Friday, March 27, 2015

Taiwanese Street Food - Oyster Omelettes

What is in that bucket???

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Lobbyist Says Monsanto Weed Killer Safe To Drink, Then Runs Away When Offered Some

A controversial lobbyist who claimed that the chemical in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer was safe for humans refused to drink his own words when a French television journalist offered him a glass.

In a preview of an upcoming documentary on French TV, Dr. Patrick Moore tells a Canal+ interviewer that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup herbicide, was not increasing the rate of cancer in Argentina.

“You can drink a whole quart of it and it won’t hurt you,” Moore insists.

“You want to drink some?” the interviewer asks. “We have some here.”

“I’d be happy to, actually,” Moore replies, adding, “Not really. But I know it wouldn’t hurt me.”

“If you say so, I have some,” the interviewer presses.

“I’m not stupid,” Moore declares. [Continue]
Dude got Erin Brockovich'd.

Cutting Calories in Cooked Rice

Rice, the lifeblood of so many nations' cuisines, is perhaps the most ubiquitous food in the world. In Asia, where an estimated 90 percent of all rice is consumed, the pillowy grains are part of almost every meal. In the Caribbean, where the starch is often mixed with beans, it's a staple too. Even here in the United States, where people eat a comparatively modest amount of rice, plenty is still consumed.

Rice is popular because it's malleable—it pairs well with a lot of different kinds of food—and it's relatively cheap. But like other starch-heavy foods, it has one central flaw: it isn't that good for you. White rice consumption, in particular, has been linked to a higher risk of diabetes. A cup of the cooked grain carries with it roughly 200 calories, most of which comes in the form of starch, which turns into sugar, and often thereafter body fat.

But what if there were a simple way to tweak rice ever so slightly to make it much healthier?
But I don't think the obesity problem in developing country is caused by rice... it is caused by the fact that people are moving away from rice to eating high fat processed foods.

Raiders of The Lost Ark's Boulder - Art of the Scene

My favorite movie sound effect origin is the one for doors on Star Trek... which is just paper pulled from an envelope!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Fritz Learns to Catch

That's a nice scam Fritz has got going.