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.
Hey, Lawrence Summers, take a look at this! A recent study proves (yet again) that girls are just as good at math as boys. Broadsheet has written about studies that came to similar conclusions not once but twice. This latest study has a very simple hypothesis about why people continue to be surprised by the data: They’re just not willing to believe it. The study suggests that bias from parents and teachers may influence girls to work less to succeed in math and science classes, in that they have been taught that they cannot, even though they are able to, and that testing methods have inaccurately portrayed a disparity between the abilities of children of different genders when, in fact, a girl can deal with sines and cosines as well as a boy.
Math has never been my strong suit. But as a woman whose godmother is an economist, and as someone who has benefited from the help of several wonderful female math teachers and tutors, not to mention female classmates who explained theorems to me again and again, I’m gratified to see women’s mathematical capabilities affirmed. Women who excel at math are not flukes or anomalies or unfeminine. Math ability is a talent, one that should be nurtured in both genders.
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.