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  • Muslim man beaten to death in India on suspicion of smuggling cows

    07/21/2018 1:30:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 21, 2018 4:29 AM | Promit Mukherjee
    Suspected vigilantes on Saturday killed a Muslim man transporting two cows in India, just 15 months after a similar attack spotlighted the growing influence of pro-Hindu fringe groups. Many Hindus regard the cow as sacred, but India’s Muslim minority engages in the trade of cattle for slaughter and consumption, chiefly of buffalo meat, as well as dairy purposes. Police in the northwestern state of Rajasthan said a group of five to seven people surrounded the man, identified only as Akbar, as he led the cows to his village in the nearby state of Haryana and thrashed him to death on...
  • Brewing Company Offers Apology After Wanting To Name Beer ‘White Guilt’

    07/20/2018 6:15:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9:18 PM 07/20/2018 | Gabrielle Okun
    A brewing company offered an apology after wanting to name its beer “White Guilt.” Lakeville Brew Crew, a yet to be opened Indiana-based brewery, apologized after planning on naming its beers controversial names such as “White Guilt,” “Flint Michigan Tap Water” and “Black Beer Matters,” The Associated Press reported Thursday. The brewery’s owners Jon Duncan and Rodney Chlebek said that after receiving an overwhelmingly negative reaction to the names, they “wiped clean” the list, according to the South Bend Tribune. […] The brewery’s owners claimed that they originally chose such polarizing names to bring attention to the Flint water crisis...
  • More than 100 cases added to outbreak linked to McDonald's salads

    07/20/2018 1:37:36 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 43 replies
    www.thepacker.com ^ | July 20, 2018 08:03 AM | Ashley Nickle
    Health officials have added more than 100 illnesses to the cyclospora outbreak linked to McDonald’s salads, bringing the total number of cases to 163. Illnesses have been reported by 10 states, according to the latest update by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Three people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported. The median illness onset date is June 28. The Food and Drug Administration continues to investigate which ingredient in the salads was the vehicle for the outbreak. McDonald’s is cooperating and on July 13 stopped selling salads at more than 3,000 locations until it could switch...
  • Study: Bacon, hot dogs, bad for mental health

    07/19/2018 6:08:13 AM PDT · by Renkluaf · 47 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 7/18/2018 | Scott Berson
    Eating a lot of hot dogs, beef jerky, salami and other processed meats could do more than just add a few extra pounds — it could cause a serious mental condition called mania. That’s according to a new study from scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine published July 18 (National Hot Dog Day) in the journal Molecular Psychiatry. The study found a link between consumption of nitrates, which are chemicals used to cure and process meat snacks, and episodes of mania, “a serious neuropsychiatric condition associated with significant morbidity and mortality.” Read more here: https://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article215089580.html#storylink=cpy
  • Flesh-eating bacteria in raw oysters kill Florida man, health officials say

    07/18/2018 8:01:09 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    The 71-year-old man ate the oysters on July 8 at a Sarasota restaurant, which health officials did not identify, and died two days later. "We have an individual that consumed some raw oysters and to the best of our knowledge had no exposure to salt water, became severely ill, and passed away," said Michael Drennon, Disease Intervention Services Program Manager at the Sarasota County Health Dept. "We tell everybody regardless of age or immune status that they should avoid eating raw or undercooked shell fish or seafood or avoid or being in the salt water when they have an open...
  • Archeologists Find World's Oldest Bread

    07/18/2018 6:36:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | July 17, 2018 | Avery Thompson
    Bread is life, but according to new research, it might be even more than that. A group of archeologists in northeastern Jordan have found the oldest bread in the world, and their findings show that this bread predates the invention of agriculture by at least 4,000 years. According to this discovery, the hunt for better bread ingredients may have triggered the agricultural revolution, which would make bread largely responsible for all of civilization as we know it. Researchers from the University of Copenhagen, University College London and University of Cambridge were excavating an archeological site in Jordan when they discovered...
  • Tattooed customers get 20 percent off at Taco Cabana today

