Saturday, April 4, 2015

D is for "Did you know that...."


Did you know that….

…the FDA allows an average of 30 or more insect fragments, AND one or more rodent hairs per 100 grams of peanut butter?
                                                     
…eating healthy food is about $1.50 more than eating diet foods?

…in China and certain parts of India, eating mice are considered a delicacy?

…A 16 cup of buttered movie theater popcorn has more grams of fat in it than a bacon and egg breakfast, a Big Mac with fries, and a full steak dinner all combined? (Some modifications have been made since this report was released.)

…Americans spend almost half of their food budget for eating out; this means that out of $6,000, $2,700 is spent on eating out.  Wow.

…America’s favorite snack food (eaten while watching TV.) is potato chips, which are devoured at a rate of 1.2 billion pounds a year?

bed bugs
so cute


Now, get out and buy some carrot sticks and celery!!
bed bugs
Remember the movie...Them?

48 comments:

  1. Soooooooooooo glad I eat none of that. So no rat hairs, rat, bug poop or cow crap(as that is mixed in with hamburgers) for me.

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  2. Even when we purchase and eat supposedly 'healthy' foods we have no idea what is really on or in it. Gives you the shivers if you spend too much time thinking about it.

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    1. Yes, exactly. Lately I have been reading the contents in foods of the shelf. Wow. I am looking for MSG and related extracts, but there is so much more in those foods.

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  3. Better not to know this stuff. Other than the calories in buttered (?) popcorn in the movies is the cost. It is now $8.50 for a medium sized bag which probably includes some mouse hairs and droppings.

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    1. The cost is outrageous. Unless we have a coupon for "Free small popcorn" we have stopped buying.

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  4. My first try of Hamburger Helper put me off processed foods, and that was back in the seventies.

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  5. We don't eat out that often, although I have co-workers who eat out every lunch.
    Bummer, I like peanut butter...
    And yes, we eat healthy in our house, and the healthy and organic stuff costs way more. Not fair.
    Thank you for the Easter card! I've actually been to Salisbury Cathedral before. Have a Blessed Easter, Susan.

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    1. And, to you as well. Rejoice, for Christ is risen!

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  6. What a great subject and so many interesting facts. The only thing I do at McDonalds is use the restroom and then buy a cup of McLatte to keep me awake for my trip home from Los Angeles.

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    1. McDonalds does have good coffee--senior coffee is 75 cents!

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  7. I am always amazed and horrified by what is considered no health risk, Susan.

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    3. It is absolutely stunning what is allowed to be put in foods!

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  8. Particularly frightening if you subscribe to the 'we are what we eat' theory.

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  9. Ugh! I'm sure it's the same here in the UK. Btw, love the black cat on your sidebar.
    Anabel's Travel Blog

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    1. That would be my son's cat, Scuba. He took Scuba to grad school. Big tom--died at age 15

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  10. The peanut butter is a scary one. Water mixed with linseed is excellent for suppressing hunger, healthy and inexpensive too. Happy Easter Susan.

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  11. So that's why peanut butter has so much protein in it. UGH! Well, say what you will, but I can't give up popcorn. I was a candy girl in a movie theater in high school, and I'm still addicted to it.

    Julie

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    1. Popcorn has my name on it. Sadly, theaters heavily salt the popcorn, causes problems. A candy girl in a Theater!

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  12. we always joked that the best place to get a really tasty Philly soft pretzel was at the busiest intersection - oh the exhaust fumes and filth - forget a health code. But yum.
    And yes, eating healthy is pricey - but delicious

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    1. All the car exhaust, etc., made it better? wow.

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  13. I did not know any of this info. That was interesting about the movie popcorn. No wonder why it does taste good!

    betty

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    1. Butter is the secret, according to Julia Child.

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  14. My husband likes to eat out once or twice a week. I could skip it most times. :) I did know about the FDA thing... I have to deliberately not think of such things when I'm eating. ;)

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    1. It is always best to close your eyes.

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  15. Rat hair? Well, ok. If it can be made to taste like bacon, I'll eat it. Maybe there's some holistic justification for eating things that are metabolic irritants --sorry, I don't understand what I just wrote. I will caution all to choose their restaurants wisely.

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    1. No holistic justification, sorry, to east roasted mice, etc.

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  16. OK... I never liked peanut butter to begin with... seriously, EEEEEEWWWWW!

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    1. It has been a staple at our house all our life. Cheap protein, I guess.

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  17. I'm glad now that I only ate half my movie popcorn today, like I always do. The smallest container they sell is too much for me and usually I dump the rest in a bin on my way out, but today I brought it home and I'll take it tomorrow in a ziplock bag when I go to see another movie.
    Most of the time I don't bother buying any, I can easily get through a movie without munching on anything.

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    1. We also went to the movie and had a free small popcorn. Usually half also heads to the trash, but hubby finished it off.

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  18. We actually eat out a lot, so I'm adding to that statistic. The kitchen is not my favorite place to spend time ;)

    You can find me here:
    ClarabelleRant

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    1. I used to enjoy cooking, but something happened about a decade ago, and I lost inspiration.

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  19. Is it bad that I read "Did you know that...?" and heard Bill Nye the Science Guy's voice? (I've seen way too many of those shows.)

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  20. I've not been to a movie in a theater in over six years. Guess I am behind in my popcorn-eating!

    Once upon a time, the Wasband cooked most of the time. He didn't really know how to cook but could follow package directions. If I never eat Hamburger Helper again, it's fine with me!

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    1. It used to be a staple, but I read the huge list of ingredients, none of them good.

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  21. Those were astonishing facts. I knew there were bug bits in my bread and such but not the mouse bits. Hmm . . .

    I swear those chips are addictive. They just stare at you and say eat me. No will power.

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    1. One should always by quality chips. Life is too short to eat cheap chips.

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    1. A good idea, even if the Order is in charge.

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  23. I like your stats, baby. I'm glad I gave up theater movie pop corn. I'm in a minority of eaters-out. I rarely, rarely, rarely ever eat out. See ya on E day.

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Go ahead...it won' t hurt...I'd love to hear what you think!