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(io9)   Honey is pretty much the only food that doesn't go bad. Why?   ( io9.com) divider line
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2013-08-30 09:38:55 PM  
5 votes:
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/don't care
//don't give a shiat
2013-08-30 05:43:09 PM  
5 votes:
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2013-08-30 05:24:29 PM  
4 votes:
because bees don;t have refrigerators.
2013-08-30 09:35:33 PM  
3 votes:

Hollie Maea: Less known is that sago also doesn't go bad.  When it is first processed, within a day or so it starts smelling like it's spoiled.  But that's it.  It doesn't go bad (the smell goes away when it is cooked).  It can be left unrefrigerated for long periods of time in tropical areas in which pretty much everything immediately rots.

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When it goes off, it tastes exactly the same as when it's fresh.
2013-08-31 12:44:35 PM  
2 votes:

wb1gjk: PainfulItching: Just remember, a lot of what you buy as honey isn't real honey. Corn syrup everywhere. If you get a local supplier or from a farmer's market or the like, all the better.

The stay fresh rule does not apply if the honeycomb is included, IIRC.

Uh...nope. Makes no difference if honey is in comb form, as long as it is sealed away from moisture. Honey in the comb may granulate, just as the extracted/bottled version, but it is still perfectly good honey.

Yeah, the most significant difference between honey in comb form and liquid form is storage.  You can store liquid honey in small containers, but you need much more space to store comb, because honeycomb's big.  Yeah yeah yeah.  It's not small.  No no no.
2013-08-30 09:48:27 PM  
2 votes:
You know what else doesn't go bad?  The Baby Jesus.
2013-08-30 09:42:18 PM  
2 votes:

Nick Nostril: Bullshiat. Bourbon doesn't go bad either.

Mine doesn't last long enough for me to find out.
2013-08-30 07:32:45 PM  
2 votes:
I have a twinkie from 1986 that is still edible.  So your theory is incorrect, subby.
2013-08-31 04:39:56 PM  
1 vote:
So I tried a few of the fruit fly traps last night to get rid of the buggers that rode in on some organic bananas a couple of weeks ago.

Orange peel in a glass covered in saran wrap with holes in the centre = 2 live flies.
Vinegar+2 drops dishwashing liquid in a glass covered in saran wrap with holes in the centre = 5 dead floating flies.
Vinegar+2 drops dishwashing liquid in an uncovered glass = 8 dead floating flies.

Now if I can just find some way to trap all the tigers in the house I might be able to leave the bedroom someday.
2013-08-31 09:06:30 AM  
1 vote:
Honey is a vile, disgusting substance, and I'm glad so many of you like it, because that means that you will neatly deplete any excess supply, saving the rest of us from the horrors of being force-fed that sticky crap in government-controlled chain gang honey camps.
2013-08-31 12:22:46 AM  
1 vote:

Spiralmonkey: ciberido: 42_42_42: From the article:

But honey crystallizes most quickly at temperatures of between 50 and 59 °F. So, if you want to avoid having to heat your honey to remove crystals (apparently slow, indirect heat is best for that, by the way), avoid the refrigerator.

Who the fark is keeping their refrigerator this warm?

The British?

Why would that be?

So their beer doesn't get too cold?
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2013-08-30 11:40:50 PM  
1 vote:

santadog: I know that no one can claim organic honey.

what a buzz kill.
2013-08-30 11:34:11 PM  
1 vote:
I find adding water and a small amount of yeast to honey helps to enhance the flavors over time.
What do you mead?
2013-08-30 11:14:30 PM  
1 vote:

Finger51: . I like the tumbler because then you can see all the little bastards at the bottom. few drops of dish soap and any kind of vinegar.

I'm going down there tonight to knock a few back (full bar and TV) and I'm bringing my malted vinegar, dish soap and 20 oz cup down with me.

This ends now.

/ steeples fingers
// it appears the worm has turned...
2013-08-30 11:04:42 PM  
1 vote:

Gyrfalcon: stamped human bacon: PacManDreaming: MaudlinMutantMollusk: It's bee sh*t puke


It's closer to chewing something up and spitting it out as it never goes into the bee's digestive stomach.

/my $.02

The more I learn about honey, the less I WANT TO KNOW, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

Have I got something to tell you about milk...
2013-08-30 10:45:13 PM  
1 vote:

2013-08-30 10:32:52 PM  
1 vote:
How about dog's mi...

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When it goes off, it tastes exactly the same as when it's fresh.


That's it.  I'm out this biatch.  Y'all are doing JUST FINE WITHOUT ME.
2013-08-30 10:12:07 PM  
1 vote:
I've got a Fruit Fly population in my garage / shop that is growing increasingly annoying.

Recently I tried making a trap by drizzling some honey onto a paper plate, expecting that the next morning a bunch of the little bastards would be caught up in it like a herd of Mastodons in a tar pit.

As it happens, not one farking fly in two days and nights.  TFA says that honey is fairly acidic, so maybe that's why they wouldnt touch it.
2013-08-30 09:56:22 PM  
1 vote:

Jon iz teh kewl: neither does Marmite.

Something cannot "go" bad when it's already there.
2013-08-30 09:52:39 PM  
1 vote:
"So the final key to honey remaining unspoiled is making sure it's well sealed and stored in a dry place."

If it's well sealed, why in the King Fark does it matter where you store it?
2013-08-30 09:43:09 PM  
1 vote:
I find adding water and a small amount of yeast to honey helps to enhance the flavors over time.
2013-08-30 09:38:23 PM  
1 vote:
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2013-08-30 09:22:30 PM  
1 vote:
Hey, haggis never goes bad. Or at least it can't get any worse.
2013-08-30 09:20:03 PM  
1 vote:
Maraschino Cherries have a half-life of 4.3 billion years....
2013-08-30 09:18:43 PM  
1 vote:
And Keef Richards too.
2013-08-30 08:05:29 PM  
1 vote:
Because it's sugar.  Sugar doesn't go bad.

What do I nguyen?
2013-08-30 07:55:08 PM  
1 vote:
"Honey is magic."

Article done in one sentence. What's the writer's Fark handle.
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