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The Amazing Origin of Tabasco Sauce

Tabasco_peppersTabasco sauce can be located in its distinctive 2 ounce bottle on food shelves and in bars and restaurants in over one hundred countries. The sauce is still manufactured to the original recipe which is nearly 140 years old.In 1862, as the Union Army entered New Orleans, a banker called Edmund McIhenny and his wife, Mary Avery McIhenny fled to an island in the coastal marshes of Louisiana called Avery Island.Avery Island was almost literally an island of salt, and was the site of America’s first salt mine (which still provides 1.5 million tons of salt per year).
Mary’s family owned a salt mining business on the island and they took refuge there. However, salt was in high demand as a means of preserving meat for the war’s troops and in 1863, Union forces invaded the island and captured the mines.The McIhennys escaped to Texas, and didn’t return to Avery Island until the end of the war where they found their plantation ruined and their property ransacked. The only thing that remained was a crop of hot capsicum peppers.Edmund decided to try and somehow turn these peppers into revenue and went about creating a spicy sauce. He used vinegar, the salt from Avery Island of course and some of the remaining capsicum peppers which he chopped up. After allowing the mix to age in wooden barrels for several days, he drained off the liquid, poured it into some empty cologne bottles and gave it to friends to taste. The results were astounding.In 1868, McIhenny produced 350 bottles for Southern wholesalers. A year later, he sold several thousand bottles at a dollar each and soon opened an office in London to handle the increasing demand from Europe. The distinctive cologne like bottles are still used today.McIhenny called the sauce Tabasco after the Tabasco River in Southern Mexico, because he liked the sound of the word.

Emergency Dentist Clinic Helpful Facts

Facts On Understanding Dental Pain By Emergency Raleigh North Carolina Dentist Dr. Thomas Cooke

It is not uncommon for many people to experience a dental emergency at some point. Taking ibuprofen as a a pain relief medication is at the top of most lists to aid in immediate relief OF DENTAL PAIN. Seeking out a Dentist for proper diagnosis and treatment is the next best step to achieving health again. Here are some important facts to understand why tooth pain occurs.

Nerve Decay

Decay to the nerve inside the tooth is very common. Because tooth decay commonly starts out as a silent problem, many decayed teeth are not diagnosed until pain occurs and at this point a filling may not be the answer to your tooth pain. A root canal or removal of the tooth is most likely what you will need at this point. This is why people should see a dentist yearly for a checkup. Silent problems that are detected early can be corrected with much less cost.

Trauma to teeth

Trauma to a tooth from a sport injury or just simply falling and hitting your mouth may cause the nerve inside the tooth to die at some later time. When the nerve dies from trauma, inflammation sets in and severe pain results. This sometimes takes up to 6 months or longer to express itself as a painful dead tooth nerve. Seeing your dentist soon after trauma to the mouth occurs is very important.


Teeth may fracture from many things. One thing to be aware of is that chewing ice fractures teeth. A small fracture that initially occurs may not be visible on an xray.This small fracture may not initially cause pain but eventually, chewing pressure will cause the fracture to get larger and pain results. This small fracture that causes pain, if detected early can be treated correctly with a crown. If left for a period of time the fracture could cause nerve damage and result in the need for a root canal and a crown or possibly tooth loss.

Swollen tissue

Biting your lip, cheek, or tongue can be very painful. If this occurs, reinjuring the area is very likely to occur because this tissue gets swollen and could lead to gum disease. Keeping the area clean and rinsing with warm salt water is helpful. Following up with a dentist is very important to make sure these areas heal properly.

Trapped food

Trapped food like popcorn kernels or a piece of meat is very common. This can be very annoying. Seeing a dentist soon after this happens can prevent a gum problem that could result in a bad infection and possibly bone loss.






The Amazon Kindle Fire $199 Tablet

Are you considering buying the Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet? If so, then you should read my Kindle Fire Review to ensure you have a good knowledge of the features of the Kindle Fire and have a clear idea of what you can expect from your new tablet.

The Kindle Fire was launched in November 2011 and represented Amazon’s first venture into the competitive world of tablet computers. The Kindle Fire is predominantly an entertainment tablet whose real value is it’s spectacularly low price of just $199. The Kindle Fire Specs idetify the key features:

  • Weighs just .91 lbs
  • 7″ LCD Display Screen
  • Resolution Display OF 1024p
  • Fast 1 GHz Dual Core Processor
  • WiFi internet connection 802.11 b/g/n
  • Spectacular Price of just $199

The Kindle Fire has proved to be a massive hit with consumers across America since its launch with over 1 million units having shipped to date. While many new devices are released with little added value to the existing market, the Kindle Fire is a welcome addition to the tablet market, filling in a void for a quality device at an affordable price.

From arms and legs to thumbs – how a digital society has replaced the backyard.

Once upon a time, in an age that existed before the invention of phone apps and tablets – children enjoyed the outdoors. Now, more often than not, the fun that was once enjoyed – lying in the grass and catching lightning bugs – have been replaced by adventures in a virtual world.

It’s normal in today’s society to see people, wandering aimlessly, whose faces are lit up by the blue glow of their screens. People walking around like zombies, with their faces nearly meshed into their screens, neglecting the world that is going on around them. What kind of example are we setting for our children Where does the threshold between too much media time and not enough face to face time (for all you Apple geeks) exist? Our kids are growing up in a world where it’s socially acceptable snapchat a friend or crush some candy while a person, sitting directly across from you, divulges their ideas in conversation. I don’t think people hardly even notice it anymore. Over time our kids have gone from social activities on the playground – that promoted social development – to screen to screen interaction, where the connection between two people only exists somewhere in the ether.

It’s time kids get back on the playground equipment, bicycles, hula hoops, and sandboxes, and step away from the screen. Now is the time to experience the outdoors as it was meant to be – from thumbs to arms and legs

Play stands for Promoting Lifetime Activity for Youth What better way to do that than with playground slides, climbers and monkey bars? Or yet play environments that encourage social development and brain development It’s time for real world communication, where kids can actually be involved with the universe around them, make friendships that last and develop an ideology that the real world provides far more than a virtual world ever could.

Maybe we are on the virge of a change about to happen. Maybe people will eventually become tired of the screens and the tablets and go0 back to a period that was far more primitive. Perhaps we’ll start seeing kids and parents riding bikes again. Perhaps we’ll see a kite or two rocking back and forth gently in the summer breeze. Perhaps outdoor play equipment is where the new hangout will be, where friends are made and developed. Perhaps, Maybe, just maybe we’ll get back to the real world again. A life where this reality we live in is all we’ve got – and the only one that matters.