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 California radio preacher who predicted the world would end last month was recuperating Monday after suffering a mild stroke, his family and colleagues said. Doctors have been monitoring the progress of 89-year-old radio host Harold Camping since he was taken by ambulance from his Alameda home on Thursday.
“He is presently recuperating in a local hospital and the doctors are pleased with his progress,” Family Radio’s special projects coordinator Michael Garcia said. “Mr. Camping’s family appreciates your thoughts and prayers.”
Camping’s daughter, Susan Espinoza, said her father was recovering but had not been doing his regular live broadcasts from the threadbare headquarters of Family Radio International, near the Oakland airport.
“He’s doing quite well,” said Espinoza, who works at her father’s network. “We haven’t made a decision on what will happen with the radio broadcasts but for now they are playing recorded programs.”
Camping’s media empire spent millions of dollars– some of it from donations made by followers — publicizing the evangelist’s Rapture prediction over the past seven years.
When the apocalypse failed to occur on May 21, Camping was widely mocked and he called it “a very difficult time.”
He has since insisted that his prediction was overall correct. On May 24 he clarified that a “spiritual” Judgment Day had begun three days earlier, placing the entire world under Christ’s judgment, and said the Earth actually would be obliterated on Oct. 21.
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.