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ICYMI: The Inventor Of The Big Mac, Who Never Received Royalties, Has Passed Away

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  • Jim Delligatti, who is credited with inventing the Big Mac, has died at age 98. You know what's crazy? He claims he'd never received royalties for his creation. You know what's crazier? He also says he's eaten a Big Mac at least once each week for decades. Are burgers the true fountain of life?
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  • The labels of homeopathic medicine will now have to state that the concoctions are based on, uh, science that's "not accepted by most modern medical experts."
  • Who's got better food? L.A. or New York City? Eddie Huang says that, hands down, L.A. takes the prize.
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