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6 Pieces of Folksy Wisdom That Are Actually True

It’s the holidays again. That means family, and family means listening to insane, ill-informed debates over every subject imaginable. But just because your relatives are old and probably a little crazy doesn’t mean everything they say is nonsense. When it comes to some of that old down-home folksy wisdom, for example, they’re actually right. 1. You [...]

‘Cannibal cult’ arrested in Papua New Guinea

A total of 29 people have been accused of murdering 7 ’sorcerers’ and making soup from their organs. The bizarre case involves members of a suspected …

Microbes found living under Arctic ice

A thriving pea soup of plankton has been found living in the frozen depths below arctic ice sheets. The discovery is a huge surprise to scientists as …

Wonder Woman Soup

This cute fruit soup of watermelon, raspberries and strawberries is topped with mango sliced into Wonder Woman’s crest. Make it for the wonder-inspiring women in your family. Find a simple recipe at the link. Link -via Tasteologie

How Many Beans Make Soup?

by Michael Reidy Tunbridge Wells, Kent, United Kingdom America’s taste for bean soup appears to be unrelenting, and the World Wide Web offers more than a quarter of a million references to the subject. Multiple-bean soups are particularly in vogue. A methodical check on a leading search engine produced the following results which I record here for [...]

5 Foods People Die For

Gathering Iwatake at Kumano. Woodblock print by Hiroshige II. When making soup requires scaling a cliff, and grabbing a few olives involves avoiding gunfire, it’s time to find some comfort food that’s a little more comfortable. 1. Iwatake The annals of Arctic exploration are filled with accounts of frostbitten limbs and near starvation. In fact, many adventurers have [...]

Fat Lurks Where You Don’t Expect It

Did you know that half a can of this soup has as much fat as a 16 – 20 lb. roast turkey? Bone up on fat comparisons to find out which foods conceal oceans of fat under an an innocent-looking exterior. For instance you might be surprised to find that a Dunkin’ Donuts Pumpkin Muffin contains [...]

2,400-year-old Soup

You’d think soup would completely dry up after a couple of thousand years, but a pot of still-liquid soup was found by a team of archaeologists in China. It was sealed inside a bronze cooking pot at a dig near Xian. The soup and bones were discovered in a small, sealed bronze vessel in a tomb [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Famous Color Blind People

You know that scene in Little Miss Sunshine when Dwayne finds out he’s color blind and can’t achieve his lifelong dream of becoming a jet pilot? That may have had some real-life inspiration (see #3 below). Here are 10 famous people who suffered from the same problem as Dwayne. 1. Mr. Rogers was totally red-green color [...]

Julia Child Recreates Primordial Soup

Preparing food is probably a mere child’s play for master chef Julia Child, so here’s something a little more challenging: cooking up a batch of primordial soup. This delightful video of Julia Child in her kitchen boiling up a batch of primordial soup was made for the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum and shown in Life [...]