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Old 05-07-2014, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Here and there
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im grateful that so many bees suffer from bulimia
This literally made me laugh out loud!!!!

I had PB and honey for lunch today, aamof. SOOOO good!
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Old 05-07-2014, 01:58 PM
 
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i havent seen a bee in years... their vomit is quite sweet and delicious though

wonder what comes out their other end
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Old 05-07-2014, 02:24 PM
 
Location: S. Nevada
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A nice 4 episode BBC series "The Wonder of Bees" just ended. If you can't view it on the BBC website (region restricted) then it is torrent time unless it airs on BBC America.
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Old 05-07-2014, 04:59 PM
 
Location: S. Nevada
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Now THIS has got to be one of the stupidest things I've ever read. Have you ever seen a cow?
If so, you may have noticed the large mammary glands they have between their hind legs. There are four teats attached made for feeding their young. The calves, or the milking machine, are not extracting sweat from the teats, they are extracting milk. Do you know that human mothers feed their young from their mammary glands as well? Are you under the impression these mothers are expressing sweat into their infants mouths?

I certainly hope this is supposed to be a joke. If so, it wasn't funny enough to come across as one.
Boobs are often classified as modified sweat glands so calling cow milk cow sweat IMHO is cute/fun/ny and truer than calling honey bee vomit.
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Old 05-07-2014, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Niagara Region
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What a ridiculous thread. People have been enjoying honey for centuries. Get over it. It is here to stay no matter what it is. Geez.

Relax! Why does this very light-hearted thread cause such condescension?
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Old 05-08-2014, 07:42 AM
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Relax! Why does this very light-hearted thread cause such condescension?

Perhaps because the term "vomit" isn't light-hearted but gross?
I'm not trying to be condescending to you here, but sometimes stating the obvious can sound that way
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Old 05-08-2014, 11:11 AM
 
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Boobs are often classified as modified sweat glands so calling cow milk cow sweat IMHO is cute/fun/ny and truer than calling honey bee vomit.
I will agree calling honey bee vomit isn't exactly true, but I question your "often" classified as sweat glands remark. Truer? Doubt it. Cute or funny? Nope.
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Old 05-08-2014, 12:02 PM
 
Location: S. Nevada
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Mrs. Cool if you post "Now THIS has got to be one of the stupidest things I've ever read. " then be prepared to defend your position.

Mammary gland

mammary gland (anatomy) -- Encyclopedia Britannica

mammary glands
This last link is from Springer Publishing a very reputable science/tech publishing house.

Kindly notice I did not give links to wikipedia, yahoo answers or PigsAreFoulBecauseTheyDon'tSweat.err

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Old 05-08-2014, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Minnysoda
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I enjoy honey but it's high in fructose. Not that there's anything wrong with that in moderation... but a lot of people avoid 'high fructose corn syrup' but will shovel down the honey thinking it's healthier for them. It may well have certain benefits, but my point is... high fructose corn syrup is really not significantly worse for a person than pure sugar.. the ratio of fructose and glucose is similar in all these simple sugars.

Sugar tastes better though.. HFCS is a cheap knockoff so that's why I don't like it.
How doe the body know what kind of sugar it takes in? Can it tell the difference?
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Old 05-08-2014, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Logan Township, Minnesota
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How doe the body know what kind of sugar it takes in? Can it tell the difference?
Your body can tell the difference as different enzymes are required to digest different sugars.

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Intestine

The majority of sugar digestion occurs in the intestine. Various enzymes are specific to certain sugars. For instance, the enzyme lactase breaks down lactose into the monosaccharides glucose and galactose. Other enzymes include maltase, sucrase and isomaltase, which digest maltose, sucrose and isomaltose, respectively. The enzymes break down the sugars into monosaccharides, which are absorbed into the blood and used for energy.
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One immediate difference will be if your body lacks an enzyme you will not be able to digest that particular sugar.

Other differences will be in how the different products of digestion will affect your body. Individual body chemistry can make one sugar more preferable than another.
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