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April 30, 2005

Dammit, now we have to find more

Things You Wouldn't Think of Putting in a Cocktail: "LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Peruvian officials saved some 4,000 endangered frogs from being whizzed into popular drinks after they were found hidden in an abattoir.

'We were checking the fridges when out jumped a frog. It had escaped, they were in big crates,' a spokesman for Lima city hall said on Thursday.

Frog cocktails are popular in the Andes because of their supposed aphrodisiac qualities. Shops in central Lima selling the drinks have tanks where customers can choose their frogs.

He said the Telmatobius frogs -- which had apparently been brought from the southern lakes in the high Andes -- were found on Wednesday stored in the abattoir.

They were taken to a colonial fountain in central Lima to splash around before being returned to their native lakes by ecological police.

'There were about 5,000 of them but 1,000 died because of the conditions and in transit,' the spokesman said."

Just remember: if you drink a blended frog first thing in the morning, nothing worse will happen to either of you for the rest of the day.

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April 15, 2005

Chicken Wings Delivery Becomes Expensive

For all you folks who wonder why we don't serve food at Munden's...

Chicken Wings Delivery Becomes Expensive:

ENDWELL, N.Y. - A routine delivery of chicken wings got a little too hot to handle for a Binghamton-area restaurant.A truck dropping off the week's supply of chicken wings at Jonathan's Restaurant in Endwell snared an electrical line. The power line then pulled down a 12-foot satellite dish off the restaurant roof, causing the dish to come crashing down on a natural gas line.Flames shot into the air when the gas ignited. Fire and utility crews got the situation under control after a short time, but the restaurant had to shut down for a few hours until repairs were made.

(Via AP.)

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