The three American students arrested in Cairo earlier this week for allegedly tossing back too many Molotov cocktails will either be freed from jail or have already been freed, depending on which news source defines your reality.

For personal safety reasons they're being advised to come back to the U.S. immediately, which means cutting short their study-abroading at American University in Cairo and having to give up koshari: the amazing macaroni, lentils, rice, chickpeas, and other-things dish that—unlike just about every other foreign food that does not involve exotic animal parts—remains highly elusive in the U.S. It's so cheap to make! A savvy food vendor could make so much money selling it...somebody get on this.

Derrik Sweeney, the terrified-looking fellow on the far right, should expect to receive a very long hug from his mom upon his return.

[CNN. Image via AP]