Taco Bell is giving out free Doritos Locos tacos today

Taco Bell is giving out free Doritos Locos tacos today

If you've got plans today, throw them in the garbage. I don't care if you're a bride preparing for your wedding, a driver with a school bus full of kindergartners or a cardiothoracic surgeon performing surgical ventricular restoration - drop all that nonsense immediately. Taco Bell is giving out free Doritos Locos tacos!

That's right, visit any nationwide Taco Bell between 2pm and 6pm on Tuesday and you can pick up a free Doritos Locos Taco. Of course, there's a catch. In order to get the free taco, you'll have to score at least a B+ on a 500-question exam about the history Mexican food. Just kidding. There's no catch. Go get your free taco, dummy!

If you're wondering why Taco Bell is running this promotion, and I know you're not, it's related to those tall guys that throw orange balls in hoops on the teevee that people get so excited about.

For four years in a row, Taco Bell has promised that if a team "steals" a game in the NBA finals by winning on their opponents home turf, customers can steal a taco. This year The Golden State Warriors accomplished that feat by defeating the Toronto Raptors during Game 2 of the Finals. Hooray for sports!

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For those of you went hiking in Alaska's Tongass National Forest in February 2012, got lost in the 17 million acres of ancient forest, glaciers and mountains, just now found your way out of the sprawling wilderness and re-entered civilization, Taco Bell teamed up with Frito Lay in March 2012 to create Doritos Tacos Locos. The shells are made out of Dorito's Nacho Cheese, Cool Ranch or Fiery tortilla chips!

While the precise origin of the taco is unknown, University of Minnesota researcher Jeffrey M. Pilcher states that the oldest table of the oldest table of nixtamal - limed kernels of corn that is ready to be ground into masa - was found in in Soconusco, Chiapas in 1,500 BC, and holy crap are you still reading this? Go get your free taco!