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  • McDonald’s CEO outlines changes as sales slide

    10/21/2014 6:55:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 114 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 21, 2014 6:11 PM EDT | Candice Choi
    After posting yet another disappointing quarter, McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson said Tuesday the company hasn’t been keeping up with the times and that changes are in store for its U.S. restaurants. Thompson said that starting in January, McDonald’s will “simplify” its menu to make room for restaurants to offer options that are best-suited for their regions. To offer greater customization, he also said the company planned to expand its “Create Your Taste” offering that lets people pick the buns and toppings they want on burgers by tapping a touchscreen. The program is currently being offered in Southern California, and McDonald’s...
  • Roman gladiators' diet probably not what you'd expect, researchers find

    10/21/2014 12:59:30 PM PDT · by dware · 40 replies
    Newser via Fox News ^ | 10.21.2014 | Jenn Gidman
    You'd figure a typical Roman gladiator to be a real meat-and-potatoes guy, right? You'd be figuring wrong—at least if you were talking about gladiators from the city of Ephesus.
  • Vegetarians may have low sperm count

    10/20/2014 4:26:08 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 28 replies
    LOS ANGELES: Men who are vegans and vegetarians may have significantly reduced sperm counts than meat eaters, according to a new study. Researchers at Loma Linda University Medical School in the US found that while a diet that is rich in fruit and vegetables can protect against many illnesses and can prolong life, it appears that it may also harm fertility. Researchers studied how diets affect sperm in study participants in southern California. The region has a high population of Seventh-Day Adventist Christians who are strict vegetarians. Seventh-day Adventists live an average of 10 years longer than the American life...
  • WTO rejects US country-of-origin labels for meat

    10/20/2014 11:11:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 20, 2014 2:05 PM EDT
    The World Trade Organization has rejected U.S. rules requiring labels on packaged steaks, ribs and other cuts of meat identifying where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered. In a ruling Monday, the WTO said the requirements put Canadian and Mexican livestock at an unfair disadvantage. …
  • Remembering the Deadly London Beer Flood of 1814

    10/19/2014 4:14:23 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 45 replies
    Mental Floss ^ | October 17, 2014 | Nick Greene
    200 years ago today, one of history's most bizarre disasters befell London when a 15-foot wave of beer flooded an entire neighborhood and left eight people dead.The Horse Shoe Brewery on Tottenham Court Road in London boasted a massive 22-foot-tall vat that held some 160,000 gallons of dark porter. On October 17, 1814, one of the metal hoops meant to secure it snapped, and the wooden vat succumbed to the immense pressure of all that fermenting brew. The gushing beer smashed open the brewery's other vats, resulting in a raging sea of beer that burst forth from the building.Over one...
  • Fruit bats and Ebola, but why?

    10/19/2014 7:07:16 AM PDT · by dennisw · 34 replies
    lumibyte ^ | September 11, 2014 | By Lumibyte
    Ebola transmission and source Of all animals, bats and rats are generally considered to carry around numerous pathogens that can infect humans. Rats tend to live close to humans and are still associated with the bubonic plague that swept through Europe in the 14th century, killing almost 25 million people. But why do bats have such a bad reputation? Well this prejudice against bats is actually not very surprising. Bats can carry a number of pathogens (rabies, Hendra, Marburg, Nipah and indeed also Ebola). These are all viruses that can cause serious disease in humans. Particularly the Ebola virus can...
  • Rand Paul to Michelle Obama: Look at me — I’m at Dunkin’ Donuts

    10/17/2014 8:14:06 AM PDT · by Bettyprob · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 17, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Sen. Rand Paul took a playful jab at Michelle Obama and her healthy eating initiatives that condemn all types of junk food, tweeting to her handle to let her know the location of his first New Hampshire stop — Dunkin’ Donuts. He wrote, to his nearly half a million followers: “Just arrived in Manchester, New Hampshire. First stop: @DunkinDonuts cc: @MichelleObama,” The Hill reported. He didn’t specify his menu choices — but the jab was obviously at Mrs. Obama’s “Let’s Move!” anti-obesity campaign. The first lady has fielded considerable fire from schools, parents and hungry students who say her cafeteria...
  • Ham slices, two crackers, cheese and two cauliflower pieces the paltry Michelle Obama school lunch

