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Old 19 July 2012, 10:02 AM
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I fail to see how that could be a problem for someone eating a hamburger there.
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Old 19 July 2012, 10:44 AM
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I heard that when Col Sanders was alive, even after he had sold KFC, that he would visit KFC restaurants at random and if he was
displeased with the gravy, he would order the restaurant closed. Is this
true?
He would often demand KFC restaurants be closed. But then again, in his later years, he would also be seen standing at the intersection yelling obscenities at clouds.
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Old 21 July 2012, 07:15 AM
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No, you took him for our local activist Schrader who protests shoes, circumcision,meat, war, the tatoo on your face, and if he screams at the clouds because their politics where wrong, it's a sort of habit amongst street activists.

Most of whom are unrelated to Colonel Sanders.
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Old 29 January 2013, 09:15 PM
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Comment: I am a law student in Texas, one of my professors told me a story
that I can't verify as being true or not. The professor said that
whenever there is an execution in the State of Texas, the Dairy Queen
gives out free food. The reason being that back when Texas used the
electric chair it would knock out the power to much of the city, including
the DQ. So the story goes that in order to avoid food spoiling the DQ
would give it away for free on execution days and that the tradition
continues on despite the fact that the electric chair isn't used anymore.
I would like to know if this is true or not (without driving to
Brownsville).
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Old 29 January 2013, 09:44 PM
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1. You don't have to drive to Brownsville to find a Dairy Queen. There is even one with easy driving distance of SMU (which has a big law school just to let non-Texans know).
2. Find your nearest DQ using Google and wait until the next execution. Sadly, you won't have to wait too long.
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Old 29 January 2013, 10:25 PM
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If using the electric chair caused a blackout, wouldn't the chair lose power too?
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Old 29 January 2013, 10:31 PM
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Is the Uvalde Mini-Mart, Subway Shop, and Law School back open? ‘Cause Texas executions are in Huntsville which is about 400 miles from Brownsville. Hope Sparky here isn’t planning on being a criminal lawyer.

“The DA’s on the phone; where’s your lawyer, son?”
“’parently, about half way to Mexico, sir.”
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Old 30 January 2013, 12:28 AM
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If using the electric chair caused a blackout, wouldn't the chair lose power too?
I don't think I have to call on my education and years of experience as an electrical engineer to answer this, but I do need to research at great length how to get Scotch and water out of my keyboard.

By the way, Thomas Edison tried to show how dagerous alternating current (AC) electricity was by electrocuting an elephant. Edison held the patents on direct current (DC) power equipment while Westinghouse and Tesla had the patents on AC equipment.

Also, the electrical chair was invented by a dentist who had seen someone die an apparently peaceful and quick death while accidently coming in contact with some trolley wires.
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Old 30 January 2013, 06:08 AM
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A fair number of prisons which used the electric chair had their own diesel generator for it, as some public utilities did not want to be associated with the practice of state-mandated killing. The "execution house" was in a separate building for that very reason.
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Old 03 January 2014, 08:04 PM
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Comment: I once heard that after Colonel Sanders had sold off his Kentucky
Fried Chicken, he still randomly visited the stores. If, when he visited,
he found that the gravy was not up to his standards that he would have the
restaurant closed. Is this true?
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So he'd sold the stores, but he still had the power to get a store closed for not meeting his standards?
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Old 03 January 2014, 08:26 PM
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Yes, because under federal law (not to mention the Geneva Convention) if your likeness is on a business's sign, you have unlimited power to issue orders regarding all of its operations.
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Actually, he was well known to be very critical of his franchisees. Now whether or not he'd "close off a store", that's a different story.

Here are some alleged quotes.

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Old 03 January 2014, 09:57 PM
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Actually, he was well known to be very critical of his franchisees.
Yes, but that was when he was actually the owner of the company. He was also critical of KFC after he sold it, but he couldn't do anything other than mouth off about it (which prompted the corporation to sue him for libel).
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I have always wondered why McD's never served onion rings. I thought maybe Burger King has exclusive rights amongst the fast food industry. If you think about it Wendys,Arby's,KFC do not serve them either.
Sonic does.
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Old 08 November 2014, 11:53 AM
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A few comments:

About the McRoo - years back there was a funny ad for Burger King that featured cowboys on a ranch on horses. The voice over drawls that their meat is 100% pure beef then goes on to state "Them other fellas, you don't know what is in their burgers". The camera pans back and there's a "Welcome to Australia" sign and they're herding - kangaroos. It was a poke at McDonald's - apparently there was a rumor back in the day that their burgers were made from kangaroo meat. I agree with the people pointing out that it would be more expensive to use something weird in their burgers so why would they? It is more likely they have fillers in to extend ground beef.

Burgers in other countries; why can't they make these here? http://viralscape.com/mcdonalds-bizarre-burgers/Though there's nothing they could put in a McDonald's burger to make me pay ten dollars for it.

The "I kept a Mcdonald's burger in my cupboard for 10 years and it looks the same" rumor has been dispelled, along with its old twin rumor from the 50's "The White House puts Twinkies in its bomb shelter because they never go bad". As the CEO of the company who made Twinkies at the time pointed out it's a cake and cakes go bad. You notice the rumor just states that the food LOOKS the same - you can do similar with a loaf of bread you make yourself with no preservatives. As long as the bread doesn't get moist the bread will become stale but it will look the same because it is dried. Same with meat - think of beef jerky. The only way this would prove that the food had something odd in it is if you could still eat it after 10 years. You can't.

The rumors that the food has things added to it to make it "addictive", however, appear to be true and not just with McDonald's. Psychology Today has a good article about it here; http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/...out-your-brain

They still serve hot apple pies and cherry pies at my McDonalds, along with other types of pies - s'mores pies and pumpkin pies around the holiday. Still deep fried. I guess we didn't get the memo about the law suit. We also have shamrock shakes, which are just vanilla shakes with green food coloring.

I can remember onion rings being sold at our McDonalds in the 90's but they don't still sell them today. So I would guess that was an item that didn't sell.
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Sonic does.
So does A&W. (makes onion rings)

Shamrock Shakes here are mint.
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Old 08 November 2014, 08:29 PM
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Every shamrock shake I have had, and that's a lot, has been mint.
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Burgers in other countries; why can't they make these here? http://viralscape.com/mcdonalds-bizarre-burgers/
A couple of those 'American' burgers were very good. Nothing like a real burger you'd get in the US at a good diner or burger shop but still pretty delicious.
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Old 09 November 2014, 03:57 PM
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So does A&W. (makes onion rings)

Shamrock Shakes here are mint.

Add Jack In The Box and Dairy Queen to the list o places that serve onion rings.

I would also like to say that Burger King's Onion Ring is not a onion ring in that it uses a ring made by slicing and onion. It is a manufactured breaded thing that contains some onion added for flavoring in a ring shape.


As for Shamrock Shakes, all the ones I have had were also mint.
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