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If ever there was a reason not to eat a Kebab….

Doner kebab The traditional late night UK post drinking snack often tends to be the Kebab. But this repulsive (sorry to all who eat them, but they are) snack now has an additional reason for you not to eat them – and that is, do you know where the meat came from?

Take for instance this news article from SKY NEWS  about three Moscow tramps who killed and ate their victim, before selling him to a local Pie and Kebab shop: http://uk.news.yahoo.com/5/20091115/tod-man-butchered-and-eaten-by-three-tra-870a197.html

It was not clear from the statement if the kiosk had cooked any of the man’s flesh and sold it to customers.

I only ever attempted to eat one of these on three occasions – from separate venues – and each time I was violently ill. And that is without the thought of them containing such alien flesh…. It’s a shame as back in Germany the Gyros is a proper restaurant quality meal. But I always had to sustain myself with the traditional cheeseburger or some other form of take out, until I became a Vegetarian. But even the smell of a kebab is enough to make me feel sick, let alone the thought of what they may now contain.

Feed me! Feed me now! – Li’l shop of horrors plant found

A real-life version of the man-eating plant featured in Little Shop Of Horrors has been named after Sir David Attenborough.

The carnivorous plant – discovered in the central Philippines and similar to the man-eating plant Audrey created by nerdy florist Seymour Krelborn in the 1986 film – is so big it can catch rats as well as insects in its traps.

Botanists named the remarkable plant Nepenthes attenboroughii in honour of natural history expert Sir David.

One of the scientists, Stewart McPherson, 26, said: “It’s definitely not a joke. There’s 120 different species all around the world. “This particular one was discovered as part of a survey to look at all of them. “It’s one of the largest, there’s only one or two that are any bigger. It is big enough to catch rats.”
The team said the structure of its leaves, pitchers and flowers suggests strongly that it is a close relative of the great Nepenthes rajah from Borneo and may be related to the Nepenthes flora of Palawan and Borneo.
It is one of 13 new species the team has discovered during three years of expeditions in south-east Asia.
Their findings were published in the Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society earlier this year.