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sweet knowledge keep it cumming

 

 

on the meat food thing if left out as long as it does not smell ill eat it and watch other ppl squirm just heat n serve. ppl are such germ-a-phoebes 

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Interesting fact

 

 

The small cocktail (baby) carrots you buy in small plastic bags are made

using the larger crooked or deformed carrots which are put through a

machine which cuts and shapes them into cocktail carrots - most people

probably know this already.

 

What you may not know and should know is the following:

Once the carrots are cut and shaped into cocktail carrots they are

dipped in a solution of water and chlorine in order to preserve them.

(this is the same chlorine used in your pool).

 

Since they do not have their skin or natural protective covering, they

give them a higher dose of chlorine.

 

You will notice that once you keep these carrots in your refrigerator

for a few days, a white covering will form on the carrots. This is the

chlorine which resurfaces.

At what cost do we put our health at risk to have esthetically pleasing

vegetables?

 

Chlorine is a very well-known carcinogen, which causes Cancer.

I thought this was worth passing on. Pass it on to as many people as

possible in hopes of inf orming them where these carrots come from and

how they are processed.

 

I used to buy those baby carrots for vegetable dips. I know that I will

never buy them again!!!!

 

Confirmed by Snopes

 

 

This is mostly inaccurate. Here is the actual article at snopes.com:

http://www.snopes.com/food/tainted/carrots.asp

 

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I didnt check out that article OldfatGuy, I just added it from an email that I got, and here is an email I got yesterday from a friend

 

For all those that count on Snopes, here is some info that might be of interest....

 

THIS MAY SURPRISE YOU

 

Snopes.com For the past few years www.snopes.com has positioned itself, or others have 

labeled it as the 'tell-all, final word' on any comment, claim and e-mail..

 

But for several years people tried to find out who exactly was behind snopes.com. Only recently did Wikipedia get to the bottom of it - kind of makes you wonder what they were hiding.

 

Well, finally we know.

 

It is run by a husband and wife team - that's right, no big office of investigators and researchers,

no team of lawyers. It's just a mom-and-pop operation that began as a hobby.

 

David and Barbara Mikkelson in  the San Fernando Valley of California started the web site about 13

years ago - and they have no formal background or experience in investigative research.

 

After a few years it gained popularity believing it to be unbiased and neutral, but over the past couple 

of years people started asking questions who was behind it and did they have a selfish motivation?

The reason for the questions - or skepticisms - is a result of snopes.com claiming to have the bottom

line facts to certain questions or issues, when in fact, they have been proven wrong. Also, there were criticisms the Mikkelsons were not really investigating and getting to the 'true' bottom of various issues.

 

When I saw that Snopes had falsely claimed that Obama's Birth Certificate had been properly validated,

I realized something was wrong with either their research and/or their credibility.

 

It seems something is seriously wrong with both.

 

Then a few months ago, when my State Farm agent Bud Gregg in Mandeville hoisted a political sign referencing Barack Obama and made a big splash across the Internet. 

Supposedly the Mikkelsons claim to have researched this issue before posting their findings on

snopes.com. In their statement they claimed the corporate office of State Farm pressured Gregg

into taking down the sign, when in fact nothing of the sort ever took place.

 

I personally contacted David Mikkelson (and he replied back to me) thinking he would want to get

to the bottom of this, and I gave him Bud Gregg's contact phone numbers. Bud was going to give

him phone numbers to the big exec's at State Farm in Illinois who would have been willing to speak

with him about it. He never called Bud.  In fact, I learned from Bud Gregg no one from snopes.com

ever contacted anyone with State Farm.

 

Yet snopes.com issued a statement as the 'final factual word' on the issue as if they did all their  homework and got to the bottom of things.

 

Not So !  Then it has been learned the Mikkelsons are very Democrat and extremely liberal.

As we all now know from this presidential election, liberals have a purpose agenda to discredit

anything that appears to be conservative. There has been much criticism lately over the

Internet with people pointing out the Mikkelsons liberalism revealing itself in their website

findings.

 

Gee, what a shock!

 

So, I say this now to everyone who goes to www.snopes..com to get what they think to be the

bottom line facts: Proceed with caution. Take what it says at face value and nothing more.

Use it only to lead you to their references where you can link to and read the sources for yourself.

 

Plus, you can always Google a subject and do the research yourself. It now seems apparent

that's all the Mikkelsons do. After all, I can personally vouch from my own experience for their

'not' fully looking into things.

