Food For Thought 3.11.09

"The taste buds of a 'master of coffee' are as important as the vocal chords of a singer or the legs of a top model, and this is one of the biggest single insurance policies taken out for one person. It shows how valuable Gennaro's tongue is to the Costa brand." (A spokesman--unidentified--for Glencairn, a Lloyd's of London brokerage, on the $14 million insurance policy Britain's Costa Coffee took out on the tongue of Gennaro Pelliccia, their taster. According to the spokesman, this policy far exceeds the paltry $4.8 million policy covering Bruce Springsteen's voice. Quoted by UPI.)

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