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.
J.K Rowling’s Harry Potter series is so popular it turned her into the first billionaire author. The seven books in the series spawned eight hit films, a theme park, an inexplicably vibrant amateur sports movement (Quidditch), and a devoted fandom. And now some students at the New England School of Communications, a college in Bangor, Maine, have created a particularly elaborate contribution to the Potter universe.
With permission from J.K. Rowling and Warner Brothers, students made The Tale of the Three Brothers, a film based on the fairy tale from Rowling’s short story collection The Tales of Beetle the Bard. You can watch the atmospheric movie trailer now:
The Tale of the Three Brothers serves as a pivotal plot device in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the series’s final installment, and the tale was also shown as an animated segment in the final Harry Potter film:
In the Harry Potter world, the fable-style story is told to wizard children, but most adults believe it to be nothing more than a legend. Over the course of the final book, it becomes apparent that several parts of the story are true.
The film will screen in May at Husson University, which is also in Bangor. It’s not clear whether it will be made available online at a later date; Daily Dot contacted the production team but have yet to hear back.
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.