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These peanuts have a bite to them

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This was a bit weird. Loose tooth pops up in peanuts | Toronto Sun. A couple’s New Year’s Eve celebration came to a halt after making a grisly discovery in a bag of Safeway-brand Spanish peanuts. A human tooth. That is the claim made by Michaela Epp after her boyfriend, Graham Calder, accidentally bit down…

New “Jordan River” appears in Nigeria; People flock to be “healed” in filthy water

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Skeptical advocate Leo Igwe reports on a serious situation in Nigeria where desperate and sick people are flocking to a “miracle” site that will bring nothing certain except disease. ‘Mystery Lake’, Miracle Cures And The Looming Epidemic In Enugu State – ModernGhana.com. According to a local reporter, some Fulani herdsmen heard an explosion on the…

Meatloaf, mashed potatoes and canned frog

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Green beans are off the menu at this home. Gloria Chubb finds frog in can of green beans | ksdk.com. An Indiana woman bought a can of green beans on sale for 69 cents, and what she found inside will keep her and her family from ever eating canned green beans again. “We eat a…

Dead pigs are not what you want to see floatin’ down the river (UPDATE: Virus epidemic)

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A disturbing find in the water supply. Over 900 dead pigs found floating in Shanghai river |Society |chinadaily.com.cn. More than 900 dead pigs have been retrieved from Shanghai’s Huangpu River as of Saturday afternoon after a large number of bodies were found floating in the water, local authorities said. The dead pigs were spotted in…

Yangtze River Runs Red

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Yangtze River Turns Red and Turns Up a Mystery | ABC News Blogs – Yahoo!. For a river known as the “golden watercourse,” red is a strange color to see. Yet that’s the shade turning up in the Yangtze River and officials have no idea why. The red began appearing in the Yangtze, the longest…

Comprehensive study concludes raw milk products are unsafe in all cases

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In a followup to the raw milk controversy that was sparked by the latest outbreak of illness in Pennsylvania, here is the most comprehensive look at illnesses related to raw dairy products (milk and cheese). This report is available here (PDF) at the CDC web site. Although pasteurization eliminates pathogens and consumption of nonpasteurized dairy…

Beirut becomes the Red River Valley

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Beirut River mysteriously runs blood red The Beirut River mysteriously turned blood red Wednesday after a stream of unidentified red liquid began pouring from the southern bank of the river in Furn al-Shubbak. The source of the liquid had yet to be determined Wednesday evening, as the river continued to empty the red-colored water into…

The raw milk controversy: Where “natural” means “may contain harmful bacteria”

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Producer of contaminated raw milk apologizes; number of people sickened by milk increases to 38 The number of people sickened by contaminated raw milk from a Chambersburg-area farm has increased to 38, the Pennsylvania Department of Health said Friday. Edwin and Dawn Shank, owners of Your Family Cow, released a heartfelt letter of apology to their customers.…