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The Food and Drug Administration has issued warnings to the makers of Coco Loko, a "snortable" chocolate powder, noting that it contains substances -- guarana and taurine -- that haven't been studied for inhalation through the nose.

The more obvious question is why anyone would want to consume chocolate this way at all. Purveyors say it provides a temporary "buzz" and reduces anxiety, but doesn't a nice bonbon do the same thing?

Doc Talk

Dance: The act of tying a surgical gown behind the surgeon's back, involving a 180-degree spin by the surgeon. As in, "Shall we dance?"

Phobia of the Week

Syngenesophobia: fear of relatives (Presumably by now, they've mostly returned home.)

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Never Say Diet

The Major League Eating record for Twinkies is 121 in 6 minutes, held by Joey Chestnut. Unlike the foodstuff (apt description here), this record isn't likely to last forever.

Best Medicine

A young man called his mother in Florida: "Mom, how are you?"


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