August 23rd, 2010
10:58 PM ET

The day's most popular stories

The five most popular CNN.com stories during the last 24 hours, according to NewsPulse:

Bloody end to Philippines hostage drama: Hong Kong urged its residents to cut short or cancel planned trips to the Philippines on Tuesday in the aftermath of a bloodbath that left at least eight dead on a Manila tour bus.

Young female pitcher grabs the spotlight: A young baseball phenom has received one of the sport's highest honors - recognition from the National Baseball Hall of Fame for pitching not one, but two perfect games.

Town wonders: Why did two boys have to die?: The owner of a motel in Orangeburg, South Carolina said Shaquan Duley appeared "nervous" when she asked for a room last week. Police say Duley would end up suffocating her two boys inside a room in that motel.

Toddler walks 2 blocks to save her dad: Alesaundra Tafoya's parents have been teaching their daughter about safety in their Northern California community. They weren't, however, expecting 3-year-old Alesaundra to call upon those lessons when one of them needed help.

Trapped Chilean miners: 'We are fine': The 33 miners trapped inside a mine in Chile survived for more than 17 days by sharing small amounts of tuna and mackerel that were in a shelter, along with water, President Sebastian Pinera told CNN en Español on Monday.


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  1. Smith in Oregon

    The number ONE reason for salmonella poisoning from chicken eggs is poor cooking and kitchen habits. Sadly, that wasn't clearly explained nor was it given the due focus which it entirely deserves regarding the number of salmonella cases in America.

    Raw chickens and Raw chicken eggs often contain salmonella and e-coli bacteria which are fully capable of making any human consuming them ill. Good cooking and kitchen habits can almost entirely prevent ANYONE from contracting Salmonella and E-Coli poisoning.

    When handling and preparing raw chickens and raw chicken eggs make absolutely certain forks and knives that touch them are not again used with the cooked final product. Make certain you completely sanitize your hands after handling a raw chicken before handling any food ready for consumption. The biggest gateway of Salmonella poisoning is thru the bad habit of a person using a fork or tool to scramble or whip up raw eggs and that same fork or tool later comes into contact with the cooked eggs.

    Nearly everyone has a microwave in their kitchen. I'm betting it takes a mere 60 seconds of a finished egg or chicken dinner placed into a microwave to de-active and kill the bacteria's Salmonella, E-Coli and likely all virus's that might still exist on that egg or chicken plate.

    Tip, after preparing a egg or chicken product and placing it onto it's final serving plate, pop that into the microwave set on high for 60 seconds.

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