News - May 1, 2013

Camel burger

A new competitor has entered the meat market: the camel. A butcher in Leeuwarden has recently started selling camel meat rolls for just under five euros each. The meat comes from Australia, which is plagued by camels. He bought 50 kilos of it, enough for 250 camel burgers. The meat is tenderer and sweeter than beef, and quite fatty. The Leeuwarden burgers also contain tomatoes, lettuce and two eggs. They stand for the humps.

Even mice cannot stop once they start eating crisps, German researchers have discovered. Brain scans of mice gobbling up a bag of crisps show high levels of activity in the areas for addiction and reward. More activity than with other food with the same amount of fat and carbohydrate. So which substance in the crisps is to blame, the Germans wonder? The crisp industry is keeping quiet.

Peed off
Maastricht students will only be allowed to go to the loo once during an exam, from now. The new rule is an attempt to combat cheating. Using smartphones to look up answers is the latest ruse. Frisking is not on, nor is disrupting the phone service or installing cameras. So let's see if cheats can be kept in check by rationing their peeing.

High on fries
Another snack novelty has come on the scene. Mannetje Pis Snackbar in Amsterdam has come up with a new sauce 'with the unmistakable taste of weed.' The smell and taste of cannabis are easily detectable, says the creator. But there is no THC in the stuff. So there'll be no getting high on fries.