    07/17/2018 2:52:39 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 26 replies
    MYSA.com ^ | 07/17/2018 | By Madalyn Mendoza,
    Got ink? If so, you can get a discount at Taco Cabana today. To celebrate National Tattoo Day, the San Antonio-based chain is offering 20 percent off orders for tatted customers on Tuesday. The offer is valid from 3 p.m. to midnight, according to the company's social media pages. Guests hoping to take advantage of the offer must mention the promotion to the cashier and alcohol is not included.
  • Scientists Have Discovered The Earliest Evidence of Bread, And It's Much Older Than We Expected

    07/16/2018 9:01:11 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    The people who built the ancient structure, members of what's called the Natufian culture, struggled in a "hostile environment to gain more energy from their food," said Ehud Weiss, an archaeobotanist at Bar-Ilan University in Israel who was not involved with the study. Archaeologists found the bread remains in sediment samples at a site named Shubayqa 1 in Jordan. The structure was oval with a fireplace in the center, and its builders carefully laid stones into the ground. Arranz Otaegui said she did not know whether the building was a dwelling or had other, perhaps ceremonial, purposes. Sifting through the...
  • It's Gator Mating Season

    07/15/2018 11:13:17 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 17 replies
    email from a friend | 7/15/2018 | unknown
    It’s “gator mating” season—be careful out there!!! Another good reason to have a concealed weapons permit. Florida Woman Stops Alligator Attack Using a Small .22 cal Beretta Pistol: This is a story of self-control and marksmanship by a brave, cool-headed woman with a small pistol against a fierce predator. What's the smallest caliber that you would trust to protect yourself? Here's her story in her own words: "While out walking along the edge of a pond just outside my house in The Villages with my soon to be ex-husband, discussing property settlement and other divorce issues, we were surprised by...
  • Yale Friends Say Brett Kavanaugh Loved To Eat Pasta With Ketchup

    07/15/2018 8:22:25 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 103 replies
    Splinter News ^ | Sophie Weiner
    An article in the Yale Daily News today gives us more insight into the life of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. And boy, is it exciting stuff. Kavanaugh attended Yale Law School from ‘87 to ‘90, during which time, according to classmates, he enjoyed playing devil’s advocate in conversations with his black friend, eating pasta with ketchup, and looking down his nose at friends who enjoyed watching Jeopardy. What a fun dude. His friends also remember his painfully dull taste in food. [W]hen it came to food, the future Supreme Court pick found hardly anything palatable, Christmas said. Kavanaugh was...
  • Woman who became ill after zipline tour shares story

    07/15/2018 7:58:07 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 17 replies
    Fox ^ | 14 July 2018
    News4 talked to one of the more than 500 people who got sick while ziplining in Gatlinburg, TN. Health officials confirm 15 people on the CLIMB Works Zipline Canopy Tour tested positive for Norovirus. I was vomiting and had the other stuff that goes along with it “It’s going to take more than that to keep me away from a zipline,”
  • 'As big as your head': giant avocado arrives in Australia

    07/14/2018 9:22:05 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 07/10/2018
    They look like an avocado and taste like an avocado. The only difference from the avocados you know? These ones are about the size of your head. The Avozilla, as it has been dubbed, has arrived in Australia. Weighing an average of 1.2kg, the fruits are about four times the size of regular avocados and are expected to sell for $12 each. “There’s certainly a shock factor when you pick one up and they’re as big as your head,” farmer Ian Groves told Guardian Australia. Originating from South Africa, the Avozilla reached Britain in 2013. But the Groves family, which...
  • Chocolate milk may be better than sports drinks for exercise recovery

    07/13/2018 8:26:51 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 66 replies
    Yahoooo! ^ | July 12, 2018 | [Reuters] By Lisa Rapaport
    Athletes who drink chocolate milk during exercise or after a hard workout may recover just as quickly as they would with sports drinks, a research review suggests. What people eat and drink during intense exercise and afterward can impact how well their muscles recover and how rapidly their body replaces fluids and electrolytes lost during the workout, previous research has found. Most studies assessing whether drinks with carbohydrates and electrolytes, or with protein, might aid recovery have been too small to draw firm conclusions about which beverages are the best option, the authors of the new review write in European...
  • Kellogg making folks sick

