Healthy living

murder hornet on tennis racket

Tennis rackets are legit weapons against Murder Hornets in Asia

How do you defeat the Asian Murder Hornet? Beekeepers in Asia use tennis rackets to defeat the Murder Hornet. Scientific American takes a look at how Asia handles this monstrous hornet: Beekeepers can help by installing entrance traps over the doorways of managed hives that have holes large enough for a bee to pass through …

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There is a 64% chance that someone I know will die of the coronavirus COVID-19.

There’s a lot of talk about whether the media is overhyping coronavirus (COVID-19). I was wondering how many people I know will be infected and possibly die from COVID-19, so I did the math. People who will die from COVID-19 Between 2% to 3.4% of people who contract COVID-19 dies. Let’s be conservative and take …

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Peeps giant gingerbread men

Gingerbread Men Peeps: both cute and unappetizing

Is it possible to be both cute AND unappetizing? Peeps accomplished that with their Gingerbread Men Peeps. They are quite possibly the most dramatic possible combination of cute and unappetizing. So cute, but so unappetizing! The Daily Meal has a funny write-up on these giant sugar-laden treats If you look forward to getting Peeps every …

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Pay Day candy bars should go into vending machines, not Baby Ruth

The last Pay Day bar

A message I sent to a vending machine company: We have a vending machine on the 3rd floor of the Tribune Tower in Chicago (435 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611). Almost every day I get a Pay Day bar. Sometimes twice a day! Today I hit D7 on the vending machine. My delicious Pay …

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My wish for the ultimate health data analysis website

Personalized cholesterol analysis

Is there a health website where I can enter all my cholesterol levels? Then the website would give me recommendations based on the various levels of HDL, LDL, and triglycerides. Actually, it would be super great if this website would also have fields for a comprehensive chem panel with component results for: Sodium Potassium Chloride …

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Submission to urbandictionary for: skelbow

New word: skelbow

It’s been a while since I’ve submitted a word definition to Urban Dictionary. I’m digging way back to a word I learned as a child, skelbow. Ten years ago, I was shocked to find out that nobody else has heard of this word. I swear I learned skelow as a child. Even my twin brother …

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If you ‘like’ Cheerios or Haagen-Dazs, you might void your right to sue

General Mills’ new policy: if you engage with us online, you can never sue the company. The Consumerist reports: In new language recently added to General Mills’ website, consumers who interact with the company online will be agreeing to give up the right to sue the company in the future. The New York Times reports …

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