Happy is an animated Happy Meal box with nice pair of chompers on the front and cartoon arms and legs. The character has been around overseas since 2009, but this is the first time Happy is being introduced stateside.
The fast-food company wants to position happy as a healthier spokesperson for kids to promote "improved nutrition" choice.
Since debuting on Twitter in an official McDonald's post, Happy has received lots of feedback. The responses include, "I think I'm going to have nightmares" and "Why is he in pain?"
McDonald's hopes the character gets a friendlier reaction from children.
Hard to swallow: World's first drinkable sunscreen?
A company claims to have developed a drinkable sunscreen that provides protection comparable to an SPF 30 lotion.
It's instructed to take two milliliters every four hours with about two ounces of water. The company claims it provides three hours of coverage.
While the company notes on its website that the Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated the claims, Dr. Ben Johnson, who is the founder but not a dermatologist, told HuffPost that his company tested the stuff.
There are several positive testimonials on the company website, but some experts are skeptical.
Selfie, Catfish, Hashtag: New dictionary words added
The additions to the U.S. dictionary reflect the growing influence of technology and social networking, the company said Monday.
"Catfish" takes on an added definition referring to a person who sets up a false social networking profile for deceptive purposes. Turducken means "a boneless chicken stuffed into a boneless duck stuffed into a boneless turkey."
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CINCINNATI, OH (WXIX) – A FOX19 investigation's uncovered millions of tax dollars lost to failed loans to dozens of private businesses across the city. Our investigation found the city's forgiven moreFull Story >
A FOX19 investigation uncovered millions of tax dollars lost to failed loans to dozens of private businesses across the city. Our investigation found the city's forgiven more than $13 million in loans since 2005 and plans to forgive more in the future.Full Story >
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The Cincinnati Bengals announced Monday that Papa John's will become the official pizza of the team. The pizza will now be served at Paul Brown Stadium and fans will be able to take advantage of giveawaysFull Story >
The Cincinnati Bengals announced Monday that Papa John's will become the official pizza of the team.Full Story >
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A homicide victim has been identified after leading a police on a low-speed chase Saturday. According to court documents, Christopher R. McFerron was arrested after he fled from police on InterstatesFull Story >
A man has been arrested after leading a police on a low-speed chase Saturday.Full Story >
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Damage was reported in several areas of Highland County Sunday night after a strong storm went through the area. According to the National Weather Service, numerous trees and power lines were blown downFull Story >
Damage was reported in several areas of Highland County Sunday night after a strong storm went through the area.Full Story >
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BY: Megan O'Rourke Vicious dog owners are the target of a new proposal that will be introduced next week by a Cincinnati councilman. Councilman Chris Seelbach said his proposal is different because itFull Story >
Vicious dog owners are the target of a new proposal that will be introduced next week by a Cincinnati councilman.Full Story >
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