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You may look at that Hamburger in a whole new way!

Just in time for Memorial Day, a recently released survey may change the way that you look at hamburgers. “The Hamburger Report” by Clear Labs tested burgers from 79 brands and 22 retailers in northern California and made some discoveries that some may find disturbing.

The lab said that of 258 samples it tested, it found

  • 2 cases of meat in vegetarian products
  • 1 black bean burger with no black beans
  • 3 percent of products contained pathogenic DNA
  • 3 cases of rat DNA
  • 1 case of human DNA

The rat DNA was found in a fast food burger, a vegetarian burger and a ground meat sample. The human DNA was found in a frozen vegetarian burger, likely from hair, skin or fingernail that was actually mixed during manufacturing, Clear Labs said.

The lab notes that while it may make your stomach turn, the presence of human DNA or rat DNA isn’t likely to be harmful for human health.

“What many consumers don’t know is that some amounts of human and rat DNA may fall within an acceptable regulatory range,” Clear Labs writes.

According to the study, fast food restaurants showed low rates of contamination, but there were “substantial discrepancies between the reported nutritional values on fast food menus and the nutritional values of fast food burger products we observed in our testing.”


What were the most popular babies names for 2015?

According to the Social Security Administration’s annual list of the most popular baby names, Noah was the top name for boys in 2015, the third year it nabbed the top of the list. Meanwhile, Emma was the most popular name for girls for a second year.

The popularity of Noah is pretty incredible when you consider that in 2002 it was all the day down at 31. In 2015 alone, more than 19,500 babies were given the named Noah. Emma, on the other hand, has been popular for awhile, landing in the top five since 2002, with more than 20,000 babies getting named Emma last year.

2015 Most Popular Boy Names

  1. Noah
  2. Liam
  3. Mason
  4. Jacob
  5. William

2015 Most Popular Girl Names

  1. Emma
  2. Olivia
  3. Sophia
  4. Ava
  5. Isabella

Source: USA Today

Bob’s Blog: Chicken Law

Why did the Chicken Cross the road? Because she realized she was on the same side of the street as Doc Geisers.
Looks like the quote from SR Rubino has finally come home to roost in Frederick city “Chickens are the new dog!” It may just Ruffle a few feathers.
The Frederick City board Alderman who were tired of walking on egg shells, finally made the decision that will surely make some as happy as a rooster in a hen house and approved an amendment to the city code to permit up to six hens on residential properties
Before the Alderman Stuck their necks out They wanted to make sure that any decision they made didn’t leave them with egg on their face.
I guess they wanted something they could crow about. Opps, sorry roosters are not allowed.

Not everything is as cracked up as it should be. They’re many rules before you can rule the roost
So here are the details :
Eligibility:City residents with individually owned backyards and a lot size of at least 2,500 square feet.
Number:One for every 500 square feet of backyard area, with a maximum of six chickens.
Type:Hens only, no roosters.
Process:Applications approved and licenses given through the public works department.
Enclosures: Hens must be kept in covered, predator-resistant henhouse or coop. The coop must also be within either a fenced backyard or a fenced-in enclosure at least 4 feet high.
Enforcement:Those who violate the regulations in the ordinance can have their licenses revoked or suspended and their birds seized and impounded by animal control officers.
Before we put all our eggs into one basket let’s take a look at one city, Miami who allowed chickens in the city. Now they were running around like “Chickens with their heads cut off” because they had thousands of Ferrell chickens strutting their stuff. That made the same people who allowed it Madder than a wet hen.The problem got so bad they had to hire Chicken buster squads ( I kid you not) to wrangle the feisty Feathered fiends.
I am not trying to be chicken Little here and being afraid the sky is falling. I want to have a Sunny side up attitude about this. But I have a feeling that decision will stick in my craw for a while. If you want to be a farmer, move to the country.
I hope the city didn’t lay an egg.

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Ryan serves as the Co-Host on the Morning News Express at WFMD. He started in radio when he was just 17 years old, doing sports and news for his high school radio station. Ryan spent several years at WFMD in Frederick, Maryland before moving to New York, where he worked at WBEN in Buffalo. In 2016, while working at WIBW-AM in Topeka Kansas, Hedrick earned the Kansas Association of Broadcasters (KAB) award for Major Market enterprise reporting. Hedrick grew up in Southern California where he attended Cal State University of Northridge.



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