Dietary Supplements: Cookies on Strings with a Horse Semen Chaser

Dietary Supplements is a daily roundup of what we're reading at GOOD Food HQ. Enjoy!

A growing number of colleges are banning trays in cafeterias. Without them, students waste 38 percent less food.

Artery walls inflamed after a fast-food breakfast? Blame the orange juice, not the sausage.

The world's longest taco, made using sustainably fished cod. Wait, is that an oxymoron?

Growing up, his dream was to open Vietnam's first McDonald's. When that proved too difficult, Ly Qui Trung founded his own franchise, Pho 24, and now it's expanding to the United States.

A new San Francisco start up is selling cookies out of its second-floor apartment window, using an adorable string pulley system.

You've read about the gym that charges you for not exercising. What about the bank account that gives you a special interest rates if you lose more than 5 percent of your body weight?

How and why we domesticate animals. In short, it's much more complex than just something humans did intentionally to animals.

In just 50 years, Hudson River fish have evolved a new gene variant that makes them resistant to PCBs.

A New Zealand food festival will feature horse semen shots. "The idea is you'll have as much zizz as a stallion for a week afterwards," say organizers.

And finally, today's illustration (by Johanna Kindvall of Kokblog) is a homework reminder: You have until March 1 to submit your own redesign of the recipe format, with winners to be chosen by Jessica Helfand and Wylie Dufresne.

Dietary Supplements is a daily roundup of what we're reading at GOOD Food HQ. Enjoy!


Some beauty pageants, like the Miss America competition, have done away with the swimsuit portions of the competitions, thus dipping their toes in the 21st century. Other aspects of beauty pageants remain stuck in the 1950s, and we're not even talking about the whole "judging women mostly on their looks" thing. One beauty pageant winner was disqualified for being a mom, as if you can't be beautiful after you've had a kid. Now she's trying to get the Miss World competition to update their rules.

Veronika Didusenko won the Miss Ukraine pageant in 2018. After four days, she was disqualified because pageant officials found out she was a mom to 5-year-old son Alex, and had been married. Didusenko said she had been aware of Miss World's rule barring mother from competing, but was encouraged to compete anyways by pageant organizers.

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One mystery in our universe is a step closer to being solved. NASA's Parker Solar Probe launched last year to help scientists understand the sun. Now, it has returned its first findings. Four papers were published in the journal Nature detailing the findings of Parker's first two flybys. It's one small step for a solar probe, one giant leap for mankind.

It is astounding that we've advanced to the point where we've managed to build a probe capable of flying within 15 million miles from the surface of the sun, but here we are. Parker can withstand temperatures of up to 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit and travels at 430,000 miles per hour. It's the fastest human-made vehicle, and no other human-made object has been so close to the sun.

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Since the mid '90s the phrase "God Forgives, Brothers Don't" has been part of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point's football team's lexicon.

Over the past few years, the team has taken the field flying a black skull-and-crossbones flag with an acronym for the phrase, "GFBD" on the skull's upper lip. Supporters of the team also use it on social media as #GFBD.

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