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.
Han Solo has met an unlikely nemesis in the “Star Wars” galaxy — his very own spaceship, the Millennium Falcon. Though they once used to be friends, the spaceship turned on actor Harrison Ford on Thursday, reports The Hollywood Reporter, sending Ford to a local hospital for an ankle injury. According to a source, the unsuspecting 71-year-old was injured by the door of the spacecraft.
Disney released a statement saying, “Harrison Ford sustained an ankle injury during filming today on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII. He was taken to a local hospital and is receiving care. Shooting will continue as planned while he recuperates.” No word yet on whether the Millennium Falcon is equally damaged or why it betrayed Ford in such a devious manner.
“Star Wars: Episode VII” is currently being filmed in London and will be released December 18, 2015.
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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.