World’s Largest Set Of Nachos?

The Ninety Nine Restaurant in Billerica set a Guinness World Record over the weekend with the World’s Largest Nachos. The nachos weighed in at 3,999 pounds and sat atop a giant, 70 foot, custom-made table in the shape of a horseshoe to reflect the restaurant’s logo, Boston TV station WCVB reported. Led by Ninety Nine Restaurants Executive Chef George Tagarelis, four teams of five people constructed the 1,105 pounds of nachos, layer by layer over the giant table. A second team laid out 825 lbs. of Monterey jack and cheddar cheeses, which was melted using oversized torch guns. The next team added the 439 pounds of cheese sauce, 451 pounds of salsa, 459 pounds of chili, 199 pounds of jalapeño peppers, 90 pounds of diced red onion, 421 pounds of sour cream, and 8 pounds of chopped cilantro. The nachos were created to commemorate a new menu item and to kick off the chain-wide fundraising month for the Boys & Girls Clubs.” w/ photo

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Strange Creature Killed In Mississippi

A Simpson County man says he’s been hunting for 50 years, but recently killed something he’s never seen before. ‘It’s an ugly looking beast,’ Truitt Barnard, said. ‘I know it’s not a coyote. I’ve killed some mangy coyotes too, and I just haven’t seen something quite like it.” Friend and family believe this could be a Chupacabra, which literally means goat sucker. Chupacabras are a legendary creature suspected of killing livestock and sucking their blood. A couple weeks ago in the middle of the afternoon, Truitt was on his property in Simpson County just outside of Mendenhall, when a “funny-looking animal” walked through an open field about 130 yards away. He could immediately tell the animal didn’t have any hair, but when he looked through his rifle scope, he knew this was something very strange. The animal’s back legs were several inches taller than his front legs, his ears were rounded, he had no hair and his teeth were very long, said Truitt’s son Scott Barnard. And a group of buzzards wouldn’t even touch it. ‘I’ve never seen anything a buzzard wouldn’t eat,’ Scott said.” w/ photos

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Movie Knockouts Supercut

“Rorie and Joey of our little brother site, Screened.com, put together a supercut of the best violent cinematic Face Punches, and we thought we’d share it here on Giant Bomb. We like violence right?” — TRGB

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Honeybee Apocalypse?

Honeybee carcasses coated the ground around hundreds of Florida beehives after a mysterious massacre claimed millions of bees and mutilated a way of life for local bee keepers. Experts have ruled out ‘colony collapse disorder’ and the bee keepers suspect that their bees were poisoned with pesticide. Florida agriculture officials and the local sheriff’s office are both investigating. No one can tell yet what killed as many as 12 million bees from 800 hives this week in Brevard County, on central Florida’s Atlantic coast. The massive bee die-off has stung Charles Smith, whose Smith Family Honey Company lost $150,000 worth of bees. ‘I’m a pretty tough guy but it is heart wrenching,’ he told News 13 in Orlando. ‘Not only is it a monetary loss here, but we work really hard on these bees to keep them in good health.” w/ photos

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Top 12 Must-Have Pantry Essentials

“Want to go vegetarian or vegan? One of the first things you should do to get started is to build a pantry full of flavorful and nutritious ingredients that will make sticking to a plant-based diet easy and totally delicious. The following non-perishable pantry essentials should be combined with lots of fresh produce, tofu, tempeh, dairy products for ovo-lacto vegetarians and a moderate amount of refrigerated or frozen convenience foods as desired. Keep these items stocked and you’ll always have the basis of a fantastic meat-free meal.” w/ photos

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