Krispy Kreme Accidentally Promotes ‘KKK Wednesdays’

They were calling it the Krispy Kreme Klub. Have we learned nothing from Krusty the Klown?

Purveyor of sugary-sweet doughnuts Krispy Kreme is in hot water over its use of a not-so-innocent acronym. According to the Guardian, a UK branch of the chain had to delete promotional material for its Krispy Kreme Klub Wednesdays. The outlet posted a (now deleted) advertisement for the event on its Facebook page, listing it as “KKK Wednesdays,” which mistakenly references the Ku Klux Klan.

The event was meant to part of the company’s planned activities for school children on a week-long break. Unsurprisingly, the listing caused much uproar and the chain removed the post promptly earlier today. A spokesperson tells the Guardian, “Krispy Kreme apologizes unreservedly for the inappropriate name of a customer promotion at one of our stores,” adding that the “promotion was never intended to cause offense.” The Hull Daily Mail quotes another spokesperson as saying, “KKK Wednesdays would go ahead, but under a different name.”

At Chipotle, How Many Calories Do People Really Eat?

The amount of calories in restaurant food is truly astounding:

Today, we have a ballpark estimate. The typical order at Chipotle has about 1,070 calories. That’s more than half of the calories that most adults are supposed to eat in an entire day. The recommended range for most adults is between 1,600 and 2,400.

The histogram above shows the distribution of calories for all orders. The spike around 1,000 calories represents “standard” burrito orders – a meat burrito with typical additions: cheese, salsa, lettuce, sour cream, rice and beans. If you order a meat burrito at Chipotle with these toppings, it’s very likely to reach 1,000 calories.

But there’s so much more to this data than the averages. Chipotle customers can and do order meals with fewer than 650 calories, such as a cheese-free burrito bowl. On the other end of the spectrum, about one in 10 meals had more than 1,600 calories.

Venice’s Libreria Acqua Alta: The Most Beautiful Book Shop in the World

I’m not sure I agree that it’s the most beautiful but it does have its charm:

For those who love to read, there’s something incredibly enticing about an independent book shop. Especially if it’s full of cosy nooks and crannies and deliciously old paper smells, and there doesn’t appear to be any logical order to the chaos that lies within. Throw in a beautiful water-side location and plenty of unusual characteristics, and you’ve probably got a solid contender for the world’s most beautiful book shop.

That’s certainly what the handwritten sign exclaims outside the Libreria Acqua Alta in Italy’s stunning Venice. Its name translates as “High Water Bookstore” and its entrance lies on one of the city’s most famous canals.

With stacks of books covering every possible surface, including a full-size gondola and old bathtubs, it’s an establishment that tries to use objects which have a connection to water – adding to the shop’s quirky identity. What’s even more charming is that old unsaleable books, like outdated encyclopaedias, have literally become part of the building, acting as walls and steps where necessary.