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News Crew Tries The One Chip Challenge On Live TV And It Doesn’t Go Well At All

The Channel 2 Denver Morning News team, especially anchor Natalie Tysdale, was taken on a trip to hell and back after taking on the infamous #OneChipChallenge live on camera.

The notorious #OneChipChallenge consists of eating an entire Carolina Reaper Madness Chip from Paqui. But before you mock those who suffer under the wrath of a single chip, it’s important to note that this year’s chips were made with Carolina Reaper peppers that clocked in at 1.9 million Scoville units AND are said to be 25% hotter than last year’s chip.

So having tried the challenge ourselves, we knew that the Channel 2 Denver team would not disappoint with their reaction. However, there was one anchor who stole the show: Natalie Tysdale.

You can see Tysdale cautiously inserting a part of the chip in her mouth while taking a selfie at the 1:13 mark and eventually meeting her inescapable demise a mere 30 seconds later at the 1:45 mark.

Some Reddit users found her reaction to be hilarious, while some wanted to see her on the First We Feast’s Hot One’s challenge.

But for those who are worried about her health, don’t worry, she’s alive and kicking. On her official Facebook, she wrote, “I thought I was okay until I had a drink of my coffee to wash down the chip. I threw up, couldn’t breathe and felt like fire was coming out of my mouth, nose and ears. I had a bottle of water, a glass of milk, a tablespoon of honey and 3 mints and still felt on fire. An hour later I had chills and a massive headache. Three hours have gone by and I feel like I was beat up in a dark alley.”

Sure, she got extremely physically ill, but she’s still, you know, fine. And even though Tysdale may have survived the challenge this time, we highly doubt that there’ll be a second go around.

Take on the challenge too, if you dare.

Fast Food News

This In-N-Out Location Closed Down After Potential Norovirus Incident

Say it isn’t so. Sad news coming from the Livermore front as an In-N-Out location there had just been shut down.

According to International Business Times, patrons of the fast food chain became ill after visiting the California location earlier this week. Nine members of a college softball team, who had grabbed some burgers at the restaurant, became sick with what health officials believe to be the norovirus. Because of this, the restaurant decided to voluntarily shut itself down until they figure out exactly what happened.

You may remember that same virus as the one that toppled Chipotle’s rising empire in the past few years. Hopefully, this isn’t the case.

In-N-Out’s Vice President of Operations, Denny Warnick, said in at statement that customers’ health and well-being is their number one concern.

He also added that the location will reopened once they are sure there are no further problems with the restaurant and that he apologized for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Details have yet to be revealed as to the actual cause of these illnesses, but we’ll keep you posted when the news develops.

While the company advises regulars to steer clear of the restaurant until further notice, it seems customers are ready to return happily as soon as the dust settles.

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Journalists Sent Pizza As Thanks For Their Coverage Of The Trump Administration

Reporters at the Washington Post were definitely not expecting this cheesy surprise.

The team at the internationally renowned news agency was treated to a pizza lunch by a GoFundMe campaign called “Pizza For The Newsroom,” according to the Washingtonian.

The campaign, started by former Atlanta-Journal Constitution writer Kevin Austin, is a way to say thanks to news organizations like the Post and the New York Times for their journalistic efforts and intense reporting over the course of the first few weeks of the President Trump’s administration.

“I think it would be a significant, personal gesture to reach out to them with the corny, cozy newsroom tradition of sending pizza to the newsroom. It’s a ritual we can share with others who want to salute them. My hope is that this impulsive project (an idea that came to me in the shower) will grow. PIZZA FOR EVERY NEWSROOM, because nothing says thank-you like a slice of pepperoni. They deserve our thanks.”

The campaign raised $7,800 in total, easily exceeding its goal of $2,000. Thus, they’ll be able to deliver pizza to the Post, the Times, and twenty other news organizations, including CNN, NPR, Reuters, and the Los Angeles Times’ Washington bureau. So far, pizza has only been sent to the Post and the Times, but Austin plans to roll out the rest of the pizza deliveries soon.

Austin’s efforts have led to a great showing of appreciation and recognition for the press community around the White House as they perform their exhausting and necessary job of reporting on all of the events surrounding the new President and his administration.

Their gallant efforts and important news articles definitely deserve at least a few free slices of pizza.

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[UPDATE] California Burger Chain SLATER’S 50/50 Is Selling SIX Of Their Restaurant Locations, NOT Closing


UPDATE: According to a statement by Scott Slater, the owner of Slater’s 50/50, he will be selling his six restaurants to an independent operator, not closing. 

