Re: [Re: [CNN] Bush 2,909,465; Gore 2,907,722.]

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From: Matt Jensen (
Date: Tue Dec 05 2000 - 11:25:35 PST

On Tue, 5 Dec 2000 wrote:
> A possible new explanation for why chickens cross roads

I got the chicken head meme from several vectors. There's a possible
Pulitzer here[1]. The original fried chicken head story is this, from
Keith Rushing at The Daily Press:

It then got picked up by the Washington Post, Drudge Report, etc.
Rushing then followed up with three more articles. Highlights:

+ Lawyers debate potential value of a lawsuit:

+ Possible breakdown in USDA enforcement?
"And an on-site USDA inspector is supposed to check each and every
chicken.'It's a bird-by-bird inspection,' Ibraheim said."

And this intriguing statement:

"The Peninsula Health District says that there's nothing physically wrong
with eating a fried chicken head. All the bacteria and organisms in the
chicken brain, once fried at more than 240 degrees, will die."

Well, that's great, but what about prions? Will we see an emergency
McNugget ban to halt the spread of CCD? (Crazy Chicken Disease?)

New Microsoft interview question: estimate the number of chicken heads
accidentally eaten as McNuggets each year.

-Matt Jensen

[1] Yes, I'm being sarcastic.

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