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  • Arby’s creates $10 mega meat sandwich

    08/26/2014 4:56:57 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 48 replies
    Drovers Cattle Network ^ | August 25, 2014 | Chelsea Mies
    After realizing that people thought Arby’s mainly served roast beef, the company made a poster showcasing a large stack of all the meats on the menu, which includes bacon and brisket, according to The Washington Post. It worked. “People started coming in and asking, ‘Can I have that?’” Arby’s vice president of brand and corporate communications Christopher Fuller said. Arby’s decided to go with it, and the “Meat Mountain” was born. It will not be listed on the menu, but store associates will make it for the customers who request it. At $10, the sandwich includes (from the bottom up)...
  • Pizza cake takes fast food dining to new levels with 6 tiers and 5,000 calories

    04/26/2014 3:09:51 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 15 replies
    Daily Record (UK) ^ | Apr 21, 2014 | Ian Hughes
    You've heard of a pizza pie - it is only logical that the next step would be pizza cake. Canadian pizza chain Boston Pizza has created this six-tier, cheese-laden, 5,000 calorie behemoth as part of its series 'pizza game changers'. Customers are invited to vote on which outlandish pizza mutation or accessory they would like to see the company make - other inventions include a gas-powered pizza cutter, a lockable pizza protector and a handy pair of pizza cheese clippers. Standing at just under six inches high, Pizza cake has been a runaway success, receiving over 15,000 votes - beating...
  • Japan Held a Speed-Eating Contest for Their Grossest Food

    04/04/2014 3:14:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Travel Yahoo ^ | March 25, 2014
    Japan’s latest eating contest puts Coney Island’s famous hot dog-eating contest to shame. At least most people like hot dogs. The city of Mito in Japan recently held a speed-eating contest to see which contestant could eat the most natto: a slimy, fermented bean paste that, according to the Japanese blog Kotaku, “smells like dirty socks.” Natto has been dubbed by foreigners (and some Japanese), as the nation’s most disgusting food. It may well be Japan’s vegemite. Natto is made from fermented soybeans, and looks like its held together by sticky strings. In Eastern Japan it’s known as a delicacy,...
  • Can This Taco Save America? (Doritos Locos Tacos)

    03/15/2013 7:37:44 AM PDT · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 27 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 3/12/2013 | by Daniel Gross
    For much of the past year, analysts have claimed that a host of political factors are inhibiting hiring—regulation, the fiscal cliff, the sequester, the debt ceiling, the reelection of a socialist. Powerful forces, indeed. But there’s another force at work—more powerful, more ubiquitous, and arguably more delicious: Doritos Locos Tacos. The neon-orange, meat-filled miracle taco, wrapped in a Nacho Cheese Dorito shell, was Taco Bell’s biggest hit of 2012, with 375 million sold, or roughly one million a day. It was largely responsible for the chain’s incredible growth, outpacing not just KFC and Pizza Hut, but even McDonald’s. “It has...
  • Birds Eye and Taco Bell beef meals contained horse

    03/01/2013 10:55:17 AM PST · by Red Badger · 76 replies
    The SUN - UK ^ | 03-01-13 | By STEVE HAWKES, Business Editor, and HARRY HAWKINS
    FOOD giants Birds Eye, Taco Bell and caterers Brakes all confirmed today that horsemeat has been found in their beef products. BIRDS EYE confirmed two products withdrawn as a precaution last week have tested positive: a spaghetti bolognese and beef lasagne all made in Belgium. US-owned TACO BELL has had to withdraw ground beef from its three Mexican-themed diners in the UK and nine in Spain. The meat was used in its tacos, burritos, gorditas, chalupas and Nachos. A spokesman admitted the chain knew LAST WEEK that there was a problem and withdrew the meat. But it only decided to...
  • Yum Cuts Off Some China Suppliers

    02/26/2013 11:12:02 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 9 replies
    wsj ^ | 2;25 | LAURIE BURKITT
    BEIJING—The head of Yum Brands Inc.'s China operations made a rare appearance to take aim at the country's food-safety issues and win back customers after allegations of quality oversights at the company's KFC restaurants caused consumer confidence and sales to tumble in its largest market. Yum is aiming to prevent food-safety problems by cutting its ties with suppliers that source their chicken from small farms that are hard to regulate, said Sam Su, the chairman and chief executive of Yum's China division, in a press briefing Monday. But the fundamental problems that sparked consumer concern over the quality of the...
  • 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.
  • Bacon Challenge!

