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Doctor Potato says you should be eating the skin of the potato because that’s where most of the nutrients come from. Should I Be Eating The Skin Of The Potato? ... Yes. Eat the skin to capture all the natural nutrition of a russet potato. The potato skin has more nutrients than the interior of the potato. It has lots of fiber, about half of a ...


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The International Astronomical Union acts as the internationally recognized authority for assigning designations to celestial bodies (stars, planets, asteroids, etc.) and any surface features on them. and they say: The IAU frequently receives requests from individuals who want to buy stars or name stars after other persons. Some commercial enterprises ...


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Heineken have addressed this rumour years ago, explaining that they did not sponsor the event, and have ceased their relationship with the venue: A two year old image continues to circulate in social media channels showing a dog fight, with Heineken banners clearly in the background. As a company and a brand owner, we do not and would never knowingly ...


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It looks like this was a fake ad by RJ White, made for a JD Ryznar, at his request: Favor From Clever Dudes Hey, if any of you dudes, clever with Photoshop or something siminar, are bored a work today, I wonder if you could do me this favor: Create an advertisement from "The Soda Pop Board Of America" Advertising the benefits of giving soda pop ...


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Q: Does the Idaho Potato Commission associate potato skins with healthy eating? Yes. The Idaho Potato Commission does this now. In several postings they are responsible for they this: Kids Menus - Healthful Tips Fries are always a kid’s favorite. One suggestion that keeps these on the menu but makes them healthier is to cut the potato portion costs ...


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Yes, there was an eBay auction where someone purported to have an original package of the Mulan Szechuan Dipping sauce from McDonalds. Yes, someone used the eBay system to make a bid of $14,700. However, there are good reasons to believe the original item was faked, and no good reason to believe the bid was actually paid. The picture in the eBay listing ...


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No, Heineken did not knowingly sponsor the event, and has made a public response: Images continue to circulate in social media channels showing a dog fight, with Heineken® banners clearly visible in the background. This is very distressing and totally unacceptable. As a company and a brand owner, we do not and would never knowingly support any event, ...


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Dan Wieden, co-founder of advertising agency Wieden+Kennedy and advertising executive of Nike, said in an interview with Dezeen that he came up with the slogan because he got inspired by Utah killer Gary Gilmore. Gilmore was sentenced to death in 1977 for robbing and murdering two men. Here is a sample of his interview with dezeen: Marcus Fairs: You're ...


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This appears to be a poor translation of the original Japanese description: "吸水発熱" (e.g. from http://www.uniqlo.com/jp/store/goods/408603-00, but listed on other items too) "吸水" means to absorb moisture, and "発熱" means to generate heat but is commonly used in the context of clothing or bedding making you feel warm even though it's actually just retaining/...


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The "1/100" claim appears to have originated directly from this press release from Mars, the manufacturer of M&Ms, which itself directly quotes Roy Benin, Chief Consumer Officer of Mars Chocolate North America: “This event perfectly captured our passion for peanuts – in fact only 1 in 100 peanuts is lucky enough to find its way into a bag of M&M’S ...


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The question doesn't seem quite right: Farmers do better yes, but it's farmworkers that the quote is about. Here is the relevant Fair Trade, Employment and Poverty Reduction (FTEPR) project reports: Fairtrade, Employment and Poverty Reduction in Ethiopia and Uganda April 2014 Appendices In a straight comparison between workers at Fairtrade Certified ...


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Summary In the US and Canada, if you buy wipes which say "Flushable" on the package, you normally should never flush them. (Source.) If you do, they may clog your pipes or your local sewer / septic system. And a sewer clog may cause sewage to seep into your basement. (Source.) Instead of flushing wipes down the toilet, you can use unscented baby wipes. ...


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Snopes investigated this claim and concluded it was False. Although there's a grain of truth to this claim, the legend that sprouted from it is a different kind of fruit: a marketing innovation did revive flagging sales of cake mixes, but it wasn't the innovation most people think it was. Snopes provides quotes to demonstrate: the addition of dried ...


