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The London Olympics athletic competitions haven’t started yet, but the corporate competition has already begun — and America is winning. McDonald’s is the only restaurant allowed to sell french fries at the London Olympics, the Guardian reported. In a deal with the International Olympic Committee, McDonald’s has the sole rights to sell french fries to Olympics spectators.
But what about Fish ‘n’ Chips, aka french fries and fried fish, a staple of the British diet? That’s still OK. McDonald’s, apparently feeling a little generous, has decided to allow other caterers at the event to sell french fries, but the fries must be accompanied with fish. No one besides McDonald’s can sell fries by themselves, the Guardian said.
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“The only loophole to this is if it is served with fish,” an internal memo says, according to a picture posted on The Daily Telegraph.
McDonald’s doesn’t exactly need to monopolize french fries in order to stay in business. The restaurant is already the official restaurant sponsor of the London Olympics, USA Today reported. And the chain is currently working on its largest store ever in London. The chain is also expected to provide 10 percent of the meals at the games — unless the people fight back with a french fry boycott.
NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins
On December 28, 2013, Expedition 38 crew member Mike Hopkins participating in the second of two space walks to replace a degraded pump module on the International Space Station. (NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio is reflected in his helmet!)
The Soyuz TMA-10M
The Soyuz TMA-10M headed towards the International Space Station with crew members from Expedition 37 onboard.
40 years ago the Apollo 8 mission flew up to the moon, orbited it ten times and then returned to Earth. This picture was taken from that flight and shows the Earth as it seemingly rises in similar fashion to a sunrise.
Sunrise from Expedition 36
NASA Flight Engineer Karen L. Nyberg of Expedition 36 took this photo of the sun rising -- a sight they saw nearly 16 times per day due to the speed of the International Space Station's orbit around the earth.
A pair of NanoRacks CubeSats -- nanosattelite spacecrafts carrying experiments -- were launched by Expedition 38.
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