Human Finger found in Wendy's Chili

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  1. MarkHastings

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    I've never read it so I can't really argue, but how do we know this book is completely truthful? Everytime I talk about fast food, a friend of mine says "You wouldn't eat that if you read 'Fast Food Nation'". [​IMG]

    It just seems odd how people can change their perceptions so quickly because of a book. Do these people know that these facts are 100% truthful? That's why I refered to it as the bible. People seem to be radically changing their views based on a little blind faith.

    Sorry, but I guess I am a bit bitter because I'm sick of hearing about this book. [​IMG]
     
  2. Dave Poehlman

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    Probably the same way an entire chicken head couldn't make it through the mcnugget factory [​IMG] :

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  3. MarkHastings

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    A chicken head being processed is a case of either the workers not caring or laziness, but there has to be something else going on besides not caring and laziness when a human finger gets through the process.

    At a chicken processing plant, there are bound to be heads of chickens around, so it would make perfect sense if one accidentally got into the mix, but what factory has human fingers laying around??? It obviosuly came from a worker, and there lies the mystery...

    Imagine if someone at your workplace lost a finger, do you really think that day would be considered a "normal" day? Do you think the incident would go by unnoticed? Do you think the person (who lost the finger) would be able to hide it? Do you think the other employees would act as if nothing has happened (and went on about their job duties)?

    I can see how the finger can get "through" the process unseen, but where I get confused is how it can get "into" the process to begin with.

    p.s. Yes, yes, yes, I know "Fast Food Nation" [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. Eric Peterson

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    Well said Mark. You beat me to the reply.

    A chicken head in a chicken plant is one thing, but a human finger is something else entirely.
     
  5. DustinLC

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    Mark, don't be skeptical of the book and people who mention if you haven't read it. It's not like a book about UFO. There's nothing in there that are unbelievable. Even if you pick up this book and read it like a fiction, it'll have an effect on you and it'll be hard for you to believe that all the info are made up. You make it as if people who read it are gullible.

    If it bothers you that people talk about this book, read it. Pick some informations in there that you believe are bogus and argue the point with them. It's better than having unfound bitterness over a book.
     
  6. MarkHastings

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    Not so much gullible, more like "blind" as to what really goes on. I really don't believe that animal farms and fast food places are all "fun and games" and everything is prepared in a super-clean environement...it's like the old saying "If you ever saw the kitchen of the restaurant you eat at, you problably would stop eating there."

    I know what goes on in all of these restaurants, but it doesn't stop me from eating there...I know what goes on at the animal farms, but that doesn't stop me from eating meat either...

    I just wonder why people (who read this book) all of a sudden change their lives and perceptions of fast food? Did they really expect something different?

    So what I mean is, I think it's this sudden "Opening of peoples eyes" (due to this book), that allows them to start believing every cockamamy story that they hear thereafter. That's where I think they start becoming "gullible".
     
  7. Dave Poehlman

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    I was simply pointing out that anything that gets into the process can make it through. We're probably talking about tons of meat here. Spotting a finger in a ton of ground beef is probably impossible... even if you're looking for it.
     
  8. Tim Hoover

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    The difference lies in that the chickens don't have a plant nurse to visit in the case of a production accident, nor do they have to fill out accident forms. Chickens are supposed to be cut up in a chicken plant...not the employees. If you worked in a poultry factory and lost a digit, you'd let people know.
     
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    Not if I was an illegal immigrant worried about keeping my minimum-wage job.
     
  10. Eric Peterson

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    I thought about this angle, because I'm sure there are plenty of illegals working in these facilities. That said, losing a digit would be pretty hard to hide (I've never witnessed anyone chop off a finger, but the bleeding would have to be pretty hard to hide, even if you wanted to). If this story turns out to have merit, this is the most likely scenario IMHO, but I still have a hard time believing that somebody could cut off a finger, and be able to continue on with their job with nobody noticing.
     
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    I can imagine a scenerio with someone who loss a finger and be scare to shit to tell anyone fearing the consequences. We're not talking about just getting fire. Someone who hasn't thought things through might say: oh no, my finger is in the meat and can't be recovered. They might have to rid of that whole batch and make me pay for it,....I might be sued, arrested, ect....

    Who knows what went through his head. With some many employed, it's hard to believe that you don't have one who has no clues. I think he could hide it and the next time he's around people, he could say he loss his finger at home cutting carrots. In these plants, there are limited people scattered throughout a very large facility. He just left immediately after the incident in a panic.

    I assume he went to a local emergency room [​IMG].
     
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    I believe the proper word is disgruntled. [​IMG]

    Obviously the evil bastards that run the processing plant have determined the minimum number of fingers an illegal alien needs to perform their job. Those bastards. [​IMG]

    I suppose there are worse human appendages that you could find in your chili. [​IMG]

    That picture of the Chicken Head McNugget = [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  13. MarkHastings

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    When my family heard the story, everyone was like "Ewwww! Gross!" but I was like: "Meat is meat! Why is a finger grosser than the ground up cow that's in the chili?" [​IMG]
     
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    Well yes, he could be an illegal alien.
     
  15. Brad Porter

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    You guys are missing the obvious explanation. Someone along the food processing line was trying to get rid of body parts... not their own body parts - their victim's body parts.

    It's like you guys have never tried to dispose of a body before. [​IMG]

    Brad
     
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    So you find it entirely plausible that someone would lock the fire doors at a chicken plant (thereby condemning many people to a horrible death). But you're certain that the sort of people who would do that would have major ethical qualms over "looking the other way" when (1) an industrial accident sliced off a person's finger, and (2) the finger fell inconveniently into a large batch of meat.

    I see.
     
  17. Thomas Newton

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    So the finger in the chili is only the tip of the matter? [​IMG] (What good would it do a killer to dispose of one finger, and leave the rest of the victim behind?)
     
  18. Brad Porter

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    Well you don't show up to work carrying a whole body. That would be suspicious. You cut it up into workable portions and you drop them in over days or weeks. You can grind the bones up and drop them in the Frosty machine.

    And Wendy's is missing a real 21st century marketing opportunity here. They could call it Digital Chili and appeal to the techno-geek crowd. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Brad
     
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    CO-WORKER: Hey Brad, what's with the bowling ball bag? And why do you have it out here on the chili meat processing line?

    BRAD: Well ya see, I'm going bowling right after work ya see, and uh.... it wouldn't fit in my locker ya see.... HEY! WHAT'S THAT OVER THERE!?

    * SPLASH *

    INT. DAY WENDY'S DINING AREA
     
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