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Scary Food Facts: Beetle Eggs In Canned Asparagus? The FDA Says It's OK -- Spending as much time as I do considering, cogitating and digesting food, it's no surprise that I've discovered a number of facts that would make a person seriously consider altogether abandoning the grocery store and opting for a life of self-subsistence, or, at the very least, pay closer, much closer attention to the ingredient list on their next edible purchase.

Strike two.
New Cracks Found in Airbus Wings -- The anticipated European Aviation Safety Agency directive, which could come within the next few days, marks the second time in recent months that industry and government officials have focused on cracks inside A380 wings. The latest move highlights evolving maintenance programs that are intended to detect and address unexpected structural issues, sometimes during the introduction or early months of new airliner models.

My parents still drive the car I drove when I was 16, so.
Average age of US cars hits record high of 10.8 years -- The average age of a car or truck in the U.S. hit a record 10.8 years last year as job security and other economic worries kept many people from making big-ticket purchases such as a new car. That's up from the old record of 10.6 years in 2010, and it and continues a trend that dates to 1995, when the average age of a car was 8.4 years, according to a study of state vehicle registration data by the Southfield, Mich.-based Polk automotive research firm.

Yay!
Vinyl Continues Unlikely Recovery, According To New Numbers -- For vinyl records, the tables are continuing to turn. Earlier this month Nielsen released its 2011 Music Industry report, and there were plenty of newsworthy takeaways–industrywide album sales were up for the first time since 2004, while Adele's 21 was the best-selling album, moving an astonishing 5.8 million copies in the U.S. alone.

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