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  • NFL: CLE Browns Win 1st Game Since 2016 Season (Free Beer Ping)

    09/20/2018 10:26:17 PM PDT · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 19 replies ^ | September 20, 2018 | Pat McManamon
    Rookie Baker Mayfield entered for his NFL regular-season debut late in the second quarter and brought the Browns back from a 14-0 deficit to prevail 21-17, snapping a 19-game winless streak dating back to Dec. 24, 2016 -- a span of 635 days...
  • A top Cornell food researcher has had 13 studies retracted. That’s a lot.

    09/20/2018 7:15:00 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 34 replies
    Vox ^ | 20 Sept 2018 | Brian Resnick and Julia Belluz
    Cornell says Brian Wansink “committed academic misconduct,” and is leaving the university. He’s a cautionary tale in bad incentives in science. Thirteen of Wansink’s studies have now been retracted, including the six pulled from JAMA Wednesday. ...To date, 13 of his papers have been retracted. And that’s stunning given that Wansink was so highly cited and his body of work was so influential. Wansink also collected government grants, helped shape the marketing practices at food companies, and worked with the White House to influence food policy in this country.
  • This Blogger Quit Being Vegan, Before/After Photos Show Drastic Difference

    09/20/2018 6:53:00 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 34 replies
    MSN / Girmandize ^ | September 14, 2018
    Going Off The Vegan Diet Kristel, also known under her YouTube alias as KasumiKriss, had been a vegan for four years when she suddenly decided to start eating meat again. Just three weeks after she began eating high-quality meats, she claims that her appearance has improved dramatically, she is able to lift heavier weights when working out and she no longer feels "lifeless."
  • Athlete Banned From All-you-can-eat Restaurant After Downing 100 Plates of Sushi

    09/19/2018 6:07:08 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 43 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 09/17/18 | Brendan Cole
    Jaroslav Bobrowski knows a good deal when he sees one. Accordingly, an all-you-can-eat offer at one sushi restaurant is no longer available to him. The triathlete follows a special diet in which he fasts for 20-hour periods. So when he does sit down for dinner, he tries to make up for lost time. But after devouring a staggering 100 plates at the Running Sushi restaurant in Landshut, Germany, as part of its $26 buffet deal, the restaurant declared him persona non grata. "When I went to the checkout, I wanted to tip, but the waiter did not want to accept...
  • Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Pop-Up Restaurant Opens In Los Angeles

    09/18/2018 11:33:42 PM PDT · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 6 replies ^ | September13, 2018 | Jessica Fecteau
    Starting on September 18, a Flamin’ Hot Cheetos-themed restaurant will be opening in Hollywood for three nights only. The Flamin’ Hot Spot will be serving a three-course menu, featuring ten Cheetos-inspired dishes created by celebrity chef Roy Choi — the mastermind behind Kogi BBQ. The dishes, which range in price from $11 to $35, will include appetizers, entrees and desserts. People can try a variety of Cheeto dishes, including Flamin’ Hot Chipotle Ranch Wings, a Hot Cheetos Burrito, Chester Cheetah’s Cheetos Churros or even a Hot Chocolate...
  • Today Is National Cheeseburger Day 2018! Here's Where You Can Get Free Burgers

    09/18/2018 11:04:48 AM PDT · by kingattax · 30 replies
    Time Money ^ | Sept 18, 2018 | BRAD TUTTLE
    National Cheeseburger Day is celebrated every September 18. That’s today! And that means that it’s easy to snag awesome cheeseburger deals today — including free cheeseburgers — from burger chains like Wendy’s, BurgerFi, and Red Robin. Why is National Cheeseburger Day today? No reason in particular. Like so many of these made-up food holidays, someone decided September 18 sounded like as good a day as any to honor the almighty cheeseburger. The idea snowballed, and National Cheeseburger Day is swimming in awesome cheeseburger deals nowadays. (You can also celebrate by checking out our list of the 10 best burger joints...
  • Huge squirrel population chomps crops, driving farmers nuts [New England]

    09/16/2018 10:36:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 63 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 15, 2018 10:48 AM EDT | David Sharp
    There’s a bumper crop of squirrels in New England, and the frenetic critters are frustrating farmers by chomping their way through apple orchards, pumpkin patches and corn fields. The varmints are fattening themselves for winter while destroying the crops with bite marks. Robert Randall, who has a 60-acre orchard in Standish, Maine, said he’s never seen anything like it. “They’re eating the pumpkins. They’re eating the apples. They’re raising some hell this year. It’s the worst I’ve ever seen,” he said. Evidence of the squirrel population explosion is plain to see along New England’s highways, where the critters are becoming...
  • Taco Bell employee fired for refusing to serve English-speaking customer

