US In A Flap Over Chicken Wing Shortage

The credit crunch has led to a growth in cheap and cheerful sports bar dining in the US, sending demand for chicken wings soaring (nice pun), at a time when US chicken production is falling for the first time in 36 years.

Hence the US has got itself into a flap (thank you) over a shortage of chicken wings, and is being forced to create the boneless wing to satisfy consumer demand. I kid you not.

The story continues to get even stranger with the revelation that in the US chicken wings are now dearer than boneless chicken breasts. Pullet the other one? No siree, I'll layer you ten to one on I'm telling the truth:

I'd take the breasts all day long