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New York State Fair Food

The New York State Fair seems to be the place to try fried food. This year’s fair featured some unique food but it seems the fried variety got most of the attention. Last year’s Big Kahuna Burger was a hit and that was followed this year by the Big Kahuna Donut Dog.

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Chris Jackson, Getty Images

Attending a Wedding? Pay For Your Own Meal

It may not be a new trend but it something new that is happening at weddings, ‘pay-to-eat’. The age old tradition of the bride’s family paying for the wedding and the groom’s family paying for the booze may be a thing of the past.

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Dan Kitwood, Getty Images

Chinese Restaurant Uses Robots to Serve and Cook Food

In China a restaurant has opened that is run by robots. There are 12 robots on the staff that cook and deliver food to the tables. They even have two robot hostesses’ that greet customers when they arrive. Each robot cost $6, 500 or the same as a year’s wage.

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Cindy Ord, Getty Images
Cindy Ord, Getty Images

July is Hot Dogs Month

July is Hot Dog month and July16th is Hot Dog Day. Here are some things you may or may not know about hot dogs. They are considered the all-America treat but were invented in Germany in the 1400’s, thus the name frankfurters.

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Hulton Archive. Getty Images

Life in the 1500′s

Life is very different these days than they were in the 1500's for sure but those were the times when many of the phrases and traditions we use today came from. He are some examples of what I mean.

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images

Australian Scientists Develope Super-Banana

Scientists in Australia have made what they refer to as a ‘super banana’. It is a genetically engineered banana that is super-enriched with alpha and beta carotene and they hope to improve the lives of millions of people.

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Viktor Fischer, Thinkstock
Viktor Fischer, Thinkstock

Maine Is One Of The Best States To Eat Local

You've probably heard of 'eat local'. In some states that is easier said than done. A Vermont-based group has released its annual ranking of states based on the availability of local food to its residents.

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Sean Gallup, Getty Images

Scientist Says Wood Chips Can Be Converted into Food

During the winter I burn wood so I was very interested to hear there is a professor from Virginia Tech, Y.H. Percival Zhang, who says he has  developed a process that will convert wood chips into food. Basically he made a giant stomach and mixed in corn stalks, weeds, leaves and grass with different types of enzymes to make food.

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Nachos

Nachos Named After a Man Named ‘Nacho’

Here’s something you may have never heard before, Nachos were invented by a guy named ‘Nacho’. They were invented in 1943 and served for the first time in a restaurant in Mexico when 12 U.S. soldiers went on a shopping trip south of the border.

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Tampa Police are Seaching for a Monkey That Breaks into Cars

In Tampa, Florida, cops aren’t monkeying around; they are looking for a monkey that is breaking into cars.  This is their second monkey-hunt in as many years when last year they thought they had closed the case when they captured a monkey that was on the loose for three years. Seems they have a copy-monkey on their hands.

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