【Thursday Throwback】We Cook a Big Mac Value Meal in a Rice Cooker, Triumphant Results

【Thursday Throwback】We Cook a Big Mac Value Meal in a Rice Cooker, Triumphant Results

The rice cooker. Not only does this convenient little machine prepare a pot of rice with just the push of a button, but it can also be used to steam vegetables, bake cakes, and much more! Our researchers here at RocketNews24 have been working around the clock to uncover the true potential of the rice cooker by testing a number of bold, innovative recipes . Today, we’d like to share what is perhaps the most exciting find of our research thus far: a Big Mac, french fries and chicken nuggets taste amazing when cooked in a rice cooker.

Thursday Throwback is your peek into the archives of RocketNews24, featuring articles from back when we were just getting started. We’d hate for you to miss any of the quality quirky news from Asia and Japan just because you recently stumbled upon our site. And if you’re a devout RN24 reader, thanks for sticking around! Enjoy this blast from the past!

(Originally posted on December 12, 2011 )

When we first tried this recipe, we were blown away by how miraculously well this unconventional combination came out, and therefore decided to name it the “McDonald’s Miracle Steamed Rice,” or “McMiracle Rice.”

We’ve included the recipe for you to try at home as well as a step-by-step picture guide.

McDonald’s Miracle Steamed Rice

1. Wash rice
【Thursday Throwback】We Cook a Big Mac Value Meal in a Rice Cooker, Triumphant Results*Steaming too much rice will weaken the flavor so we recommend keeping the amount to 1-2 cups. Add water after washing the rice thoroughly.

2. Add McDonald’s french fries
【Thursday Throwback】We Cook a Big Mac Value Meal in a Rice Cooker, Triumphant Results*Place on top of the rice in the water. The fries will begin to absorb the water, but you will add Coca Cola to compensate later so there’s no need to add more.

3. Add Big Mac
【Thursday Throwback】We Cook a Big Mac Value Meal in a Rice Cooker, Triumphant Results*We recommend removing the bottom bun from the Big Mac before placing it in the pot to prevent it from getting soggy. Leaving the top bun on is optional, but should be removed after cooking if it absorbs too much moisture during the steaming process.

4. Add chicken nuggets
【Thursday Throwback】We Cook a Big Mac Value Meal in a Rice Cooker, Triumphant Results
*Be sure to add an appropriate amount of ketchup after placing the chicken nuggets in the pot! We cannot stress enough how important the ketchup is to this recipe. After following step 2, it’s not like you have anything to lose anyways.

5. Top off the water with Coca Cola ZERO
【Thursday Throwback】We Cook a Big Mac Value Meal in a Rice Cooker, Triumphant Results*Be sure not to use regular Coca Cola as it causes your McMiracle Rice to turn out too sweet.

6. Start the rice cooker
【Thursday Throwback】We Cook a Big Mac Value Meal in a Rice Cooker, Triumphant Results*Use the standard setting you normally use when cooking regular white rice. It may take a little longer to cook than usual, but we guarantee it will be worth the wait.

7. Lovin’ it
【Thursday Throwback】We Cook a Big Mac Value Meal in a Rice Cooker, Triumphant Results*Before you dig in, check the buns to make sure they’re not soggy. If you’ve got soggy buns, take them out, put them in a frying pan and make some french toast. If your buns managed to keep relatively dry during the steaming process, you’ve got something to work with. Squeeze some more ketchup on for an even better taste.

We know that some of you out there are thinking that this is just a waste of a perfectly good McDonald’s meal. But think about this: how many people do you think accused Sir Alexander Flemming of wasting perfectly good mold when he invented penicillin? While McMiracle Rice isn’t quite as revolutionary as the invention of penicillin, we’re not lying when we say this is a damn good recipe.

Of course, you don’t have to take our word for it; give it a try and let us know what you think!

Photos: RocketNews24

▼You may also use BBQ sauce for a spicy Southwest flavor【Thursday Throwback】We Cook a Big Mac Value Meal in a Rice Cooker, Triumphant Results

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【Thursday Throwback】We Cook a Big Mac Value Meal in a Rice Cooker, Triumphant Results

【Thursday Throwback】We Cook a Big Mac Value Meal in a Rice Cooker, Triumphant Results

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【Thursday Throwback】We Cook a Big Mac Value Meal in a Rice Cooker, Triumphant Results

Top 10 Marvel Superheroes Who Probably Have Weird Penises

The new, full-length trailer for Ant-Man is finally here, and it’s visible to the naked eye.

