“Once you taste…

“Once you taste meat, you’re not going back to just fruits and vegetables.” Anuj Agrawal

Sometimes, it’s nice to know that we americans aren’t the only ones who can get suckered into the glorious taste of a mouth watering cheeseburger.  Oh so good!  Of course, we have never worshiped cattle in our history but hey, we all evolve.  

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instead of listing calories, label lists walking distance to work off that big mac

Choosing what to eat or drink based on calorie numbers alone is challenging for some restaurant-goers, according to Anthony Viera at the University of North Carolina (U.N.C.) at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. “It requires a computation that many people might not find easy to make at the point of decision,” he says. So Viera and his colleagues conducted an online survey of 802 individuals randomly presented with one of four hypothetical menus.

One of the menus provided only calorie counts, another supplemented this with information about the number of minutes one would need to walk to burn those calories whereas the third menu showed calorie numbers plus the distance necessary to walk them off. The fourth menu had no nutritional data whatsoever.

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who wants a gummy version of themselves? me, that’s who

Who wouldn’t want to be a gummy bear?  If you think this is a bad idea then I think you are a bad idea and I no longer want to be your friend.  Come on, a gummy me?  Fantastic!

After hosting their highly successful Valentine’s Day event in which ladies were invited to create a chocolate replica of their face, FabCafe has now released details of their follow-up event for the men. They will be holding a 2-part workshop at their Shibuya location where males will use a 3D body scanner to create gummy  humans in their own likeness. They’ll walk home with a gummy replica of themselves made from love and sweat to present to that very special someone on White Day.

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heart attack victim at heart attack grill, and this is time #2

For the last year and a half, Alleman served as the unofficial spokesman for the Heart Attack Grill — the infamous hospital-themed Las Vegas eatery that holds the world record for “most calorific burger.”*
John Alleman, the unofficial mascot of Las Vegas’ Heart Attack grill, died after suffering a massive heart attack. The restaurant is known for having the record for the “most caloric burger” and Alleman was known for eating there every day. Does the restaurant make light of dangerous eating habits, or is this a case of personal responsibility?

why was flame retardant in gatorade, why is it still in mountain dew?

I sometimes consider many different titles for the weird and wonderful stories that I come across.  I could think for forty days and forty nights and still not come up with something more spot on with a splash of ridiculous than this one.  I guess as consumers, it’s nice to always have options.

Electrolytes aren’t the only thing quenching your thirst when you drink Gatorade. An ingredient patented for use as a flame retardant has been in the formula until now, as PepsiCo Inc. plans to phase out the substance from Gatorade… while keeping it in other products.

The AP’s Candice Choi reported Friday afternoon that PepsiCo spokeswoman Molly Carter confirmed earlier reports in Beverage Digest claiming that the soft drink company would remove brominated vegetable oil (BVO) from Gatorade. Carter says PepsiCo uses the controversial ingredient as an emulsifier (a way to spread flavor evenly throughout a drink), and notes that despite complaints about its health effects, the Food and Drug Administration has no laws against it. But online petitions against the use of such ingredients have gained traction in recent years, and Carter says the company has been “hearing rumblings” from consumers.

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Why Was Flame Retardant in Gatorade, and Why Is It Still in Mountain Dew? – Technology – The Atlantic Wire.