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  • Ohio Mom Sentenced for Death of Diabetic Child After Feeding Her Mostly Soda Diet

    05/26/2024 9:48:38 AM PDT · by Morgana · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | may 25, 2024 | Katherine Hamilton
    An Ohio mother was sentenced on Friday to at least nine years in prison for manslaughter after feeding her diabetic four-year-old daughter a diet consisting mainly of Mountain Dew. “Tamara Banks pled guilty to manslaughter in March for the death of her daughter, Karmity Hoeb, who died in 2022 of a diabetes-related brain injury,” The New York Post reported. “Banks, 41, often gave the girl bottles of baby formula mixed with the neon-green sugary soda, according to prosecutors, long after she should have been weaned off bottles.” Karmity died at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital due to diabetic ketoacidosis, the Cincinnati Inquirer...
  • Takeru Kobayashi, 6-time Nathan’s hot dog champ, retires from competitive eating over health concerns

    05/25/2024 6:56:06 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 11 replies
    Nbcnews ^ | 05/24/2024 | Minyvonne Burke
    Japanese competitive eater Takeru Kobayashi, the six-time Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest winner, said he is retiring. Kobayashi, 46, revealed the news in the recent Netflix documentary "Hack Your Health: The Secrets of Your Gut" as he embarked on a journey to address health concerns. "I hear people say they’re hungry, and they look very happy after they’ve eaten," he said. "I’m jealous of those people because I no longer feel hunger." Kobayashi's wife, Maggie James, said in the film that he can go days without eating food.
  • Memorial Day cookouts cost more this year as price of one BBQ staple jumps a staggering 50 percent in one year

    05/24/2024 11:28:10 PM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 5/24/24 | Jasmine Baehr
    Your Memorial Day barbecue will cost upward of 10 percent more than it did this time last year according to Datasembly. Datasembly follows the cost of groceries across the country every week. Its recently released data points to this year's Memorial Day festivities costing the average American family about $30.18 or 10.19% more than 2023. Here is a breakdown of Memorial Day cookout costs, according to Datasembly: Burgers jumped from $7.04 in 2023 to $8.07 in 2024, or a change of 14.63% in cost. Hamburger buns cost two cents more, from $3.04 on average to $3.06. Ketchup costs 10 cents...

    05/24/2024 7:49:40 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 11 replies
    National Day Calendar ^ | May 24, 2024 | Staff
    Founded in 2020 by National Day Calendar® and Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille in Florida. NATIONAL YUCATÁN SHRIMP DAY | MAY 24 National Yucatán Shrimp Day on May 24th celebrates a dish exploding with flavor. Plump, peel-and-eat shrimp are the centerpiece of this dish, and the flavors remind diners of the sunny summer evenings. #YucatanShrimpDay Shrimp lovers shouldn't miss out on a dish like this. While the Yucatán Peninsula is further south on the Gulf of Mexico, this recipe hails from the waters along Florida's coast. The garlic, butter, and special sauce give it a kick that keeps diners...
  • POLL: Are you ready to chow down on cicadas?

    05/24/2024 5:49:32 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 60 replies
    GlennBeck.Com ^ | May 23, 2024 | Staff
    Glenn told us we were going to eat bugs, and here we are... If you live anywhere between Texarkana and Chicago, you have likely already seen—or heard—about the 2024 cicada superbrood. This Biblical-scale insect invasion is the result of two cicada broods, Brood XIII and Brood XIX, emerging simultaneously. The last time something like this happened was in 1803. Trillions of cicadas will swarm out of the earth and fill the trees with a chorus of deafening buzzing. It didn't take long for the leftist elites to hop on this opportunity to push Klaus Schwab's dream: "eat the bugs." The...

    05/23/2024 12:25:13 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 10 replies
    National Day Calendar ^ | May 23, 2024 | Staff
    NATIONAL TAFFY DAY | MAY 23 May 23rd celebrates a mouth-watering confection on National Taffy Day. Taffy candy has been made and sold for many years and has become a favorite souvenir of many vacationers. #NationalTaffyDay Salt water taffy in was invented 1883 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Confectioners make this sweet treat using boiled sugar and butter. They stretch and pull the concoction until it is a chewy consistency that can be rolled and cut. The flavors range from buttery to tart to sweet. There is a flavor for everyone, and it seems like they introduce a new one...
  • Nearly 8-foot alligator spotted cruising along Rio Grande River.....Another alligator sighting in Eagle Pass.

