A war widow in Australia has won the right to get an army pension after arguing that her husband died from his love of salt.
His favourite snack was a savoury biscuit with some cheese and a slice of tomato caked in salt. He put salt on just about everything he ate, including porridge and fruit.
But two years ago his cravings ultimately killed him when hypertension caused a stroke.
His wife has now successfully argued in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal that she should be eligible for a war widows pension because her husband developed his addition while serving in the army during the war.
At that time, the miltary supplied its soldiers with salt supplements to combat dehydration. The tribunal ruled that the veteran's death was technically caused by the war.