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Only in America: The cronut crash

Angry foodies liken the crash of a cronut website to the problems plaguing Healthcare.gov — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation

The demand for Dominique Ansel's famous cronuts reached new heights when the bakery introduced a new online pre-ordering system, which crashed the minute the pastries went on sale. Angry foodies in need of their cronut fix took to Twitter to lament the outage, with more than one user calling the website less functional than Healthcare.gov.