We all know Ant-Man is marvel’s smallest superhero, but do you know he is on another weird ranking list?

Well, I’m telling you straight: the incredible shrinking man comes in the second place of the list of the Top 10 Marvel superheroes who probably have weird penises. Congratulations?

10. Spider-Man

Top 10 Marvel Superheroes Who Probably Have Weird Penises

Interestingly enough, Spider-Man’s origin story does not specifically mention any changes to his genitals.

We do know that he grew much stronger overall (possibly relevant) and that he can stick to things (definitely relevant). It’s not only his hands and feet that can stick to walls, it’s his entire body.

Essentially, this means he can lift large objects, like a briefcase or some lumber, with his super-strong penis. This has rarely come up in the comic.

9.Wolverine

Top 10 Marvel Superheroes Who Probably Have Weird Penises

As seen in the recent film The Wolverine, old James Howlett (aka Logan, aka Wolverine) can regenerate any part of his body, including his bones, and including his boners. Much like his claws, were his phallus to be chopped off, he would quickly grow a new one.

Wolverine should consider himself lucky that the Weapon X project didn’t simply use him as a factory for creating infinite transplant dicks to sell to victims of unfortunate accidents.

8.Juggernaut

Top 10 Marvel Superheroes Who Probably Have Weird Penises

This mutant stands 9’5″ and 1900 pounds. Either his penis is proportional to his body, and thus hilariously too large to be sexually practical, or it is an average human penis size, and thus hilariously too small for his giant body. In either case, it’s hilarious, which explains why he’s so pissed off all the time.

7.Galactus

Top 10 Marvel Superheroes Who Probably Have Weird Penises

The Destroyer of Planets, Lord Galactus, is not actually a Caucasian man in armor who stands taller than the planet Earth. The way he appears is subjective to the observer, and most comics writers are White men. Skrulls would see him as a giant Skrull in armor. His junk is as large as you imagine it, and the answer will reveal things you never knew about yourself.

6.Thanos

Top 10 Marvel Superheroes Who Probably Have Weird Penises

It’s purple, right?

5.M.O.D.O.K.

Top 10 Marvel Superheroes Who Probably Have Weird Penises

M.O.D.O.K.’s proportions lend themselves to a strange naked body under all that armor, so one might wonder what his M.O.D.I.K. looks like.

But do not Google “MODOK without armor” or you will see a fan-made comic in which a naked M.O.D.O.K. smooches women in a hot tub. You will not un-see this image.

4.Silver Surfer

Top 10 Marvel Superheroes Who Probably Have Weird Penises

Where is his dick?

3.Mr. Fantastic

Top 10 Marvel Superheroes Who Probably Have Weird Penises

Compared to the Thing’s probably-rocky Little Thing and the Human Torch’s likely-to-ignite-upon-excitement…lower torch, Mr. Fantastic got the best deal when it comes to cosmic radiation penis mutation.

In addition to being able to stretch his member to any size, Reed Richards can most likely contort it in a variety of shapes and directions, as he does with his weird neck and arms.

Plus, he could easily have sex in the bedroom and work in the lab at the same time. Efficient!

2. Ant-Man

Top 10 Marvel Superheroes Who Probably Have Weird Penises

You thought you were worried about shrinkage!

1.The Hulk

Top 10 Marvel Superheroes Who Probably Have Weird Penises

Common sense would dictate that the Hulk’s dong is green; we can all agree on that. But if it’s proportional, shouldn’t there be a huge bulge in those shorts that are straining to keep from tearing? With that level of adrenaline, shouldn’t he be erect upon transformation? How come the Hulk doesn’t run around trying to fuck volcanoes?

Top 10 Marvel Superheroes Who Probably Have Weird Penises

Top 10 Celebrities Who Look Like Animals

Before you get all offended that we are making fun of these celebrities’ physical features, we should point out that looking like an animal is not a bad thing. Here are 10 famous public figures who look like animals.

10. Taylor Lautner – Alpaca

Top 10 Celebrities Who Look Like Animals
This juxtaposition gives pretty-boy a new perspective.

9. Jesse Plemons – Lion

Top 10 Celebrities Who Look Like Animals
It’s those big lips and teeth, along with his strawberry-blond locks, that roar Simba to us!

8. Paul Giamatti – Pig

Top 10 Celebrities Who Look Like Animals
Howard Stern got it right, Pig Vomit!

7. Jamie Hyneman – Walrus

Top 10 Celebrities Who Look Like Animals
Mythbuster’s host, Jamie Hyneman not only looks like a walrus, he sounds like one too.

