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Sunday November 29th, 2020 day edition

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Why Five Guys always gives you so many extra fries.

Five Guys is one of many quick-service chains that have swept across the country, and the restaurant's peculiarities are part of the reason why.

The untold truth of Five Guys is that quality ingredients and a few marketing tricks elevated them to a level where they could refuse to serve the Pentagon.

Of course, the public's need for incredibly good, seemingly endless french fries was also helpful.

They only use potatoes grown in Idaho above the 42nd parallel to ensure they have the right texture and flavor.

The company also doesn't believe in freezers, which means that the fries are never frozen (via Delish).

This carefully honed technique is designed to keep everything in order with the Five Guys science of burgers and fries. »

Canada blocks bulk exports of some prescription drugs in response to Trump import plan

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A pharmacist counts prescription drugs at the at the CentreTown Pharmacy in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, June 12, 2019.

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada on Saturday blocked bulk exports of prescription drugs if they would create a shortage at home, in response to outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump’s efforts to allow imports from Canada to lower some drug prices for Americans.

The Canadian measure went into effect on Friday, just days before a U.S. “Importation Prescription Drugs” rule that would eventually allow licensed U.S. pharmacists or wholesalers to import in bulk certain prescription drugs intended for the Canadian market. »

PlayStation Gamers Think PS5's DualSense Is Sony's Best Ever Controller

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Earlier this week, we published a poll here on the site, asking our readers what they think of the DualSense controller.

We asked: Is the PS5 DualSense Sony's best ever controller?.

That poor Sixaxis... And so there you have it — the PlayStation players have spoken, and the DualSense is apparently the best controller that Sony has ever produced. »

Negative Reviews for Scented Candles Rise Along with COVID-19 Cases

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Scented candles: An unexpected victim of the COVID-19 pandemic 1/n — Kate Petrova (@kate_ptrv) November 27, 2020.

It seems that the negative reviews of Amazon's three best selling scented candles have increased along with COVID-19 cases.

Petrova first downloaded a random subsample of U.S.-based customer reviews of the three most popular scented candles on Amazon. »

First doses of Pfizer coronavirus vaccine have flown to US from Belgium: report

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The first doses of Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine candidate have been flown over to the U.S. from Belgium, a source familiar with United Airlines' COVID Vaccine Readiness Task Team planning confirmed to NBC on Saturday.

© Getty Images First doses of Pfizer coronavirus vaccine have flown to US from Belgium: report.

On Friday, the Wall Street Journal reported that United commenced chartering flights to send doses of the vaccine to the United States. »