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McDonald’s continually receives questions from consumers and media about what goes into its food. In an attempt to reassure everyone that they’re actually serving something edible, McDonald’s has kicked off a campaign featuring former MythBuster Grant Imahara called “Our food. Your questions.” Consumers are encouraged to submit questions about the food, and Imahara will find the answers. He’s spent years busting myths, so he’s a great fit for this campaign.

So far, McDonald’s has run TV spots and a webisode featuring Imahara at a Cargill plant where McDonald’s gets beef. There’s no pink slime, and you can see what the beef looks like in the factory.

See a couple of the videos after the break.

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Why eat a Big Mac with bread buns when you can make a version with macaroni and cheese buns? Dude Foods was inspired by a reader to make a macaroni and cheese Big Mac so he got the sandwich from McDonald’s, got rid of the buns, and created this. While it makes the sandwich difficult to eat, I have to admit it does look like grade A comfort food.

Learn more about how this burger was made at Dude Foods.

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The Warlords of Draenor expansion for World of Warcraft hits in November and Blizzard is doing a huge tie-in to promote the game in several McDonald’s locations in Japan. Three restaurants in Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou were given World of Warcraft makeovers with posters and banners for the game. Even employee uniforms were changed to either Horde or Alliance t-shirts. The front entrances also got cool pillars and some locations even had Thrall’s hammer at the ready for photo ops.

Those ordering delivery will also get a points card to redeem for stuff in the game. The promotion runs through November 4th at which time McDonald’s will once again return to its non-WoW ways.

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Hong Kong McDonald’s latest burger creation, dubbed the Batman Double Diner Beef Burger, has cool Batman-themed packaging and marketing, but that’s pretty much it. The food itself isn’t even black. I mean, come on.

Redditor jc1593 (who’s been documenting the protests in Hong Kong too) snapped a few pics of the Batman meal, and it features a burger with two patties, a fried egg, onions and sauce, as well as some fries with “squeezy cheese.” Eww. The burger is the first of the chain’s Justice League series of burgers, but we’re not quite sure what they’ll end up doing for Superman or Wonder Woman. Oh! Maybe the latter one will be invisible?

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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.

Top Image via BuzzPlus

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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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