Friday, September 7

Weekly roundup: Friday potluck

Welcome to another installment of the weekly roundup we all know and love: Friday potluck! Today's smorgasbord is a truly random assortment of tasty bites from the week's news.

Thieves with 'sticky fingers' - literally

Thieves broke into a warehouse and stole... wait for it... maple syrup!
(I suspect Super Troopers had something to do with the crime.)

Food festivals

These international food festivals have me licking my chops, and re-writing my bucket list... well... except the bug-eating one.

Bad news for wine lovers

New research suggests that the blood pressure reducing effects of red wine only work if the wine is non-alcoholic. I should note that the study involved only a few dozen men, so the findings are not exactly conclusive proof in either direction.

Either way... Thank goodness I have the low blood pressure of a lifelong runner. Cheers!

From the pet files

Have you ever wanted an unusual pet?

Beverly of Northwest Florida Outdoor Adventure tells you what you need to know about having a pet flying squirrel.

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A sticky (and sad) situation

Sadly, tar balls from the Deepwater Horizon disaster are still washing up on Gulf Coast beaches.

Yes, folks, I've had my fair share of run-ins with tar balls. (It sticks more tenaciously than tree sap.) No, the oil did not disappear. Gulf Coast beaches are still gorgeous to look at, but the environmental damage from that oil spill is still very real.

Faster than a speeding VP!

Surely you've heard by now that Paul Ryan lied about (ahem "mis-remembered") his marathon time. Regardless of your place on the political spectrum, Nitmos' satire of Ryan's math is knee-slappingly funny.

Quote of the week:
"You have to forget your last marathon before you try another. Your mind can't know what's coming."
Frank Shorter

Happy Friday, friends!

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