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Arsenic killed Australia's greatest racing horse Phar Lap 74 years ago, a new scientific study reveals, The Daily Telegraph reports.
The story suggests a lethal dose of the poison was given to the Melbourne Cup champion about 35 hours before he collapsed and died in California on April 5, 1932.
Taken to America to take on the world, Phar Lap collapsed after just one major race. He died in the arms of his adoring trainer, Tommy Woodcock. Australians were stunned and suspected foul play. Had the American racing syndicates poisoned our champion?
Originally posted by iori_komei
Wait, Vegemite is banned in the U.S.?
Well, that would explain why I've never ever seen it in any store.
Former Geelong man Daniel Fogarty, who now lives in Calgary, Canada, said he was stunned when searched while crossing the US border recently.
"The border guard asked us if we were carrying any Vegemite," Mr Fogarty said.
"I was flabbergasted." Paul Watkins, who owns a store called About Australia in San Antonio, Texas, said he had been forced to stop importing Vegemite six months ago.
Great now who's going to understand our songs now. Except the guy who's six feet tall and full of muscles from Brussles!
"Buying bread from a man in Brussels
He was six foot four and full of muscles
I said, "Do you speak-a my language?"
He just smiled and gave me a Vegemite sandwich
And he said,
"I come from a land down under
Where beer does flow and men chunder
Can't you hear, can't you hear the thunder?
You better run, you better take cover."