    05/23/2024 11:10:45 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 65 replies ^ | May 22, 2024 | Priscilla Aguirre, Reporter
    An alligator was spotted in the Rio Grande River in Eagle Pass on Monday, May 20. Eagle Pass Fire Department ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Another alligator was spotted along the Rio Grande River. This time, Texas officials encountered the 7 to 8-foot alligator during a training session on the river in Eagle Pass on Monday, May 20, according to a Facebook post from the Eagle Pass Fire Department. The fire department stated the large alligator serves as a friendly reminder that the local wildlife isn't as friendly as the fire team.The department wrote, "Be cautious around the river banks." VIDEO AT LINK.................. During...
  • ‘Weirdo’ Korean chef is obsessed with noodles – and he’s on a mission to make healthier versions

    05/22/2024 7:00:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Chef Kim Do-yun of one-Michelin-star restaurant Yun Seoul, known for his expertise in noodles and dedication to sourcing ingredients, is proud of being a “weirdo obsessed with ingredients” – a quirky label given to him by his customers. In his restaurant, Kim has a lab-like refrigerated storage space where he keeps over 500 ingredients, labelled by year of production and place of origin – various pickles, dried vegetables, beans, grains, seeds, dried meat and dried fish, some of which have been aged up to seven years. His collection of seeds alone includes some 90 different kinds of sesame and perilla...
  • Competitive eater and six-time Nathan's champion Takeru Kobayashi announces retirement

    05/22/2024 6:44:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    NBC New York ^ | May 21, 2024 | Brad Luck
    Takeru "Kobi" Kobayashi, the six-time Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest champion, announced he is retiring from competitive eating over concerns of the damage he is doing to his body, he announced in a new film. In "Hack Your Health - The Secrets of Your Gut" on Netflix, Kobayashi expressed concern about the damage his career had on his health, and in particular his brain and his cut. "Ever since I started this career, I've wondered what damage I've done to my body," he said. "I want to know how it is damaging my brain and my nervous system." Kobayashi said...

    05/22/2024 1:09:02 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 94 replies
    Futurism ^ | May 20, 2024 | SHARON ADARLO
    How far would you go to avoid a rash from a common pest on hikes? Well, one reporter for The Wall Street Journal has gone as far as to blend poison oak into smoothies and mix them into his salad bowl — all in a bid to develop an immunity towards the chemical irritants found in the plant's leaves. Jeff Horwitz, who usually reports on technology, wrote about his slightly mad mission for a feature article in the Saturday newspaper. "I started eating poison oak in January, when the first buds began to swell on the hazardous plant’s bare stems,"...
  • Nestlé Is Launching a New Food Line for Ozempic Users

    05/22/2024 10:47:23 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 9 replies
    Eat This, Not That ^ | 5/22/24 | Alexa Melidaro
    For those who are looking to slim down and achieve an all-around healthier lifestyle, Ozempic and other popular weight-loss drugs are currently all the rage. But as with any weight-loss method, it's essential to make some serious life changes to support the journey and healthily maintain your new goal weight. This includes implementing necessary diet tweaks. Get excited, because Nestlé is making the entire task a whole lot simpler with their new food line, "Vital Pursuit," for Ozempic users, which will launch in the latter part of 2024.

    05/22/2024 9:39:35 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 19 replies
    National Day Calendar ^ | May 22, 2024 | Staff
    NATIONAL VANILLA PUDDING DAY | MAY 22 May 22nd is the day we recognize National Vanilla Pudding Day. Enjoy it with a delicious dish of cold, creamy vanilla pudding. #VanillaPuddingDay The puddings we enjoy as desserts today are not what was commonly known as pudding at ancient dinner tables. Most medieval puddings were meat-based and seasoned with herbs and spices. Even sweetened cooks usually served them hot. Toward the end of the 18th century, people more than likely made puddings from grains or day-old bread with nuts, fruit, or meats. They used these puddings to stretch meals for a large...
  • Illinois Brewery Really Made A Cicada-Infused Liqueur

    05/22/2024 9:14:52 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 26 replies
    B100 Radio ^ | 22 May 2024 | Sarah Stringer
    An Illinois Brewery Really Made A Cicada-Infused Liqueur Lobster-Like Flavor Sensation: Believe it or not, the 17-year old virgin cicadas bring a flavor reminiscent of succulent lobster to this insanely delicious concoction. It's a taste you won't find anywhere else, and it's only available once every 17 years! I don't think it's possible to make Malört any worse so I can get behind this idea. Cicadas have a nutty flavor and according to the brewery, they bring a lobster-like flavor to the Malört. Read More: An Illinois Brewery Really Made A Cicada-Infused Liqueur | Don't eat cicadas if you're...

