According to Dan Anderson's math class in Queensbury, N.Y., the Double Stuf Oreo is not quite double the size of the regular chocolate and cream version of the cookie. It's actually just 1.86 the size. He said the students were surprised with the result.
The Chesapeake Bay once supplied most of the nation's oysters, but overharvesting and disease nearly wiped them out. Now, major public-private efforts to re-establish the oyster as a quality local food product appear to be working. And chefs say the results are sweeter than oysters from other waters.
It's the season of peace and goodwill, but President Obama may have tested the limits of both with comments at his end-of-year news conference. He suggested Republicans would be "crazy" to wage a new debt ceiling fight and seemed to question even his allies' motives on Iran sanctions.
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