French forced to eat ‘mustard of the Germans’

french forced to eat ‘mustard of the germans’

There is a shortage of Dijon mustard in France Ed Rooney/Alamy Stock Photo

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French diners are being forced to eat horseradish sauce, which they disparagingly nickname the “mustard of the Germans,” due to a shortage of Dijon mustard. A heatwave in Canada last year has led to a shortage of the seeds that go into Dijon mustard, the spicy variety that is highly popular in France, said The Times. The development has been a “dent to French pride”, because “most people had assumed that Dijon mustard was French through and through, with seeds from the fields of Burgundy”.

Alpacas spark Loch Ness excitement

Alpacas taking a cooling dip in Loch Ness fooled online viewers into thinking they were Nessie. When the animals escaped their sanctuary, viewers on social media were amused by the confusion. “Cue the Nessie sightings from the other side of the loch,” said one social media user. Meanwhile, a new theory holds that the Loch Ness monster may have actually been a freshwater dinosaur. The news means the existence of a Loch Ness Monster is “plausible”, a British university concluded.

Brit breaks marathon record

A British woman has broken a record by running 106 marathons in 106 days. Kate Jayden achieved the world record for most consecutive days to run a marathon distance (female). On day 46, she noticed that her knee “hurt a bit”, but didn’t realise that something might be wrong. Later, an MRI scan in May revealed that she completed the challenge with a fractured knee, and she will need to undergo surgery, said Guinness World Records.

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