Man ate only at McDonald’s for 3 months and lost weight to prove “it’s our choices that make us fat”

January 8, 2014 | 9 comments

A 279-pound science teacher in Iowa recently let himself be the subject of his student’s experimentation. Does McDonald’s make you fat? The Colo-Nesco High School students decided to find out using their teacher John Cisna as their guinea pig.

Mcdonalds Burgers

Unlike the infamous documentary Supersize Me, Cisna and his students planned his exclusive McDonald’s diet according to 3 simple rules that we already know are important elements of a healthy lifestyle…

  1. He would only consume 2,000 calories a day.
  2. He would mix and match menu items in order to follow the FDA’s daily nutritional guidelines.
  3. He would exercise.

If he followed these rules and still got fatter, it would be McDonald’s fault.

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Adorably lazy sloth loves carrots, but apples? No freaking way.

January 7, 2014 | No comments

A sloth at Costa Rica’s Sloth Sanctuary can’t be bothered to even look at his plate as he kicks back lazily and snacks. Unfortunately for him, the plate is not only piled with his favorite — carrots — it’s also littered with vile slices of apple. Unacceptable…

(via b3ta)

Young man surprises his parents with a 130-pound weight loss. Watch their inspiring reaction…

January 7, 2014 | 1 comment

Two days after Christmas 2012, Lucas began trying to lose weight in earnest. He was 300 pounds…

300 Down to 170 - 01

Just shy of a year later, thanks to 1350-calorie daily limit and walking 5 miles to work, he was down to 170 pounds…

300 Down to 170 - 02

During this time, he hadn’t told his parents that he was focusing on getting his weight under control.

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Small pub takes down Starbucks with $6 and a sarcastic letter about a beer henceforth called “The F Word”

December 31, 2013 | 21 comments

Recently Missouri bar Exit 6 made the grave decision to deceive their customers into thinking that they were affiliated with Starbucks, and in so doing Exit 6 may have severely affected Starbucks’ bottom line. That’s the thinking of the lawyers who sent them a cease-and-desist letter earlier this month anyway.

After the sordid truth came to light on Untappd that three people had tried Exit 6′s beer named “Frappicino,” Starbucks reached out to make sure that this brew’s name be dropped immediately.

The owner of the bar did as he was told and then shared the story on Facebook

They wanted me to remove the beer and promise never to use their names again. They also wanted my written response and guarantee. Here is their letter. And also my response.

Scan Starbucks’ legalese for the gist, but then really read Mr. Britton’s response. It’s pure gold…


The Letter from Starbucks…

Starbucks and Exit 6 - 01

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Turkish street vendor is as much a magician and comedian as he is an ice cream salesman

December 26, 2013 | No comments

When you approach a vendor for ice cream in Turkey, you are purchasing a show along with your dessert.

Turkish ice cream vendors are renowned for teasing their customers as they sell their tasty treat. But their antics aren’t just silly — they’re pretty impressive, too…

It’s illegal to drink in public in the U.S. except for here…

December 20, 2013 | No comments

Over the last few decades, drinking on public property has been banned in much of the U.S. There are still, however, a few states where it’s not explicitly illegal, and then an even more select group of locations where it’s explicitly permitted. Here’s a guide….

Public Drinking Map

Public Drinking Map - Version 2

Enjoy and be careful.

(via Huffington Post, TIH)

The world’s biggest gingerbread house is actually a gingerbread town and looks pretty darn tasty [3 pics]

December 15, 2013 | No comments

Prepare to get a sugar rush just by looking at this 1.5 ton, 300-square-foot, edible village, which is vying for the world record, “Largest Gingerbread Exhibit”…

According to the New York Hall of Science:

“The village includes an estimated 1,900 lbs. of icing, 400 lbs. of candy, and 500 lbs. of gingerbread dough. It is comprised of 152 gingerbread houses, 65 trees, four gingerbread cable cars, five gingerbread train cars, an underground candy subway station, candy trees and sugar signage.”

All I see is a giant piece of candy…

world's largest gingerbread house (2)

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The many faces of eggnog [7 pictures]

December 15, 2013 | No comments

Seattle-based designer, Madeleine Eiche, has a fun little holiday photo series happening over at the Eggnog Project. Eiche became fascinated with eggnog carton design “in 2002 when she was employed at a New York coffee shop, making eggnog lattes.” Her project features eggnog package designs from around the US, beautifully photographed by Justin Gollmer.

The series is a wonderful representation of regional tradition. Each of us probably grew up with one or two carton designs that we identify as eggnog. But the variety of this collection shows that even our eggnog is shaped by our local, contextual experiences.

Eiche credits the Dairy Fresh packaging as her first love….

Dairy Fresh, Canastota, New York

Dairy Fresh

Elmhouse Dairy, Roxbury, New York

Elmhurst Dairy

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Chicago football fans share photos of frozen beer during Monday’s frigid Bears game [7 pics]

December 12, 2013 | 2 comments

Last Monday, the Bears and Cowboys faced off in Chicago where the temperature at kickoff was 12 degrees Fahrenheit and falling. Among all the troubles this bone-chilling arctic blast brought was one that at least made for some fun photos on Twitter and Instagram — Beer Slushies!

If fans didn’t drink up quick enough, their beers began to require chewing rather than sipping…

Frozen Beers - 01

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This is what we feed our kids?! Students send in pics of their nasty school lunches [10 photos]

December 4, 2013 | 112 comments

It’s a well known fact that childhood obesity is a growing epidemic in the US, yet many schools continue to serve lunches that have little to no nutritional value. And the problem isn’t a money one. According to the folks behind Fed Up, “There is no major cost difference between nutritious and not nutritious food at schools.” And yet, Fed Up reports, 71% of kids are unsatisfied with the lunches they’re served at school.

They wanted to do something about it, so they encouraged over 25K kids to participate in their “true state of school lunch,” a project that resulted in 7,025 photos being sent in that document school lunches from around the country.

Now Fed Up is posting these pics and allowing visitors to vote whether to “Eat it” or “Toss it.”

Here are some examples…

Pork slop

Pork slop

Crispy potato wedges

crispy potato wedges

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