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What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
The Berners Street Hoax, 1810
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
Dog wins art contest, 1974
Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
The Snail in the Ginger Beer
Two weeks ago I linked to a BBC article by Clive Coleman about the case of the carbolic smoke ball. He must be doing a series on interesting legal cases, because he's back with a great article about the legal case of the snail found in ginger beer. Quick summary — In 1928 May Donoghue claimed to find a snail in her bottle of ginger beer. Her complaint eventually helped bring about modern consumer protection laws in the UK. The catch: "to this day, no-one knows for sure if there ever really was a snail in May Donoghue's bottle of ginger beer."

I should add this case to my list of Gross Things Found in Food.
Categories: Food, Law/Police/Crime
Posted by The Curator on Fri Nov 20, 2009
Comments (2)
Gingered escargot........I don't know, it's not any worse than the tequila worm is it?
Posted by hulitoons  in  Abingdon, Maryland  on  Mon Nov 23, 2009  at  09:46 AM
When the ginger beer was poured into her glass, it was alleged the decomposing remains of a snail dropped out of the darkened, opaque bottle.
Posted by webcam  in  webcam  on  Tue Nov 24, 2009  at  05:20 AM
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