There is little worse than news stories about what one should do to eat healthy. Take vitamins. Don’t take vitamins. Eat this. Don’t eat this. Everything is contradictory and poorly referenced.
But here’s something interesting — a couple of researchers were perplexed as to why increased vitamin consumption did not lead to better health … and they found that those who are taking vitamins use it as an excuse to make other, unhealthy, choices.
I’m sure this discovery fucks up all sorts of research …
Now ThinkGeek has been served with a Cease and Desist Order from the National Pork Board, asking them to stop selling unicorn meat using their registered trademark THE OTHER WHITE MEAT.
In the world of bizarre internet turf wars, after astronomer Stuart Robbins showed that astrologer Terry Nazon’s claims about Mayans were inaccurate (with the help of an archaeologist), Ms. Nazon started to impersonate Mr. Robbins on various websites. While posting under the guise of Mr. Robbins, Ms. Nazon posted complaints about others being “anonymous cowards” and “phonies”.
Mashable is reporting some interesting stats regarding the use of Facebook statuses to deal with partners. While the stats are almost certainly incredibly inaccurate (they come from an online survey which exists on a Facebook page for those trying to hook up with strangers through Facebook), it does raise an interesting question: How often (and for what reasons) do people create fraudulent (in which we mean untrue, rather than illegal) updates via social media?
Good morning, internet. Here is your top headline of the week: Designer nano luggage to carry drugs to diseased cells.
(by Chon Hon Lam)