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  The Bakeapple Report
Smell that!!

Nothing like some old fashioned NFLD Bakeapple Jam to make the breakfast toast really good.

Known as the cloudberry in other parts of the world, these small orange and red berries are scattered throughout our province’s bogs and wetlands, and look strikingly similar in shape and size to raspberries. But don’t be fooled by the likeness – have just one and you will know that the bakeapple has a distinct taste and texture all its own.

Schedule an outing for late July or mid August and you will have tons of fun seeking out these little berries for your morning jam on toast.

In Newfoundland this year, the berries have been very plentiful - giving folks something to dream about and wake up to.


  Moose Count Shows Population Dropping
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Gander, NL: A recent wildlife survey indicates that the number of moose in the Bonavista North region, between Gambo and Wesleyville, is significantly lower.

The count during the past few months found the population has dropped by more than 50 per cent since the last census 12 years ago.

The Department of Tourism, Culture and Recreation office released a statement that "hunting and poaching might be contributing factors in the decline, but the real reason may be that there is simply nothing for the moose in the area".

This comes as no shock to the Department of Outward Migration, which tracks everything that leaves Newfoundland.

Otto Evans, Outward Migration's spokesman, told UpAlong, "Me son. I'm not one bit surprised dat dem moose be leaving. Sure, every year we's see people leave by da thousands. It only makes since dat da moose wouldn't be too far behind."

Beside tracking people leave by da thousands, the Department of Outward Migration also tracks the offshore oil money on it's one-way trip to Ottawa, usually carried in bags embroiled with dollar signs by smiling mainlanders.

The Department of Tourism, Culture and Recreation is not used to seeing declines of this nature.

"Tourism has increased in the province over the past few years. We're getting more people coming in to visit the Random Passage site now that it's famous than used to visit when it was just another grassy point", director Stevensons commented. "To learn that our beloved and delicious moose numbers are on the decline is very alarming."

In contrast to the Newfoundland and Labrador survey, a recent Nova Scotia survey showed a significant increase in it's moose population, but the survey also showed some disturbing factors.

"In total num ....


  NFLD Develops Mutated Fat-Sucking Mosquitoes

St. Johns: Scientists in Newfoundland and Labrador have somehow managed to create a breed of genetically modified mosquitoes that is derived from the infamous NFLD large mosquito family, with the exception that these new mosquitoes survive on fat, not blood.

“With all of the obesity-related problems facing modern-day society, we [fat scientists] felt that the time had come to develop this new species”, fat scientist Ian told UpAlong.

Ian added, “We let a bunch of the fat suckers loose downtown the other day and they immediately spread out and started to suck away people’s fat. Most people don’t even know they’ve been sucked on!”

It’s not just human fat.

“Our new mosquitoes will suck on any fat thing out there. A gaggle of them swarmed a fat cat the other day and, when they were done, the cat was fat-free and happy”, Ian said.

There you have it!  If you are visiting NFLD this summer, be on the lookout for these new fat-sucking mosquitoes. If you find yourself bothered by mosquitoes, then it’s likely just your fat that is attracting them.


  Card Game Rules - 120's

Nothing says Newfoundland fun like a good, old-fashioned game of 120’s.

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A Bit of History and Background
It’s a game that spans generations, one that untold numbers of Newfoundlanders have learned at the kitchen table with only a well-worn deck of cards and the patient instruction of a parent or grandparent.

It’s something to do for a laugh — throw in a few dollars, build up a little kitty.

The 120s version of choice there is partners, three sets of two. There’s so many different ways of playing the game: there’s call-for-your-partner, partners — you can even play on your own.

The game involves a dash of skill, a pinch of luck — and a healthy dollop of social interaction. There is a bit of skill involved,- even if you’re lucky enough to get the cards, you’ve still got to know how to play.

The card game many Newfoundlanders know as 120s has many different monikers: among them are Auction and Growl. There is also an abbreviated version of the game called 45s, usually just played by two or three people.

It’s also undeniably a part of the rich fabric of Newfoundland and Labrador life. Many a dining room table is scarred by wedding rings slammed down in the joy or frustration of playing a particularly passionate card.

The game’s roots are thought to trace back to Ireland and Scotland in the mid-16th century, when it was called Maw, then Spoil Five. It is believed to have made its way from there to Newfoundland and parts of Nova Scotia.

This card game evolved in rules and name as it travelled from Scotland and Ireland to Newfoundland and Nova Scotia and ultimatel ....


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2. Your Jedi robe is made of seal skin.
3. You have ever used your light saber to quarter a moose.
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