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#1 Hum

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 14:55

Officials at Cairo's international airport confiscated 420 pounds of frozen cow brains Friday from three Sudanese travelers who planned to sell them to Egyptian restaurants, :s authorities said.

An airport official said it was the fourth time this week that customs officers there had foiled an attempt to smuggle cow brains into the country, reflecting the growth of a moneymaking scheme made possible by some realities of international supply and demand: Cow brains are cheap in Sudan, and Egyptians like to eat them.

A pound of raw cow brains bought in Sudan for less than a dollar can be resold in Egypt for six times as much, airport officials said. That means Friday's haul could have earned the men more than $1,500.

Restaurants specializing in liver and brains are popular in Egypt. Both items are deep fried and often eaten in pita bread with spicy red sauce.

Airport officials discovered the brains Friday while inspecting large freezer boxes brought in by three travelers on a flight from Sudan's capital, Khartoum. After inspecting the boxes, the officials confiscated the brains since they couldn't ensure they had been preserved in a sanitary manner.

The brains would be burned, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity under airport rules.

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 19:53

Eating central nervous system tissue is a very bad idea because of prion caused neurodegenerative diseases.

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 15:44

Would not be my first choice, to make sloppy joes. :x

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 15:46

Would not be my first choice, to make sloppy joes. :x

Sloppy moo's then?

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 15:53

The brains would be burned, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity under airport rules.


....and then served with some pita bread and spicy red sauce? :huh: