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There are all kinds of burgers and just as many buns to hold them, but this blue burger bun designed to look like Earth has got to be the weirdest of the lot. It’s even got green accents to look like the continents. You can find this very weird chicken burger at Japanese science museum Orbi Yokama. Try it if you dare.

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The Lone Star tick is an annoying little bloodsucker that’s indigenous to the Midwest and the Eastern U.S. Its bite, believe it or not, has the unique side effect of turning its human victims into vegetarians.

Seriously.

Apparently this little guy contains a certain kind of sugar called Galactose-alpha-1,3-galactose, or alpha-gal, that’s also found in red meat and some dairy products. When a person is bitten, that person’s immune system creates antibodies to that particular sugar, thus resulting in a mild or downright severe allergic reaction to meaty dishes. A doctor in Virginia noted that he sees “two to three new cases every week.” He also notes that some patients recover over time.

Now, I know this sounds crazy, but I’m thinking this might be a conspiracy between cows and ticks. I mean, it’s the only thing that makes sense, right? It has to be the work of the Illu-Moo-nati!

(NBC New York via FoodBeast)

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These incredible burger creations were dreamed up by French graphic designers Quentin and Thomas as part of an ongoing project called Fat & Furious Burger. Burgers range from this crab-legged monstrosity to a much less frightening Halloween pumpkin to an homage to the famous sword in the stone.

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Redditor MarkHayes and a buddy recently set up a little friendly culinary competition: they wanted to see who could make the fanciest meal using a Big Mac, French fries and a Coke. The results are pretty fantastic, and I’m kind of convinced that MarkHayes’ friend won. What do you think?

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Congrats, Red Robin! It looks like you’re the creator of the unhealthiest meal in America, according to USA Today. The Center for Science in the Public Interest recently released a report that stated that the “Monster” double burger, the “bottomless” fries and a “Monster” milkshake add up to a whopping 3,450 calories. That, for the record, is a whole lotta calories. The Cheesecake Factory was also mentioned in the study, which isn’t surprising since they are perpetually at the top of these unhealthy food lists.

Denny Marie Post, Red Robin’s chief marketing officer, noted that the meal “combines some of our most indulgent items into one meal.” She also adds that the restaurant does serve healthier items, and that patrons can order “a lettuce-wrapped turkey burger, sans cheese and bun, with a side of broccoli and a light lemonade” that only has 540 calories. But we’re pretty sure that’s on the menu just so marketing officers can say “we serve healthier items too.”

(via Gawker)

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It’s a proven fact that fast food rarely looks as good as it does in the commercials. It’s kind of a bummer, but we all just accept it because, come on, would you actually send your food back so the cook making minimum wage could make your burger a bit more “TV ready?”

The folks at Mediocre Films would, and did. They shot a hidden camera video where they ordered grub from various fast food restaurants (McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Jack-in-the-Box). Then they sent back the inevitable disappointments to see if the staff could make the food look a bit… uh, prettier. Believe it or not, when the fast food staff took their time, they actually cranked out some pretty decent-looking burgers and tacos.

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Yes, that’s right. There are 17 different kinds of beef in this one burger. This bad boy has over 2,500 calories and will cost you $40. It’s not just the burger either. You’ll also get “a beef tomato consommé-based Bloody Mary with jerky shards and thrice cooked beef dripping-fried chips with a pulled beef Ragu dipping sauce” because 17 kinds of beef isn’t enough. Full ingredients include:

  • Carpaccio beef and olive
  • 21-hour Texas-smoked brisket
  • Juicy Lucy (melted cheese hidden inside a 100% steak burger)
  • A Parmesan and Jacob’s cracker-crusted pattie made of pulled oxtail and pulled ox cheek with diced slow-smoked ox heart and ox liver
  • Jalapeño and dill pickle relish
  • Thickly sliced mustard-pickled tongue
  • Unholy sticky beef jus
  • Pulled 12hr smoked beef rib
  • Blackened Wagyu rib eye steak
  • Beef bacon
  • Red’s Dirty sauce
  • Chargrilled red onion ring

It will only be available on Father’s Day at Red’s True BBQ in Manchester and Leeds UK, so if you happen to be on that side of the pond, now you’ve got your Father’s Day plans.

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Unhealthy and sugary as they are, I can’t resist a Pop-Tart. Something about the faux fruit filling and pastry appeals to my inner child. This burger pop tart, however, is made for adults. It’s made from a sesame seed pop tart pastry, cheddar cheese, bacon jam, and smashed beef patties. There’s not a full recipe, but you can scour the web for the necessary information to make a duplicate of this savory treat. The quest would be worth it!

(Pornburger via Gizmodo)

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This ode to Game of Thrones is called the Kaleesi Burger as it is both a tribute to the Mother of Dragons and contains not beef, but kale. Kaleesi—get it? Hahahaha…eh.

Smokey morsels of crisped shiitake “bacon,” crown a regal beet gratin, smothered in Red Dragon cheese on top of a crunchy, berberre-rubbed kale patty, heirloom tomato, and slathering of sumac aioli.

Sounds a heck of a lot better than raw horse heart.

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Have an obsession with Super Mario Brothers? Then these Koopa Troopa bacon burgers are for you! All you need is ground beef, bacon, hot dogs, cheese, buns, and food dye. You have to assemble the burgers carefully and then paint the tops of them with a food coloring of your choosing. I’d be a little worried about ending up with soggy buns, but in this case, the presentation of the burger overrules my concerns.

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