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Well, kids, we live in a world where someone is considering making a film and/or television show about Peeps. Like, the overly sugary marshmallow Peeps you eat or, if you’re me, blow up in the microwave. Filmmaker Adam Rifkin just optioned rights and is thinking about turning Peeps into a full-length animated film. According to Deadline, the plot is “set the night before a Peeps diorama contest, when a wayward Peep gets misplaced and must adventure through the fantasy lands of different-themed dioramas before the contest’s judging begins.”

Actually, that doesn’t sound so bad. And, they do have the popularity of Peeps to help draw audiences to theaters. Plus, the success of The Lego Movie proves that movies like this can work. Just think about all the product tie-ins! We’ll see if it actually makes it to the next stage of development.

(Deadline via /Film)

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Not to gross you out or anything, but Buzzfeed recently created a video that featured 14 anonymous confessions (posted via Whisper) from fast food employees about how gnarly the industry is. Honestly, some of them are pretty unsettling, so just make sure you’re not munching on some McDonald’s fries while you’re watching this one.

Watch the video after the break (slightly NSFW language)…

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It’s back! Starting on April 21, KFC is reintroducing the infamous Double Down, the fairly intense bun-less, double-chicken fillet sandwich that baffles and frightens vegetarians around the world. It’s been around since 2010, but U.S. availability has been limited in recent years.

On a side note, the return of the Double Down will likely take a little wind out of Domino’s sails after they recently introduced a monster chicken dish of their own: a pizza with fried chicken instead of a crust.

(via Gawker)

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Domino’s has unveiled a slightly strange sounding “pizza” called “Speciality Chicken.” I’m a little lost on the overall angle behind this poultry-based creation, but here are the basics. It’s a pizza-like dish that’s had all of the dough swapped out for “12 bites of lightly breaded, 100 percent whole breast white meat chicken”. The chicken base can be dressed with a variety of toppings, including various sauces, meats, cheeses or veggies. The chicken pizza comes in four flavors: Crispy Bacon and Tomato, Spicy-Jalapeno-Pineapple, Classic Hot Buffalo and Sweet BBQ Bacon.

Watch Domino’s “Failure Is An Option” ad for the Speciality Chicken after the break along with the full press release…

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The embattled Sriracha factory in Irwindale, California has been officially declared a public nuisance by the Irwindale City Council. This comes after residents complained and the South Coast Air Quality Management District was called in to assess the matter.

Don’t panic and start stockpiling your sriracha just yet. The installation of a new carbon filtration system is expected to help and Huy Fong Foods has until June 1st before the public nuisance order takes effect.

(LA Times via io9/ Image via cookbookman17)

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The classifieds section of a newspaper is typically pretty boring, but designer Felipe Salazar found a way to make that excruciatingly tedious layout fairly interesting. By playing with our sense of depth perception, Salazar was able to hide a full-blown kitchen (fitted out with a stove, gas hood and cabinets) within all of that tiny, blocky text as part of an ad for Corona’s kitchens. Thanks to the Colombian-based designer, the classifieds are now something worth going through for fun.

Check out the full version of the ad after the break…

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You know what’s not cool? Throwing a bunch of firecrackers into a Starbucks and scaring the ever living crap out of the poor people sitting inside the shop. That didn’t stop a Japanese guy named Nobu from doing exactly that and then streaming the whole thing online. He even had a friend with him, screaming through a bullhorn to compound the idiocy of it all.

And because committing a crime and streaming it online, with your faces clearly visible, is an act of brilliance, Tantei File is reporting that Nobu decided to turn himself in and his laptop has been confiscated by the police. This idiot also threw firecrackers into a train station and streamed that video, too.

Let’s hope the police stop this guy before someone gets hurt.

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Let’s face it: Easter egg hunts can be a little boring. But if you’re looking for a more Eli Roth kind of egg hunt, then I’ve got the perfect event for you.

Full Bunny Contact is a new NYC-based Easter egg hunt where patrons will be locked inside a giant maze where they will have to scramble to grab all of the eggs while huge (and slightly creepy looking) easter bunnies chase them around. Yeah. It’s a little intense.

The event will also feature food trucks, game booths, a dunk tank and a DJ, but the star attraction is the chase. Here’s the breakdown on the hunt: “Patrons are locked in a 16 x 20 steel cage to test their wits against three massive, highly competitive Easter Bunnies and a shot clock, all trying to keep you from collecting eggs filled with cash and prizes.” Full Bunny Contact will run from April 17 to April 20, and it will be located at The Clemente (107 Suffolk St), in New York City. You can buy tickets here.

(via Happyplace)

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I’ve got some breaking cookie-related news for ya, folks. Apparently, fruit punch Oreos are a real thing now, and you can buy them at Walmart. According to Junk Food Guy, the cookies are hearty (70 calories per cookie), and the flavor really packs a “punch” (sorry). He was able to taste some of the cookies, and he described the creme as tasting vaguely like a cherry Starburst, and the actual cookie as tasting somewhat like cherry pie–although he warned that the flavor veered dangerously close to “cherry cough syrup territory.”

Eh, I don’t know about you guys, but I think I’m going to steer clear of this one. Cough syrup and cookies don’t mix in my book.

(Junk Food Guy via The Consumerist)

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The jokesters over at Break.com decided to “prank it forward” by giving a hardworking waitress named Chelsea Roff all sorts of charitable, and very surprising, gifts during her shift at the Spring St. Smoke House in Los Angeles, Calif.

Chelsea definitely deserves a few rewards for all her work: She raised her sister when she was only a child herself, overcame an eating disorder and also started a non-profit, Eat Breathe Thrive, that uses yoga to help other people with eating disorders.

The Break crew went ahead and bugged the restaurant ahead of time with cameras, so they could record Chelsea’s reactions when all sorts of undercover tippers started leaving little gifts for her. The first tipper left $1,000, and then two more tippers come forward and gave her two tickets to Hawaii. The tips only got better after that.

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