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  • Sneaky dog goes viral after it drinks owners' beer .....

    11/15/2018 7:52:37 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 9 replies ^ | 11/15/18 | Annabel Murphy
    Sneaky dog goes viral after it drinks owners' beer (and double-checks to see if the coast is clear) ......
  • Grandfather, 57, is left fighting for his life after 'developing sepsis from biting his NAILS'

    11/14/2018 12:51:54 PM PST · by Red Badger · 39 replies ^ | Updated: 10:18 EST, 23 October 2018 | By Stephen Matthews Assistant Health Editor For Mailonline
    Ricky Kennedy, from Dumbarton in Scotland, believes he is lucky to be alive He was given slim odds of surviving the terrifying ordeal with the 'silent killer' Sepsis strikes when an infection sparks a violent immune response in the body It is the leading cause of avoidable death in the UK, killing at least 44,000 a year A grandfather was left fighting for his life after developing sepsis from biting his nails. Ricky Kennedy says he is lucky to be alive after contracting the silent killer from nibbling his thumbnail down. The 57-year-old was given slim odds of surviving the...
  • Indonesian Muslim clerics reject measles, rubella vaccine as ‘unclean’

    11/13/2018 3:32:16 AM PST · by JosephW · 21 replies ^ | 11/12/2018 Lifestyle Health Indonesian Muslim clerics reject measles, rubella vaccine as ‘unclean’ NOVEMBER 12, 2018 3:47PM Battling 'Superbugs' Jamie Indonesia’s immunisation campaign is in crisis. In August, its Muslim leadership officially forbade the use of the measles and rubella vaccine. Its followers have taken the ruling to heart — with a dramatic drop in vaccinations. The religious proclamation — a fatwa — is not legally recognised or enforceable. But the Indonesian Ulama Council’s followers are obeying. It was an unexpected outcome — and it has an enormous impact on holidaymakers from all over the world, including Australia. RELATED: World...
  • Pabst says MillerCoors is trying to put it out of business

    11/11/2018 8:54:19 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 85 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 11, 2018 | Ivan Moreno
    Pabst Brewing Company and MillerCoors are going to trial, with hipster favorite Pabst contending that MillerCoors wants to put it out of business by ending a longstanding partnership through which it brews Pabst’s beers. The case has high stakes for Pabst, whose lawyers argue that the company’s very existence relies on the partnership with Chicago-based MillerCoors, which produces, packages and ships nearly all its products, which include Pabst Blue Ribbon, Old Milwaukee, Natty Boh and Lone Star. MillerCoors, meanwhile, says it’s not obligated to continue brewing for Pabst and that Pabst doesn’t want to pay enough to justify doing so....
  • EXCLUSIVE: Chick-fil-A To Open First Boston Location At Copley Square

    11/09/2018 6:51:34 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    Bisnow ^ | November 8, 2018 | Cameron Sperance
    Chick-fil-A’s entrance in the Boston market comes six years after the late Boston Mayor Thomas Menino said he would oppose the chain from opening within city limits after Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy voiced his opposition to gay marriage in 2012. The bad press never impacted sales at the chain, which has seen its market share grow 13% in the last four years.
  • National Nachos Day TODAY!

    11/06/2018 11:54:14 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 26 replies
    They can be hot. They can be messy. They can range from plain to spicy, served alone as a snack or with a whole range of toppings for a hearty meal. We’re talking about nachos, of course !
  • MAN who ate garden slug eight years ago dies from rat lungworm

    11/05/2018 5:26:26 AM PST · by Gamecock · 54 replies
    Newaweek ^ | 11/5/18 | Hannah Osborne
    A man in Australia has died from rat lungworm caused by a garden slug he ate for a dare eight years earlier. Sam Ballard, who was a promising rugby player, died at the age of 27 after developing a series of complications from the disease. Ballard was 19 in 2010 when he and some friends were drinking wine with his friends in a garden. “We were sitting over here having a bit of a red wine appreciation night, trying to act as grown up and a slug came crawling across here,” his friend Jimmy Galvin told “The conversation came...
  • 'Rat lungworm' explained: What to know about the parasitic roundworm

