Favolaschia è un genere di fungo molto strano, infestante, originario dei tropici. Ma la globalizzazione l'ha portato anche nei nostri boschi! Questo sito non parla di funghi, ma favolaschia mi sembrava un nome significativo e evocativo di qualcosa di simile a quello che qui viene raccontato...

20 marzo 2008

The worst food in the U.S.
David Zinczenko, editor-in-chief of the magazine Men's Health, has written a book selecting the worst food in american. Here are some examples

* Worst Fast Food Meal: McDonald's Chicken Selects Premium Breast Strips with creamy ranch sauce. Chicken sounds healthy, but not at 870 calories.
* Worst Drink: Jamba Juice Chocolate Moo'd Power Smoothie. With 166 grams of sugar, you could have had eight servings of Ben & Jerry's.
* Worst Supermarket Meal: Pepperidge Farm Roasted Chicken Pot Pie. One pie packs 64 grams of fat.
* Worst Airport Snack: Cinnabon Classic Cinnamon Roll. Packed with 813 hot gooey calories and 5 grams of trans fats.
* Worst Kids' Meal: Macaroni Grill Double Macaroni 'n Cheese. With 62 fat grams, it's the equivalent of 1.5 full boxes of Kraft Mac 'n Cheese.
* Worst Salad: On the Border Grande Taco Salad with Taco Beef. A salad with 102 grams of fat and 2,410 mg of sodium.
* Worst Dessert: Chili's Chocolate Chip Paradise Pie with Vanilla Ice Cream. At 1,600 calories, it's like eating the caloric equivalent of three Big Macs.


Internet people
Meth Minute releases a viral video featuring people made famous by the Internet.As a public service, BuzzFeed provides you with a comprehensive list of the viral videos and memes mentioned in the video.

More ads on your videogames

Microsoft subsidiary Massive Inc. closed a new will two-year deal to provide dynamic in-game advertising for Electronic Arts. So we'll be seeing see more ads for real-life products automatically inserted into EA's games using Massive's technology

Bluefields is a small Nicaraguan island which is very rich in spite of having an 85% unemployment rate. Locals make their money by looking for the 'White Lobsters' - bags of cocaine that are washed ashore after Columbian traffickers dump them in the sea when they spot the American coast guard.

A ghanian designer makes fashion bags by sewing together plastic packaging.

A quiz, in case you've ever wanted to know how many cannibals your body can feed.

A bib-bottom craze… A national dance craze in Ivory Coast has spawned a black market in treatments claiming to increase one's bottom size and women trying all sorts of bizarre treatments to increase the size of their bums.

Libyan leader Col. Muammar Gadaffi said during a visit to Uganda that the current Bible was not the one revealed to Jesus and the current Old Testament is not the one Allah gave to Moses.

Reference to Prophet Mohammed in the Bible, Gadaffi argued, could have been deleted. And he called for the the search for "the original Bible".

Japanese businessman on Monday got one thing to cheer -underwear to tame their bulging waistlines.

Wacoal announced on Monday it was making a full entry into the men's market with undergarments especially for men with a bit of flab.

Radio stations bring new skills to farmers’ homes
March 18, 2008: When extension services offered to farmers by the Government were discontinued in the 1990s to cut on public expenditure, Mr Sammy Ng’etich and other farmers were wondering what they would do next.
The sad reality was that at their Kapswat village near Kapsabet town, no person had training in agriculture to offer them advice on crop or animal husbandry.

Ugandans Fishing For Self-Reliance in the North
Fish farming is proving to be a viable way of making a living for formerly displaced people who have returned to their villages in northern Uganda.

Census Takes on Unusual Meaning Across Africa
Performing a census is not easy task for any country's government, let alone countries recovering from conflict, whether the violence lasted a couple of months, such as in Kenya, or much longer, like Liberia and Sudan.

Enough water to go around?
Nature checks out the state of usable water on our planet.