The Daily Rail: Don’t Believe this Meme; Tilapia is an Actual Fish

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Coffee vs. California

According to California, everything causes cancer. You can’t step outside and breathe fresh air without a “This product contains chemicals known to cause cancer” sign slapping you in the face. And this includes coffee now. An LA Superior Court judge ruled that coffee companies that have even trace amounts of acrylamide – a cancer-causing chemical – need to have a warning label. But coffee companies are prepping to fight back, including Starbucks, Caribou Coffee, Folgers, Keurig Green Mountain, and Gol Peak Tea & Coffee.

ESPN+ Hits Roku

ESPN+, ESPN’s new stream-only service, is now available through Roku. It’s available for a week-long trial, followed by a subscription fee of $4.99/month or $49.99/year. ESPN+ has exclusive games and events, as well as an ESPN-branded library of sports content, including MLB, NHL, MLS, Grand Slam tennis, top rank boxing, PGA Tour, college sports, international rugby, and cricket.

Locked in the Loo

A man in NYC had to call 911 after falling asleep in a bar’s bathroom and got locked in after close. The man said he had a few beers with a friend, went to take a piss and then sat down on the toilette where he closed his eyes. Fast forward several hours later and his friend apparently had forgotten about him and none of the bar staff checked the bathroom stalls for squatters. We’ve all been there, right? No. Oh, ok.


Why it matters to you: A graphic is making its’ rounds on the Internet with some wild claims about the fish and people are believing it.

Food fraud is a massive problem throughout the US. We’ve mentioned it before. The studies completed by Oceana have found some pretty shocking results that should make people truly worried about ordering certain types of fish, but tilapia wasn’t mentioned anywhere as a risk. So, should we be worried about those “facts” going around? In short, no. The graphic making its’ rounds is 100% BS and should only be laughed off.

Let’s examine one of the claims: “This fish is boneless, has no skin and can’t be overcooked” What?! That’s not even a reasonable possibility. This isn’t the lab meat of fish we are talking about plus. Anyone with eyes and half a brain knows that is false.

So now that these claims were fact checked and determined to be largely false and ridiculous should you be worried to serve tilapia? Nope! But just in case you are still worried or think maybe it might still be a fake fish or that we are in on it; here is an educational video on how to fillet tilapia. Looks like skin and bones to us…


Why it matters to you: New studies are showing that drinking some wine each day does not provide the benefits researchers once thought.

We’ve all probably heard that a glass of wine a day is good for heart health. Now researchers are saying that more than five glasses a week (or roughly 100g of alcohol) actually raises the risk of stroke, fatal aneurysm, heart failure, and death. Obviously, just like the “wine is good for your heart!” studies, there’s a LOT of other lifestyle factors come into play when lifespan is being discussed. We for one, like the occasional (to more than occasional) beer or glass of wine. What else are you supposed to drink with red meat?

That said, news broke recently saying that the studies claiming that some drinking is good for you were found to be funded by ‘Big Alcohol’. This coming to light is just proof that in 2018 everything sucks and it is all bad news. We can’t even just have one nice thing? Really? Not even a small win?! It also shows that consumers should do their own due diligence and dig into the actual research and not just study summaries (like this microblog!). Anyway, if the choices are living to be 103 years old or having the occasional drink we’ll take the drink.