Doubling down

Jon Bauer, Herald staff

Truth in advertising: Get out a No. 2 pencil, a clean sheet of paper and your daily dose of Lipitor and take our bacon quiz, which among other questions of bacony goodness asks you to guess the calorie count for KFC’s new Double Down sandwich: two pieces of fried chicken, bacon, cheese and “Colonel’s Sauce.” And no bun.

Kentucky Fried Chicken advertises its Double Down with the catchphrase, “Taste the Unhungry Side of KFC.” They’re right; I don’t think I’ve ever been so unhungry after watching a fast-food ad.

Famous earthworms: Scientists in Idaho have captured two specimens of the giant Palouse earthworm, a juvenile measuring 7 inches and an adult that is nearly a foot long. Up until 2005, it was thought the worms were extinct.

KFC immediately announced plans to test market its new Palouse Double Down: bacon, cheese and Colonel’s Sauce served between fried filets of giant earthworm.

I can’t believe it’s jet fuel: Camelina, an oil seed grown in Eastern Washington, is showing promise as a source of biofuel that’s suitable for jet engines. It’s even rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, making it a heart-healthy choice, although there’s more interest in it as jet fuel.

Not only will the 787 be fuel-efficient, it may also eat healthier than most of us.