After airlines stop serving warm nuts, a Texas supplier is stuck with 87,000 lb of them

GNS Foods of Arlington, TX supplies nuts to airlines. Now that Airline traffic has taken a nosedive, the company is stuck with 42 excess tons of cashews, pistachios, pecans, and almonds. They've taken to selling them at their retail store for $6 a 1.25 lb bag, "selling for less than they cost GNS wholesale, even though the company has to roast, season and bag the nuts," says U.S. News and World Report. Read the rest

Sometimes you feel like a nut

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"Nuts!": Bloopers from old Hollywood TV and films

Enjoy this blooper reel of some real "oopsy daisies" from early Hollywood productions, I sure did!

And, if you liked that, here are a couple more similar compilations:

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Eating nuts helps 'busting a nut' be more fun

Science babies, science.


Adding nuts to a regular diet significantly improves orgasmic function and sexual desire in healthy young men, according to the FERTINUTS study.

The randomized controlled trial, which was recently published in Nutrients, showed a significant increase in the orgasmic function (P = .037) and sexual desire (P = .040) of men of reproductive age who received the nut intervention in comparison with an age-matched control group.

The researchers found no significant between-group differences in changes during the intervention in erectile function (P = .192), intercourse satisfaction (P = .473), and overall satisfaction (P = .333). In addition, there were no significant correlations between changes in erectile dysfunction parameters and in biochemical parameters during the intervention, write Albert Salas-Huetos, PhD, from University Rovira i Virgili, Reus, Spain, and colleagues.

"None of the possible mechanisms explored (nitric oxide and E-selectin, as surrogate markers of endothelial function) seem to explain the beneficial effects observed on orgasmic function and sexual desire," they write. They add that the study "did not provide enough evidence to support the main mechanism for these improvements, however, an absence of evidence does not mean evidence of no effect."

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How to open a walnut with your bare hands

The key appears to be having something other than bare hands to crunch it against, such as concrete. But commenters insist this can be accomplished with just the palms of the hands by pushing against the shell's seam. Read the rest

Netflix crime-doc spoof asks: 'Who drew the dicks?'

You'd be nuts not to watch the trailer for American Vandal, a mockumentary that satirizes Netflix's true crime genre.

American Vandal is an 8-part true-crime series centered around a costly high school prank that left twenty-seven faculty cars vandalized with phallic images. A sophomore student and aspiring documentarian investigates the potentially unjust expulsion of troubled senior (and known dick-drawer) Dylan Maxwell, but one question remains on everyone's minds until the very end: Who drew the dicks?

The real question may be: Will it actually air on Netflix or is it just a ballsy joke? Read the rest

Video of walnut sanded away layer by layer

Walnut Sanded Away Layer by Layer

Laurin Döpfner sanded a walnut, layer by layer, and combined the photos into an animated video. Here's his set-up. Read the rest

Nuts may contain nuts

A British supermarket was forced to take bags of nuts off the shelves after the labeling failed to declare the possible presence of peanuts. The store, Booths, apologised and warned customers allergic to nuts not to consume the nuts. [BBC] Read the rest

Nutjob violates parole

Anti-evolutionist and unilateral correspondent Dennis Markuze, harasser of scientists and journalists, has failed to resist the call of the pen despite his recent conviction. John Timmer writes:

Within the last few weeks, several science writers (including Scott Johnson of Ars) started receiving disturbingly familiar messages via Twitter. Oddly, a tweet of mine about NASA's Space Station alert system prompted a response that mentioned both socialism and atheism. It seemed clear that Mabus was back; members of the atheist community had already come to the same conclusion. Fortunately, the Montreal Police also reached that conclusion. Markuze appeared just as bad at covering his tracks as he had been earlier, so the police were able to announce that Markuze has been taken into custody for parole violations.

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In China, some people are seriously into collecting pairs of big, round, nuts, and playing with them

[Video Link]. Collecting pairs of walnuts is a thing in China. The bigger and the older, the better! "Playing with these kind of nuts isn't for ordinary people," says one collector in this exquisite Reuters News video. (via Shanghaiist) Read the rest