Man Arrested After Threatening Ex-Girlfriend With Bomb Made of Sausages
A young man from the Heilongjiang province of China who could not figure out how to deal with rejection like a reasonable adult decided that the best course of action was to disguise some sausages as a bomb and threaten to kill his girlfriend and her family if she wouldn’t take him back. He has since been arrested. According to Shanghaiist, the young man had been trying to get his ex-girlfriend to take him back, but she would not. Last week, he wrapped up four sausages to look like a bomb and sent a picture of it to his girlfriend. He said it was a real bomb, and that if she did not come see him he would use it to kill her and her family. The man’s sister saw his threat and contacted the police herself. Even though it was not a real bomb, the man has been arrested and charged with endangering public safety.
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Trader Joe’s Recalls Hummus Over Listeria Fears
It's a bad season for hummus-lovers in America: Just weeks after Sabra announced a massive recall of its wildly popular hummus, now Trader Joe’s has recalled its own hummus as well. According to SF Gate, Trader Joe’s announced this week that it was recalling its 16-ounce tubs of Mediterranean hummus and white bean and basil hummus over a potential listeria contamination. The recall affects about 30 states, and it applies to any of those varieties of hummus that have a use-by date up to Dec. 15, 2016, and a plant identification code of “C” next to the use-by date. Listeria bacteria were reportedly found on some equipment at the plant where the hummus was produced. Nobody has reportedly been sickened by the hummus yet, but in the interest of safety, people should throw away any affected tubs of hummus or return them to Trader Joe’s for a full refund.
The Chef Who Invented General Tso’s Chicken Has Died
Peng Chang-kuei, the chef who invented the famous dish ‘General Tso’s chicken’ back in the 1950s, died this week at the age of 98. According to the New York Times, Peng was born and trained in China’s Hunan province, which is known for its spicy, sour, and salty cuisine. He was an official chef for the Nationalist government, which governed China from 1925 until 1948. In 1949 the Chinese Communist Party came to power, and Peng moved to Taiwan with the Nationalists after the revolution. In Taiwan in 1955, Peng was tasked with making a dish for visiting American Admiral Arthur W. Radford, and he created General Tso’s chicken. It was a big hit. General Tso’s chicken was brought to the U.S. in a slightly altered form by other chefs in the 1970s, and Peng himself traveled to New York in 1973 and opened his own restaurant, Peng’s, on 44th Street.
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A Will Ferrell-Themed Bar Is Coming to Los Angeles
The New York City Will Ferrell-themed bar Stay Classy will be making its way to the West Coast on Dec. 5 for a 10-day pop-up bar in Hollywood. The limited-time pop-up will be located in the TCL Chinese 6 Theater, Entertainment Weekly reported. Although the actor is not officially affiliated with the bar, the pop-up will sell merchandise and host themed parties to raise money for Ferrell’s charity, Cancer For College, which grants college scholarships to students with cancer, according to The Spirits Business.
Dunkin’ Donuts Pop-Tarts Are the Frankenbreakfast of the Future
Kellogg’s has given the world a gift it sorely needed: coffee-flavored Pop-Tarts. According to Mashable, the new toaster pastries are the result of a collaboration between Dunkin’ Donuts and Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts, and the new Frosted Chocolate Mocha and Frosted Vanilla Latte Pop-Tarts are designed to taste like Dunkin’ Donuts coffee. Unfortunately, they don’t actually contain any caffeine, but they will be full of sugar, so they’ll at least deliver an energy rush of some sort. The Dunkin Donuts Pop-Tarts will be available for a limited time in grocery stores across the U.S. starting this month, and will sell for $2.59 a box.