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  • 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 · 65 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
  • Updated: The Pride of Lions that Killed and Ate a Group of Rhino Poachers...:)

    07/06/2018 8:36:12 AM PDT · by RevelationDavid · 44 replies
    Time-Yahoo ^ | Gina Martinez
    Updated info about the very satisfied lions and the poachers who needed to run faster....:) A group of rhino poachers were eaten by a pride of lions in Kenton-on-the-Sea, according to the owner of the South African wildlife reserve where the incident happened. The remains of what appears to be three bodies were discovered on the Simbuya Game Reserve along with high power rifles owner Nick Fox said in a statement. Fox said the poachers’ mangled remains are suspected to have been eaten by a pride of six lions who were on the reservation to protect the endangered and highly...
  • End of BANANAS? Scientists warn favourite fruit could become EXTINCT

    07/05/2018 7:51:06 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 51 replies
    Daily Star ^ | July 5, 2018 | Martin Coulter
    Experts say a special breed found in Madagascar could hold the key to keeping them alive. But there are only five known trees in existence. Scientists are racing to develop new banana varieties strong enough to survive Panama disease, which is a major threat to banana crops around the world. Because bananas are clones, the disease is able to spread very quickly from one to another. It is currently wreaking havoc with crops in Asia – but could wipe out the world’s supply if it spreads to America. Richard Allen, senior conservation assessor at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, told...
  • Subway Employee Calls 911 on Black Family Because She Thought They Would Rob Her

    07/05/2018 5:59:00 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 34 replies
    The Root ^ | July 5, 2018 | Breanna Edwards
    Add eating out as a family on your way back from vacation to the list of things that black people can’t seem to do in peace. A family of seven who stopped at a Subway in Coweta County, Ga., on Monday to eat dinner said that they had the police called on them while they were there because of their race. The employee’s 911 call was released and in it, she could be heard saying that he needed someone to respond “now” because the family kept going back and forth the bathroom and maybe putting soda in water cups, according...
  • Lufthansa Adds Astronaut Food to its Airline Passenger Menu

    07/05/2018 5:25:26 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 25 replies ^ | July 5, 2018 09:38am ET | Robert Z. Pearlman
    Lufthansa, Europe's largest airline, has begun serving some of its passengers one of the same menu items that it developed for German astronaut Alexander Gerst, who launched to the space station in June. The space food, now served at 35,000 feet in addition to 250 miles above the planet, is available to business class passengers on long-haul flights originating in Germany. "Passengers will have the chance to enjoy one of the menus that Alexander Gerst and his crew will also be receiving on board [the station] as special highlights, chicken ragout with mushrooms," Lufthansa announced in a recent press release...
  • Rest of whiskey storage warehouse collapses in Kentucky

    07/04/2018 4:21:23 PM PDT · by BBell · 40 replies
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Whiskey barrels were piled in a mountainous heap Wednesday after the rest of a whiskey storage warehouse collapsed in Kentucky, nearly two weeks after part of the decades-old structure came crashing down. The remainder of the massive structure collapsed at the Barton 1792 Distillery in Bardstown, Nelson County Emergency Management spokesman Milt Spalding said. No injuries were reported in either collapse, he said. "It is a mountain of bourbon barrels," he said Wednesday.Environmental and wildlife officials were on the scene to determine if any whiskey spilled into a nearby waterway, he said. The distillery owner Sazerac,...
  • Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest 2018 results: Joey Chestnut wins with record-breaking 74 hot dogs

    07/04/2018 10:58:34 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 41 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 4, 2018 | Pete Blackburn
    True American hero Joey "Jaws" Chestnut is your Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest champion once again. As if there was ever a doubt. The 34-year-old took home his third straight title -- his 11th in the last 12 years -- on Wednesday afternoon in Coney Island. Chestnut celebrated the Fourth of July by slamming a record-breaking 74 hot dogs into his face and earning the $10,000 prize.
  • Healthy Eating for husbands

    07/03/2018 3:45:52 PM PDT · by uscga77 · 66 replies
    Guys (not gals, I said NOT gals) Given: our wives want us around and in good health for years to come. So here is my question. Do you get 'advice' on your diet from time to time, even articles you are asked/assigned to read? I believe in healthy eating, well sort of, but there comes a point where I need to draw a line. Any words of wisdom? This might be interesting. ;)
  • 19 hospitalized after eating feces-contaminated food at party: report

    07/03/2018 5:41:33 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 72 replies
    The Times-Picayune ^ | 7/2/2018 | Kim Chatelain
    At least 19 people were hospitalized as of Monday (July 2) after eating food that had been contaminated by exposure to feces at a neighborhood potluck birthday party in Charlotte N.C., the Charlotte Observer reported. More than 40 people were sickened and more could become ill with a "highly contagious" disease called shigella, which causes diarrhea. Someone who prepared food for Saturday's party, which was attended by about 100 people, did not wash their hands well enough...