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At Home: Shipping Route

Sneaking over the border by swimming has happened before, but agents near the Sarnia, Ontario?Michigan border experienced something new when they captured a Canadian scuba diver trying to smuggle marijuana across the water from Canada into the US.

As the Sun News Network reports, officials intercepted a ?frogman swimming across the St. Clair River at night, towing an eight-pound bag of pot.? Three kilograms of marijuana were found hidden in ?a dry bag used by scuba divers.?

Authorities received a tip about ?someone swimming across the river south of Sarnia,? and further investigation revealed the 24-year-old man, full dressed in scuba gear, trying to cross the kilometre-wide channel. He was arrested when he reached the shore.

The trip, made during the night in an area That’s bustling with shipping traffic, is considered a ?dangerous thing to do.? A spokesperson for the US Customs and Border Protection told reporters that ?If there’s a freighter coming through there, there’s no way for a freighter to stop.?

The swimmer is in custody of the St. Clair County Drug Task Force.

Around the World: Not So Much Stuff

The only thing better than a regular Oreo is double the Oreo, right? Except that, as new research reveals, the Oreo Double Stuf isn’t actually double at all.

As CNN reports, an Oreo Double Stuf has only 1.86 times the ?stuff? of classic Oreos. And it only took a high school math class in upstate New York to prove it.

The experiment was simple: student researchers, under the guidance of their math teacher, weighed Oreos of various types, both with and without the creme filling.

Teacher Dan Anderson told reporters that they were ?very surprised? that the Double Stuf Oreos had only 1.86 times the filling of the regular version, while the Mega Stuf had only 2.68 times the creme.

A spokesperson for Oreo pooh-poohed the claim, telling reporters that she could ?confirm . . . that our recipe for the Oreo Double Stuf cookie has double the stuff, or creme filling, when compared with our base, or original Oreo cookie.?

But the proof is in the pudding?or rather, the filling.

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