Why were 10 million burgers recalled in Britain?
Two words: horse meat. Beef products from three companies in Ireland and Britain were found to contain horse DNA. While most had small traces, one burger was 29 percent horse. Tesco, the country's biggest supermarket chain, is apologizing. Britain is a nation of horse lovers, though some European countries do eat horse meat, including France and Belgium, where it is popular both cooked and raw.
What is the debt ceiling?
The debt limit is the total amount of money the U.S. government is authorized to borrow to meet its obligations, including Social Security and Medicare payments. The newly borrowed money doesn't pay for new spending. It covers spending that Congress already approved. The government is expected to his its $16.4 trillion debt ceiling in February. If Congress doesn't raise it, the government will default on its obligations.
How long is footlong sandwich at Subway?
Apparently, it's not 12 inches. The world's largest fast-food chain is facing worldwide criticism after a man in Australia posted a video on the company's Facebook page showing a footlong Subway sandwich next to a tape measure. The footlong sandwich was only 11 inches long. Subway said the length of its sandwiches may vary slightly because the bread is baked at each Subway location.