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What happens when you throw a slice of processed cheese (without removing the plastic wrapping) onto a lit barbeque? The plastic melts giving off highly toxic fumes and you are left with a pretty grim cheese/plastic mess welded on to your BBQ, right?

Well, no: the plastic pouch does not melt– even when the cheese inside eventually boils. Even more incredibly, as the cheese melts and the strange chemicals found in processed cheese turn to gas– the plastic pouch inflates until eventually all four corners lift off the BBQ and the pouch is fully inflated… Under this pressure you might think that the pouch would eventually burst; but it remains intact… at least most of the time.

This startling discovery was made by the pioneers who invented the young but growing sport of Cheeseracing.

The Game:
– Each player throws a slice of cheese onto the BBQ.
– The player whose cheese fully inflates first wins!
The full official CRASS (Cheese Racing Association) rules can be found here… but that’s basically it.

As we select our slices, we might wish a happy birthday to philosopher and reformer John Stuart Mill, who was born on this date in 1806. Mill reputedly learned Greek at the age of three, Latin and arithmetic at eight, and logic at twelve. He studied with Jeremy Bentham, and followed Bentham’s Utilitarian lead, though Mill both extended and deviated from his mentor’s thinking.

Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives.
– John Stuart Mill

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May 20, 2008 at 1:04 am

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