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There’s nothing quite like digging into that box of hot, tasty, french fries the second you pull away from the drive through, but here’s a reason to make sure you’re grabbing fries and not something less edible. A woman in New York has filed a lawsuit because there was an employee’s nametag in with her fries and she accidentally put it into her mouth.

She was pregnant at the time and not did she only hurt her mouth on the pin, but her lawyer says she suffered emotional and mental injuries on “realizing that food isn’t always safe to eat.” This is just great. Now, in addition to being warned that our hot coffee is hot, are they going to warn us to look at our food to make sure it’s food before we shove it into our mouths?

(Staten Island Advance via Consumerist / Image via Shane Ronemus)

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McDonald’s Japan locations will start serving up a special and colorful autumn treat on September 10th: purple sweet potato milkshakes. While it doesn’t sound like my cup of tea, it doesn’t seem any more weird to me than Shamrock Shakes. I’d be willing to give it a try!

(Entabe via Kotaku)

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Would you like to dream about french fries? This Supersize Bed by Cecilia Carey will whisk you into the realm of fast food indulgence without any of the calories. The fries are loose cushions that can be rearranged or removed from the carton and used as pillows. The price for this french fry bed isn’t listed, but Carey states it can be made to fit any mattress size.

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Those thirsty for a drink in Japan can get a Jumbo size drink that’s so big that it comes with holes for two straws. You can share it with a friend or try and suck down the whole thing yourself. This special size, roughly the equivalent of two Medium US sodas, is only available for a limited time, and if you have a friend, then it’s a fun idea. Those without a friend will find it a sad reminder of just how lonely their life is.

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The Internet’s practically over-flowing with videos of folks (ranging from Oprah to Chris Pratt) pouring ice water over their heads in the name of charity. The videos are meant to raise awareness about Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), which is also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Because of these videos, the ALS association has raised over $15 million.

Now that’s all good and fine, but things got downright creepy when Wendy Clark, the senior vice president of integrated marketing at Coca-Cola Co., challenged Ronald McDonald to take the ice bucket challenge. As you’ll see in the following video, Ronald is a little too enthusiastic about the whole thing, and to top it off, he challenges all the gingers of the world to take the ice bucket challenge too.

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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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Mario Kart fans will be pleased to know that McDonald’s recently announced that its next round of Happy Meal toys will feature a new line of Mario Kart 8 figures. Mario, Luigi, Bowser, Toad, Donkey Kong, Yoshi and Princess Peach will all be present and accounted for–and plus you’ll get a sweet new visor too. As long as you can get over that somewhat-maniacal grin on the side of the Happy Meal box, you should be good to pick up some new Mario toys. Hooray!

(McDonalds via Kotaku)

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McDonald’s has locations throughout the world, which means that the company has to regularly expand its menu to suit local tastes. Buzzfeed created a cool video that highlights 37 different McDonald’s meals you can’t find here in the US. Personal favorite: chicken masala sandwiches in India. Yum!

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McDonald’s likely thought that their new Happy Meal mascot named Happy would bring joy to the masses. Instead, he has brought a ridiculously high creep factor. It’s no surprise given his sordid past. He’s been up to no good for years.

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This is the new* McDonald’s Happy Meal mascot and his name is Happy because he is very, very happy. I’m sure a bazillion dollars and untold hours of research went into creating this guy, but he’s one creepy little dude. Something about that smile makes him look like he could switch from friendly purveyor of burgers and fries to demon possessed box of evil intent on devouring your soul. I may never buy another happy meal.

*Happy has been the Happy Meal mascot in Europe and Latin America since 2009.

(Time via Incredible Things)