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Monster Energy Drink Is A Killer In A Can
2012-10-23 13:25:46

Energy drinks produced by Monster are responsible for the deaths of five people over the past year.

Federal Regulators Expand Sunland Peanut Butter Recall To Include All Nuts
2012-10-16 11:20:16

Retail outlets across the country had removed Sunland nutty spreads from their store shelves following a recall of the company’s peanut butter and other nut butters. The recall came after 35 people were sickened in 19 states from salmonella-contaminated peanut butter manufactured by the New Mexico-based peanut processor.

FDA Approves Tiny Computer Chip As Internal MD
2012-08-02 13:59:28

Following four years of discussions, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a computer that can monitor the health of a patient from within their body. The Ingestion Event Marker from Proteus Digital has received approval for the very tiny (less than 1/10th inch) computer chip it plans on using as an internal MD.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.