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Burger King’s ‘Black Burger’ Even Has Black Cheese

Burger King's 'Black Burger' Even Has Black Cheese

Who knows how many cheeseburger-noshing rules will be broken by this new sandwich from Burger King, but hey—anything’s better than meat-scented perfume, right? BK Japan’s “Kuro Burger” (or “Black Burger”) is apparently hitting restaurants there on Sept. 19, according to promotional images shown on the restaurant’s Facebook page. The “goth-like” burger, as the Guardian calls it, will feature beef patties coated in black pepper, black cheese and buns made with bamboo charcoal, and an onion-garlic topping made with (wait for it) squid ink, Narinari.com reports via Kotaku. Read more on Newser…

Driver: George Zimmerman Threatened To Shoot Me

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George Zimmerman is making headlines again, and these ones aren’t good, either. A man in Lake Mary, Fla., says Zimmerman threatened to shoot him in a road rage confrontation, then showed up two days near the man’s work site, reports the Orlando Sentinel. Though he called police, who arrived and confirmed that it was indeed Zimmerman, the other man declined to press charges and Zimmerman wasn’t arrested. Officers briefly confiscated a handgun from Zimmerman, who was acquitted last year in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, but returned it to him, shook hands, and sent him on his way. Read more on Newser…

Why You Should Nap After Coffee

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Debating between a cup of joe or a short nap to make it through your Friday? Perhaps you should try both. Scientists say a “coffee nap”—having a coffee and then a 20-minute nap—will allow for maximum alertness when you wake, Vox reports. Yes, caffeine and sleep are basically polar opposites, but it takes about 20 minutes for the caffeine in coffee to go to work in your brain. There’s more to it than simply killing those 20 minutes, though. It has to do with how sleep and caffeine interact with a molecule in the brain called adenosine, which makes us feel drowsy. Essentially, a nap that ends just as the caffeine kicks in clears the brain of the molecule and has us raring to go. Read more on Newser…

Cat Lives Secret Life With 2 Families

Cat Lives Secret Life With Two Families

Alice Alexander probably had no idea that the name she gave her new Siamese cat 14 years ago would prove so prescient. She called him “Ming,” because he liked to mingle—so much so that he has been going back and forth between her New Zealand home and another one for more than a decade, effectively combining two of its nine lives to live a double one, reports Stuff NZ. Alexander and the Smith family, who call the cat Cleo, are now fighting over ownership of the vagabond kitty, who apparently sees nothing wrong with two-timing each one, notes Gawker. Read more on Newser…

Teacher Suspended Over Ferguson Shooting ‘Skit’

Teacher Suspended Over Ferguson Shooting Skit

An Alabama teacher has been suspended without pay after a lesson this week that had parents fuming. An unidentified female teacher at Selma’s Brantley Elementary was discussing current affairs with her sixth-grade class when a student brought up the Michael Brown shooting, the superintendent tells the Selma-Times Journal. That’s when the teacher reportedly told students to research the shooting, including where each bullet hit Brown, before the class re-enacted the event in what one parent calls an “absurd” skit, per the New York Daily News—though it isn’t clear if the teacher was the one to suggest that idea. Read More On Newser…

More Unmarried Women Over Age 35 Having Babies

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Although the birth rate for unmarried women has been slowly declining, middle-aged American women aren’t waiting to tie the knot before having kids. According to recent CDC data, birth rates for unmarried females between the ages of 35 and 39 rose a substantial 48% between 2002 and 2012. Read more on Newser…

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