McDonald’s matches Burger King’s black burger

McDonald’s strikes black!

McDonald’s Japan has launched its own black bun burger to compete with the one its fast food rival Burger King unveiled there last month.

The “Squid Ink Burger” from McDonald’s costs $3.40 and sports two patties between buns dyed black with squid ink. That’s the only part of it that’s black. Its sauce and spicy cheese are yellow. It’s also topped by fried onions.

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An image of the McDonald’s Squid Ink Burger for sale in Japan.

Meanwhile, besides black buns, Burger King’s “Kuro Burger” also has black cheese and black sauce. Both of those toppings are colored with bamboo charcoal. The sauce is also colored with squid ink.

The “Kuro,” which means “black,” comes in a $4.49 basic “Pearl” version and the $6.45 “Diamond” variety, featuring lettuce, tomato, onion, and mayo.

Both chains have released the burgers as limited-time Halloween-themed offerings. Perhaps the only thing spookier than biting into a “burger of darkness” is missing out on the chance to do it.

source – Today.com

Woman hides drugs in her fake bums

A Massachusetts woman arrested when police found heroin and pills hidden underneath her padded underpants told police she wore the unusual garment because “I don’t have a butt,” police say.

Jill Roy, 33, and a passenger were both arrested during a traffic stop in Buzzards Bay last month when police say they found bags of pot and pills in Roy’s car.

Bourne police said that when they first pulled Roy over Sept. 16, they found a large bag of marijuana under the front passenger seat. Then, as they were escorting her to the cruiser, a makeup bag containing several straws and various pills, some of them crushed, fell from her pants, also.

At the police station, Roy admitted the pot was hers and said she had a medical marijuana card, though she didn’t have it with her.

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Roy was then searched again, and an officer found her underwear had a hard exterior.

“I don’t have a butt, so I wear these and another pair of underwear under it,” Roy explained, according to police.

Police told her to take off the hard outer layer of underpants, and they found a bag of heroin and several bags of painkillers inside the underwear she was wearing underneath.

Roy was ordered held on $5,000 cash bail. She was charged with a variety of felony and misdemeanor narcotics charges.

Roy has a very lengthy criminal record, according to the police report.

Roy’s passenger Jennifer Johnson, 32, was arrested on two active warrants — one for unarmed robbery and intimidating a witness/juror/police/court official, and another for no inspection sticker/registration not in possession/operating a motor vehicle with a suspended licence.

Johnson was ordered held on $5,000 bail.

Source -nbcnewyork

Luxury lodge shut down after land claim

Nelspruit – The Cybele Forest Lodge and Health Spa outside Nelspruit in Mpumalanga has been closed following the enforcement of a land claim.

The 120-hectare property on which Cybele is built was bought by the rural development and land reform department for R17m and handed over to the Manzimhlophe community on March 13, a Sapa correspondent reported.

The luxury lodge, established in 1979, closed at midday on Sunday.

Lodge director Rupert Jeffries said in a statement government’s “failure” to find a strategic partner to run the lodge together with the community would result in all 45 staff members losing their jobs.

“The government has completely failed in their objectives towards the well-being of the Manzimhlophe community, who will inherit the lodge with no furniture, equipment, staff or bookings,” Jeffries said.

“This is a very unhappy ending for a well-known South African brand that has been established around the world for 34 years.”

Department spokesperson Mtobeli Mxotwa said the ministry was helping the community enter into a partnership agreement with investors.

“There was an agreement that the community partner with the landowner and receive benefits, but this did not fly after the property was transferred to the claimants due to unacceptable demands put forward by the previous owner.”

He said a meeting had been arranged between the claimants and an investor who had shown “keen interest”.

“The department will never allow the economy of our country to collapse. As such it will persevere in its efforts to make this Mpumalanga tourism venture thrive once more and return to its international glory.”

Democratic Alliance provincial leader Anthony Benadie said in a statement beneficiaries of land claims needed to receive maximum benefits from restitution.

“Sadly, this is not the case, and once again an entire community’s hopes and dreams of a better tomorrow were dashed by a government unwilling or incapable of securing the necessary arrangements to ensure a prosperous future,” he claimed.

