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10 Most Weird Cars Ever

March 18, 2012 Leave a comment

So we were browsing through the web, looking for wacko vehicle designs and surprisingly enough, found countless pictures of slightly absurd to downright crazy cars.

Following is a compilation of the wackiest of the lot. Would you want to be seen riding in any of the following?

 

Stiletto

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Categories: Motors/vehicles

10 Super Powers You Wish You Had

March 18, 2012 Leave a comment

Super heroes have inspired imaginative kids and adults alike for decades now and continue to do so through multiple media of entertainment. Often, after reading through a particularly entertaining super hero comic book or watching a similar movie or TV show, one finds oneself daydreaming, thinking what it would be like to possess extraordinary powers.

The following list was compiled in a similar moment of “inspiration” (yes, we daydream too), keeping everyday life in perspective.

 

Telepathy

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Categories: Persons

10 Most Creative and Innovative Print Ads

March 18, 2012 Leave a comment

Advertising is no easy task. What’s the secret behind designing a good ad? Why do certain ads stand out more than others? What keeps the target audience engaged enough to give an ad a second look? What urges them to know more? If all of those questions are bugging you as much as they did us, you should take a look at the following set of inspiring and witty examples.

 

queer-travel.de: The other side of America.

Queer Travel

OMAX: Wide-angle lenses.

OMAX - Wide-Angle Lenses

 

The Nikon S60: Detects up to 12 faces.

Nikon S60 - Face Detection

Listerine: Bad breath affects those closest to you.

Listerine - Bad Breath

Eyelab: R250 off all eye tests.

Eyelab Optometrist

Canon: Image stabilizer.

Canon - Stable Shot

Rowenta: 2100 watt vacuum cleaner.

Rowenta Vacuum Cleaner

Pattex Superglue: Instant hold.

Pattex Superglue - Instant Hold

Pantene PRO-V: Hair fall control

Pantene PRO-V - Hair Fall Control

Durex. No exit.

Durex - No Exit

Categories: Creative

10 Most Popular Super Bowl Ads of All Time

March 18, 2012 Leave a comment

Being one of the most watched American television broadcasts, the Super Bowl not only triggers immense anticipation and excitement, it raises commercial airtime rates exponentially. Commercial giants spend more lavishly on their ads than at any other time during the year, bringing their A-game to the screen. The hype surrounding Super Bowl commercials has long been almost on par with that of the game itself.

 

So if you’re tired of discussing the result of this year’s big game, join us as we scan through Super Bowl commercial history, listing ten of the most famous commercials of them all.

Coca-Cola – Mean Joe Greene (1979)

Coca-Cola - Mean Joe Greene

This emotional Coca-Cola ad shows an exhausted “Mean Joe” Greene approached by a loving young fan who offers him his coke. Greene accepts the coke and hands the boy his shirt with a smile and a “Hey, kid! Catch!” A Coke Zero spoof of the classic ad starring the Pittsburgh Steelers safety, Troy Polamalu, was aired during the 2009 Super Bowl. [Watch]

Apple – 1984 (1984)

Apple - 1984

Directed by Ridley Scott and aired during the 3rd quarter of Super Bowl XVIII, this $1.5 million commercial announced the release of Apple’s Macintosh computer. The symbolic ad, inspired by the one described in George Orwell’s novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four, is set in a future governed by an authoritarian order, opposed only by the coming of the Apple Macintosh. [Watch]

McDonald’s – The Showdown (1993)

McDonald's - The Showdown

McDonald’s “The Showdown” shows NBA players Michael Jordan and Larry Bird battling for a McDonald’s Big Mac meal in a game of H-O-R-S-E. [Watch]

Budweiser – Clydesdale Respect: 9/11 Tribute (2002)

Budweiser Clydesdales

In 2002, Budweiser set aside its usual witty ideas to pay a tribute to the 9/11 tragedy with a commercial showing the Budweiser Clydesdales kneeling in respect before the New York Skyline. [Watch]

