Canned Insects

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Thai rural communities like many in Asia and South America know that eating insects provide a valuable source of protein, minerals and vitamins as well as a tasty snack. Crickets and grasshoppers or locusts are a seasonal delicacy while the giant water beetles know as mangdana are used in salads.

Using the latest canning and pasteurization techniques Insect Inter, has made it possible to ship them worldwide. The insects are fried to make crunchy snacks, that go so well with a cold beer. Try some, either just for the experience or to be remembered for your next party.

(via J-Walk)

The Hooters Employee Handbook

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From The Smoking Gun:

“Only approved Orange Hooters Girl Shorts are to be worn, sized to fit, and should NOT BE SO TIGHT THAT THE BUTTOCKS SHOW.” That’s just one of the important “image and grooming standards” addressed in the beer and boob emporium’s entertaining employee handbook, key excerpts of which you’ll find below. The “essence” of the chain, the handbook notes, is “entertainment through female sex appeal, of which the LOOK is a key part.” While there are too many amusing parts in the handbook to point out, here’s hoping that none of the buxom waitresses run afoul of the chain’s Pantyhose Police. The 52-page handbook, a copy of which we found attached as an exhibit to a recent federal lawsuit, also requires Hooters Girls to sign a statement recognizing that they might be on the receiving end of some randy patron comments: “I hereby acknowledge…the work environment is one in which joking and innuendo based on female sex appeal is commonplace.”

(via Linkfilter)

The Rosenhan Experiment

From Wikipedia of course:

The Rosenhan experiment was an investigation into the validity of psychiatric diagnosis conducted by David Rosenhan in 1972. It was published in the journal Science under the title On being sane in insane places.

Rosenhan’s study consisted of two parts. The first involved the use of healthy associates or ‘pseudopatients’, who briefly simulated auditory hallucinations in an attempt to gain admission to 12 different psychiatric hospitals in 5 different states in various locations in the United States. The second involved asking staff at a psychiatric hospital to detect non-existent ‘fake’ patients. In the first case hospital staff failed to detect a single pseudopatient, in the second the staff falsely detected large numbers genuine patients as impostors. The study is considered an important and influential criticism of psychiatric diagnosis.

(Thanks PVC)