6. Jack Black – French Bulldog

Top 10 Celebrities Who Look Like Animals
Black’s oversize figure, round face and dark facial hair just scream French bulldog. And while we think he does have a little bit more hair, he’s certainly just as lovable!

5. Adrien Brody – Toucan

Top 10 Celebrities Who Look Like Animals
We’re not sure what he’s been up to since “The Pianist,” but we do know one thing: If Toucan Sam ever needs time off, Brody’s dark eyes and long nose would make him the perfect fill-in.

4. Renee Zellweger – Bunny

Top 10 Celebrities Who Look Like Animals
While her shy personality does fit this animal well, it’s her high cheekbones, button nose and squinty eyes that make us think of the Easter Bunny when watching “Bridget Jones’s Diary.”

3. Snoop Dogg – Doberman Pinscher

Top 10 Celebrities Who Look Like Animals
We think he favors a different kind of canine species: a Doberman pinscher. His long ears and thin nose mirror the dog’s key features.

2. Jim Carrey – Monkey

Top 10 Celebrities Who Look Like Animals
He must not of evolved as fast as the rest of us.

1. Mr. Bean – Owl

Top 10 Celebrities Who Look Like Animals
Good lord! Mr. Bean can certainly turn a face.

Top 10 Celebrities Who Look Like Animals

Japan’s newest models are all about their busts: Classical statues reimagined as fashion idols

Japan’s newest models are all about their busts: Classical statues reimagined as fashion idols

From hyperactive pear fairies to gross mushrooms , it seems that Japanese consumers have an appreciation for the unusual. Of course, it can be hard to predict exactly what will win hearts and minds, but that won’t stop people from trying to kickstart the newest craze.

Kadokawa, a publishing company among other things, Zarigani Works, a toy and merchandise production company, and Holbein, an arts materials company, have teamed up to turn classical statues into the latest hot items. They still haven’t revealed all the items they’ll be producing and it remains to be seen just how many people actually want products with Hermes’s statuesque face emblazoned on it, but you can’t blame them for trying!

ギフトショーに来ています。カドカワさんブースに彼らがいました! #石膏ボーイズ http://t.co/uVRoDvQJJb


ホルベイン 画材 (@HolbeinArt) February 06, 2015

Meet the Sekko Boys, or “Plaster Boys,” if translated literally, the faces of Kadokawa’s newest goods lineup. As you can see in the tweet above, the company has tapped into the deep history of Europe to find the most beautiful men possible!

▼ They even have the four gents performing! Kind of…

ライブスタート!! #いしぼ http://t.co/uKIy6IosZ2


石膏ボーイズ【公式】 (@sekkoboys) March 13, 2015

While you may find the idea of replicas of ancient statues as heartthrobs absurd at best, we’d like to remind you that virtual idol Hatsune Miku exists. She is arguably more popular than most flesh-and-blood idols at this point (and although she can probably sing better than Mars)!

The lineup of Sekko Boys is somewhat more diverse than you might expect, though we were sad to see Socrates didn’t make the cute. Maybe his beard didn’t test well with potential audiences.

You can see the full lineup, which consists of Mars, Medici, Hermes, and Saint George, in the video below

The video doesn’t actually mention what goods or merchandise will be available, only that we should prepare to empty our wallets come April. However, their official Facebook page has photos of buttons that have been prepared with the faces of the four Sekko Boys. We have to say that anyone whose profile includes “God of War” has a clear advantage over the others though…

There will be other products available as well. In the photo below, which was taken at JAWA-SHOW, an industry-only event for retailers and distributors, you can see books, postcards, and a number of other items. It’s not clear if you’ll be able to buy actual busts, but they might be decent replacements for boyfriend pillows .

So far, the online reaction seems to be pretty favorable.

“The Sekko Boys are amazing. It’s actually kind of surprising.”
“I can’t help wondering if the Sekko Boys are supposed to be considered ‘foreign media personalities.’”
“Sekko Boys?! I want to collect some of the Medichi items.”
“It’s inevitable that I’m going to get hooked on the Sekko Boys. Stop it, please!”

Well, we’re not sure how we feel about these plaster boys yet. Maybe if they had used Mr. Sato , we could get behind this more. Come on! He’d look great as a statue!

Sources: Facebook (Sekko Boys) , YouTube , Naver Matome
Images: Facebook (Sekko Boys)

Japan’s newest models are all about their busts: Classical statues reimagined as fashion idols

Top 10 Badly Dressed World Leaders

A lot of world leaders, even ones from wealthy and developed countries, dress terribly and often look like a hot mess.