 

Gary  McCaleb

2255 Western Park Dr.

Dallas, TX  75211-7748

 

214-333-3921 (Home)

 

This name and address was at the bottom of the email...

 

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Heres where the author begins to blow his credentials. >

 

"Not So !  Then it has been learned the Mikkelsons are very Democrat and extremely liberal.

As we all now know from this presidential election, liberals have a purpose agenda to discredit

anything that appears to be conservative. There has been much criticism lately over the

Internet with people pointing out the Mikkelsons liberalism revealing itself in their website

findings."

 

If one fact is clear its NOT liberals who are having a problem with facts.You see it every day in the news.

 

Theres two political philosophies Liberal and Conservative basically. Neither has a good track record with the truth.

 

Mainly this email posted was beyond our forum rules about posting political opinion. Since a question was to the reliability of information from a former post Ill let it remain.

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This was suppose to be a fun thread....if its causes ill feeling or political matters ....then please DELETE to whole thread..... Subject....and All..

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The internet especially emails floating around are politically biased and are just that "opinions". If you notice its mainly conservative biased. Its one way of spreading a political opinion. If you read your post about "deleting every thing" you see how political discussions quickly get out out hand.

 

Ive already posted Im going to let it remain.

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My apologies - I was not trying to cause ill feelings or make things adversarial.  I have just seen way too many things that have been forwarded through email and over the internet that are just crap.  Apparently there are people out there with way too much time on their hands that make up crap and post it, email it, etc and otherwise distribute it. 

On the one about the carrots, it said at the bottom that it was "verified by snopes", which when looking at snopes, their opinion was contradictory to the article.

This "information" on baby carrots being dangerous is also refuted at urban legends (http://urbanlegends.about.com/od/fooddrink/a/baby_carrots.htm)  and

Consumer Reports (http://blogs.consumerreports.org/health/2009/04/baby-carrots-treated-with-chlorine.html).

 

It sounds like this whole issue has been blown way out of proportion and some people want to run around yelling "they sky is falling" instead of checking into the rumor.  Again, this is a bit of a rant, but my comments are not directed at anyone here, as I do appreciate the sharing of information that goes on here.  It just frustrates me to no end when intentionally inaccurate information is spread with the sole intend of either making some other group look bad or for someone's personal gain (usually at the expense of someone else). 

Again, my apologies if I have offended anyone.

OFG

 

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No apologies necessary Fat Guy. You are correct about the email stuff I get forwarded crap daily. I too am sick of the all the miss information out there. It appears thats the agenda being spread.

 

We have to watch political and religious discussions because of the volatile nature of them. We learned the hard way.  :'(

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why is it that ppl wont eat anything passed its date its only a sell by.

not always bad and I've eaten all kinds of stuff

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I always use baby carrots because the cook evenly. I find it difficult to get cut up carrots to be cooked all the way through some times.

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So, can I eat baby carrots without worrying I'm intaking enough chlorine to sanitize an Olympic-sized pool?  :unsure:

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Guest smallgamehunter

dip the baby carrots in water that needs purified that will take the chlorine out

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I was sorry to see this thread die off as it did.  I was enjoying the read.  Well, as much as I could enjoy it, while checking the length of my thumb anyway...  happy097.gif

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Fun Facts About Healthy Food!

Did you know that...?

 

A hardboiled egg will spin, a raw or soft boiled egg won't.

 

Almonds are a member of the peach family.

 

Peanuts are actually legumes.

 

Apples are apart of the rose family.

 

Bananas aren't a fruit, they are a herb.

 

Canola oil is actually rapeseed oil, but the name was changed for marketing reasons.

 

Approximately 150 people per year are killed by coconuts.

 

Coffee beans are fruit pits.

 

A fully ripened cranberry can be dribbled like a basketball.

 

Goat's milk is more popular around the world than cow's milk.

 

Honey is used in antifreeze and in the middle of golf balls.

 

Ancient carrots were purple.

 

Ketchup was sold in the 1930's as medicine.

 

Onions gave no taste, only smell.

 

Rice is the main food for half of the world's population.

 

Strawberries have more vitamin C than oranges.

 

Americans ate 33% more spinach in 1931 when Popeye became popular.

 

The average French person eats 500 snails per year.

 

The average American or Canadian will eat almost 12 pounds of cereal per year.

 

Young coconut water can be used as a substitute for blood plasma.

 

Tomatoes were originally thought to be poisonous.

