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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!

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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.

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It probably seemed like a good idea at the time. Norwegian teenager Stian Ytterdahl of Lørenskog, Norway was challenged by his friends to get a tattoo of Barbie on his butt or this McDonald’s receipt on his arm. Apparently it was as some kind of punishment for getting a little too busy with the ladies (which we highly doubt). Ytterdahl decided the receipt was the better option of the two.

Once they were finished with the tattoo, Sabelink Tattoo asked if he’d be willing to get a copy of their receipt for doing the tattoo on his other arm and Ytterdahl said yes. He’ll be getting that one done next Monday.

“Now I’m a living billboard,” Ytterdahl told the newspaper Romereskes Blad, “But I think all this is just fun. Maybe it won’t be as fun when I’m 50 or 60 years, but it’s my choice.”

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Taco Bell is getting crafty in targeting McDonald’s with their latest ad campaign for their breakfast menu. They’ve even got Ronald McDonald saying how much he loves their food. Technically, they’ve got many Ronald McDonalds saying how much they love their food, but not a single one is a clown. How’d they do it? They managed to find a whole bunch of real folks named after the famous clown and got them all together to say how much they love Taco Bell. Your move, McDonald’s.

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It looks like a McDonald’s meal with a burger, fries and a delicious shake, but it’s actually made out of nothing but cookies by the sister of @987akka who clearly knows her way around a chocolate chip cookie.

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