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Pink Slime: High-Tech Charcuterie

I’m probably not going to attempt any of this any time soon, but as a big fan of charcuterie I was interested to read Meredith Bethune’s Grist piece on how to make it at home. I was also struck by the observation that “the best part about making charcuterie is …

420 pounds of cow brains seized at Cairo airport

CAIRO (AP) — Officials at Cairo’s international airport confiscated 420 pounds (190 kilograms) of frozen cow brains Friday from three Sudanese travelers who planned to sell them to Egyptian restaurants, authorities said. An airport official said it was the fourth time this week that customs officers there had foiled an …

Thailand | Auspicious Numbers | Number 9

The Thai government has received a whopping $223,700 for a single license plate with an auspicious series of numbers. According to the Bangkok Post, the plate reads “ส.ส. 9999” and was sold at auction. The report doesn’t offer any details about the buyer. What could compel a Thai person to …