2014's fast food atrocities
Burger King's black cheeseburger: Made with squid ink and bamboo charcoal, arguably a symbol of meat's destructive effect on the planet. Only available in Japan.
The Boston Globe: An employee at the Massachusetts State Police crime lab bungled several rape convictions by failing to report DNA matches before the statute of limitations ran out. The unnamed employee has been suspended, which is a good start. Unfortunately, it’s too late to actually right what the DNA lab fouled up.
Associated Press: Two women were arrested in Chicago for pimping underage girls on Craigslist.
Feminist Daily Newswire: In an exciting and overdue development, the House of Representatives approved the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2007, widening research restrictions on embryonic stem cells. “[I]ndividuals seeking fertility treatment would be able to donate to researchers those embryos that were in excess of their clinical need.”
New York Times: Gazillionth Update in the Duke Rape Case: Mike Nifong, the Durham district attorney, has requested that the state attorney general take over the case. Also, it was revealed that in an interview last month the accuser in the case contradicted previous key testimony, changing her description of the attackers and the timeline of events.
Daily Times: Veiled women take in revealing fashions on the Dubai cat walk.
Domino's Specialty Chicken: It's like regular pizza, except instead of a crust, there's fried chicken. The company's marketing officer calls it "one of the most creative, innovative menu items we have ever had” -- brain power put to good use.
KFC'S ZINGER DOUBLE DOWN KING: A sandwich made by adding a burger patty to the infamous chicken-instead-of-buns creation can only be described using all caps. NO BUN ALL MEAT. Only available in South Korea.
Taco Bell's Waffle Taco: It took two years for Taco Bell to develop this waffle folded in the shape of a taco, the stand-out star of its new breakfast menu.
Krispy Kreme Triple Cheeseburger: Only attendees at the San Diego County Fair were given the opportunity to taste the official version of this donut-hamburger-heart attack combo. The rest of America has reasonable odds of not dropping dead tomorrow.
Taco Bell's Quesarito: A burrito wrapped in a quesadilla inside an enigma. Quarantined to one store in Oklahoma City.