February 9, 2010

sausage fingers

In Korea, sales of a snack sausage increase by almost 40%* in the winter as iPhone users utilize the sausage as a stylus in order to avoid removing their gloves.

*I was unable to locate a link to an English language website confirming the story but it appears to be real (I think this is a Korean news site).

via Byron at Bike Hugger

comments

  1. Deron Bauman on February 9th, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    that’s what she said.

  2. Cindy Scroggins on February 10th, 2010 at 9:43 am

    I touched Deron’s sausage finger on Monday night.

  3. Michael Smith on February 10th, 2010 at 10:15 am

    Did he take his gloves off for that?

  4. Cindy Scroggins on February 10th, 2010 at 10:25 am

    He had no gloves. Deron is not Korean.

  5. Michael Smith on February 10th, 2010 at 11:45 am

    Are you sure about that? Both Deron and Korean have an ‘r’, ‘e’, ‘o’, and ‘n’. I’m pretty sure that means he’s at least 80% Korean.

  6. Cindy Scroggins on February 10th, 2010 at 11:53 am

    No, because Deron pronounces his name wrong. Math only works with proper pronunciations.

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  8. Michael Grant Smith on February 10th, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    That’s not a sausage and it’s not my finger but the mistake is understandable.

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  10. WC on February 11th, 2010 at 6:53 am

    Even if the news is fake, that’s an awesome idea. I could see me learning to love sausages if I were in that situation. (Not that I don’t already like them, but some are… Not so good.)

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