Hey hungry world! The KFC Double Down actually is defined as edible. It's not exactly Food of the Gods, though for KFC it's been a godsend of free publicity. Everyone is talking about it and the media are going crazy even though it's loaded with salt and fat. Items like the Double Down are novelty doorcrashers, freak shows of food. And in KFC's case - in Canada anyway - the chain may be counting on the Double Down to save its life.
Science reporting doesn't do a good job of getting at the truth of a science story. That's what Ben Goldacre says. Dr. Goldacre has a column in The Guardian newspaper and a new book called Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks and Big Pharma Flacks. And he says a lot of the stuff we believe and are led to believe about medicine and science is utterly untrue.
Canadians absorbed the Russell Williams court proceedings with horror. Some questioned the need for the details released through the media. It was a new experience for journalists too, as live blogging and tweets from the Belleville courtroom were published, instantly and unfiltered. On today's Day 6 we look at the implications of this kind of instant reporting, what it means for journalists, the people they serve, even the justice system.
A 9-year-old Toronto-born boy is the reincarnation of a high ranking Lama. It's an honour for the family but now their son is in a monastery in India. His Tibetan-Canadian family finds the balance beween the joy and the sorrow in our Day 6 doc Very Precious Thing.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has declared multiculturalism a failure. It's a controversial move and some are hailing it as a call for more integration. But not everyone agrees. We'll hear from a number of people who have thought long and hard about this issue. And we'd certainly like to hear from you.
Hey Calgary! You're full of surprises! Not only do you select for mayor a guy who was not on the radar at the beginning of the campaign. You also came out in droves to cast your votes! Municipal elections are happening next week in Toronto and Winnipeg and advance polls are bringing out big numbers. But you set the bar awfully high Calgary. Jason Sweeney (on Twitter as @sween ) explains why municipal politics is hotter than federal and provincial. More romantic too!
A few pointers for Halloween 2010:
-If you've been going out as Hillary Clinton since 1993 time for a costume change.
-If you're a man wearing a woman's shoe, women's size = men's size + 3
-Some liquor stores won't let you in wearing a costume. So stock up early.
We have more pointers in the show from the wonderful David Clemmer of Style by Jury.
And of course Day 6 wants to know about any disasters you've had with Halloweens past: costume malfunction, costume duplication, costume disintegration, costume humiliation. Or variations and combinations of all of the above. Call us at 1 866 944 6669 and we won't be laughing at you we'll be laughing with you. OK, maybe a bit of both.