Dr. Double Down
KFC's Double Down—"a sodium filled extravaganza, containing bacon, two different kinds of melted cheese, the Colonel's 'secret' sauce... pinched in between two pieces of Original Recipe chicken fillets" —was announced in an April Fool's Day press release, and then launched on April 12, 2010. For Halloween, computer science professor Hanna Wallach—a.k.a. El Estómago—decided to honor this year's unhealthiest sandwich by making her own Double Down suit. Wallach, who tried the Double Down at 12:01am on April 12 and says she would be a competitive eater if she weren't a professor, constructed the suit in under four hours. To test the suit's efficacy, Wallach and her colleagues Tim Vieira (vegan) and Jason Naradowsky (dieting) paid a visit to the Colonel's temple in Hadley, MA for a Double Down showdown. Employees were so impressed that they rewarded Wallach with a free Double Down. Thanks to advances in high-speed camera technology, we were able to capture these exclusive pictures before she chowed down her Double Down in double time.