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The 6 Creepiest Lies the Food Industry is Feeding You

The 6 Creepiest Lies the Food Industry is Feeding You
Kobe Beef Doesn't Really Exist Getty Seasoned carnivores know that Kobe beef is just about the cream of the crop, if you can afford it. The Japanese Wagyu cattle it comes from are raised with a very direct set of rules, followed with the kind of strict meticulousness you'd expect from a country where making a cup of tea is an hour-long ritual. Luckily, the international market has made Kobe beef pretty widely available. Nowadays, many restaurants keep Kobe on the menu, and many a well-equipped meat purveyor is able to get his hands on a chunk every now and then. Via"Here's your wrong burger with a side order of french lies. Say, ever wonder where all this sudden, delicious Kobe influx comes from? The Horror: Nowhere, that's where. GettyNope, doesn't count. In fact, the strict rules that apply to Kobe production aren't in compliance with U.S. legislation, which technically makes the meat more or less illegal stateside. Getty"That'll be a million dollars." Getty"They're on to us.

» California Woman Shot in Her Own Backyard by a Cop Alex Jones Adan Salazar August 22, 2012 A California woman was shot in her own backyard by the most unlikely of assailants, a cop. 36-year-old Jennifer Orey was in her backyard this past Sunday night when she bumped into a “person holding a flashlight.” The next thing she knew she was leveled to the ground after being shot at point blank range, asking a police officer, “Why did you shoot me?” Police were allegedly searching for a masked man after receiving a 9-1-1 call about a prowler wearing a ski-mask. Conflicting stories have begun circulating regarding the circumstances behind the events that led to the shooting and the extent of Orey’s injuries. According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, Orey believed the noise was her ex-husband, however the Huffington Post says Orey had heard about the prowler and was trying to help police by looking around her house. Huffington Post also reports police have begun damage control of the incident, downplaying the severity of Orey’s injuries. Lt. U.S.

6 Insanely Valuable Real Treasures (And How to Steal Them) Heist movies such as Ocean's Eleven and The Italian Job like to present the world as a loose network of heavily guarded treasures, just waiting for you and your ragtag yet likeable bunch of henchmen to pocket them. And you know what? The real world is exactly like that, too. There's loot scattered all over the world, just begging for a charming gentleman thief and his plan that is so insane that it just ... might ... work. #6. The Great Pyramid's Secret Chambers The Great Pyramid of Giza is easy to brush off as old news when it comes to heisting. Almost. There are still some interesting discoveries to be made. New ScientistOr a sex dungeon. Researchers drilled through the block at the end of the shaft in 2002 and indeed found an honest-to-goodness secret chamber. However, the other secret chamber is a different matter. Talking PyramidsNot much of a man, but still. Those four stones in the center are carefully placed in a zigzag pattern to take the load of the stones above off them. #5. #4.

This Creepy App Isn’t Just Stalking Women Without Their Knowledge, It’s A Wake-Up Call About Facebook Privacy This app is meant to all be in good fun, but it's potentially a weapon in the hands of stalkers. “Boy, you sure have a lot of apps on your phone.” “Well, it’s my job.” “What’s your favorite?” “Oh, I couldn’t choose. It was the flush end of a pleasurably hot day — 85 degrees in March — and we were all sipping bitter cocktails out in my friend’s backyard, which was both his smoking room, beer garden, viticetum, opossum parlor and barbecue pit. “Girls Around Me? She turned to our friends, apologetically. “He’s become obsessed with this app. I sputtered, I nevered, and I denied it, but it was true. It’s an app that can be interpreted many ways. And more than anything, it’s a wake-up call about privacy. The only way to really explain Girls Around Me to people is to load it up and show them how it works, so I did. The splash screen elicited laughter all around. “Okay, so here’s the way the app works,” I explained to my friends. Girls Around Me's splash screen (left) and geo-maps interface (right).

The 5 Stupidest Excuses Ever Given in a Political Scandal When the inevitable day arrives where they get caught participating in their deviant activity of choice, some politicians take the high road, fessing up to their transgressions and either resigning or begging their constituencies for forgiveness in a last-ditch attempt to salvage their careers. Others, however, decide to invent an elaborate story that wouldn't fool a toddler. #5. I Had to Offer Oral Sex for My Own Safety The Scandal: This kind of scandal has almost become a cliche at this point: Florida State Rep. Who could possibly have seen that coming? Florida House of Representatives"Seriously, this big. The Excuse: First off, Allen wasn't in the park that day hunting for some gay sex, oh no. Florida House of RepresentativesOh, and Allen's "Recreational Interest" according to the House website? After he was nice and comfy in his bathroom stall, Allen noticed that there was a "stocky black guy" in one of the other stalls. That Bob Allen, always the giver. #4. Not quite. #3.

