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  • Commonly used alcohol-based mouthwash brand may disrupt the balance of your oral microbiome, scientists say

    06/08/2024 9:29:11 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 39 replies
    The oral microbiome is the community of bacteria that live in the mouth. It helps us digest our food and keep our mouth healthy. Changes to the composition of the oral microbiome have been linked to periodontal diseases and some cancers. New research is a follow-up to a larger study investigating the use of mouthwash. Researchers wanted to explore further and investigate whether the mouthwash used had an impact on the oral microbiome of the patients. Researchers found that two species of opportunistic bacteria were significantly more abundant in the mouth after three months of daily use of the alcohol-based...
  • Officers noticed a crowd in the street and saved a baby's life

    04/15/2024 4:36:37 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/4/24
    While patrolling the village of Muqeible in northern Israel, police officers noticed several residents standing outside their home calling for them to help The officers stopped and saw an eight-month-old baby who was unable to breathe. They began performing life-saving maneuvers on him and called emergency medical services. Thanks to the quick actions of the police officers and MDA medical volunteers at the scene, they managed to remove a piece of chewing gum from the baby's mouth that was preventing him from breathing. Sergeant Major Alex Sernobelski, who tended to the child, recounted: "We immediately noticed several people asking for...
  • Woman allegedly stole thousands of dollars worth of gum in Orange County [CA]

    02/15/2024 6:16:29 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    Police are searching for a woman who allegedly stole thousands of dollars worth of chewing gum in Orange County. On Jan. 27, the woman was captured on surveillance cameras stealing around $1,800 worth of gum from a store in Irvine, according to the Irvine Police Department. After loading up her cart with the stolen items, she exited the store without paying, authorities said.
  • Fruit Stripe Gum Is Gone Forever

    01/11/2024 8:52:56 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    Food & Wne ^ | January 9, 2024 | Jelisa Castrodale
    RIP Yipes.If you call yourself an older millennial, then you definitely grew up with Fruit Stripe gum, its wildly erratic zebra mascot, and the brightly colored sticks of gum with bold fruit flavors that lasted almost as long as it took you to read this sentence. Almost. However, according to Fruit Stripe’s manufacturer, Ferrara Candy, the gum is being discontinued. (That’s big news to anyone who didn’t think it was discontinued about the time “Hannah Montana” went off the air.) “We have made the difficult decision to sunset Fruit Stripe Gum, but consumers may still be able to find the...
  • Oh My! The Weirdest Job in New Jersey is One of the Strangest in America

    04/11/2022 12:20:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    WOBM ^ | April 11, 2022 | Shawn Michaels
    Well, I must admit whenever I see the adjectives "weird" or "strange" I automatically feel the need to know more lol what is so weird? what is so strange? Sometimes I find it intriguing and sometimes I wish I didn't know lol This article is all about the "strangest jobs in America". did the piece and listed the "strangest" jobs in the United States. Including right here in the Garden State. Now before we go further let me say this, anyone who works for a living is a winner in my book. It doesn't matter what the job is,...
  • "Could This Chewing Gum Reduce the Spread of Covid-19?" Preliminary results show the viral load in infected saliva was reduced viral load by 95 percent, but the research has a long way to go

    12/04/2021 5:21:09 AM PST · by Ouch · 19 replies
    Smithsonian Magazine ^ | December 1, 2021 | Elizabeth Gamillo
    Previous evidence has shown that people infected with Covid-19 have high levels of the virus in their saliva. Now, researchers have developed an experimental chewing gum that traps SARS-CoV-2 viral particles, the coronavirus that causes Covid-19. The gum may help lower viral transmission when infected individuals breathe, talk, or cough, reports Nancy Lapid for Reuters. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania published details of the study this month in the research journal Molecular Therapy. The experimental gum traps viral particles through copies of a receptor called the angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) receptors riddled along its surface. Like a key inserted...
  • Ancient chewing gum reveals Scandinavia's oldest human DNA