    08/09/2012 12:42:52 PM PDT · by Old Sarge · 238 replies
    Das Interwebs | 8/9/2012 | Unknown
    HERE'S THE CHALLENGE!
  • Groundhog a Bizarre Food

    02/27/2012 5:16:18 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    The Record Delta ^ | Sunday, Feb 26th, 2012 | Amanda Haye
    The Rock Cave IGA’s ground hog sausage has a regional following come the two weeks surrounding Groundhog Day every year. Now, it is making an appearance on national television along with Rock Cave IGA owners Glen and JoAnn Hawkins, their son Dale Hawkins and Café Cimino owner and chef Tim Urbanic of Sutton. The escapades will be shown on the Travel Channel’s “Bizarre Foods” show in which the host, Andrew Zimmern, is on a quest to find the world’s most unique tastes, according to www.travelchannel.com. Dale Hawkins said that West Virginia Living Magazine contacted him about the “Bizarre Foods” request...
  • San Antonio schools will be counting calories[Calorie Cameras]

    05/11/2011 3:06:56 PM PDT · by Palter · 17 replies
    AP ^ | 11 May 2011 | AP
    Smile, Texas schoolchildren. You’re on calorie camera. That’s the idea behind a $2 million project being unveiled Wednesday in the lunchroom of a San Antonio elementary school, where high-tech cameras installed in the cafeteria will begin photographing what foods children pile onto their trays — and later capture what they don’t finish eating. Digital imaging analysis of the snapshots will then calculate how many calories each student scarfed down. Local health officials said the program, funded by a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant, is the first of its kind in a U.S. school, and will be so precise that the...
  • 5 Worst Drive-Thru Foods(suggestions for Dinner)

    04/13/2011 7:19:05 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 60 replies
    Yahoo "Health" ^ | Apr 08, 2011 | By David Zinczenko with Matt Goulding
    How much time did you spend in your car last week? Ten hours? Fifteen maybe? Wow, that sounds like a lot. But it's still probably an underestimate: As it turns out, the average American now spends 21 hours per week stuck inside a mobile metal box.
  • Schmidt's Sausage Haus

    12/14/2010 8:30:34 AM PST · by combat_boots · 20 replies
    Schmidt's Sausage Haus ^ | Ongoing | Unknown
    Many of the following recipes have been developed by the Schmidt family over the past 120 years. These items are unique to Schmidt's and can be found only in our restaurant. On behalf of the fifth generation of the Schmidt family. We welcome you and bid you "Guten Essen!"
  • Are Food Bloggers Qualified to Write About Food?

    11/01/2010 7:29:45 PM PDT · by ocean · 10 replies
    fromaway.com ^ | October 25, 2010 | Malcolm
    Recently, in our review of Otto Pizzeria, a commenter noted that pizza was a sacred beast, and that “acting like we [knew] better” was unacceptable. It’s a refrain you sometimes hear repeated among local chefs and the owners of local food-oriented businesses (even though such comments alienate what I would think to be a fairly important demographic for their business); that food bloggers are self-important idiots, with no training or education, spouting off on the Internet about food, without the needed qualifications and background, be it in the food service industry, a professional career in print media food reviewing, or...
  • Orange-Red Vintage Art Pottery Glazes -- Chrome Red or Uranium?

