A second group is made of the challengers — the people you see on YouTube or drawing a crowd at a fair. You'll often see them throwing up at the end of their videos. "What's making them sick is the gallon of milk they're drinking too fast, not the pepper," Currie said. "There's no actual heat in a pepper. The heat is a result of a chemical reaction that happens in your body, triggered by capsaicinoids in the peppers reacting with sensory neurons. Our bodies perceive the heat." … [Read more...] about Is the Carolina Reaper the World’s Hottest Pepper?
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In the U.S., you may hear capicola called gabagool or gobbagoal. Huh? Many Italian-Americans pronounce certain words – especially those related to food – with an accent that developed over the years as Italians with regional dialects immigrated to the U.S. In the case of capicola, certain Italian-Americans will pronounce the hard "c" as "g," the "p" as "b," the "o" as "ooh," and then drop the last vowel. Et voilà – capicola becomes gabagool. This pronunciation was popularized in the TV show "The Sopranos." … [Read more...] about Capicola: The Italian Dried Meat Tony Soprano Called ‘Gabagool’
However, it is also the first law enacted by any nation that recognizes the existence of human heritage in outer space. That's important because it reaffirms our human commitment to protecting our history — as we do on Earth with sites like the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, which is protected through instruments like the World Heritage Convention — while also acknowledging that the human species is expanding into space. … [Read more...] about ‘One Small Step’ Act Encourages Protection of Human Heritage in Space
As if unauthorized downloads alone weren't causing enough difficulty, streaming content further muddies the waters. If you really love movies, you can do yourself and other movie buffs a favor: find legal ways to pay for and enjoy that content. In doing so, you support the entertainment industry and you dodge digital security pitfalls of all kinds, too. … [Read more...] about 10 Signs That Streaming Movie Site Isn’t Legit
National Monuments As we just mentioned, technically a national monument is a type of national park site. National monuments are usually smaller than national parks. Their purpose is to preserve at least one nationally significant resource, such as Aztec Ruins National Monument, which preserves a 900-year-old ancestral Pueblo Great House in New Mexico. National monuments tend to be places to visit for education and historic remembrance. … [Read more...] about What’s the Difference Between a National Park and National Monument?