Slater’s 50/50, a popular customizable burger parlor, will be selling all of their six restaurant locations, reported the OC Register earlier today.

We spoke to Scott Slater, owner of the Slater’s restaurant chain, who said he was definitely not closing down his Orange County locations as was previously reported. Rather, he’s stepping down as president of Slater’s 50/50 to allow a new restauranteur to spearhead the burger-slinging chain’s future.

Nothing’s happened with the concept. It’s still Slater’s 50/50, Slater told us.

Initially, it looked like closures were happening with Slater’s due to a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification notice which stated that the locations in Anaheim Hills, Huntington Beach, and San Diego would be permanently closing.

Slater assured that closures would not be happening, nor layoffs. Rather, the filing was made as a courtesy due to him selling restaurants to a new buyer.


Slater’s, founded in Anaheim Hill in 2009, was popularized by their ground bacon and beef burgers known as their staple 50/50 patties. Also, patrons could customize their entrees however they liked with an overabundance of decedent ingredients and cheeses. Personally, we just threw extra anchovies on our burgers and slathered it with garlic aioli.

Slater’s Anaheim Hills location, the first spot that opened, will be the first to undergo renovations and improvements from the new buyer. Slater himself, while not president, will remain the face of the company.

We’ll still be getting our anchovy bacon burger sometime within the next week, regardless, all this burger talk has got our stomachs riled up.

Hit-Or-Miss Humor News

How Two Idiots Accidentally Spent $1,100 On Sushi


Any lover of good quality sushi knows that if you’re going to enjoy toro or uni, you probably aren’t going to enjoy getting the bill. That’s the lesson that Vice contributor Chris Galletta and his friend Matt learned after eating at a New York sushi restaurant opened by a sushi chef trained by Jiro Ono, the greatest sushi master in the world.

Galletta and his friend Matt had planned to watch the play “Waiting for Godot” starring actors Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen. Before going to watch the play, however, the two friend’s decided to try what was supposed to be a great sushi place nearby. Galletta detailed his hilarious misadventure:

“Not too far from the theater, it turned out, one of Jiro’s protégés had opened his own sushi restaurant. It was supposed to be transcendent. And so it was decided: We would fill our bellies with potent, nutrient-dense raw fish and then listen to Magneto and Professor X say some old words.”


As they entered the restaurant, they were greeted by the extremely polite staff and were encouraged to sit at the bar. Jiro’s protégé, Toma, was there that night to serve the two what might be some of the best sushi in New York. They proceeded to enjoy themselves.

“We started with tuna, then fatty tuna. Then upped the stakes to toro. After each roll, the wait staff would remove our plates and bring new ones, along with a fresh set of hot towels. Chopsticks were discouraged and so were any dipping sauces. (Even soy sauce!) It was like being on Mars. Or perhaps like being in Japan.”

After the tuna, they moved on to uni:

“The uni was particularly good. Uni is sea urchin, which has a disarmingly soft consistency—imagine frozen yogurt that tastes like the bottom of a sailboat. I loved the stuff.”


But as the friends were enjoying themselves, the thought that this excellent food and service they were enjoying must come at a price.

“At a certain point, Matt leaned over to me and said, ‘This is gonna cost us.’ I agreed; the food was incredible and the service peerless.

“But we were prepared to pony up at least one hundred. Maybe 150.”

Amazing sushi served by a sushi chef trained by Jiro himself for just $150? Only a rookie would be so naive:

“When the bill came, we took a deep breath. ‘This is going to be more expensive than the tickets,’ I joked. We opened it together, like shitty Golden Globe presenters.

“The bill read one-one-zero-zero. Eleven hundred. One-thousand one-hundred. $1,100. Dollars.

“As I mentioned, I write for a living. I didn’t have $1,100. Matt didn’t either.”


As the two friends were slapped in the face with an unexpectedly large bill, they panicked trying to think about what they would do next.

“My immediate reaction was that it was a misprint. ‘No, no, we need the bill in regular dollars,’ I said, assuming the number in front of me was in yen. The place was authentic, why stop at the bill? Alas, it was eleven hundred American dollars. The wait staff, to their credit, calmly pointed out that the bill was correct and what had really happened here was that the uni was ‘fresh.’”

