Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Feb 17, 2016
February 17, 2016
Big Money, Big Problems:
Do ya like parmesan cheese on your pasta? Some fast-food problems yesterday as the Food and Drug Administration revealed it found a parmesan cheese maker used fillers including wood pulp to cut its "100 percent real parmesan cheese."
Bloomberg reports FDA inspectors visiting the plant in Slippery Rock, PA, last November got a tip and found the company at fault; the company president will reportedly be pleading guilty to charges and faces up to a year in prison and a $100-thousand dollar fine.
Interestingly, wood pulp, or cellulose, is a legal additive and safe to consume, but probably at levels from two-to-four percent. However, some grated cheese products have been found to contain levels over eight percent.
Taking everything much too seriously:
Warning: Note content!
A lawmaker in Kentucky wants men to get permission from their wives before taking Viagra.
Democratic State Representative MARY LOU MARZIAN says her bill requires men to see a doctor twice and get a signed permission slip from their wives before seeking a prescription to enhance their libidos. Marzian admits the bill has no chance of passing. She says she's really only pushing it in response to several recent anti-abortion measures. (Still)
Moving on with your life:
Hey guys --think you locked down the little lady for life when you popped that ring on her finger? Think again! Women's Health reports a new poll shows that 53-percent of all ladies fantasize about splitting up with their significant others and intimacy expert LAURA DOYLE speculates that women are more willing to do something about an unhappy marriage --particularly because females initiated 69-percent of divorces.
Meanwhile, gents seem to be pretty happy with the ball and chain --44-percent of guys never think about leaving their better half. (Lee)
Ladies, if you play guitar but are tired of your breasts getting in the way, ST. VINCENT is here to save the day. She hooked up with Ernie Ball Music Man to design an electric guitar that makes room for female players to wear the instrument higher up and still be comfortable. Of course, comfort does not come cheap. The guitar comes in black or Vincent blue and will set you back $1,899-dollars. (Marino)
Fox News said yesterday that AINSLEY EARHARDT is the replacement for ELISABETH HASSELBECK on "Fox & Friends" after Elizabeth's departure two months ago to spend more time raising her three children. You can go back to whatever you were doing now.
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