Weird news


February 28, 2017

Pizza Hut are "surprised" to hear that the president of Iceland wants to ban pineapple as a topping on pizza.

A spokesperson for the American-owned restaurant chain has said that it's shocking to hear, as the topping is used on their Hawaiian pizza and is a "bestseller".

Gareth Hopley, head of communications at Pizza Hut Restaurants, commented: "We were surprised to hear that there was talk of banning pineapple as a pizza topping in Iceland, as we know our customers love a Hawaiian pizza. It's actually one of our bestsellers (number five in our top 10 list) and we sell over 440,000 of them across our Huts every single week!

"We're really proud to be championing one of the nation's favourite toppings and for serving such a popular pizza in our restaurants for the last 44 years. We look forward to welcoming all pineapple lovers into our Huts with open arms over the coming weeks."

President Gudni Th. Johannesson answered random questions from students in a Q&A video, and when asked about his thoughts on having the fruit on the Italian treat, he claimed he was "fundamentally opposed" to the tangy topping, which is usually used on a Hawaiian pizza with ham.

According to the Metro newspaper, he then elaborated on his point and said he would pass a ban on pineapple as a pizza topping if he had the power to pass laws on his own, according to Iceland Magazine.

Surplus bread is being made into bottles of beer for a new campaign to end food waste.

After researchers found that 24 million slices of bread are currently thrown away by UK households, and 15 million tons of food is wasted across the UK, an innovative craft beer company, Toast Ale, has launched a crowdfunder campaign to launch two new products - Toast Craft Lager and Toast Session IPA - and all the profits from the sale of the eco-friendly beer will go to Feedback, who aim to halve food waste by 2030.

Toast needs to reach the target of PS20,000 to start production of the bottles of beer, made from unsold, surplus fresh bread otherwise thrown away by bakeries and sandwich makers.

A food company is looking for an official crisps taster.

PepsiCo UK, which own crisp brand Walkers, are on the hunt for someone to join them as a part-time taster at their factory in Beaumont Leys, Leicestershire.

The lucky candidate who gets the job, which pays PS8.51 an hour, will not only sample crisps, but will also be required to taste a "wide variety of foods and beverages," the Mirror reports.

Krystina Mason, who has held the job for six years, said: "On a day-to-day basis, we have to make sure our palates are clean. I like to drink lemon water.

"We are not allowed to drink tea or coffee because it will interfere with the palate. We have to have 20-minute breaks between tests, where we will eat fruits so we know our taste buds are cleansed."

A woman has been branded "lazy" after asking GoFundMe users to donate towards her "spiritual journey" around the world.

'Bec G', a spiritual teacher, set up a crowdfunding page in the hope of raising $10,000 for her trip to help "empower people to follow their dreams".

And, although she has raised $400 so far, some donators have slammed her and have told her to "shred" her passport, according to the Daily Mirror newspaper.

A user named 'Get Lost' gave $5 to Bec with the comment: "You're too lazy to look up the word solipsistic so here are synonyms: navel-gazer, self-absorbed, egotistical, self-centred ... wherever you go, don't come back, or you owe me $5, addlepate."

Another user named 'Speed Dealer', who donated $10, said: "I donate this on the condition you buy a one-way plane ticket and shred your passport upon arrival in Uz-c***-istan. K thx bye (sic)."