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Record 3-ton Stollen Cake In Germany!
By News Correspondent Marco Prosseda
Dresden, Germany 09/12/2012. – Hordes of tourists have invaded the city of Dresden for the Traditional Festival of Stollen. It is a typical German Christmas cake made with spices, candied fruit and nuts.
Twenty pastry chefs have baked a cake weighing three tons, with 390 Stollen from fifty pastries. Here are the vital statistics: 2 million 300 thousand raisins, 440 pounds of butter, 125 pounds of sugar, 880 pounds of flour, 175 pounds of candy and a big battle of Jamaican Rum.
The Stollen is almost 4 meters long, 1 m wide and 75 cm high and 98 cm.
But this gourgeous cake has not entered in the Guinness Book of Records. The reason? In 2000 the same group of chefs baked a Stollen weighing four tons.
The group of pastry chefs who worked on the cake entered the Guinness Book of Records in 2000 for having made the largest Stollen in the world. So the tourists sampled a cake weighing over 4 tons.
Fish In Suspected Gas Leak Drama
By Irma (news reporter)
Last week, a freak accident happened near Stockholm in Sweden.
Some people phoned the fire brigade asking for help because they suspected a gas leak and they were worried about a possible fire or explosion. However when the firefighters arrived they discovered that the situation wasn’t so dangerous because the smell wasn’t related to a gas leak but had been caused by fermented fish.
The curious aspect was that the fish hadn’t gone bad but were part of a preparation phase for the typical Swedish dish known as “surstromming” which can be eaten in autumn.
In the end everybody was surprised by this discovery but were very happy about their narrow escape.
Pope joins Twitter
From the next 3rd of December the popular social network will probably get, among its more than 500 million users, the pope’s account too.
“Tweets from Benedict’s new personal account may not be written by himself, but will be approved by him”, said the archbishop Claudio Maria Celli. In most cases tweets may be written by his staff, considering that the 85-year old Pontiff, doesn’t use the computer and writes his books in longhand.
The aim is to bring thought Twitter the evangelising message to a greater number of people.
No account name has been confirmed, although all are betting on @BenedictusPPXVI.
It’s the latest effort by the Vatican that marks a new way of communicating, after the launch of the Vatican news site in June 2011.
Berlusconi’s associate Spinelli Kidnapped
Retired woman buys bag of letters and becomes a millionaire.
Every year 6,6 milions of food’s tons in Italy are were thrown away, equivalent to 146 kilograms for each Italian citizen.
While many men, women and childrens suffer hunger there are 1,5 billion obese and overfed people in the world.We need a strong awareness campaign to reduce discarded food especially in the home environment.Tommaso
Bank Robber Gets Stuck In Manhole
In 2003 a man organized a robbery in a bank but he was captured because he was stuck in a manhole cover.
The thief was an immigrant from Poland. He had organized a perfect plan but he hadn’t calculated the measures of his body and of the manhole cover. So he was forced to call the other people for help and he was saved by police.
Then he was brought to the hospital San Camillo and confessed to the crime.
In the end he was expelled from our country.
Bride goes to hospital for a grain of rice.
A bride went to the Emergency Unit because of a grain of rice which got into her ear while the bridal couple was leaving the church. The unpleasant accident happened a year ago in a village called Malgrate, near Lecco. While Bruno Ratti and Paola Bonsangue’s relatives were throwing rice for good luck at the end of the wedding, a grain of rice got into one ear of the bride. Many of them helped her trying to extract the grain from her ear, but all efforts were useless. The young bride concluded the ceremony at the Department of otolaryngology.
“Smiling Lessons” for Milanese traders
People who live in Milan are usually regarded as sulky.
Confcommercio, an Italian organization which represents firms engaged in trades (or commerce?) – “Business” – Editor! , tourism and services, has organized “smiling-lessons”: as from 2013 Milanese traders will learn to smile all the time with customers and to keep their problems out the door . They will improve their ability to welcome people.
The courses will follow the “Can I help you” English style and teach tradespeople not only always to be cheerful, smiling and positive but they will also teach how to treat many kind of international people well. In addition to language courses, already active, there will be courses in customs and traditions.
So customers will no longer be able to complain about the bad temper of the cashier, the shop-assistant or the chemist!