The good folks over at the New York Times wanted to show how "the nation's largest restaurant chains have made a big deal in recent years about introducing smaller portion sizes," but they have continued to make their dishes so rich they contain "a full day's worth of calories."
So they made a story showing what rought 2,000 calories looks like from some large restaurant chains, noting that "depending on age and gender, most adults should eat between 1,600 and 2,400 calories a day."
Are you guilty of eating a full day's calories in one sitting? What do you think of how little some of these dishes are for packing in so many calories? Let us know in the comments what you're thinking.
I, for one, forgot how delicious milk shakes are and may have to add that to my next meal out. Wrong lesson here?
When Michael John Kent proposed to his girlfriend in Reykjavik, Iceland they probably thought they had the street all to themselves. They discovered later that a bystander had captured the perfect photo of the proposal just at the right time. When he didn't hear back from her after giving out the wrong email the search was on and he took to the internet to find this mystery photographer.
via Michael John Kent
Much to the couple's delight, they found her thanks to the powers of social media.
The woman who took the photo, Jessica Bowe, had already posted it to her Instagram. Later the happy couple went back to Iceland to meet their photographer and thank her for the image. They even did a quick interview with a local news outlet in the video above.
Well. That's awkward.
Of course, we all know that naked pictures of Justin Bieber broke the damn Internet this week. It was bound to get around to his dad as well.
Jeremy Bieber should have just let the whole thing die down without weighing in.
But that's not how this guy rolls.
So he tweeted this out Oct. 9.
Ew, ew, ew.
He should have thought about his son's feelings more than his son's peen.
Justin ain't too happy about it and his legal team is already on the case to find justice.
Daddy Biebs should have probably reacted more like Chrissy Teigen's expert analysis.
No one is ever disgusted by the pig who preys on, photographs and sells pictures of someone naked. Just the celebrity for being naked. Ok.— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) October 8, 2015
Surely you remember earlier this summer, when the New Horizons spacecraft zoomed past Pluto taking lots of pictures and showing us the cute little heart it wears.
Well, because those high resolution pictures aren't small, while the distance between us and that spacecraft is quite large, NASA only started releasing some of the first real close up shots Sept. 10.
And boy, are they breathtaking.
These are composite photos, pieced together from many smaller shots. And they show a staggering amount of geographical variety as NASA says in their accompanying press release:
New Horizons began its yearlong download of new images and other data over the Labor Day weekend. Images downlinked in the past few days have more than doubled the amount of Pluto's surface seen at resolutions as good as 400 meters (440 yards) per pixel. They reveal new features as diverse as possible dunes, nitrogen ice flows that apparently oozed out of mountainous regions onto plains, and even networks of valleys that may have been carved by material flowing over Pluto's surface. They also show large regions that display chaotically jumbled mountains reminiscent of disrupted terrains on Jupiter's icy moon Europa.
"The surface of Pluto is every bit as complex as that of Mars," said Jeff Moore, leader of the New Horizons Geology, Geophysics and Imaging (GGI) team at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California. "The randomly jumbled mountains might be huge blocks of hard water ice floating within a vast, denser, softer deposit of frozen nitrogen within the region informally named Sputnik Planum."
And look at its dark side.
Additionally, if you want to see a really neat composite video of New Horizons journey through the end of our solar system, watch it here.
It just doesn't get any cuter or more imaginative than this.
Every day for the past two years, photographer and delightfully creative person, Tatsuya Tanaka has found something in every day life to inspire a tiny scene.
He collects them all on his website Miniature Calendar tracking the days with picture after picture of a charming tableau.
Few things are as weird as stock photos.
Taken by the thousands and used across every corner of the web, they are odd and clumsy things that make real life look hilarious and extremely dramatic.
Well, Mashable just one-upped the present and collected this series of them from the 1970s.
Talk about a pic in the bucket! (Sorry.)
For some reason, maybe to get attention like this, KFC Canada has unveiled a bucket of chicken that prints out your cell phone pictures via bluetooth.
You know, that thing you've demanded for decades.
According to the Daily Meal:
The idea is that KFC customers order a bucket of fried chicken, take a photo on their smartphone, and print out a Polaroid photo from the bucket.
It seems that the printer and phone connect via Bluetooth. All you have to do is press the "Snap" button and the Polaroid-like photo prints out.
KFC Canada also released this snazzy video with a group of hip youngsters using the thing.
No one knows why KFC would want to do a thing like the Memory Bucket as it's called. Though KFC Canada is approaching its 60th birthday, so maybe that.
It's just another miracle of modern fast food science, like Pizza Hut's projector box or Pizza Hut's hot dog stuffed pizza.
Come to think of it, Pizza Hut has led the last revolutionary decade of useless technological food goods. We have a new contender!