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11 Ways Bacon may have Gone too Far
Admit it. You love bacon. You might be a vegan, but you still love the smell. Bacon is universal. Bacon is beloved. Bacon… is love. Every year, in the U.S. alone, more than 1.7 billion lbs. of bacon are consumed, and that’s merely what is used in professional foodservice. Add what is sold through grocery stores for home use, and that number doubles. That comes to around 9 pounds per citizen, per year, just in the U.S. That is a lot of pork belly. Obviously, we love us some salt and smoke cured pork product. We love lots of flavors of food, and the food industry has accommodated us by transferring those flavors to other forms so that we may enjoy them in new ways. Stop a second and think of how many strawberry-flavored things you know or consume regularly. But bacon has just stayed bacon.
12 Impressive Sci-fi Weapons Available Today
It looks as though computer game designers and the military have started working hand-in-hand with some of these new futuristic gadgets of mayhem. People of Afghanistan take note – some of these sizzling Unreal Tournament style weapons may just be being unwrapped by a squaddie near you!
10 All-Time Dumbest Car Design Blunders
It's a little disconcerting that your life is essentially in the hands of your car's makers. Their mistakes, which typically seem to be caught after accidents have occurred, are a bit more costly than the ones that occur in any other occupation. American car companies in particular have been less than perfect over the last few decades, as evidenced by the numerous Ford and General Motors recalls resulting from a comedy of errors. Both are featured prominently below along with Volkswagen and the recent addition of Toyota, the Japanese company that had built a pristine reputation through the years but endured a (rapidly accelerating) wild ride in 2009 and 2010. Hopefully, as technology progresses and designers learn from their mistakes, everyone will be able to purchase a new car without worrying about becoming the subject of its brand's next public relations nightmare.
15 Cool Facts About Girl Scout Cookies
It's that time of the year again, when little smiling faces approach you at the grocery store and beg you to buy their delectable cookies. That's right, it's Girl Scout cookie season. For more than 80 years, Girl Scouts have been selling their signature cookies to help support local councils and troops and fund scouting activities. To truly savor this special season, it helps to know how the cookies originated and what they mean to the millions of people who enjoy them today.
10 Good Reasons to Eat Slowly
How fast do you eat your food? My guess is a lot faster than 10 years ago. Why is that? And are there benefits to slowing down? Well yes there are. Eating fast, like eating fast food all the time, contributes to stress, weight gain and an unhealthy lifestyle. Eating slowly has the reverse effect.
Top 10 Pirated eBooks at The Pirate Bay
NET journalist and author David Carnoy recently wrote about a steep increase in the number of Kindle eBooks floating around file sharing networks, stripped of protective software by hackers. His essay focused on eBook bundles created by Pirate Bay members: “[W]hat the publishers should be most concerned about, is the fact that a library of 2,500 books can be downloaded in a matter of hours. E-books are small files and 2,500 of them can be packed into a single download (Torrent) that’s only about 3.4GB. If you set the average price per book at a measly $2, the worth of said download would be $5,000. Bring it up to $4 a book and you’re at $10,000.”
10 Things the HR Department Won’t Tell You
If everything’s going smoothly, you probably won’t interact with the folks in human resources much between the day you’re hired and your last day with the company. But every day in between, it’s their responsibility to make sure you’re doing your job well. Which means they know a lot more than you might think. We checked in with human resources experts to see what your current employer is keeping tabs on—and how your next employer could be judging you based on a whole lot more than the résumé you submitted.
The 20 Best Nicknames in the Big Mafia Bust
News came down this morning about the FBI's largest organized crime bust in New York history, in which raids resulted in the arrest of over 100 alleged mobsters from all five crime families including the Gambinos, Genoveses, Luccheses, Bonannos and Colombos. Charges run the gamut from murder to gambling and the ol' standby, racketeering, and now WNYC has the full list of indictments. Digitally thumbing through the documents, two things are initially clear: this thing is huge (16 indictments in all) and none of them share my last name. The other thing that jumps out is that these dudes have great nicknames.
10 Electric Cars that Were Actually Produced
You have heard about all the alternative power methods for vehicles, but a lot of the electric cars discussed are never really produced at all. Many times the cost of production is too high or they just don’t get the attention they need to make it on the market. No matter what the reason, these vehicles are sometimes never seen at all past the prototype that usually shows as unsuccessful as people aren’t looking for just fuel efficiency but many other features that are sometimes not found with these great vehicles. In some cases however, there proved to be a reason to produce the vehicles and present to the commercial market for sale, with some surprising vehicles that actually made it such as these 10 electric cars that were actually produced.