Cat’s in the cream, NZ

About 15 years ago, some Aussie researchers, using motion-activated video cameras, found that however well-behaved cats were during the day, as soon as everyone went to sleep, it was party time, and the cats were everywhere.

In a story about how needles get into food and diagnosed – there’s been lotsa cases in Australia and NZ of late – the fun part is how New Zealand ERS scientists use their food forensics lab to track things down and in one case it was, again, cats (and happy 26th to this kid, who always loved — and sometimes tortured — her cats).

One complaint involving hair came from a milk company, which was continually finding ginger hairs in its on-line filter.

“We identified it as coming from a cat, so you get this image of the cat waiting until night time and jumping into the vat,” said scientist Darren Saunders.

“Literally, the cat that got the cream.”

Always at Denny’s: Man charged after cooking own meal at restaurant

Braunwynn, the 19-year-old daughter who is a second-year university student, got so excited about her calorie-dense breakfast she posted a pic on facebook (right, exactly as shown, looks great).

At least she cooked in her own kitchen, unlike 52-year-old James Summers, who claimed to be the new manager of a Denny’s restaurant in Wisconsin and then cooked himself a cheeseburger and fries.

Police say Summers, wearing a tie and carrying a briefcase, claimed he was sent by Denny’s corporate office on Wednesday to be the new manager at the restaurant in Madison.

The current manager told him he must have the wrong restaurant.

Mr Summers told her she apparently had not received the memo about the change in leadership.

Authorities say the manager called her supervisors while Mr Summers helped himself to a meal.

A local television report says police were summoned and took Mr Summers into custody.

Officers say they found a stun gun on his belt.

Mr Summers is charged with disorderly conduct, drug possession and possessing an electric weapon.