Category Archives: Cool Stuff

10 Famous Logos (And How They Evolved)

The McDonald’s logo today looks nothing like it did sixty years ago. Here’s a selection of famous brand logos and how they’ve changed and evolved over the decades.

1. Firefox

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2. Nokia

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3. Nike

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4. Starbucks

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5. Shell

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6. Pepsi

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7. Volkswagon

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8. BP

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9. AT&T

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10. McDonald’s

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15 Awesome Charts

Maybe you love charts and graphs, or maybe you hate them. Maybe you trust them, maybe you doubt them. Either way, these stats are fun to look at.

1. Top 100 Paid Apps in iTunes

2. Airport Takeoffs per Minute

3. Central Park NY Mean Monthly Temps 1869-2016

 

4. The Four Seasons by Vivaldi

5. Films with The Most Oscars

6. World’s Most Valuable Brands

7. Distribution of Semi Truck Colors

8. One Year of Global Emergency Alerts

 

9. Cool vs. Uncool areas of New Orleans

 

10.  Every Day is a Friend’s Birthday

Disclaimer: Charts taken from www.reddit.com.

15 Animals So Tiny They’ll Fit on Your Finger

Have you ever wanted (or had) a pet so small it could fit in your pocket? These cute little animals can rest even in the crook of your finger and fit the ultimate definition of cuteness!

1. Baby Stick Bug

2. Tiny Octopus

3. Color-changing Chameleon

 

4. A Red-tailed Skink

5. Tiny Frog

6. A Stink Bug (ever pet one?)

7. Baby Mantis

8. Little Lizard

9. This Arizona Resident

10. Fresh from the Tadpole stage!

11. Tiny Slug

12. He’s a Poser

13. Turtle

14. Newly Hatched Gecko

15. Itsy Bitsy Snail

15 Weird Flavors from around The World

Large brands present themselves differently in different countries. Sometimes, the results are hilarious, baffling, or mildly disturbing.

1. Yogurt Pepsi (Japan)

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2. Avocado Salad Cheetos (Japan)

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3. Potato Flavored Kit Kat (Japan–anyone else seeing a pattern, here?)

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4. Dry Pork and Seaweed Donuts (China)

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5. Tomato and Carrot Ice Cream (Japan)

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6. Cucumber Potato Chips (Japan)

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7. Pizza and Spaghetti Slushy (Canada)

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8. Pancake Drink (Japan)

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9. Spaghetti Popsicle (Japan)

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10. Saffron Pistachio Donuts (India)

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11. Cappucino Pepsi (Russia)

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12. Tomato Stuffed Donut (Japan)

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13. Squid Ink Infused Burger (Japan)

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35 Words English Needs

The human experience includes many things that we can all relate to, but they don’t all have words. . . at least not in English. Here are some of the better ones!

  1. Age-otori (Japanese): to look worse after a haircut.
  2. Aware (Japanese): the brief, bittersweet enjoyment of transient beauty.
  3. Backpfeifengesicht (German): a face badly in need of a fist.
  4. Fernweh (German): missing a place you’ve never actually been to.
  5. Fremdschamen (German): feeling embarrassed for someone who should be but isn’t.
  6. Gigil (Filipino): the overwhelming urge to squeeze or pinch something cute.
  7. Goya (Urdu): good storytelling, when a story feels real.
  8. Greng-jai (Thai): when you don’t want someone to do something for you because it would be a pain for them.
  9. Hanyauku (Rukwangali): to tiptoe across hot sand.
  10. Iktsuarpok (Inuit): the feeling of anticipation before someone arrives.
  11. Jayus (Indonesian): a joke so unfunny or told so poorly it becomes funny again.
  12. Komorebi (Japanese): sunlight filtering through the trees.
  13. Kummerspeck (German): excess weight gained from emotional overeating.
  14. Kuridaori (Japanese): to eat yourself into bankruptcy.
  15. Lagom (Swedish): just the right amount.
  16. Mamihlapinatapai (Yaghan): the look between two people when both want the same thing, but each wants the other to act first.
  17. Menkolek (Indonesian): tapping someone on the opposite shoulder to fool them.
  18. Mudita (Sanskrit): vicarious joy–happiness felt at the happiness of others.
  19. Palegg (Norwegian): anything you might put on a sandwich.
  20. Pana po’o (Hawaiian): to scratch your head to help remember something.
  21. Pelenti (Buli): to swish hot food around in your mouth.
  22. Pochemuchka (Russian): someone who asks too many questions.
  23. Prosvonet (Czek): letting a phone ring once so that the other person will call back.
  24. Saudade (Portuguese): missing something one has lost.
  25. Sgriob (Gaelic): the itchiness of the upper lip before taking the first sip.
  26. Shemomedjamo (Georgian): accidentally eating the whole thing (instead of savoring it or stopping when you’re full!).
  27. Sobremesa (Spanish): talking after a meal.
  28. Tartle (Scots): the panic when you have to introduce someone whose name you can’t quite remember.
  29. Tingo (Pascuense): taking all you want from a friend by gradually borrowing it all.
  30. Tsundoku (Japanese): buying books and never getting around to reading them.
  31. Voorpret (Dutch): the fun felt right before a party or event.
  32. Wabi-Sabi (Japanese): the art of finding beauty in imperfection.
  33. Wei-wu-wei (Chinese): conscious non-action.
  34. Ya’aburnee (Arabic): a declaration that you want to die before someone else.
  35. Zeg (Georgian): the day after tomorrow.