When the gavel dropped yesterday, the Chilean Supreme Court ordered the publisher of La Tercera to pay $125,000 to 13 people who were injured while following a hazardous recipe for churros that the newspaper printed. The daily paper will pay individual damages from $279 to $48,000 to one woman in particular who suffered extremely severe burns.
So, by now, you have to be wondering just what the hell happened. Churros are a delicious snack of dough fried in hot oil, and the victims were hurt when the dish exploded during preparation. The court decided that the paper didn't thoroughly test the recipe and was therefore responsible for their injuries.
Seven years after the incident, these people are finally being compensated. Here's some advice to the churro fiends out there: play it safe and let a seasoned veteran make them.