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Why Do Cow Brains Keep Getting Seized at the Cairo Airport?

International smugglers have tried to bring cow brains into Egypt four times in the past two weeks
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When confronted with a large, anonymous box that vaguely smells of offal, most people would walk the other way. But as it's airline security's job to investigate these matters, a brave inspector at Cairo International Airport cracked open such a container last Friday to uncover a ghoulish present: 420 pounds of cow brains, on ice and destined for Cairo's choicest restaurants.

The organs had arrived in the company of three people flying in from Sudan, reports the Associated Press. Incredibly, this was the fourth time that week that somebody had tried to fly contraband cow brains into the country. One can imagine that Egyptian customs employees are growing tired of being slapped in the eyes by surprise troves of lobes.