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  • Bacon Enthusiasts Converge in Iowa for Festival.

    02/09/2013 9:09:55 PM PST · by carriage_hill · 64 replies
    ABCNews ^ | DES MOINES, Iowa February 10, 2013 (AP) | By BARBARA RODRIGUEZ Associated Press
    The smell of bacon was in the air Saturday as thousands converged on Iowa's capital city for an increasingly popular festival celebrating all things connected with the meat. Some people wore Viking hats and others walked around with makeshift snouts for the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival. The annual event featured more than 10,000 pounds of bacon served in unusual ways, such as chocolate-dipped bacon and bacon-flavored cupcakes and gelato. "I love bacon more than I love my job," said Katie Nordquist, who was dressed in a tuxedo T-shirt that looked like bacon Saturday for her first time at the festival.
  • Great News, Pentagon To Offer Swine Flu Vaccines To Terror Suspects

    10/29/2009 4:55:06 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 6 replies · 446+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 10/29/09 | talkradio03
    The hits just keep on coming, while you wait in line, Gitmo detainees will have their vaccines delivered,...these are the fools running our country...(Story here)
  • Obama: Lipstick on a Pig (Did he just call Sarah Palin a pig and a stinky fish?)

    09/09/2008 3:36:33 PM PDT · by kristinn · 1,565 replies · 3,561+ views
    Politico ^ | Tuesday, September 9, 2008 | Ben Smith
    Amie Parnes reports from Lebanon, VA: Obama poked fun of McCain and Palin's new "change" mantra. "You can put lipstick on a pig," he said as the crowd cheered. "It's still a pig." "You can wrap an old fish in a piece of paper called change. It's still gonna stink." "We've had enough of the same old thing." The crowd apparently took the "lipstick" line as a reference to Palin, who described the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull in a single word: "lipstick."
  • Hulk Hogan Says He'd Like To See A Gladiator Pummel Rosie Odonell

    12/14/2007 4:32:56 PM PST · by cardinal4 · 12 replies · 48+ views
    Artorius Castus Blog ^ | 14 December 07 | Fox News
    This is one match-up you wouldn't expect to see in the ring: Hulk Hogan vs. Rosie O'Donnell.
  • Pig cells 'may reverse diabetes'

    02/20/2006 8:09:21 AM PST · by Red Badger · 46 replies · 1,088+ views
    BBC ^ | 2/20/2006 | Staff
    Transplants of insulin-producing cells from pigs could provide a diabetes cure within a decade, scientists say. A US team has reversed the condition in monkeys by transplanting cell clusters, known as islets, from pig pancreases, a study in Nature Medicine reports. UK teams have cured type 1 diabetes by transplanting human pancreas cells - but donated organs are in short supply, hence the interest in the pig solution. The University of Minnesota hopes to start trials in humans by 2009. The university's researchers argue that animal-to-human transplants may be necessary to make islet transplantation a viable solution for the tens...
  • Canadian piglet catches the eye at porcine Olympics

    04/15/2006 10:40:03 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 169+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 4/15/06 | AFP
    MOSCOW (AFP) - Antoinette from Canada was the star at the Moscow Olympics, outshining competitors from as far afield as China and South Africa. She showed her skills at the third annual piglet Olympics in running, football and swimming and will be the competitor to beat in Sunday's final. Twelve piglets are in competition - pink, black, spotted -- curly-tailed: six Russian and six foreign. They were introduced with national flags and appropriate music before Tatiana Kolchanova, director-general of the union of domestic animal businesses formally declared the third annual games open. The first contest involved races along closed paths,...
  • Taiwan breeds transgenic, fluorescent, green pig [on inside too]

    01/31/2006 5:27:51 PM PST · by SJackson · 27 replies · 595+ views
    Arab Times ^ | 1-31-05
    TAIPEI, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Taiwan, home to the world's first transgenic glowing fish, has successfully bred fluorescent green pigs that researchers hope will boost the island's stem cell research, a professor said on Thursday. By injecting fluorescent green protein into embryonic pigs, a research team at the island's leading National Taiwan University managed to breed three male transgenic pigs, said professor Wu Shinn-Chih of the university's Institute and Department of Animal Science and Technology. "There are partially fluorescent green pigs elsewhere, but ours are the only ones in the world that are green from inside out. Even their hearts...
  • Get ready for more Moore

    11/11/2004 9:36:07 AM PST · by Kornev · 53 replies · 1,615+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 11/10/2004 | Army Archerd
    GOOD MORNING: Michael Moore met with Harvey Weinstein and Moore says they plan to start working -- now -- on "Fahrenheit 9/11˝." "We want to get cameras rolling now and have it ready in two-three years," Moore says. "We want to document and commercialize it. Fifty-one percent of the American people lacked information (in this election) and we want to educate and enlighten them. They weren't told the truth. We're communicators and it's up to us to start doing it now. The official mourning period is over today and there is a silver lining -- George W. Bush is prohibited...
  • ich bin ein jelly donut

    11/08/2004 7:35:47 PM PST · by Crush T Velour · 14 replies · 1,669+ views
    SondraK.com ^ | 11/04/04 | SondraK
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  • Housing agency works to accommodate 772-pound tenant

    11/17/2003 9:53:58 AM PST · by mansion · 80 replies · 799+ views
    Cleveland.com ^ | 11/17/03 | The Associated Press
    CLEVELAND (AP) -- The city's public housing agency is trying to resolve a lengthy dispute by accommodating the needs of a 772-pound tenant immobilized by her weight. Carmen Bowen, 44, has been involved in a two-year dispute with the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority over how much work must be done to help her move around her apartment. The agency is about to provide her with a handicapped-accessible apartment with extra space to allow an oversized wheelchair to turn. Bowen lives with her 19-year-old son and a caregiver. Still, Bowen filed a discrimination complaint, saying the agency took too long. Housing...