    11/05/2018 7:07:48 AM PST · by ETL · 27 replies ^ | Aug 1, 2018 - Update Nov 5, 2018 | Zoe Szathmary | Fox News
    If you're considering eating raw or undercooked snails, slugs or centipedes — you may want to think again. Some of these delicacies may carry "rat lungworm," a parasite that can infect critters through rodent feces. Here's what you should know about the parasitic roundworm, Angiostrongylus cantonensis, and how it can be avoided. Where is the parasite found? Rodents have the adult form, with sickened rats passing the parasite's larvae in feces, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says online. How are snails, slugs and humans infected?Infections occur in snails and slugs when they consume the parasite's larvae, the agency says, adding that humans...
  • Father charged after police find Halloween candy not to blame for meth in boy’s system

    11/05/2018 5:04:29 AM PST · by Gamecock · 10 replies
    Fox 8 ^ | 2/11/2018
    GALION, Ohio – An Ohio father has been charged after police said his 5-year-old son tested positive for methamphetamine. WJW reported that Cambray Carwell, 24, of Crawford County, faces charges of tampering with evidence and possession of drugs. Galion police on Sunday started investigating the possibility the boy’s candy was laced when he became sick after trick-or-treating. Then the blame shifted to fake vampire teeth, so they were sent out for testing, but no controlled substance was detected. “Our detectives have worked extremely hard on this investigation. While we cannot definitively say how the little boy ingested methamphetamine, we are...
  • World’s oldest chocolate was made 5300 years ago—in a South American rainforest

    11/04/2018 12:35:57 PM PST · by ETL · 40 replies ^ | Oct 29, 2018 | Colin Barras
    Our love affair with chocolate is much older than we thought, and newly discovered traces of cocoa on ancient pots suggest it started in the rainforests of what is now Ecuador some 5300 years ago. That’s nearly 1500 years older than earlier evidence, and it shifts the nexus of cocoa production from Central America to the upper Amazon. “This is an incredibly strong demonstration,” says Rosemary Joyce, an archaeologist at the University of California, Berkeley, who was not involved in the new study. “It puts to rest any lingering claims that the use of [cocoa] pods … was an invention...
  • Half-naked woman falls through ceiling at Kingsport restaurant [TN]

    11/01/2018 10:42:21 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 77 replies ^ | Published 6:56 a.m. ET Nov. 1, 2018 | RAIN SMITH, Kingsport Times-News
    KINGSPORT — A bizarre incident at a city fast food restaurant has netted the arrest of a 26-year-old woman — nude from the waist down — as she reportedly fell through the ceiling and into the kitchen. A report at the Kingsport Police Department states Harley C. Morton, 26, of Granby Road is charged with criminal trespassing, vandalism and disorderly conduct. However, records contain no possible explanation for why she was in the ceiling of Cook Out on East Stone Drive.
  • Monthly Cooking Thread - November 2018

    10/31/2018 4:36:00 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 202 replies
    The First Thanksgiving, Jennie Augusta Brownscombe, 1914 When we were first married and hosting our first Thanksgiving dinner together, my husband and I salt-water brined our first Thanksgiving turkey. We were very pleased with the difference this made, and continued to do it. However, a few years ago we learned about the ‘Judy Bird’ - named after Judy Rodgers of the Zuni Cafe in San Francisco, who used the technique for chicken. This involves dry-brining the turkey in salt, and does away with the need to fill your refrigerator with a giant container of water right when you need...
  • Burnt omelette argument was last straw for Melbourne man who shot son dead

    10/31/2018 9:54:42 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 27 replies
    Stuff.Co.NZ ^ | 10/30/2018 | Jessica Longbottom
    The quarrel over the omelette was the "final straw" for Peter John Smith, 70, who had spent substantial amounts of money trying to help his son, Andrew, get clean from a five-year on-and-off addiction to ice and synthetic cannabis, the Supreme Court heard. At the time of the shooting last year, 30-year-old Andrew Smith had been clean for a few weeks, was working full time and living with his parents in Mulgrave. Andrew Smith, a father himself of two young children, had been drinking with his parents at home on the evening of December 18 when an argument started over...
  • Ben & Jerry’s Releases Anti-Trump Ice-Cream To Help Linda Sarsour Group

