Steven Spielberg first learned about Jurassic Park during a meeting in 1989, with the book’s author, Michael Crichton. The two had actually met to discuss a screenplay he had written for what would eventually become the TV series ER.
The team over at WebHostingReviews.ca decided to start a bit of controversy by coming up with this infographic with 17 Reasons Why Canada Is A Better Place To Live Than The USA. They could have saved some time and just said Canadian Beer and be done with the list.
Our friends at Movoto came up with a pretty clever real estate listing for He-Man’s Castle Greyskull. We think it’s a bit overpriced though, I mean, it doesn’t even have a bathroom. Are you supposed to use the moat?
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One of my earliest memories is the Christmas when my father gave me a He-Man action figure. I was beyond excited. I still have it floating around my parents’ house, beaten and bent like favorite toys should be. If you haven’t guessed, He-Man was my first fanboy love. I still think about the big guy sometimes. Thankfully, my job lets me geek out about the things I used to really care about.
Since the advent of mass production, millions of products have come and gone. Even some innovative and successful products outlive their usefulness, fading into the sands of time alongside interesting failures and ill-conceived fiascoes.
The following products have been around for a very long time, some for a hundred years or more. They’ve become an iconic and ingrained part of our culture, and the little-known and fascinating stories behind their creation and marketing deserve to be told.
It’s somewhat of a misconception that Dr Pepper was created by a doctor (we can’t imagine why), but it’s not too far from the truth. The inventor of the world’s oldest soft drink (in 1885) was Charles Alderton, a pharmacist at Morrison’s Old Corner Drug Store in Waco, Texas. It’s also somewhat commonly believed that it was created as a medicine, but that’s untrue: Alderton just enjoyed mixing up flavorful, fizzy stuff when we wasn’t being a pharmacist. He enjoyed the smell of all the fruity syrups from the soda fountain mingled together, and set out to create a drink that tasted like that smell.
A while back we pointed out that Courtney Stodden padded her top for a photo shoot but now she’s trying to change all of that. With the overwhelming possibility that her 15 minutes of attention whoring might be drying up, she went and got a brand new set of bolt ons so she doesn’t have to stuff anymore. These humungous fun bags might help her make a little more coin when she hits rock bottom and resorts to “leaking” a sex tape. One thing to note: her nips are pointing in different directions. The left one if pointing up and the right one is pointing out. Maybe she should have held off on the boob job and replaced her busted old Jeep instead.
And the photo series is even more entertaining. It’s shot secret paparazzi style like the cameraman is hiding in the bushes to get these secret shots of her recovering from surgury but there’s only one problem, she’s staring right at the camera and posing. Either it’s a set up shoot or she’s OK with people hiding in bushes taking pictures of her.