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.
In fact, researchers at Duke University found that many medical professionals are spending an average of 36 scant seconds talking to their young patients about these topics. Researchers found that teens are also reluctant to raise questions about birth control and sexually transmitted infections on their own, making their doctors’ silence that much more troubling.
The consequences of such a lack of information for teens of both genders can (obviously) be quite serious, according to researchers.
“It’s hard for physicians to treat adolescents and help them make healthy choices about sex if they don’t have these conversations,” lead author Stewart Alexander noted. “For teens who are trying to understand sex and sexuality, not talking about sex could have huge implications.”
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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.