Reebok – Terry Tate: Office Linebacker (2003)

Reebok - Terry Tate

This unusual yet entertaining Reebok commercial shows an office policed by a vicious linebacker named Terry Tate, who ruthlessly smites co-workers for even the tiniest of violations of office regulations. [Watch]

Budweiser – Whassup (2006)

Budweiser - Whassup

This is a perfect example, perhaps even the best, of the conventional Budweiser ad. The ad starts with two friends conversing over the phone while “sippin’ a bud” and “watchin’ the game”. The conversation turns into a crazy telephonic “whassup” frenzy, which gets funnier as they are joined by more friends. [Watch]

Old Spice – The Man Your Man Could Smell Like (2010)

Old Spice - Smell Like a Man, Man

An witty ad that quickly turned into a internet meme with countless spoofs on the web, this Old Spice ad earned Isiah Mustafa – better known as the “Old Spice Guy” – a lot of fame and Weiden + Kennedy – the ad agency responsible for the masterpiece – an Emmy. [Watch]

Doritos – Crash the Super Bowl Finalist: House Rules (2010)

Doritos - House Rules

Finalist of Doritos’ “Crash the Super Bowl” ad competition, “House Rules” by Joelle de Jesus is a short and funny commercial that shows a protective young boy slapping a house guest across the face, warning him to stay away from both his mother and his Doritos. [Watch]

Snickers – Betty White (2010)

Snickers - Betty White

Viewers will find themselves confused in the first few seconds of this smart and hilarious Snickers commercial that show 89-year-old actress/comedian Betty White being viciously tackled and dominated in a game of football. The ad explains itself as a Snickers bar comes into play. [Watch]

Volkswagon – The Force (2011)

Volkswagen - The Force

This adorable Volkswagon commercial is among the best the 2011 roster of Super Bowl commercials has to offer. “The Force” shows a juvenile Darth Vader trying in vain to use the power of the Force until he surprises himself by (apparently) succeeding with his father’s Volkswagon. [Watch]

Bonus: Google – Parisian Love (2010)

Google - Parisian Love

A must watch for all googlers, this smart and touching ad walks you through the life of a man via his search history.[Watch]

Categories: Best of Best, Creative

10 Most Weird and Crazy Dresses

March 18, 2012 Leave a comment

With fashion, the sky is the limit. A design or concept is only unusual or weird till it catches on and becomes part of the ongoing fashion. Still, some designs are made for the sole purpose of proving a point – the following dresses for instance. Now, these dresses may be outrageous but they are works of art nonetheless. One has to appreciate the ideas behind each of these dresses and the finesse behind the subsequent implementation.

 

Cream Puff Dress

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Categories: Best of Best, Creative

10 Countries with the Largest Armed Forces

March 18, 2012 Leave a comment

Even with diplomacy being the backbone the international scenario nowadays, countries find the need to spend a sizeable percentage of their annual budget on the military, and for good reason. It’s called preparing for the worst. A look back at history reveals that disputes have seldom been settled on paper. With tensions peaking and ebbing unpredictably on several fronts and terrorist factions emerging within countries all over the world, the military is always in need of more able individuals. And though numbers may not win a war, they certainly matter.

 

Following is a list of the ten countries that currently have the largest military forces in the world. [Stats via Wikipedia]

China

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Categories: Best of Best, G.K Tags:

10 Scariest Haunted Places of the World

March 18, 2012 Leave a comment

Although there is no solid evidence to advocate the supernatural, the fact remains that there have been repeated accounts of ghost sightings and paranormal phenomena at several locations across the globe. The legends vary as per culture and folklore but the reports remain roughly the same.

There are things out there in the world that science is yet unable to explain and until it does, if ever, the possibility of the existence of things beyond science, those that go bump in the dark cannot be completely ignored. Following is a list of ten of the creepiest haunted places of the world.

You may also want to check these 10 scary tourist attractions as well. enjoy.

 

Monte Cristo Homestead

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Categories: Nature