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Can't Possibly Be True

News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

By News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

Published July 20, 2016

 Can't Possibly Be True

(1) Apparently, Japanese taste buds easily become bored, for manufacturers seem eager to create extravagant food combinations to satisfy them that might prove daunting to most Americans.

The latest exhibit: the familiar Kit Kat chocolate-coated wafer -- but with the taste of ripe melon and cheese (specifically, "Hokkaido Melon With Mascarpone Cheese").

As Japanese foodies know, Kit Kats in Japan come in at least 15 coatings, according to a 2013 review by, including Edamame Soybean, Purple Sweet Potato, Hot Japanese Chili, Matcha-Green Tea, Wasabi and Red Bean Sandwich. [London Daily Mirror, 5-2-2016] [, 2- 11-2013]

(2) The Daily Pakistan newspaper, covering the Anti-Terrorism Court in Karachi in April, reported that a judge in Courtroom III asked a constable if he knew how the grenade entered into evidence worked.

Rather than assume that an explanation was requested, the constable pulled the pin to demonstrate, and the resulting explosion injured the constable, a court clerk and another police officer. The constable is said to be facing severe discipline as soon as he recovers. [Daily Pakistan, 4-11-2016]