Category Archives: Consumer Science!

Jesus Christ College Students, Don’t Pour Vodka in Your Eyes!

If you want to get drunk fast, just insert alcohol up your anus. (DON’T DO THIS EITHER). Please just sip vodka like humans. Just think What Would an Idiot Do, and try not to do that thing. Other reasons this … Continue reading

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Question: On Nutritional Labels, Why Is Sugar Never Labeled for Daily Value?

Something I thought of yesterday. My initial guess is that businesses lobbied for its exclusion, so consumers don’t realize that they get enough sugar in half a pop-tart. I’ll do some research (err…googling) later, but if anyone who reads this … Continue reading

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Ronzoni – “54% Whole Wheat” is Not Whole Grain

It’s just 54%. That’s half whole grain. 50% of the time it works every time. I guess Ronzoni Healthy Harvest pasta is only 54% the foundation of everything good. Mmm ZING.

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Anti-Vuvuzela Filter? I Don’t Think So.

Finally! A topic to cover that I’m actually an expert in, sound! Apparently there is a problem at the World Cup. Or, many problems. Many loud obnoxious problems with a funny name: vuvuzelas. Apparently they are so loud they are distracting both … Continue reading

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Chain Email: Benzene and Cars

You know what I find to be the source of much entertainment? Chain Emails. A co-worker just forwarded one to me. Being a (DC) Skeptic, I decided to look into the claims made my this Email: IMPORTANT – MUST READ Any … Continue reading

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There is something fishey about this oil….

We all know it. Fish oil is good for you, right? Right? It amazes me how many things we assume are true even thought there is little or no evidence behind these claims. It’s just common knowledge that fish oil is good for you. … Continue reading

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Supplement for Regulation

When most people think of “natural medicine” or “alternative medicine” they think of a small, mostly harmless industry, often beaten down by “Big Pharma”. “Natural” does not mean better. Neither does organic, but that is another post. The alternative medicine (also known as … Continue reading

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Speaking of Useless Crap

You know that stuff that comes out of faucets? Sometimes you can find it running over land, or collecting in large pools. It’s a pretty common thing (at least here in the U.S. and in Europe). I get mine for free. … Continue reading

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Consumer Science! Smartphone Touchscreens

Man, what a relief, the health care debate is over, now Congress can move on to its next important business, health care….what? Motion to recommit. Another vote needed to reconcile? ugh ANYWAY, with that, time to get our attention to … Continue reading

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