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I can vouch for the translation: "colgate" here means "hang yourself" or "hang you". Notice that this differs from "normal" Spanish (Spain and most Latin America), because our "voseo" (for familiar second person speaking) alters grammar -in Spain it would be "cuélgate". This matches the testimony here. It must have been surely an unfortunate coincidence ...


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The way most Japanese fishing companies actually do this is a process called Ikejime. There are a few different ways to do this but they are all basically the same cause brain death and/or paralysis in the fish in a specific way, in order to keep the fish fresh. Kaimin Katsugyo which uses acupuncture to keep fish alive but docile, this seems to be much ...


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"It's about time we remind the world how irresistible M&M's Peanut really is," Seth Klugherz, senior director of M&M's Chocolate Candies, said in a statement. "Each M&M's Peanut is literally 1 in 100 — meaning we have to sort through 100 different peanuts, just to find one that's lucky enough to make its way into a bag of M&M's Peanut." http:...


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S. Dubner (of Freakonomics fame) covered this in one of Freakonomics podcasts: http://freakonomics.com/2012/11/26/i-consult-therefore-i-am-a-new-freakonomics-radio-podcast/ They present evidence both ways, but the "yes" evidence is backed up by a nice study by Nicholas Bloom of Stanford University called "Does Management Matter? Evidence from India". To ...


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Yes, this is a part of reciprocity theory: Over the past forty years, numerous studies in social psychology offered empirical support to reciprocity theory. Major findings can be summarized as follows: Receiving even a small favor leads to further compliance with requests of the person who provided the favor (Howard, 1995), even when the favor is ...


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There is some evidence that refrigeration can help preserve aromas K. MARIN et al.: New Aroma Index for Aroma Quality of Coffee During Storage, Food Technol. Biotechnol. ISSN 1330-9862 (FTB-1827) The samples stored in a refrigerator preserved their aroma for a longer time, with decreased staling rate ... For consumers, an alternative to ...


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Yelp itself attempts to refute extortion claims in three ways: First, they cite an independent study by researchers at Boston University and the Harvard Business School, finding that advertisers were no more likely than non-advertisers to have unfavorable reviews hidden. Note that the focus of the study was predictors of fraudulent reviews, but they did ...


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I'll not delve into the whole "debate" between people who think significant amounts of weight loss can occur from other things than diet modification and exercise. Instead there's some simple proof on his own website that the picture isn't coming from his low-sleep "Paleo+" diet alone. Quote from his article discussing his 4500 Calorie ...


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A similar question was answered here previously. Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) is a somewhat controversial area of research, often relegated to journals like The Journal of Personal Selling and Sales Management.1 The NLP paradigm as a whole is generally discredited in the more mainstream scientific literature. A widely cited text on the topic ...


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The English language Wikipedia article on Kintetsu states that "Kinki Nippon Tourist Travel Agency" is a subsidiary of Kintetsu Corporation. http://www.knt.co.jp/kokusai/ itself states that it is Kinki Nippon Tourist Company Copyright(c)2008. All rights reserved by Kinki Nippon Tourist Co.,Ltd. However, some renaming did go on. Kintetsu Corporation ...


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According to Meat & Poultry 1998: Ask anyone in the pork industry how the addition or deletion of the McRib from the menu can change pork prices overnight. However, is McDonald's more influential than Russia? On the surface it may appear the Oak Brook, Ill.-based conglomerate wields more influence in this business. And Franchise Times 1999 says: ...


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Such statements are not to be intended in the "scientific" sense. They are marketing materials and are not claimed to be representative of all dentists. Stock phrases such as "Recommended by nine out of ten dentists" in commercials for non-prescription consumer healthcare products such as Sensodyne toothpaste are devised by the parent company's Global ...


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This website from ThamesWater (a water management company in UK) states that they are not flushable, and even shows you why. Other sources tell the same story: https://www.lanesfordrains.co.uk/domestic/advice/using-drains-and-sewers/wipes/ https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/oct/26/uk-water-firms-call-for-do-not-flush-labelling-on-wet-wipes This ...


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