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Dietary Supplements: The Oldest Wedding Cake in the World

The world's oldest wedding cake and drug-laced Libyan coffee are on the menu in today's daily roundup of what we're reading at GOOD Food HQ. Enjoy!

Gaddafi's (rather desperate) new conspiracy theory: The Libyan revolt is being fueled by Al-Qaeda putting drugs in young men's daily Nescafe.


The potato was responsible for the rise of Europe. Well, kind of, not really.

Check out the latest from Google: Recipe View.

California's In-N-Out Burger is coming to Texas, the first time the fast-food company has expanded beyond a 500-mile radius of its distribution center.

"Monsanto has an annual budget of $10 million dollars and a staff of 75 devoted solely to investigating and prosecuting farmers." On corporate-controlled seeds as a threat to democracy.

Today's image is of the oldest complete wedding cake in the world. The Daily Mail reports that the cake, which was recently donated to a museum in Basingstoke, England, was baked 113 years ago, in 1898, for a bakery window display. The icing has browned with age, and has a large crack that occurred during a World War II bombing raid, but the museum's curator told the the Mail that, "upon investigation using a syringe, the cake was found to be very moist."

Dietary Supplements is a daily round-up of what we're reading at GOOD Food HQ.

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Anyone who has ever worked in retail knows that the worst thing about the job, right after the pay, are the unreasonable cheapskates who "want to talk to your manager" to get some money off an item.

They think that throwing a tantrum will save them a few bucks and don't care if they completely embarrass themselves in the process. Sometimes that involves belittling the poor employee who's just trying to get through their day with an ounce of dignity.

Twitter is rallying around a gal named Tori who works at a Target in Massachusetts after she was tweet-shamed by irate chapekate, journalist, and Twitter troll, David Leavitt.

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Childbirth is the number one reason American women visit the hospital, and it ain't cheap. In fact, it's getting more and more expensive. A new study published in Health Affairs found that the cost of having a baby with employer-sponsored health insurance increased by almost 50% in the past seven years.

The study evaluated "trends in cost-sharing for maternity care for women with employer-based health insurance plans, before and after the Affordable Care Act," which was signed into law in 2010. The study looked at over 657,061 women enrolled in large employer-sponsored health insurance plans who delivered babies between 2008 and 2015, as these plans tend to cover more than plans purchased by small businesses or individuals.

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A meteorite crashed into Earth nearly 800,000 years ago. The meteor was 1.2 miles wide, and the impact was so big, it covered 10% of the planet with debris. However, scientists haven't been able to find the impact site for over a century. That is, until now. A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal believes the crash site has been located.

Tektites, which are essentially rocks that have been liquefied from the heat of the impact and then cooled to form glass, help scientists spot the original impact site of a meteor. Upon impact, melted material is thrown into the atmosphere, then falls back to the ground. Even if the original crater has disappeared due to erosion or is hidden by a shift in tectonic plates, tektites give the spot away. Tektites between 750,000 to 35.5 million years old have been found in every continent except Antarctica.

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