Dangerous And Deadly Food

While I don’t like tapioca pudding, prior to this week I never would have considered it to be a dangerous substance. Then again, people generally don’t think of molasses as a killer, either. I was looking at the updates to Snopes.com (a website I thoroughly recommend for those of you wishing to cultivate a skeptical…
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Bad Coffee Snobs

I worked at a coffee shop for a while, and I remember how frustrating it was when people would ask why their lattes had no foam. Conditioned by Starbucks, they believed lattes were supposed to have foam on top. They’re not. Cappuccinos have foam on top. What cappuccinos don’t have is flavoring–a cappuccino is a…
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How To Make Apple Pie With Absolutely No Apples Whatsoever

When apples are in short supply and the demand for apple pie remains high, you  might be gratified to know that you can still bake an apple pie. Without any actual apples. To be clear, no apples are involved at any point in making this apple pie. There’s not even a smidgeon of a sniff…
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Kuchen And Wind Turbines

I visited my wonderful parents this weekend. It’s a long drive back to Jackson, Minnesota, from Jamestown, North Dakota, but it is also a beautiful scenic drive. The trees are starting to turn the autumn colors we love, and the fields of golden wheat and corn are beautiful. On the way home to Jamestown, I…
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Skeptical Buffalo: A Dieting Book For Six-Year-Olds?

A dieting book geared toward kids ages 6-12 is provoking controversy online. The author apparently wanted to help kids address their problems. Unfortunately, what he actually did was illustrate a story in which: 1. Getting made fun of on a regular basis prompts a child to make a positive lifestyle change. There are no consequences…
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