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international peace day mcwhopper

We all know that Burger King and McDonald’s have been bitter rivals for decades. The Big Mac vs. Whopper debate is just one of many in the battle known as the “Burger Wars”.

Surprisingly, Burger King extended an olive branch to their competitor and suggested they call a cease fire and work together to sell a McWhopper hybrid burger. It would be available for one-day-only in honor of Peace One Day, a nonprofit group that works to raise awareness of the International Day of Peace.

BK set up a fantastic website with the proposal at mcwhopper.com and took out full-page ads in both the New York Times and Chicago Tribune with an open letter to McDonald’s. Honestly, it’s pretty amazing and all McDonald’s would need to do is say “yes.”

Unfortunately, it turns out that giving peace with BK a chance isn’t what Mickey D’s had in mind.

Read more after the break…

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Six-year-old Na’Ama Uzan is a Toronto local on a mission: for a year and a half, she’s been running a lemonade stand with the hopes of raising funds to help find a cure for Angelman Syndrome, a rare neurological disorder that her brother suffers from.

Actors Margot Robbie and Jai Courtney, who are playing Harley Quinn and Captain Boomerang respectively in the upcoming Suicide Squad film, were on their way to the movie’s wrap party when they decided to stop by Uzan’s stand.

Courtney noted to CTV News that he was pretty inspired by Uzan’s story:

“We heard about Na’Ama’s story and what she was doing for her brother Nadav and I just think it’s so inspiring. It just shows that there’s there is no act too small when you are talking about making a difference.”

Robbie also chimed in:

“I used to do old little stands like this when I was little,” said Robbie to CTV. “I’d just spend the profits on lollies at the corner store so I’m glad she is doing something far more noble with the cause.”

Check out the CTV News video after the break…

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star wars campbells

It has begun.

Apparently, Star Wars-themed Campbell’s soup also comes in Darth Vader, Stormtrooper, Yoda, and R2-D2 versions. And if you thought that was a weird tie-in, check out what’s after the break…

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Yes, I wrote “official” and “three”.

JT Network–owner of a large chain of DC Comics Super Hero retail stores scattered throughout Singapore, China, Macau, Hong Kong and Malaysia–also owns two officially licensed DC Comics Super Hero Cafes in Malaysia. Kusto Lifestyle Concepts is currently aiming to open a third restaurant in Singapore on September 1.

The restaurant, which will be based at The Shoppes in Marina Bay Sands, will offer a preview of its menu at the annual Epicurean Market this coming weekend. DC fans can expect to enjoy such delights as the Aquaman Justice Prawn Cocktail, Superman Man of Steel BBQ Chicken Burrito and the Dark Knight Mini Wagyu Beef Burger. The other cafes feature items like a Wonder Woman turkey roll and Green Arrow Mint Tea.

Check out some pics of the food after the break…

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Starbucks recently announced on their blog that their famous Pumpkin Spice Latte will actually contain pumpkin starting this fall. More specifically, it will be made with 2% pumpkin puree and without any caramel coloring.

Previously, the PSL’s flavor was the result of an assortment of spices (like ginger, nutmeg, clove and cinnamon).

Not surprisingly, the PSL is Starbucks’ most popular seasonal drink. Since it was introduced in 2003, the company has sold more than 200 million of ’em. So why are they tinkering with the recipe now? A number of major food and beverage companies–ranging from General Mills to Panera–have recently caved to customer pressure to do away with artificial ingredients. Starbucks is simply following this trend. Will it taste the same? Will it taste better? We won’t have to wait long to find out.

Check out new PSL’s ingredient list after the break…

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bestsellers

We have a shirt store full of nerdy designs from the best independent artists and they’re all on sale for just $14! Better hurry though, the sale ends on Sunday, August 16th at 11:59 pm EST.

The prices of everything have been slashed:

-T-Shirts – $14
-Tanks – $18
-Kids Tees – $14
-Hoodies – $35
-Crew necks – $30
-Prints and Canvas 25% Off

We have added lots of new designs, so head on over to the store and grab your favorites at a discount while you still can!

bestsellers

We have a shirt store full of nerdy designs from the best independent artists and they’re all on sale for just $14 this week!

Seriously—all of them. In fact, the prices of everything have been slashed:

-T-Shirts – $14
-Tanks – $18
-Kids Tees – $14
-Hoodies – $35
-Crew necks – $30
-Prints and Canvas 25% Off

We have added lots of new designs, so head on over to the store and grab your favorites at a discount while you still can!

spinchill

Chill any bottle or can in five minutes or less using the SpinChill Portable Drink Chiller. It’s on sale for only $19.99 (20% off with free shipping) in our Nerd Approved Deals Store for a limited time!

There’s nothing like a refreshing ice-cold drink on a hot day. With the SpinChill, you can cool off no matter how far you’ve strayed from the fridge. This innovative gadget chills drinks up to 30 times faster than a freezer, and can work its magic in a minute flat. Bring it to the beach, pool, picnic, or keep it in the car for emergencies—you’ll thank yourself later for saying yes to the SpinChill.

-Water resistant
-Pocket sized
-Chills up to 300 cans before requiring new batteries
-Spins smoothly to avoid foam creation & explosions
-Drops the temperature of your liquid 45 degrees in one minute

SpinChill Portable Drink Chiller ($25 $19.99)

Check out the product video after the break…

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“Congratulations, son, you’re about to be famous.”

While the officer is addressing those words to the perp, I think it’s also true for Lt. Higgins himself. His passion and determination to get whoever it was that robbed Stelly’s Restaurant is palpable. Seriously, this guy is a star:

“The Sheriff likes Stelly’s restaurant. And so do I….We’re going to identify you, arrest you, and put you in a small cell. After that, I’m going to have a cheeseburger here, with fries and a coke…Meanwhile, your next meal with be served through a small hole in a cell door.”

Trust me on this. Watch it after the break.

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range smart thermometer

Cook your food perfectly every time with this digital sous chef. The Range Smart Thermometer is on sale for $59.95 (14% off with free shipping) for a limited time in our Nerd Approved Deals Store!

The Range Smart Thermometer sports a 3″ sharp tip and is made of durable silicone and steel, making it the perfect tool for your culinary endeavors. Record precise food temperatures, receive notifications on your smartphone when your food is done, or defer to preset temperature settings programmed for specific types of food. Designed for cooking meat every which way, the Range offers a spectrum of endless possibilities for your next adventure in the kitchen!

-Made of food-safe silicone & stainless steel
-Perfect for use while grilling, roasting, baking, broiling, & smoking meat
-Easily connects to your device via its silicone cable
-Prevents you from eating undercooked meat
-Clips onto pots to enable hands-free, no-fuss cooking
-Offers calibrated temperature readings in both Fahrenheit & Celsius
-Comes w/ USDA- & gourmet-recommended presets for meat & candy
-Delivers push notifications to your devices when your food is ready
-Comes w/ graphing mode to map out the data points of your food experiments

Also available with a 6″ tip—perfect for brewing beer, making candy, and cooking extra large pieces of meat!

Range Smart Thermometer ($70 $59.95)