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.
A psychiatric hospital in Australia is trying to figure out how it locked up the wrong man and injected him with a powerful cocktail of anti-psychotic drugs, mistakenly thinking he was a runaway patient, The West Australian reported.
The unidentified man was picked up Dec. 16 by police and brought to Graylands Hospital in Perth.
Police said he matched the description of a patient that had run away two days earlier, according to Gawker.
The man was then injected with a drug typically given to people suffering from schizophrenia when other medication doesn’t work. It caused an adverse reaction, and the man had to be hospitalized overnight, Perth Now reported.
Things got hairy when the “real” missing patient showed up shortly after that.
According to The Australian, police and the state’s Health Department are investigating the breakdown in identification procedures.
WA Mental Health Minister Helen Morton has reportedly apologized for the “dreadful mistake.”
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.
Salon is proud to feature content from GlobalPost, an awarding-winning international news site that focuses on original reporting from journalists stationed around the world. GlobalPost combines traditional journalistic values with the power of new media to offer a fresh perspective on global developments.