If I Told You What Was In Your Favorite Foods, You Might Not Eat Them. Here's Why You Should.

SPOILER ALERT: The following content is about delicious spoiled foods.

If I Told You What Was In Your Favorite Foods, You Might Not Eat Them. Here's Why You Should.

Here's a thought:

That's because they're home to millions of microbes.

BUT DON'T PANIC. 99% of microbes are actually harmless to humans. The remaining 1% are those dangerous bugs that we evolved repulsion to.

To deal with some of those harmful microbes, we can use preservatives like salt to transform otherwise vulnerable food (meat left out at room temperature) to delicious food (salami).

This idea behind this kind of controlled spoiling is also food in fermentation, which is pretty universal.

This practice is so universal that some researchers think fermentation and controlled spoiling form part of the reason why our evolutionary ancestors made the jump from hunting to farming, which many view as the bedrock of civilization.

In other words, the bacterial cultures in our food are part of what make us a cultured people.

Want to be more cultured yourself? Check out the full video below.


When a pet is admitted to a shelter it can be a traumatizing experience. Many are afraid of their new surroundings and are far from comfortable showing off their unique personalities. The problem is that's when many of them have their photos taken to appear in online searches.

Chewy, the pet retailer who has dedicated themselves to supporting shelters and rescues throughout the country, recognized the important work of a couple in Tampa, FL who have been taking professional photos of shelter pets to help get them adopted.

"If it's a photo of a scared animal, most people, subconsciously or even consciously, are going to skip over it," pet photographer Adam Goldberg says. "They can't visualize that dog in their home."

Adam realized the importance of quality shelter photos while working as a social media specialist for the Humane Society of Broward County in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

"The photos were taken top-down so you couldn't see the size of the pet, and the flash would create these red eyes," he recalls. "Sometimes [volunteers] would shoot the photos through the chain-link fences."

That's why Adam and his wife, Mary, have spent much of their free time over the past five years photographing over 1,200 shelter animals to show off their unique personalities to potential adoptive families. The Goldbergs' wonderful work was recently profiled by Chewy in the video above entitled, "A Day in the Life of a Shelter Pet Photographer."

Vanna White appeared on "The Price Is Right" in 1980.

Vanna White has been a household name in the United States for decades, which is kind of hilarious when you consider how she gained her fame and fortune. Since 1982, the former model and actress has made millions walking back and forth turning letters (and later simply touching them—yay technology) on the game show "Wheel of Fortune."

That's it. Walking back and forth in a pretty evening gown, flipping letters and clapping for contestants. More on that job in a minute…

As a member of Gen X, television game shows like "Wheel of Fortune" and "The Price is Right" send me straight back to my childhood. Watching this clip from 1980 of Vanna White competing on "The Price is Right" two years before she started turning letters on "Wheel of Fortune" is like stepping into a time machine. Bob Barker's voice, the theme music, the sound effects—I swear I'm home from school sick, lying on the ugly flowered couch with my mom checking my forehead and bringing me Tang.

This video has it all: the early '80s hairstyles, a fresh-faced Vanna White and Bob Barker's casual sexism that would never in a million years fly today.

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