Both living and passed leaders can fit this description, and there is a wealth of material on both.

Here, let’s take a look at the Top 10 worst-dressed world leaders. And Sorry, Kim Jong-un, though you have a sweet Panama hat , you’re still on the list.

10. Richard Nixon

Top 10 Badly Dressed World Leaders

Um, wow. Well, first of all, check out how high up his pants are. How can he breathe? Seriously, the U.S. President could not find any better gear to wear than this bought-on-sale-from Marshall’s ensemble?

9. Muammar Gaddaffi

Top 10 Badly Dressed World Leaders

In addition to being the former feared and despotic maniacal leader of Libya, this dictator likes to wear women’s makeup apparently.

8. Hugo Chavez

Top 10 Badly Dressed World Leaders

Here’s the former Venezuelan president with fellow lefty extremists, the Castro brothers, in a track suit with his country’s colors adorned proudly.

Yeah, represent your hood, but damn …

7. Kim Jong Il

Top 10 Badly Dressed World Leaders

Here is the late North Korean dictator suspiciously eyeing some pizza dough like he has never seen it before, does not trust it and suspects it of containing poison.

Hey, like Joseph Heller wrote in “Catch 22,” just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t after you.

6. Mao Zedong

Top 10 Badly Dressed World Leaders

Here he is in the usual Communist leader standard-issue green military outfit looking very stylish.

And in the picture it seems he is “voting” — for some new clothes, perhaps.

5. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Top 10 Badly Dressed World Leaders

This frightening Holocaust denier and former president of Iran is a man of the people. Here he is pictured taking the bus to work.

Hopefully the commute won’t be delayed by traffic or someone would be in serious trouble for sure. I’ve heard despots can be very serious about getting to work on time. After all, freedom can’t crush itself.

4. John Howard

Top 10 Badly Dressed World Leaders

This former Australian Prime Minister doesn’t seem like he likes to smile, in fact, it appears quite painful for him.

And what is he holding in the left picture anyway? Is it a cricket bat or some Aussie butt-hitting ritual implement, similar to the boot that famously kicked Bart Simpson in the rear after he offended the entire nation?

3. Fidel Castro

Top 10 Badly Dressed World Leaders

Give the man credit, when Castro found a look he liked, he stuck it through until the end.

The drab, olive-green military look never goes out of style — for dictators at least.

2. Kim Jong-un

Top 10 Badly Dressed World Leaders

Keeping a beleaguered population in line is a full-time job for North Korea ’s Dear Leader.

When the day has ended and all the torture and propaganda is done, he obviously likes to get some fresh air on the terrace and show off that terrible, just awful haircut.

He likes expensive imported European cheeses, but can’t find someone in a country of millions that can give him a good trim? I hope he didn’t tip. Or maybe he figured not locking up the barber was generous enough?

1. Vladimir Putin

Top 10 Badly Dressed World Leaders

This scary leader is probably one of that last people who should be photographed brandishing a weapon. Maybe he was thinking, “Hey, I’m not perceived as intimidating or macho enough.” Actually, ahem, correction, no one wants to try you, Mr. Putin. I think we are all clear that you are a badass.

Sorry, Presidents!

(source:theblot.com)

See Also: Top 10 Presidents Who Were Super Hot When They Were Young

Top 10 Badly Dressed World Leaders

Top 10 Longest Running Anime Series of All Time

Anime has been around for a long time.

There are some series that have such a detailed story which goes in depth with the theme, genre, or characters in the series.

Here is a selection of the top 10 longest running anime series that are still ongoing,

10. Naruto : Shippuden

Top 10 Longest Running Anime Series of All Time

Aired: Feb. 15, 2007 – Ongoing

Naruto: Shippuden continues the story from the 28th volume of the manga Naruto.

The series is about a young boy who becomes the host of a great power known as the Nine-Tails of the Tailed Beasts.

Not knowing of this power inside him, he is treated like an outcast by the village until he can gain their trust and fulfill his dream of becoming the next Hokage.

Finding out he’s not the only one playing host to these Tailed Beasts, a dangerous group sets out to gather all nine of the Tailed Beast to unleash the powerful Ten-Tailed beast and bring about the destruction of mankind.

9. Doraemon (2005)

Top 10 Longest Running Anime Series of All Time

Aired: Apr. 15th, 2005 – Ongoing

The 2005 version of Doraemon is the most recent series which is based on the Fujiko Fujio manga under the same name.

