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bgz Offline
#501 Posted:
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Someone send this guy a trump bobblehead for his efforts.
8trackdisco Offline
#502 Posted:
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BuckyB93 wrote:
Knowledge recently Acquired: Cape Cod Cranberry Dry soda is pretty good (its a regional soft drink from Polar Beverages). Making a gallon of cranberry juice takes about 4,400 cranberries.

Knowledge not recently acquired
: WI produces more than half of the worlds cranberries.

"At 4.64 million barrels [in 2021], Wisconsin cranberry production blew the No. 2 state out of the water: Massachusetts with 2.055 million barrels."

https://www.jsonline.com/story/life/food/2021/09/14/fun-facts-cranberries-wisconsin-worlds-top-producer/5713336001/

Maybe we should retire the cheese head moniker and replace it with Cran Heads. Cranberry infused cheese... I think we have a thing here, just need some venture capitol money to get it the ball rolling.


Yup. Already have it. 25 minutes south of me. One of the two top cheese factories in NE Wisconsin.

https://simonscheese.com/products/cranberry-white-cheddar?_pos=1&_sid=520644214&_ss=r
deadeyedick Offline
#503 Posted:
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The average American male waistline has grown 5” since 1960 from 35 to 40.2 and average female 7”.

Buncha fat bassturds!
MACS Offline
#504 Posted:
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Coca Cola buys more sugar than any other company in the world.
Sunoverbeach Offline
#505 Posted:
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Woo hoo! I'm still under average!
8trackdisco Offline
#506 Posted:
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Apple pie isn’t American.

The next time you call something "as American as apple pie," you might want to consider the fact that neither apple pies nor apples originally came from America. Apples are in fact native to Asia, and the first recorded recipe for apple pie was actually written in England.
Sunoverbeach Offline
#507 Posted:
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Recently?!? This knowledge was imparted to you about a month ago.
Sunoverbeach wrote:
American as apple pie?

Turns out apples are actually native to Asia, and the first known apple pie recipe was written in England

Nobody ever listens to me Brick wall
8trackdisco Offline
#508 Posted:
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Sunoverbeach wrote:
Recently?!? This knowledge was imparted to you about a month ago.

Nobody ever listens to me Brick wall


Whoops sorry about that.
Are you new here?
8trackdisco Offline
#509 Posted:
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You can hear a blue whale's heartbeat from more than 2 miles away.
The world's largest animal's heart weighs about 400 pounds — approximately the size of a small piano.
Sunoverbeach Offline
#510 Posted:
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Better

New? Yes. I just rolled in to see if someone could help me with an order that's showing processing
MACS Offline
#511 Posted:
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Sunoverbeach wrote:
Woo hoo! I'm still under average!


Me, too. Joined the Navy it was 32. Still got room in my 36's for a little expansion. fog
Gene363 Offline
#512 Posted:
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Georgia is called the Peach State, but South Carolina produces more peaches than Georgia.

Not much on fresh peaches, but peach pie is fantastic.
Sunoverbeach Offline
#513 Posted:
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K.I.T.T. from Knight Rider (the super pursuit mode anyway) was a George Barris creation. Shoulda oughtta known this, but didn't
Sunoverbeach Offline
#514 Posted:
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Also learned the phrase "Don't mess with Texas" was an anti litter campaign from the 80s originally
dkeage Offline
#515 Posted:
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Sunoverbeach wrote:
Also learned the phrase "Don't mess with Texas" was an anti litter campaign from the 80s originally


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UeJ5wmXW6k
Sunoverbeach Offline
#516 Posted:
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They didn't air that one 'round Columbus parts
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#517 Posted:
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the #1 apple producing state?

Washington

"...nearly 75% of fresh apples and 45% of processed apples that the country is expected to produce in the 2021/2022 harvest year will come from Washington."
"roughly 10 to 12 billion apples are harvested, all by hand to prevent bruising, for Washington's largest agricultural crop."
- from TastingTable.com


actually, I did get the correct answer of the multiple choices, but those numbahs blew me away.
8trackdisco Offline
#518 Posted:
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frankj1 wrote:
the #1 apple producing state?

Washington

"...nearly 75% of fresh apples and 45% of processed apples that the country is expected to produce in the 2021/2022 harvest year will come from Washington."
"roughly 10 to 12 billion apples are harvested, all by hand to prevent bruising, for Washington's largest agricultural crop."
- from TastingTable.com


actually, I did get the correct answer of the multiple choices, but those numbahs blew me away.


Source, Arial America?
MACS Offline
#519 Posted:
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8trackdisco wrote:
Source, Aerial America?

FIFY
CelticBomber Offline
#520 Posted:
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My cat Milo can eat 5 jumbo shrimp before passing out. Just learned this an hour ago. It was glorious to behold.
8trackdisco Offline
#521 Posted:
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MACS wrote:
FIFY


…. (Blush) … Thanks.
delta1 Offline
#522 Posted:
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deadeyedick wrote:
The average American male waistline has grown 5” since 1960 from 35 to 40.2 and average female 7”.