A piece of the fresh uni they so enjoyed had easily racked up $100 each. Galletta contemplated jumping out the window to escape the bill, but Matt had a more rational plan:

“Matt had a plan. ‘Here’s what we’ll do,’ he said. ‘I’ll put it all on my credit card. Then I’ll call the card company, and I’ll fight it. I’ll fight the purchase.’”

Then another panicked thought dawned on them:

“‘Shit. We can’t not tip them.’ And of course, he was right. The service was first-rate. What’s 20 percent on top of $1,100? More than my last week’s worth of food, easily.”

A bill for $1,100 plus $220 for tip. The painful numbers continued to traumatize the friends as they headed to the theater to watch the play:

“On the walk to the theater, Matt kept mumbling ‘… gonna fight it, that’s all… fight the purchase…’ I walked to an ATM right after the theater and took that very large sum out of my savings account and paid him cash.”

“We agreed next time we’d just order a pizza and watch X-Men, because I still don’t remember a word of that fucking play.”

The lesson here is that good sushi, and I mean THE BEST, served omakase by a chef trained by THE BEST sushi master in the world, at a restaurant in New York City, no less, is NEVER going to be cheap.

Still, it makes for a hilarious and lifelong story to tell.

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Health Hit-Or-Miss News

The Sugar Industry Quietly Paid Harvard Scientists To Make Fat Look Bad, 50 Years Ago


Sit back and listen to his sweet piece of sugar news. NPR reports that in the 1960s, the sugar industry funded research that played down how dangerous sugar was and shifted the blame of heart disease to fat.

A recent article published by JAMA Internal Medicine, sheds some light on what transpired 50 years ago. Through internal documents, the article shows that an industry group called the Sugar Research Foundation was trying to disprove the role of sugar in heart disease.

Around that time, there had been concerns about sugar being a possible contributor to the coronary illness. In an effort to quell the issue, the SRF took action.

In 1965, the SRF sponsored a report from Harvard nutrition professors that essentially said there wasn’t much of a link between sugar and heart disease. Instead, that report shifted the blame to fat and heart disease. There was not even any mention at all that the sugar industry had sponsored it.

We know today that too much sugar essentially leads to weight gain and diabetes, significantly contributing to the risk of heart disease.

Now we can’t help but wonder what else is low-key bad for us. Fortunately, it’s almost time for lunch and we’re grabbing some BBQ. Nothing healthier than some good all-American red meat.

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Happy Birthday Isai Rocha: A Compilation Of The Web’s Most Offensive Food Writer


Today is fellow Foodbeast Isai Rocha’s 28th birthday and I completely forgot to get him a card. Because of that, we’re gonna take a look at some of the Kanye West of burrito eating’s greatest food stories.

You may know Isai as the People editor, cornering stories like Gordon Ramsay v. Bobby Flay and why a chicken diet bummed Matt Damon out so much.

Check out this dude’s collective mixtape. Here’s to 28 more years of burritos, burgers and fire stories, Isai.

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Edibles Accidentally Get 19 Kids Sick At A Quinceanera

SFWhat started off as a sweet, fun party for many, almost ended in what could have been an unfortunate tragedy, as marijuana-laced gummy candy caused 19 people to get sick at a quinceañera in San Francisco, with most of the victims being children.

According to the LA Times, the affected party-goers presented signs and symptoms comparable to those who have ingested weed edibles: lethargy, high blood pressure, dizziness, confusion and nausea. More than 68% of the people affected were 18 years old or younger.

The party took place at the Women’s Building in the Mission District of San Francisco and officials are now investigating the catering company to make sure they, or anyone who assisted the party didn’t provide the weed edibles intentionally.

Dr. Thomas Argon, a health officer in San Francisco stated, “If these candies are confirmed as edible marijuana, then this event is a strong warning about the dangers of edibles, which can be very potent and hard to control in dosage in the best circumstances.” Argon added, “A situation like this, where they were consumed by unsuspecting people — and many children — is greatly concerning.”


The candies were tested and it was later confirmed that they did, in fact, contain THC, which is the primary psychoactive ingredient in marijuana.

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“We want to make sure from this perspective this wasn’t an intentional act by the caterer or anyone who attended the party,” SFPD Ofc. Grace Gatpandan said.

In the last couple of years, with the ongoing discussion of the legalization of marijuana throughout various states, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released several reports on the potential dangers of the consumption of marijuana-infused edibles.

As of now the San Francisco Police Department has not released the catering company’s name and are proceeding with further investigation.