South Korea's sausage sales have soared by 40% following a bout of cold weather and some smart chap discovering that CJ Corporation's snack sausages have electrostatic properties that are rather similar to that of the human finger.

Don't follow? Well, touchscreens on mobile phones rely on the conductivity of a human finger to work their magic. On the plus side that means that your keys won't press buttons in your pocket. On the negative side, it means that you need to wear fingerless gloves to use them. Unless you happen to have a handy snack sausage.

We haven't been able to track down a legitimate source for the news in English, but there's a dodgy autotranslation of a South Korean newspaper that's floating around. If you, or someone nearby speaks Korean and fancies translating the article, then drop us a line in the comments below.

Otherwise, you'll have to make do with this terribly translated quote from CJ Corporation's "manager of brand managers": "this just fits the iPhone user base, while the poisonous celebrity, Max is on the stick. iPhone users to target promotions, including one maekseubong maekseubong this opportunity to inform a variety of brands as of how to plan".

So there you go.