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TiggerNits

Yankee vampire living off the blood of the poor
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I'm suspicious about that actually being true, because in some countries, a Big Mac is going to cost a lot more in terms of local currency because it and McDonald's in general is considered an exotic import of some sort. Or the country is protectionist. So a local item of comparable nutritional value might be much cheaper, whereas in the U.S. much of what McDonald's sells is literally subsidized by the government.
I've traveled to a lot of places, no where I've been, which includes a decent amount of 3rd world nations in Africa, Asia and Latin America, was McDonalds liked upon as exotic.

At least not after the wall had come down for a few years.
 
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yoshitsune

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The Judo technique of the swallow reversal, or tsubame gaeshi, is named after a famed sword technique invented by master swordsman Sasaki Kojiro. Kojiro is famous for being Miyamoto Musashi's greatest rival and dying in the duel against him on Ganryu Island. His sword, the Monohoshizao, which means laundry-drying pole, was a nodachi, a large two-handed field sword, it is said that Kojiro was so strong that he was able to wield it with the same finesse and quickness that a regular swordsman wielded a katana, a regular longsword of the period.
The technique itself has been lost with time, but possible reconstructions describe it as a technique where the sword would be sliced downwards and then quickly upwards.
 

Smaug's Smokey Hole

Epic has the right idea.
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I'm suspicious about that actually being true, because in some countries, a Big Mac is going to cost a lot more in terms of local currency because it and McDonald's in general is considered an exotic import of some sort. Or the country is protectionist. So a local item of comparable nutritional value might be much cheaper, whereas in the U.S. much of what McDonald's sells is literally subsidized by the government.
McDonalds have a heavy presence and is still viewed as the same trash in Norway as it is everywhere else, it's not more expensive than other places though so the index makes sense. It should be noted that the min. wage at McD was ~$17/hour over ten years ago and it was a McD salary, so not great. At that time a Big Mac meal cost ~$10-12 there, which was about the same as Burger King, those are cheap places with set prices. Independent shit shacks that puts corn on a cheeseburger could be more expensive and way up north a shitty burger and fries cost 15 bucks - 20 years ago. The identical Big Mac meal across the border was maybe ~$7.50, that includes BK's equivalent.

The purchasing power on a Norwegian salary is insane when it comes to imported goods, those costs roughly the same as in the rest of europe. With the exception of cars because there's a huge fee on those.

In places like Thailand and Vietnam western franchises like McD and Starbucks will keep close to western prices (probably) because they're catering to western tourists, so that's where the index falls apart.
 

ToroidalBoat

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If you poured a box of noodles into a liquid hydrocarbon lake on Titan, the noodles wouldn't go soggy. Noodles are "water-based" and absorb water. Liquid hydrocarbons are more like oil.

(Saw this thing in a video with crackers and liquid hydrocarbon.)
 

Goofy Logic

Is this thing working right?
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After returning home from World War 1, E. W. Bullard worked at his father's company, the E. D Bullard Company, that sold supplies and equipment for mine workers. Realizing a greater need for safety in the mines, and inspired by the helmet he wore in the military, he created the first hard hat by laminating layers of glue-covered canvas.

It caught the attention of the US Navy in 1919 as protection for dock workers, and they were made mandatory in the construction of the Hoover Dam in 1933.
 
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