Fried Chicken Wings

When the NFL lockout ended, dry cleaners, ticket-takers and souvenir sellers rejoiced. But not chickens. According to the National Chicken Council, on Super Bowl Sunday 2011, we consumed 1.25 billion …

More Oil Dilemmas

The recent International Energy Agency (IEA) announcement is about a lot more than a tank of gas. Everyday, for 30 days, 2 million barrels of oil will be released from strategic petroleum reserves (SP…

Road Building Results

If extra road mileage is built, would you predict more or less traffic? The WSJ tells us that more roads led to additional driving from local residents, commercial traffic and people moving to the are…

Yak Herders

Demand is soaring for yartsa gunbu, a “nutty tasting fungus” from China’s Tibetan Plateau and similar Himalayan regions in Nepal and Bhutan. Reputed to have cancer fighting capabilit…

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