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All Hail Barry Larkin 0

With all the protesting over the Olympic Torch Relay, not the least of which is its modern origins, I want to bring up another important point in its history:

Barry Larkin and the 1956 Olympic Torch Relay

Thank you, Mr. Larkin.

Mmmmm, cardboard. 0

Via Yahoo! News:

“What’s in the recipe?” the reporter asks. “Six to four,” the man says.

“You mean 60 percent cardboard? What is the other 40 percent?” asks the reporter. “Fatty meat,” the man replies.

The bun maker and his assistants then give a demonstration on how the product is made.

Squares of cardboard picked from the ground are first soaked to a pulp in a plastic basin of caustic soda — a chemical base commonly used in manufacturing paper and soap — then chopped into tiny morsels with a cleaver. Fatty pork and powdered seasoning are stirred in.

A great snack any time of day. Thanks for the tip, China!

UPDATE 7/19 - This story has turned out to be a hoax.