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McDonald's is moving to clear Heinz ketchup out of its system. The fast food chain says it has started the process of moving to other vendors. McD's is splitting with Heinz because the former CEO of Burger King has been hired to run the H.J. Heinz Co. And he also serves as vice chairman of the board of Burger King. McDonald's operates more than 34,000 locations around the globe.
There may be two and a half feet between him and his wife, but world's tallest man Sultan Kosen is on cloud nine after meeting the woman of his dreams. The Turkish farmer -- who at 8-feet, 3-inches, dwarfs his 5-feet, 8-inch fiancee -- married Merve Dibo over the weekend. Kosen has long been searching for a woman to share his life with, and had reportedly given up hope -- until he met Dibo. His gigantic wedding suit and shoes were custom made. Kosen said all he wants now is a car big enough for his size in which he can travel with his bride.
... Sultan suffers from a rare disorder called pituitary gigantism, which causes his body to continually produce the growth hormone. His condition is believed to have been caused by a tumor in the pituitary gland. Doctors thought they had cured him in 2008 when they removed the tumor but he continued to grow by half and inch a year. Now medics say he has finally stopped growing.
Evo Terro has managed to lose weight by doing what many men love to do — drink beer and eat sausages. Inspired by the yearly Oktoberfest celebrations, the Arizona man has been using this diet to lose weight for three years, drinking up to six beers a day, consuming 15,000 calories per week (about 2,100 calories a day). Last year, Terro even managed to lose up to 14 pounds. His doctor approves of this diet, monitoring Terro’s health. He promises to stop the diet if it turns hazardous. The doctor says Terro’s cholesterol has gone down, noting that most of the weight lost was body fat.
A woman who nearly fainted, briefly interrupting President Obama as he spoke at the White House on Monday, says she's "OK ... just a little lightheaded." Karmel Allison, who is pregnant and reportedly has Type 1 diabetes, stood behind the president as he spoke about problems with the rollout of the Affordable Care Act. At one point during Obama's speech, Allison can be seen closing her eyes and looking a bit unstable. Suddenly, she begins wobbling. A woman to Allison's right and a man behind her help stop her from falling backward, as the president turns around to help support her. Obama says to Allison: "You're OK," and turns back to the audience: "This happens when I talk too long."
The apocalypse is back, and it’s dressed as a 1,350 foot-wide asteroid headed to a planet near you. A team of Ukrainian astronomers have discovered a massive asteroid, 2013 TV135, that’s on track to hit earth August 26, 2032. The discovery was confirmed by five other astronomy groups in Italy, the U.K., Spain and Russia’s Siberian republic of Buryatia. While scientists are unsure if the asteroid will actually hit earth, they estimate the explosion would equate to 2,500 megatons of TNT, or more vividly, “50 times greater the biggest nuclear bomb ever detonated.”