 

Avocados are poisonous to birds.

 

Watermelons cost up to $100 in Japan.

 

If you stick two forks in a pickle and add a charge, it will emit light.

 

What do you think? Did you know these fun facts? Has any of these facts changed your mind about the foods you eat?!

 

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I agree HBT.  The banana plant itself is a herb having a soft stem that dies back, but what we think of as a banana is a fruit.    A fruit is a reproductivebody of a seed plant that consists of the rippened overy of a flower with its included seeds

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>Interesting History

>

>

>They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families

>used to all pee in a pot &then once a day it was taken &

>Sold to the tannery.......if you had to do this to survive

>you were "Piss Poor"

>

>But worse than that were the really poor folk who couldn't

>even afford to buy a pot.....they "didn't have a pot to

>piss in" &were the lowest of the low

>

>The next time you are washing your hands and complain

>because the water temperature isn't just how you like it,

>think about how things used to be. Here are some facts about

>the 1500s:

>

>Most people got married in June because they took their

>yearly bath in May, and they still smelled pretty good by

>June. However, since they were starting to smell . ..... .

>Brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor.

>Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting

>Married.

>

>Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man

>of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, then

>all the other sons and men, then the women and finally the

>children. Last of all the babies. By then the water was so

>dirty you could actually lose someone in it.. Hence the

>saying, "Don't throw the baby out with the Bath water!"

>

>Houses had thatched roofs-thick straw-piled high, with no

>wood underneath. It was the only place for animals to get

>warm, so all the cats and other small animals (mice, bugs)

>lived in the roof. When it rained it became slippery and

>sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof...

>Hence the saying "It's raining cats and dogs."

>

>There was nothing to stop things from falling into the

>house. This posed a real problem in the bedroom where bugs

>and other droppings could mess up your nice clean bed. Hence,

>a bed with big posts and a sheet hung over the top

>afforded some protection. That's how canopy beds came into

>existence.

>

>The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other

>than dirt. Hence the saying, "Dirt poor." The wealthy had

>slate floors that would get slippery in the winter when wet,

>so they spread thresh (straw) on floor to help keep their

>footing. As the winter wore on, they added more thresh until,

>when you opened the door, it would all start slipping

>outside. A piece of wood was placed in the entrance-way.

>Hence: a thresh hold.

>

>(Getting quite an education, aren't you?)

>

>In those old days, they cooked in the kitchen with a big

>kettle that always hung over the fire.. Every day they lit

>the fire and added things to the pot. They ate mostly

>vegetables and did not get much meat. They would eat the

>stew for dinner, leaving leftovers in the pot to get cold

>overnight and then start over the next day. Sometimes stew

>had food in it that had been there for quite a while. Hence

>the rhyme: Peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold, peas

>porridge in the pot nine days old. Sometimes they could

>obtain pork, which made them feel quite special. When

>visitors came over, they would hang up their bacon to show

>off. It was a sign of wealth that a man could, "bring home

>the bacon." They would cut off a little to share with guests

>and would all sit around and chew the fat.

>

>Those with money had plates made of pewter. Food with high

>acid content caused some of the lead to leach onto the food,

>causing lead poisoning death. This happened most often with

>tomatoes, so for the next 400 years or so, tomatoes were

>considered poisonous.

>

>Bread was divided according to status. Workers got the burnt

>bottom of the loaf, the family got the middle, and guests

>got the top, or the upper crust.

>

>Lead cups were used to drink ale or whiskey. The combination

>would sometimes knock the imbibers out for a couple of days.

>Someone walking along the road would take them for dead and

>prepare them for burial. They were laid out on the kitchen

>table for a couple of days and the family would gather

>around and eat and drink and wait and see if they would wake

>up. Hence the custom of holding a wake.

>

>England is old and small and the local folks started running

>out of places to bury people. So they would dig up coffins

>and would take the bones to a bone-house, and reuse the

>grave. When reopening these coffins, 1 out of 25 coffins

>were found to have scratch marks on the inside and they

>realized they had been burying people alive. So they would

>tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through the

>coffin and up through the ground and tie it to a bell.

>Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard all night

>(the graveyard shift.) to listen for the bell; thus,someone

>could be, saved by the bell or was considered a dead ringer.

>

>And that's the truth....Now, whoever said History was boring!!!

>

>So...get out there and educate someone! ~~~ Share these

>facts with a friend.

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This is a great thread. I wish every post had links with them to actual articles so it isn't just taken as hearsay.

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