The Daily Dish: Shoot Guns During Dinner at This Arizona Restaurant
Shoot Guns During Dinner at This Arizona Restaurant
A new restaurant in Peoria, Arizona, specifically appeals to people who take the Second Amendment to heart. According to Forbes, the new restaurant, called Modern Round, was opened by a former CEO of the firearms manufacturer Smith & Wesson. A membership, which costs a mere $5, allows customers to reserve tables at the restaurant. The tables are set up in front of giant screens, where customers can fire ultra-realistic replica guns — including a replica AR-15 that has a CO2 cartridge to give the feel of shooting a real firearm — in a series of different scenarios. There are zombie-killing set-ups, duck-hunting games, and even real police and military training scenarios, which cost extra. All new members are required to watch a gun safety video, and children ages 12 to 18 are allowed only if accompanied by an adult.
Eating Hot Peppers Is Linked to Living Longer
According to Medical XPress, a new study showed that eating hot peppers was associated with a longer lifespan and a reduced risk of death due to heart disease or stroke. The study, published in Plos One, looked at 16,000 American men of various ages, races, dietary habits, education levels, and smoking patterns over 23 years. The study also looked at whether these men ate chile peppers and/or spicy food. The findings suggested that the people who ate chile peppers lived longer than those who did not. How exactly chile peppers are related to lower mortality is still a question, though. Researchers theorize that the chemical capsaicin, which makes peppers taste spicy, is responsible because it increases blood flow and is also linked to a reduced risk of obesity.
Garlic Bread Recalled From Major Australian Producer
An accident at a major foodservice manufacturer in Australia has caused a shortage of garlic bread. According to The Daily Telegraph, bits of Teflon were found in a margarine filter last week at the George Weston Foods foodservice manufacturer, which supplies garlic bread to Pizza Hut, Domino’s, and a bunch of supermarkets across Australia. When the Teflon was discovered, the company halted production and started looking for the source of the plastic. Weston Foods has recalled 11 of its garlic bread products.
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Spain Bans Blue Wine for Being the Wrong Color
Earlier this summer, a Spanish company made headlines for developing a bright blue wine. But now, Spain has banned the product on the grounds that wine is either white or red. According to The Local, the blue wine, called Gik, is a blend of several Spanish grape varieties. The most notable thing about it, of course, is its shockingly bright shade of blue, which the owners say comes from indigo and anthocyanin, natural pigments in the grape skin. Not long after the wine's debut, the company was hit with a fine for mislabeling its product as “wine” on the grounds that Spain recognizes 17 types of wine products, none of which are blue. Now the blue drink is being forced to be marketed in the “other alcoholic drinks” category. The label also had to be changed to read: "99 percent wine and 1 percent grape must."
Salmon Infected With Tapeworm Are Caught in the United States
A Japanese tapeworm that can grow up to 30 feet long, known as Diphyllobothrium nihonkaiense, has been found in salmon caught in American waters. A new study in the Centers for Disease Control’s Emerging Infectious Diseases journal has identified the parasite as a threat. Although it is usually confined to Asia’s Pacific coasts, the worm’s larvae were found in 64 wild Alaskan salmon in 2013, according to USA Today, but the study was only published last week. Although the health effects are generally not serious, the tapeworm could easily spread via exported seafood goods, potentially infecting consumers in mainland United States, Europe, and Asia. Freezing or cooking the fish will kill the parasite.