Just in time for April 1st, which has been reserved as "Whopper Day" in Japan, Burger King has captured the essence of its classic burger in cologne form. The fast food giant will apparently only release "Flame-Grilled" in stores in the Land of the Rising Sun on that day.
High profile ads have begun rolling out in Japan promoting the scent via slickly produced commercials and print ads featuring tux-and-evening gown-wearing customers having it their way. It retails for 4 thousand yen, or around 40 bucks.
Kraft Foods has announced a massive recall of more than 240,000 cases of Macaroni & Cheese because some boxes may contain pieces of metal.
The recall affects 7.25-ounce boxes of its original flavor mac and cheese that are stamped with a "Best if used by" date between September 18th and October 11th, 2015 and the code "C2" below the date. Kraft says they've received no reports of any injuries, although eight customers have contacted the company reporting pieces of metal.
Consumers who purchased any of the recalled product should not eat it and are advised to return it to the point of purchase for a refund.
If you're taking St. Patrick's Day off this Tuesday to go drinkin', you're fighting the good fight.
Somehow it turns out St. Patrick's Day is only America's FOURTH most popular drinking holiday . . . behind New Year's Eve, Christmas, and the Fourth of July. Here are five more random stats about the holiday for you to suck down . . .
1. 82.4% of people will wear green this Tuesday.
2. There's a 70% increase in CABBAGE shipments during the week leading up to the 17th.
3. Irish is the second-most common European ancestry in America, just behind German.
4. Massachusetts and New Hampshire are both more than 20% Irish.
5. And Americans will spend a total of $4.6 billion for the holiday . . . or an average of about $36.50 for every person celebrating.
Ultimate Guitar recently dug up this old chart that shows what each artist made for performing at the legendary Woodstock festival (Woodstock Music & Art Fair) in August of 1969. You can check out the full listâincluding the earnings of Jimi Hendrix, the Who, Joe Cocker, Janis Joplin and more..
Check out the article here: http://www.altpress.com/news/entry/this_list_shows_what_each_performer_at_woodstock_was_paid
There's an eighth grader in Kenosha, Wisconsin named Desiree Andrews who has Down syndrome. But that hasn't stopped her from joining her school's cheerleading squad. She was cheering at a middle school basketball game recently, when some students in the stands started making fun of her.
Luckily three players from her school saw what was happening . . . Miles Rodriguez, Scooter Terrien, and Chase Vazquez. So they stopped playing . . . walked off the court . . . confronted the bullies . . . and told them to stop.
Desiree described what they did as, quote, "sweet, kind, awesome, and amazing." And since then, they've become friends.Now the school is officially renaming their gymnasium "D's House" . . . because Desiree goes by the nickname "D".
A federal jury ruled yesterday that "Blurred Lines" DOES rip off the 1977 MARVIN GAYE song "Got to Give It Up". And they ordered Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams to pay Marvin's kids $7.4 million. The Gayes also sued T.I., who appears on the song. But the jury let him off the hook. During a week-long trial, Gaye's family brought in a musicologist who testified that there was a "constellation" of eight similar elements in the two songs. Their attorney also noted that in several interviews, Robin said he told Pharrell he wanted to write a song LIKE "Got to Give It Up" . . . and that Pharrell had said he tried to pretend he WAS Marvin Gaye while writing it. Robin, Pharrell and T.I. released a statement saying the verdict, quote, "sets a horrible precedent for music and creativity going forward." And it sounds like they plan to appeal.
Ashton Kutcher wants to see more diaper-changing facilities in public men's rooms and he's leading the charge in changing that.
The new dad says he hasn't been able to take little Wyatt Isabelle into the men's room to change her diaper because the changing tables are always in the ladies' room. But while most dads would be happy to have an excuse for not being able to change a diaper, Kutcher thinks it stinks and is unfair.
He wrote on Facebook, "There are NEVER diaper changing stations in men's public restrooms.” He then offered an incentive for public restrooms saying, "The first public men’s room that I go into that has one gets a free shout out on my Facebook page."
CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Police say a man and woman stolen more than $9,000 worth of women's underwear from a department store in Wyoming's capital.
Officer Dan Long, a Cheyenne police spokesman, says the shoplifters made off with just over 1,000 pairs of panties from the J.C. Penney store in a Cheyenne's Frontier Mall Wednesday afternoon.
Video surveillance shows the two leaving the store with a large plastic bag.
Long says store employees did not notice the theft until several minutes after it happened and the pair got away before police arrived.
Police estimate roughly 800 pairs of Ambrielle brand underwear and 200 pairs of Flirtitude brand garments were taken.
According to CBS affiliate KGWN, Cheyenne police say an African-American man and Hispanic woman were caught on surveillance at J.C. Penny's, but may have targeted other stores first.
The man is described as in his 30's with shoulder length dreadlocks or braids with metal clamps on the ends and wearing a black and green sweatshirt. The woman was wearing a red puffy coat and white headband. The couple used a plastic Dillard's bag to grab the panties.
A Spring Training game in Arizona between the Angels and the Royals was delayed twice yesterday when the stadium fell under attack by a huge swarm of bees.
Players ran off the field and fans left their seats as the invading bees took over the field and eventually concentrated on a microphone behind home plate. Finally a beekeeper was called in to spray down the microphone and get rid of the little buzzers and the game resumed.
Baseball is just kicking off spring training, but the Arizona Diamondbacks are already in midseason form when it comes to their food game. They just announced a new dessert they'll be selling at their ballpark this year . . . the CHURRO DOG.
It looks kind of like a hot dog, only it's a warm cinnamon churro instead of a hot dog . . . a chocolate-glazed long john donut as the bun . . . and three scoops of ice cream on top, with whipped cream, caramel, and chocolate sauce.
It'll cost $8.50 . . . and it's approximately 1,117 calories.
This isn't the Diamondbacks' first venture into crazy stadium food. Last season, they rolled out the D-Bat Dog . . . an 18-inch corn dog stuffed with bacon and cheese, for $25.
Who will DARE to eat both the D-Bat Dog AND the Churro Dog during the same game?
If you want green milk for St. Patrick's Day, what do you do? You could add green food coloring to your milk, but that's no fun. You could buy a Shamrock Shake and wait for it to melt, but who has the willpower not to drink it right away?
This year, there's FINALLY a better solution.
A milk company called TruMoo is selling a mint-and-vanilla-flavored green milk nationwide.
Other dairies have sold green milk for St. Patrick's Day before, but those have always been regional . . . this is the first time everyone in the country will get a chance to drink the stuff.
TruMoo is clearly working to establish itself as the go-to brand behind weird milk flavors and colors. They made an orange creamsicle flavor for Halloween, and they'll be selling a pink jellybean one for Easter.