According to Land Claims Commission statistics, 77 334 land restitution claims had been settled in South Africa by March 2013, benefiting 368 090 households and 1 803 984 people.

In Mpumalanga some 2 848 claims, involving 490 964ha of land, had been settled.

In August, government agreed to pay R1bn for the 13 3000ha Mala Mala Game Reserve in Mpumalanga, the biggest land claim agreement in South African history.

MAN ARRESTED FOR SETTING HIS GIRLFRIEND’S VAGINA ON FIRE

WARNING: This story contains details of horrific abuse.

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This is one of the craziest stories I’ve ever heard. A man from Litiz, Pennsylvania was recent arrested and charged with assault after he set his girlfriend’s vagina on fire.

According to recent reports, his girlfriend was rushed to a local emergency room to receive treatment for her injuries, as a result police launched an investigation. Police officials gathered information that unveiled 46-year-old Donald Dale Hackman Jr. abused his girlfriend over the course of several days.

Donald Dale Hackman Jr. not only set his girlfriend’s vagina on fire, he also punched her with his fist and whipped her with a belt. Donald also trapped his girlfriend’s seven-year-old son in a closet because he attempted to save his mother from gruesome attacks.

After Donald locked her seven-year-old son in a closet, he decided to pour lighter fluid on the woman’s vagina and lit it on fire. Donald snapped on his girlfriend for crying and screaming while her vagina was on fire, which eventually led him to extinguished the flames.

When his girlfriend arrived at the hospital, it was determined that the woman suffered from second and third degree burns to her lower body, genitals, and inner thighs.

Donald was arrested and charged with felony arson, aggravated assault, misdemeanor simple assault and false imprisonment. Donald is currently being jailed at the Lancaster County prison on $500,000 bond.

Woman gives birth to 17 babies in 29 hours

A woman has totally annihilated the former World Record for the most babies in a lone pregnancy by giving birth to seventeen babies over 29 hours at the Indianapolis Memorial Hospital.

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“It was incredible” explains Dr. Jack Morrow who assisted the woman through the whole operation.

“The babies kept coming and coming and coming and coming……  Man! I think I’m gonna have nightmares about this day for a long time! This was my last delivery!” he adds in disgust.

Catherine Bridges and her husband had been trying to have a child for many years and had decided last year to use medical assistance from a fertility clinic in Rhodes Island. The insemination process was definitely successful, as the couple got an entire litter of seventeen beautiful and identical boys.

The couple has already chosen the names for the boys with an obvious continuity of thought: James, Jacob, Jarod, Jarvis, Jason, Jeffrey, Jeremy, Jerome, Jesse, Jimmy, Joachim, Jonathan, Jonas, Joseph, Julian, Jimbo and surprisingly, Darth Porkinus.

Royal condoms introduced as Souvenirs for the royal UK wedding

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Crown your lucky Charms with a Royal Condom of Distinction that was produced in special celebration packs that bear the slogan: “Like a royal wedding, interaction with a loved one is an unforgettable occasion”. These wonderful forms of royal protection are a triumvirate of regal prophylactics, which are lavishly lubed and regally ribbed. Undoubtedly the quality is such as made for a Duke but fit for a King or perhaps I have mistaken that for sizing, King sized down to Baron sized.

England boasts some of the finest lovemaking in the world, with a tradition of coitus going back generations, lovers are told. This is a cheap swipe to make money. Combining the strength of a prince with the yielding sensitivity of a princess-to-be, the Crown Jewels condoms promise a royal union of pleasure. Is Buckingham Palace in frenzy over the Royal condoms being introduced as souvenirs for the royal UK wedding?

All manner of predictable unofficial souvenirs such as tea towels, chinaware and postcards have been rushed out by manufacturers, with condoms now joining the ranks. Hugh Pomfret, a spokesman for Crown Jewels Condoms of Distinction, insisted they were “a unique way to remember this great British occasion”.

