Designers have created the world’s first knife with a heated blade to solve the age old problem of cold butter not spreading properly on bread. The knife heats to 41.8 degrees Celsius after research found that is the optimum temperature to spread butter. A button on the handle activates the battery operated heating element and a flashing LED indicates it is on.
Workers carry US beef laden with ractopamine, a controversial additive used to promote lean meat, at a furnace in downtown Taipei on Monday. More than six tonnes of such beef imported by a local company that contained the drug allowed in the US but banned in Taiwan was destroyed. The move came as Taiwanese government is mulling a plan to lift a ban on ractopamine-treated US beef to facilitate stalled trade talks with the US, a key trading partner and arms supplier of the politically isolated island.
“Reuters reports from local officials on the ground that the ceiling of the reactor building has collapsed. If true, this is the worse case scenario. That would mean that there’s a meltdown in progress.”