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Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Worry About Bacon Being As Deadly As Cigarettes

Bacon Star

Bacon and other red and processed meats are now Group 1 carcinogens, but there’s more to the story. Image Source: Wikimedia Commons

The hype around The World Health Organization’s study that bacon will kill you as fast as cigarettes has finally started to slow since it hit the Internet late last week. People have had some time to get over the sticker shock that nearly all of America’s most cherished foods—from hot dogs to hamburgers to bacon—are carcinogens, and the meat of the information is finally being digested. So what has a closer examination of the study led to? Here are four things to keep in mind before spurning the good stuff for good.

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Video Of The Day: Meet A 9-Year-Old Chain Smoker From Indonesia

“Cigarettes taste better [than candy].”

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What’s Behind Our Obsession With Zombies?

Walking Dead Zombies

AMC’s incredibly popular and critically acclaimed series, “The Walking Dead,” follows the human survivors living in a zombie infested world. Source: Forbes

Zombies have been a part of pop culture for decades, but they seem especially pervasive lately. They’re featured in TV shows, films, comics, video games — even in works of literature. What is it about zombies that we love to hate? Are they simply experiencing that rare sixteenth minute of fame, or is there something deeper going on?

First off, the zombie isn’t a recent human construction; in fact, it’s steeped in centuries of history. The term comes from the West African word nzambi, or “soul.” In the 19th century when this word came into existence, Nzambi themselves were not feared — becoming one was. After all, they were unable to control their own fates. The nzambi were thought to be used by boko, or sorcerers, for black magic.

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The Muppets Were Never Meant To Be Child-Friendly. Here’s Why.

Jim Henson Muppets History Group

Source: Memeoirs

Since its 1958 birth, the iconic Muppet franchise has revolutionized the field of puppetry — and it’s not showing any signs of stopping. This fall, Jim Henson’s puppet crew returns to TV for the first time since 1998. Co-created by Bill Prady and Bob Kushell, the latest incarnation of the Muppet Show has already seen its share of controversy, with some deeming the show unsuitable for children.

“The puppet characters loved by kids in the 1970s and 1980s are now weighing in on inter-species relationships and promiscuity,” wrote Christian fundamentalist group One Million Moms in its campaign to have the show canceled.

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