Presented in regal-looking purple and gold, each pack bears a picture of the couple gazing into each other’s eyes, saying it contains a “triumvirate of regal prophylactics”, which are “lavishly lubed” and “regally ribbed”.

The manufacturers stress that they are not supplied to or approved by William, his fiancé or the royal family. It also includes a drawing of the couple as they might appear on their wedding day, produced by an acclaimed international artist, who is not named.

Smiles from happy royal couple

Prince William is set to marry his sweetheart Kate Middleton on April 29 2011 at London’s Westminster Abbey. The Monday after the wedding, May 2, is already a designated bank holiday; and the previous weekend is Easter, which also has two bank holidays on the Friday and Monday. The timing of the wedding will mean there will be two four-day public holidays, two weekends in succession. The Prime Minister said “We want to mark the day as one of national celebration – a public holiday will ensure the most people possible will have a chance to celebrate on the day.

Prince William has a great sense of humor but this is a step too far. Ingrid Seward, editor of the royal-watching Majesty magazine, told The Sun newspaper: “This is completely tasteless and really rather hurtful.” Buckingham Palace declined to comment.

Military helicopter pilot William, second in line to the throne, is to marry his university sweetheart Kate Middleton on April 29 at London’s Westminster Abbey. Critics have dismissed the novelty condoms as “tasteless”, however, that may spark the idea to add flavoring and offer more variety. Crown Jewels Condoms of Distinction is producing special celebration packs that bear the slogan: “Like a royal wedding, intercourse with a loved one is an unforgettable occasion”.

While Britain has a public holiday to celebrate Prince William’s wedding, one company is taking the party one step further with souvenir condoms that urge lovers to lie back and think of England. The facial resemblance is not overwhelming but the pose and outfits seem styled on the official engagement photographs. In years to come, they will be a timeless memento of a magical wedding day.

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“This is completely tasteless and really rather hurtful.” Other Critics have dismissed the novelty condoms as “tasteless” but none shall fear as they can certainly add flavoring such as raspberry, strawberry, cherry and even royal banana, if so inclined. Being in the spotlight comes with certain baggage and being the butt of jokes or monetary opportunity is nothing new and Prince William I am quite sure will smile at the humor. Source -newsweird.com

I saw a vision of the incident 3 weeks earlier: TB Joshua

The founder of the Synagogue Church of all Nations, Prophet Temitope Joshua, has claimed that he saw a vision of the incident that killed at least 115 persons in the church guesthouse.

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The victims, mainly South Africans, died when a six-storey guesthouse belonging to the church caved in on September 12.

The embattled clergyman, who said he knew something tragic was to befall his ministry, noted that he prepared his parishioners on how to handle the tragedy.

In a statement posted on the SCOAN’s official Facebook page, TB Joshua warned his critics against accusing him of failing to foresee the disaster that befell his ministry.

“For those who are outside the Lord, they would not know. When you are outside God, you will not know what I am talking. When you are outside the light, you cannot understand what I am talking about. For the three weeks before the incident, if you heard my message and sat down, you would know I was giving you a vision and prophetic word on how to handle the situation at hand. Trials and tests are for our belief. I go by the directives of God,” TB Joshua claimed.

Accusing his critics of being “used by Satan,” the televangelist said they were just out to “disturb” the faith of his local and international members with “negative words.”

According to him, all the “Satanic agents” criticising him over the circumstances surrounding the incident, would soon “suffer for it.”

Since none of his critics is unable to help him raise the victims from death, TB Joshua argued that they should stop rubbishing his ministry or risk paying dearly for it.

Those who could not stop what happened (building collapse), he said, should be “careful of their tongues” as “anybody can go for it.

“I have been on this journey for 27 years. Do you think God can close His eyes and rubbish everything here? They are asking God to bring more evidence of whether He is the one who called me. Warn everyone to be very careful. This issue at hand is a delicate issue.

“People are using this to gain money and friends. This is a warning. Whatever people want to write let them write; they will be the ones to read it. I said our God would get back to them. He has started somewhere. He is coming. If your brother is involved, unless he can resurrect the people who died, he will join them. If you can resurrect the people who died, you can go free.

