Monday, July 16, 2012

Olive Oil=Vegetable Oil?


Ok so I was going to make some brownies today and I noticed that the box said I needed Vegetable oil.

Well crap, I only had Olive oil.

When I told a little birdie to pick some up the birdie said to just use the olive oil. I cant do that it's not the same thing.

Or is it?

This little birdie was convinced it was the same thing. So I decided to do a little research.

Olive Oil compared to Vegetable Oil

Olive oil: Olive oil is made by the mechanical pressing of olives, or Olea europaea, as they are scientifically named. This crude form of natural oil has its own unique and natural flavor and is used for both cooking and eaten raw. Olive oil is packed full of antioxidants and mono-unsaturated fats and is generally thought of to be one of the most heart-healthy choices. Olive oil is a good choice of oil when you will be cooking at a low to medium temperature because of its low smoke point of 375 degrees.

Vegetable Oil: Vegetable oils often appear to be thinner and lighter than most olive oils. Vegetable oils are also prone to rancidity and need to be stored out of the light in a tightly closed container.

So are they different? Yes, but not significantly so.

If you're having any confusion with this as I have over the years with cooking just use this method.

When in doubt, do whatever the box tells you to do. lol

Sunday, July 8, 2012

No Echo?

So a little birdie told me that a duck quack doesn't echo.

Is this true?

This might not seem important to most people but to me?...yeah it's still not important. Important enough to get the bottom of this question but not important enough to spend TOO much time on it. It's cool though. Especially because I live in a town oriented around ducks and this is the first time I heard about this question. Wierd right?

Is it true? Do Duck Quacks not echo?

Reaserch says: Yes they do echo. Sorry guys, I was voting for not also.

Here's what scientists (or whoever writes this stuff on the internet) are saying.

"Professor Trevor Cox and a team at Salford University recently did some research to get to the bottom of the problem with the help of willing volunteer, Daisy the duck. They found that a duck's quack does echo, but it is quite hard to hear the echo because of the quality of the quack sound. A sound that fades in and out (like a duck quack) makes an echo which can become mixed up with the original sound being made. This means it is hard to distinguish one from the other.

The other reason the myth may have arisen is because you don't often find ducks hanging around places where you commonly get echoes, like cliffs on a beach, or large cathedrals!"

(found from the website:

So sorry guys but it looks like a Ducks Quack does infact echo, but HEY! If you don't believe me...go find a duck and check I guess.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Florida sinking?

So a little birdie told me that the peacefull nurcing home-like florida will be sinking. It's said to go underwater by the year 2100. That is if we all don't die this year lol.

Why is it sinking?

"The sea is rising, but slowly enough so that too few people get alarmed. A slow march upward 5-10 feet, says all the science, that will happen over the next 100 years or so."

(got it from a website thought I should use quotations lol)


You might want to visit Disney World now because scientists say that if you don't it'll be gone. That is...if you're not from my generation. My generation of people don't really have to worry about it. By the year 2100 we'll be to old to..... OMG don't move to Florida when you get older. LOL. It wont be a perfect place to be.

What does this mean?

Well I can only assume that if florida sinks the rest of the world will eventually follow. Yes this isn't likely to happen for thousands of years but think about it. If the sea level is rising to sink florida then it will also sink texas and so on and so forth creeping to the states that border them until the U.S. is completely under water and a myth just like the lost city of Antlantis. Pretty soon there goes Gorgia and then they'll be talking about the Lost City of Atlanta. lol

Friday, July 6, 2012

bath salt=zombie apocolypse?

Ok so if you haven't heard about the new drug that is cruzing through the U.S. today I will tell you.

A combination of many drugs like either mephedrone or methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV). Both drugs are related to khat, an organic stimulant found in the Middle East and East African countries. Khat is illegal in the US because it contains cathinone, a Schedule 1 controlled substance according to the DEA.

Ok big words I know but if I haven't lost you to google (you don't have to look up the deffs. to those just yet.) then just keep reading.

Ok so as I was saying...

The combination of these drugs do wierd things to people's minds. Did you hear about the guy that ran around naked and was shot because he tried to eat a homless guys face? yeah, HE was on bath salt (the guy that ate the face not the homeless guy). But it isn't just that one case that made bath salt infamous for zombie like cannabalism or just plain zombie like attitude.
(the picture above is the guy that got his face eaten off. I know eww!)

More cases?

A 21-year-old Louisiana man who cut his own throat then shot and killed himself after being treated by doctors.
A Maine man got off his motorcycle in the middle of a highway and started trying to hit passing cars with a piece of wood.
A Maine woman thought her teeth were filled with ticks and tried to cut them out with a knife.

How did I find out how?

If you know me then you know I don't watch much tv. But a little birdie told me of this one case where this mom was on this stuff and ATE HER BABIES TOES!!!! First....EW! Second... holy crap! that is some crazy crap right there. Third...ok so I don't know if THAT case is true but still....ew.

So a fictional zombie apocolypsy is starting to look a little bit LESS fictional in the light of this drug....isn't it?