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  • 28,000 Pounds of Discarded Banana Peels Will Be Put to Good Use After Disney Races

    01/16/2019 2:30:28 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    Runners' World ^ | January 13, 2019 | Jacob Meschke
    It’s not just in Mario Kart—banana peels can be a real problem for many races around the country, not only causing hazards for runners and spectators, but leaving massive amounts of rotting waste behind for volunteers to clean up. Chiquita, the massive international fruit producer, is taking steps to change that. When the gun of the Walt Disney World 5K went off at 5:30 a.m. on Thursday morning, it signaled the start of Chiquita’s new role as the official banana sponsor of the entire Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend, as well as other runDisney events throughout the year. The move...
  • Costco Is Selling a 27-Lb. Bucket of Mac and Cheese with a 20-Year Shelf Life

    01/15/2019 2:27:48 PM PST · by EveningStar · 83 replies
    People ^ | January 10, 2019 | Georgia Slater
    Oh Costco, you’ve truly outdone yourself this time. The wholesale store just figured out a way to make sure you will never run out of mac and cheese again: sell it in a 27-lb. tub. You read that correctly, 27 lbs. That’s as much as about 100 baseballs, half a bale of hay or your average 3-year-old child.
  • Recode Daily: The bizarre story of the most popular photo on Instagram: An egg

    01/15/2019 10:45:49 AM PST · by Red Badger · 20 replies ^ | Jan 15, 2019, 8:56am EST | By Recode Staff
    A picture of a brown speckled egg is officially more popular than every other picture ever posted to Instagram. The photo was posted just 10 days ago, but the Instagram account that posted the egg picture, @world_record_egg, inexplicably has 4.5 million followers despite posting just this one — yes one — photo. The account’s owner is still anonymous but appears to be sitting on a gold mine. It seems possible that @world_record_egg will sell a sponsored post to a brand hoping to ride the bizarre popularity wave that the egg has created over the past 24 hours to get in...
  • Chick-fil-A store opens on Sunday so boy with special needs can fulfill his birthday wish

    01/14/2019 6:51:04 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 23 replies
    Yahoo Lifestyle ^ | Hope Schreiber
    A 14-year-old boy who has autism got to celebrate his birthday by fulfilling one of his wishes at an Alabama Chick-fil-A. One store in Mobile, Ala., opened its doors on Sunday, when Chick-fil-A is typically closed, for Elijah Sprague so he could help run the drive-thru.Walt Gilstrap, the manager of the restaurant and Elijah’s uncle, along with the owner, Mr. Glen, let Elijah run the drive-thru window where he passed out cookies to about 40 cars. The participants then went inside the Chick-fil-A to finish celebrating Elijah’s day with a festive cookie cake, Mobile, Ala., news station WKRG reported.
  • Happy National Hot Pastrami Day 2019

    01/14/2019 5:33:48 PM PST · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 37 replies ^ | January 14, 2019 | CaliforniaCraftBeer
    A very popular delicatessen meat, pastrami is usually made from beef however sometimes is made from pork, mutton or turkey. The pastrami was originally created as a way to preserve meat before modern refrigeration. To make pastrami the raw meat is placed in brine, then partially dried, seasoned with various herbs and spices, smoked and steamed. A wave of Romanian Jewish immigration introduced pastrami (pronounced pastróme), a Romanian specialty, in the second half of the 19th century. Early English references had used the spelling “pastrama” before the modified “pastrami” spelling was used. New York kosher butcher, Sussman Volk is generally...
  • Industry wary of alternatives tries to protect a word: meat

    01/13/2019 6:31:48 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 12, 2018 | Grant Schulte
    More than four months after Missouri became the first U.S. state to regulate the term “meat” on product labels, Nebraska’s powerful farm groups are pushing for similar protection from veggie burgers, tofu dogs and other items that look and taste like real meat. Nebraska lawmakers will consider a bill this year defining meat as “any edible portion of any livestock or poultry, carcass, or part thereof” and excluding “lab-grown or insect or plant-based food products.” It would make it a crime to advertise or sell something “as meat that is not derived from poultry or livestock.” Similar measures aimed at...
  • 25 Of The Worst Food Name Fails Ever

