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November 24, 2012

Overnight Open Thread (24 Nov 2012)

Damn. I'm out of turkey already.

Lingerie Football

Lingerie League Goes Legit. Looks to be more popular overseas than the NFL in terms of teams and leagues.

BusinessWeek recently called them the “fastest growing sports league in the United States.” The U.S. league is taking the fall off, scheduled to come back in the spring, as Mortaza and company focus on starting the Canadian version. (The video of Nikki Johnson's shoulder-plow, uploaded in September, is the first viral sensation for the new league.) An Australian-based export is going through the final planning stages after the LFL's first-ever All Star Game, held in Sydney last May, drew 18,000 fans. 2014 will see the start of an LFL Europe league, with teams in the U.K., Germany and Ireland. When that happens, the LFL will be playing year-round... somewhere.

“The ultimate goal is to be playing across the world,” says Mortaza, “and to make a serious case to turn this into, believe it not, an Olympic sport.”

An Olympic sport? Oh my. Does that mean Pole Dancing has a chance too?

War & Relationships

Heh. This was sent in from Genghis. The 7 Types Of Failed Relationship Understood Via U.S. Wars. I wonder what the War On Terror would fit?

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Psychopath Challenge

Take The Psychopath Challenge. I scored 19 out of 33. No idea what that means. Partially psycho?

Food Coma

Evidently even Aristotle Had Thoughts On The Thanksgiving Food Coma. OK, not really Thanksgiving but on having a really big meal.

Food coma may seem a recent phenomenon -- one brought on by the age of never-ending buffets and fast food -- but it didn't escape the observant gaze of the Greek philosopher Aristotle, who theorized, "...while food is being digested, vapors rise from the stomach because of their higher temperature and collect in the head. As the brain cools, the vapors condense, flow downward and then cool the heart, which causes sleep." The more food is consumed, the greater the effect.

OK, he's a bit wrong there. Here's what really happens.
When mounds of food are consumed, activity of the parasympathetic nervous system -- the system responsible for the body's "resting" activities -- increases, resulting in a state of low energy and a desire to relax. Additionally, the consumption of carbohydrates -- like potatoes, stuffing, cranberries, bread, etc. -- causes insulin levels to rise in order to mitigate blood glucose levels. Concurrently, muscles take in various amino acids, except for one called tryptophan. With the ratio of tryptophan elevated in the blood stream, the amino acid has an easier time getting into the brain. Once there, tryptophan is converted to serotonin, which is then converted to melatonin. Elevated levels of these two hormones make us very, very sleepy.

Sci-Fi Montage

Dessert Idea

Oh man I need to try this. Bacon Bourbon Ice Cream Recipe.

1 cup of whole milk
3 cups of heavy cream
¾ cup of sugar
4 egg yolks
1lb. of bacon
Brown sugar
Maple syrup or a bourbon whiskey. (Manbque prefers Makers Mark)

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