Two Pinches of Negligence: Magazine Causes Poisonings Due to Typo in Apple Cake Recipe

Now this could make for an interesting tort case — literally. Ok, it was technically an apple cake not a torte but liability is likely to follow a bizarre accident over a typo in a published recipe in Stockholm, Sweden. Instead of calling for two pinches of nutmeg, a type in the cooking magazine Matmagasinet called for “20 nutmeg nuts” resulting in at least four poison cases.

The affected people complained of mild symptoms of dizziness and headaches, but have recovered. The magazine immediately sent out 50,000 letters to subscribers to warn that “high doses of nutmeg can cause poisoning symptoms.”

It is not clear if other Swedes were laid low by the apple cake, but they may want to be extra careful on specificity in the sponge cake and, of course, the venerable torte.

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30 thoughts on “Two Pinches of Negligence: Magazine Causes Poisonings Due to Typo in Apple Cake Recipe”

  1. After seeing her assult rifle picture I think she was chosen to appeal to 1. conservative men, 2. conservative women and 3. liberal activists (she apparently tried to shoot a cop):)

  2. Hey Jill.

    You know what another hysterical thing about Sarah Palin is?


    Her resume.

  3. Here, this is on Sara Palin. It’s hysterical. We could all use a good laugh! (From Red State Update.)

  4. I’m with you, Gyges. Getting out of your SUV to shoot at just released animals is barbaric and doesn’t constitue hunting, just wanton. lazy slaughter.

  5. Jill,

    I’ll take that woman’s getting up at 3:00 to hunt moose over Dick Cheney’s style of “hunting” any day.



    I’m not cetain I would site these as resons to endorse a candidate, except for her being a wonderful mother. Congratulating her for failing to abort a child who has downs syndrome is insulting. If by fighting corruption you mean “is in the middle of a corruption scandal” that’s true, but not helpful. And just getting up at 3 a.m. to go kill a moose may or may not constitue a ringing endorsement. If she got up to hunt and actually used the meat to feed family, friends or the poor I’m all for it. If she did it for a head on the wall, not so much.

    I think the whole idea of voting for any candidate based on race, ethnicity, gender etc. is both stupid and dangerous. One look at the bush administration should cure everyone of that thought. It’s really one of the most ethnically, racially and gender diverse crowds we’ve ever seen in the whitehouse. Each person, be they white, black, Hispanic, male or female, gay or straight etc. shares a common character–evil.
    So this woman isn’t voting for another woman because she’s a woman. I’m quite certain I’m not alone in feeling that way.

    P.S. I don’t know what “bathtub buddy hookers” are but it was funny to read.

  7. True. At least he had the sense to refuse to authorize the Bush domestic spying program, even when they tried to trick him while he was sick.

    And he could pound out a great rendition of “let the Eagle Soar”.

  8. John Ashcroft would actually be a BETTER pick than this lady. He has at least studied law. What a joke. Republican women should feel insulted.

  9. Rafflaw said.

    Cro Magnum,
    This VP pick also believes that creationism should be taught in public schools. I smell a radical religous right rat here.

    Your nose doesn’t fail you either. Palin is an “Evangelical Christian”, which represents the most dull witted membership of any church world wide save maybe radical muslims (terrorists).

    Evangelical Christianity ignores science, logic, reason, and even most Christian concepts in favor of some unnatural absorition with events from the Torah.

    John Ashcroft, the guy who decided the statue of blind justice was too pornographic so he had it covered with a sheet, was also an evangelical. In fact, he was a Pentacostal, the craziest of the evangelicals, who think they can speak in tongues because God enters their bodies in meetings. I have no problem mind you with people accepting such primitive beliefs but I do have a problem putting such a person in charge of 7500 Nuclear Missles.

    Sara Palin, is the worst possible choice McCain could have made. She is the Harriet Myers of the 08 election.

    The question now is, are these so called “Hilary supporters” smart enough to see through this obvious capitulation to them to try and woo their votes, or will they eat it up, hook, line and sinker?

  10. Cro Magnum,
    This VP pick also believes that creationism should be taught in public schools. I smell a radical religous right rat here. I am officially starting the rumor that the radical religous right accepted McCain for the quid pro quo of being able to choose the VP. And who better for the revs to pick, but a creationism, oil drilling advocate who doesn’t believe that human activity causes global warming!

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