As part of our continuing coverage of slide whistles, Junji Koyama plays notes vaguely resembling those of “Amazing Grace” on a slide whistle made out of a cabbage.
Here’s a photo by Thomas Peter for Reuters of a delicious new German bakery treat. MSNBC’s PhotoBlog’s caption:
Money concealed in pastries that the German customs agency Zoll seized during an anti-money laundering operation, is displayed before the agency’s annual statistics news conference at the finance ministry in Berlin on Friday.
Yes. This is a real, official variant of the Oreo sold in China. Planet Money has the full story, which features green tea oreos and long, rectangular oreos that are easier to dunk — just goes to show how much of our perception of the world is shaped by our culture.