Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Dirty Dozen - Fruits and Veggies You Need to Buy Organic

Why buy organic fruit and vegetables? The U.S. Department of Agriculture found that even after washing, some fruits and vegetables consistently carry much higher levels of pesticide residue than others. Based on an analysis of more than 100,000 U.S. government pesticide test results, researchers at the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a research and advocacy organization based in Washington, D.C., have developed the “dirty dozen” fruits and vegetables. These are ones you should definitely buy organic:
Grapes, imported (Chili)
Bell peppers

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Do Lobsters Really Scream When You Boil Them?

I have heard many people make the statement that they don't want to cook lobster at home because the horrific sound of the lobster screaming. What are they talking about? Do they really think that a live animal would scream when put into a tub of scalding hot water?... Well I guess I see a little bit of their point. But the truth of the matter is that lobsters don't scream when boiled. In fact that's impossible because lobsters don't have vocal chords or any other means of vocalization. So what is that weird high pitch sound that sometimes is heard when a lobster is boiling? It is simply the sound of a lobster's exoskeleton and musculature tightening up and releasing gases under the heat of the boiling water. Makes sense, I guess.... Anyways, All I really know is that some lobster dipped in butter is one of life's great pleasures. :)

Monday, September 28, 2009

Do Not Follow Into Construction Zone

What is it about the "Construction vehicle do not follow" sign on the back of Dump trucks that make me want to follow them? I guess it's that wild side of mine calling :)

Saturday, September 26, 2009

What's really in a flu shot?

It's really not funny what's in a flu shot, but I found this funny video that makes light of all the crap in the vaccine. Check it out.


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