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Remember the story about the guy who buried a Big Mac for one year, then dug it up and ate it on his 40th birthday?

He wanted to prove fast food is so loaded with artificial preservatives that it never spoils - even after a year underground.

On Wednesday, Burger King announced a new campaign that includes a moldy Whopper to prove their food does not contain artificial preservatives.

According to a press release, Burger King food also doesn't contain flavors from artificial sources. More than 90 percent of ingredients used in Burger King restaurants are free of preservatives.

"The Burger King brand is currently rolling out the Whopper sandwich with no preservatives, colors, or flavors from artificial sources in the U.S.," said Christopher Finazzo, President of BK's North America.

The new Whoppers are available in 400 markets in Europe and select markets in the United States. The sandwiches will reach all markets by the end of the year.
 

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A rapper posted an image of french fries on his lap as he dipped his hairy legs in a swimming pool while on holiday in the Bahamas.

The ex-convict wore Louis Vuitton swim trunks as he lounged by the pool eating the high fat, high cholesterol snack.

You still can't guess who he is? Here are a few hints:

He's a 32-year-old Taurus who dated a female rapper who was once at the top of the rap game.

He took his first jail mugshot when he was 14.

Can you guess who he is? Scroll down for the answer.

 

If you guessed the snacking rapper was Meek Mill, you were right! Pat yourself on the back!
 

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President Donald Trump surprised U.S. troops in Afghanistan by serving them dinner to celebrate Thanksgiving. Trump arrived in Afghanistan after a 13-hour flight on Thursday. It was his first visit to the war torn country.

Trump's secret trip caught most of the news media off guard. Reporters in the press pool were not allowed to announce where they were going. Newsweek magazine erroneously described the President as spending Thanksgiving Day tweeting at his golf course.

After three and a half hours on the ground in Afghanistan, Trump boarded Air Force One for a long flight back to Florida.

The President looked exhausted after landing in Florida. According to published reports, Trump, 73, will spend the rest of the holiday weekend with his family at his Mar-a-Lago estate in West Palm Beach.

"Just returned to the United States after spending a GREAT Thanksgiving with our Courageous American Warriors in Afghanistan!," he tweeted on Friday.

Trump was ridiculed on Twitter.com after he tweeted a meme of his head Photoshopped on Rocky Balboa's body. Rocky Balboa is a beloved fictitious boxing champion played by actor Sylvester Stallone in the 'Rocky' film franchise.

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Trump tweeted the meme after getting a clean bill of health from his personal physician. There was talk that Trump suffered a mild heart attack last weekend, but the rumors were unfounded.

The meme was a hit among pro-democracy protesters who held up copies of Trump's tweet during a Thanksgiving Day rally at Edinburgh Place in Hong Kong, China.

The demonstration was their way of saying thank you to the United States after Trump signed legislation supporting the Hong Kong protesters. The new legislation requires annual reviews of Hong Kong's rights and freedoms.

China expressed disappointment in the new legislation.

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Social media activist Tariq Nasheed revealed he suffers from chronic gout. Gout is a common form of arthritis that causes intense pain, inflammation and swelling in the joints.

In a video, Tariq shared that he recently underwent surgeries on his foot to debride an infected wound caused by uric acid deposits in his toe joint. He said his gout is hereditary since his father also has "very bad" gout in his foot and had to have a toe amputated.

What Causes Gout?

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Gout is caused by high levels of uric acid in the bloodstream. Uric acid is a normal waste product from the digestion of foods that contain high levels of purines.

Purines are normally produced in the body and are also found in foods, particularly organ meats such as liver, kidney and sweetbreads, and seafood, including shrimp, anchovies, herring, sardines, mussels, scallops, trout, tuna, mackerel and haddock.

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These foods should be avoided if you have gout. You should also reduce your alcohol intake.

What are gout attacks?

Gout attacks, also known as flare-ups, occur in waves of sudden, intense pain, redness of the joints and swelling. The pain usually wakes you up at night when the body temperature is lower. The pain intensity peaks at 24 hours and lasts for five to seven days.

After the attack subsides sufferers usually are symptom-free until the next flare up.
Gout can be acute (newly diagnosed) or chronic (longterm). Chronic gout is when people experience 2 or more gout attacks per year. Some people have only short breaks between multiple gout attacks. While others may only have 2 gout attacks per year.

Who is at risk for gout?

1-2% of Americans suffer from gout. Anyone can get gout, but it is more common among older Black men in their 40s and menopausal women. Risk factors include medications, such as diuretics and cyclosporine.

Doctors believe gout is associated with kidney disease which may be undiagnosed. People who suffer from gout are unable to clear the uric acid from their bloodstream via their urine due to kidney disease. Since uric acid is not removed from the body in urine, it builds up in the blood and forms irritating crystals which are deposited in the joints.

Untreated gout can lead to kidney disease and, in rare cases, kidney failure. Some people can have high uric acid levels and never develop gout.

50% of gout attacks occur in the feet, particularly the joint at the base of the big toe, but gout can also be found in other joints, including the ankles, elbows, knees, fingers and wrists.

What are signs and symptoms of gout?

Signs and symptoms include:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Joint may feel hot to touch
  • Stiffness in joints
  • Shiny skin over affected area
  • What is treatment for gout?

    Fortunately treatments are very effective in relieving gout pain. Ice packs can make you feel good. Also taking medications such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), including Motrin (ibuprofen), Advil (ibuprofen) and Aleve (naproxen). Colchicine is an alternative for those who suffer from stomach ulcers and are unable to take NSAIDs. Glucocorticoids (steroids) are as effective as NSAIDs. Consult your doctor or healthcare provider for treatment that works best for you.

    This has been your Medical Minute.
     

    More Info On the Web

    Gout (Gouty Arthritis) - WebMD

    Gout | Arthritis - CDC

    Gout - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
     

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    No pro athlete is more dedicated to "Taco Tuesdays" than LeBron James. The NBA star has made Taco Tuesdays a family tradition in the James home. So it's only fitting that he apply to trademark the name. Right?

    But one Mexican restaurant is protesting LeBron trademark filing because it might hurt their business.

    According to documents obtained by The Blast, a company named Taco Tuesday, Inc. filed a letter of protest against James after he tried to trademark "Taco Tuesday."

    Taco Tuesday Mexican Grill is located in Wood Dale, Illinois and has been serving up delicious Mexican food since April 2016.

    In a letter filed with the trademark office, TTI claims the restaurant "specializes in taco sales," and has spent a significant amount of cash operating and marketing their business under the Taco Tuesday name.

    The restaurant's marketing efforts paid off with featured appearances on the "Chicago's Best" TV show and social media shout outs.

    TTI is worried that if LeBron trademarks the name they may lose their restaurant and their livelihood.

    "Protestor's company would be crippled if precluded from using its own business name in Internet marketing channels," the letter stated.

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    Popeyes Chicken

    Popeyes' viral marketing campaign for its chicken sandwich is a huge success. Lines were wrapped around the block for the new spicy chicken sandwich at many Popeyes locations. But hungry customers are accusing the fast food giant of deliberately running out of the sandwich in restaurants nationwide.

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