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The Latest Japanese Teen Fad: Potato Parties

Posted on March 5, 2013 by

The teens of Japan and South Korea have undeniably found the best way to party.

Groups of youths have descended onto their local McDonald’s where they order an overwhelming number of fries, dump them on the table and well, start digging in. Called “potato parties” (let’s workshop that name), they take pictures of themselves at their frie-laden tables before gorging all the deep fried deliciousness.

The fad began after a group of teens decided to buy unhealthy amounts of fries when the prices dropped to approximately  $1.51 (USD) for all sizes during a promotion, according to The Daily Mail. One group in Okayama managed to eat sixty portions of fries — that’s roughly 30,000 calories.

Nutritionists may be quaking in their boots right about now but the forever hungry part of my brain is drooling. Thankfully, I know I’m not stupid enough to ever take part in this in the off chance the fad comes over to North America because:

a) I don’t want to die and

b) I feel like I’m dying after just trying to eat one of McDonald’s meals.

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