Your eyes do not deceive you -- this nine-patty "T-Rex" Wendy's burger is real, but only at a single location in Brandon, a city in Canada's Manitoba province. A Reddit user recently posted the below image of the gargantuan sandwich, and HuffPost decided to investigate.
A call to the eatery revealed that the "T-Rex" allegedly came into being after a tongue-in-cheek ad featuring the burger, then fictional, appeared in a Sports Illustrated magazine as long as nine years ago. Customers began requesting the burger, and management at the Brandon Wendy's obliged.
An odd story, no? Although the "T-Rex" isn't on the location's official menu, a photo copy of the original Sports Illustrated ad is displayed in the restaurant and hungry patrons can order it for $21.99.
Oh, sexting. It's just such a slippery slope, right? I mean, on one end — you run a high risk of a provocative photo loose in the digital world. But on the other… holy hotness! Let's focus more on the latter here: exchanging lusty non-words with your significant other — especially if you're in a long distance relationship — can be both a healthy and effective way to keep that spark alive.
Still, there are obviously some regulations to keep in mind here, especially since sexy pics are so common these days. In our Dating in The Digital Age survey, 43% of you said you've sexted your dates and one-third have sent nude digital photos.
Luckily, Julie Spira — YourTango expert and founder of CyberDatingExpert.com— has made a career out of providing such schooling; below are her list of do's and don'ts when it comes to this erotically-charged form of communication.
We highly suggest you listen up — unless, you know, you want you're you-know-what flashing up on the 'nets. And it could certainly happen… right, Kim Kardashian?
1. Have The Talk
No, not that talk (although, given you're sexting, maybe you should consider that one too.) But do hash out a mutual agreement about the privacy of these sexts. "If still uneasy, take it a step further and agree to delete the sext messages once you're together with your sweetheart," Julie explains, "Make it a requirement and hope that he doesn't have a hidden file with your sexts that he shares with his buddies."
2. Do Not (Repeat DO NOT) Go Fully Nude:
Skip the birthday suit, folks. "Things to sext could include sexy photos, lingerie shots, but never full nude photos," Julie says, "This isn't a Penthouse spread, but a more personal and private communication."
3. No Head Shots
Save your pretty face for seeing him in person. "A sexy photo (man bare-chested, woman with heavy cleavage) can include a lead shot, but anything more, should be off-limits," Julie explains, "You wouldn't want to be recognized by a nosy neighbor and have your private sexts go viral." Nope, definitely not.
4. Keep It, Um, Somewhat Classy
Rule of thumb: "If you wouldn't want your parents to see the sext, then it shouldn't be shared digitally. Remember, men undress you with their eyes, so partially clothed shots will create the same excitement without the risks of being shared with his buddies on their Facebook pages." Not exactly a photo you'd want dozens of 'likes' on.
5. What Goes Around Comes Around … So Don't Be Vengeful!
You've heard the horror stories. Don't let it become a reality. "Sexting can create fabulous digital foreplay with your significant other, but remember, if the relationship goes south, there's a permanent digital footprint and you won't want that lusty moment when you were truly in love end up on a revenge porn site," Julie says. Cue gulp.
Daniel Metzgar has a bone to pick with his doctor.
The 44-year-old New Jersey trucker had an erection that lasted eight months, and said in court that his hard times were the result of a botched penile implant he received in December 2009, according to the Delaware News-Journal.
Metzgar won't stand up for this kind of abuse -- because he can't right now. After the surgery, he claimed in a new lawsuit that his scrotum grew to the size of a volleyball and his engorged pride got in the way of family events and motorcycle riding.
"I could hardly dance, with an erection poking my partner," Metzgar told jurors on Monday. "It’s not something you want to bring out at parties and show to friends."
The surgery equipped Metzgar with a three-piece inflatable implant, including cylinders that would fill with fluid should Metzgar use the pump embedded in his scrotum. He wanted the inflatable penis to help his relationship with his wife, Donna, Medical Daily reports.
He claims he was between a rock and a hard place unwillingly. But the Wilmington, Del. urologist who performed the surgery says Metzgar waited four months to complain about an infection, and then wouldn't bend for treatment until April 2010.
The prosthesis wouldn't be removed until August 2010, after tubing from the implant punctured his scrotum, Fox News reports.
Relief couldn't come soon enough, and Metzgar later got a replacement implant from another doctor. But he says Desperito won't get off easily, because he lost a great deal of sensation from the botched surgery. He became a hardened man, the lawsuit claims.
He and his wife are seeking unspecified damages. His attorney, Michael Hayden, stood firm with him, saying, "Dan is stuck in this position."