Burger King's New 'Nightmare King' Sandwich Is the Stuff of Halloween Dreams

For a past Halloween creation Burger King released a Halloween Whopper with a black bun

The "Nightmare King" isn't just a seasonal name thrown on Burger King's latest burger, which will be introduced just ahead of Halloween.

The fast-food giant released a burger with chicken, bacon, cheese, and, because it's apparently spooky, a dark green bun, in time for us to celebrate Halloween. All we heard there was: "Don't eat flame-broiled beef and chicken fillet with American cheese before bed".

Regardless of how this burger works its magic, the Nightmare King is set to arrive at participating restaurants on October 22 for a limited time. "So, the BURGER KING® brand turned to science to validate this".

Each participant ate the Nightmare King before going to bed, the release states, and doctors and scientists tracked various signals while they slept.

"According to previous studies, 4 per cent of the population experiences nightmares in any given night", said Dr Jose Gabriel Medina, the study's lead doctor, in a statement. "But, after eating the Nightmare King, the data obtained from the study indicated that the incidence of nightmares increased by three and a half times".

Indeed, Burger King says they got the results they expected.

"The burger then transformed into the figure of a snake", she said.

Whether the increased bad dreams would be due to the spirits of the multiple animals whose parts you'd be ingesting, or simple due to indigestion, "science" seemingly supports the notion.

Dr. Medina goes on to explain that the combination of proteins and cheese interrupts the rapid eye movement cycles during which most people's dreams happen, thus leading to the spike in bad dreams.

"With no control group, the study can't prove anything about the burger's effect on nightmares", LiveScience reported.

The findings showed that, yes, the burger was able to induce more "vivid dreaming" and nightmares, but not because of any magical Halloween essence put into the burger.



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