Enthusiasm for historic food traditions expands diners' receptiveness

At Wilmington restaurant Casey’s, Larry Casey regularly serves down-home favorites at his namesake Oleander Drive buffet that the typical Yankee might balk at. Chitterlings – the chopped and seasoned small intestines of pigs that are often called “chitlins” – are arguably the most alarming offering, but certainly not the only menu item that sends squeamish pulses racing. “Chitlins are the scariest once you tell people what they are. Usually, they’ll get a little quiet and ask if I’m kidding, but a good majority will try it,” Casey said. “Pigs’ feet are probably the hardest to get people to try. It’s stillSource: http://www.starnewsonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2014141029707

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Posted by Gilbert - October 29, 2014 at 9:16 am

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Enthusiasm for historic food traditions expands diners’ receptiveness

Paul.Stephen@StarNewsOnline.com Fact: Roasted guinea pigs, the reproductive organs of sea urchins and deliberately putrefied shark flesh can all be found on dinner plates in far-flung corners of the earth. But you don’t need a passport to find frightening fare. There’s plenty to chose from in the Port City. At Wilmington restaurant Casey’s, Larry Casey regularly serves down-home favorites at his namesake Oleander Drive buffet that the typical Yankee might balk at. Chitterlings – the chopped and seasoned small intestines of pigs that are often called “chitlins” – are arguably the most alarming offering, but certainly not the only menu item that sendsSource: http://www.starnewsonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2014141029707

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Posted by Gilbert - October 28, 2014 at 8:51 am

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How the wealthy paying to be guinea pigs in clinical trials could help cure us all

The main ways of treating Dido’s cancer are the same as they were half a century ago. Dido started with chemotherapy. Invented more than 60 years ago, chemotherapy is usually clumsy, frequently has horrific side effects and is sometimes fatal. I started to look for something better. A team at Uppsala University in Sweden had published pre-clinical data in international, peer-reviewed journals of a startling new drug that caused tumours in mice to melt away. That doesn’t mean much in itself – kitchen bleach has the same effect –Source: http://telegraph.feedsportal.com/c/32726/f/568308/s/3fdbaa2c/sc/8/l/0L0Stelegraph0O0Chealth0C111891630CHow0Ethe0Ewealthy0Epaying0Eto0Ebe0Eguinea0Epigs0Eini0Eclinical0Etrials0Ecould0Ehelp0Ecure0Eus0Eall0Bhtml/story01.htm

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Posted by Gilbert - October 27, 2014 at 8:46 am

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How well do you know Guinea pigs?

How well do you know Guinea pigs. Answer these few simple questions and find out. Just for fun 3 Please comment your results. x LINK : How well do you know Guinea pigs? View photo . Guinea pigs Source: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/well-know-guinea-pigs-183839078.html

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Posted by Gilbert - October 25, 2014 at 8:15 am

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Rabbi to lead blessing of pets at SPCA

Calling all dogs, cats and guinea pigs: Come forward and be blessed. Rabbi Camille Angel of Congregation Sha’ar Zahav will be on hand during the San Francisco SPCA’s upcoming “adoptathon” weekend to bless pets brought by members of the community. This is the second year Sha’ar Zahav has held an event to bless pets. At last year’s event in Dolores Park — timed with the reading ofSource: http://www.jweekly.com/article/full/73008/rabbi-to-lead-blessing-of-pets-at-spca

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Posted by Gilbert - October 24, 2014 at 7:45 am

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Celtics, Nets play guinea pigs; experimental 44-minute game a success

  Jared Sullinger took a glance at the game clock and thought something must be wrong. With fewer than six minutes left in the first quarter, he was still in the game. There was a good reason he hadn’t been subbed out yet, though. In an experimental 44-minute preseason game, Sullinger had 21 points and 19 rebounds to help the Boston Celtics beat the Brooklyn Nets 95-90 on Sunday. “I’m so used to seeing 12 (minutes) and I looked up and I saw 5-something on the clock. I’m like, man, normally I come out at the 7-minute mark,” Sullinger said. “They said, `No, it’sSource: http://www.foxsports.com/nba/story/celtics-95-nets-90-44-minute-clock-experiment-jared-sullinger-21-points-19-rebounds-101914

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Posted by Gilbert - October 20, 2014 at 7:00 am

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Technology gets younger: Orchard View Middle School introduces new robotics class to eighth-graders

MUSKEGON, MI — A select few eighth-grade students were given the opportunity to be guinea pigs for a class at Orchard View Middle School that began in the 2014 fall semester. The class, which is being called Robotics, was brought to Orchard View to combine the regular subjects of science and mathematics, as well as the aspects of technology and engineering (STEM). In the class, students are taught to build and program robots to complete the simplest of tasks – such as completing a figure 8. Jamie Daugherty, curriculum director at Orchard View Middle School, said they were searching for classes toSource: http://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/index.ssf/2014/10/mr_roboto_orchard_view_middle.html

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Posted by Gilbert - October 19, 2014 at 7:00 am

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Sideswipe: October 15: It's the thought that counts

It’s the thought that counts. Cakewreck (via Reddit). Confessions of a creche cleaner“I recently took on a job cleaning for a daycare on my street,” writes Carol. “The animal-friendly place has a duck, a rabbit, guinea pigs and frogs. The kids have named them and have a close bond with all the critters. On my first day I was vacuuming and noticed a big dust bunny in the corner. I sucked it up and carried on with my remaining jobs, locked up and went home. Lying in bed I couldn’t sleep – the giant dustSource: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11342959&ref=rss

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Posted by Gilbert - October 17, 2014 at 6:46 am

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Would you accept £3,750 to trial one drug?

Pharmaceutical companies and universities will pay thousands of pounds to human ‘guinea pigs’ prepared to trial treatments: we explain the pay, commitment and risks Here’s an offer: £3,750 cash for zero effort. And you get free meals for a week plus a room with wireless internet, video games and DVDs, thrown in. Sound tempting? The only catch is you will need to take a drug that hasn’t yet been deemed safe for people to use. You’ll be given a drug, vaccine or diagnostic treatment that has probably only been taken previouslySource: http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/accept-3-750-trial-one-122050604.html

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Posted by Gilbert - October 16, 2014 at 6:40 am

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Did Byculla Zoo make guinea pigs of tigers and deer?

A screenshot from Dr Tripathi’s dissertation captioned, ‘Administration of Xylazine and Ketamine anaesthesia by intra-muscular route in the thigh region’ A Kharghar-based wildlife trust has complained to the Central Zoo Authority (CZA) about veterinary students carrying out a research on two Royal Bengal tigers and 12 deerSource: http://www.dnaindia.com/mumbai/report-did-byculla-zoo-make-guinea-pigs-of-tigers-and-deer-2026189

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Posted by Gilbert - October 15, 2014 at 6:30 am

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