    10/17/2014 6:17:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 52 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 17, 2014 | Jill Reilly
    A student has provoked complaints by parents after taking a photo of her paltry school meal of lunch meat, a couple crackers, a slice of cheese and two pieces of cauliflower. Kaytlin Shelton, 17, who is eight months pregnant, took a photo of the $3 meal at a Chickasha school on Monday and showed it to her father who said it was not satisfactory. Her father Vince Holton said: 'I can go pay a dollar for a lunchabe and get more food in it. Schools are responsible for children while they're at school.'
  • Yogurt becomes New York's official state snack

    10/16/2014 9:29:28 AM PDT · by Brother Cracker · 25 replies
    Odd_News ^ | October 16, 2014 | Ben Hooper
    ALBANY, N.Y.,- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill designating yogurt as the state's official snack five months after a contentious debate in the legislature. Cuomo signed the bill Wednesday, five months after the state's legislature debated the suggestion from a fourth-grade class at Byron-Bergen Elementary School in Genesee County. "This designation is a fitting recognition of the importance of this state's yogurt industry, which has experienced tremendous growth over the past few years, making New York the top yogurt producer in the nation," Cuomo said in a statement. "We will continue to work with New York producers...
  • NBC’s Dr. Nancy Snyderman Violates Ebola Quarantine To Make Takeout Run

    10/14/2014 1:08:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller's DC Trawler blog ^ | October 13, 2014 | Jim Treacher
    It’s all about priorities, people. Sure, a quarantine means cutting off all contact with the outside world. But what if you just don’t feel like it anymore? What if you’re on TV? What if you’ve really got the munchies? Jason Molinet, NYDN: The New Jersey Health Department turned into soup Nazis when it learned NBC News reporter Dr. Nancy Snyderman violated a voluntary quarantine placed on her and her crew after one member contracted Ebola while working in Liberia. Snyderman, 62, NBC’s chief medical editor, was spotted sitting in her car outside of The Peasant Grill in Hopewell, N.J., Thursday...
  • Troubled homeless stepson of Barbra Streisand seen rummaging through the TRASH for food

    10/13/2014 1:51:41 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 69 replies
    dailymail ^ | 13 October 2014 | MailOnline Reporter
    His Hollywood family is worth nearly $500 million but the troubled homeless stepson of Barbra Streisand whiles away his days sitting on benches and rummaging through public trash cans. Jess Brolin, son of actor James Brolin and brother to Josh, was recently photographed picking through garbage where he lives in Ojai, California. After losing his $800 per month apartment in 2011, the 41-year-old now lives on the streets and sleeps in vacant lots not 80 miles from his millionaire showbiz family's home.
  • Inventing a GMO Apple That Won’t Brown

    10/12/2014 12:24:37 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 15 replies
    Wall St. J ^ | October 12, 2014 | TENNILLE TRACY
    Inventing a GMO Apple That Won’t Brown Arctic Apple, a Genetically Modified Breed, Seeks U.S. Approval By TENNILLE TRACY Two sliced apples sit on either side of a clock as a time-lapse video compresses 24 hours into 30 seconds. By the end, the apple on the left has turned brown but the one on the right has stayed fresh and white.
  • "Why Do New York Restaurants Suck?" - The Surprising Answer

    10/11/2014 6:36:41 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 61 replies
    People Kept Complaining This Restaurant Sucked, Look What They Found Out…
  • Pig farms rebound from virus; meat prices may drop

    10/11/2014 8:26:30 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 11, 2014 10:23 AM EDT | David Pitt
    A virus that killed millions of baby pigs in the last year and led to higher pork prices has waned thanks to warmer weather and farmers’ efforts to sterilize their operations. And as pigs’ numbers increase, sticker shock on things like bacon should ease. Already, hog supplies are on the rise, with 5.46 million baby pigs born between June and August in Iowa, the nation’s leading producer—the highest quarterly total in 20 years and a record 10.7 surviving pigs per litter, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture report. It’s a significant turnaround from a year ago when the porcine...
  • Female sex hormone is ‘fueling male obesity epidemic and causing sperm counts to drop’…

