
    UK Sun ^ | 14th May 2018, 7:01 pm | Tara Evens
    The fast-food chain has created specially designed buckets made of bone china to celebrate the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle this weekend, yes...really! JUST when you thought we'd reached peak royal wedding, KFC steps up to the memorabilia plate and goes next level. The fast-food chain has created specially designed buckets made of bone china to celebrate the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle this weekend. The specially-designed bucket will be available at KFC's Windsor branch on Saturday We can't help but snigger at the thought of Harry and Meghan chowing down on a bargain bucket in...
  • Shorewood Burger King was closed, so man stripped naked in street, police said

    05/15/2018 6:38:04 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 26 replies
    The Herald-News ^ | May 15, 2018 | The Herald-News
    An intoxicated Plainfield man was so irate over being locked out of Burger King he stripped off his clothes and struck an officer a few times, police said. Officers were sent about 2:15 a.m. Sunday to the East Jefferson Street Burger King in Shorewood after employees complained of a man standing outside the drive-thru and pounding on the window, Deputy Police Chief Eric Allen said. “He was visibly upset the business was closed and was banging on the drive-thru, screaming at the employees inside,” Allen said. “He was heavily intoxicated.” Manuel Silverio, 30, hit the window one more time after...
  • Taco Bell Beat Out Chipotle As America's Favorite Mexican Restaurant

    05/15/2018 4:13:10 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 75 replies ^ | 5/14/2018 | Sarah Weinberg
    In what can only be described as a huge slap in the face to our Southernmost neighbor, America just declared Taco Bell its favorite Mexican restaurant. Yes: French fries served with nacho cheese and tacos wrapped in Doritos tortillas are the marks of great Latin cuisine here in the good ol' U.S. of A. To be fair, authentic restaurants weren't really given a fighting chance. The Harris Poll EquiTrend Study only gave participants six mainstream options: Taco Bell, Chipotle, Moe's Southwest Grill, Qdoba, Baja Fresh, and Del Taco. Moe's was America's number one Mexican restaurant brand in 2017 and 2016,...
  • Harry & Meghan Will Have Food Trucks At The Royal Wedding Because Why Not?

    05/14/2018 12:32:34 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 53 replies
    MSN ^ | 05/14/2018 | Alexis Reliford
    If you needed further proof that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are just like us trendy millennials, let their plans to have food trucks at their upcoming nuptials be a clue. From the moment their engagement was announced we knew these two were going to throw the most epic royal wedding ever. From bucking tradition by having an American bishop give the address at their wedding and Meghan giving a speech to her husband at their reception, the happy couple is truly making their big day their own. And the latest news promises a sweet surprise at the end of...
  • Do other people besides me have a primal urge to suck the bone marrow out of a bone?

    05/13/2018 5:02:15 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 102 replies
    For Mother's Day, I decided that I would grill some leg of lamb steaks. So good. I coated them in olive oil, kosher salt, lots of pepper, some rosemary and chopped garlic and let them sit in that for a while to come up to room temperature. You don't need to cook lamb that long. I like to sear 5 minutes on each side under high heat and then put on indirect heat until the internal temperature comes up to about 160 degrees. Anyway, I just want you to know that as soon as I pulled the lamb steaks out...
  • Sweet Potatoes Might Have Arrived In Polynesia Long Before Humans

    05/12/2018 1:58:52 PM PDT · by blam · 30 replies
    Science News ^ | 5-12-2018 | Dan Garisto
    Sweet potatoes were domesticated thousands of years ago in the Americas. So 18th century European explorers were surprised to find Polynesians had been growing the crop for centuries. New genetic evidence instead suggests that wild precursors to sweet potatoes reached Polynesia at least 100,000 years ago — long before humans inhabited the South Pacific islands, researchers report April 12 in Current Biology. If true, it could also challenge the idea that Polynesian seafarers reached the Americas around the 12th century. For the new study, the researchers analyzed the DNA of 199 specimens taken from sweet potatoes (Ipomoea batatas) and...
  • There is a reason that crackers have holes in them

