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Tuesday: September 29, 2009

Want to be a professional eater? Try eating thrity-three burritos in ten minutes.Want to be a professional eater? Try eating thrity-three burritos in ten minutes.

Major League Eating's top-ranked eater is Joey Chestnut, and the 42-year-old Shoudt recently defeated the world champion at a chili spaghetti eating contest.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Food @ 8:02 AM | Tags (5) | food | eater | professional | burritos | usatoday |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 24, 2009

Want to know the furthest distance between two McDonald's joints?Want to know the furthest distance between two McDonald's joints?

...McDonald’s cluster at the population centers and hug the highway grid.  East of the Mississippi, there’s wall-to-wall coverage, except for a handful of meager gaps centered on the Adirondacks, inland Maine, the Everglades, and outlying West Virginia.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 3:30 PM | Tags (9) | mcdonalds | fastfood | distance | points | visualization | food | data | highways | coverage |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 101 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: September 21, 2009

Twenty-five images recreated using food as the primary canvas.Twenty-five images recreated using food as the primary canvas.

Nothing screams fine art to me like the Mona Lisa done entirely in cabbage. Now I'm hungry.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Artsy @ 4:43 PM | Tags (6) | artsy | bacon | food | fruit | images | pictures |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 23 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 17, 2009

Fifty of the world's best foods and where you can actually eat them.Fifty of the world's best foods and where you can actually eat them.

The world's best Texas barbecue happens to be in Texas. Who knew?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Food @ 7:21 AM | Tags (4) | food | best | world | guardian |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 50 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 2, 2009

Turns out that sixty percent of adults can't digest milk.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.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Food @ 7:34 AM | Tags (5) | digestion | milk | adults | lactose | food |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 31, 2009

You'll be seeing a lot more of The Beatles at certain stores in the coming weeks.You'll be seeing a lot more of The Beatles at certain stores in the coming weeks.

It will be hard to miss the push this fall as Restoration Hardware, Starbucks, Whole Foods, Ralph’s, Pathmark, 7-Eleven and Blockbuster all promote the CD collection.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Music @ 8:11 AM | Tags (6) | 711 | beatles | marketing | music | remastered | wholefoods |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 27, 2009

Fifteen Latin American fruits to surprise your palate.Fifteen Latin American fruits to surprise your palate.

A fun read for anyone who watches too much Food Network (like myself). Also, meet the first entry in GLM's newly added food category. Woohoo!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Food @ 3:04 PM | Tags (4) | palate | food | latin | surprise |  | Discuss (2) |  | facebook | twitter | 22 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Dunkin' Donuts to introduce some toffee with your coffee. Yum.Dunkin' Donuts to introduce some toffee with your coffee. Yum.

Jeff Hager of Hoover, Ala., had won top honors for 'Toffee for Your Coffee,' which is described as 'a sour cream cake donut topped with glaze and chopped Heath Bar' bits.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 8:10 AM | Tags (6) | donuts | coffee | food | toffee | bakeoff | creative |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Twenty pictures of nerdy cupcakes for your viewing pleasure.Twenty pictures of nerdy cupcakes for your viewing pleasure.

When geeks put their minds to it, they can make some awesome desserts.  From gross goatse cookies to deliciously disastrous wedding cakes, nerds know how to create a memorable pastry.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 7:25 AM | Tags (5) | nerdy | cupcakes | food | neat | geekpadshow |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 32 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: August 14, 2009

Fifty amazing ramen noodle recipes just for you.Fifty amazing ramen noodle recipes just for you.

I was never into the whole ramen thing in college, maybe these recipes would've helped.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Fun @ 9:12 AM | Tags (5) | ramen | noodles | food | college | recipes |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 164 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 10, 2009

McDonald's seems to be doing quite well selling fancy coffee.McDonald's seems to be doing quite well selling fancy coffee.

A national advertising campaign started in May helped lift McCafe espresso-based drinks to about 5 percent of total sales in the U.S. Low-priced menu items drove sales in the U.K. and France, and longer store hours boosted demand in Australia, McDonald’s said.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 1:36 PM | Tags (7) | food | fast | coffee | mcdonalds | mccafe | espresso | profits |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 10, 2009

A handy list of the healthiest foods on Earth just for you.A handy list of the healthiest foods on Earth just for you.

Mmmm.... beans.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Life @ 2:04 PM | Tags (5) | earth | foods | forbes | healthy | nutrition |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 60 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 6, 2009

Soon you'll be able to grab a Big Mac while charging your electric car.Soon you'll be able to grab a Big Mac while charging your electric car.

...a new North Carolina McDonald's will include electric vehicle (EV) recharging stations, part of the ChargePoint network. While you stuff your face, your car could be stuffing its battery.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 3:15 PM | Tags (6) | mcdonalds | environment | electric | cars | vehicle | fastfood |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Seven summer foods you don't want to miss.Seven summer foods you don't want to miss.

Nothing screams summer like a good eggplant.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 11:03 AM | Tags (6) | food | summer | nutrition | eggplants | fruits | veggies |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 18 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Saturday: June 20, 2009

Your cookie dough may come with a free helping of E. Coli.Your cookie dough may come with a free helping of E. Coli.

As always, Nestle advises that you do not eat rough cookie dough. Your mother advises this as well. You'll get worms!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 11:34 AM | Tags (4) | bacteria | ecoli | food | nestle |  | Discuss (3) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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