    10/10/2014 7:59:51 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 06:17 EST, 10 October 2014 | Malden Davies
    The obesity epidemic in men could be fueled by the female sex hormone estrogen, scientists claim. Experts believe the hormone could also be causing the well-documented drop in sperm count among Western men. They said men in affluent countries are becoming “feminized” as they come into contact with products containing the female sex hormone. Compounds found in some plastic items, including drain pipes, and soy food products can mimic the effects of estrogen, scientists said. Secreted by the ovaries in premenstrual women, estrogen is known to cause weight gain, inhibiting the thyroid gland and affecting other areas of the brain....
  • Woman drowns in wine barrel after becoming intoxicated by fumes

    10/10/2014 7:25:24 AM PDT · by dware · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10.01.2014 | FoxNews.com
    LEON, Spain – A 25-year-old Spanish woman drowned after becoming intoxicated by fermentation gases and falling into a wine barrel, Metro reported. Nerea Perez, a vineyard worker in northern Spain, reportedly had been stirring wine while it was fermenting— a lengthy process that allows the wine to come in extra contact with dead yeast grape bits.
  • American wins world poutine eating championship, Canadians heartbroken

    10/09/2014 11:06:18 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 78 replies
    Canadian Broadcasting Company ^ | October 6, 2014 | Lauren O'Neil
    Canada may be known for producing the very best poutine on earth (and for arguing vehemently against anyone who says otherwise!), but it would appear as though we're no match for our neighbours to the south when it comes to eating the stuff. This was proven amidst a cacophony of curds, gravy and fresh-cut fries on Saturday afternoon during the fifth annual World Poutine Eating Championship in Toronto. Considered to be the largest eating competition in Canada, the annual Smoke's Poutinerie-sponsored gorge-a-thon drew approximately 1,000 spectators to Toronto's Yonge-Dundas square this weekend — many of them eager to join in...
  • Doctors find potato growing inside Colombian woman, apparently used as a contraceptive

    10/08/2014 8:57:24 PM PDT · by knak · 75 replies
    fox 6 ^ | 10/5/14 | katie delong
    COLOMBIA (WITI) — “My mom told me that if I didn’t want to get pregnant, I should put a potato up there, and I believed her,” the woman said. And that’s just what the woman did! According to Colombia Reports, the 22-year-old woman sought medical attention after experiencing abdominal pains, and medical staff discovered a potato growing inside the young woman. The woman apparently had the potato inside her body for about two weeks before she began to experience abdominal pains. The potato had germinated, and grew roots inside her body. Initially, the nurse who examined the woman thought the...
  • Monsanto posts larger-than-expected 4Q loss

    10/08/2014 8:50:29 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 8, 2014 11:38 AM EDT | Matthew Perrone
    Agriculture business giant Monsanto Co. reported a wider-than-expected loss Wednesday for its fourth quarter on higher expenses, including a one-time legal settlement. The company’s earnings forecast for 2015 also fell short of analysts’ expectations as Monsanto said it expects “continued industry headwinds.” […] The loss came despite higher sales of the company’s two key business units, genetically-engineered seeds and herbicide. …
  • Texas ground beef recalled due to possible metal pieces

    10/07/2014 7:56:47 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | October 5, 2014 | Reuters
    (Reuters) - Texas groceries had likely removed by Sunday morning all ground beef from store shelves that was subject to a recall due to possible contamination from tiny pieces of metal, an executive at the company which recalled the product said. Sam Kane Beef Processors, based in Corpus Christi, Texas, recalled nearly 91,000 pounds of ground beef shipped between Sept. 9 and Sept. 18 to Texas retail outlets, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said in a news release on Saturday. Consumers in four separate incidents reported finding pieces of metal about 3 mm in size in beef products, and one...
  • For lobster divers, a thrilling hunt can become a deadly catch

    10/07/2014 4:29:31 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 52 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | October 6, 2014 | Megan Nicolai
    ... The lobster season opened Sept. 27, and over the next six days at least five divers died in the ocean off Southern California. Four of the five died while hunting lobster, and the deaths served as a stark reminder of the dangers associated with a sport sometimes known as “bug hunting.” ...
  • Staff Article: Rotation, Rotation, Rotation! – Effective Food Storage Strategies

