Psy performs at South Korean inauguration

By all accounts, the inauguration of South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Monday was a stately affair -- that is, until the rapper Psy took the stage. "I know this is a very formal event, but if you could please stand up and join me for the horse dance, it would be great," the South Korean artist told the crowd (and all we got was a lip-sync controversy?). The Guardian is characterizing the performance as a "family-friendly version" of Gangnam Style. Here's the video:

During the South Korean presidential election, Psy didn't publicly support any candidate and refused to allow the contenders to adopt Gangnam Style as their campaign anthem. But that didn't stop Park from galloping along to the hit song. As the Hollywood Reporter noted at the time of her election, the South Korean leader had "been spotted more than once doing the famous 'horse dance.'"



The untold story of the Ikea meatball scandal is that Swedes love horse meat

It's tough to stomach, but Ikea is the latest big-name food maker to be felled by the no-it-isn't-beef-it's-horse-meat-scandal that is quickly spreading across Europe. Czech authorities alerted the discount furniture maker that they had found horsemeat in a sample of meatballs, and Ikea subsequently pulled the product from stores in 14 countries.

Ikea is of course outraged and put out a strongly worded statement promising that the company would get to the bottom of how the tainted Swedish staple turned up in stores. "We do not tolerate any other ingredients than the ones stipulated in our recipes or specifications, secured through set standards, certifications and product analysis by accredited laboratories," the company said.

The untold story in all of this is that Swedes love horse meat. Marketed under the name hamburgerkött -- that's right, "hamburger meat" -- Swedes put the stuff on toast, sandwiches, and the like. Consider, for example, Pärsons' (slogan: "Sandwich joy for the whole family!") version of hamburgerkött. They lead with the euphemistic name on the package, but a quick peek at the ingredients tells the real story -- hästkött, or horse meat.

Curious where the horses are sourced from? South America.