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Too Much Bacon?

Want:  This T-Shirt from Snorgtees: “That’s too much bacon. Said No One Ever.”

Bacon t

(Image via Snorgtees.com)

 

July 1, 2014 at 9:03 PM Leave a comment

Body Scan of a 250 Pound Woman Versus a 120 Pound Woman

Via Science Porn on Twitter:

Two Women Body Scans via SciencePorn on Twitter

(Image via SciencePorn on Twitter.)

 

June 26, 2014 at 4:28 PM Leave a comment

The UK Bans Teaching Creationism

GOP Dinasour

 

I predict Republicans will start hating on the U.K. now, like they did during the French Fries/American Fries crisis:

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Many people who value science education are hoping the US takes note of the UK’s good example, but that seems unlikely considering that the UK appears to have taken note of the US’s bad example. Lawmakers in the UK probably realized that if they didn’t make it absolutely clear that creationism wasn’t allowed today, then tomorrow they’d be discussing the need for language banning the teaching of Loch Ness Monsterism.

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If the U.S. banned the teaching of creationism,or more realistically, increased funding for teaching — I know it’s a bad word —  SCIENCE, we might get off the Loch Ness Monster thing.

 

June 19, 2014 at 7:23 PM Leave a comment

Obesity in China is Exploding

When you picture Chinese people do you picture fat people?  When you picture Chinese food, do you picture fatty meats?  Me neither, but I guess it’s time to.  Look at this chart showing how the Chinese obesity rate has exploded since 1980:

Chinese Obesity via economist.com

(Image via Economist.com)

More than a quarter of the adult population, or roughly 350m people, is overweight or obese (more than 60m squeeze into the latter camp).

The Chinese are not actually eating more as they get richer: the average daily intake has dropped a little over the past ten years, from 2,100 calories in 2002 to a little more than 2,000 today. This suggests that a sedentary lifestyle may be hurting people’s health as much as changes in diet. Rapid urbanisation means more people are leaving the fields to work in less strenuous manufacturing jobs. Meanwhile in the cities, walking and biking have been replaced by driving cars and sitting on public transport. Recent surveys show that less than 10% of urban dwellers exercise regularly.

Childhood obesity has grown hugely in richer coastal cities. During summer breaks parents send off their pudgy little emperors to weight-loss camps that have sprung up everywhere. The exam-oriented education system doesn’t help matters either: although schools are required to set aside at least an hour for exercise every day, they routinely cancel gym classes to make room for other courses. In May the Lancet, a medical journal, published a study showing that the obesity rate among Chinese boys is 6.9%, almost twice as high as that among adult men.

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June 15, 2014 at 4:12 PM Leave a comment

No, I’m Not Eating Kale Tonight

I’ve been good, now I’m being bad:  Bermuda onions, tater tots, a sliced fried hot dog, grated cheddar and Ranch dressing.

Hot dogs

May 21, 2014 at 8:52 PM

Brave Chipotle Says No to Guns

Chipotle via Wikipedia

(Image via Wikipedia)

I’m waiting for the wingnut freak out about this.

Maybe it’s just me but I’d rather not sit next to a guy with a Lugar under his belt:

Chipotle: Don’t Bring Guns in Our Stores

Chipotle is asking customers not to bring firearms into its stores after it says gun rights advocates brought military-style assault rifles into one of its restaurants in Texas.

The Denver-based company notes that it has traditionally complied with local laws regarding open and concealed firearms.

But in a statement Monday, the company said that “the display of firearms in our restaurants has now created an environment that is potentially intimidating or uncomfortable for many of our customers.”

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Gee.  Ya think?

People who don’t want to be around guns have rights too.

Thanks Chipotle.

 

 

 

May 19, 2014 at 6:35 PM 1 comment

The Other NRA: The National Restaurant Association

Good ad by ROCUnited, an organization whose mission is to:  Improve wages and working conditions for the nation’s 10 million restaurant workers.

Our mission: To improve wages and working conditions for the nation’s 10 million restaurant workers. – See more at: http://rocunited.org/#sthash.kZ7N4OkR.dpuf
Our mission: To improve wages and working conditions for the nation’s 10 million restaurant workers. – See more at: http://rocunited.org/#sthash.kZ7N4OkR.dpuf

May 14, 2014 at 11:02 AM Leave a comment

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