Wednesday: September 2, 2009
- Turns out that sixty percent of adults can't digest milk.
Being able to digest milk is so strange that scientists say we shouldn't really call lactose intolerance a disease, because that presumes it's abnormal. Instead, they call it lactase persistence, indicating what's really weird is the ability to continue to drink milk.
Tuesday: November 8, 2011
- Daily Grind: Ebullient
Name: Anthony (aka Alpha to an Ant)
How Anthony feels today: Ebullient @ 3:31:44 PM
What Anthony really wants today: To go to sleep as its after 11pm where I am right now. Can I say what I want for tomorrow?
Music Stuck in Head: Jeremy Enigk - Been Here Before
Its the lead singer of Sunny Day Real Estate doing solo work where he plays almost every instrument himself, composes everything... Its beautiful stuff. This guy is a hero of mine
Stuff to do today:
- play around with base64 encoded images
- prove that sprites are still more efficient than base64 from a page performnace perspective
- avoid meetings in NY office because I am 7 hours ahead
- Joke that i living in the future to my friends in NY
- Learn more about Microformats and create a plan to implement some updates to current ones on our websites
- Eat dinner with great friends in Romania
- Help my best friend Vin test the new GLM multi user system
- Post this as a test
- Go to sleep
Tuesday: July 26, 2011
- McDonald's takes a stab at making Happy Meals a healthier option.
And just how will McDonald's pull off this healthy task you ask? By shrinking the size of the french fries portion that comes with the meal, of course. And believe it or not, the fast food chain even toyed with removing french fries all together from Happy Meals. According to the LA Times, families in this test group rebelled (non-violently) against this idea. Take that, healthly diet!
Posted to Weekdaily filed in Food @ 2:47 PM | Tags (8) | happymeal | mcdonalds | latimes | healthy | fries | calories | food | diet | | Discuss (0) | Share | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin
Monday: July 11, 2011
- Thirteen of the world's greenest restaurants for you green foodie enthusiasts out there.
Leaving this here for those of you looking for some travel inspiration and/or food for thought (if any of these joints happen to be in your neighborhood). Unfortunatly the closest one to my neighborhood happens to be a couple states away over in Nebraska. Although if I had my way I'd probably pay a vist to the solar-powered Burger King for giggles.
Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 9:33 AM | Tags (9) | burgerking | eats | eco-friendly | foods | greenest | restaurants | solar | travel | webecoist | | Discuss (0) | Share | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin
Friday: July 8, 2011
- A list of ten bizarre candies up for sale at your local dollar store. Gummy Rats anyone?
I don't know what's so bizarre about this list of delicious treats from Cafe Society. I mean who wouldn't want to eat a marshmallow-fluff-type-substance in a tube with a picture of a gorilla on it? At least the fluff comes out from the top of the tube and not the bottom (not sure if this is the case upon further inspection). Bonus: panda flavor available as well.
Posted to Weekdaily filed in Food @ 1:45 PM | Tags (9) | bizarre | cafesociety | candies | candy | dollar | fluff | gorilla | gummy | panda | | Discuss (0) | Share | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin
Monday: May 17, 2010
- Apple beats out Whole Foods and Nordstrom for best shopper experience title.
Factors that contribute to a good shopping experience, according to the survey, include having customer-centric store design, maintaining shopper history data, creating ambiance, and carrying and displaying a well-organized, 'rationalized' product assortment.
Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:00 AM | Tags (14) | ambiance | apple | ars | assortment | design | experience | history | nordstrom | product | shopper | store | survey | technica | wholefoods | | Discuss (0) | Share | facebook | twitter | 25 Clicks | Posted by Vin
Tuesday: May 11, 2010
- Experts figure out that eating more nuts is key to lowering your cholesterol.
It is not yet clear why nuts have this effect, although one suggestion is that it is down to the plant sterols they contain, which are thought to interfere with cholesterol absorption. Lead researcher Joan Sabate said increasing nut consumption as part of a healthy diet should be recommended.
Posted to Weekdaily filed in Health @ 9:56 AM | Tags (8) | health | nuts | cholesterol | bbc | absorption | sterols | food | eats | | Discuss (0) | Share | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin
Friday: April 9, 2010
- Always wondered what America's top fifty franchises are? Wonder no more.
Wow, look at all those orange slices. If you're thinking that McDonald's is the top American franchise, your close - but try again. I'll give you a hint: their best-selling product rhymes with Shmurpee.
Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 6:39 AM | Tags (10) | america | auto | beverage | fifty | food | franchises | hospitality | services | slurpee | top | | Discuss (0) | Share | facebook | twitter | 45 Clicks | Posted by Vin
Tuesday: April 6, 2010
- Edible architecture through the delicious eye of Photoshop.
Yet another quality Photoshop contest from the folks at Worth1000.com. Be warned, viewing some of the submissions in this post may cause hunger pangs and/or a strange desire to go play Candyland. Now exit my burger hole.
Posted to Weekdaily filed in Photoshop @ 6:50 AM | Tags (8) | architecture | contest | edible | food | manipulation | photoshop | theme | worth1000 | | Discuss (0) | Share | facebook | twitter | 66 Clicks | Posted by Vin
Wednesday: March 17, 2010
- Want a new way to get your coffee fix on? Try inhaling it.
First there was the chocolate aerosol that gave chocoholics all the flavour without the calories of their favourite snack. Now the same scientists have come up with the coffee spray that gives you as much caffeine as found in one single espresso.
Posted to Weekdaily filed in Food @ 2:41 PM | Tags (8) | coffee | breath | whiff | caffeine | lewhif | lungs | dailymail | espresso | | Discuss (0) | Share | facebook | twitter | 21 Clicks | Posted by Vin
Tuesday: March 2, 2010
- A handy tutorial on how to make your very own homemade Orangina-type beverage.
Your homemade beverage of choice doesn't neccesarily have to be of the orange variety. The tutorial also encourages experimentation with other fruit juices, if you're into that sort of thing.
Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 6:51 AM | Tags (8) | food | beverage | orangina | wikihow | tutorial | soda | co2 | howto | | Discuss (2) | Share | facebook | twitter | 90 Clicks | Posted by Vin