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Ravi Bangaroo

The Daily Dish: March 7, 2016

Dishing out the latest and greatest in food news

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IHOP Customers Angered After ‘Black People’ Is Written on Receipt

An IHOP server in Austin is being raked over the coals for a seemingly insensitive message written on his customers’ receipt. A black couple picked up their order at 3 a.m., when they noted the words “Black Ppl” written on top of their receipt. They became irate and confused as to why race was being used as an identifier. What surprised them the most was that their server was also black. The server has since apologized on Facebook and said he never meant to offend anyone with the slipup. IHOP has also released a statement condemning the writing on the receipt.

Rescue Dogs Offered New Life as Truffle Hunters… and They Only Require Hugs as Payment

In other news, rare black truffles that can go for hundreds of dollars each are usually dug up by trained pigs, who have a nose for the earthy tubers, but Jason Mesman, the owner of the Truffle Farm in Australia, is training dogs as truffle hunters. Mesman has rescued several Labradors from shelters because the dogs are usually seen as too energetic in his home country. But as it turns out, the dogs are uncommonly talented at sniffing out the scent of a truffle. Mesman may have started a trend too. He said that other farms are tapping into how smart and useful Labs can be. An added bonus? Unlike pigs, who actually have a more heightened sense of smell, dogs are much less likely to try and eat the truffles they find.

London Pub Lets Brits Vote for Their Least Favorite Republican Candidate in an Interesting Way

And a London pub called The Three Stags is letting customers weigh in on the U.S. presidential candidates, specifically Republican nominees Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, and Marco Rubio. It is taking a perhaps not-so-politically correct ‘piss poll.’ The poll invites customers to urinate into the mouth of the candidate they dislike most. Originally, only the urinals in the men’s bathroom were outfitted with giant cardboard cutouts of the candidates, however after some protests over social media, the cutouts were added to the women’s bathroom to allow women to also have their say. To find out who the most hated candidate is check out this story in the News in Brief section.

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