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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 ...


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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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In an October 2015 test report by the Dutch 'ConsumentenBond' (consumer organization/watchdog) they report back on an earlier test started in 2013 (no link available) where 5 lights each of 24 types from 13 brands were tested. At that moment they had been running 20000 hours. They were switched 8 times per day: 2:45 hours on, 15 minutes off. 75% of those ...


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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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The only evidence for the claim that the device must be removed by a medical professional comes from the device creator, on the website of the product. It seems like an important point, since the idea is that in having to have such a device removed the authorities would be alerted and the rapist caught. Testing how hard the device is to remove isn't ...


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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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Yes, it is against the US Federal law. Yes, in theory it can cost you $1000 or 30 days' jail. Pesticides are regulated in the US by the United States Environment Protection Agency, in accordance with the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). Clorox Clean Up Cleaner With Bleach contains ingredients that are considered pesticides. (I'm ...


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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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The question boils down to: Given we have an electronic device that can be triggered remotely (to lock or unlock a door), is it possible to produce a hardware-based solution that can trigger it by: touching bananas connected to hardware? pushing buttons on a wireless device in the shape of a wand? detecting when you raise your eyebrows, using a device that ...


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According to Snopes the answer is NO: Barbara Mikkelson (who has contacted several airlines to get to the bottom of this) speculates: ... the origin of the "lifetime pass" legend came about as a fanciful explanation for why some airlines refuse passage to expectant women. And there are indeed special regulations for pregnant women, e.g. British ...


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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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They probably do. While I couldn't find evidence for Louis Vuitton destroying their unsold products, except for the original article, there are proof for other companies doing it. H&M and Wal-Mart: The clothing retailer H & M promised on Wednesday that it would stop the practice of destroying new, unworn clothing that it could not sell at its ...


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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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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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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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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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The product often mentioned as having "high Apple tax" is iPad. But in fact Samsung has higher margin on Galaxy Note 10.1, than Apple on iPad. On the other hand however, Samsung also makes Nexus 10 for Google, which sells at much, much lower margin. Apple gets hefty margin from iPhone 5, however Samsung gets similarly high margin from Galaxy S3. Again, ...


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Here are two more recent papers to support the notion that consumers do suffer from significant "left-digit bias". Lacetera, Pope, & Snydor (2012) looks at US used car sales data. It finds a large and discontinuous drop in sales prices at each 10,000-mile mark of the odometer. For example, cars with odometer values between 79,900 and 79,999 miles ...


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Usage There are many uses of conveyor belts, the one relevant to this question is probably the types of long conveyor using in mining, rather than conveyors used for less abrasive loads such as manufactured goods. Belt Durability According to Bridgestone Life of a typical conveyor belt is dependent on top cover wear and cut damage Their diagram ...


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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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Yes, low self-discharge (LSD) NiMH batteries function as described. By the way, the Eneloop brand, by Sanyo, is not the only LSD battery on the market. Other LSD NiMH batteries are sometimes marketed as "hybrid," or "pre-charged" NiMH batteries. Duracell "StayCharged" and Panasonic EVOLTA batteries are other good alternatives. Here's the basic method of why ...


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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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