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Worst Vegetarian Stories Of 2012

Written by Vegetarian Star on Monday, December 31st, 2012 in Food & Drink, Not So Vegetarian.

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2012 had some great moments for vegetarians and vegans.

And some not so great ones.

Here are Vegetarian Star‘s top Not So Vegetarian stories of celebrities and people in the news that have turned heads, offended and or just looked a little ridiculous.

#5. Mayor Bloomberg Washes Down Wieners Without Soda.
NYC’s mayor attended a competitive overeating contest (also known as hot dog eating contest) where the winners consumed dozens of processed, chemical filled animal wieners. He also ate one himself. Thank goodness he found time to attend this in the midst of his campaign to limit soda consumption to curb obesity. Because soda is the only real evil in making people fat. Not 60 hot dogs.

#4 Conan Whips Out His Wiener.
Not exactly indecent exposure, but the World’s Largest Chicago-Style hot dog does expose one to an increased risk of diabetes and cancer.

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Ben Stiller Comes Out Of Vegan Closet To Parents (Video)

Written by Vegetarian Star on Friday, July 27th, 2012 in Actors, Film & TV, Food & Drink, Videos.

Ben Stiller was a guest on Conan recently where he shared the fact he has embraced a vegan diet.

Giving up meat and dairy wasn’t the hardest part, though. The toughest obstacle to overcome was explaining his lifestyle choice to his parents.

“I had to tell my parents I was a vegan, I came out to them,” said Stiller. “They were a little bit confused at first, but now they’re supportive.”

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Conan Whips Out Chicago-Style Wiener On Stage (Video)

Written by Vegetarian Star on Friday, June 15th, 2012 in Film & TV, Food & Drink, Not So Vegetarian, Videos.

Conan O’Brien celebrated his big day in Chicago by pulling out his wiener.

The world’s largest Chicago-style hot dog contained the following amounts of condiments:

  • three pounds of pickle spears
  • one pound of sport peppers
  • two pounds of relish
  • four pounds of tomatoes
  • four pounds of onions
  • two pounds of mustard
  • 1/8 lb. of celery salt
  • several pounds of nastiness

You’ve seen the list of what goes into a Chicago-style hot dog. Now take a look at the list of what consuming one regularly does to your body.

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