Buncha fat bassturds!


on a good day, I'm below the 1960 average... but AB, all bets are off
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#523 Posted:
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Kauai is the oldest of the Hawaiian Islands...the Big Island is the youngest...

the next Hawaiian Island, located about 20 miles south of Hawaii, will be called Lo'ihi and will appear within 100,000 years
8trackdisco Offline
#524 Posted:
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New Orleans over Chicago in an upset.

N.O. is now the City Homicide capital of the country per capita.
52 murders per 100,000 residents.
Chicago, only 18 murders per 100k.
Even St. Louis is beating Chicago @ 45 per 100k.

Will come up with a more uplifting KRA content.
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#525 Posted:
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delta1 wrote:
on a good day, I'm below the 1960 average... but AB, all bets are off


Almost +1.

Couple inches under the new normal but I’ve been known to put on weight rather easily.
Palama Offline
#526 Posted:
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delta1 wrote:
Kaua is the oldest of the Hawaiian Islands...the Big Island is the youngest...

the next Hawaiian Island, located about 20 miles south of Hawaii, will be called Lo'ihi and will appear within 100,000 years


I’ll keep my eyes open for it. jester
Sunoverbeach Offline
#527 Posted:
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Buy now! Get in on the sea floor! Guaranteed positive return on investment.... eventually
HockeyDad Offline
#528 Posted:
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It’s an up and coming area.
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#529 Posted:
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8trackdisco wrote:
Apple pie isn’t American.

The next time you call something "as American as apple pie," you might want to consider the fact that neither apple pies nor apples originally came from America. Apples are in fact native to Asia, and the first recorded recipe for apple pie was actually written in England.


My grandparents, immigrants from Holland, loved apple pie. But they would put a slice of cheese on it. It's surprisingly good, but it sounds weird.
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#530 Posted:
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8trackdisco wrote:
What is the danger of a license plate frame? I’m sure it is to keep you SAAAAAAFE. But how?


My wife's car got rear ended for a fourth time by an Amazon delivery girl in a personal vehicle. She had hex head bolts holding the license plate frame on the front bumper, didn't put the car in park, and it rolled into the civic ever so gently. Would've been a nothing without those bolts. Even round headed phillips screws would've been fine. But it looked like she just used what was in the garage. Anyway, one of the bolt heads punctured the plastic bumper cover. And I've been dealing with this for a month with three different insurance companies.
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#531 Posted:
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danmdevries wrote:
My grandparents, immigrants from Holland, loved apple pie. But they would put a slice of cheese on it. It's surprisingly good, but it sounds weird.


A place in town called Mags Ham Bun is locally famous for their hot apple pie topped with cheese. They have been in business for something close to 60 years.
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#532 Posted:
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The easiest way to find authentic Chinese food is to go on Yelp and look for restaurants with three and a half stars. Exactly three and a half — not three, not four. Three and a half stars is the sweet spot for authentic Chinese food.

This works best in major metropolitan areas.
Gene363 Offline
#533 Posted:
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Palama wrote:
I’ll keep my eyes open for it. jester


A patient man indeed.
Palama Offline
#534 Posted:
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Gene363 wrote:
A patient man indeed.


Yah, retired now so a little more time on my hands these days.... Sipping tea
Gene363 Offline
#535 Posted:
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Palama wrote:
Yah, retired now so a little more time on my hands these days.... Sipping tea


Me too, except in traffic. fog BigGrin
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#536 Posted:
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went to Costco...had apples on the list...wth?...10 different varieties...went with Honey Crisp

there are 100 different varieties of apples grown commercially in the U.S.

there are 7,500 varieties of apples grown throughout the world...
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#537 Posted:
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HockeyDad wrote:
The easiest way to find authentic Chinese food is to go on Yelp and look for restaurants with three and a half stars. Exactly three and a half — not three, not four. Three and a half stars is the sweet spot for authentic Chinese food.

This works best in major metropolitan areas.



hmmmm...what is the sweet spot of stars in Yelp for best Mexican restaurants in the area?

years ago, I went to a Mexican place that was rated by Yelp as the best in the town (Escondido)...my friend, Charlie, (RIP) a Mexican, said don't bother with Yelp, just look for the Mexican restaurant that is crowded with Mexican diners...he said the first clue is a parking lot full of older American cars...then look for Mexicans leaving with bags in their hands...and a few waiting outside...

we went to that Yelp restaurant, half empty parking lot with more newer Japanese cars...mostly Gringo diners...place sucked...
Palama Offline
#538 Posted:
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delta1 wrote:
hmmmm...what is the sweet spot of stars in Yelp for best Mexican restaurants in the area?

years ago, I went to a Mexican place that was rated by Yelp as the best in the town (Escondido)...my friend, Charlie, (RIP) a Mexican, said don't bother with Yelp, just look for the Mexican restaurant that is crowded with Mexican diners...he said the first clue is a parking lot full of older American cars...then look for Mexicans leaving with bags in their hands...and a few waiting outside...

we went to that Yelp restaurant, half empty parking lot with more newer Japanese cars...mostly Gringo diners...place sucked...


