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ICYMI: The Cannabis Industry’s Bias Problem, Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Tummy Troubles and Menstruation…

ICYMI: The Cannabis Industry’s Bias Problem, Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Tummy Troubles and Menstruation Indoctrination

Flamin’ Hot Cheetos are good and all, but have you ever eaten an entire bag of Snyder’s of Hanover Honey Mustard & Onion Pretzel Pieces? I’d argue that the latter are the real stoner snack of record. I’d know, too: I once survived an entire weekend eating nothing but the sweet-yet-oh-so-tangy stuff on a camping trip. And if you need a few good reasons to make the switch, Snyder’s doesn’t stain your nasty-ass fingers when you’re done. Plus, after doing some light Googling, it doesn’t appear to send any children to the hospital either, which has been a recent byproduct of devouring too many Flamin’ Hot Cheetos in too short of a time period. So there’s that.

But don’t take my word for it. Get the lowdown on every last ingredient in Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, as well as the rest of today’s stories, below.

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Blinded by Bias

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Flame Out

What’s in Flamin’ Hot Cheetos? Nothing too bad when separated into its individual parts, but taken as a whole, Flamin’ Hot Cheetos has enough bad shit going for it to send kids to the hospital. Find out exactly what’s in America’s favorite snack food, and what it’s doing to your body here.

Too Long; Didn’t Read

Baby birding” is the kind of meme that keeps parents up at night. The wildly popular Instagram meme is kind of like Ice Bucket Challenge—that is, if the ice was hard alcohol and the bucket was a friend’s mouth. Of course, the internet is split on whether the whole thing is hot or not.

So what’s the deal with this birding craze? And where did it come from?