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There's Something Off-Putting About This Denny's Mascot

And the internet knows what it is

(Newser) - When it comes to creating a new mascot for your restaurant, maybe brown and log-shaped isn't the way to go. USA Today reports Denny's debuted its anthropomorphized sausage character "Sausage" back in 2014. But the internet wasn't going to ignore a restaurant mascot that looks like... More »

Firefighters Rescue 18 Piglets—Then Eat Them

The sausages were 'fantastic'

(Newser) - Back in February, British firefighters rescued 18 piglets and two sows from a burning barn where more than 60 tons of hay had caught fire. Almost exactly six months later, the Telegraph reports the firefighters reconnected with the pigs—in the form of sausages. After the two-week-old piglets were saved,... More »

Falling Mystery Meat Confounds Florida Family

Family woken up by crash of 15 pounds of frozen sausage

(Newser) - The weather in Florida can be wild, but we're not sure it's ever rained frozen meat before. WPLG reports a Deerfield Beach family was woken up by a loud noise Saturday morning. Travis Adair says it sounded "like thunder." The actual cause was less meteorological: The... More »

First Hot Dogs, Now Sausages: New Meat Recall

Recall announced by Armour-Eckrich Meats after metal shards found

(Newser) - On the heels of a recall on hot dogs that contained metal shards , a Kansas food distributor has recalled nearly 100,000 pounds of precooked sausage products for the same reason, reports the AP . The recall was announced Wednesday by Armour-Eckrich Meats in Junction City. The USDA's Food Safety... More »

Daimler Shareholders Brawl—Over Sausages

Daimler investor was trying to hoard links from the buffet to bring home

(Newser) - It was the best of times, it was the wurst of times at Daimler AG's annual shareholder meeting Wednesday in Berlin, where an argument disrupted the get-together, the Guardian reports. "We had to call the police to settle the matter," says Daimler board chair Manfred Bischoff of... More »

Like Hot Dogs Made of Humans? You May Be in Luck

Human DNA found in franks, per molecular report

(Newser) - " Soylent Green is made out of people! " may be back to haunt a true-blue American staple: hot dogs. Using a proprietary "next-generation genomic sequencing workflow" known as Clear Food , Clear Labs analyzed 345 hot dogs and sausages at the molecular level from 75 brands at 10 retailers,... More »

Man Named Bacon Gets in Trouble Over Sausage

Thomas Bacon charged with simple assault after fight over the meat

(Newser) - Pity poor Thomas Bacon, who is grabbing headlines for what might be a mundane arrest—were it not for his last name and the role sausage allegedly plays in the story. NJ.com reports the 19-year-old has been charged with simple assault in connection with a May 12 incident. Police... More »

Pizza Hut Tosses Sausage Vs. Pepperoni Stunt

Chain faced media ire over proposed toppings question

(Newser) - Under fire from bloggers and the press for its sausage-or-pepperoni debate contest , Pizza Hut has decided to bag the whole thing. The chain had initially promised free pizza for life to any audience member at tomorrow night's presidential debate who asked the burning question, "Sausage or pepperoni?" Observers... More »

Skip the Sausage, But Steak's OK: Docs

Processed meats linked to elevated risk of heart disease, diabetes

(Newser) - People who eat unprocessed meats are at lower risk of developing heart disease and diabetes than people who consume processed meats such as sausage, hot dogs, salami, and bacon, researchers say. Analysis of studies involving more than 1 million subjects suggests that each 50 grams, or less than 2 ounces,... More »

Egg-cellent News: Fried Breakfast 'Is Best'

Foods program body to break down fat rest of day: study

(Newser) - A breakfast of fried eggs and bacon or sausage may be the best way to "program" the body to efficiently break down fats the rest of the day, according to a new study. Breakfasts rich in carbohydrates, such as cereal, may only prepare the body to break down carbs,... More »

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