How Much [X] Could You Eat Before It Would Kill You?

Toxicologists have a saying that "the dose makes the poison," meaning that anything and everything can kill you in large enough quantities. So here we take five incredibly common (and usually benign) foods and household items to their illogical conclusion. Ever contemplated eating 480 bananas? Don't do it. » 2/10/15 1:00pm 2/10/15 1:00pm

Fireball Whisky contains an antifreeze ingredient

Fireball is a ragingly popular, sickly sweet elixir that's taken America by storm. Fireball is also made with propylene glycol, a common ingredient in some antifreezes. That's an unsettling fact, so unsettling that Norway, Sweden, and Finland just recalled the booze. But it's not necessarily as unsettling as it sounds. » 10/29/14 2:46pm 10/29/14 2:46pm

Smart Chopsticks That Test Your Food For Contamination

Recently, Stephen Colbert lampooned gadgets that track what you drink and other seemingly inane metrics. But the trend may have just found its ideal market. The Chinese search giant Baidu just introduced a pair of "smart chopsticks" designed to alert users to the presence of "gutter oil," or the illegal use of oil… » 9/03/14 10:17pm 9/03/14 10:17pm

Stop Refrigerating Your Butter

Do you keep your butter in the refrigerator? You do? Stop it. Stop it right this second. You're ruining your butter experience and making your toast taste like failure. Let me tell you why. » 8/21/14 1:30pm 8/21/14 1:30pm

How Long Is the Food in Your Fridge Safe to Eat After the Power Goes…

If you're one of the millions who lost power during Hurricane Sandy, you're probably wondering how long all that food in your refrigerator will last before it spoils. According to the USDA, if the power has been out less than four hours, refrigerated food is probably fine. But since it's likely that this storm will… » 10/30/12 3:23pm 10/30/12 3:23pm

How Did One Man Contaminate Half a Billion Eggs, and Why Wasn't He…

A single man—poultry tycoon Austin J. DeCoster—was responsible for this year's salmonella outbreak that sickened almost 2,000 people across 22 states, and forced a recall of half a billion eggs. How did it get to this point? » 9/24/10 10:00am 9/24/10 10:00am