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Swedes Smuggle Butter into Norway; Primitive Urge Makes You Feel Hungrier in Winter

• Two ne’er-do-wells were caught trying to smuggle in butter from Sweden to sell at a profit in butter-starved Norway. [NYDN]

• In a display of (literal) poor taste, two Dutch TV hosts proceeded to have small parts of their muscles surgically removed and then ate one another’s flesh.[HuffPo UK]

• If you feel like you’re hungrier in the winter, you’re not alone: Research suggests there may be a primitive urge to stockpile calories when the days are shorter. [NPR]

• Have a holly, jolly Christmas. Just be careful you don’t have a heart attack from eating too many sugarplums. [USA Today]

• Portly impressionist Frank DeCaro is releasing a cookbook of recipes from dead celebrities. Finally, we can eat the fudge Jack Tripper made famous at Angelino’s! [Reuters]

• 1-800-GET-THIN is promising to make the risks associated with lap band surgery more clear in its future advertisements. [LAT]

• Joe Jonas got food poisoning from an unnamed L.A. restaurant. Despite being all grown-up, the kiddie pop star went to the children’s hospital. [Daily Mail UK]

• In a rather odd display, Madonna and her latest boy toy hit an Upper West Side Italian restaurant in Manhattan, sneakily bringing their own wine and glasses. [Page Six/NYP]

• Those healthy MyPlate guidelines? Turns out the average American eats that way just seven days a year. [NYDN]

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