    05/11/2010 7:07:04 AM PDT · by jay1949 · 28 replies · 485+ views
    Backcountry Notes ^ | May 11, 2010 | Jay Henderson
    Did North Carolina potteries use uranium oxide glazes in the pre-WWII art pottery era? For a long time many students of North Carolina art pottery have held that they did, but this author has been unable to find any verifiable example of such a glaze. There are many examples of chromium oxide red-orange glazes, of course, and the colors of these glazes can be very similar. However, chromium oxide is not radioactive -- uranium oxide is, even in a glaze -- and chromium oxide does not glow under ultraviolet light, while uranium oxide glazes often do fluoresce in the presence...
  • Top 5 Disgusting Delicacies

    05/05/2010 8:53:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies · 841+ views
    ABC News ^ | May 4, 2010 | LAUREN COX
    Delicacies in other countries may seem disgusting at first glance, but chefs and dietitians say they can be delicious and nutritious. Just imagine the protein and minerals in an appetizing course of balut, followed by warm Casu Marzu, sizzling boodog and a refreshing bite of hasma for dessert. Technically that's boiled duck fetus, maggot-ridden cheese, a beheaded goat stuffed with stones and frog fallopian tubes. The whole meal is a good source of protein. Below is a list of foods you may find disgusting, delicious and perhaps nutritious -- if you can only bring yourself to try them. Corn Smut,...
  • Glen W. Bell, Jr., Founder of Taco Bell, Passes Away at 86

    01/18/2010 10:53:31 AM PST · by EveningStar · 58 replies · 1,683+ views
    Yahoo ^ | January 18, 2010
    Glen W. Bell, Jr., 86, founder of the Taco Bell restaurant chain, passed away last evening in his home in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif... One of the founding fathers of fast food and pioneer of the Mexican Quick Service Restaurant, Glen Bell is best known for founding Taco Bell, the world’s leading and most successful Mexican QSR chain...
  • Penne from Heaven

    12/13/2009 1:04:25 PM PST · by Patriot1259 · 7 replies · 753+ views
    The Cypress Times ^ | 12/13/09 | Stacey Winder
    If you're a cheese lover, this is for you! You may think you've died and gone to cheese heaven...where they don't count calories.
  • THIS IS CONSIDERED NEWS? Sarah Palin Pardons Turkey - While others killed behind her

    11/20/2008 7:24:41 PM PST · by RatsDawg · 255 replies · 6,671+ views
    MSNBC, YouTube ^ | November, 20 2008 | MSNBC
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8DTSPzU0RI
  • Old Fashion Gingerbread Recipe(Christmas recipies)

    11/09/2008 3:47:22 PM PST · by restornu · 24 replies · 1,118+ views
    [Archived Chef's Tables Recipes] Back in the ‘50’s when I was growing up no Christmas was complete without the sweet and spicy smell of gingerbread. An almost intoxicating aroma filled the house and you knew, even as a small child, that it wasn’t long before Christmas eve. If you ever dined in our Main Dining Room you probably noticed the full sized figures of colonial looking men & women and decorative large wooden planks that appear to have the same figures carved in them. What most of our guest don’t realize is that these boards are actual hundred and forty...
  • Paraguayan heartthrob breaks our collective hearts(Olympic Bombshell)

    08/19/2008 4:25:36 PM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 46 replies · 583+ views
    http://sports.yahoo.com ^ | Aug 19, 2008 | Chris Chase
    Leryn Franco is just your run-of-the-mill javelin thrower/pageant queen/model with her own calendar. But during the Beijing Olympics the 26-year old Paraguayan became so much more to the American people; she became our javelin thrower/pageant queen/model with her own calendar. So, my fellow Americans, it is with a heavy heart that I regret to inform you that our favorite Paraguayan athlete (sorry Jose Luis Chilavert) was eliminated from the Olympics this morning after failing to qualify for the javelin finals. Take all the time you need. Ms. Franco became the object of our attention after she was noticed by NBC...
  • 14 tons of spilled Oreo cookies snarl Ill. traffic