Same with going to a sushi bar / Japanese restaurant. Iffin' I don't see a good amount of Nihonjin, then I don't expect great sushi or authentic Japanese dishes.
Gene363 Offline
#539 Posted:
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delta1 wrote:
hmmmm...what is the sweet spot of stars in Yelp for best Mexican restaurants in the area?

years ago, I went to a Mexican place that was rated by Yelp as the best in the town (Escondido)...my friend, Charlie, (RIP) a Mexican, said don't bother with Yelp, just look for the Mexican restaurant that is crowded with Mexican diners...he said the first clue is a parking lot full of older American cars...then look for Mexicans leaving with bags in their hands...and a few waiting outside...

we went to that Yelp restaurant, half empty parking lot with more newer Japanese cars...mostly Gringo diners...place sucked...


Yup, Charlie (RIP) was correct. My favorite Mexican place is full of brown local construction crews at lunchtime. When some people I've taken there say, "Are we OK here?" I just laugh and say sure, later they are raving about the food.
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#540 Posted:
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delta1 wrote:
went to Costco...had apples on the list...wth?...10 different varieties...went with Honey Crisp

there are 100 different varieties of apples grown commercially in the U.S.

there are 7,500 varieties of apples grown throughout the world...


Yep, it's apple season. My Wally Wold has lot's of varieties. When I see one that I don't know, I google them because there are new strains that come and go that I'm not familiar with.

Can't go wrong with Honey Crisp for an eatin' apple. You can cook/bake with them but for baking, I tend to chose ones on the tart side. White or brown sugar is part of most recipes so tart apples help achieve the middle ground. Need firm apples that will stand up to baking temps. I don't like mushy apples, I like them crisp and snappy.

Granny Smith are usually available year round. A new one I saw last year is the Pink Lady. It's thought to be a cross breed of Golden Delicious (sweet) and Lady Williams (sweet and tart). The origin of a Lady Williams side is unknown but they think it was a natural cross breed of Granny Smith.

My favorite for snacking is the Cosmic Crisp. A cross breed between Honey Crisp (sweet) and Enterprise (long shelf life and disease resistant).
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#541 Posted:
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For cooking I like the Granny Smiths. For eating I'm a fan of Fujis.
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Jimi Hendrix was in the Army. Part of the 101st Airborne Screaming Eagles.
Was in for a year and got a general discharge under honorable conditions.
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#543 Posted:
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delta1 wrote:
hmmmm...what is the sweet spot of stars in Yelp for best Mexican restaurants in the area?

years ago, I went to a Mexican place that was rated by Yelp as the best in the town (Escondido)...my friend, Charlie, (RIP) a Mexican, said don't bother with Yelp, just look for the Mexican restaurant that is crowded with Mexican diners...he said the first clue is a parking lot full of older American cars...then look for Mexicans leaving with bags in their hands...and a few waiting outside...

we went to that Yelp restaurant, half empty parking lot with more newer Japanese cars...mostly Gringo diners...place sucked...


I’ve always gone by the theory that if I’m the only whitey in the place, it’s good and authentic.

The theory on picking authentic Chinese restaurants came from some video that started off with the fact that Yelp reviewers are just awful people. They trash restaurants for poor service and disregard great food and this downgraded the overall rating.
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#544 Posted:
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HockeyDad wrote:
It’s just disrespectful to prolong an old 500 thread.



I just learned that.


Frying pan
deadeyedick Offline
#545 Posted:
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By replacing your potato chips with grapefruit as a snack you can lose up to 90% of what little joy you still have left in your life.
Sunoverbeach Offline
#546 Posted:
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I think I knew that
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#547 Posted:
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3.5 stars is the sweet spot for Chinese restaurants. Any lower is bad food, and higher is gonna be decent food but great service. 3.5 or close to is gonna be great authentic food and mediocre service which is actually how service is done where they came from. We have a different mind set here for service that we come to expect and people give bad reviews for it. The food will get 5 stars and the service will get much less stars and why 3.5 evens out to be the sweet spot for authentic good Chinese food.
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#548 Posted:
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deadeyedick wrote:
By replacing your potato chips with grapefruit as a snack you can lose up to 90% of what little joy you still have left in your life.


I am grateful that grapefruit is incompatible with my blood pressure med, so potato chips remain high on my list of snack foods...which prolly splains my elevated blood pressure...
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#549 Posted:
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Not exactly recent knowledge, but I was amazed at the number of drugs grapefruit can mess with
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A wolf can bite 5 times stronger than that of a pit bull.
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