Posted Wednesday, January 16th 2013 @ 1pm
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Hey, America: This is why we're fat.
The nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest released its annual "Xtreme Eating Awards" list Wednesday, naming the most over-the-top, unhealthy dishes in restaurant chains across the country -- and the results paint a picture of a nation obsessed with all things sugary, salty, fatty and fried.
Heading up the list is a dish the center says is the most caloric on The Cheesecake Factory's notoriously indulgent menu: the Bistro Shrimp Pasta, which has 3,120 calories and 89 grams of saturated fat. That's five whole days' worth of fat, the report notes.
Also named is the chain's Crispy Chicken Costoletta, clocking in at 2,610 calories and 4 and a half days' worth of saturated fat.
Not far behind is IHOP's Country Fried Steak & Eggs, with 1,760 calories, 23 grams of saturated fat, 3,720 mg of sodium and 11 teaspoons of added sugar.
That's like downing five McDonald's Egg McMuffins sprinkled with 10 packets of sugar, center researchers say.
The Bacon Cheddar Double from Johnny Rockets has a whopping 50 g of saturated fat and 2,380 mg sodium -- about twice what you need for an entire day.
Most adults need only 2,000 calories and no more than 20 grams of saturated fat and 1,500 milligrams of sodium, according to government recommendations.
Other "Xtreme" meals include:
-- Johnny Rockets' Bacon Cheddar Double burger: 1,770 calories, 50 g of saturated fat, and 2,380 milligrams of sodium
-- Uno Chicago Grill's Deep Dish Macaroni & 3-Cheese: 1,980 calories, 71 g saturated fat, and 3,100 mg sodium
-- Smoothie King's Peanut Power Plus Grape Smoothie: a 40-oz. large size has 1,460 calories and 22 teaspoons of added sugar (3 and a half days' worth)
-- Maggiano's Little Italy's Chocolate Zuccotto Cake: 1,820 calories, 62 g saturated fat, 26 teaspoons added sugar
The CSPI hopes the list will raise awareness and support for calorie content disclosure on restaurant menus.
See the full list of "winners" here.
From the Mouths of Babes:
HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHO TO MARRY? (written by kids)
-You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff. Like, if you like sports, she should like it that you like sports, and she should keep the chips and dip coming.
-- Alan, age 10
-No person really decides before they grow up who they're going to marry. God decides it all way before, and you get to find out later who you're stuck with.
-- Kristen, age 10
2. WHAT IS THE RIGHT AGE TO GET MARRIED?
Twenty-three is the best age because you know the person FOREVER by then.
-- Camille, age 10
3. HOW CAN A STRANGER TELL IF TWO PEOPLE ARE MARRIED?
You might have to guess, based on whether they seem to be yelling at the same kids.
-- Derrick, age 8
4. WHAT DO YOU THINK YOUR MOM AND DAD HAVE IN COMMON?
Both don't want any more kids.
-- Lori, age 8
5. WHAT DO MOST PEOPLE DO ON A DATE?
-Dates are for having fun, and people should use them to get to know each other. Even boys have something to say if you listen long enough.
-- Lynnette, age 8
(isn't she a treasure)
-On the first date, they just tell each other lies and that usually gets them interested enough to go for a second date.
-- Martin, age 10
6. WHEN IS IT OKAY TO KISS SOMEONE?
-When they're rich.
-- Pam, age 7
-The law says you have to be eighteen, so I wouldn't want to mess with that.
- - Curt, age 7
-The rule goes like this: If you kiss someone, then you should marry them and have kids with them. It's the right thing to do.
- - Howard, age 8
7. IS IT BETTER TO BE SINGLE OR MARRIED?
It's better for girls to be single but not for boys. Boys need someone to clean up after them.
-- Anita, age 9 (bless you child )
8. HOW WOULD THE WORLD BE DIFFERENT IF PEOPLE DIDN'T GET MARRIED?
There sure would be a lot of kids to explain, wouldn't there?
-- Kelvin, age 8
And the #1 Favorite is.......
9. HOW WOULD YOU MAKE A MARRIAGE WORK?
Tell your wife that she looks pretty, even if she looks like a dump truck.
-- Ricky, age 10