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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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Getty Images, photo by Martin Hunter
Getty Images, photo by Martin Hunter

Sharon NOT HAPPY With the Price of Jerky!

Jerky is yummy. Jerky has a lot of protein.

Jerky tastes gooooood.

But WHY is the price going UP? And not just a little......but A LOT!!

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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
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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Rhesus Macaque

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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Mark Kolbe, Getty Images
Mark Kolbe, Getty Images

Food You Should Never Eat Raw

There are some foods you should never eat raw. Since the discovery of fire, man has learned to cook food to make it taste better and to make it more healthy for us to eat. Animals, of course, can’t control fire like us, so they still eat foods raw, but for man, it’s not a good idea. Here are some foods the experts say we should never eat raw. Some of these are probably foods you would never eat anyway, but here’s the list.

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Getty Images, photo by Helene Wiesenhaan
Getty Images, photo by Helene Wiesenhaan

Netherland’s Food #1 in the World

When it comes to healthy, nutritious and affordable diet eating, the Netherlands is number one in the world. Oxfam’s ‘Good Enough to Eat’ index has all European countries in the top 20 with the exception of Australia, they came in 8th.

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