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Offline The Growler

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« Reply #725 on: January 28, 2018, 02:19:05 PM »
Very cuddly at that age.
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« Reply #726 on: January 29, 2018, 09:55:36 AM »
Bless :D
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« Reply #727 on: January 29, 2018, 01:20:01 PM »
This is interesting ...

Margarine was originally manufactured to fatten turkeys. When it killed the turkeys, the people who had put all the money into the research wanted a payback so they put their heads together to figure out what to do with this product to get their money back.

It was a white substance with no food appeal so they added the yellow coloring and sold it to people to use in place of butter. How do you like it? They have come out with some clever new flavorings ....

DO YOU KNOW ... The difference between margarine and butter?

Read on to the end it gets very interesting!

Both have the same amount of calories.

Butter is slightly higher in saturated fats at 8 grams; compared to 5 grams for margarine.

Eating margarine can increase heart disease in women by 53% over eating the same amount of butter, according to a recent Harvard Medical Study.

Eating butter increases the absorption of many other nutrients in other foods.

Butter has many nutritional benefits where margarine has a few and only because they are added!

Butter tastes much better than margarine and it can enhance the flavours of other foods.

Butter has been around for centuries where margarine has been around for less than 100 years .

And now, for Margarine ...

Very High in Trans fatty acids.

Triples risk of coronary heart disease.

Increases total cholesterol and LDL (this is the bad cholesterol) and lowers HDL cholesterol, (the good cholesterol).

Increases the risk of some cancers by up to five times.

Lowers the quality of breast milk.

Decreases immune response.

Decreases insulin response.

And here's the most disturbing fact ... HERE IS THE PART THAT IS VERY INTERESTING!

Margarine is but ONE MOLECULE away from being PLASTIC and shares 27 ingredients with PAINT.

These facts alone were enough to have me avoiding margarine for life and anything else that is hydrogenated (this means hydrogen is added, changing the molecular structure of the substance).

Open a tub of margarine and leave it open in your garage or shaded area. Within a couple of days you will notice a couple of things:

No flies, not even those pesky fruit flies will go near it (that should tell you something).

It does not rot or smell differently because it has no nutritional value; nothing will grow on it, not even those teeny weeny microorganisms will not a find a home to grow.

Why? Because it is nearly plastic. Would you melt your Tupperware and spread that on your toast?

Chinese Proverb:
When someone shares something of value with you and you benefit from it, you have a moral obligation to share it with others.

Pass the BUTTER PLEASE.
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« Reply #728 on: January 29, 2018, 04:22:27 PM »
 :eek
We haven't eaten marg for ages, thank gawd.
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« Reply #729 on: January 29, 2018, 04:30:59 PM »
Errr....we have never eaten margarine! At least not those horrible spreads. The only time I buy marg is the stuff for baking.

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« Reply #730 on: January 30, 2018, 03:18:36 PM »
You've all heard/used the expression "Once in a blue moon" to describe a rare event.  Well, tomorrow night's full moon is a super moon, a blood moon (lunar eclipse) AND a BLUE moon.  A blue moon is a second full moon in the same calendar month.  The last time this happened was in 2015.  The next blue moon will be on 31st March this year, then 31st October 2021.  The next time we will have 2 blue moons in one year will be in 2037.

More info here if you're interested: http://earthsky.org/?p=270206
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« Reply #731 on: January 30, 2018, 03:21:12 PM »
Oh that is interesting, thanks! :thumbsup

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« Reply #732 on: February 07, 2018, 08:16:35 AM »
Good plan. Will it be implemented here? Probably take 10 years and a bevy of useless committees to think about it...
The penultimate sentence is very telling,

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-42953038


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« Reply #733 on: February 07, 2018, 02:47:42 PM »
I think that's a brill idea.
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« Reply #734 on: February 13, 2018, 01:54:19 PM »
:lol

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-43044066

I bet it fetches a lot more than 120 though!

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« Reply #735 on: February 13, 2018, 02:43:42 PM »
:laugh  Whoodathunkit?  And I thought the Karma Sutra was the first sex manual to be printed in English. :D
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« Reply #736 on: February 13, 2018, 05:10:56 PM »
I can confirm that parsnips do work but I did not have a lot of luck with the Gnat Snapper's so best to avoid them if at all possible.   :D

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« Reply #737 on: February 14, 2018, 09:19:12 AM »
I bet they make a movie out of this story in a few years time! But :think how did he manage to drug him? :shrug

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-43053903

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« Reply #738 on: February 19, 2018, 07:31:53 AM »
Very thought provoking article re deep sea mining, never mind capturing Rusky subs!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/deep_sea_mining

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« Reply #739 on: February 19, 2018, 07:42:54 AM »
 :eek
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« Reply #740 on: February 19, 2018, 08:11:55 AM »
:eek

Yes, I couldn't believe it either,  :thud  it is the first time Sunflowers posted something interesting.  :eek :D



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« Reply #741 on: February 19, 2018, 08:43:45 AM »
:lol :slap

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« Reply #742 on: February 19, 2018, 12:59:32 PM »
Fascinating article SF.  Thanks for posting the link.
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« Reply #743 on: February 19, 2018, 06:57:42 PM »
:roar  :snorkel

http://metro.co.uk/2018/02/17/passenger-drops-farts-so-putrid-pilot-is-forced-to-make-emergency-landing-7320242/

Just about every flight I have been on there always seems to be a farter either in front of me or behind :snorkel

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« Reply #744 on: February 19, 2018, 07:09:10 PM »
:roar  :snorkel

http://metro.co.uk/2018/02/17/passenger-drops-farts-so-putrid-pilot-is-forced-to-make-emergency-landing-7320242/

Just about every flight I have been on there always seems to be a farter either in front of me or behind :snorkel

It's the cabin pressure that upsets TG 's digestive system especially after a bowl of porridge.   :D

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« Reply #745 on: February 19, 2018, 07:40:17 PM »
I sit next to him, not behind or in front.

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« Reply #746 on: February 20, 2018, 05:57:18 PM »
This is a fascinating site, an interactive map of London which plots where all the recorded WW2 bombs fell. We knew there had been one at the end of daughter's road, have just discovered there were actually 5, and 2 of them looked to be very close to her house :eek

http://bombsight.org/#13/51.3754/-0.0875


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« Reply #747 on: February 20, 2018, 06:05:47 PM »
thats very interesting. Thanks for posting.  :flowers :D



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« Reply #748 on: February 20, 2018, 06:47:44 PM »
 :thumbsup  SF

I can still remember clearly holding my Mum's hand and clambering over bomb debris to get to the shops by short cuts.

We were bombed out by the German's and my Mum made the sensible decision to move out of Portsmouth and into the country with my baby Sister.
Pompey took a real bashing over many nights and many people were killed.
The odd thing is when at school as a youngster nobody mentioned it and it was never taught to us as local history subject.

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« Reply #749 on: February 21, 2018, 02:47:07 PM »
Wow, I knew the east end of London got a real pasting during the blitz but that map really puts it into perspective.
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