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McDonald’s launches Batman Burger in Hong Kong

McDonald’s launches Batman Burger in Hong Kong

The world seems enamored with burgers lately. First Burger King drew a lot of attention by releasing an all-black burger (we ate one), which included black cheese and black buns. McDonald's ripped its idea off to a small degree and released a similar version in Shinjuku. Now the latter company is back with another burger of note -- the Batman Burger.

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McDonald’s launches its own version of Burger King’s black burger

McDonald’s launches its own version of Burger King’s black burger

Burger King has attracted a lot of attention recently with the all-black burger it launched in Japan -- something that we braved a taste of and gave two thumbs-up. Not to be left out of the limelight is McDonald's, which has moved ahead with its own similar gimmick in Japan, introducing its own squid-ink offering.

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Burger King’s all-black burger: surprisingly tasty

Burger King’s all-black burger: surprisingly tasty

Food dyed unnatural colors -- we've seen it before, and we'll see it again, but that never quite quells the reaction such foods produce: eww. Such has largely been the response to Burger King's new all-black hamburger, but as with all things, the eyes can be deceiving.

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Centerplate CEO Des Hague filmed abusing dog in elevator

Centerplate CEO Des Hague filmed abusing dog in elevator

Cameras are a pervasive part of everyday life, and often the source of near-endless outcries about loss of privacy. Though those concerns are valid, there are times when such technology proves beneficial to both humans and animals, and one excellent example is how a simple elevator camera brought otherwise hidden animal abuse to light.

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The Times is using typewriter sound effects to “motivate” workers

The Times is using typewriter sound effects to “motivate” workers

Those of us working office jobs know how quiet it can get -- headphones go on and the subtle clicking of modern keyboards fades away. It would seem such a setup makes for solid productivity, but The Times doesn't agree. Instead, it is blasting its writers with typewriter sound effects to increase worker output.

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Swordsman Isao Machii becomes real-life Fruit Ninja

Swordsman Isao Machii becomes real-life Fruit Ninja

Isao Machii, often referred to as a modern-day samurai, is a master swordsman who has wowed enthusiasts in the past with his superhero-like reflexes and sword skills. In his latest video, he has gone a different direction, becoming a real-life Fruit Ninja.

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Scientist creates ice cream that changes color when licked

Scientist creates ice cream that changes color when licked

Scientists have done our world a lot of good, and that includes tweaking one of our favorite desserts: ice cream. Spanish scientist Manuel Linares has created a secret ingredient that, when sprinkled on ice cream, causes it to slowly morph in color.

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How the world’s tallest water slide was built

How the world’s tallest water slide was built

Kansas City is home to the world's tallest water slide, and we recently got a POV look at what it's like sailing down this massive structure. Details on what went into creating the Verruckt, as it's called, have been given to Smithsonian Magazine, revealing that the ride is as much roller coaster as it is water slide.

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POV video shows ride down world’s tallest water slide

POV video shows ride down world’s tallest water slide

Later this summer, the world's tallest water slide will open up in Kansas City's Schlitterbahn Waterpark, offering adrenaline-seekers the opportunity to get wet and possibly lose their lunch at the same time. To give future riders an idea of what they're in for, the folks behind the slide have filmed a POV video.

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Woman’s eye has blood vessel spelling “love”

Woman’s eye has blood vessel spelling “love”

This week's oddity surfaced recently on Reddit, where a user uploaded a YouTube video of her mother's eye -- specifically, of a blood vessel in the eye. In what is a seemingly very unlikely coincidence, the vein spells out the word "love" in a quite legible script, if it can be called that.

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New plastic bleeds and heals like human skin

New plastic bleeds and heals like human skin

Researchers at the University of Southern Mississippi led by Dr. Marek Urban have developed a new type of plastic that has properties inspired by the human skin. When scratched or damaged, the new copolymer turns red as if bleeding and it can heal itself through exposure to sunlight.

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Three people die while using foot massager

Three people die while using foot massager

We have all heard plenty of bizarre stories when it comes to the use of electronics, but this next one just may take the cake. Apparently the Japan-based company, Matoba Electric, is in some serious trouble after three customers reportedly died using one of their foot massaging products.

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