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.
Not only is it effective, think about the psychological impact of sending a bolt of lightning at your enemies.
Perhaps that’s why US Army researchers are so excited about recent successful tests of a laser-guided lightning-bolt weapon.
“We never got tired of the lightning bolts zapping our simulated (targets),” project leader George Fischer said.
They tested the weapon at the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) at Picatinny Arsenal in New Jersey.
They call it a Laser-Induced Plasma Channel (LIPC), and it mimics lightning rather than harnessing it, Live Science reported.
Fischer said that lightning travels the path of least resistance, so researchers found a method that allows the charge to travel along the laser beam.
The laser’s electro-magnetic field uses electrons to create a “plasma pathway” for the lightning.
The likely, unlucky targets could be anything that conducts electricity better than the ground, say tanks, vehicles or other weapons.
The difficult part is powering the weapon and making it strong enough to withstand field use, RT.com said.
Not only will it require vast amounts of energy, it’s too costly to put into production.
But Army brass are impressed by the potential.
“Definitely, our last week of testing in January 2012 was a highlight,” project officer Tom Shadis said. “We had a well thought-out test plan and our ARDEC and contractor team worked together tirelessly and efficiently over long hours to work through the entire plan.”
That’s Army speak for “we did it.”
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.
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