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March 13th, 2012

Gerber Good Start Gentle Infant Formula Recall

The powdered infant formula known as Good Start Gentle by the Gerber Company is being recalled due to safety risks. The Batch GXP1684 with an expiration date of March 5, 2013 is being recalled as reports of an ′off odor′ or bad smell have been made. The US Food and Drug Administration, FDA, says there is no specific health or safety risks in using the product. But there have been reports by gastroenterology doctors of babies spitting up and suffering from gastrointestinal problems, according to the Parents Resource Center. If you have one of the plastic, 23.2 ounce containers of this product, contact Gerber at 1-800-487-7763 to get a replacement package.

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March 9th, 2012

When does Daylight Savings Time 2012 begin?

If you were wondering when does Daylight Savings Time 2012 begin, it is next week Sunday, March 11. That is right! I′ll say it again, Sunday, March 11, is when Daylight Savings Time for 2012 begins. So mark your calendars, post notes on your fridge, or where ever you are apt to remember. Next week Sunday, you′ll have to reset your clocks. As they say, ′Spring forward′, meaning you advance the time by one hour. Of course, that means that next weekend, you will lose an hour of sleep.

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February 21st, 2012

Fat Tuesday 2012, Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Paczki Day in Detroit, King Cake vs Paczki

When is Fat Tuesday 2012? Its tomorrow! Yes, February 21 is Fat Tuesday. New Orleans will be in full Mardi Gras mode with plenty of bourbon and king cake. In Detroit, Michigan, we celebrate with Paczki Day 2012, also known as Shrove Tuesday, that Polish treat which is hard to beat. So I think it is fitting, while we can still fit in something, to compare these two holiday delights, king cake history versus the paczki, before Ash Wednesday and Lent arrives to spoil our fun.

Fat Tuesday 2012

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February 17th, 2012

Chocolate and Pets Do NOT Mix!

Now that Valentine′s Day chocolates are on sale, its important to keep left overs secure because chocolate & pets do not mix! Pets can die from chocolate poisoning! Chemicals such as Theobromine, an alkaloid found in the cacao plant, is quite dangerous to pets, especially to dogs. Cocoa powder and unsweetened baking chocolate contain high amount of theobromine are among the types of chocolate you should be most careful with. The American Association of Poison Control Centers 90,000 calls about dogs and cats in 2010. Chocolate poison prevention is very important for you pet owners. Symptoms of pets having chocolate poisoning are restlessness, vomiting, diarrhea, bloating and excessive thirst. These symptoms can occur within 6 to 12 hours of ingestion of chocolate. Unless medical attention is sought, pets may develop severe cases of tremors, with shaking and panting. Fever and even coma may result in the worst cases, depending on how much chocolate was eaten and the weight of the pet.

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February 8th, 2012

$900 Trillion Suit – Staten Island Mom vs NYC

Fausat Ogunbayo is the Staten Island mom who filed a $900 Trillion suit against New York City for placing her two sons in foster care. That′s right, Nine hundred TRILLION, with a ′T′, dollars! She claims that the city′s Administration for Children′s Services removed her sons, ages 16 and 13, in 2008 after a hearing in Family Court alleged that she was suffering from hallucinations. They also allege that Ogunbayo, 46, sometimes left her children alone for days. She says the claims are a huge lie and that the city has caused her substantial economic hardship. To date, the largest court settlement for an individual suing the city was James McMillan, who won $18,278,000 who was paralyzed during the 2003 crash of the Staten Island ferry, which also killed 11 people.

 900 Trillion suit

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January 27th, 2012

Fran Drescher – Aliens Abducted Her!

According to actress Fran Drescher, aliens abducted her and her husband Peter Marc Jacobson. Talking to the Huffington Post, Drescher claims that they were implanted with alien chips. They both have the same scar on the same spot and had the same experience, even though they were abducted a few years before they knew each other. Drescher believes that they were programmed by the aliens to meet one day. She says that both had been riding in cars driven by the fathers when the same thing happened and the aliens paid them a visit. There is no word on whether Drescher will join ‘Fire in the Sky’ alien abducted man, Travis Walton, to speak in San Antonio at an upcoming UFO event.

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Actress Fran Drescher claims alines once abducted her and her ex-husband, Peter Marc Jacobson, before they met and implanted chips in both of them. Image Credit: Ivan Nikolov / Wenn.com.

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January 24th, 2012

Wisconsin Man Claims Ghost Beat His Wife

A Wisconsin man claims that a ghost beat his wife. Michael West, 41, of Fond Du Lac, WI, told police that the reason his wife got a nosebleed was due to an attack by a ghost. His wife tells a different story, of how her husband punched her in the face and then attempted what she defines as a strangle. Apparently stemming from a heated argument over financial problems. I suppose if Ghostbuster Dr. Peter Venkman were around, he might ask wife Rebecca West if she was menstruating? Or maybe ask the husband if he has a history of mental illness in his family?

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January 21st, 2012

Brad Meltzer’s Decoded – Alaska Triangle, the Devil’s Graveyard

Last night on the History Channel, Brad Meltzer′s Decoded team investigated the Alaskan Triangle, a Devil′s Graveyard of lost ships, airplanes and missing people. Since 1988, some 16,000 people have vanished in the Alaska Triangle. Annually, 4 out of every 1,000 Alaskans disappear without a trace. Its a big state with wild weather, extreme weather, even, along with 100 active volcanoes and Alaska accounts for 50% of all earthquakes in the United States, about 100 per day. Is it any wonder that people vanish so?

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January 18th, 2012

Police: 5-Year-Old Stabs Family Members Over Juice Box

In Charlottesville, Virginia, police say a 5-year old stabs 3 family members over a juice box. The victims were two other children and one adult. Reports from the Greene County Sheriff′s office say that the 5-year-old boy used an ″edged weapon″ in the attacks, which took place at a trailer park in the rural community. The victims treated by doctors at the University of Virginia Medical Center. The boy is being held in custody to be evaluated as officials decide which Virginia juvenile laws apply in this case.

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January 13th, 2012

Friday the 13th, Origins of Spooky Superstitions

Yes, it is Friday the 13th so once again we ponder on the origins of spooky superstitions. Such as the black cat superstition origin, usually with black cats associated as witches familiar from the Middle Ages The spilling salt superstition origin, stemming from Judas Iscariot spilled salt at the Last Supper. Even the hat on bed superstition origin that evil spirits live in your hair. Friday the 13th is considered an unlucky day, where bad luck is bound to happen if you are not careful. So what is the real story on superstitions and their origins?

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