每日英語跟讀 Ep.K181: About food - UK weighs ban on boiling live lobsters
The United Kingdom is weighing a ban on boiling live lobsters, crabs and other crustaceans amid a push from animal welfare activists to include the invertebrates in legislation that would recognize them as sentient beings.
At present the Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill, which is making its way through the House of Lords, covers only vertebrates — animals that have a backbone.
Though the legislation currently only includes vertebrates, lawmakers are weighing expanding it to include invertebrates such as lobsters, as well as octopuses and mussels, according to The Times .
The legislation comes as the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs said it has commissioned a study to examine the creature’s sentience.
Yum! Woman eats 50 chili dogs in 22 minutes at Michigan bar 好吃！女子在密西根酒吧22分鐘嗑50條辣味熱狗
competitive eater wolfed down 50 chili dogs in 22 minutes, setting a local record at a bar in western Michigan where thousands of customers have their names on the wall for eating just a fraction.
Molly Schuyler showed up and just started eating Wednesday at The Corner Bar in Rockford while other customers watched with their own meals.
After 19 minutes, she had eaten 44 hot dogs.
“Brought her out six more dogs. In 22 minutes, she ate 50,” server Lisa Paavo said.
Another competitive eater, Tim “Eater X” Janus, ate 43 1/2 chili dogs at the bar in 2006. Anyone who eats 12 in four hours gets their name on the wall.
“It’s going on 6,000 names,” manager John Vanaman said.
經理約翰．瓦納曼說，「快要集滿6000個名字了。」Source article: https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1461589; https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1461213