    10/06/2014 9:32:55 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 28 replies
    Survival Blog ^ | 10/6/14 | L.K.O.
    Another vital aspect of an effective rotation system is knowing the shelf life of the foods you are storing. A few items, when stored properly, have such a long shelf life that they may be considered relatively exempt from the best practice of rotation (although it’s still a good idea), or at least their shelf life is measured in decades rather than years; among them, you will find such things as water (depending on the container), honey, salt, wheat berries, rice, sugar, maple syrup, corn starch, distilled white vinegar, pure vanilla extract, liquor, and wine. Here’s a list of eight...
  • School Board Slams Michelle O Lunch Rules...(shortened)

    10/06/2014 2:08:53 PM PDT · by RetSignman · 11 replies
    Eag News ^ | Oct. 6, 2014 | RetSignman
    After taking comments from parents, “Someone in the audience made a good point.” She added, “Michelle Obama put these things into play, but her children go to private school and they don’t have to follow these standards.”
  • It Is Nuts To Serve Squirrel Burger (Andrew Zimmerman Weird Foods Alert)

    10/04/2014 10:58:17 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 52 replies
    BBC News ^ | 09/04/2014 | BBC News
    It takes at least three grey squirrels to make a basic quarter-pounder
  • Dogs kept in cramped cages and slaughtered for meals: The horrors of Vietnam's meat trade

    10/02/2014 4:14:46 PM PDT · by Catphish · 29 replies
    Mirror UK ^ | 10/02/2014 | Nelufar Hedayat
    A shocking new TV documentary will reveal how hundreds pet dogs are being stolen every day in Vietnam for the lucrative dog meat trade. Unreported World shows disturbing evidence of how dogs are stolen, force-fed, kept in cramped cages and slaughtered for meals. Here, reporter Nelufar Hedayat exclusively reveals the horrors she witnessed.
  • Route 1's C.J. Ferrari's closes its doors

    10/01/2014 5:29:24 PM PDT · by ConorMacNessa · 12 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | 16 September 2014 | Tony Glaros
    Around 4 p.m. on Saturday, Joseph Paret wheeled his big Toyota Tundra pickup into the parking lot of C.J. Ferrari's, an Italian restaurant on Route 1 across the street from Laurel Lakes. Knowing that this would be the last day of the eatery's existence, he wanted to enjoy a farewell meal at his favorite dining out spot. Against an exterior backdrop of handsome rustic paneling, green canopy and a stunning mural of Venice, complete with images of St. Mark's Cathedral and gondolas afloat on lazy Mediterranean waters, Paret dished on the passing of an era. "I feel terrible about it,"...
  • Today is National Homemade Cookie Day. Do you have a favorite Cookie? (with or without gluten)

    10/01/2014 1:21:36 PM PDT · by lee martell · 38 replies
    Oct. 1, 2014 | lee martell
    Today is National Cookie Day. Most everyone has a favorite cookie, some are homemade and other Combo-Cookies can only be made by well oiled machines. I enjoy some of everything once in a while. There are Chocolate Chips, Peanut Butter, Sugar, Sugar with White Confectioner's Powder on top, Fudge, Caramel Nut, and an entire constellation of Oatmeal recipies, some with raisins and nuts, some plain. One of my favorites is anything using that thin flaky dough found in Baklava recipies. I think that dough is called Phyllo. This is a lightweight flavor vehicle that can ride down either Sweet Street...
  • The Psychology Behind Costco's Free Samples

    10/01/2014 8:49:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 46 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | October 1, 2014 | Joe Pinsker
    In 2010, a Minnesotan named Erwin Lingitz was arrested in a Supervalu grocery store after spending an excessive amount of time at the deli counter. In the words of a Supervalu spokesperson, Lingitz had violated “societal norms and common customer understanding regarding free-sample practices.” While the charges were later dropped, the evidence remains incriminating: After a search, Lingitz was found to have stored in his pockets about a dozen soy sauce packets and “1.46 pounds of summer sausage and beef stick samples.” Lingitz may have gotten carried away, but his impulse is more or less universal. People love free, people...
  • Bacon Pancake Dippers