    10/31/2018 1:52:39 AM PDT · by Vlad The Inhaler · 60 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | October 30, 2018 | Luke Rohlfing
    Ice cream company Ben & Jerry’s has released a new “Pecan Resist” flavor to support the anti-Trump resistance. Among the organizations they are partnering with for the new flavor is the Women’s March, which has pro-Sharia Law activist Linda Sarsour as a board member. Today we launch Pecan Resist! This flavor supports groups creating a more just and equitable nation for us all, and who are fighting President Trump’s regressive agenda. Learn more and take action here >> — Ben & Jerry's (@benandjerrys) October 30, 2018 The new flavor is described as having “nutty chunks” with a powerful...
  • Ben & Jerry's launches anti-Trump ice cream

    10/30/2018 3:07:01 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 100 replies
    Twitter ^ | October 30, 2018 | Ben and Jerry's
    Today we launch Pecan Resist! This flavor supports groups creating a more just and equitable nation for us all, and who are fighting President Trump’s regressive agenda. Learn more and take action here >>
  • Why peanut reactions have become 'almost epidemic'—and what to do about food allergies

    10/28/2018 7:03:02 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 78 replies
    cnbc ^ | October 28, 2018
    A study from the Jaffe Food Allergy Institute at New York's Mount Sinai hospital found that from 1997 to 2008, peanut allergies tripled from 1-in-250 children to 1-in-70. Among children, allergies to peanuts and other types of food continues to climb, but experts say there is some progress in controlling or preventing life-threatening reactions. A food allergy, defined as a reaction that occurs when the immune system attacks harmless proteins, is an ailment that drugmakers are working to treat. One method involves treatments that introduce small amounts of peanuts to allergy sufferers, which gradually increases the amount to build toleranc...
  • Barefoot Contessa dishes on what she would serve Trump: 'a subpoena'

    10/27/2018 9:43:02 AM PDT · by gattaca · 82 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 27, 2018 | Kimberly Leonard
    Ina Garten plans to cook up something special, should she ever have the opportunity to host some of Washington's top politicians. The Food Network's "Barefoot Contessa" star was asked by New York Times restaurant critic Frank Bruni what she would serve political figures. For Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass, Garten would prepare lobster macaroni and cheese. For Senate hopeful Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas, an avowed BBQ lover, she would serve pulled pork shoulder with maple beans, cornbread, and a kale salad. Former Vice President Joe Biden would receive "something fun, like a lobster and clambake," Garten said. And President Trump? "A...
  • McDonald's McRib is back! Legendary sandwich returns to 9,000 locations - but for a limited [tr]

    10/26/2018 6:16:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 77 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 25, 2018 | Staff
    The McRib is back and better than ever! McDonald's premier rib sandwich has made its grand seasonal return to some 9,000 locations, the popular burger chain announced on Thursday. 'The McRib is made with 100 percent seasoned boneless pork, McDonald's signature sweet, tangy, barbecue style McRib sauce and served with dill pickles and mild, slivered onions on a toasted hoagie-style bun,' a company spokeswoman told KHOU.
  • Review: White Castle’s Impossible Slider Is One of America’s Best Fast-Food Burgers

    10/25/2018 6:08:41 AM PDT · by neverevergiveup · 24 replies
    Eater ^ | Apr 20, 2018 | Ryan Sutton
    The Impossible Burger is made from familiar components: a blend of wheat, coconut oil, and potato protein. But the Stanford biochemist who founded the company manufactures the ingredients in such a way as to mimic the aroma, texture, and taste of beef. Think of it as the vegetable version of an industrial canned sausage. The addition of leghemoglobin, a protein found in leguminous plants, is what supposedly imparts some variants of the Impossible Burger with a pink or even “bloody” interior.
  • Vanity: New Orleans Dining

    10/23/2018 1:24:42 PM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 88 replies
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