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Don't Believe The Rumors Around #Bendgate Until You Watch This Video About The iPhone 6!

Filed under: Tech TalkGIFs

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Calm yourselves, people. Chances are your new iPhone won't bend over like it's a little tipsy and has been winking at you all night from across the bar.

Know how Apple's newest iPhone 6 was reportedly way too easily bent to your every tap of the screen? Well, you might have to be a bodybuilder for that to be the case.

We all know Apple is crushing it in their iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sales with 10 million units being sold in its first weekend, however in order to bend the new iPhone, you'll need to crush it as well. Sorry, but #Bendgate isn't real.

[ Related: Why Are People Microwaving Their iPhones? ]

How much force for the smartphone to bend? Oh, just about 70 lbs worth! Start pumping your iron, or…you know, playing a lot of Angry Birds. Like, a lot a lot. Otherwise, you should be able to enjoy a very UNbent iPhone.

Ch-ch-check out the Consumer Reports test that'll put your fears aside (below)!!!

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Report Finds Apple And Grape Juices Contain High Levels Of Arsenic

Filed under: FoodHealthCancer

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This isn't good!

A Consumer Reports sample of various apple and grape juice brands found roughly 10% had "total arsenic levels that exceeded federal drinking-water standards."

Even worse is that most arsenic levels exceeding 10 parts per billion (the limit for drinking water) were found to be an inorganic arsenic, which is a known carcinogen!

Although there are no federal limits on arsenic or lead levels in juice, one in four samples yielded levels of lead higher than the FDA’s bottled-water limit of 5 ppb.

Scientific evidence suggests chronic exposure to arsenic and lead, even at levels below water standards, can result in serious health problems, so why is the FDA strictly limiting levels in drinking water and not other liquids like juice?

After all, you know who loves juice? Kids!

The report references a poll of parents that found 35% of children under 5 drink juice in quantities exceeding pediatricians recommendations. Sounds like a lot of juice and, possibly, a lot of exposure to carcinogens to us!

Joshua Hamilton, Ph.D., a toxicologist specializing in arsenic research, makes a good point in favor of stricter FDA regulation of arsenic levels in juice, saying:

"People sometimes say, ‘If arsenic exposure is so bad, why don’t you see more people sick or dying from it?’ But the many diseases likely to be increased by exposure even at relatively low levels are so common already that its effects are overlooked simply because no one has looked carefully for the connection."

The findings have sparked the Consumers Union to campaign that the FDA set arsenic and lead standards for apple and grape juice to meet, if not be lowered, the 5 ppb lead limit for bottled water.

Makes sense to us, what do U think???

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Fish Labeling Is Often Inaccurate

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Consumer Reports had several secret shoppers go out and buy different types of fish.

Then the bits of fish were sent out to a lab to be DNA tested to see if the fish actually was what its label said it was.

The results were pretty surprising.

Check out the above video to get some more details on this "fishy" (LOLz) mislabeling problem.

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