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Insects Offer Solutions To Fight Hunger And Pollution

The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization recently published data and information making a case to consider bugs and insects as a viable source of protein to help aid in world hunger and pollution. Third-world and other less developed countries already integrate insects into their daily diet and the Rome-based FAO believes that developed countries should follow suit. Does that simply mean you’d be eating crickets on your pancakes in the morning and beetles in your burger in the evening? Well…yes, and no. How exactly does this all work? It’s a very complex and global process, so let’s start with the simple nutritional aspect of the issue. Gram-per-gram, edible insects… Read More

Saving The Bees: How EU’s Pesticide Ban Affects The US

Pollination plays a crucial role in food production, which means that bees are intricately tied to the success of the process. Over the last decade, however, concern for these small pests has grown increasingly urgent, as bee colonies continue to see huge hive losses. The EU took action recently decided to ban neonicotinoids, the most popular insecticide in the world, for two years. Many believe that neonicotinoids are linked to the hive losses, including the European Food Safety Agency. Beekeepers, charged with the task of moving hives into California to fertilize almond trees this year, scrambled to make that process happen. The situation on the west coast highlighted an issue that… Read More

Could Bees Hold The Cure To HIV?

A recent study by St. Louis’ Washington University School of Medicine has indicated that we are one step closer to a cure for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). This news gives hope to the 34 million people worldwide, who are currently living with HIV or AIDS. Bee Venom Can Destroy HIV A study conducted at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and published in the journal Antiviral Therapy, claims that the common bee may be the answer to killing off HIV; the virus that leads to the development of AIDS. Bee venom carries a toxin called melittin, which has been proven to destroy the human immunodeficiency virus. The… Read More

Why Are Butterflies Disappearing?

When was the last time you saw a monarch butterfly? Think about it… You may be thinking for awhile. Growing up I used to watch in awe as these beautiful black and orange Monarch butterflies fluttered around my dad’s garden; and watched in amazement as they fed on my mom’s hummingbird feeder. I also remember growing them in elementary school, enjoying them develop from caterpillar to butterfly. I miss those days. Now that I’m grown I can’t remember the last time I saw one of these elegant creatures. The truth is, butterflies like the Monarch butterfly have seemingly become more and more rare across North America. Monarch butterfly numbers are… Read More

Spider Found In Oreo: Real Or Fake?

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WARNING! If you ever want to enjoy an Oreo cookie ever again, don’t read this article. Pictures have surfaced on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Tumbler of a spider that has allegedly been found inside of one of America’s favorite snacks… The Oreo Cookie! Spider Found Inside Oreo Cookie Photo Courtesy of Facebook The Oreo spider pictures come with the following caption: “This is why you always take Oreos apart before eating them, always. Now think of all the Oreos you’ve ever eaten foolishly.” After seeing the above picture, the public is left wondering if the Oreo was found this way by the consumer, or it was an easily replicated… Read More

Pests Caused The Super Bowl Power Outage?

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Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans was full of twists and turns as the Baltimore Ravens edged the San Francisco 49ers by a score of 34-31. One of the most memorable twists to the game happened to be when the power to half of Mercedes-Benz Superdome, including the scoreboard, went dark with 13:22 left in the third quarter. The game was literally stopped as the players, announcers, and fans where all left scratching their heads. After nearly 35 minutes of head scratching, wondering what had happened to the power, the game resumed. The San Francisco 49ers, who were down 28-6 just before the blackout, staged a monumental comeback, only to… Read More

Obama Gains Celebrity Status With Spider

Newly Discovered Spider Named After Obama President Barack Obama has earned an itsy-bitsy honor. Another cool quirk that comes with being the President of the United States… You get a spider named after you. After discovering 33 new species of spiders in the Southwestern United States, researches have named one after President Barack Obama. This news coming just days after our 44th U.S. President was named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year. The newly discovered species, which bears the commander in chief’s name, is called Aptostichus barackobamai. Good luck pronouncing that one, so we will just stick to calling the newly discovered spider the Barack Obama trapdoor spider. This spider… Read More

Toilet Spiders At Florida Olive Garden Deemed Hoax

Toilet Spiders Deemed Hoax  Here we go again. Social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Tumbler have been inundated as of late with reports of poisonous spiders biting people, as they sit on the toilet of all places, resulting in your eventual death. Here Is The Claim  NEW POISONOUS SPIDER IN THE UNITED STATES A spider bite…please read………… And you thought the brown recluse was bad! Three women in North Florida, turned up at hospitals over a 5-day period, all with the same symptoms. Fever, chills, and vomiting, followed by muscular collapse, paralysis, and finally, death. There were no outward signs of trauma. Autopsy results showed toxicity in the blood.… Read More

Ear Maggots- Woman Has 57 Maggots Removed

Imagine an excruciating burning and itching inside your ear. After three days of constant pain and ear tugging, you are shocked to discover a maggot crawling out of your ear; and the worst part… Not being able to tell anybody about it! That’s exactly what happened to 92 year old Catherine McCann of Arlington Heights, Illinois. 57 Maggots Found Living Inside Woman’s Ear CBS Chicago reports that 92 year old Catherine McCann was living in an Arlington Heights’ nursing home, and was unable to speak because her Alzheimer’s disease. While living in the $10,000 a month nursing home, the elderly woman had a fly crawl into her ear and lay… Read More

Satisfaction Guaranteed

The two most dangerous words in business are “satisfaction” and “guaranteed”. If you put them together you have a potentially very destructive policy. Using them lightly can be about the same as digging your own grave. Your epitaph would read something along the lines of “They guaranteed it. They couldn’t deliver”. As a business owner you are basically promising that your product or service is so good that if your customer is in any way dissatisfied they are entitled to complete retribution. It doesn’t even matter if the product or service actually worked. The dinner plate may have been cooked exactly to order, met every expectation, but the service may… Read More