Food developer exposes secrets of everyday products

Ever wondered why Spam can stay in your cupboard forever? Here’s your answer. Plus, LeBron’s questionable tribute to a golf icon, Team USA uniforms made in China, tweets from 2006, a PR major says college is for finding a husband, and more.

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Sure, these secrets aren’t as sought after as McDonald’s “special sauce” recipe, but thanks to Yahoo and professional food developer Barb Stuckey (where was she during my school’s career day?) we now know why Spam can sit on the shelf for eternity, as well as what lab concoction truly constitutes a non-dairy whipped topping. Read about those cooked-up conundrums, as well as five other mystery foods here.

Venturing from whipped topping to Topshop, the trendy fashion retailer inked a deal with department store Nordstrom to introduce its main line, as well as its guys’ brand, Topman, starting in September. Said Topshop owner Philip Green about the partnership, “This will be a new customer for them, and a new customer for us.”

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