Frozen Meat and the Guerrilla War Against Misinformation

“Frozen Meat Against COVID-19 Misinformation: An Analysis of Steak-Umm and Positive Expectancy Violations” [by Ekaterina Bogomoletc and Nicole M. Lee, Journal of Business and Technical Communication, vol. 35, no. 1, 2021, pp. 118-125.] is a featured study in “Pandemic Dining: Gelato, Candy, Lettuce, Frozen Meat“, which is a featured article in the special Viruses and […]

“Frozen Meat Against COVID-19 Misinformation”

Scholars begin to try to make sense of the vexed year 2020, in this study: “Frozen Meat Against COVID-19 Misinformation: An Analysis of Steak-Umm and Positive Expectancy Violations,” Ekaterina Bogomoletc, Nicole M. Lee, Journal of Business and Technical Communication, epub 2020. (Thanks to Faye Flam for bringing this to our attention.) The authors, at North […]

A Drink Can Be Too Cool: The Lethal Liquid Nitrogen Cocktail

Cocktails can be ultra-chilling. This medical report provides evidence to that effect: “A lethal cocktail: gastric perforation following liquid nitrogen ingestion,” James Scott Pollard, Joanne Elizabeth Simpson, Moatasiem Idris Bukhari, BMJ Case Reports, 2013;10.1136/bcr-2012-007769. The authors, at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary [pictured below], Lancaster, UK, write: “We report a case of gastric perforation in an […]

Sensory attributes of haddock balls in the cold

Haddock balls suffer from the cold, according to this Icelandic study: “SENSORY ATTRIBUTES OF HADDOCK BALLS AFFECTED BY ADDED FISH PROTEIN ISOLATE AND FROZEN STORAGE,”  Gholam Reza Shaviklo [pictured here], Sigurjon Arason, Gudjon Thorkelsson, Kolbrun Sveinsdottir and Emilia Martinsdottir, Journal of Sensory Studies, vol. 25 (2010) 316–331. (Thanks to investigators Philip Rubin and Robert Remez […]