    10/01/2014 8:08:32 AM PDT · by walford · 27 replies
    Stepable ^ | undated | Staff
    Ingredients Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes 12 slices of bacon Maple syrup Instructions 1. Make the Fluffy Buttermilk Pancake Batter according to directions. 2. Pour the batter into a squeeze bottle with a big enough hole for the batter to pour from, and cut the tip a little bigger so it’s easier to pour. 3. Spray griddle with cooking spray and spray to medium heat, about 300 degrees F. 4. “Draw” the pancake batter in a long oval shape onto the griddle, a tiny bit bigger than your cooked bacon slices—it will expand, so be careful not to make them too large....
  • What's Your Favorite Clam Chowder Recipe?

    09/30/2014 6:17:41 PM PDT · by Randy Larsen · 78 replies
    9/30/2014 | Randy Larsen
    Were creeping into fall, and now is time to start thinking of those cooler months before winter arrives. Fall to me means Chowder.
  • Restaurant Serves Up Discount To Gun Carriers

    09/29/2014 11:33:08 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 21 replies
    sky.com ^ | 29 September 2014 | Sky News US Team
    If you're going to Bergeron's Restaurant in Louisiana bring your appetite - and your gun. Customers at the Port Allen outlet who carry a weapon are given a 10% discount on their meal. According to US news reports, restaurant owner Kevin Cox said he came up with the idea as a way to thank law enforcement officers who go to the restaurant.
  • New Jersey Yank Judges Texas Chili Cook-Off

    09/28/2014 11:13:05 AM PDT · by Windflier · 46 replies
    The Wilds of The Internet ^ | 28 September 2014 | Unknown
    Notes from an inexperienced chili taster named FRANK, who was visiting Texas from New Jersey and was roped into judging a chili contest: "Recently I was lucky enough to be the 10,000th attendee at the State Fair in Texas, and was asked to fill in to be a judge at their annual Texas Chili Cook-Off. Apparently the original judge #3 called in sick at the last moment, and I just happened to be standing there when the call came in. I was assured by the other two judges (native Texans) that it would be a fun event and a true...
  • Mom irate when 2nd grade teacher refuses vagina cookies

    09/27/2014 1:12:12 PM PDT · by tje · 80 replies
    SF Gate ^ | September 24 at 10:03am | Amy Graff
    A mother who’s being called Autumn Lily Speaker on Reddit was supposedly outraged when her daughter’s second-grade teacher refused to serve students a tray of vagina cookies. Reddit user JPStudly is friend’s with the teacher and shared her first-person account in a post published two days ago. With only a screen shot of an email and no real names or locations, the story seems far-fetched but it’s exploding on Reddit with over 4,000 comments. “Angry Feminist Vagina Cookie Mom” is quickly becoming the latest viral sensation. behaved well that week.
  • USDA: Genetically modified wheat found in Montana

    09/27/2014 10:38:21 AM PDT · by LucyT · 79 replies
    AP ^ | Sep 26, 2013 | MARY CLARE JALONICK
    Unregulated genetically modified wheat... in a second location in the United States... in Montana, the Agriculture Department said Friday. The department said it is investigating the discovery of the Montana wheat, which is a different variety than the genetically modified wheat found in Oregon.
  • Food Allergies In Children Could Be Caused By Antibiotics

    09/26/2014 8:28:06 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 28 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 09/26/2014 | Gabe Noble
    Giovanni was one of the 6 million children in the United States who suffer from food allergies, an alarming number that has nearly tripled in the past two decades. Dr. Martin Blaser, a microbiologist and professor at New York University, is working tirelessly on groundbreaking research into this dramatic spike in food allergies. His hypothesis is that exposure to antibiotics early in life is diminishing positive gut bacteria and thus weakening children's immune systems, making them more susceptible to allergies. Blaser warns parents: "Antibiotics are not free, they do have a cost. And it is not just monetary but in...
  • One of "world's most destructive insects" found at Philadelphia airport[arrived from Saudi Arabia]

