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Beware that Mozambique beer

Today’s newspaper carries a little item about tainted Mozambique beer.

So far, 56 folks attending a funeral in the island nation have been killed owing to the spoilage.

The traditional beer is called pombe, and it’s made from sorghum, bran, corn, and sugar.

But in this case, someone laced the drink, during the funeral itself, with crocodile bile.

So when you visit your area’s microbreweries, it might be prudent to test for contaminants. In particular, ask about crocodile bile. And be very cautious about sneaky looking people who may bear a grudge.

Gods forbid it could turn out to be your funeral too.

(A newer report suggests that 69 have died … and that crocodile bile may, or may not, be complicit in the deaths.)