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The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
Mouse in Beans
Here's something else to add to my page of gross things found in food:
LEHI, Utah (AP) -- An Arkansas company is offering $100 to a Utah woman who found a severed mouse head in a can of green beans if she pledges not to take legal action, but she's not biting. The letter from Allens Inc. of Siloam Springs, Ark., describes it as a "gesture of goodwill." Marianne Watson isn't interested.
Apparently she doesn't want money. Or so she says. Instead she wants the company to recall all cans of its green beans. I don't think that's going to happen.
Categories: Food
Posted by The Curator on Fri Oct 05, 2007
Comments (7)
Serves her right for eating green beans. They're DISGUSTING!!!!
Posted by Nona  on  Fri Oct 05, 2007  at  09:14 AM
Oh, I love green beans. Not canned, of course -- fresh in season, frozen out of season. Canned green beans are just mushy green cylinders, tasting of almost nothing except salt.

Either way, I prefer them sans rodent parts.
Posted by Kathleen  in  Indiana, USA  on  Fri Oct 05, 2007  at  01:12 PM
I live in the area all Allen's are pretty seedy anyway. I'm not surprised at that news. The owner doesn't care about anything except for squeezing the last cent out of everyone that goes in there.
Posted by Matt  in  Orem, Utah  on  Fri Oct 05, 2007  at  01:27 PM
Oops. Thought it meant Allen's stores in the area looks like she bought it at Wal-Mart. Never mind.
Posted by Matt  in  Orem, Utah  on  Fri Oct 05, 2007  at  01:40 PM
Even so, neither Allen's nor Wal-Mart can their own food, I am pretty sure.
Posted by Kathleen  in  Indiana, USA  on  Fri Oct 05, 2007  at  02:51 PM
So, should we assume that Allen's is trying to "squeak by" on this one...

Oh, and FYI, Allen's is Popeye's as well...
Posted by Christopher  in  Joplin, Missouri  on  Sat Oct 06, 2007  at  11:24 PM
$100? That's gotta be the most cheap-skate payoff/bribe attempt ever from a company.

Someone call Guiness, lol
Posted by Josh  in  Texas  on  Tue Oct 09, 2007  at  10:15 PM
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