    05/19/2008 7:13:51 PM PDT · by devane617 · 32 replies · 195+ views
    BayNews9 ^ | 05/19/2008
    Police say a trailer loaded with 14 tons of double-stuffed Oreos has overturned, spilling the cookies still in their plastic sleeves into the median and roadway. Illinois State Police Sgt. Brian Mahoney says the truck's driver was traveling from Chicago to Morris on Interstate 80 around 4 a.m. Monday when he fell asleep at the wheel and slammed into the median. "The boxes came out of the trailer and boxes were ripped open," he said. The crash about 50 miles southwest of Chicago remains under investigation. Mahoney says no charges have been filed but both lanes of traffic remain closed...
  • China may be KFC's salvation as U.S. faces recession

    05/05/2008 3:40:35 PM PDT · by kingattax · 53 replies · 185+ views
    Reuters ^ | 5-5-08 | Samuel Shen
    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - With a possible U.S. recession looming, Colonel Sanders is turning to China to fill the breach, offering a menu of fried dough and preserved egg porridge alongside the chicken that turned KFC into an American icon. Beset by falling sales at home, Yum! Brands Inc, owner of the Kentucky Fried Chicken and Pizza Hut brands, is mounting an expansion drive in China that could make the country its biggest source of profit within a decade. But like many foreign firms in China, from mobile phone makers to clothing designers, the U.S. fast food giant has discovered it...
  • Salmon spawn baby trout in experiment

    09/13/2007 12:07:15 PM PDT · by decimon · 20 replies · 360+ views
    Associated Press ^ | LAURAN NEERGAARD
    WASHINGTON - Papa salmon plus mama salmon equals ... baby trout? Japanese researchers put a new spin on surrogate parenting as they engineered one fish species to produce another, in a quest to preserve endangered fish. Idaho scientists begin the next big step next month, trying to produce a type of salmon highly endangered in that state — the sockeye — this time using more plentiful trout as surrogate parents. The new method is "one of the best things that has happened in a long time in bringing something new into conservation biology," said University of Idaho zoology professor Joseph...
  • China Busts Cardboard Bun Maker

    07/14/2007 2:03:08 PM PDT · by wesley_windam-price · 44 replies · 1,465+ views
    CBS ^ | Jul 12, 2007 | CBS
    Chopped cardboard, softened in an industrial chemical and made tasty with pork flavoring, is a main ingredient in batches of steamed buns sold in a Beijing neighborhood, state television said. The report, aired late Wednesday on China Central Television, highlights the country's perennial problems with food safety despite continuing government efforts to improve the situation. Countless small, often illegally run operations exist across China and make money cutting corners by using inexpensive ingredients or unsavory substitutes. They are almost impossible to regulate. China Central Television's undercover investigation report features the shirtless, shorts-clad maker of the buns - called baozi -...
  • Scientists breed cows that give skimmed milk [...Is chocolate next?]

    05/27/2007 5:57:36 PM PDT · by Silly · 30 replies · 460+ views
    Times Online UK ^ | May 27, 2007 | Jonathan Leake, Science Editor
    SCIENTISTS have bred cows that produce skimmed milk and hope to establish herds of the cattle to meet the demands of health-conscious consumers. The milk is also high in omega3 oils, claimed to improve brain power, and contains polyunsaturated fat. The saturated fats found in normal milk are linked to increased risk of heart disease. The cows, which have a particular genetic mutation, were bred from a single female discovered by researchers when they screened milk from millions of cattle in New Zealand. Butter from these cows has the extra advantage of being spreadable straight from the fridge, like margarine.
  • Calif Farm Sues Taco Bell For Libel Over E. Coli Links

    03/23/2007 5:18:29 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 2 replies · 281+ views
    CattleNetwork_Today ^ | 3/23/2007 7:02:00 AM
    The Southern California farm that grew the green onions that were first linked to and then cleared in last year’s E. coli outbreak has filed a libel lawsuit against Taco Bell Corp. Boskovich Farms, Inc. filed the lawsuit last week in Orange County Superior Court, alleging the Yum! Brands Inc. (YUM) unit continued to link its green onions to the December outbreak that sickened more than 70 people in the Northeast despite knowing the produce was not contaminated. “Taco Bell engaged in an irresponsible and intentional crusade to save its own brand at the expense of an innocent supplier,“ Thomas...
  • Special Meal For Our Troops Is On Its Way (MN)