“The servants, the people who sent them; the people who heard the stories all around and those who want to use it for themselves and to disturb my spirit, you may likely join them. Be careful. To be forewarned is to be forearmed. Let us be very careful with our tongues,” he warned.

Urging those questioning his calling not to sway his followers, he added that they should extend love and affection to the victims and relations of those involved in the tragedy.

The prophet insisted that the 115 victims were martyrs, adding that their relations would see the continuation of the work of God “they died and suffered for.

“Your responsibility is to the victims and the relations of the victims and martyrs of faith. If you say you are born again, wherever the victims and their relations are, wherever the relations of the martyrs of faith are, look for them. Let them know you are praying for them. What you eat; let them eat it.

“What you wear; let them wear. What you have on your table, let them have it on their tables, too. Share what you have with them – your love, prayer, affection and strength. Share it with them at this time. This is what we call ‘born again’ – my pain is your pain. Your joy is my joy.

“The multitude of people who claim to be with T.B. Joshua in prayer – if the same people turn to the families of the victims and martyrs of faith, don’t you think life would be better for them than before? Join them; look for them, as many other things they are doing now,” TB Joshua added. – Ghanaweb.com

Snake that looks like a penis causes stir

Snake that looks like a penis causes stir

A creature discovered by engineers building a dam in the Amazon is a type of caecilian, a limbless amphibian that resembles an earthworm or as some are noting, part of the male anatomy. The ‘penis snake’ has caused stir as its photos can easily be mistaken for a ‘hungry’ penis.

The animal was discovered while draining a portion of the Madeira River – a major tributary of the Amazon – for a controversial hydroelectric project. Six individuals were found according to biologist Julian Tupan, who identified the species as Atretochoana eiselti.

Little else is known about the species, although it is thought to be aquatic and lacks lungs, breathing through its skin instead. Other individuals have been found near the mouth of the Amazon, more than 2,500 km away.

Caecilians are typically predators, feeding on small fish, worms, and other aquatic invertebrates. They have poor eye-sight and navigate primarily though smell.

Atretochoana eiselti is the largest known caecilian, attaining a length of 81 cm (32 inches), or more than twice the size of the next-largest known species.

Atretochoana eiselti’s population status is unknown, but the area where it was most recently discovered will soon be impacted by the Santo Antonio Dam near Porto Velho in Rondonia. Environmentalists have criticized the project, noting it will flood rainforest and require degazetting a section of national park.

Brazil is currently in the midst of a dam-building spree in the Amazon, with 30 dams on tap for 2020. Ecologists warn the dam-building activity could affect fish migration and nutrient flows through the Amazon basin.

Women shocked as men with all shapes and sizes of manhoods strip and run naked

WOMEN were in shock and kids were talking about the size of the men’s ‘anacondas’.

It happened when cops allegedly ordered some men to strip and run naked through Sophiatown zone 3 in Tembisa, Ekurhuleni on Friday.

“The kids were saying one guy has a big thing and another one a small one. We couldn’t believe what was happening,” Lucia Moshoeshoe (55) said.

Angry Thobane Mtungwa (24) said he was with his friends when Rabie Ridge cops raided his place.

“They ordered us to lie down and we did what they wanted. They came looking for drugs but didn’t find anything. They told us to strip naked so they could see if we were hiding drugs in our bums. When they couldn’t find drugs they told us to lie on top of each other. One cop said that’s how we rape women,” Thobane said.

The police then allegedly told the men to run around completely naked.

Thobane and his five friends, Mduduzi Sithole (23), Tshepang Qwabe (21), Nkosana Mahlangu (29), Xolani Masekwana (24) and Lucky Khumalo (18), said the cops should have arrested them if they did something wrong.

Nkosana said: “The police humiliated us. People in the kasi no longer look at us in the same way. We tried to open a case of harassment but the same cops turned us away.”

Gauteng police spokesman Captain Kabelo Marumo advised the men to visit the station commander at Rabie Ridge to lay a formal grievance so that an investigation can be done into their claims.

He added that the registration number provided by the men, is not part of the SAPS fleet.