The Food Geek - Other things

This is where I can keep a series of thoughts that aren't really food related.

Chest hair says that I’m a manly tough guy, my beard asserts that I could cut down a tree if need be, but my back hair just says that I’m a gross middle-aged dude.

Stephen Demarais, 26

When did back hair become “the new pubic hair?” 

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Being judged by hair being present on your body? I can’t imagine what that feels like.

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Kids, back hair has been considered societally gross since at least the ’80s. It’s still not as bad as the judging that women get constantly for everything (including hair), but don’t pretend it’s new.

Though it’s probably new for you because back hair will often start later in life and get worse. So, you know, you have that to look forward to.

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Ultimate proof that cats are smart !!! more smart cats«

Cat intelligence is actually a pretty interesting topic in that the majority of studies on the subject basically have to end in the conclusion "we just don’t know" because cats are among the most uncooperative research subjects of all time. We know a great deal of cat sight, having used cats as the archetype for a vision-focused vertebrate/mammal, but we still know very little about what really goes on inside the cat mind.

Third photo is faked, but there are so many other examples…

Cat open five doors to go outside

Super smart cat

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A coroner’s report obtained exclusively by NBC News directly contradicts the police version of how a 22-year-old black man died in the back seat of a Louisiana police cruiser earlier this year — but still says the man, whose hands were cuffed behind his back, shot himself.
In a press release issued March 3, the day he died, the Louisiana State Police said Victor White III apparently shot himself in an Iberia Parish police car. According to the police statement, White had his hands cuffed behind his back when he shot himself in the back.
But according to the full final report of the Iberia Parish coroner, which was released nearly six months later and obtained exclusively by NBC News, White was shot in the front, not the back. The bullet entered his right chest and exited under his left armpit. White was left-handed, according to family members. According to the report, the forensic pathologist found gunshot residue in the wound, but not the sort of stippling that a close-range shot can sometimes produce. He also found abrasions on White’s face.
And yet, despite the contradictions – and even though White’s hands were never tested for gunpowder residue – the Iberia Parish coroner still supported the central contention of the initial police statement issued back in March. Dr. Carl Ditch ruled that White shot himself, and declared his death a suicide.



And now, The Huntington’s tumblr is proud to present…


Photos every 20 min.
Left: Yesterday (8/23), 9:10 a.m. through 4:50 p.m.
Center: Yesterday, 5:10 p.m. through 12:50 a.m. today (8/24).
Right: Today, 1:10 a.m. through 8:50 a.m.

The Corpse Flower, though in the process of closing, is still GORGEOUS and people are flocking in to see it. SO COOL.

This was so amazing. My dad was making fun of me cause I wanted to see a flower and that was my big weekend plans. Whatever dad!

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