    01/13/2019 12:32:14 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 43 replies
    BoredPanda ^ | Jan. 12, 2019 | Lina D.
    We’re pretty picky about how our food is packaged – choosing the wrong name, packaging color or logo can scare us away from a product. You’d think that a food company would want to do some research to make sure that their product isn’t ridiculed or doesn’t seem repulsive, but judging by these food name package design fails, some of these guys don’t seem to have gotten that memo. Some of these are translation fails – we can only hope that that Chinese food company isn’t selling shredded children and that it was actually a funny fail. Others, like the...
  • Hateful surprise: Offensive toy found inside Kinder chocolate egg

    01/11/2019 4:02:07 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 47 replies
    The Sun ^ | January 10, 2019 | Hana Carter
    Parents have expressed outrage over the "racist" design of a limited edition Kinder Egg toy, with one mum saying that she was "sickened". A large number of people took to Facebook to post photos of the "nasty" plastic toy.
  • Impossible Burger 2.0 tastes so real it made this vegetarian's stomach turn

    01/10/2019 3:47:48 AM PST · by SMGFan · 37 replies
    Commentary: I haven't eaten beef in a decade, and the new fake meat at CES comes close enough to cow to gross me out. That's a compliment, I think. I have a pretty strong stomach. Roller coasters are my jam. Virtual reality never makes me queasy. No technology at CES had ever made me nauseous -- until I ate fake beef tartare made from the latest version of Impossible Burger. A scoop of tartare -- mixed through with finely diced onions, mustard and capers -- glistened on a poker-chip-size slice of chewy rye bread. It was expertly prepared by Mike...
  • Scientists want to genetically engineer a spicy tomato

    01/09/2019 8:12:34 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 52 replies ^ | January 9, 2019 4:11 PM PST | Jackson Ryan
    Genetically, the tomato and the pepper are long-lost relatives, having only diverged around 19 million years ago. Because of this lineage, lurking within the tomato genome is a suite of genes that can produce the spicy capsaicin compound. Normally, those genes aren't switched on, so the tomato is that sad, tasteless fruit that I've encountered on too many burgers. But the team of researchers suggest, using genetic engineering techniques, they could turn the tomato into a "biofactory", capable of producing the capsaicin molecules. Of course, while most of us will likely think of the way that might affect our pizzas...
  • Moose wanders into Alaska hospital for a 'morning snack'

    01/08/2019 10:53:42 AM PST · by Red Badger · 50 replies ^ | By Lucia I. Suarez Sang
    Doctors, staff and patients at a hospital in Alaska’s largest city got the surprise of a lifetime when a large moose wandered inside for a quick snack. Video footage captured Monday by a worker at Alaska Regional Hospital in Anchorage shows the moose poking around some greenery near an entrance before it starts gazing in the camera’s direction. “Didn’t think we’d have a pet moose,” Stephanie Hupton, who works in billing at a physical therapy office inside the hospital and captured the footage, told the Associated Press. She told KTUU that she started recording after a patient mentioned to security...
  • Millions of Americans Are Wrong About Having a Food Allergy, Study Suggests

    01/07/2019 7:53:34 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 96 replies
    gizmodo ^ | 01/07/2018 | Ed Cara
    19 percent of the nationally representative group reported having a food allergy. But only 10.8 percent said they had symptoms consistent with an allergic reaction to food, such as hives, swelling of the lips or throat, and chest pain. The main culprits behind these allergies were shellfish, milk, and tree nuts. Those who didn’t have a convincing food allergy instead reported symptoms like stomach cramps, a stuffy nose, or nausea. The findings, published Friday in JAMA Network Open, roughly match up to estimates from other studies, including those that confirmed a person’s food allergy with testing or medical records. In...
  • Pho Restaurant Forced to Remove Sign With 'Offensive' Name, Owner Not Having It

    01/07/2019 6:06:41 AM PST · by simpson96 · 74 replies
    Thrillist ^ | 1/6/2019 | James Chrisman
    A pho restaurant in New Hampshire is being told to change its "offensive" name, and its owner is not having it. The offending name: Pho Keene Great. Considering that the city is named Keene, this is an honestly impressive pun. The quality of wordplay here doesn't seem to be swaying anyone though. The Vietnamese restaurant will be located in a publically owned building, right next to City Hall, and is set to open on March 1, according to The Keene Sentinel. The trouble started on December 21, when owner Isabelle Jolie placed a sign in the window featuring a logo...
  • Florida woman attacks parents after they refuse to take her to Outback

