Weekly Random Links

MSG Isn’t Harmful

Here’s the gist: MSG stands for monosodium glutamate, and it essentially pumps up foods’ umami flavor — that strong, savory flavor in fare such as parmesan cheese and mushrooms. It’s a version of something called glutamic acid, an amino acid found in protein-rich foods like meats, milk, cheese, and even some vegetables. Our own bodies produce glutamic acid while we’re metabolizing the food we consume, and can’t even tell the difference between the naturally occurring variety and the sodium version we call MSG.

A long lost letter back to Paul from the Jewish Christians at Rome that I totally made up

If I could go back in time, I’d love to be a fly on the wall to hear how the Jewish believers in the church at Rome heard Paul’s words in his letter to them.

You’re Playing Monopoly All Wrong

From Hasbro’s official rules:
Whenever you land on an unowned property you may buy that property from the Bank at its printed price. You receive the Title Deed card showing ownership; place it face up in front of you. If you do not wish to buy the property, the Banker sells it at auction to the highest bidder

 Knee Defender Incident