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December 29, 2017

Just discovered this blog today, a means for following barf-inducing outbreaks of disease throughout the world.

Some recent stories:

A Mancini New Year Festivity – – Posted on December 29, 2017 by Robert Mancini

Multistate outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157:H7 infections (STEC O157:H7) in 13 states

Minnesota food plant worker gets jail time for contaminating chicken

“In the heat of battle my father wove a tapestry of obscenities that as far as we know is still hanging in space over Lake Michigan.”

December 23, 2017

One of my favorite quotes from “A Christmas Story,” which last night I enjoyed watching yet again, this time with my parents, my younger brother, and his wife.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085334/quotes/?tab=qt&ref_=tt_trv_qu

“[A] new study…found that chickens would have absolutely no qualms about caging and eating humans…[The] findings support similar studies surveying animals such as cows, pigs, and fish, with only horses indicating that it was sufficient if humans were merely enslaved.”

December 21, 2017

Read about the study here.

“So many people come up to me and are like, ‘You got your ass kicked by Ralphie,’ and it makes them so happy…” Zach Ward, who played Scut Farkus in “A Christmas Story”

December 17, 2017

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2017/12/16/christmas-story-actor-reveals-how-much-makes-off-classic-film.html

“Conducting tasks while receiving e-mails and phone calls reduces a worker’s IQ by about ten points relative to working in uninterrupted quiet. That is equivalent to losing a night’s sleep, and twice as debilitating as using marijuana. By one estimate, it takes nearly half an hour to recover focus fully for the task at hand after an interruption.”

December 12, 2017

https://www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/21732141-evidence-mixed-it-seems-clear-however-they-are-making-us