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Ketchup Glides From New Non-Stick Bottle
2012-05-25 04:56:03

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com Researchers have set out on a mission to help bruised palms across the world by reinventing the ketchup bottle. A team from MIT decided enough was enough when trying to get the last bit of ketchup out of a bottle.  Every day, people strain as they try to find crafty ways to keep the liquid from sticking to the plastic, beating and pounding the bottle, trying to free the red sauce from its storage chamber. MIT doctoral candidate Dave Smith and his...

2009-08-26 10:11:06

The H.J. Heinz Co. announced it's curtailing Canadian tomato processing by 30 percent after being arbitrated into paying farmers 30 percent more. The move affects its 100-year-old plant in Leamington, in southwestern Ontario, the company's second largest in the world, the Windsor Star reported. The production will be shifted to a plant in Fremont, Ohio, which will receive tomatoes from California, the company said. Heinz Canada spokeswoman Joan Patterson said no Canadian layoffs are expected...

2009-04-10 12:14:29

An 11-year-old girl in New York says she won $1,000 in the Heinz Ketchup Creativity Contest by designing a rock 'n' roll ketchup bottle. New York resident Melissa Rueda said her winning design for the contest's fifth-grade category featured a Heinz ketchup bottle rocking out to an audience full of french fries, the New York Post said Friday. In the background, you can see a stage and some french fries playing instruments and singing, she said of her design. It looked really fun. Rueda told...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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