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The Inspiration Behind "Dude Looks Like a Lady"

According to one story, Aerosmith’s hit song “Dude Looks Like a Lady” was simply inspired by an evening when the band hung out with the guys from Motley Crue, and left rolling their eyes at how every sentence the Crue guys said started with “Dude.”

But Desmond Child, who co-wrote the song along with Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, says the moment of inspiration went a little bit differently.

Child, who also wrote Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer” and “Bad Medicine,” among other hits, was brought in to work with Aerosmith. Though the band hadn’t worked with an outside songwriter before, Steven Tyler showed him some of the lyrics he had been working on. One of them was called “Cruisin’ for the Ladies,” which Child immediately denounced as dull and already done.

Tyler reluctantly agreed, and said that “Cruisin’ for the Ladies” was actually an alternative title. The first title, he said, was inspired by a moment that happened at a bar not too long before. While imbibing a few drinks, Tyler said, the band spotted what they thought was an attractive girl with teased, bleach-blonde hair. When the girl eventually turned around, they realized that it wasn’t a girl at all—it was Vince Neil from Motley Crue, who did indeed have a pretty luscious mane of hair. “That dude looks like a lady,” one of them apparently said, and then continued to repeat the catchy little phrase all night.

Once Tyler told Child the real story behind the song, Child knew immediately that “Dude Looks Like a Lady” had to be the title. “I talked them into the whole scenario of a guy that walks into a strip joint and falls in love with the stripper on stage, goes backstage and finds out it's a guy. But … he's gonna go with it.”

Child says he later let Vince Neil in on the joke: “He had a good laugh.” The incident is acknowledged in Neil’s autobiography, so he must not have any hard feelings.

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There’s a Ghost Hiding in This Illustration—Can You Find It?
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A hidden image illustration by Gergely Dudás, a.k.a. Dudolf
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Gergely Dudás is at it again. The Hungarian illustrator, who is known to his fans as “Dudolf,” has spent the past several years delighting the internet with his hidden image illustrations, going back to the time he hid a single panda bear in a sea of snowmen in 2015. In the years since, he has played optical tricks with a variety of other figures, including sheep and Santa Claus and hearts and snails. For his latest brainteaser, which he posted to both his Facebook page and his blog, Dudolf is asking fans to find a pet ghost named Sheet in a field of white bunny rabbits.

As we’ve learned from his past creations, what makes this hidden image difficult to find is that it looks so similar to the objects surrounding it that our brains just sort of group it in as being “the same.” So you’d better concentrate.

If you’ve scanned the landscape again and again and can’t find Sheet to save your life, go ahead and click here to see where he’s hiding.

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The Most Searched Shows on Netflix in 2017, By State

Orange is the New Black is the new black, at least as far as Netflix viewers are concerned. The women-in-prison dramedy may have premiered in 2013, but it’s still got viewers hooked. Just as they did in 2017, HighSpeedInternet.com took a deep dive into Netflix analytics using Google Trends to find out which shows people in each state were searching Netflix for throughout the year. While there was a little bit of crossover between 2016 and 2017, new series like American Vandal and Mindhunter gave viewers a host of new content. But that didn’t stop Orange is the New Black from dominating the map; it was the most searched show in 15 states.

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Folks in Alaska, Colorado, and Oregon were all destined to be disappointed; Star Trek: Discovery was the most searched-for series in each of these states, but it’s not yet available on Netflix in America (you’ve got to get CBS All Access for that, folks). Fourteen states broke the mold a bit with shows that were unique to their state only; this included Big Mouth in Delaware, The Keepers in Maryland, The OA in Pennsylvania, GLOW in Rhode Island, and Black Mirror in Hawaii.

Check out the map above to see if your favorite Netflix binge-watch matches up with your neighbors'. For more detailed findings, visit HighSpeedInternet.com.

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