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New Zealand Doctor Claims Carbs Are Addictive

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Science

Chunky CharactersGood news for those who insist that their spare tire is due to genetics. That is not quite the case, but a New Zealand scientist claims that carbohydrates may be as addictive as cigarettes, giving us a new excuse. He claims that heavily processed carbs found in as cereal and desserts raise the amount of sugar in blood. The result is that the sugar rush stimulates the same part of the brain that involves nicotine addiction. Dr.Thornley says that more studying is needed but that so far his research shows that those with a high body mass index have fewer brain pleasure receptors like in those who are addicted to cocaine and alcohol.

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R2-D2 Dines With You

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Household, Misc. Tech, Movies

R2-D2 Pepper MillWe never get tired of digging up the latest in Star Wars functional toys. This time it is the R2-D2 Pepper Mill that grabbed our attention. At a height of 4.75-inches, you simply twist the licensed gadget’s head and freshly ground pepper comes out his, um, bottom (peppercorns not included.) Made in Japan and available for $19.99, we can’t wait until they come up with a C-3PO salt shaker and Yoda sugar dispenser.

Read More | Think Geek

Halo 3 Gamer Fuel: The definitive review

Posted by Sparky Categories: Culture, Microsoft

DescriptionIn the interest of expanding my life experiences and getting “my game on” I decided to try the much hyped Gamer fuel, Mountain Dew’s new themed “Dew with an invigorating blast of citrus cherry flavor” featuring 170 calories of sugar and 73mg of caffeine. Read on for our full, unabashed review.


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