April 25, 2005

And now . . . this - Apr. 25/05

Tastes like chicken

City officials are perplexed over the discovery of mysterious chunks of flesh that have been clogging up city water lines. A month ago, city officials sent a hunk of meaty-fatty tissue to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources for identification.

As they wait for those results, three similar chunks of fleshy material were found on Thursday in another water main during routine flushing, Public Works Director Randy Krauel said. . . .

Krauel said drinking water was not affected by the blockages and is safe to drink.

Chlorine levels have been temporarily increased as a precaution, he said.

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Call me picky, but whether your eau de javex avec des gros morceaux de rat mort is "safe to drink" seems to be beside the point, n'est-ce pas?

Soon rice will be cooking you

Scientists have begun mixing human genes with rice in an attempt to take genetically modified crops to the next level.

Researchers have inserted into rice a gene from the human liver that produces an enzyme which is good at breaking down harmful chemicals in the human body.

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Uncle Ben's RiceIngredients: Uncle Ben, rice.