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  1. jmc2000

    jmc2000 Deck Sergeant

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    One of my new year's resolutions is to learn a new thing every day.

    Today I learned that mushrooms are theoretically a good source of protein, which is handy, because one of my new year's resolutions is to eat more vegan food. I always assumed that mushrooms were no good for protein, because I'd look at nutritional values and see:

    100g chicken breast - 31g protein
    100g peanuts - 26g protein
    100g cheddar - 25g protein
    100g mushrooms - 3.1g protein

    ...but it turns out that:

    100g chicken breast - 165 calories
    100g peanuts - 567 calories
    100g cheddar - 402 calories
    100g mushrooms - 22 calories

    So:

    100 calories chicken breast - 18.8g protein
    100 calories peanuts - 4.6g protein
    100 calories cheddar cheese - 6.2g protein
    100 calories mushrooms - 14.1g protein

    There's probably an upper limit on how many kilos of mushrooms I can reasonably scoff a day, but this is certainly food for thought, in terms of getting a balanced diet on the days when I skip meat and dairy.
     
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    This is great and all, but today I learned I can basically shuffle myself around my whole flat on a computer chair, which means more time sitting on my ass.
     
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    That is interesting as I ruddy love mushrooms, fairly cheap too.
     
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    I learned today that bugs bunny is more than likely a hare, not a rabbit
     
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    And that the snes was online capable and had an online subscription service, a decade before Xbox live
     
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    This is impossible... I still go to school!!!:lol:
     
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    One thing I've learned is too much catnip equals rather a lot of zoomies... :eek:
     
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    All that's true of course, but still................................................. they are mushrooms!!!!! Mushrooms are a Fungus. Athletes Foot is a Fungus too. Have you ever had Athletes Foot? Can you imagine sucking on a nasty raw sore-y toe for protein? Case closed ;-)! (and THERES my link to the threads title, mushroom/athletes feet = Fungus)

    I was a vegan many years before "vegan" became a word. (We were Vegetarians back in the long ago) Even now my meat intake is far less than most peoples, but I have succumbed to the allure of the mighty cheeseburger. Learn to love oatmeal and rice as you will be eating PLENTY of these. Also.................. this
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    Very interesting. And my "new thing" for 3 January.
     
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    For quite a while now I've been a "flexitarian". I eat vegetarian when I'm picking my own meals but just go with the flow on social or special occasions. I find cutting dairy out harder, because I've just never really found a decent vegan sandwich (I love hummus but feel like it makes for a mushy sandwich).
     
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    Have you ever eaten a good PB&J?
     
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    If you fold a piece of paper 103 times it's thickness will be larger than the observable universe.

    You can have that as your new thing for the 4th... So don't read it till tomorrow.
     
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    For the fifth. You can play a vinyl record with the corner tip of a plastic five pound note. Also Nintendo and Sony intended to collaborate and produce a machine that could play SNES games and Sony disks. It was never sold commercially, buy it does exist in prototype form and is one of the rarest pieces of gaming hardware on the planet, it is also thought of as the holy grail of console collectibles
     
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    *sigh* I hear you Brother *sigh*

    I do eat Dairy though and have become a connoisseur of Cheese sandwiches. I also make the best fried egg and cheese sandwich you've ever had...... if I say so myself!
     
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    This is the perfectly named site for you. It also has some really interesting stuff on it, and my link was a question I'd pondered a few times
    Myself

     
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    Today I learned that @kry102001 left us back in November.
     
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    My beloved Bronco's. (I knew part of this but not all)

    Denver Broncos — Longest Active NFL Sellout Streak
    Number of games: 394
    When the streak started: 1970

    The Denver Broncos are synonymous with Mile High Stadium, a venue that has been filled to capacity for just shy of 400 games in a row over the course of nearly half a century and a location change. Today the Broncos play at Sports Authority Field at Mile High and they're still selling it out. During that time, fans were treated to 26 postseason games. They also watched the Broncos set records for most wins over two seasons, as well as the most wins over three seasons. The team took six trips to the Super Bowl, five of which were helmed by iconic Denver quarterback-turned-GM John Elway, who won two championships back-to-back in the late 1990s.
     
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    The Broncos are so big that they literally shut down train stops and deploy tons of extrs trains before and after their games, a favor which no other sports teams in the area get.
     
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    Support the Brisbane Broncos instead, they are better. (They play rugby)
     
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    I cannot believe you said that to me!
     

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