It seems the department still considers the potato a second-class vegetable.A spokesman for the National Potato Council, irked that — despite a failed USDA attempt to limit potato use in new school lunch guidelines — potatoes are still passed over in favor of greener, leafier vegetables. (via bencrair)
If a funeral takes place during the day and the burial is performed that evening, the grave may be dug open and the body stolen before morning. Such incidents happen often. The stolen body is cut into pieces and sold on the black market…the dead bodies lose freshness overnight, which makes it difficult to market them.A North Korean refugee, regarding the sale of human flesh in his country. North Korea is a hellhole for most of its (non-enlisted) citizens, thanks to Kim Jon-Il and his late father, Kim Il-Sung. Practices such as the one described above take place in amongst North Korea’s “lucky” citizens—that is, those who have managed to avoid being locked up in forced labor camps, a topic we’ll have more on later. More on North Korean cannibalism here.
A 36-year-old man has been charged after he allegedly broke into singer Celine Dion’s home near Montreal, raided the fridge and even took the time to pour himself a bath, police said Tuesday.An AP lede for the ages. Our hearts will go on for this story. It’s the power of love: It’s all coming back to us now. And that’s the way it is.
» Are food companies are pulling a fast one on us? According to the study, they’ve been adding extra salt to food to trick us into eating more. “They train your taste buds — the more salt you eat, the less salt you taste, the more salt you want, to get that saltiness,” notes Professor Francisco Cappucio of the University of Warwick, one of the authors of the study. He notes that this extra salt makes us want to eat more, leading to higher food industry profits. By cutting salt intake worldwide, we could save thousands of lives each year in the U.S. alone, the study notes — and 8.5 million lives in the next decade. The study suggests that the UN get involved.