Tests Show Most Store Honey Isn’t Honey:
More than three-fourths of the honey sold in U.S. grocery stores isn’t exactly what the bees produce, according to testing done exclusively for Food Safety News.
The results show that the pollen frequently has been filtered out of products labeled “honey.” The removal of these microscopic particles from deep within a flower would make the nectar flunk the quality standards set by most of the world’s food safety agencies.
The food safety divisions of the World Health Organization, the European Commission and dozens of others also have ruled that without pollen there is no way to determine whether the honey came from legitimate and safe sources.
london, paris, lyon, montreal, toronto. you all have bike share. high five. 1,000 bikes here, 2,000 in another city. one might even have 8,000. that’s cool. but hangzhou has 50,000 and they’re not stopping. predictions call for 175,000 bikes by 2020.
World’s worst carbon polluters by nation, and per capita.
The big carbon folks like China and the USA don’t look so bad when you realize how many people live there. Gibraltar on the other hand …
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san francisco streetcar tracks
3.5 days of nonstop construction
15 stories in 6 days
new york city
various nyc locations
2.5 years in 2.5 minutes
bored by winter? want a new way to celebrate the season of cold? try setting the guiness book of world records for longest time emerged in ice cubes (currently 2 hours). i guess if you’re going to freeze yourself to near death why not choose to do so in an awesome snow-covered mountain range? these guys did. in a box. in ice. in a pair of shorts.
on the upside, after doing that i can’t imagine ever being cold ever again.