    09/25/2014 9:15:27 AM PDT · by Brother Cracker · 70 replies
    bizjournals ^ | Sep 24, 2014 | Jared Shelly
    The khapra beetle is one of the most destructive insects in the world. It's hard to eradicate because it can go for long periods without food or water, making it a menace to the grain and seed industry (since it likes the dry conditions afforded by large stocks of grain.) So kudos to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Philadelphia who intercepted a khapra beetle in a passenger’s baggage at Philadelphia International Airport. The Dept. of Homeland security provided the details in a statement: CBP officers referred a family that arrived from Saudi Arabia via Qatar to a secondary...
  • China: Restaurant ‘sold opium-laced noodles’

    09/25/2014 7:35:07 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    BBC News ^ | 23 September 2014 | Last updated at 07:21 ET
    A Chinese noodle shop owner has admitted to lacing his wares with opium poppy seeds in an apparent effort to keep customers coming back, it’s reported. The use of the unusual ingredient—used to make opium—at the restaurant in Yan’an, in Shaanxi province, came to light after one of its clients tested positive in a routine urine test by traffic police, despite insisting he’d never touched drugs, the Xi’an Evening News reports. Suspecting the noodle shop he’d eaten at a few hours before the test might be to blame, the customer, Liu Juyou, persuaded relatives to frequent the shop as well...
  • PETA Wants Accused Cannibal Killer Fed Vegan Diet

    09/24/2014 7:28:45 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies
    Jeffersonville News & Tribune ^ | September 24, 2014 | CNHI News Service
    PETA wants accused cannibal killer fed vegan diet JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. – It has the stuff of a comedic one-liner, but PETA says it is dead serious in urging the local sheriff to feed an accused cannibal killer a vegan diet in order to “swear off flesh” while he’s imprisoned. Kenneth Montville, a national spokesman for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, said the proposal is aimed at making the group’s point that meatless food can help reduce violent behavior and also save money for jails. “We really want to take a situation that’s a tragedy and make it into...
  • Coca Cola, PepsiCo work to reduce drink calories consumed by 2025

    09/23/2014 8:44:16 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 44 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 23, 2014 | Shan Li
    Soda giants Coca Cola Co., PepsiCo and Dr. Pepper Snapple Group are getting together to urge Americans to stop drinking so many sugary drinks.. The beverage companies announced a new initiative Tuesday to reduce by 20% the number of beverage calories consumed per person in the U.S. by 2025.
  • Jim Gaffigan: OBSESSED - Seafood (video)

    09/23/2014 6:09:01 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 4 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 4-25-2014 | Jim Gaffigan
    Here is a sneak peak of Obsessed, new one hour comedy special.
  • Beer we go: Germany's Oktoberfest to host millions

    09/20/2014 1:25:18 PM PDT · by mikrofon · 72 replies
    CTV News ^ | Saturday, September 20, 2014 10:12AM | AP
    <p>MUNICH (AFP) -- Germany's world-famous Oktoberfest kicked off Saturday with the traditional tapping of the first barrel of beer, as millions of revellers are set to soak up the frothy atmosphere in the 16-day annual extravaganza.</p> <p>With the cry of "O'zapft is" ("The keg is tapped"), the amber fluid officially began to flow at noon after Munich's mayor, Dieter Reiter, with due pomp and ceremony, took a mallet and in four swings breached the 200-litre barrel.</p>
  • Armed With A Banana, Man Robs Philadelphia Store, Slips Away On Bike

    09/20/2014 10:18:06 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 42 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | September 18, 2014 | Daniel Kelley
    <p>PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - A man armed with a banana robbed a convenience store in Philadelphia and rode away on a bicycle with cash and cigarettes, a security surveillance tape showed.</p> <p>The suspect strolled into Tejada Grocery and got in line behind another customer at the counter, where individual bananas were available for sale, according to the tape of Tuesday's robbery, which was released by police on Wednesday.</p>
  • Do Svidaniya, Pabst! Russian Firm Acquires Iconic American Brewing Company

    09/19/2014 3:20:08 PM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 20 replies
    Time ^ | 9/19/14 | David Stout (ironic)
    The company that produced “America’s Best” beer in 1893 will now be Russian-owned Russian firm Oasis Beverages announced this week that it will be acquiring famed American brewery Pabst Blue Ribbon — 170 years after the company was first established in Milwaukee.
  • Kim Jong-un loves CHEESE so much he's ballooned in size and walks with limp