    03/15/2007 9:22:38 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 9 replies · 355+ views
    KSTP.com ^ | 3/15/07 | KSTP.com
    For all of our hardworking Minnesota Guard Soldiers in Iraq, a tasty treat in now being prepared by the "Serving Our Troops Organization." 11,500, 12 ounce Mancini's steaks will be shipped from Saint Paul to Kuwait City for a special dinner. Thursday, restaurant owner John Mancini made a video providing a crucial ingredient, cooking instructions. The big meal is set for April 15.
  • 40 tons of spilled cow intestines close part of I-43

    02/13/2007 5:37:13 AM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 34 replies · 510+ views
    Greenbay Press-Gazette | February 9, 2007 | Staff
    Link Only: 40 tons of spilled cow intestines close part of I-43
  • Horses being slaughtered for human consumption [ending up on FRENCH TABLES]

    09/02/2006 11:25:29 AM PDT · by shield · 184 replies · 2,822+ views
    KHOU TV ^ | September 1st, 2006 | Brad Woodard
    A cruel fate awaits these horses at the Kaufman slaughterhouse. Warning: This video contains disturbing images of the slaughter of Horses[It's images hard to ease from your mind so beware.] From the Alamo to the open range, the horse is permanently woven into the fabric of Texas. A cruel fate awaits these horses at the Kaufman slaughterhouse. But this symbol of the west is being slaughtered by the thousands here in Texas, only to end up on the dinner tables of Europe. Next week, Congress could change that and for residents of one Texas town it can’t be soon enough....
  • "Fluff" flies in school lunch debate

    06/24/2006 8:57:05 AM PDT · by sully777 · 125 replies · 1,333+ views
    Reuters ^ | Thu Jun 22, 2006 5:16pm ET | By Scott Malone
    BOSTON (Reuters) - When it comes to food, Boston is best known for baked beans and clam chowder. But this week, state legislators have engaged in robust debate on Marshmallow Fluff -- a locally made, sugary spread. State Sen. Jarrett Barrios started the tempest in a lunch box when he learned that his son's Cambridge grammar school cafeteria offered Fluff-and-peanut butter sandwiches daily. In a nation where child obesity rates have more than doubled in the past 25 years, Barrios fretted that was not a healthy option. Monday he proposed a law that would allow schools to serve the "Fluffernutters"...
  • 5 Of The World's Healthiest Foods

    05/13/2006 7:44:41 AM PDT · by pissant · 39 replies · 559+ views
    WKRC 12 ^ | 4/18/06 | staff
    You don't have to travel the globe anymore to taste some of the healthiest foods in the world, but we can certainly learn a lot from other cultures when it comes to getting some nutritional powerhouses. If you haven't been much for adventure dining, here are 5 to try: 1) Olive Oil. This gets rave reviews from Spain to help lower bad cholesterol. 2) Yogurt. This gets a push from Greece for it's bacteria-fighting cultures. 3) Soy. Soy products are popular in Japan to help your heart. 4) Beans and Lentils. These are staple foods from India and they are...
  • Crowd gathers to watch wolf eat elk

    05/11/2006 7:21:26 PM PDT · by SJackson · 58 replies · 1,444+ views
    Seattle PI ^ | 5-11-06
    KETCHUM, Idaho -- A wolf that killed a young elk near Stanley in central Idaho and settled down to try to eat its meal drew a crowd of human spectators - including a longtime wolf advocate and a longtime wolf foe. Jane Somerville of Stanley saw the chase and kill last Thursday by the Salmon River near the junction of Highways 75 and 21. "He pretty much went right for the neck and got it down on the ground," Somerville told the Idaho Mountain Express. "It was over very quickly." Alerted by cell phones, people began arriving along the river...
  • In Ireland, beer is toast of the towns

