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.
Protests in Egypt continued today as demonstrators voice their anger at the government of President Hosni Mubarak. Reports suggest that yesterday’s protests were smaller and more scattered than on Tuesday. Meanwhile, news continues to surface that the government has been blocking access to social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook (although the latter disputed that charge). In the wake of the so-called Jasmine Revolution in Tunisia, many are speculating about the potential for change in Egypt and elsewhere across the region. (Demonstrations also erupted in Yemen on Thursday.) Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged the Egyptian government to allow peaceful protests and answer calls for reform.
However, others have already noted that it might be premature to call the events in Egypt a revolution. Here’s a breakdown of the issues at stake — by the numbers:
Five reasons why Egypt won’t be a repeat of Tunisia, according to Ahram Online:
Six significant (but perhaps not regime-ending) statistics related to the protests:
Seven memorable facts about the Mubarak Government:
CORRECTION: This article originally listed the areas of Egypt and Tunisia in square feet instead of square miles, the correct unit of measurement.
Peter Finocchiaro is a senior editor at Salon. Follow him on Twitter @PLFino.More Peter Finocchiaro.
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.