I am not a conspiracy theorist and I generally have faith in reputable media outlets to get the truth out to the public. But here are four examples where the media failed.
Matthew Shepard was not a gay hate crime according to journalist Stephen Jimenez’s “Book of Matt,” Shepard and one of his convicted killers were part of the crystal meth drug trade. The author is a gay male, and in no way wanted to diminish the seriousness of hate crimes aimed at the gay community.
The 1992 McDonald’s two million dollar spilled coffee in the lap was not someone driving with an open coffee and trying to cash in. She was parked, the spilled coffee caused 3rd degree burns, and she twice asked McDonald’s for a settlement. It was the judge who named the fine, based on 2 days of coffee sales at McDonald’s restaurants.
Columbus twin was wrongly accused of the murder of his brother. Dennis and Derris Lewis were cashiers at the Giant Eagle where I shopped. Both were nice young men, and Dennis often went to Derris for help with transactions. I was shocked when Derris was accused of the murder of his twin. Then the truth came out…
Modern archeologists, excavating ancient Egyptian tombs, have often found something unexpected amongst the tombs’ artifacts: pots of honey, thousands of years old, and yet still preserved. Through millennia, the archeologists discover, the food remains unspoiled, an unmistakable testament to the eternal shelf-life of honey.
There are a few other examples of foods that keep–indefinitely–in their raw state: salt, sugar, dried rice are a few. But there’s something about honey; it can remain preserved in a completely edible form, and while you wouldn’t want to chow down on raw rice or straight salt, one could ostensibly dip into a thousand year old jar of honey and enjoy it, without preparation, as if it were a day old. Moreover, honey’s longevity lends it other properties–mainly medicinal–that other resilient foods don’t have. Which begs the question–what exactly makes honey such a special food?
The answer is ascomplex as honey’s flavor–you don’t get a food source with no expiration date without a whole slew of factors working in perfect harmony.
To discover the secret behind honey’s infinite lifespan, read the full story on Smithsonian.com.
“We went back to your place and listened to the White Album. We ordered in. We fought and made up and got good jobs and got married and bought an apartment and worked out and ate more and talked less.”
Have you read Jenny Hollowell’s wonderful short story “A History of Everything, Including You”?