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Shortest Man Meets Leggiest Woman

(Newser) - London's Trafalgar Square routinely serves as a stage for mimes, jugglers, and other acts, but the tourist attraction drew an exceptionally curious crowd today when the shortest man who can walk met the woman with the longest legs, the AP reports. He Pingping of China stands precisely 2 feet 5....

Guinness Sales Flat in ... Ireland?

As international sales flourish, production will be cut back at home

(Newser) - Ireland still drinks a lot of beer—only the Czechs down more—and continues to chug a lot of Guinness. But in a cultural shift in the newly vibrant nation, sales of the national drink have steadily declined in recent years, as harried white-collar workers skip the pub on the...

Pairing Leaves Writer Red-Faced
Pairing Leaves Writer Red-Faced

Pairing Leaves Writer Red-Faced

Times oenophile comes out of shell, tries vin rouge with his oysters — and lives!

(Newser) - Oysters and red wine? "Why not?" asks Eric Asimov in the New York Times. Wine pairing as a science can drain a meal of its pleasure, while instincts and taste-testing add adventure. After Parisian waiters twice recommended red with a foodie blogger's oysters, Asimov traded the usual suspects (muscadet,...

Manhunt on Tap After Massive Guinness Heist

Beer bandit stole 450 kegs from landmark Dublin brewery

(Newser) - Taking the "My Goodness My Guinness" slogan quite literally, a thief stole 450 kegs from the landmark Dublin brewery today, the AP reports. Irish police say the thief entered by truck and took off with a trailer packed with kegs, the biggest theft in Guinness history. The kegs contained...

Are Brits Less Stout of Heart?
Are Brits
Less Stout
of Heart?

Are Brits Less Stout of Heart?

UK sales of Guinness slip as pub-goers seek more 'refreshing' pints

(Newser) - The champion of breakfast beers the world over, Guinness is facing stiff competition from more refreshing lagers targeting the after-work crowd. Sales in in Britain were off 13% in each of the last 2 years, the BBC reports, and in Ireland, where the black stout has been the best-selling beer...

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