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General Mills can no longer say Cheerios are proven to reduce cholesterol!


For decades, the cereal Cheerios has been known for lowering cholesterol 4% in 6 weeks. However, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent a letter in 2009 to General Mills saying that Cheerios was being advertised as an unapproved new drug!

The FDA gave General Mills two options: One, market Cheerios differently or two, apply to the government to sell Cheerios as a drug! The cereal company responded by stating that the FDA had already approved their claims of fiber used in advertising for years. What do you think? Is the FDA in the wrong or General Mills?`

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The author of the internet-censoring SOPA bill would be in violation if it were to pass!


Lamar Smith is a congressman from Texas and the author of the Stop Online Piracy Bill. We've covered SOPA before (here, and here). 

As you've probably heard, most internet companies are in an uproar about the restrictive nature of this legislation, which would put the US on par with the most restrictive regimens in the world when it comes to the internet.

The website Vice did some investigating, and they found that the congressman's website is using a photo without the consent of the man who took the photograph. This means that under the rules of SOPA, the photographer could order Internet service providers to block the congressman's website for violating his copyright!

We know we've been harping on this, but it's important that everyone recognizes how bad this legislation is for the average internet user.

Check out Vice's report here and the petition against SOPA here

You can't find a dead mouse in your Mt. Dew. It can dissolve them. At least according to Pepsi!


A man was suing PepsiCo for having found a dead mouse inside a can of Mountain Dew. PepsiCo's defense? That's not possible. Mountain Dew would dissolve a dead mouse. 

According to the testimony of a scientist that Pepsi submitted, Mountain Dew is so 'extreme' that it would have made the mouse carcass into something resembling jelly.

Soon after that testimony was submitted, Pepsi changed lawyers in the case. Have you found anything weird in your food? Let us know in the comments.

Update: It seems that some food experts think that a mouse actually dissolving might not be so possible. Even if it's not true, it's still a headscratcher how PepsiCo would use such a bizarre defense in court! Read about that here

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Some awesome lists!

A Barbie doll was sold for $302,500!


This rare Barbie was designed by jewelry designer Stefano Canturi and features a one carat pink diamond, 3 carats of white diamonds, and a diamond ring on her right hand! 100% of the proceeds from the Barbie doll was donated for research to breast cancer.


The doll is currently touring around the world throughout Las Vegas, London, and Shanghai! The previous record for most expensive Barbie goes to 1965's 'Midnight Red' Barbie at $17,091!


 


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