    03/11/2006 6:45:30 AM PST · by pissant · 53 replies · 483+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 3/3/06 | Gregg Glaser
    It's dark in Ireland. Black opaque. Especially so in the pubs. No, this isn't a comment on the economy or the psychology of the Irish. It's a comment on Irish beer -- stout, to be specific -- the black ale that personifies Irish beer throughout the world. Venture into any Irish pub and you'll be hard-pressed not to find at least one tap offering the national beer, which, to be exact, is an ale. This factoid separates Ireland from the rest of the world, where most beer drinkers quaff golden, fizzy lagers. Ireland wasn't always a stout-drinking nation. In 1759,...
  • Syrah in demand from emerging Walla Walla region

    03/08/2006 4:22:32 PM PST · by pissant · 62 replies · 435+ views
    ContraCostaTimes ^ | 3/1/06 | Bill Daley
    More wine drinkers are waking up to the fact that the West Coast goes beyond California. Washington state winemakers, for example, now bask in rave reviews from critics and increased attention from consumers, particularly for their reds. "What's exciting for us is the quality of the wine, the Bordeaux-style cabs and merlot and also the syrah," said Mike Baker, manager of the Wine Discount Center in Chicago. Ironically, and here is another telling sign of the popularity of these wines, visiting Washingtonians are the biggest customers for Washington state syrahs at Fox & Obel, the Streeterville, Ill., market. Seems the...
  • The Truth about BBQ Sauce

    03/02/2006 7:47:01 AM PST · by stainlessbanner · 271 replies · 6,880+ views
    Daily India ^ | March 02, 2006 | Owen Miller
    Barbecue sauces have a uniquely Southern and Western U.S. history. Most experts agree that the practice of adding sauce and spices to meat and fish began early in our history, with Native Americans teaching the art to early European settlers. The natives probably developed the process as part of an attempt to keep meats and fish from spoiling quickly. Salt played a major role in those early barbecue sauces, and salt is a well-known preservative in the meat curing process. Because the nations first European arrivals lived on the East Coast of America, that part of the country is credited...
  • Beer-bot pours chilled drinks for thirsty humans

    01/29/2006 12:22:18 AM PST · by jb6 · 14 replies · 482+ views
    NewScientist.com ^ | 15:09 27 | Will Knight
    Japanese beer maker Asahi plans to give away 5000 personal bartending bots, each of which can store up to six cans of beer in a refrigerated compartment within its belly. At the push of a button the simple robots will open a can and pour the chilled contents into a glass for a thirsty owner. To win one of the beer-bots, in a promotion for the company's new low malt beer, contestants must collect 36 tokens found on the specially marked beers. But the competition, starting in February, is only open to those in Japan. Some robotics experts see...
  • Terrine australus to sweeten the flavour of Skippy (Renaming Kangaroo Meat)

    12/19/2005 5:03:41 PM PST · by Shermy · 22 replies · 842+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | December 20, 2005 | Daniel Lewis
    THE competition to create a "sugar-coated" name to inspire people to eat kangaroo meat has a winner -"australus". Run by the Sydney-based magazine Food Companion International, the competition attracted 2700 suggestions from 41 nations. Only entries from people working in the food industry were eligible. Finalists included "kangarly", "maroo", "krou", "maleen", "kuja", "roujoe", "rooviande", "jurru", "ozru" and "marsu". Also submitted were "kangasaurus", "marsupan", "jumpmeat" and "MOM" (meat of marsupials). As Greg Richardson, of Pacific Palisades in California, explained of his entry: "There is nothing more comforting than a mother. In order to make kangaroo meat sound more comforting to potential...
  • In Vitro Meat (AAAACCCCKKK!!!)

