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Thomas Jefferson Mac and Cheese

It was Thomas Jefferson was a serious foodie, who introduced America to waffles, Mac and cheese, Parmesan, olive oil, and champagne.

Today is Thomas Jefferson’s birthday, and what might the president, on his special day, have had to eat? And the meal may have been polished off with ice cream, pastry, pudding, or crème brûlée, and followed up with an after-dinner glass of Madeira, which Jefferson believed was good for the health. Though common dogma holds …

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Male black-widow spiders tend to select their mates by determining if the female has eaten already to avoid being eaten themselves.

Latrodectus is a broadly distributed genus of spiders, which is composed of both black widow spiders and brown widow spiders.[3][4][5][6] A member of the Theridiidae family, this genus contains 31 species,[2] including the North American black widows (L. Female widow spiders are typically dark brown or a shiny black in colour when they are full …

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Grasping ice has been found to be helpful for clients who have tendencies toward self-harm. The ice allows for a physiological stimuli or shock to the body that engages sensation centers in the brain similar to those engaged in cutting, burning, etc.

Although my five-phase model is based in foundational counseling theories and skills, I offer it here as one guide for counseling clients who have experienced sexual assault. The amount of time spent in this phase typically ranges from one to three sessions depending on the client’s trauma history, presentation and comfort with therapy, and assessment …

Grasping ice has been found to be helpful for clients who have tendencies toward self-harm. The ice allows for a physiological stimuli or shock to the body that engages sensation centers in the brain similar to those engaged in cutting, burning, etc. Read More »

California Governor Leland Stanford Sr. lost his only child to Typhoid. Because of this Stanford Sr. decided to honour his dead son by spending his fortune to build Stanford University, telling his wife that “the children of California shall be our children”.

Leland Stanford Jr. Stanford University[edit] [edit] Leland Stanford Jr. at Find a Grave Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leland_Stanford_Jr. Leland Stanford Jr. Leland Stanford’s death mask on display at the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts Leland Stanford Jr. (May 14, 1868 – March 13, 1884), known as Leland DeWitt Stanford until age nine,[1] is the …

California Governor Leland Stanford Sr. lost his only child to Typhoid. Because of this Stanford Sr. decided to honour his dead son by spending his fortune to build Stanford University, telling his wife that “the children of California shall be our children”. Read More »

In 1920s Paris, James Joyce would get drunk, start fights, and then hide behind Ernest Hemingway for protection, screaming, “Deal with him, Hemingway!”

Published in the 1634 book A General History of Ireland by Geoffrey Keating, and Patrick Weston Joyce’s A History of Ireland in 1880, it was widely known. Two of the earliest and most influential vampire novels were written by Irishmen – Sheridan Le Fanu’s Carmilla, as well as Stoker’s classic – suggesting that local legend …

In 1920s Paris, James Joyce would get drunk, start fights, and then hide behind Ernest Hemingway for protection, screaming, “Deal with him, Hemingway!” Read More »

After Robin Williams’ death, Disney wanted to make a new Aladdin movie featuring Williams’ unused Genie outtakes from the previous films. However, this was forbidden by a special clause in Williams’ will, leading to Disney scrapping their plans.

A former Disney executive revealed that enough of the actor’s lines from the original 1991 recording sessions wound up on the cutting-room floor for the company to use them and make a fourth installment of the “Aladdin” franchise, according to the Times of London. Three movies that were filmed before the Oscar-wining actor’s death — …

After Robin Williams’ death, Disney wanted to make a new Aladdin movie featuring Williams’ unused Genie outtakes from the previous films. However, this was forbidden by a special clause in Williams’ will, leading to Disney scrapping their plans. Read More »

The pirate Benjamin Hornigold once raided a merchant ship just to steal the hats from the ship’s crew because his crew had gotten too drunk the night before and had thrown their hats overboard.

The hat-hungry Hornigold In 1717, Hornigold hunted down a merchant ship off the coast of Honduras. When they boarded the ship, Hornigold explained that he and his crew had gotten wasted the night before and thrown their hats into the sea. Hornigold organized small raids, using sailing canoes and a small ship to attack larger …

The pirate Benjamin Hornigold once raided a merchant ship just to steal the hats from the ship’s crew because his crew had gotten too drunk the night before and had thrown their hats overboard. Read More »

Unborn Babies in the Womb can Taste Flavours such as Garlic, Carrots, or Vanilla in their Amniotic Fluid, which Can Affect What They Will Enjoy Eating.

That fluid surrounding the baby is actually flavored by the foods and beverages the mother has eaten in the last few hours. “Things like vanilla, carrot, garlic, anise, mint — these are some of the flavors that have been shown to be transmitted to amniotic fluid or mother’s milk,” says Julie Mennella, who studies taste …

Unborn Babies in the Womb can Taste Flavours such as Garlic, Carrots, or Vanilla in their Amniotic Fluid, which Can Affect What They Will Enjoy Eating. Read More »

After their bomber crashed in Japan in 1945, eight American Airmen were taken to Kyushu University Medical School and dissected alive.

Bob Bruner was a teen when he learned the word “vivisection.” Now a Japanese museum is shedding light on the monstrous wartime experiments on his grandfather and seven other U.S. POWs. Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast From Japan comes word of a university medical museum with a new exhibit detailing vivisections conducted at the …

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The bailiff on Judge Judy makes $1 million a year

Judith Sheindlin earns a whopping $47 million annually for presiding over the hit CBS-distributed syndicated court show, now in its 21st season. “Judge Judy” averages 10.3 million viewers a week, making it the most-watched national program in daytime TV. “Judge Judy” hit its peak in terms of revenue about a decade ago, when it first …

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