McDonald’s is an American staple. Whether you dine there or not, you can’t deny its popularity. There are more than 31,000 McDonald’s restaurants worldwide serving dollar menuaires everywhere. According to AOL News, some aren’t too pleased with McDonald’s world domination. Like a blast from the Salem witch trials past, a group of artists and activists in Finland staged a Ronald McDonald beheading. The activists are a part of the “Food Liberation Army” and kidnapped the Ronald McDonald statue from its Helsinki, Finland location after showing false documentation. Neither McDonalds nor the police could save Ronald McDonald before he met his match with a custom-made guillotine. The slightly disturbing “Saw” style kidnapping videos can be found at www.freeronald.org and an interview with a member of the Food Liberation Army can be found on www.npr.org.
Beard-growing, beer-drinking and buck-naked Belgians
After the amazing revolution in Egypt, citizens in Belgium are doing the same, kind of. According to BBC News and AOL News, Belgians continue their presenting a tongue-in-cheek type of revolution. Feb. 17 marked the country’s wait for a government at 249 days after its deadlock June elections. As an homage to the event, 249 Belgians plan to get naked in Ghent. Also, free beer and French fries will be served in various cities. As if that isn’t cool enough, one of Belgium’s most popular actors, Benoit Poelvoorde, has started the initiative of growing a beard for Belgium. Like the popular “No Shave November,” Belgians will hide their razors until a government exists.