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NPR News Nuggets: A Name Game, Curry Fever & A Hand Sign Battle

Go forward and offer your cooking guest carrots, nonetheless usually don’t call them carrots.

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Go forward and offer your cooking guest carrots, nonetheless usually don’t call them carrots.

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Here’s a discerning roundup of some of a mini-moments we competence have missed on this week’s Morning Edition.

Just don’t call them veggies

Carrots, bell peppers, cucumbers, broccoli, cauliflower, corn.

The list of vegetables goes on and on…and on. As many vegetables as there are though, some people usually don’t like them. That malady to a food organisation competence be since a names are a bit tasteless — during slightest that’s what researchers are suggesting. As Morning Edition host Rachel Martin pronounced on Tuesday a organisation of researchers during Stanford University had a speculation that they set out to prove: if we give vegetables and other healthy food imagination names, will people eat some-more of them?

Maybe that sounds inconceivable to you, nonetheless a answer was yes, a name matters. In fact, a investigate found that diners didn’t go for equipment that were labeled as sugar-free or low fat. But can we censure them? With dishes like balsamic-glazed brussel sprouts, citrus-glazed carrots, cilantro-lime cauliflower steaks and roasted poblano peppers, since would we not sequence some veggies? Who knows, if this pretence works on adults, maybe it will also work on kids. Fingers crossed.

Curry, Curry correlation

Asif Aslam owns dual Indian restaurants in San Francisco and he’s beheld what he considers to be a trend. As Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep pronounced on Tuesday, a owners insists that when a Golden State Warriors play, he sells some-more curry. The doubt is why. Aslam told a San Francisco Chronicle that this doesn’t occur when a city’s other teams, a Giants, a A’s and 49ers play. So could this unequivocally be function since of a Warriors’ Steph Curry? Curry, a player, isn’t Indian, nonetheless maybe a name is adequate to get people to fill their bellies with a classical Indian food. As for Aslam, a Warriors degraded a Cleveland Cavaliers in this year’s NBA Finals, so maybe curry heat will lift over until a start of subsequent season.

Gene Simmons, a frontman of Kiss, wants to heading a palm pointer shown here, nonetheless a palm pointer has many meanings.

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Gene Simmons, a frontman of Kiss, wants to heading a palm pointer shown here, nonetheless a palm pointer has many meanings.

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Not nonetheless a ‘Family Jewel’

Gene Simmons — I’m certain we know a male as he is a frontman for Kiss. Well as Morning Edition host Rachel Martin pronounced on Thursday, Simmons is perplexing to heading a palm pointer that he’s used for decades with a band. The problem? He’s not a usually one who uses it. You substantially know a one we’re articulate about here, nonetheless to be transparent to make it with a hand, your thumb, index finger and pinkie mount adult while a other fingers go down.

Now, if you’re not a fan of Kiss and have no thought who Simmons is, nonetheless you’re looking down during your palm observant “Wait! This is a pointer used in American Sign Language for ‘I adore you,’ ” you’re also correct. During his query to obvious this sold palm pointer people have forked out that it also looks like demon horns and is used in ASL. As for Kiss, it means it’s time to party.