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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

February 29, 2012: Leap into this SPECIAL OFFER.

I have 97 comments on my blog...and I am stretching to get 100. So anyone who posts a comment between now and 1159pm on March 1, 2012 will receive a $5 Starbucks gift card...Yep, a free cup of coffee. Whoo hooo. Bring on the caffeine. So what did I have for dinner tonight? Well, I love my job, but it does involve spending some nights in the hospital. And that involves some limited food choices. The doctors are fortunate in that they do leave some morsels in the executive dining room. Tonight, I had a tuna salad sandwich on wheat bread. This brings back memories of childhood and the soggy tuna sandwiches we brought to school on WonderBread!
Of course, the ones here are not soggy, thank heaven. Tonight's Quiz Topic TUNA 1. True or False. In Belgium, the dish pĂȘches au thon / perziken met tonijn is made from halved canned or fresh peaches stuffed with tuna salad. 2. The pinkish/reddish color of the meat of the tuna fish is due to a. crustaceans that the fish eats b. algae that the fish eats c. myoglobin, an oxygen-binding molecule, which tuna express in quantities far higher than most other fish d. the color of the tuna's blood e. dense muscular fibers 3. True or False. Tuna can swim at speeds in excess of 40 mph. 4. Which of the following is NOT a tuna species? a. blackfin b. yellowfin c. bluefin d. greenfin e. bigeye 5. Which of the following statements regarding tuna is FALSE? a. Japan, Australia and New Zealand are all suspected of underreporting their tuna catch to international conservation authorities. b. In 2010, Greenpeace International has added the albacore, bigeye tuna, blackfin tuna, Pacific bluefin tuna, Atlantic bluefin tuna, southern bluefin tuna and the yellowfin tuna to its seafood red list. c. Skipjack makes up 60% of tuna fished worldwide and is not actually a true tuna species. d.In March 2004 the United States FDA issued guidelines recommending that pregnant women, nursing mothers, and children limit their intake of tuna and other predatory fish. e.In Australia, a can labelled tuna must be at least 51% tuna. DON'T SKIP THE ANSWERS JACK!
1. True.
Belgians like it in both French and Flemish. 2. C
This is the molecule. Not easy to spell but I'd rather spell than draw it. 3. True
They can swim up to 43 mph! If redneck's knew this, there'd be tuna racing. 4.D There is no greenfin tuna, but there is a big eye!
It used to be true, but now the standard has been "relaxed."\ Hope you scored 100% of quiz tuna.


  1. I had a Charlie the Tuna alarm clock as a child. That amuses me since I have never liked tuna. But I liked Charlie!

  2. Nails. Thanks for the memories. If you would like to take me up on the PRIZE--a $5 starbucks gift certificate, please send me an address I can send it to at