    09/19/2014 6:50:55 AM PDT · by Brother Cracker · 44 replies
    mirror ^ | Sep 17, 2014 | Jeremy Armstrong
    The tubby dictator has become hooked on Emmental - and appeared on TV with a swollen face and a limp at a recent ­ceremony in the capital Pyongyang. Portly despot Kim Jong-un is absolutely crackers – about Swiss cheese. The tubby North Korean dictator has become hooked on Emmental and has gorged on so much that he has ballooned in size and is now walking with a limp. The 31-year-old fell in love with the holey treat when he was a student in Switzerland. He now imports it for his own consumption, while millions of his citizens starve. A gloomy...
  • Peyton Manning credits legal Colorado pot with booming Papa John's pizza business

    09/18/2014 5:08:16 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | September 18, 2014 | Jaime Uribarri
    Like thousands of his fellow Coloradans, Peyton Manning is buzzing off the state's legalization of marijuana. But it's a different kind of high for the Denver Broncos quarterback, who credits legal pot with booming sales at his Papa John's pizza franchises. Manning purchased 21 Papa John's locations statewide shortly before voters passed Colorado Amendment 64 in late 2012, and he's been raking in the money ever since.
  • Chocolate Milk Isn't Just For Kids: How The Drink Helps Your Workout, Brain, And The Environment

    09/18/2014 11:10:04 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    Medical Daily ^ | September 6, 2014 | Stephanie Castillo
    Chances are chocolate milk was a staple for you growing up. Kids chug the stuff no matter what the occasion, whether it’s with breakfast, lunch, or as an after-school snack. Chocolate powder, chocolate syrup — it’s all good. That is, until you get older. Chocolate milk is for kids, right? So as an adult, it’s either regular milk (almond milk if you’re about that non-dairy life) or bust. But a scoop or drizzle of chocolate isn’t only totally OK to have as an adult, it boasts some serious benefits.
  • Restaurant Impossible Goes To Fort Bragg (Vanity)

    09/17/2014 10:21:54 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 20 replies
    This is one of Chef Robert Irvine's best episodes of "Restaurant Impossible." Its hard not to get choked up over him saving the "Green Beret Club" in Ft. Bragg, Georgia. I have a lot of respect for those who serve our country and those who feed them. Not to be missed!
  • Pizza Hut Testing 'Skinny Slice'

    09/17/2014 12:36:59 PM PDT · by C19fan · 52 replies
    AP ^ | September 17, 2014 | Candice Choi
    Pizza Hut is testing out a lighter pizza in two U.S. markets as it seeks to freshen up its menu and regain its footing against competitors. The tests of the "Skinny Slice" pies began this week at several dozen restaurants in Toledo, Ohio, and West Palm Beach, Florida. The pies simply use less of the same dough used for regular pies and are lighter on the toppings, said Doug Terfehr, a Pizza Hut spokesman.
  • Study: Artificial Sweeteners may promote diabetes

    09/17/2014 11:12:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 17, 2014 1:47 PM EDT | Malcolm Ritter
    Using artificial sweeteners may set the stage for diabetes in some people by hampering the way their bodies handle sugar, suggests a preliminary study done mostly in mice. The authors said they are not recommending any changes in how people use artificial sweeteners based on their study, which included some human experiments. The researchers and outside experts said more study is needed, while industry groups called the research limited and said other evidence shows sweeteners are safe and useful for weight control. The study from researchers in Israel was released Wednesday by the journal Nature. The work suggests the sweeteners...
  • Anheuser-Busch ‘disappointed’ in NFL

    09/16/2014 1:22:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 62 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 16, 2014 4:11 PM EDT
    Anheuser-Busch, one of the NFL’s biggest sponsors, says it isn’t happy with the recent controversy that has engulfed the league. […] The league has come under fire for its handling of former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice’s assault of his then-fiancée. The Minnesota Vikings have also been criticized for allowing Adrian Peterson to play while he faces a charge of abuse for spanking his 4-year-old son with a wooden switch. …