    05/16/2019 10:44:29 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 26 replies
    UPI ^ | May 15, 2019 | By Brooks Hays
    Stone Age humans chewed birch bark pitch, or birch tar, to make a glue-like paste that could be used for tool construction and other kinds of technology. Photo by Jorre/Wikimedia Commons/CC ================================================================ May 15 (UPI) -- Scientists have recovered human DNA from 10,000-year-old chewing gum found in Sweden. The DNA is the oldest to be sequenced from the region. Researchers found the masticated lumps of birch bark pitch, a sap-like tar, among the remains of an early Mesolithic hunter-fisher site called Huseby Klev, located on Sweden's west coast. During the Stone Age, humans used the bark-derived chewing gum as a...
  • What Chewed-Up Gum Reveals About Life in the Stone Age [DNA]

    12/19/2018 1:49:47 PM PST · by Red Badger · 29 replies ^ | Dec 14, 2018 | Sarah Zhang
    Chewed tar is an unexpectedly great source of ancient DNA. No one today quite understands how they did it, but people in the Stone Age could turn ribbons of birch bark into sticky, black tar. They used this tar to make tools, fixing arrowheads onto arrows and blades onto axes. And they chewed it, as evidenced by teeth marks in some lumps. These unassuming lumps of chewed birch-bark tar turn out to be an extraordinary source of ancient DNA. This month, two separate research groups posted preprints describing DNA from the tar in Stone Age Scandinavia. The two papers have...
  • GM is laying off thousands of workers, closing three plants, and ending production of the Chevy Volt

    11/26/2018 9:07:04 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 172 replies
    Verge ^ | 11-26-2018 | Andrew Hawkins
    Amid flagging sales, General Motors confirmed on Monday that it will no longer make the plug-in hybrid Chevy Volt, ceasing production on March 1st, 2019. The news comes as part of a wider plan by GM to slash car production in North America and halt production of several low-selling brands. Trading on GM shares was briefly halted on the stock exchange early on Monday in anticipation of “major operational changes,” according to CNBC. GM plans to “unallocate” three assembly plants — in Oshawa, Ontario; Detroit, Michigan; and Warren, Ohio — putting the future of those plants in doubt, Reuters reports....
  • Wrigley New Campaign Increased their Revenue by 20%

    03/06/2018 8:28:37 AM PST · by steve01 · 26 replies
    Viebb ^ | 06-03-18 | Steve
    As per the Global Bubble Gum Market Size, Status and Forecast, Wrigley tops the list of Bubble Gum Industry with fellow players like Cadbury, Hershey, Unigum, etc. One quality that unites the marketing strategies of all of these brands is innovation and this is area where Wrigley is leading nowadays. Not to forget "Wrigley's How it Feels to Chew 5 Gum campaign", it went viral and still there are memes and videos all over the internet on that. Who's knows what they're up to this time as they're good in coming up with innovative ideas.
  • West Germany’s Cold War Commando Gum (MP Submachine Gun) [ed]

    02/22/2018 6:00:37 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    War is Boring ^ | February 22, 2018 | Charlie Gao
    While the most famous product of Carl Walther GmbH in fiction is the PPK pistol used by James Bond, Walther actually made a line of submachine guns that were the weapon of choice of real covert operatives during the Cold War. The Walther Maschinenpistole (MP) line — in either the MP Lang (MPL) or MP Kurz (MPK) format — was used by numerous police agencies, special forces units, and counter-terror teams during the Cold War, due to its compact yet controllable design, accuracy and light weight. But what made the Walther MP the best of its time? Why did later...
  • Scrape It Off, Scrape It Off

    11/12/2015 7:19:47 PM PST · by Daffynition · 21 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Nov 11, 2015 | Alan Taylor
    On a wall in Seattle’s Pike Place Market, thousands of pounds of chewing gum have built up over the past 20 years, stuck there by locals and visitors, eventually becoming a tourist attraction on its own. This week, the millions of gum wads are being scraped and steam-cleaned away, in a move to preserve the historic buildings, according to a story in The Seattle Times. The Times also reports that the Pike Place Market Preservation & Development Authority plans to weigh the removed gum before throwing it out. There are apparently no plans to prevent the gum wall from returning...
  • Gun scare at Lehman HS when student asks for gum

