Christian Science Monitor, August 29 2001

 

 

WHAT ARE YOU, A HEALTH NUT?

 

Imagine the dismay of a group of 14 tourists who arrived tired and

hungry at their camp on Spitsbergen Island in the Norwegian Arctic only

to find it had been broken into by a polar bear. Now, picture them

doubled over with laughter after careful inspection revealed that the

animal had devoured the contents of a tube of toothpaste and a supply

of vitamin-C tablets. Meanwhile, left untouched - perhaps not even

sniffed at - was the food stash, including dried meat. Said the camp

operator: "They like trying new things."