This anime is about a cat-like robot who suddenly appears in the present to guides a young boy towards the right path in his life in order to secure his future.

Follow the young boy and his friends through an experience of life events surrounded by dumb and naive decisions.

8. One Piece

Top 10 Longest Running Anime Series of All Time

Aired: Oct. 20th, 1999 – Ongoing

One Piece is the adaptation of the Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda.

The anime follows the action pack adventure of a young man whose body develops the abilities of rubber after consuming a Devil Fruit.

Learn about him and his crew of pirates as they explore the vast ocean in search of the ultimate treasure, sought out by every pirate, called One Piece.

Obtaining this treasure, will make the young man the next Pirate King!

7. Detective Conan

Top 10 Longest Running Anime Series of All Time

Aired: Jan. 8th, 1996 – Ongoing

Detective Conan is the based on the detective manga series written and illustrated by Gosho Aoyama.

This anime follows a young man who is transformed into a child after some members of a crime syndicate force him to ingest an experimental poison in order to kill him without leaving any kind of evidence.

Going under a different alias, the young man continues his life as a detective while investigating the syndicate and looking for a cure to his transformation.

6. Crayon Shin-chan

Top 10 Longest Running Anime Series of All Time

Aired: Apr. 13th, 1992 – Ongoing

Crayon Shin-chan is the adaptation of the Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yoshito Usui.

The series follows a five-year-old boy and his parents, as well as, his baby sister, dog, neighbors, and friends.

The creator Usui, actually died a few years back and since then, the manga had formally ended on Feb. 5th, 2010.

Although, a few months before it ended, a new manga was announced to continue with the help of the members from Usui’s team called, New Crayon Shin-chan.

5. Chibi Maruko-chan

Top 10 Longest Running Anime Series of All Time

Aired: Jan. 8th, 1995 – Ongoing

This series shows simple and everyday life of a little girl living in Japan during 1974.

The show actually is a depiction of the author, Momoko Sakura, in the former city of Shimizu, now known as Shizuoka City which is her birthplace.

The author’s intentions for the manga was to write essays in the style of manga which were inspired by family, friends, and incidents in her life.

This began the development of the anime when the manga gained a huge following.

4. Sore Ike! Anpanman

Top 10 Longest Running Anime Series of All Time

Aired: Oct. 3rd, 1988 – Ongoing

This anime is an adaptation of the Japanese picture book series written by Takashi Yanase, who is now deceased.

The show holds the Guinness World Record for highest number of characters in the animated franchise, a total of 1,768.

The series is pretty much about Anpanman fighting with Baikinman and helping the citizens of the town.

Always on patrol around the house of Uncle Jam, Anpanman is a symbol of justice which he fights for everyday.

3. Prince Mackaroo (Ojarumaru (japanese))

Top 10 Longest Running Anime Series of All Time

Aired: Oct. 5th, 1998 – Ongoing

This Japanese manga series created by Rin Inumaru, is one of the longest running anime series of all time.

The series follows and focuses on the adventures of a five-year-old prince who has a weakness for creme caramel.

After becoming bored in his kingdom, he is lured into another world by a sound coming from a ukulele played by the king of said world.

Once he arrived, he steals the king’s scepter and falls into a hole and time-warped to the present time.

2. Nintama Rantarou

Top 10 Longest Running Anime Series of All Time

Aired: Apr. 10th, 1993 – Ongoing

This anime is the adaptation of the manga series Rakudai Ninja Rantaro, written and illustrated by Sobe Amako.

The series has an extensive amount of misplaced references of history specifically for comedic use, centering on a nominal character and his friends while attending school to become an elite ninja.

In a secret location, the students go through grades 1 through 6, which are divided in three classes known as I-gumi, Ro-gumi and Ha-gumi.

There are several situations of comedy where the characters break the fourth wall, such as interacting with the author or interrupting scenes in the series.

1. Sazae-san

Top 10 Longest Running Anime Series of All Time

Aired: Oct. 5th, 1969 – Ongoing

Sazae-san was a Japanese comic, known as Japan’s most beloved comic strip, holding the Guinness World Record for longest running anime series in history.

First starting out as a typical comic, the main character showed interest in herself by dressing up in kimonos and makeup in hopes of meet the man of her dreams.

It then became about herself bossing her husband around, confrontations with the neighbors and even becoming a feminist.

With the stories revolving around the dynamics of a large family, it also show appreciation to the little things that life can bring.

To be honest, it’s hard to believe some of these series are still going on!

Top 10 Longest Running Anime Series of All Time