    01/04/2019 4:08:15 PM PST · by simpson96 · 110 replies ^ | 1/4/2019 | Jeff Tavss
    LAKE WORTH, Fla. - A South Florida woman upset that her parents refused to take her to Outback Steakhouse was arrested after she attacked the couple Wednesday night, deputies said. According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, Deana Seltzer, 28, asked her mother to go to the popular chain restaurant in Lake Worth and was told no. Seltzer then became enraged and began punching her mother in the chest and arms, an arrest report said. Seltzer's father suffered multiple scratches to his face and body when he attempted to intervene. "Deana went around the house flipping recliners and tearing...
  • Man sues Burger King after he says he was offered burgers for life for being locked in bathroom

    01/04/2019 7:29:27 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 44 replies
    Cox Media via WPXI ^ | January 4, 2019 | Natalie Dreier
    WOOD VILLAGE, Ore. - A man from Portland, Oregon says he was trapped in a Burger King bathroom for more than an hour and was promised free burger meals for life in settlement over the ordeal, but now he says BK isn’t holding up its end of the bargain, so he’s suing the fast food restaurant. Curtis Brooner said he used the restroom at a Portland Burger King on Dec. 15. But when he tried to get out of the room, the door would not open, KOIN reported. Brooner said he had the receipt from his meal and called the...
  • Monthly Cooking Thread - January 2019

    01/03/2019 4:14:28 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 85 replies
    I recently found a very nice cookbook of traditional and historic Maryland recipes, 'Maryland’s Way' by Mrs. Lewis R Andrews and Mrs. J Reaney Kelly, and published by the Hammond-Harwood House Association. It’s a very good overview of Maryland cookery spiced with history, and is available on Amazon. In 1851, a Hungarian revolutionary named Louis Kossuth visited Baltimore in an effort to raise support for his cause of Hungarian independence from Austria. He was hailed as a hero and freedom fighter in Baltimore, and treated to great hospitality; and though in the end he only raised $25.00 for his cause, a...
  • Snacks on wheels: PepsiCo tests self-driving robot delivery

    01/03/2019 10:41:48 AM PST · by bgill · 13 replies
    AP ^ | Jan. 3, 2019 | Joseph Pisani
    Forget vending machines, PepsiCo is testing a way to bring snacks directly to college students. The chip and beverage maker says it will start making deliveries with self-driving robots on Thursday at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. Students will be able to order Baked Lay's, SunChips or Bubly sparkling water on an app, and then meet the six-wheeled robot at more than 50 locations on campus... Three workers on the campus will be refilling the robots with food and drinks and replacing the batteries with recharged ones when they go dead... PepsiCo says it's testing this way...
  • Oklahoma man opens fire at Taco Bell after staff forgets his hot sauce

    01/03/2019 9:24:18 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 25 replies
    Newsweek ^ | January 2, 2019 | Katherine Hignett
    Staff at an Oklahoma branch of Taco Bell were forced to hide out in a locked bathroom in the early hours of New Year’s Eve when a man fired a gun through a drive-thru window over a missing portion of hot sauce. Police said the suspect yelled about the sauce before he fired multiple rounds at the Oklahoma City store, local station KFOR reported. The bullets missed employees, who took shelter as the man left his car and entered the store before “banging around” in the restaurant.
  • A 1,500-Calorie Diet: Food Lists, Meal Plan and More

    01/03/2019 7:29:42 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    While 1,500 calories may be a good guideline for many people, be sure to calculate your exact needs to optimize your weight loss journey The number of calories you need depends on many factors, including physical activity, gender, age, weight loss goals and overall health. It’s important to estimate how many calories your body requires to both maintain and lose weight when determining your needs. To calculate your overall calories needs, it’s necessary to calculate the total number of calories you typically burn in a day, which is known as your total daily energy expenditure. While weight loss is much...
  • Florida man doesn't get straw, attacks McDonald's employee

    01/02/2019 3:22:36 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 68 replies
    WCJB ^ | 01/02/2019
    Taylor was unaware of a new city law that went into effect on Jan. 1 requiring customers to request straws. Despite being told of the new law, Taylor began screaming at employees, claiming that the law did not exist, WFTS reports. Taylor grabbed employee Yasmine James by the shirt collar and pulled her onto the counter. James attempted to defend herself by punching Taylor in the face. After leaving the restaurant, Taylor returned to yell at the store manager and kicked another employee in the stomach before he once again left the scene. Taylor was later arrested and charged with...