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Police Investigating Nearly $100,000 Ramen Noodles Heist


For most university students, ramen noodles are one of the most popular go-to meals.

Selling at scary cheap prices, it would only cost a person $150 if they chose to eat the instant soup for all three meals for an entire year, which makes you wonder the amount of noodles you could buy for only a few more dollars.

But police in Fayette County, Georgia most likely know the noodle to dollar ratio since they're in the midst of investigating a $98,000 ramen noodles heist.

According to WAGA, the noodles were secured in a 53-foot trailer between July 25 and August 1 at a Chevron store on Georgia Highway 85 north.

Lt. Allen Stevens with the Fayette County Sheriff's Office told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that while incident is unrelated to other robbery stings in the area, there haven't been any updates on the heft since August 15.

Authorities did not specify the noodle brand in the police report.

Now, if you're devastated over the heist, distract yourself with these five facts about your favorite soups.

1. It's the most popular item at Riker's Island jail

For the 10,000 prisoners residing in the New York jail, ramen noodles are the most popular item to buy at the commissary.

While guards often provide hot water for the soup, those incarcerated will often take the seasoning packet to add flavor to the prison food.

2. There's a museum dedicated to the tasty noodles

If you ever head to Japan, be sure to check out The Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum.

Not only will you learn the history of your favorite noodle packages and bowls, visitors can spend time making their very own ramen in the institution's public kitchen.

3. The the total length of the noodles in an instant ramen package is 51 meters long

If you added up every noodle in a single packet, the noodles would have a combined length of 51 meters, or two basketball courts long.

4. Instant ramen noodles were the first noodles consumed in space

For astronauts traveling in space, eating a delicious meal was considered a luxury until one innovative man decided to change that.

In 2005, Momofuku Andu invented the "Space Ram," a vacuum-packed ramen made with smaller noodles and a thicker broth compared to the ones you'd buy in stores.

5. Brittany Murphy starred in a movie about ramen

In 2008, the late Brittany Murphy starred in The Ramen Girl, a ramen-centric film about a young woman who moves to Japan to learn to cook the popular dish.

It received a 6.3/10 rating on IMDB.

How often do you eat ramen noodles? Let us know in the comments!

[H/T: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, WAGA, Huffington Post, Spoon University]

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