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Archaeologists Uncover World's Oldest ... Pretzel

250-year-old treat among burnt breakfast found in Bavaria

(Newser) - Archaeologists digging in Germany's state of Bavaria probably weren't expecting to find a snack. But that's exactly what turned up last summer at a site in Regensburg on the Danube River, a location that had previously given up the remains of some gallows and a 1,200-year-old... More »

Peanut-Throwing Man Banned From Flying

He also had to forfeit his driver's license and passport

(Newser) - A Utah man may have gotten us that much closer to peanuts being banned on planes. Pogos Paul Sefilian is accused of throwing peanuts and pretzels at crew during a flight, and is now prohibited from flying on commercial airlines, reports Connect2Utah . He also allegedly refused to put away an... More »

Texan Chef Cooks Up Deep-Fried Beer

Beer and pretzel dough, together at last

(Newser) - Food scientists told him it couldn't be done, but after much experimenting Texas chef Mark Zable proved them wrong and invented deep-fried beer. His ravioli-like creation, to be unveiled at the Texas State Fair, contains beer inside a pocket of pretzel dough. The beer remains alcoholic after the frying, and... More »

Pretzel Firm Dumps 'Pro Anorexia' Ad

Critics rip 'You can never be too thin' campaign

(Newser) - A snack company that came under fire for an ad that critics said encouraged anorexia has scrapped the message—and apologized. "You can never be too thin," said the ad for low-fat Snack Factory Pretzel Crisps, posted on New York City bus shelters and phone booths. "We... More »

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