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Friday Follies: The Turkey Coma Problem and More

I missed this report in the New Yorker during the hustle-bustle of Thanksgiving. It’s clearly appropriate, and touches all the key points. Although it didn’t say which way the author was leaning on the critical national issue of the coming NCAA football playoffs.

In other news, a couple of party animals learned not to leave signed […]

The Usual Hot Dog Follies, With a Twist (It Has a Nice Ring to It)

It’s Fourth of July, and guess what? Nathan’s held a hot dog eating contest! Again! No, really; I’m not kidding…

Joey Chestnut, aka “Jaws,” put away the competition again too. He never looked like he was threatening to beat last year’s record of 69 dogs and buns (his own record, of course), but he was quick […]

Echos of Father’s Day: Whacked-Out Bacon Ideas for Next Year

Just in case you missed the opportunity to share bacon gifts with your dad this past Father’s Day, here’s a slide show of some great ideas for next time! Heck, why wait until Father’s Day? There’s something like 85 more opportunities during the next year, if you total up all the holidays in the European […]

Father’s Day Follies: Feed the Need for Bacon

Ahh, bacon. Something that makes (nearly all) fathers smile, then drool with anticipation. This weekend has Father’s Day as an excuse to give all of us fathers the lavish gives we crave celebration as the major excitement available, unless you’re entered in the Lake Pflugerville Triathlon. So how about combining the two: Bacon and Father’s […]

Hungry Thieves, Citrus Peel Tricks, and Outrageous Wedding Cakes

What is it about Bad Hersfeld that makes it the center of large food thefts in Germany?

In a pretty, but otherwise unremarkable, German town a hundred miles northeast of Frankfurt am Main, a locus of food-related crimes has suddenly appeared. Truckloads of coffee, Red Bull, even Nutella have been hijacked. They’re not alone recently, though. […]

Like Your Food Jumbo-Sized? Have We Got a Deal for You…

Well, okay; it’s not exactly a deal. It’s a list, with pictures, of seven of the all-time biggest food items ever made. You can read all about it here.

The list includes:

The World’s Largest Pizza
The Largest Frito Pie
The Longest Bratwurst (With Bun)
Largest Hamburger
The Largest Omelette
The Largest Chocolate Bar
The Biggest Hot Chocolate

Man, that’s made me hungry […]

Man, That Must Have Been a Cheesy Sandwich

This entry is part of a series, Follies 2012»

I don’t normally post a Follies during the week, but this story is simply too good to pass up. And I know all the Underground fans would want to hear about this tale of bread, lunchmeat and spousal abuse as soon as possible. Here goes…

Larry Spurling […]

Friday Follies: Fast Food War in Japan? I Want What They’ve Got…

This entry is part of a series, Follies 2012»

Oh, those fun-loving and fast-food-chomping Japanese; they do everything in such a big way! For example, there’s been a “fast food war” on in Japan for at least a couple of years now. First, it was chicken in the crosshairs. In 2010, KFC and McDonald’s started […]