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November 16th, 2022 at 9:25:40 AM permalink
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Easier for school lunches to meet their ďvegetable requirement ď
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And of course President Nixon's breakfast preference for cottage cheese with vegetables.
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November 16th, 2022 at 9:28:56 AM permalink
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In 2011, Congress passed a bill that barred the USDA from changing its nutritional guidelines for school lunches. The proposed changes[22] would have limited the amount of potatoes allowed in lunches, required more green vegetables, and declared a half-cup of tomato paste to count as a serving of vegetables, rather than the current standard of 2 tablespoons (30 mL). The blocking of these proposed higher standards meant that the smaller amount of tomato paste in pizza could continue to be counted as a vegetable in school lunches.[23] The move resulted in widespread mockery, with headlines saying Congress had declared pizza to be a vegetable. The blocking legislation was criticized heavily, since the change had also been lobbied for by food companies such as ConAgra, and the block was a substantial blow to efforts to make school lunches healthier.[24]

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November 16th, 2022 at 9:35:27 AM permalink
I'm not sure pizza is a vegetable, but it is certainly one of the major food groups. Add some shrooms and a wheat beer and you have a healthy breakfast.
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November 16th, 2022 at 11:08:00 AM permalink
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Quote: DRich


The tomato is a fruit not a vegetable.
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Being knowledgeable is to know that the tomato is a fruit.

Being wise is to know that no one is going to put tomatoes in a fruit salad.
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Great post. The answer is really easy. Wegmans has the tomatoes where the veggies are, not where the fruits are.
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November 16th, 2022 at 2:26:41 PM permalink
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I canít remember where I heard this one but it is surprising.

Shuffle a deck of cards thoroughly. Let them shuffle the cards if they wish. Let bystanders shuffle the deck. Doesnít matter. Thereís no slight of hand here. Then tell the person you will flip over the cards one by one. If any one card is in the order it would be in a new unshuffled deck, they win. Basically they have 52 opportunities to win. Offer to lay 10:1 against. You can even go up to 15:1 or 20:1.

(From what I recall, the true odds of at least one card matching its correct new deck position are something like 22:1).

I thought this was surprising but presumes that the person is somewhat familiar with the order of cards in a new deck.
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There is a 1 - 1/e =~ 63.2% chance that at least one card will be in itís original position after shuffling. So the player getting 10:1 has a 595% edge on you !
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November 16th, 2022 at 2:33:07 PM permalink
Quote: Ace2

Quote: TinMan

I canít remember where I heard this one but it is surprising.

Shuffle a deck of cards thoroughly. Let them shuffle the cards if they wish. Let bystanders shuffle the deck. Doesnít matter. Thereís no slight of hand here. Then tell the person you will flip over the cards one by one. If any one card is in the order it would be in a new unshuffled deck, they win. Basically they have 52 opportunities to win. Offer to lay 10:1 against. You can even go up to 15:1 or 20:1.

(From what I recall, the true odds of at least one card matching its correct new deck position are something like 22:1).

I thought this was surprising but presumes that the person is somewhat familiar with the order of cards in a new deck.
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There is a 1 - 1/e =~ 63.2% chance that at least one card will be in itís original position after shuffling. So the player getting 10:1 has a 595% edge on you !
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Yup. 1 - (51/52)^52.

The bet I know of is two have two shuffled decks of cards and to bet the person that at least one card will match rank/suit as you turn them over from both decks one at a time.
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November 16th, 2022 at 3:49:40 PM permalink
Quote: unJon

Quote: Ace2

Quote: TinMan

I canít remember where I heard this one but it is surprising.

Shuffle a deck of cards thoroughly. Let them shuffle the cards if they wish. Let bystanders shuffle the deck. Doesnít matter. Thereís no slight of hand here. Then tell the person you will flip over the cards one by one. If any one card is in the order it would be in a new unshuffled deck, they win. Basically they have 52 opportunities to win. Offer to lay 10:1 against. You can even go up to 15:1 or 20:1.

(From what I recall, the true odds of at least one card matching its correct new deck position are something like 22:1).

I thought this was surprising but presumes that the person is somewhat familiar with the order of cards in a new deck.
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There is a 1 - 1/e =~ 63.2% chance that at least one card will be in itís original position after shuffling. So the player getting 10:1 has a 595% edge on you !
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Yup. 1 - (51/52)^52.

The bet I know of is two have two shuffled decks of cards and to bet the person that at least one card will match rank/suit as you turn them over from both decks one at a time.
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Thank you. I must have misremembered the bet. Glad I never offered it to anyone as I remembered it.
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November 17th, 2022 at 5:42:48 AM permalink
Quote: billryan

I'm not sure pizza is a vegetable, but it is certainly one of the major food groups. Add some shrooms and a wheat beer and you have a healthy breakfast.
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Pizza was always presented as a "square meal" when I was a kid if you had some kind of meat topping. As to school lunches that reg seems to go back to Reagan Admin and it being misrepresented as saying "ketchup is a vegetable." What happened was they had to classify it and since it is almost all tomato well there you classify it. While not the most efficient way to get your veggie serving that is where it goes. Ditto any spaghetti sauce.
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November 17th, 2022 at 5:43:36 AM permalink
At the bar ask if they know the three females in "Cool Hand Luke" and the one in "Glengarry Glen Ross." Few will get them all.
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November 17th, 2022 at 6:19:52 AM permalink
Quote: AZDuffman

At the bar ask if they know the three females in "Cool Hand Luke" and the one in "Glengarry Glen Ross." Few will get them all.
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I think most of the people at bars where I hang out at would say "I have never seen nor heard of either of them". I haven't seen them but at least I have heard of them.
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