    05/12/2018 1:35:10 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 85 replies
    People like to eat crackers and crackers have little pinholes in them. There is a reason for that. For without these little holes, the crackers will not bake correctly. The holes allow steam to escape without bubbling up and exploding during the baking process. Consider the Cheez-it cracker. It has a solitary hole in the middle of each little cracker. See how it bulges all around? But remember, the edges of the Cheez-it cracker are full of holes because Cheez-it crackers are baked in large sheets that are then cut along the perforated edges. So it's not really the...
  • Massive chocolate spill shuts highway after tanker truck crash

    05/10/2018 1:10:45 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 9, 2018 | Gary Gastelu | Fox News
    A Polish highway was shut down on Wednesday when a tanker truck full of liquid chocolate crashed and spilled its contents across the road. Cleanup efforts on the highway were being hampered because the chocolate was quickly cooling and solidifying on the six-lane surface. Crews at the scene said that they needed to ship in hot water to melt the chocolate and wash it away. Senior brigadier Bogdan Kowalski with the fire brigade of Slupca, a town in western Poland, said, "cooling chocolate is worse than snow." TVN24 reported from the site of the accident that the driver was taken...
  • The Vineyard Where Retired French Soldiers Make Wine

    05/08/2018 4:20:27 PM PDT · by VanShuyten · 12 replies
    Atlas Obscura ^ | May 02, 2018 | Alexis Steinman
    “Tu n’abandonnes jamais les tiens, ni au combat, ni dans la vie.” These words grace the back label of Esprit de Corps Grand Cuvée, a Vermentino from Côtes de Provence Sainte–Victoire. It means, “You never abandon your own, not in combat, nor in life.” The phrase references Article VII of the French Foreign Legion’s Code of Honor, which is a hint at the bottle’s unlikely provenance: a retirement home for former legionnaires. Nestled in postcard-perfect vineyards in Provence, the Domaine du Capitaine Danjou winery is the antithesis of abandonment. It provides lodging, purpose, and, most importantly, brotherhood. Leave it to...
  • Refrigerator recommendations?

    05/05/2018 9:35:16 AM PDT · by LouAvul · 127 replies
    Am contemplating replacing my Kitchenaid refrigerator. We bought Kitchenaid in 2012 and it went out in 2014. Kitchenaid deemed it not repairable and replaced it. Now the replacement refrigerator is malfunctioning and we're going to be looking at another replacement. It seems most appliances are made by Whirlpool, including Kitchenaid. And most appliances made by Whirlpool have bad reviews. What brand do Freepers recommend?
  • Wisconsin man eats his 30,000th Big Mac

    05/05/2018 8:50:46 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 51 replies
    WXYZ ^ | May 4, 2018 | WGBA
    A Fond du Lac man who holds the world record for "Most Big Macs Consumed" ate his 30,000th Big Mac on Friday. Don Gorske said he ate his first Big Mac on May 17, 1972, and has enjoyed, on average, two of the sandwiches nearly every day since. “I take that first bite, it was the best thing I had ever tasted in my life,” reads a pamphlet from Gorske that chronicles his hamburger habit. An entry titled “Summer of 1972” reads, “When I’m not at work, or going to McDonalds [sic], I’m at County Stadium, eating a Big Mac...
  • Live longer: One of Britain’s oldest people, age 110, praises ONIONS for her long life

    05/04/2018 11:29:44 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 23 replies ^ | Fri, May 4, 2018 | By Michael Knowles
    ONE of Britain’s oldest people has turned 110, saying her long life is thanks to friends...and onions. Daisy Bastin puts her longevity down to the combination, saying: “I am very lucky in my life to have had such loyal friends and to still be in good health.” She added home cooking with fresh onions had helped too. She said: “They keep me going. They’re good for the skin too.” Mrs Bastin, of Glastonbury, Somerset, was born on May 3, 1908, in Devon as one of seven children. She met her husband Alf in 1933 and they were happily married for...