You know how some people can take what’s seemingly garbage and make pretty things out of them? Yeah, artist Yuken Teruya is one of those people. The artist took a take-out bag from McDonald’s (an item which I imagine millions of are tossed each day) and sculpted some unbelievably beautiful trees out of them. Using the bag’s bright coloring for the tree, the bag itself is used as a frame for the sculptures.
Last year, Wendy’s both left the Japanese market – then relaunched the brand. Their re-entry to the Japanese market was heralded by the release of a foie gras hamburger. Things must have gone fairly well for the brand. They’re now back with a new Lobster Surf & Turf Burger and the Premium Caviar & Lobster sandwich.
Apparently there’s been a record haul for lobster this season, which has drastically reduced prices on the meat. Sensing a deal, Wendy’s is offering both of these sandwiches for ¥1,280 (which works out to a tad below $16.50.)
The Lobster & Caviar sandwich (seen on the left in the photo above) includes both claw meat and lobster salad, topped with a mustard mayonnaise and sprinkled with caviar! The Surf & Turf Burger is Wendy’s take on the classic dish: one of their square Wendy’s burgers topped with whole pieces of said cheap Canadian lobster. On an Atkins kick? There is also an Ocean Premium Salad, which contains both whole lobster chunks and lobster salad which will set you back ¥1,580 yen (a few pennies more than $20.)
San Francisco’s Zog’s Dogs recently teamed up with a group of engineers and did what any self-respecting hot dog purveyor dreams of doing. They went to space. Well one of their hot dogs did. And back. Armed with a camera, a balloon, and a stout GPS system; a hot dog was launched into space and retrieved by the Zog’s Dogs crew. They even took a bite out of said astronaut dog. We only wonder if they named it Laika.
Check out the video below. To celebrate the momentous launch and re-entry of their interplanetary meat in tube form, Zog’s Dogs is offering a special Space Dog Combo: a Zog Dog with Astronaut Ice Cream for dessert – all for $5. A cosmic deal.
Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies say report that this 24-year-old employee at Jack’s restaurant in Alabama finished his shift Friday and left work. Nothing wrong with that. Sadly, minutes later, he returned with a mask, wielded a gun, and demanded money.
Trouble is, his efforts at disguising himself were so poor that several employees recognized him. They initially thought he was joking. He wasn’t. He robbed the restaurant, taking with him an undisclosed amount of cash. After he left, the manager called 911 and reported the holdup.
It took restaurant worker Yaneth Ardon just seconds to recognize Pace.
‘I was like, ”is this a joke, is he playing or something,”’ Ardon said.
‘When I heard him talk and I was like, ”that is him”, but then I saw him with a gun and I was like, ”why is he doing this?’’’
“Apparently he needs to work on that disguise a little,” said Chief Deputy Randy Christian.
Sensing that, perhaps he hadn’t bungled the robbery enough, authorities said the robbery suspect showed up Monday to visit with co-workers. That coincided with a visit from a sheriff’s detective who was there doing employee interviews about the robberies.
The 24-year-old criminal mastermind is currently in jail and is expected to be charged with first-degree robbery.
Christopher E. Bohn was recently enjoying all that Hooters in Chantilly, Virginia had to offer. Unfortunately on Saturday afternoon he decided that it was the best time and place to reload his pistol. Also unfortunately, he accidentally shot his 22-year old lady friend in the ankle.
“The victim was at a restaurant with friends when one of them, Christopher E. Bohn, 36, of Manassas, reloaded his handgun and accidentally fired; striking the victim. She was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. No one else was injured,” police said in a news release.
Bohn was arrested and charged with willfully discharging firearms in a public place, police said.
Here’s a surprise. Americans eat too much. Giant portions, giant sodas, and giant asses. This new infographic tries to put all that in perspective. Comparing U.S. serving sizes from today with those of 20 years ago is fairly revealing. Portions have at least doubled since 1992, sometimes expanding by 400%. That’s a lot of expansion. The chart also compares portions between the U.S. and the rest of the world. Where you aware that people gain weight just by moving here? Makes sense. The study mentions a group of Tarahumara Indians (the guys who run bare foot for hundreds of miles) who gained nearly 10 pounds in five weeks after adopting the American diet.
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