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Austin Area Man Plants 7,000 Peppers in Back Yard to Counter North Korea’s Threats

Recent news of an imminent threat of nuclear bombardment has had many folks in Austin considering how best to respond. One enterprising young fellow has already taken action, however, and planted a record number of hot pepper plants in his back yard.

“North Korea and their nuclear missiles? Shoot, we’ve got fireworks louder than that, every […]

Want Some of the Really Hot Stuff? Then Get This Shirt…

We use the word “hot” pretty indiscriminately these days. The weather’s hot; this food’s hot; that song’s hot. My car’s hot (inside) these days. Or fill-in-the-blank-with-favorite-actor/actress is hot. And on and on.

In the zesty food game, hot has a pretty distinct meaning. Where is it on the Scoville scale? The bigger the number the […]

Brain Food: Spicy or Mild, Red Peppers Should be On Your Menu

This entry is part of a series, Brain Food»

We’re almost done with our Brain Food series, and I’ve saved the best for last. Red Peppers!

There are a lot of people who won’t eat peppers because they think they’re too pungent. Bell peppers, however, are the only member of the Capsicum family that doesn’t […]

Phelps Phood Lacks Phlavor

Today, Michael Phelps is the phastest and most decorated swimmer in Olympic history. He scored his sixth Gold in Beijing last night, and simultaneously his sixth World Record of the curent games.

He’s clearly the best athlete in the pool. Some are arguing he’s the best ever. At any sport. (I still got him in tiddlywinks, […]