Canard – a false or unfounded report or story; especially : a fabricated report; a groundless rumor or belief;a short winglike control surface projecting from the fuselage of an aircraft.
A rule of thumb for the nutritional value/healthiness of food is how good it will taste cold tomorrow.
Most fast food fails that test.
Another test is how long food will last without decomposing.
A story of a six-month old Happy Meal elicited responses from people who’d kept take-aways for up to 15 years without any visible sign of decomposition.
. . . his mother-in-law has kept the food, and the Happy Meal box it came in, for 15 years. He writes:
The paper is actually deteriorating faster than the food. It’s been sitting in a dark closet all this time, no bugs, no mold, no nothings. Every now and then she pulls it out and we look in wonder at how nothing has changed, still looks like a happy meal.
There are questions about the validity of these claims.
Mcdonalds refutes them and the story links to an experiment which compares the longevity of fast food and a home-made burger.
But why let the facts get in the way of some really good fast food frighteners?
Thursday’s questions were:
1. What is paregmenon?
2. Who said: “The best thing one can do when it’s raining is let it rain“?
3. What is a whio?
4. It’s pluie in French, pioggia in Italian, lluvia in Spanish and ua in Maori, what is it in English?
5. Who was New Zealand’s first Jewish premier?
Points for answers:
Andrei got four.
Zen got four with a bonus for word plays.
PDM got a grin – and thanks for your concern but I’m in good humour and my farmer is safe.
Grant got three and an on-the-right-track for #1 with a bonus for listening to his mother.
GD got three with a bonus for the bread and extra information.
Teletext wins an electronic bag of peaches for five right.
The surname Beer could well give you a penchant for brewing but it doesn’t guarantee you entry into a home-brew competition:
Rachel Beer, 36, this week tried entering her home brew in a competition at Saturday’s upcoming Lake Hayes A&P Show only to find out it’s a “blokes only” contest.
“Who cares if I have or haven’t got balls?” Beer fumes. “At the end of the day a home brew is a home brew.”
Beer, whose tipple is called ‘Beer’s Beer’, was told by the chief steward she could enter but wouldn’t be judged.
Someone needs to tell the show committee it’s the 21st century.
Hat Tip:Credo Quia Absurdum Est
On January 13:
532 – Nika riots in Constantinople.
888 – Odo, Count of Paris became King of the Franks.
1435 – Sicut Dudum was promulgated by Pope Eugene IV about the enslaving of black natives in Canary Islands by Spanish Natives.
1547 – Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey was sentenced to death.
1605 The play Eastward Hoe by Ben Jonson, George Chapman, and John Marston was performed, landing two of the authors in prison.
1607 The Bank of Genoa failed after announcement of national bankruptcy in Spain.
1822 The design of the Greek flag was adopted by the First National Assembly at Epidaurus.
1830 The Great fire of New Orleans, Louisiana began.
1847 The Treaty of Cahuenga ended the Mexican-American War in California.
1885 Alfred Fuller, Canadian businessman, The “Fuller Brush Man”, was born (d. 1973).
1890 Thomas William Murphy or ‘Torpedo Billy’, became the first New Zealander to win a world title in professional boxing.
1893 The Independent Labour Party of the UK had its first meeting.
1915 An earthquake in Avezzano, Italy killed 29,800.
1926 Michael Bond, British writer, was born.
1939 The Black Friday bush fires burnt 20,000 square kilometres of land in Australia, claiming the lives of 71 people.
1942 Carol Cleveland, English actress and only significant female performer in Monty Python’s Flying Circus, was born.
1942 Henry Ford patented a plastic automobile, which was 30% lighter than a regular car.
1942 First use of aircraft ejection seat by a German test pilot in a Heinkel He 280 jet fighter.
1953 Marshal Josip Broz Tito was chosen as President of Yugoslavia.
1958 Moroccan Liberation Army ambushed Spanish patrol in the Battle of Edchera.
1966 Robert C. Weaver became the first African American Cabinet member by being appointed United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
1970 Shonda Rhimes, American screenwriter/creator Grey’s Anatomy, was born.
1985 A passenger train plunged into a ravine at Ethiopia, killing 428 in the worst rail disaster in Africa.
1992 – Japan apologised for forcing Korean women into sexual slavery (Comfort women) during World War II.
2001 An earthquake in El Salvador, killed more than 800.
Sourced from NZ History Online & Wikipedia.