Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Play and work at the same time? Yes, please!

So for those of you who love playing video games or online puzzles or whatever...check out

It's a challenging yet extremely entertaining logic puzzle disguised as a game. Stimulate your brain cells for a couple of minutes during your next break!

Enjoy! :-)

What? I shouldn't eat these?

According to a CNN article, foods that we shouldn't be consuming are raw milk, raw sprouts, and raw oysters. To find out what's wrong with your favorite, look below.

Raw Milk

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Raw milk, or unpasteurized milk, could have made been exposed to "cow feces or bacteria living on the skin of cows." It can also be exposed to "an infection of the cow's udder, or from dirty equipment." When milk "pasteurized," most bacteria is removed through the "special heating process" of pasteurization.

To read more on raw milk's harmfulness, visit

Raw Sprouts

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"Raw or lightly cooked sprouts" aren't what you want to be consuming. To insure that you're eating thoroughly "cooked sprouts," heat them pretty well if you're eating them at home or if you're eating out, ask for sprouts to be removed from your meal.

To read more on why you should be careful before you sprinkle alfalfa on your salad, visit

And, finally...for the seafood lovers (I hope I remember to share this one with my parents)

Raw Oysters

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The "unsafe" raw oysters mentioned in the CNN article are the ones from the Gulf of Mexico. Because the "waters in the Gulf are warmer than those in the Pacific Northwest," a "bacterium called Vibrio vulnificus" becomes more popular in oysters from the Gulf.

To read more on raw milk's harmfulness, visit

Now, who still feels like eating? Do they put sprouts in egg rolls...I hope not because that's what I had for lunch.

Happy (and safe) munching! :-)

Weapons from Brad Pitt's New Movie Taken by Hungarian Authorities

I was surprised to read that about "100 live weapons" were seized from Brad Pitt's "World War Z" movie. Why? The film is being shot in Budapest, Hungary. When the weapons, "[including] machine guns, rifles and pistols," arrived at the airport, the head of Hungary's Counterterrorism Center, Anos Hajdu, claimed that he was not able to prove that the weapons were for the movie. There isn't much more to be said about the case now but I just thought that was an interesting piece of news. There's no such thing as being too careful.

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Nicholas III, Loyola University Maryland's mascot, retires

So Nicholas III, Loyola's Greyhound, has officially retired. I've been wanting to see Nicholas III on campus but I've never gotten the chance to. I guess I'm always at the wrong place. Regardless...I think I still love that Greyhound because according to the (link pasted below), Nicholas III's favorite sport is......LACROSSE! One of my favorite sports! Father Nash, who is supposed to be speaking to my First Year Experience class in a couple of weeks, would have brought his loyal sidekick with him. Another one of our mascot's hobbies is poetry...another reason as to why our (former) mascot embodies me (in well, animal form). Maybe it's extra freshman school spirit but I'm a little sadness is dawning upon me because our adopted greyhound, whom I wish I would've met, is super friendly and loves Loyola. Also mentioned in the article (link pasted below) is Fr. Nash's uncertainty whether Loyola will adopt another greyhound. I hope we do and I hope I get to meet this one!

                                                                   Photo taken from link pasted below.