Lard from WWII washes up on beach, seagulls and dogs think it's delish1/18/2013
Of all the amazing things that can wash up from a shipwreck — gold doubloons, that necklace from "Titanic" — cooking fat has to be pretty far down the list. But lard from a World War II-era merchant ship sunk by the Germans is exactly what beachcombers in Scotland recently discovered. Though the wooden barrels that used to house the lard rotted over the past 70 years, the lard managed to stay relatively fresh, delighting local seagulls and dogs. The Scottish Natural Heritage group reports that the lard was still a "brilliant white" and smells "good enough to have a fry up with." [Source]
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