Your Labor Day picture was jobless and gloomy. Now here's some news that is frightening and doomy: A tick-borne parasite that causes a potentially deadly infection is hiding in America's blood supply. No FDA-approved diagnostic test can detect its presence. Should we panic?
Guacamole or salsa were at fault in one out of every 25 outbreaks of food poisoning at restaurants between 1998 and 2008—twice the rate of the decade before. They were also blamed for being delicious, always. [WSJ]
Let's talk about the weird ways people die! Tonight, the Times writes about how New Yorkers die. Apparently, the city uses over 6,000 codes to classify accidental deaths. We looked at the list and found some doozys.