darwin awards, IHOP edition | 11:56 am | 11 February 2008

A friend just sent me this article about deadly mold in old pancake mix, which is funny in two ways — that someone can’t read “best by” dates, and also because pancakes aren’t exactly rocket science: flour + baking powder + eggs + milk or buttermilk + salt + sugar = pancakes. That’s it. Whoever came up with “pancake mix” found a great way to charge a ton for ten cents worth of ingredients that are usually on hand anyway.

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