WOW...even mr. potato head is impressed!
McDonald's Japan has given the term "supersized" new meaning with its new "Mega Potato" French fries, which combines the contents of two large fries in one super-wide container.
It's an interesting move, considering that other parts of the world are trying to put the breaks on the obesity epidemic that is, in part, fueled by a global obsession with fast food.
The offering, which will be on sale until late June, goes for $4.80 (490 yen). That's a relative steal compared to the price of two large fries at $6. We just hope people choose to share the dish -- according to Japan Today, the fries are the most caloric offering McDonald's has ever dreamed up.
A carb-lover's dream! Sign me up!!
A gospel singer has sued McDonald's, claiming her voice was ruined after she bit into a piece of glass while eating a chicken sandwich from the fast food chain, according to the New York Post.
A lawsuit filed Friday by Jacqueline Simpson, a 52-year-old clerk from Brooklyn, N.Y., says the sandwich with the glass inside came from a McDonald’s near the World Trade Center in May 2010. The Post writes that Simpson alleges in the documents her voice has since been "hoarse" and "rattly," and she can no longer sing soprano. She also claims people have mistaken her for a man on the phone, per the Post.
Paul Goodman, owner and operator of multiple McDonald's restaurants in Manhattan, told The Huffington Post in an emailed statement on Tuesday that he plans to look into the incident. “Rest assured I take these matters very seriously," he said. "Providing safe food and beverages is a top priority at my restaurant. Upon learning about this claim, I took immediate action to gather the facts and began an investigation into the matter. As this is a pending legal matter, it would [be] inappropriate to comment further.”
McDonald's has faced other troubling incidents recently. In March, Anishi Spencer sued the hamburger chain after she claimed her two sons -- ages 3 and 2 -- found a used condom on the PlayPlace area's floor at a Chicago McDonald's. Later, one of her sons reportedly coughed up a piece of the condom and both needed medical treatment, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Spencer accused the franchise of failing to clean hazardous debris from an area used by children.
Oklahoma native Katherine Ashowo claims she bit into a razor-sharp piece of plastic baked into a McDonald's chocolate chip cookie. The plastic cut her tongue and drew blood before she could spit it out, Oklahoma's News 9 reported. She asked for an apology from McDonald's but had no plans to file a lawsuit at the time of the incident.
Are you Mc-Kidding me??
Roughly 40 million U.S. adults suffer from anxiety (that's around 18 percent of Americans age 18 and over), making it the most common mental illness in the country. But even those who haven't been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder aren't immune to experiencing stress, tension and anxiety in their everyday lives.
Practicing yoga can not only be an effective stress reliever, but also a way to ease symptoms of anxiety and depression. By transferring focus and attention to the body and breath, yoga can help to temper anxiety while also releasing physical tension.
"Yoga helps our entire system slow down," ViraYoga founder Elena Brower tells The Huffington Post. "Our bodies are programmed to heal naturally, and what stops that healing are all the stressors of daily life. Yoga dissolves those stressors for the time during practice and usually the effects last for hours after."
Click through the slideshow below for yoga experts' recommendations for the 10 best poses for anxiety relief.
Hey, i don't even wanna be buried like this...let along contort my body while i'm alive!
Does Jay-Z have a look-alike from 1939, or are they really the same person?
The discovery of a vintage photo of a man who bears an uncanny resemblance to Jay-Z has sparked jokes that the rapper is secretly a vampire or time-traveler.
The photo, which was taken in Harlem in 1939 by Sid Grossman, was found by the Schomburg Center For Research In Black Culture at the New York Public Library last week and uploaded to Reddit.
The resemblance between the two men is quite remarkable, but Jay-Z isn't the only celebrity who has an ancient doppelganger:
Rumors that Nicolas Cage might be far older than 49 years old, as he claims, started back in 2011 when an old photo of a Tennessee man from the Civil War era was posted for auction on eBay.
When Cage was asked about the photo, he told David Letterman that he thought it looked like a "slowed down version" of himself, and went on to deny rumors that he's a vampire.
Though Cage made a good argument by explaining that folklore states a vampire's photo can't be taken, many wondered if he was just trying to throw everyone off his track after a painting of the Virgin Mary, which also looked a heck of a lot like Cage emerged last year.
so my question is.....who's got the spare time to search and track down these vintage photos? it's pretty cool - but speaking of "time" what a time waster!
The following article is provided by Rolling Stone.
By PETER TRAVERS
"The Great Gatsby"
In Theaters: May 10
All the hard-sell – the Leo star power, the sets, the costumes, the soundtrack supervised by Jay-Z – can't disguise the fact that Baz Luhrmann's take on F. Scott Fitzgerald's great American novel appears to choking on its own excess.
In Theaters: June 28
Saoirse Ronan and Gemma Arterton hang out in a rundown British seaside resort. Here's the twist: They're vampires. No. No. No. I've had enough of the bloodsucking.
"Grown Ups 2"
In Theaters: July 12
Since the first "Grown Ups" in 2010 was family comedy at its most fatuous and fun-free, how in hell can Adam Sandler pull off a miracle with a sequel?
"300: Rise of an Empire"
In Theaters: August 2
Didn't everyone die in the first "300" in 2007? Don't be nitpicky. It's a Hollywood commandment that if it's a hit, it can be replicated. So now we have another battle taking place in the same year. Next we can do "300: The Hangover."
"We're the Millers"
In Theaters: August 9
In this tarted-up road trip movie, Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis play mom and dad. Except she's a stripper helping him smuggle weed across the Mexican border. Their kids are fake, and I'm getting depressed just thinking about this.
yeah...don't bother to "save me the isle seat"!
A precocious preteen who isn't afraid of a little street-side confrontation called out a police officer for illegally parking during a beverage stop -- and caught it all on camera.
Jeremy, a 12-year-old boy, "found a cop disobeying" while out one day in September. The officer had parked his motorcycle on the sidewalk in front of a Terrible Herbst gas station, Gawker notes, and when the officer walked out with a mega-sized drink in hand, Jeremy wanted to know why exactly he needed to park so haphazardly.
So, the 12-year-old proceeded to call out the cop all while recording the discussion.
"Um... hello?" Jeremy asks. "Is there a reason for you to park on the sidewalk? Is it like an emergency or anything?"
"Because I can," the cop responds.
"Can I see your badge number?" Jeremy asks, to which the officer responds, "What are you a junior lawyer?"
The cop avoided Jeremy's request, revved up his bike and asked to see an ID. Since Jeremy is only a minor and didn't have that kind of information on him, the officer accused the kid of loitering and drove away.
The video has received more than 3.1 million views on YouTube. Although the clip is from September 2012, the call-out video went viral on Reddit after being posted to a thread on Sunday.
Can you say: citizen's arrest??