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.
Germany‘s special prosecutors’ office that investigates Nazi war crimes said Tuesday that it is recommending 30 alleged former Auschwitz death camp guards be charged.
The head of Ludwigsburg’s federal prosecutor’s office Kurt Schrimm said enough evidence has been gathered to recommend charges of accessory to murder be pursued against 30 of 49 suspects who had been investigated.
The alleged Auschwitz guards, all now aged up to 97, with the oldest born in 1916 and the youngest in 1926, are spread across Germany. Their names and hometowns have not been released.
“The cases will be handed over to the respective public prosecutor’s offices,” Schrimm said.
Two years ago, the legal theory used to charge death-camp workers was changed by Munich prosecutors who tried former Ohio autoworker John Demjanjuk.
Demjanjuk died in a Bavarian nursing home last year while appealing his five-year sentence for his role in the deaths of more than 28,000 Jews at the Sobibor camp in Nazi-occupied Poland, where he was a guard.
It was ruled that despite a lack of evidence that he directly committed murder, his role as a death-camp worker facilitated mass murder.
Auschwitz was the biggest Nazi death camp during WWII, with more than 1.1 million people, mostly Jews, murdered there.
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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