Monday, March 02, 2009

This Seems Like a Great Idea

Recently eaten: baked potato
Recent annoyance: oh, forget it

I am sure that there is science behind taping magnets to a crocodile's head. However, the quote "Hey, we might as well give it a try" really doesn't help their case. Also, does this work on people?

Using magnets to repel crocodiles (via YahooNews)
Florida wildlife managers have launched an experiment to see if they can keep crocodiles from returning to residential neighborhoods by temporarily taping magnets to their heads to disrupt their "homing" ability.

Researchers at Mexico's Crocodile Museum in Chiapas reported in a biology newsletter they had some success with the method, using it to permanently relocate 20 of the reptiles since 2004.

"We said, 'Hey, we might as well give this a try," Lindsey Hord, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's crocodile response coordinator, said on Tuesday.

"Hey, take this magnet off of my head!"
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Monday, February 23, 2009

I'm Not a Doctor, But I Play One Illegally on TV

Recently eaten: allergy medication
Recent annoyance: the never-ending pile of papers on my desk

Maybe Chinese tv doctors need to have some better onset advice. I think ER and House have created a generation of hypochondriacs. Maybe it is possible that some tiny work burrowed into my leg and the symptoms only seem like epilepsy. You and I and House know the truth about Mr. Wormy.

Cracking down on TV fake medical experts (via Yahoo)
China has banned actors and other "non-accredited personnel" from playing medical experts in advertisements for drugs after an Internet-led witch-hunt exposed a number of bogus experts, state media reported on Monday.

A Chinese Internet user late last month exposed 12 fake experts selling medicine under various guises and names on television stations in eastern Shandong province, sparking an online uproar over false endorsements.

China's fair trade watchdog, the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) vowed punishments after local hospitals and universities queued up to deny any affiliation to the "experts," local media reported.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Just One More

Recently eaten: spinach and ricotta pizza
Recent annoyance: ran out of tupperware

Okay, just one crazy video. I promise it's good.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Why Not

Thursday, February 05, 2009

As If the News Wasn't Bad Enough

Recently eaten: pasta bolognese
Recent annoyance: I don't think my humidifier is humid enough

Isn't it already a big enough disaster that peanut butter everywhere is being recalled? Now you're telling me that if there's an even bigger disaster, I won't be able to eat my emergency packet of peanut butter? Why has God forsaken us? George Washington Carver, help me now!

FEMA food kits may contain tainted peanut butter (via CNN)
Food kits recently distributed as part of a disaster relief effort in Kentucky and Arkansas may contain peanut butter contaminated with salmonella linked to a nationwide outbreak, the Federal Emergency Management Agency said Wednesday.

People who received the food kits should throw away the peanut butter packets, FEMA says.

"Commercial meals kits manufactured by Red Cloud Food Services Inc., under the Standing Rock label, have been provided to disaster survivors in impacted communities, and these kits may contain peanut butter which is part of the precautionary national recall underway in accordance with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration," FEMA said in a written statement.

Though the kits do not all contain the same main course, they do contain packets of peanut butter, the agency said.

"People who have received commercial meal kits are asked to inspect the kits in their possession and immediately dispose of any peanut butter packets," it said.

"Actually, it's just jelly time."