Curious Things Around The World

>> Wednesday, June 02, 2010

I guess by now everyone has seen pictures of the massive sinkhole in Guatemala. It's horrible that it swallowed a whole 3 story building and I feel sorry about the hundreds of people the storm Agatha killed and god knows how many others the storm affected, But what a sight! It got me motivated to look up how a sink hole is formed. Turns out if the rock below the land surface is limestone, carbonate rock, salt beds, or rocks that can naturally be dissolved by circulating ground water and there's an accumulation of water around the area, then boom, there's a sinkhole. Like this one under a Florida strip mall happening now:

I wonder if the earth is slowly collapsing unto itself and if all the mining and digging for oil is speeding up the process, after all after pumping out all that oil what's there left but space?


In Japan, a clothing company used a single layer of 24 colors and 2070 folded polo shirts to recreate Van Gogh's self-portrait.


After debating for a month or so, the boyfriend and I succumbed to morbid curiosity and went to double down. Strange thing about KFC is that they have changed their whole packaging system, instead of saying Kentucky Fried Chicken or KFC, everything has the stamp KGC on it. Even if you go to their website right now and check out their menu, the first item is the grill chicken and they are crafty enough to not mention the word "Fried", instead they say original recipe or use the word "Crispy" sparingly. Even the French fries are called potato wedges. In my opinion, not mentioning the fried elephant in the room just made it stand out that much more. As if you can sell fried chicken without saying the word. It's stupid, it surely doesn't make it any healthier.

So we sat down to share our Double Down meal. It tasted as it's expected. Two piece of fried chicken breasts with melty cheese and strips of bacon in the middle. It's not bad but it's not great. Put two pieces of buns around it and you get a double decker chicken sandwich that no one is gonna think twice consuming. But somehow, take the buns away and you get a media sensation that get people to ponder. Must be the fact that your fingers actually have to touch the meat and oil that skeeves people out. McDonald's can take a page of that advertising strategy and sell a burger with burgers as buns. Call it the Triple Threat or something. All this talking about food gets me to want a burger, I'll have to focus so I don't step into a Mickey Dee's and hate myself later.

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