Month: January 2007

  • The Ultimate Wiener Schnitzel (Vat-Grown)

    In 2002 scientists at Touro College in the US removed some muscle from the abdomen of an anaesthetised goldfish and placed it in a saline solution enriched with foetal calf serum. The muscle reportedly grew by 15 per cent in a few weeks. It was then coated in breadcrumbs and lightly sautéed in olive oil: […]

  • Charlie Is My Darling

    Pepys’ Diary: Monday 11 January 1663/64 This morning I stood by the King arguing with a pretty Quaker woman, that delivered to him a desire of hers in writing. The King showed her Sir J. Minnes, as a man the fittest for her quaking religion, saying that his beard was the stiffest thing about him, […]

  • When You Wish Upon A Star

    “Blessings of Shitler!” yelled Basil. “Be careful with that thing! You don’t want to attract the wrong sort of attention”. The small zeppelin swayed alarmingly as Smuglon cranked the flux-capacitor up three more points and swung the refracting crystal over their heads. Now, the blinding light from the laser searchlight mounted in the middle of […]