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Rat Has No Control: High Fructose Corn Syrup, Cane Sugar, Glucose, Sucrose

Many years ago I saw a documentary on PBS. Something about stress in animals, including, supposedly, humans. Anyway, as they were interviewing some human, a sign on one of the cages in the background read, "RAT HAS NO CONTROL." I have almost never stopped laughing about the beautiful truth of those four words of homemade bumper sticker. This is the answer to the majority of the world's questions. 

To be fair, there must have been another cage back there that had a sign reading, "RAT HAS CONTROL." This was the point of the experiment, to show that rats with some control (and predictability of circumstances, as I recall) were much more able to handle rat stress induced upon them by humans. Anyway, great show, and one I've remembered for a long time, eh? 

This site mentions the experiment (check out the base url!):

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Princeton University Princeton , New Jersey
United States
40° 20' 55.3848" N, 74° 39' 32.5692" W
eebee's picture

Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day) English-Style Thin Pancakes with Lemon and Sugar

Today was Shrove Tuesday, or Pancake Day, in England (and a small section of Gwinnett County, GA). Quick research reveals that to shrive is old English for acknowledging sins. On Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras, families mix up a bunch of fatty stuff lying around the kitchen with flour, bung it into a frying pan and cook it because they won't be using it for the coming weeks of Lent.

Tradition from where I grew up yields crêpe-like things, mixed very simply thus:

Location

Sandbanks-Shell Bay Ferry Poole, Poole
United Kingdom
50° 40' 55.0884" N, 1° 56' 57.9228" W
timv's picture

Not Too Supersweet Granola Recipe

I like granola, and I used to particularly like the really cheap granola that came in clear plastic bags without any recognizable brand name. But it got to be hard to find and I haven't see it in a long time. I could never deal with the stuff sold as granola by Kellogg's, Post, or other major cereal brands. I guess sugar costs more than oats do, because the boxed stuff was always way too expensive and way too sugary for me, and that's saying a lot because I really like sweet stuff.

Oats and Glass with Reflections
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