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The Joy of Soy

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It also contains 60 milligrams of cholesterol (20 percent); 810 mg of sodium (34 percent); 2 grams of total carbohydrates (1 percent); 1 gram of sugar and 15 g of protein.

Never Say Diet

The Major League Eating record for jellied cranberry sauce is 13.23 pounds in 8 minutes, held by Juliet Lee. Warning: Most of these records are held by professional eaters with apt nicknames; the rest by people who really should find something better to do.

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Aichmophobia: fear of needles and other pointed objects

Hypochondriac's guide

First noted among 19th century French Canadian lumberjacks (and thus the name), "Jumping Frenchman of Maine disorder" is a rare neurological malady in which sufferers suddenly leap and scream in sudden fear at the slightest provocation.

The cause is unknown, but the condition is believed to be due to a hypersensitive, involuntary startle reflex.

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