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Only in America: Addicted to pink slime

Virginia students demand 100 percent beef patties be replaced by pink slime burgers — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation

Healthy school-lunch advocates in Fairfax, Va., suffered a setback when the 100 percent beef patties they requested were rejected by students, who said they neither looked nor tasted right. The schools gave in to the students' demands and replaced the real beef patties with a version of the artificially colored, 26-ingredient, "pink slime" burgers they had previously served.