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Downey’s: Was It Worth Rescue–ing?; McDonald’s Playgrounds Are Infested With Gonorrhea and Meningitis

• In addition to being targeted as tax scofflaw, Downey’s Irish Pub & Restaurant was shut down in recent months for rodent and insect infestations and reportedly stiffed its employees on a regular basis. Perhaps it wasn’t worth rescuing. [Daily News]

• You don’t know what’s lurking beneath those colored balls: Turns out McDonald’s playgrounds are nasty places infested with gonorrhea and meningitis. [HuffPo]

• The following staples will continue to climb in price, say experts: wheat, corn, meat, dairy, and coffee. So basically everything involved in the American diet. [SF Gate]

• Because of some paperwork issues coupled with the Minnesota government shutdown, MillerCoors beers may soon be barred for sale in liquor stores and bars of that state. That means no Blue Moon either. [HuffPo]

• Nestle has invested in a company that makes kiwi-based constipation cures. How glamorous! [Reuters]

Downey’s: Was It Worth Rescue–ing?; McDonald’s