    10/15/2015 9:40:15 AM PDT · by Carl Vehse · 44 replies
    KVUE-TV ^ | October 14, 2015 | KVUE-TV, Austin TX
    KYLE, Texas -- When a Lehman High School student asked for some chewing gum, another person misheard and thought the student said the word "gun," causing a scare on campus. School officials investigated the concern while students were held in their extended class periods.
  • Gum-chewing, limo-eschewing Obama riles some Chinese

    11/10/2014 3:06:14 PM PST · by CedarDave · 59 replies
    USA Today | November 10, 2014 | Calum MacLeod
    Gannett publication, title and link only. Gum-chewing, limo-eschewing Obama riles some Chinese
  • Who Says Obama Can't Do Two Things At Once: the Gum Slinger

    06/08/2014 7:31:32 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 6-8-2014 | MOTUS
    Proof that BHO can do two things at a time: in this case chewing gum while listening.I think it is going to be part of the president's job to deal with more than one thing at once.Warning: do NOT attempt to add a third task, as it is likely to reveal the limits of even BO’s amazing multitasking abilities.“Spit that damn gum out Boo-Rock!”Important note for the White House Chief of protocol and the State Department:  Singapore does not recognize our Second Amendment right to pack a gum.And they frown on spitting it out too.“Skeeter Obama” shoots his bubble gum...
  • Obama shows respect to fallen WWII vets (chewing gum)!

    06/06/2014 5:05:40 PM PDT · by Leo Carpathian · 33 replies
    C Span | 06.06.2014 | self
    Flipping through the channels, I stopped at the program showing D-day remembrance at Normandy beach. President of France is giving speech, remembering the D-day, sacrifices and thanking veterans for their contribution to freedom. World dignitaries are sitting in the audience along with remaining veterans, Queen of England with her husband and other heads of states. Among them camera swings to our Barak Hussein Obama, President of the USA - CHEWING FREAKIN' GUM! Another example of his "respect" for non-muslim warriors.
  • Obama Chomps On Gum During D-Day Anniversary Event… Update: France Not Happy (Stay classy, Bammy)

    06/06/2014 5:13:32 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 64 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 6-6-2014 | Jim Hoft
    The leader of the Free World– Obama chews gum at 70th Anniversary of D-Day Ceremonies. Seventy years after thousands of brave men gave their lives for freedom and now we get this. Via Weasel Zippers:he French were not impressed with this disrespectful stunt. “No class at all” #Obama ac son chewing gum… Pas classe du tout #DDay70 — Laurent Caselli (@LaurentCaselli) June 6, 2014
  • (Vanity) I am through with Wrigley Gum

    03/27/2014 6:43:46 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 22 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 3/20/14 | Aaron Tabue
    Good morning, AdLand. Here's what you need to know today: Sarah Silverman stars in a very funny (SO NOT) new ad for Orbit gum. Made by Energy BBDO, the ad shows Silverman pitching television execs while being interrupted by an anthropomorphic coffee cup bearing her lipstick. Read more:
  • Umpire’s odd gum-throwing ritual: a salute to the game or a disrespectful gesture?

    06/06/2013 2:51:59 AM PDT · by rawhide · 32 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 5-5-13 | By Mike Oz | Big League Stew
    Of all the umpire-related stories we've seen this year, here's one that's just really odd: Jordan Baker is a rookie umpire who's getting noticed for tossing his gum into the outfield after every half inning. If he's umping — like he was Tuesday night in the St. Louis Cardinals-Arizona Diamondbacks game — you'll see wads of gum behind him. The announcers of Tuesday's game noticed as much and talked about it on the air. That wasn't the only reason Baker was noticed. He also threw Diamondbacks bench coach Alan Trammell out of the game after an argument about a stolen...
  • FDA to investigate added caffeine in trail mix, gum, other foods

    04/30/2013 7:10:38 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    FOX News ^ | April 29, 2013 | Associated Press
    Trail mix. Potato chips. And now gum. With a growing number of foods boasting added caffeine for an energy boost, the Food and Drug Administration says it's time to investigate their safety. The FDA's new look at added caffeine and its effects on children and adolescents is in response to a caffeinated gum introduced this week by Wrigley.