    12/11/2005 1:02:52 PM PST · by paulat · 88 replies · 1,160+ views
    The New York Times Magazine ^ | 12/11/05 | Raizel Robin
    In Vitro Meat By RAIZEL ROBIN Published: December 11, 2005 In July, scientists at the University of Maryland announced the development of bioengineering techniques that could be used to mass-produce a new food for public consumption: meat that is grown in incubators. The process works by taking stem cells from a biopsy of a live animal (or a piece of flesh from a slaughtered animal) and putting them in a three-dimensional growth medium - a sort of scaffolding made of proteins. [snip] Scientists at NASA and at several Dutch universities have been developing the technology since 2001, and in a...
  • Revealed: what the Avengers were really Avenging (Emma Peel Alert)

    10/13/2005 10:10:20 AM PDT · by pissant · 44 replies · 686+ views
    Observer ^ | 10/1/05 | David
    Debonair John Steed - bowler hat, red carnation - and his sidekick, Emma Peel, were The Avengers, whose camp, cool adventures helped define Sixties television. But how many viewers have stopped to ask exactly what was being avenged? The long-forgotten answer will be revealed later this year thanks to the rediscovery of The Avengers' first-ever episode, which was believed to have been lost for good. Entitled Hot Snow, it was broadcast live by ITV in 1961 in an era when there was little technology - or appetite - to record shows for posterity. But after years of painstaking research, the...
  • Does Britain have a drinking problem?

    08/25/2005 10:32:25 AM PDT · by jb6 · 30 replies · 786+ views
    Spiked ^ | 25 August 2005
    Take one shot of reality, add two shots of panic and a mixer of self-loathing, and you have the licensing law debate. 'Late-night drinking: the backlash' read a front-page strapline of The Times (London) on 24 August, promoting a two-page news piece on the likely fallout from the new licensing laws in England and Wales, which come into effect on 24 November. The Times reports that local councils have been 'swamped' by last-minute applications for new licenses to sell alcohol, which will give little opportunity for the public to object; that four pubs in the centre of Sevenoaks, Kent, will...
  • Top 5 Candy Bars of All Time! (vanity)

    08/18/2005 1:13:36 PM PDT · by pissant · 453 replies · 3,609+ views
    PA Times | 8/18/05 | Dr. Pissant
    I've been receiving lotsa spam lately. But one of the junk mails I had to investigate. It wanted me to vote for my favorite candy bar. I must admit that I seldom purchase them now that I'm officially middle aged. But as a kid, spending $2 on candy and staying up late to watch Nightmare Theater on friday nights was the highlight of my week! So I figured many freepers have similar pleasant recollections. So here's the best of the best: Top 7 Candy Bars of All Time 7. Cadbury Milk Chocolate with nuts. The Brits do some things right!...
  • Weather Channel adopts breezier feel

    08/15/2005 7:53:38 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 90 replies · 4,030+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 8-14-05 | Scott Leith
    Weather Channel adopts breezier feel Aim to win new viewers, keep the old Scott Leith - Staff Yes, the Weather Channel can actually get squarer. But that's just the new logo. Beginning Monday, the Atlanta-based king of cable weather will unveil a boxy logo to replace its existing symbol, a well-known but dated badge that has barely changed since the network was founded in 1982. Channel devotees will notice more substantial chages as the year goes on. The Weather Channel, known for years by its staid style and endearingly nerdy approach, is moving to the next step in its evolution...
  • Mom Upset Over Toe-licking Incident

    06/02/2005 2:59:18 PM PDT · by pissant · 163 replies · 1,903+ views
    News11 ^ | 5/31/05 | John Shirek
    A Carroll County mother is accusing one of the teachers at her son's elementary school of having inappropriate physical contact with her son, having him lick the teacher's toes in exchange for candy. The mother says she discovered what happened on Friday, when she saw a note, bearing the teacher's name in the signature, written in her 10-year-old son’s school yearbook. “I saw a note from a teacher, saying, ‘Good luck next year. Don't lick anyone else's toes. You're silly. Love, Mrs. Kilpatrick,’” said Denise Strozier, the student’s mother. “So, I'm, like, okay. What is this about licking somebody's toes?”...
  • Sex and sports: beautiful muscle?

