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Nazi biscuits

By Tue, Oct 27, 2009 4:52AM UTC

Coon cheese. The Coon cheese almost did it; almost convinced me Australians are racists. Was the cheese actually named after an obscure cheese-maker or did its name allude to the black plastic in which it supposedly once came wrapped? As it turns out Edward Coon did develop a cheese-making process

Dining in San Francisco – Piperade

By Tue, Oct 27, 2009 4:25AM UTC

As Spanish cuisines have been such hot items in the last five years I was not surprised to locate Piperade (meaning Basque sauce) not far from the tourist Mecca on the wharves. But even more so to discover essentially Basque style food in an establishment run by a Frenchman from

China’s sprint champion tests positive for doping

By Mon, Oct 26, 2009 7:40PM UTC

Chinese women’s 100 m champion Wang Jing has tested positive for performance enhancing drugs and faces a life ban from the Chinese athletics federation. The 21-year-old athlete will be stripped of the 100 m title she won at the National Games last Thursday, games spokesman Sun Yuanfu said Monday. Wang’s

Send brains, not skulls, you idiot

By Mon, Oct 26, 2009 6:18PM UTC

A Chinese-American academic had been convicted of illegally sending human skulls from China to the US. The west needs Chinese brain-power not skulls.

Tigers by boat

By Mon, Oct 26, 2009 5:52PM UTC

Victor Rajakulendran of the Australasian Federation of Tamil Associations today told ABC News (Australia) that Tamil Tigers fleeing Sri Lanka could well be amongst boat people trying to reach Australia. This seems to support Liberal backbencher Wilson Tuckey’s claim that terrorists could be amongst Sri Lankan asylum seekers headed to

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