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Twinkies Coming To A Store Near You THIS SUMMER!!

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We were worried about the fate of Twinkies for a while there — and even though we're totally aware that they're unhealthy and people shouldn't eat them often at all, they ARE iconic! We didn't want to see that go!

So we're pumped to hear that Hostess Brands, LLC has announced plans to re-launch its bakery in Columbus! The plans right now are to add about 300 jobs in the area over the next several years! It's like they're a phoenix, rising from the ashes! LOLz!

Operations are on track to resume THIS SUMMER

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National Geographic Goes Behind The Funyons!

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And we couldn't be more thrilled because WE LOVE FUNYONS!

Yes, a somewhat shameful admission for a site devoted to health and fitness, but we've all got our guilty pleasures. Don't judge us.

Wanna see how this delicious, but nutritionally void snack food is created? Check out the clip above to watch a segment from the National Geographic Channel's Ultimate Factories episode which ventured into Frito Lay.

To see the rest of the factory, tune in to the brand new episode on Saturday, January 28th at 8pm!

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Doritos Creator Dies

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Aw! Sad news!

Arch West, the creator of Doritos and a leading contributor to our gut, passed away last week at 97-years-old.

To honor his memory and accomplishment, his daughter said guests at the funeral will be "tossing Doritos chips in before they put the dirt over the urn."

Not just any Doritos though! Arch will be buried with his 3 favorite flavors — Original, Cool Ranch, and Nacho Cheese.

We'd just like to take a moment and thank Arch for making empty calories taste so good!

If it wasn't his artificially flavored corn chips we were mindlessly overeating through the years, it would have been something else, but we're glad it was Doritos!

Rest in peace, sir!

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Scientists Discover We're Naturally Addicted To Fatty Foods

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If you can't seem to stop eating potato chips, don't feel bad — it's only natural!

Scientists have recently discovered why we just can't get enough of the snack that has been proven to add over a pound a every four years to those indulging in one serving a day.

It turns out our bodies are naturally addicted to potato chips and other junk food because of marijuana-like chemicals in the body, called endocannabinoids, that are triggered by the ingestion of fat.

Researchers at the University of California found that when rats tasted something fatty, cells in their upper gut started producing endocannabinoids which initiated a surge in cell signalling that prompted the wanton intake of fatty foods.

From an evolutionary standpoint, scientists see this bodily phenomena as a way of compelling animals to consume crucial fats necessary for proper cell functioning, which are often scarce in nature.

However, we all know that fat is entirely too easy to come by in our unnatural society, so this research is pointing toward possibly using drugs to block receptors to obstruct endocannabinoid activity and curb our desire for fatty food!

It sounds like scientists may FINALLY be close to developing a diet pill that actually works!

[Image via AP Images.]

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