    05/17/2005 7:16:55 AM PDT · by pissant · 57 replies · 5,088+ views
    varsity online ^ | 5/16/05 | Marisse Roco & Sharon McCalla
    Women's involvement in sports has radically increased over the past 30 years. There are more women's hockey, basketball, and soccer teams than ever before. This rise in participation has dramatically improved the level of competition and calibre of female athletics. This does not stop me, however, from hearing little boys chide each other for "throwing like girls" in schoolyards nation-wide. Resistance against women in athletics still exists. Female athletes not only tackle questions regarding their athletic ability, but also their femininity. Competitive female athletes often develop muscular physiques to meet the demands of their sport. How do female athletes tackle...
  • HE'S THE FOOTSIE MONSTER, TOO (fetish alert)

    05/02/2005 6:12:41 AM PDT · by pissant · 49 replies · 590+ views
    NY post ^ | 5/2/05 | Richard Johnson
    Daily News editor-in-chief Michael "Cookie Monster" Cooke indulged a kinky "fetish" for women's footwear by assigning stories about his obsession while he was editor of the Chicago Sun-Times, according to a columnist who worked for him. Fashion writer Jennifer Hunter revealed in the Sun-Times last week that Cooke's preoccupation with sexy shoes was the talk of the newsroom. "One reason I am convinced that pointy shoes are a male plot to demean women is that a former male editor at the Sun-Times had a fetish for women's footwear," Hunter wrote in the Chicago paper. "He thought they were intensely sexy...
  • Dog meat's new tale (dogs on the BBQ)

    04/25/2005 2:42:35 PM PDT · by pissant · 13 replies · 396+ views
    CBC Canada ^ | 4/25/05 | Yoav Cerralbo
    The first thing that struck me walking through Moran Market in southern Seoul was how they kept animals for the slaughter. Yellow-coloured dogs were lying side-by-side without any room to move or stretch. Dogs, chickens, goats, turkeys and ducks where lined up in cages, ready for the next shopper searching for fresh meat. The smells were varied – on the one side it smelled like Old MacDonald's farm, while on the other side it smelled like barbecued meat. I didn't witness any active cruelty being inflicted on the animals. The shopkeepers had obviously had bad experiences with foreigners and it...
  • 'Bubba', 22-pound lobster, to be saved

    03/02/2005 10:43:21 AM PST · by missyme · 46 replies · 1,421+ views
    CNN ^ | March 2nd 2005
    PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania (AP) -- He could have survived two world wars and Prohibition. He also could have been dinner. He's Bubba, a 22-pound leviathan of a lobster pulled from the waters off Nantucket, Massachusetts, and shipped to a Pittsburgh fish market. On Tuesday, Owner Bob Wholey Wholey gave the lobster to the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, which will send him to an aquarium at a Ripley's Believe It or Not museum
  • Women like men who like cats

    01/09/2005 5:29:25 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 396 replies · 8,153+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Sunday, January 9, 2005 | Jane Ganahl
    It seems as if single men are discovering what single women have known since ancient Egyptian times: Cats are worthy of worship. At least unmarried British men say so, in a recent survey conducted by Cats Protection, a leading animal welfare society in the United Kingdom. And judging by the delirious worship that single men I know lavish on their kitties, I'd like to think American men -- those brave enough to stand up and be counted -- feel the same way.
  • Hardee’s serves up 1,420-calorie burger (Pictures)

    11/17/2004 2:14:18 PM PST · by BigRedState · 157 replies · 4,985+ views
  • 23-Year-Old Female Teacher Accused Of Sex With Student Turns Self In...

    06/28/2004 7:54:53 PM PDT · by esryle · 220 replies · 5,736+ views
    A 23-year-old female teacher in Tampa, Fla., was arrested Monday for the second time on charges of having sex with a 14-year-old male student. Debra Lafave, (pictured, Below) was accompanied by her new attorney, John Fitzgibbons as she surrendered to Marion County deputies in Ocala. Lafave, who is married, is a reading teacher at Greco Middle School in Temple Terrace, just northeast of Tampa. The new charges accuse Lafave of pursuing the 14-year-old student to Ocala, Fla., while he was visiting his 15-year-old cousin. Detectives said Lafave had sex with the student twice in Ocala - once in the back...