Just the Facts
KFC has developed a “chicken corsage” comprised of an actual chicken drumstick and flowers.
The Fountain of Ew
A Nebraska medical office has a McDonald’s Happy Meal on display. It looks the same as it did when it was purchased—two years ago.
Dollars to Donuts
A poll of 1,000 people found that, on average, Americans spend $1,200 on fast food a year. That’s approximately the same price as a trip to the emergency room.
We All Scream for Vegan Ice Cream
Just in time for the warm weather, TCBY has rolled out its third vegan fro-yo flavor. In addition to almond-based chocolate and vanilla, customers can now enjoy a coconut milk variety.
Elephants Never Forget Their Manners
Elephants are empathetic, using touch and reassuring sounds to soothe other elephants in distress,
according to a study published in Peer J.
You Get What You Pay For
New research from Cornell University indicates that people actually enjoy their food more when it’s more expensive.
Monkeys Ace Harvard Mathematics
Rhesus macaques can handle basic math, doing simple addition using numbers from 1 through 25, according to research from a neurobiologist at Harvard University.
Avert Your Eyes!
Researchers at the Cornell Food and Brand Lab determined that the cartoon eyes on cereal boxes are actually designed to make eye contact with consumers, affecting parents’ purchasing decisions.
Clowning Around with Nutrition
Ronald McDonald has gotten a makeover. McDonald’s suited up its clown mascot in a blazer and bowtie and introduced him to selfies and social media. The cholesterol content has stayed the same.
Illustrations Doug Hall/PCRM