Facebook Fear Factor: Cake And Pancake Mixes

What the warning (incorrectly) says: When they get old cake mixes grow spores that can kill you, which is why it’s so important to throw out your expired cake mix — it is toxic. What the warning leaves out: Cake mix does not develop spores over time, but cake mix that isn’t sealed (like lots…
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Lutefisk And Other Questionable Food-Like Substances

I wrote a story about a great local lutefisk supper in a mostly serious way, but I also wrote some extremely silly fake headlines for it that we obviously didn’t use.* Here’s the real headline: Lots of lutefisk: Church readies 375 pounds of Scandinavian delicacy Here are the fakes, with at least one addition from…
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School Lunches: The Picky Eater’s Dilemma

In one school, whenever salad was offered, I never took it, and if one of the lunch ladies deposited it on my plate I’d just leave it there, and toss it in the trash at the end of the lunch period. In the other school, whenever salad was offered, I’d load my plate with it…
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Pluots And Other Plants

Pluots, also known as “dinosaur eggs,” are absolutely fantastic and everyone should try them at least once. They look a little like a plum, but have a speckled, almost brown tone, and they are apricot-plum hybrids. Delicious ones, at that. But! They’re not the only weirdie fruit out there, and some of the fruit you’re…
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There Are Donut Cops?

There are donut cops. This is a thing which actually exists. Had I realized this earlier on in my life, I may have chosen a different career track, although I’m not sure my blood pressure would’ve thanked me for it. I have a wide assortment of other links that may or may not be of…
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