Chicken McNugget shapes have official names

After years of speculation, journalists reveal McDonald’s official names for each of its deliciously molded chicken pieces. Plus, kids’ ‘potato parties’ outrage Asia, words we’ve forgotten are short for something, the ‘Urban Twictionary,’ and more.

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Whether it’s an animal cracker, a sour gummy worm, SpongeBob Macaroni and Cheese, or the seasonal Reese’s Easter egg, foods shaped like other things just taste better. No wonder there’s been so much fondness for the McNugget all this time.

After years of Happy Meal-er hearsay, Business Insider went behind the scenes at McDonald’s Oak Park, Ill., headquarters, where it learned that those tastily battered chicken chunks are actually fashioned in four different shapes. In fact, they even have official names: boot, bone, bell, and ball—except in Canada, where they call the “bone” a “bow-tie.” (via Consumerist)

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