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[url="http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,22226831-2,00.html"]source[/url]

[url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpDJpg2eW4o"]video[/url]

[quote]MONSTER-SIZED McDonald's hamburgers stuffed with up to eight meat patties and nine slices of cheese have been slammed as "a heart attack waiting to happen".

Some of the fast-food chains sell super-sized Quarter Pounders, which contain about 220g of fat and 11,500kJ each, on request.

The "double pounder" is the equivalent of more than three days' worth of fat for a grown man - or almost five Pizza Hut deep-pan Hawaiian pizzas or 45 Tim Tams.

At about $18, it is not listed on the menu, nor under nutritional information.

It has developed a cult following as a challenge for teenagers, after a video was posted online of a 17-year-old boy ploughing his way through the burger at a McDonald's restaurant.

Rival chain Hungry Jacks is also allowing customers to order mega-burgers under its Have It Your Way ordering system.

Nutrition Australia senior nutritionist Aloysa Hourigan described the double pounder as "obscene" and a "heart attack waiting to happen".[/quote]

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Looks like a shot at In-n-Out ><

edit: whoops, wrong continent, nevermind

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I don't think MacDonalds should be able to sell this.
I'm not normally one for rules/laws to be used willy nilly, however on this occassion they should be.

220g of fat an adult male shouldn't consume more than 100g in a full day
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the calories??? 11,500kJ. Again an adult male should not consume more than 2,500kJ

This is ridiculous.

Only in America ;) just kidding :)

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This is disgusting

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Oh My God...

Our regular :x emoticon won't cover this so I think I'll use this:

[img]http://e.deviantart.com/emoticons/p/puke.gif[/img].

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What a crazy dude.

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I'd try it; in Estonia I ate 14 double cheeseburgers in one sitting because they were going for the equivalent of 50p each.

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LOL brilliant

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You have got to be kidding me. :no: Anyone who does this deserves to gain weight and die.

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yeah well, imho it's like smoking, go ahead do it. Don't come complaining when you have cancer. In this case, don't come complaining when you need a bypass operation or heart transplant. And don't expect me to pay for it! (sadly I don't have a choice :()

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I don't understand the mechanics of how you would eat it! A human mouth isn't big enough, you'd have to seperate the burger until it is at least two smaller burgers.

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[quote name='Samboini' post='588780431' date='Aug 15 2007, 09:55']I'd try it; in Estonia I ate 14 double cheeseburgers in one sitting because they were going for the equivalent of 50p each.[/quote]

You put your health at risk because it was cheap? :|

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[quote name='boldfire' post='588780467' date='Aug 15 2007, 10:27']You put your health at risk because it was cheap? :|[/quote]
I was on rugby tour if that helps ... Day to day i'm a healthy eater, so I highly doubt one gross McDonalds session is going to have tremendous health implications.

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A Wendy's triple is enough lol. I prefer eating the salads anywhere I go, or the chicken burgers. Way nicer.

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[quote name='Samboini' post='588780471' date='Aug 15 2007, 10:31']I was on rugby tour if that helps ... Day to day i'm a healthy eater, so I highly doubt one gross McDonalds session is going to have tremendous health implications.[/quote]

Ahh fair enough, I thought you meant you do it often. Yeah I suppose you're right - if it hasn't affected you yet I doubt it's going to.


By the way, 8 meat... i'm assuming that's the meat normally in cheeseburgers, not quater-pounders. Wouldn't it of made more sense to make a Double-Quater Pounder like we had in the UK for a bit.

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this story kinda annoys me, this has made it onto the 6:00 news in australia, and they've had expert opinions on a burger some kid would have ordered for a joke then uploaded the video to youtube, everyone knows if you ordered something that big its not good for you

the news here seems to search youtube for new stories everynight

this burger is not on the menu at all and the staff arn't told by the manager (if someone asks for a supersized quater pounder then its 8 paddies), its just a custom order the've just asked for a "2 pounder" which is 8 paddies

here is a video of a friend of a friend, i can count at least 10 paddies (looks like there are 2 more hidden)
[url="http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=983267"]http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseacti...;VideoID=983267[/url]


what im ranting about really is just how the news here is searching youtube for stories and its lame, if its news on the internet thats fine, but 6:00 news with experts called in to make there opinion, and they probably questioned macdonalds over it

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Attempting to control what customers can request at restaurants seems like a futile and inappropriate thing to impose. What's next, requirements that supermarkets sell only healthy foods to people who look obese? If people choose, deliberately, to order something which isn't on the menu, they should be allowed to do so.

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I thought it was funny, but not the sort of thing I'd want to try.

I think people just do these things in the hopes of getting themselves featured in NFN. ;)

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[quote name='Relativity_17' post='588780523' date='Aug 15 2007, 11:12']Attempting to control what customers can request at restaurants seems like a futile and inappropriate thing to impose. What's next, requirements that supermarkets sell only healthy foods to people who look obese? If people choose, deliberately, to order something which isn't on the menu, they should be allowed to do so.[/quote]

Mc Donalds should have some social responsibility and decide themselves not to serve a product which according to the article is three days worth of the daily amount of fat for a grown man.

Its kind of ironic seeing how Mc Donalds and co are trying to present themselves as healthy places to eat. Also im not anti-mcdonalds, as I do buy food from there often.

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[quote name='acnpt' post='588780542' date='Aug 15 2007, 06:34']Mc Donalds should have some social responsibility and decide themselves not to serve a product which according to the article is three days worth of the daily amount of fat for a grown man.

Its kind of ironic seeing how Mc Donalds and co are trying to present themselves as healthy places to eat. Also im not anti-mcdonalds, as I do buy food from there often.[/quote]

But what about the responsibility of the individual? When are we going to stop blaming the government and large corporations when we don't have to order the damn burger in the first place? There are other places to eat and other, more healthy items on McDonalds menu.

People should be allowed to order this if they want, but accept the responsibility of their actions. Sadly, too many people in this world are willing to sacrifice OUR options for the benefit of stupid people.

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[quote name='Alpha Drone' post='588780556' date='Aug 15 2007, 11:42']But what about the responsibility of the individual? When are we going to stop blaming the government and large corporations when we don't have to order the damn burger in the first place? There are other places to eat and other, more healthy items on McDonalds menu.

People should be allowed to order this if they want, but accept the responsibility of their actions. Sadly, too many people in this world are willing to sacrifice OUR options for the benefit of stupid people.[/quote]

Yeah but in the long wrong you'll have to pay for the stupidity of people who'll eat this all the time. For us in the UK taxes will go up to cover obesity related illnesses over in America your health insurance will increase

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after eating that everybody will be admitted to haspital

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It is hilarious when people slam companies for offering such meals. If they offer it, it is because some people out there are actually buying it, and I see nothing wrong with it. If you're feeling indulgent and want to have an unhealthy meal, do as you please...why should I care what other people are eating? Perhaps my perspective is skewed...

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hey why not, if your hungry... do it, i certainly dont care about calories and all that :p

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[quote name='funkymunky' post='588780569' date='Aug 15 2007, 06:52']Yeah but in the long wrong you'll have to pay for the stupidity of people who'll eat this all the time. For us in the UK taxes will go up to cover obesity related illnesses over in America your health insurance will increase[/quote]

I completely understand your point... but.... I would GLADLY pay higher health insurance premiums if it meant that the government (and businesses) would stop regulating my options. I'm a grown adult- I think I can make my own decisions.

Most likely, I would never order such a burger- but it's not McDonalds fault for offering it. The product wouldn't exist if there wasn't some demand for it.

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