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Gourmet Guess, What’s new on DVD and stuff that’s still made right here in the good old U.S. of A. 

Your Gourmet Guess clue for today: This aquatic life gets its name from a condition known as tapetum lucidum. (Scroll down for the correct answer.)

New on DVD today:

Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family – The latest in the Tyler Perry franchise where Perry plays Madea and Madea tries to knock some sense into her kids whose lives are all out of control.

Prom – This is from Disney about a group of teens getting ready for their high school prom.

Bereavement – This is a horror movie about a boy who was abducted by a psychotic madman. It’s a prequel to the 2005 film Malevolence and is told from the point of view of a girl who comes to live with her uncle in Pennsylvania and meets the boy at a nearby farm.

Wrecked – Starring Adrien Brody. He wakes up at the bottom a ravine and has no clue where he is or what happened or who he is. He frees himself from the car where he finds a gun and stolen money. He has flashbacks throughout the film about an armed robbery gone wrong.

Our Movie Maven Ileana’s C.L.I.P. of the Week is The Perfect Host – A con man makes his way into a home to hide out from the law. Problem is, the homeowner is a psychopath played by David Hyde Pierce.

Does it seem like every product you buy is made overseas? Well, there are still plenty of things that are made right here in the good old U.S. of A.

1. Bowling Balls – There are half the number of bowling alleys in the U.S. that there were in the 60’s, and several makers did move overseas, but Ebonite and Hammer bowling balls are still made in Hopkinsville, Kentucky.

2. Sparklers – Many are made in China, but Diamond Sparkler in Youngstown, Ohio refuses to close. They say that anything we use to celebrate the 4th of July should be made in the U.S.

3. Socks – Fort Payne, Alabama used to be known as the Sock Capital of the World and while they do make a lot of socks, it’s not as many as they used to make.

4. Ironing Boards – HPI Seymour of Indiana manufactures 720 boards an hour and they sell them at Walmart and Target.

Other products still made here include: pencils, chopsticks, Steinway pianos, and Sony CDs.

Your Gourmet Guess answer: Walleye. Minnesota consumes more walleye per capita than any other state in the U.S. Makes sense as it is our official state fish. If you’re a Mix Insider, you can now log in to your Mix Insider Rewards Account and enter the Morning Mix Word That Wins WALLEYE and score yourself 25 hundred points that you can use to reward yourself with cash, jewelery, gift cards and more. Not a Mix Insider? Click here to subscribe. It’s fast, it’s easy and it’s FREE!

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