May 21, 2009

And now . . . this - May 21/09

British science comes through again

An appeals court in Britain said Wednesday that Procter and Gamble's snack treat Pringles were, technically, potato chips and subject to sales tax. . . .

Foods are rarely subject to sales tax in Britain, but potato chips happen to be singled out as an exception.

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It's good to know that the Royal Society isn't letting the Britons down. Well, except maybe in mathematics:

The court heard arguments on whether or not Pringles, made 42 percent from potato and 33 percent from fat and flour, contained enough "potatoness," to be considered a potato chip, or crisp.

42 percent potato, and 33 percent flour and fat. So what's that last 25%? Love?