Saturday, February 7, 2015

Most Eyebrow-Raising Headline of the Week





"How a McDonald's Sausage Burrito contains more than 100 ingredients - including one chemical used in FIREWORKS" - UK Daily Mail






"Among the scrambled egg mix is ... sodium benzoate, which is also added to fireworks to produce a whistling sound"

10 comments:

James said...

Well now, that explains the rather odd noise I've heard on occasion while using the restroom. And yes UK Daily Mail, I wasn't just whistling Dixie.

Anonymous said...

Scholars rank Kerry dead last in terms of effectiveness. http://wapo.st/1CEpI2j

James: Here is the guy who's been whistling Dixie! gwb

TSB said...

Kerry stays in constant motion, so academic judgments like that might not catch up with him for his last two years in office.

James said...

Kerry: Moving, moving, in search of rehabilitation, chased by his legacy.

Anonymous said...

TSB: Ok, It's a coup! gwb

TSB said...

Yemen? I don't know what to call it. The government collapsed a while ago but there is no rush to replace it. The factions can't agree on a transitional government. Can't say I blame them for not stepping up. Would you want to run that place?

James said...

Not coup in the old formal sense. More proxy control by Iran. Next up, the UAE, watch for Iranian influence to gain traction there.

TSB said...

you would be in good company calling it a coup.

"Over the weekend, the United Nations secretary general called for Mr. Hadi’s return to office, and the six-member Gulf Cooperation Council, led by Saudi Arabia, called the Houthis’ declaration of a government plan a coup."

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/08/world/middleeast/overture-by-houthis-to-ousted-officials.html

racherin said...

Bad reporting like that drives me nuts. Sodium benzoate is one of the most common preservatives around - it's in nearly everything in a package. Making it sound like McD's is doing something special is misleading or negligent.

TSB said...

Rachis,

Thanks very much for your comment. So I'm clear to have a sausage McMuffin? Good deal.