The frightening food discoveries you may have missed while focusing on horse meat

Think horse meat in your lasagna is unappealing? Try some water buffalo sausage.

Horse meat is what's making headlines at the moment, thanks to widespread discoveries of the unusual product lurking in so-called beef across Europe. But the past few weeks have been big in general for unexpected meats -- thanks in some cases to testing that took place as a result of the horse meat scandal.

In a study released on Monday, for example, South African researchers found mystery ingredients ranging from soy products to donkey to goat to water buffalo in up to 68 percent of the meat products they tested.

In Switzerland, the Swiss Central Islamic Council found traces of pork in supposedly halal kebabs. And in the U.K., firms submitted to tests as part of the horse meat probe were found to also be selling donkey meat as beef. The Daily Mail conducted its own investigation on that British takeaway favorite, the lamb kebab, and found that they were often being bulked up with cheaper beef and chicken meat.

While the horse meat discovery sparks soul-searching in Europe over the modern food supply chain and the unintended consequences of horse-cart bans, it appears to be fueling what looks like schadenfreude across the pond (the Washington Post: "According to folklore, Europeans have always treated their food with reverence, eating Grandma's slow-cooked stews concocted with farm-fresh ingredients while Americans wolfed down the genetically modified, chemically preserved junk that is symbolized by burgers and fries.").

And as food scandals continue to pile up, it seems more and more likely that horse meat -- or maybe even donkey or goat -- could end up in a burger on this side of the Atlantic. The safest bet? Go vegetarian.

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Who Said It: the Great Leader or the Great Rebounder?

On Tuesday, former NBA star and current madman Dennis Rodman announced that he was visiting North Korea to conduct "basketball diplomacy" and run a basketball camp for North Korean children. Rodman, known for his extravagant lifestyle and wild excess, is visiting North Korea, one of the world's drabbest, most isolated states -- but maybe they're not so different after all...

We here at Foreign Policy are big fans of our "Who Said It" format, but honestly this one seemed like a bit of a stretch. Until we started looking for quotes, that is.

Can you tell Kim Il Sung, the country's now-deceased dictator who ruled from 1949-1994 (and who still holds the title of Eternal President), from Rodman, who led the NBA in rebounds per game for seven consecutive years? 

1. "He frequently arranged parties for them, as well as opium-smoking for drug addicts."

2. "This life is like a swimming pool. You dive into the water, but you can't see how deep it is."

3. "Death has always had a prominent place in my mind. There are times when I think somebody might kill me." 

4. "I always live with optimism." 

5. "I just wanted to kill the individual, because I was too much of a follower."

6. "They say Elvis is dead. I say, no, you're looking at him. Elvis isn't dead; he just changed color."

7. "The basketball court of the school was being monopolized by the school's basketball team and other students were off-limit to the court. Sang Wol's proposal did not ride well with some of the basketball players and they schemed to assault Sang Wol on his way home...."Hmm, that athletics teacher, Mah, has trained his running-dogs well. Those worthless worms!"

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Answers: 1. Kim, 2. DR, 3. DR, 4. Kim, 5. DR 6. Sadly, DR 7. Kim..ok, maybe that one's not that hard.