NONE DARE CALL IT CONSPIRACY  by Gary Allen Sourced I wish that every citizen of every country in the free world and every slave behind the Iron Curtain might read this book. Ezra Taft Benson — Former Secretary of Agriculture NDCC is an admirable job of amassing information to prove that communism is socialism and socialism (a plot to enslave the world) is not a movement of the downtrodden but a scheme supported and directed by the wealthiest of people.If enough Americans read and act upon NDCC, they really can save the Republic from the conspirators — whose plans for the destruction of our country are galloping fast toward completion. Dan Smoot — Former Assistant to J. Edgar Hoover Now that NDCC is available, I no longer need to answer "no" to the question which is often put to me, namely: "Mr. You may have received this book through the mail it is a gift from a concerned American who has read the book. Gary Allen is a California based free-lance journalist. First printing, February, 1972-350,000 Second printing.

The 7 Most Extreme Lies Ever Told to Get Out of Something There are a number of perfectly reasonable excuses to avoid doing something you don't want to, but sometimes reason just won't cut it. A simple "I don't feel well" didn't fool your elementary school nurse the 80th time you used it, so it likewise isn't going to fool your boss. That's when you need an ironclad excuse that no one would ever question. But bullshit is a powerful weapon, one not to be used lightly. If you don't know what we mean, consider these cautionary tales of insanity. #7. Getty What sucks about vacations is that they end. Getty"Hi, Cadaver Warehouse? Because in order to verify this claim, she was required to fax in a death certificate for her nonexistent daughter, Xinia Daley Herman, which is required documentation for school officials (which makes us think they've had employees pull the "fake dead relative" trick a few times before). Yep. Getty"Just like my sister said, she was devoured by scarabs. #6. Her plan worked, at least initially. Getty"She has a pulse? #5. #4.

Facebook privacy row: Social network giant admits to 'bugs' By Daniel Bates Created: 18:08 GMT, 27 September 2011 Exposed: Australian technology blogger Nik Cubrilovic has uncovered Facebook's practices of tracking users when they are offline Facebook has admitted that it has been watching the web pages its members visit – even when they have logged out. In its latest privacy blunder, the social networking site was forced to confirm that it has been constantly tracking its 750million users, even when they are using other sites. The social networking giant says the huge privacy breach was simply a mistake - that software automatically downloaded to users' computers when they logged in to Facebook 'inadvertently' sent information to the company, whether or not they were logged in at the time. Most would assume that Facebook stops monitoring them after they leave its site, but technology bloggers discovered this was not the case. This is still the case. Monitoring all: Facebook founder and chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg

5 Petty Feuds That Shaped the Modern World Everyone's been caught in the midst of a petty feud, where two people with trivial differences screw things up for everyone around them. These mostly occur in middle school and really shitty divorces, but some petty feuds have shaped the modern world. Just because they're titans of business and leaders of nations, that doesn't mean grown men are above letting some name-calling influence their decisions. For instance ... #5. A Misheard Sentence Shapes the Shoe Market Getty Adolf and Rudolf Dassler were German brothers who shared a passion for shoemaking, and eventually they shared ownership of the Dassler Brothers Shoe Factory. Also unlike Hitler, the brothers' shoe-selling prowess survived World War II, and today they sell more athletic shoes and apparel than anyone other than Nike and Reebok. Via Stuartslondon.comAdolf, creator of Adidas. One night during an Allied bombing raid, Rudolf was sitting in his bomb shelter with his family when Adolf and his wife joined them. #4. #3.

The 7 Most Terrifying Archaeological Discoveries No professional position, aside from perhaps police officer and horny pizza delivery boy, is more frequently misrepresented in film than archaeologist. In movies, archaeologists are all dashing figures, risking life and limb in the pursuit of knowledge while arcane artifacts and ancient traps besiege their efforts. Or else they're perpetually opening sealed, cursed tombs and stumbling into the haunted caves of unspeakable evils in the name of science. But in reality, we all know archaeology is nothing like that. It's way more terrifying. #7. Getty In 1886, Gaston Maspero, the head of the Egyptian Antiquities Service, was doing like he do -- just taking mummies out of their sarcophagi, unwrapping them, dictating all kinds of boring notes -- when he came across an unusually plain burial box. FlickrOr having the most horrific orgasms known to man. National Geographic Yep. darkdissolution"Not without my makeup!" #6. So what happened? You're welcome, Hollywood. dailymail #5.

The 5 Stupidest Things Ever Done With Borders Where you find a border, you usually find somebody pissed off about it. Borders are drawn by wars, treaties and political machinations that sometimes leave things in a state of disarray. And then, sometimes, things get really crazy ... #5. Some Americans Are Stuck on the Wrong Side of the Mexican Border Fence Getty The border fence between Texas and Mexico has been blocking thousands of shifty foreigners from taking American jobs since Bush put it there in 2008. Getty"You guys still sure you're American citizens? Due to a treaty that prevents building in certain areas near the border, the USA figured they had a bit of buffer room around where they actually built the fence, so some Americans got to watch in horror as their country built a huge "KEEP OUT" wall that left them on the outside, like the dick in every horror movie who locks the door while one guy is still outside getting swarmed by zombies. Life for Americans on the south side of the fence can be a bit nerve-racking. #4. #3.