    09/15/2018 5:03:08 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 15, 2018 | Louis Casiano
    A Spanish-speaking Taco Bell employee in Florida was let go by the fast food chain after a video circulating on social media this week showed her refusing to serve an English-speaking customer. The video shows the employee at the restaurant’s Hialeah location appearing to become annoyed when customer Alexandria Montgomery tried placing her order in English, the Miami Herald reported. WSVN 7 News ✔ @wsvn "No habla ingles!" Hialeah Taco Bell employee fired for refusing to take order from customer who doesn't speak Spanish. Watch full video here: After getting nowhere, Montgomery asks to speak with a manager. The employee,...
  • Why FEMA watches the Waffle House menu during hurricanes

    09/13/2018 11:09:55 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    NY Post ^ | 09/13/2014 | Tamar Lapin
    The agency coined the term “Waffle House Index” during the 2004 hurricane season to measure the effect of a natural disaster on an area. If the eatery shutters or limits menu items during or after a hazard — they know the community took a major hit. The index has three color-coded levels: Green means everything is fine, at least in the Waffle House; yellow is when the restaurant serves a limited menu, meaning the area lost power or they’re running low on supplies; and red is if it’s closed, showing the area has been hit hard. “The Waffle House test...
  • 5 Feast of San Gennaro foods and events you shouldn't miss

    09/13/2018 10:50:04 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 44 replies
    NY Post ^ | 09/13/2018 | GINA SALAMONE
    Mamma mia! Navigating the always-crowded Feast of San Gennaro in Manhattan’s Little Italy can be hectic and confusing as you try to distinguish the tourist traps from authentic eats. So we’ve narrowed down some of the must-hit events and food stands so you don’t have to waste time figuring it out on your own. The 92nd annual feast — which celebrates the Patron Saint of Naples, Italy — kicks off Thursday and runs through Sept. 23. It stretches along Mulberry St., from Canal St. north to Houston St. It also branches off that main strip onto either side of both...
  • Mystery surrounds orange turning purple; government collects it for forensic testing

    09/12/2018 7:04:33 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 33 replies ^ | 09/06/2018 | Patrick Williams
    Forensic testing is underway to determine exactly why an orange purchased at a Brisbane fruit and veg shop turned purple hours after it was cut open. Keperra resident Neti Moffitt cut up the orange on Tuesday as a snack for her two-year-old son. It looked fine, smelt fine, and the three slices he sucked on were later binned. The rest of the orange was left out on the kitchen counter overnight. On Wednesday morning, Ms Moffitt woke up to find the remaining fruit was part orange, part purple. Ms Moffitt hit the internet where she found only one other occurrence...
  • Molecule with anti-aging effects on vascular system identified

    09/12/2018 1:46:51 PM PDT · by Twotone · 47 replies
    Science Daily ^ | September 10, 2018 | Georgia State University
    A molecule produced during fasting or calorie restriction has anti-aging effects on the vascular system, which could reduce the occurrence and severity of human diseases related to blood vessels, such as cardiovascular disease, according to a study led by Georgia State University. "As people become older, they are more susceptible to disease, like cancer, cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer's disease," said Dr. Ming-Hui Zou, senior author of the study, director of the Center for Molecular and Translational Medicine at Georgia State and a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Molecular Medicine. "Age is the most important so-called risk factor for human...
  • 20 Unholy Recipes: Dishes So Awful We Had to Make Them (flashback: 2010)

    09/11/2018 4:59:13 PM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 101 replies
    Riverfront Times ^ | 2/16/10 | Nick Lucchesi
    From 2009 to 2010, freelance food writer and chef Robin Wheeler combed through old cookbooks to try her hand at recipes that had been popular in the middle of the 20th century, but had since fallen badly out of favor. The results were inspiring .... albeit mostly in terms of what not to do. We rounded up twenty outtakes from Wheeler's project, showing what happens when a professional chef meets the deadly processed concoctions of 1960s-era mass market cookbooks.
  • Ohio grocery store employee facing felony theft charges for eating $9,200 of deli ham

