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Any ornithologists here who can tell me if birds can eat bread? I googled, and some sites (about.com) say yes, but some say no (many other sites, mostly of bloggers).It's not mouldy or stale.

 

If not birds, how about squirrels? Lots of those around here, so maybe they'd like a little snack?

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Here's one I really want to know. What's the nutritional value (calories, fat, vitamins, etc.) of beef tendon?

 

Very belated, but this post came up in a search.

 

I wrote to the USDA or similar many years ago for this very information. I still have the info:

 

100g is 150cal, 36.7g protein, 0.5g fat.

 

It's not a complete protein, though.

 

My question--where on a cow is the tendon usually harvested from? I read it's usually from the shank to the foot, but is there any other area?

 

I ask because my meat purveyor may be able to provide some if I can tell him where on the cow it's from and what exactly it is (I have to bring pictures). They sell me things like oxtail and tongue very very cheaply (I pay per piece, so today I got two ~1100g tongues for $4 each, and two ~900g oxtails for $4 each) because no one wants them and they usually just throw them away. I can probably get me some tendon for a steal!

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Yeah, they'll eat it. But is it bad for them? Like raw rice? (or is that one a myth?)

I would think that bread is just fine, but I'm taking this from past experience. My grandma used to raise show budgies and he would feed the babies a mixture of bread crumbs and water (with milk I think..I can't remember, but I do remember the bread crumbs). I would think if prize winning budgies can survive on bread, pigeons and the like will also.

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Those look like the units that are standard in Japan. I liked mine a lot and much preferred it to central air. They are relatively quiet, and I liked that I could heat/cool just one or two rooms rather than the whole house at any given time. And each room could be set to a different temperature. Our units had heat / air / fan / dehumidifier, so we used them year-round (during those hot and humid Japanese summers, I usually set mine to dehumidifier). I also liked the remote control because I'm lazy and will usually not bother to adjust the thermostat if I have to walk too far to do it.

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Let's say you have a co-worker who has become a good friend. She is not terribly popular in the office (not unpopular, but she hasn't really formed any kind of relationship with most people in the office--they see her as "just there"), and you suspect one of the reasons is because she smells like food. She's from a country where garlic is used extensively in cooking, and the smell often seeps from her pores. And even though you are friends, even you sometimes don't want to be around her when the smell is particularly strong (you have a general aversion to strong smells, and have a sensitive gag reflex).

 

Do you tell her? Kindly, of course.

 

And if you do, how does one broach the topic kindly?

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I was browsing through Silversea cruises and found that some cruises advertise:

 

Gentlemen Hosts
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On select voyages, Gentlemen Hosts are available as dance partners or dinner companions for single female guests. These interesting, amiable and distinguished men will often participate in other shipboard activities as well as escort shore excursions.

 

 

Are these glorified male "escorts"?

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I was browsing through Silversea cruises and found that some cruises advertise:

 

Gentlemen Hosts
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On select voyages, Gentlemen Hosts are available as dance partners or dinner companions for single female guests. These interesting, amiable and distinguished men will often participate in other shipboard activities as well as escort shore excursions.

 

 

Are these glorified male "escorts"?

not glorified

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