    05/22/2024 8:29:58 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 4 replies
    National Day Calendar ^ | May 22, 2024 | Staff
    NATIONAL CRAFT DISTILLERY DAY | MAY 22 On May 22nd, National Craft Distillery Day adds spirits to the small-batch revolution. Recognizing the diversity of distilled spirits, the industry followed in the footsteps of the craft brewers and began creating a market for themselves. #NationalCraftDistilleryDay History of Distilling Spirit distillation has a long and influential history going back to the Greeks. Some scholars trace the earliest recorded wine distilling recipes back to Anaxilaus of Thessaly. Despite this, Rome expelled him for practicing magic in 28 B.C. The Greeks also took this idea and learned if they boiled wine in an open...

    05/21/2024 9:33:31 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 15 replies
    National Day Calendar ^ | May 21, 2024 | Staff
    NATIONAL STRAWBERRIES AND CREAM DAY | May 21 Each year on May 21st, we combine two favorites for a celebration on National Strawberries and Cream Day. Fresh strawberries and homemade whipped cream is a must when strawberries are in season. They are the perfect, refreshing, light snack on a beautifully warm day! #StrawberriesAndCreamDay With these bright red berries in season, it should be no surprise that it's also National Strawberry Month. Strawberries are a very healthy snack as they are low-fat, low in calories, and an excellent source of vitamin C, fiber, folic acid, and potassium. Strawberries grow all over...
  • Is Beef Production A Major Contributor To Climate Change?

    05/21/2024 5:31:48 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 41 replies
    Manhattan Contrarian ^ | 20 May, 2024 | Francis Menton
    Undoubtedly, by this time in your life you have read a hundred times, or maybe a thousand, that beef production is a “major contributor” to climate change. It’s one of those narratives that has become a continuous drumbeat in the progressive press. Probably, you have had no reason to question it. Without thinking about it, you likely assume that this narrative is probably true. But there is good reason to think critically about this one. Among the various scare stories used to take further control of your life, this is one of the more important. With the war against...
  • What’s the Best Quick Lasagna Hack, According to the ‘Garfield’ Cookbook?

    05/20/2024 9:05:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    Eater ^ | May 20, 2024 | Bettina Makalintal
    We tested three recipes from Garfield... Recipes with Cattitude! to find outGarfieldGarfield famously loves lasagna — so much so that Garfield... Recipes with Cattitude!, a 2013 Gooseberry Patch cookbook devotes a chapter to recipes for just lasagna, pasta, and pizza. Looking past the fact that cats don’t really eat lasagna, this is the thing that’s never added up: Lasagna is also famously a lot of work — I would know, since I recently put myself through the paces testing internet-famous lasagna recipes — and Garfield’s human owner Jon, longtime bachelor that he is, isn’t known for being a terribly good...
  • Nearly 900K bags of tea recalled over high levels of pesticide residue (only one 'organic' company)

    05/20/2024 11:12:10 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 13 replies
    Fox ^ | 5-20-24 | Daniella Genovese
    Nearly 900,000 bags of tea are being recalled after officials detected excessive levels of pesticide residues, federal health officials warned. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posted a notice that 54,846 packs of East West Tea Company's Organic Yogi Echinacea Immune Support tea bags, are being recalled because "pesticide residues were detected above action levels." Each pack includes 16 tea bags, and there are four packs per box, equating to 877,536 bags of tea.
  • Red Lobster Files For Bankruptcy After Abruptly Closing Dozens Of Restaurants

    05/20/2024 10:02:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Daily Voice ^ | 05/20/2024
    Red Lobster has filed for bankruptcy just days after closing dozens of its restaurants.In its bankruptcy petition filed on Sunday, May 19, the company listed assets of $1 billion and liabilities of $10 billion. The filing stated that the company "intends to use the proceedings to drive operational improvements, simplify the business through a reduction in locations, and pursue a sale of substantially all of its assets as a going concern." The company said restaurants not listed as "temporarily closed" on its website will remain "open and operating as usual during the Chapter 11 process." Founded in 1968, Red Lobster...
  • Is this the hangover cure we’ve been waiting for?.....The hangover “cures” on the market don’t work. A new hydrogel does.

    05/20/2024 8:59:45 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 35 replies
    Big Think ^ | May 20, 2024 | Ross Pomeroy
    KEY TAKEAWAYS: * Although many supplements are claimed to prevent or alleviate the headache, nausea, fatigue, and other uncomfortable symptoms that can accompany heavy drinking, none are backed by convincing evidence. * A novel hydrogel appears to be different. When ingested, it prevents alcohol from entering the blood and stops the compound acetaldehyde from accumulating. * In experiments conducted on mice, animals that drank alcohol and were also fed the hydrogel had much lower blood alcohol levels than mice that only drank alcohol. The mice given the hydrogel were also spared from liver damage. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Share Is this the hangover...