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Tub of lard found fit to eat after 64 years


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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 02:01 PM

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A 64-year-old tub of American lard has been deemed fit for human consumption by food safety authorities in the eastern German state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.

Millions of tins of “Swift’s Bland Lard” – a pig fat which was used as a spread similar to butter or as a cooking fat – were distributed by US soldiers to West Germans after World War II in care packages that included other essentials like powdered milk, cheese and sugar.

Some of those made their way to communist East Germany, including one to Hans Feldmeier, a pharmacist from the Baltic Sea town of Warnemünde who never opened the can.

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 06:10 PM

Ow. Gross. That can't truly be healthy. Dx


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Posted 02 February 2012 - 08:33 PM

Why did I instantly think of HIGNFY/Roy Hattersley...

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 11:43 AM

Don't know why, but when I read the thread title I immediately thought of Elton John.  lol


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Posted 04 February 2012 - 01:18 PM

I thought of a phrase in the movie Hacker:  spandex is a privilege not a right

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 08:31 PM

Good god how hungry do you have to be to think..

"hmmm? I wonder if this 60 year old can of lard is edible??"  Posted Image

Maybe his pension is really bad  :unsure:

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 09:08 PM

....mmmmmmmmmmm. Bacon...


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Posted 05 February 2012 - 02:44 AM

I have seen 64 year old "tubs of lard" (often at a buffet), apparently not only fit to eat, but making eating their life's avocation. I think the only exercise they get is lifting their forks to their mouths. Very sad.


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Posted 05 February 2012 - 03:04 AM

View PostSundew, on 05 February 2012 - 02:44 AM, said:

I have seen 64 year old "tubs of lard" (often at a buffet), apparently not only fit to eat, but making eating their life's avocation. I think the only exercise they get is lifting their forks to their mouths. Very sad.
Maybe obesity is an index of unhappiness,"comfort" eating makes people fat. As does drinking too much alcohol.


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Posted 05 February 2012 - 03:13 AM

Wow, suddenly my tummy doesn't feel very good.  :(

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 03:16 AM

View PostSundew, on 05 February 2012 - 02:44 AM, said:

I have seen 64 year old "tubs of lard" (often at a buffet), apparently not only fit to eat, but making eating their life's avocation. I think the only exercise they get is lifting their forks to their mouths. Very sad.


But not so sad, apparently, to stop you from castigating them for their broken humanity.  But hey, it's okay, they're fat - the last safe group to vilify and demonize.

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 09:49 AM

View PostSundew, on 05 February 2012 - 02:44 AM, said:

I have seen 64 year old "tubs of lard" (often at a buffet), apparently not only fit to eat, but making eating their life's avocation. I think the only exercise they get is lifting their forks to their mouths. Very sad.

Yeah man, look at those fat people enjoying dinner. I bet they hate their lives. I should feel sad for them.


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Posted 06 February 2012 - 06:12 AM

So EAT it already!


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Posted 08 February 2012 - 11:49 PM

Mmmmmmmmh.......... pig fat..................


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Posted 15 February 2012 - 09:03 AM

Tasty... :hmm:





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