Those poor wild boars… always quick to become the staple food of castaways.

Speaking of artificial meat products, there are actually some pretty good ones out there I would reccommend trying. I get these Morningstar Farms sausage patties that are great on a bagel with some cheese, and they nuke right up in the old microwave. They are made with various vegetable protein meat substitutes and are pretty amazing. Of course, in the end maybe they are actually worse for you healthwise than real sausage with all the ingredients and processes of developing them. There’s other various products that are pretty close to their meat counterparts too, including barbecue style shredded beef and even riblets that are pretty amazing. They might even be too much like real meat for those that are just turned off by meat in general. But they are pretty nice for those looking for a healthy alternative or a quick microwavable meal with some protein. If nothing else they are amazing science! ;)

Penguin Eye Surgery

Some old timer penguins at the Detroit Zoo recently had eye surgery to remove cataracts. When I say old, one is over 30, that’s darn old in penguin years. Zoo animals tend to live a bit longer with their pampered lifestyle and medical benefits than their wild cousins. Apparently the zookeepers noticed the problem when the penguins were constantly bumping into walls and other penguins. Seems like that might have added to the entertainment of them. Just kidding, I’m glad to see that they will be seeing things better, especially their food so they don’t have to resort to making it out of snow. Click here for the full article.