Sep 252017
 

You’ve been munching on insect legs and heads for a long, long time.

Here’s How Many Insects You’re Eating Every Year

Are you brave enough to try roasted grasshoppers? It probably wouldn’t be your first meal that contains insects. Odds are, you’ve been eating bugs this whole time—and you just never knew it.

Yep, you read that correctly. According to a new study by Terro, an ant and insect control company, bugs could be in your breakfast… or lunch… or dinner. After analyzing data from the FDA and FAO, Terro found that insect fragments are found in many of the foods that you’d buy at the grocery store (and it’s even legal!)

The highlights? By Food and Drug Administration (FDA) standards, frozen broccoli can have 60 insects per 100 grams (about 1/2 cup), Terro reports. Technically, the average coffee drinker could consume almost 140,000 insect fragments per year. And beetles are the most popular insects eaten globally; they make up 31 percent of bug consumption.

Sounds scary. But wait! Before you toss everything in your pantry, you’ll want to read the fine print.

While the idea of an insect head squished inside your chocolate bar might be pretty gross, it’s totally harmless. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) “allows for a small amount of insect material that is guaranteed safe for human consumption to pass into our food,” Terro writes. “Otherwise, resource costs would be too unmanageable to eliminate all defects from food production.” Not to mention it’s nearly impossible to remove every single bug from food grown on farms.

Thankfully, there’s a lot of nutritional value in insects, too. Mealworms provide more protein than chicken or salmon, and crickets have almost as much iron as red beef, according to Terro’s research. So chow down—if you can stomach it!

Read Terro’s charts above for even more fascinating facts about your insect consumption. And by the way, not to gross you out, but there might be fecal matter in your coffee.

 
 
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A Beginner’s Guide To Wine

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Sep 112017
 

A beginner’s guide to wine which digs a little deeper than just the surface. Giving an overview of the terminology used by wine lovers, as well as the correct equipment, this is perfect for any wine or food fans.

A Beginner's Guide To Wine
 
 
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Symbols Of The Fifty States: Icons Of Culture, History, Nature, And Pride

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Aug 312017
 

Symbols Of The Fifty States: Icons Of Culture, History, Nature, And Pride

The United States of America. A country of bald eagles, stars and stripes, freedom, and the American dream. In its short history, the nation has developed a rich culture of tradition, history and camaraderie. The same is true for each individual state, too! Each state has an official state bird, animal, fruit, vegetable, tree, plant, etc.! For example, did you know that the state neck wear for the state of Arizona is the bool tie? Did you know that the state insect of the state of Delaware is the ladybug?

There is even some quirky fun facts like the state vegetable of Oklahoma is the watermelon. Yes, the watermelon is widely accepted as a fruit but since it is a part of the cucumber family, they found a loophole! This infographic, beautifully designed by the home improvement experts at HomeAdvisor.com, takes you on a freedom fueled trip through the fifty states of the United States of America to meet the official state symbols that makes each state unique.

Symbols Of The Fifty States: Icons Of Culture, History, Nature, And Pride

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The Hardest College To Get Into In Each State

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Aug 192017
 
This map of The Hardest Colleges To Get Into In Every State, put together by Business insider, has a few surprises- Baylor beat out by Rice in Texas, California Institute of Technology beat Stanford, Berkeley and UCLA and, well, that’s about it.

Duke, Yale, Vanderbilt, Brown, Clemson, Princeton, Georgetown and BYU are all tough to get in as expected, but the New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology is surprising, considering it sounds like a trade school.

As it turns out New Mexico Tech is one of the “best small science and engineering schools in North America”, so you don’t have to major in mining!

The Hardest College To Get Into In Each State

 

 
 
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What’s Eating My Plant?

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Aug 062017
 

The truth is, every gardener will share some harvest with pests. Even in a garden with healthy soil that is buzzing with beneficial insects, it’s a good idea to closely monitor crops for pest damage. Be sure to check the undersides of leaves, where bugs hide and leave egg sacs.

What's Eating My Plant?

 
 

The Ultimate Towel Folding Guide

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Jul 092017
 
The practice and study of origami involve various topics relevant to the mathematical field, but you don’t need to be any expert to fold some towels in a nice and different way. Terrys Fabrics shows us how in the following infographic.

The Ultimate Towel Folding Guide

 
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5 Facts That Gun Control Advocates Hate

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Jun 012017
 

The Second Amendment is constantly under attack by gun control advocates. They will stop at nothing to take away an individual’s right to self-defense.

The following info-graphic debunks five talking points used by anti-gun groups. We aim to share this message with as many people as possible to bring common sense reality back to America.

5 Facts That Gun Control Advocates Hate