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Refrigerators Learn How To Use Twitter; Live Turtles Smuggled in Snack Boxes

• The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas rolled out tweeting refrigerators, among other gadgets. So look forward to lots of Twitter updates about spoiled milk! [CNN]

• Approximately 55 live turtles and tortoises were caught being smuggled into LAX in snack boxes last Friday. [KABC]

• Restaurants and bars added 25,000 jobs last month, likely a good sign for the economy. So if you can’t find a position in your field, there’s always that. [USAT]

• Bratty, whiny babies get put on solid food earlier than calmer infants, a study has found. This means the little complainers have a greater chance of growing up to be fat adults. Payback! [Fox News]

• While you’ve been sitting around debating whether to join food-photo social-media service Foodspotting, the start-up has gone and secured itself $3 million in funding. [Mashable]

• A recall has been issued for Surtex’s “Oaxaca String Cheese La Original” for fears of contamination. Does this mean we can go back to eating the unpasteurized variety yet? [FDA]

• McDonald’s has gotten itself into a sticky situation with Vermont’s agriculture agency, which objects to Mickey D’s use of the word “maple” in its new Fruit and Maple oatmeal since the product contains no actual maple syrup. [WCAX 3]

• Germany’s dioxin scare, caused by tainted animal feed, has spread to France and Denmark. [NYT]

• Think you have a food allergy? Well, you might be wrong. [NYT]

Refrigerators Learn How To Use Twitter; Live Turtles Smuggled in Snack Boxes