    09/11/2018 6:49:35 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 89 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10 Sept 2018 | Alexandra Deabler
    An Ohio supermarket worker could face criminal charges after her employer told cops that she consumed more than $9000 worth of deli meat during the past five years she has worked for the business... ... told cops that a tipster had reported that the employee ate three to five slices of deli meat daily (and had been doing so since she began working at the supermarket). The worker allegedly "has been consuming product from the deli in Giant Eagle over the past 5 years,"
  • Naked Florida man starts house fire while baking cookies on George Foreman grill in Niceville

    09/07/2018 10:21:22 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 66 replies
    The Ledger ^ | Sep 6, 2018
    NICEVILLE — Responding to a house fire last week, Niceville police officers and firefighters encountered an odd sight. When firefighters got to the home around 5:30 p.m., they could see smoke coming from inside. A naked man opened the front door, said, “I’m sorry” and closed the door. Police officers arrived shortly after to assist. The man came to the door again, left it open and went back into the house. The man admitted to drinking two liters of vodka and smoking marijuana starting around 9 a.m. that morning. He was examined at the scene and had no life-threatening injuries,...
  • 2,300 Americans hospitalized by pizza in 2017 report reveals

    09/07/2018 10:08:32 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/6/2018 | NATALIE RAHHAL
    Full Title: 2,300 Americans hospitalized by pizza in 2017 (including some who fell out of bed reaching for a slice), report reveals Pizza is hot, gooey, delicious - and dangerous, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission is reminding Americans. In 2017, an estimated 2,300 people had to go to the emergency room for pizza-related injuries. They cut themselves cutting pies, burned themselves on pizza pans, and fell in presence of pizzas. In its latest data set, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) explores every kind of unthinkable injury and reminds us that even the best things in life can...
  • Man who said he accidentally kicked seagull that ate cheeseburger fined $124

    09/07/2018 9:02:53 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 88 replies via WPXI ^ | September 7, 2018 | Mike Saccone
    HAMPTON BEACH, N.H. - New Hampshire Fish and Game has fined the man who said he accidentally kicked a seagull on Hampton Beach. Nate Rancloes was charged with a violation level offense of taking a protected bird during a closed season. Rancloes, a decorated veteran who received a Purple Heart in 2005, told NH1 he was sitting in the sand eating a cheeseburger and fries, when the seagull got to his meal. “I spun around in a circle with my leg out to shoo it away, and unfortunately, did strike the seagull hard,” Rancloes said. “It was a one in...
  • Pottery Analysis Reveals Earliest Mediterranean Cheese Production 7,200 Years Ago

    09/07/2018 7:46:08 AM PDT · by ETL · 14 replies ^ | Sep 7, 2018 | News Staff / Source
    An analysis of fatty residue in pottery from two Neolithic archaeological sites in Croatia has revealed evidence of fermented dairy products (soft cheeses and yogurts) from approximately 7,200 years ago Access to milk and cheese has been linked to the spread of agriculture across Europe starting around 9,000 years ago.But evidence for cheese production in the Mediterranean has, until now, dated back only as far the beginning of the Bronze Age, around 5,000 years ago.In a new study, Pennsylvania State University anthropologist Sarah McClure and co-authors analyzed stable carbon isotopes of fatty acids preserved on potsherds from two Neolithic villages...
  • 7,200-Year-Old Traces of Cheese Have Been Discovered in Cute Animal Pots

    09/06/2018 3:14:45 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    science alert ^ | 6 SEP 2018 | MIKE MCRAE
    Residue on 7,200 year old pottery found in Croatia has pushed back the dawn of cheese making in the Mediterranean. The find resets the timeline of agriculture in the region, with fermented dairy products being made a mere five centuries after milk was first stored. But its innovation was more than just a culinary milestone for dairy connoisseurs – it could have been a life saver. … Archaeological data shows people have been growing crops and raising livestock in the region for roughly 8,000 years. Impressed Ware, named for the simple shell-like impressions used to decorate the clay. They form...
  • Gasp: Woman Dipped Her Chicken Finger In Soda At US Open

    09/04/2018 3:00:51 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 88 replies
    WRIF ^ | 9/4/2018
    The internet is extremely confused after seeing a woman dip her chicken finger in soda. The incident was caught on camera during the US Open. Naturally, people had some strong opinions on the matter. While people have been known to dip their chicken fingers in sauce, or (gasp) even ketchup on occasion, it's the first time we've ever seen someone dip their chicken finger in soda. Would you try it?