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Food
Don't Worry, Whopper Toothpaste Probably Isn't Real
Happy early April Fool's Day.... READ ON
Music
The California Raisins: How A Bunch of Dried Grapes Became A Hit Band
The story behind how a bunch of dried grapes, burdened with the reputation of being a mediocre, boring snack, became synonymous with swagger.... READ ON
TV
The Real Heinz Just Bought Don Draper's Failed Ketchup Pitch
The check was made out to Dick Whitman.... READ ON
News
The Brawny Woman Will Replace the Brawny Man for Women's History Month
It's time for Brawny Woman.... READ ON
Food
Burger King Israel is Offering a Very Adult Happy Meal
The blindfold is presumably so you can't see how much junk food you're shoveling in your mouth.... READ ON
List
14 Vintage Ads Featuring Ronald Reagan
Long before he was the 40th president, Ronald Reagan was known for his films, his romances, and his ability to sell cigarettes, shirts, and electricity.... READ ON
TV
How Apple's '1984' Super Bowl Ad Was Almost Canceled
The inside story of the commercial that changed advertising, even though Apple's Board of Directors didn't want to run it at all.... READ ON
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Bad Beef: Remembering Burger King's Infamous "Where's Herb?" Campaign
In 1986, Burger King customers could win $5000 for spotting ad pitchman Herb in restaurants. It still wasn't enough to make them like him.... READ ON
Food
Heinz Beans Ad Pulled From the UK for Being "Dangerous"
Aside from a little—or a lot—of gas, what could be dangerous about cans of baked beans?... READ ON
Food
Mathematicians Calculate How to Brew the Perfect Cup of Coffee
Your morning routine gets quantified by mathematical models.... READ ON
Technology
E-Ink Advertising Could Be Coming to a Semi Truck Near You
Side-of-the-road billboards are so 20th century.... READ ON
Food
A Family Scrapbook May Have Unearthed KFC's Secret Recipe
The Colonel's secret is out.... READ ON
Politics
8 Milestone Presidential Campaign Ads
These presidential campaign ads are proof that sometimes all you need is 30 seconds to change the course of an election.... READ ON
Medicine
Brands Drop Letters A, B, and O From Their Names to Promote Blood Donations
The letters A, B, and O are disappearing from signs and billboards around the world.... READ ON
Animals
Bees Get Some Much-Needed R&R in the 'Grand Beedapest Hotel'
Finally a place for bees to relax.... READ ON
Food
California Is Getting a Hello Kitty Cafe
There is no escaping the cuteness.... READ ON

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