By way of Boing Boing, we learn that our intellectual property system may be about to hit a new low.

In the US and Great Britain, McDonald’s is applying for a patent on sandwich making.

They also seem to be making a claim on naming rights.

It [the patent application] explains: “Often the sandwich filling is the source of the name of the sandwich; for example, ham sandwich.”

Ok, the Onion can close up shop. Real news has become more absurd than their fake stuff.

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