    07/13/2018 5:51:42 AM PDT · by Tell It Right · 17 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 7/13/2018 | Tonya Garcia
    CDC links outbreak of salmonella in 33 states to Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal (headline)
  • Cop Says Burger King Is Showing Off Wrong Surveillance After Tampering With Food

    07/11/2018 4:18:54 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 35 replies
    Blue Lives Matter ^ | 11 July 2018 | Holly Matkin
    The Florida police officer denies Burger King's claim that he mistook spice mix for dirt. Fort Myers, FL – A Fort Myers police officer, whose social media post about Burger King employees putting dirt in his food went viral, is fighting back against the restaurant owner’s claims that the officer had mistaken seasoning for dirt. “I did agree that the video they showed me had no malicious activity, but it wasn’t my sandwich, Fort Myers Police Officer Tim McCormick said on Tuesday, according to The Whiskey Patriots. Officer McCormick posted a photo of his drive-thru order receipt with the word...
  • Trump suggests China meddling in North Korea talks amid trade tensions with US (Fox News)

    07/09/2018 10:13:10 PM PDT · by cba123 · 3 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/9/2018 | By Brooke Singman | Fox News
    President Trump suggested Monday that China could be "exerting negative pressure" on North Korea to stray from the denuclearization "deal" signed last month, amid trade tensions between the U.S. and Beijing. The president expressed confidence that North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un will "honor" the informal deal, despite tense talks with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo over the weekend. "I have confidence that Kim Jong Un will honor the contract we signed &, even more importantly, our handshake. We agreed to the denuclearization of North Korea," Trump tweeted. "China, on the other hand, may be exerting negative pressure on a...
  • FDA: Parasites In Del Monte Vegetables Causing ‘Explosive’ Diarrhea

    07/09/2018 1:35:44 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 27 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | July 9, 2018
    Over 200 people have now been infected by an outbreak of parasites linked to recalled vegetable trays from Del Monte. According to the CDC, 212 cases of cyclosporiasis – an intestinal infection caused by the cyclospora parasite – were reported as of July 5. The condition has been linked to “6 oz., 12 oz., and 28 oz. vegetable trays containing fresh broccoli, cauliflower, celery sticks, carrots, and dill dip,” which were recalled by Del Monte Fresh Produce on June 15.
  • Costco is slashing one of customers' favorite items from its food-court menu, and people are...

    07/09/2018 1:09:40 PM PDT · by markomalley · 95 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 7/9/18 | Kate Taylor
    Costco is cutting one of customers' favorite options from the menu in many of its food courts. The retailer is taking the Polish hot dog off the menu to make way for new items, The Seattle Times reported. Locations will be deeply discounting the Polish dog so they can add healthier options such as acai fruit bowls and organic burgers. Costco is known for its inexpensive but surprisingly tasty food court. However, when the retailer makes adjustments to the menu, there is bound to be backlash. Many customers are not pleased that the Polish hot dog — a variation on...
  • Dogs go viral after postal worker leaves note about them stealing her lunch

    07/07/2018 7:49:01 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 74 replies
    WJLA.COM ^ | 07 JULY 2018 | Elizabeth Tyree
    Two bad dogs were tattled on after they stole a postal worker's lunch. Carol Jordan shared a photo of her two trouble making pups and it's now been shared thousands of times.
  • Man goes behind counter, punches George Webb worker, video shows

    07/07/2018 6:35:24 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 26 replies
    WISN NEWS ^ | 6 July 2018
    "I thank God that the one waitress had a concealed carry and pulled out her gun. I shudder to think what might have happened had she not been able to do that. What this guy would've done," Donovan said. Another worker, who pulled out a gun and pointed it at the man to get him away from the victim, has quit