The Year in Bacon

Bacon may extend life expectancy

Researchers at ETH Zurich have found that foods rich in niacin — including bacon — can help you live longer, therefore making it advantageous to eat foods that are rich in the vitamin…

Men who eat bacon, may have less normal sperm

New research suggests eating bacon tends to lower sperm count. The data was presented at the American Society of Reproductive Medicine’s 2013 Annual Meeting in Boston where researchers advised men to stay away from bacon and other forms of red meat if they are trying to conceive…

Kansas State gives out free bacon at women’s basketball game

In order to promote the women’s basketball team’s home opener against Tennessee State on Friday evening, Kansas State University handed out free bacon beginning an hour before tipoff.

Bacon scented deodorant?

A Seattle company responsible for baconnaise, Bacon soda and Sriracha popcorn has a new product in time for the holiday season: bacon-scented deodorant…

105-year-old woman loves bacon, eats it every day

About a month after she turned 105, Pearl Cantrell told local news station KRBC how much she loves bacon, and Oscar Mayer sent the iconic Wienermobile to take her for a ride around Richland Springs, Texas. “I love bacon. I could eat it for every meal, and I do!” she said and encouraged others to do the same…

That’s only half the happenings – half of the really interesting things that happened to bacon, with bacon. Click the link in the post and read the rest.

Latest style in Texas breath fresheners

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A Texas man who was stopped by Fayette County Sheriff’s deputies for his erratic driving allegedly drank men’s cologne to cover up the scent of alcohol while he was being pulled over.

John David Conwill, 42, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance after deputies found drugs in his vehicle. Conwill had allegedly already been involved in a hit-and-run accident prior to the traffic stop and additional charges are likely pending.

Deputy Randy Thumann and his K-9 partner, Lobos, assisted deputies during the stop.

“Lobos alerted on the vehicle which resulted in the discovery of dangerous drugs and open containers of alcoholic beverages,” said Lt. David Beyer with the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office. Conwill was in possession of prescription medications.

The brand of cologne that Conwil was chugging is still a mystery.

Phew!

Like a Virgin (Mary)

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Nearly 1 percent of young women in a U.S. study who have become pregnant claim to have done so as virgins, according to a report in the Christmas edition of Britain’s BMJ medical journal.

The authors of “Like a virgin (mother)” – whose prose is devoid of irony – say such scientifically impossible claims show researchers must use care in interpreting self-reported behavior. Fallible memory, beliefs and wishes can cause people to err in what they tell scientists.

Based on interviews with 7,870 women and girls ages 15 to 28, 45 of the 5,340 pregnancies in this group through the years – 0.8 percent – occurred in women who reported that they conceived independent of men…

For the study of putative virgin pregnancies, researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill analyzed data from the thousands of teenage girls and young women who took part in the long-running National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health.

The girls were 12 to 18 years old when they entered the study in the 1994-95 school year and were interviewed periodically about their health and behavior over 14 years, including via computer as a way to encourage them to be candid when answering questions about their sexual history…

The researchers found that although the mothers in question were more likely to have boys than girls, and to be pregnant during the weeks leading up to Christmas, neither similarity to the Virgin Mary was statistically significant.

Har.

Obviously vows of chastity can result in learning how and when to lie. And what lie you think people will believe.

Pic of the day

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Click to enlargeReuters/Manuel Silvestri

Santa arrives by gondola through the fog on the Venice canals. Santa arrives by gondola through the fog on the Venice canals. Santa arrives by gondola through the fog on the Venice canals. Santa arrives by gondola through the fog on the Venice canals. Santa arrives by gondola through the fog…