It appears that some of the most creative and inventive advertising is coming from nonprofits these days. This month, I will be taking a look at the nonprofits and “for a good cause” marketing techniques. Today, we turn to the the advertising campaigns being used to increase awareness about the bad effects of smoking . [...]
Terrible stuff. It looks really scary. Would you like to have it in your office?
Pierre Girard got a gag gift that lives up to its name. It keeps on giving – and it occasionally makes people gag.
melli ink editions’ at cramer + cramer ganz unverhofft’, 2008 melli ink editions cramer + cramer, geneva september 19 – november 7, 2008 melli ink is a zurich based artist who explores nature in her work by transforming bone into glass. her artwork consists of life size skeletons and bones recreated in glass. ink began [...]
Grandmas are usually defined by their sweetness, frailty and willingness to give us free Werther’s Originals candy. But not all grannies…these are the TOP 10 Bad Grandmas Not a fan of the Gators, but I’m a fan of this granny. Might not be my thing, but good for you granny Leader of the revolution. Bring [...]
Bang Kwang Prison : (Thailand)- Known as the “Bangkok Hilton”, Bang Kwang is understaffed, overcrowded, and filled with inmates who struggle with insanity as they spend the first months of their sentences chained in leg irons. The Thai culture doesn’t believe in coddling prisoners, and, in the words of Director of Prison Khun Nattee, “Thai [...]
1. Disneyland was expected to fail. Opening day was such a disaster that pretty much every press organization that attended the celebration had predicted the park’s failure within one year.
Hunterville is a village in New Zealand, established in 1884 by George Hunter and that according to the 2006 Census has a population of only 440. But that doesn’t stop it from gathering huge crowds from all over the island for the unique Huntaway Festival. The Huntaway is a fun festival featuring contests like the [...]
Knobbly and discoloured, these chocolates have seen better days. But what they no doubt lack in taste, they more than make up for in historic value. The misshapen sweets date back 106 years, making them contenders for the title of oldest chocolates in the world.
Cocaine toothache drops (c. 1885) were popular for children. Not only would the medicine numb the pain, but it could also put the user in a “better” mood.
I love internet shopping, because you can connect with artists and craftspeople who you’d never have heard of otherwise. If your Christmas list includes someone, a doll collector or not, whose taste runs to the unique, odd, or totally bizarre, I have some wonderful shopping suggestions. This is the world of doll making turned on [...]
I wrote everything as it was, she said:« I need a lot of courage to decide and to do so.The family heads of Yakuza gangs are rampant peculiar about honor and duty. She came into the world of violence even in junior high school, she often had to face with representatives of other gangs. I [...]
“Princess Leia”, taken at the Star Wars Celebration III convention in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA Complete Gallery on Flickr
‘Becoming a man’ in the Setere-Mawe society means intentionally letting yourself get stung by these ants. Not just by one but by hundreds of them at once. And not just on one occasion. There, you are not a man until you have done this ritual twenty times. Twenty times wearing a pair of gloves each [...]
At least it seems there is no shortage of crazy burger pics and impressive (if not a little gross) works of “hamburger art.” This homage to the all-American love of beef patties is enough to bring a tear to your eye (and cholesterol to your arteries!). To all my carnivores out there – here are [...]
Top ten greatest experiments 1. Galileo Galilei (1564 to 1642) Legend has it that in order to test how gravity worked, Galileo dropped two balls, a heavy one and a light one, from the Leaning Tower of Pisa, showing that they landed at the same time. Historians doubt this – because his actual experiment was [...]
#1. Chernobyl $200 Billion On April 26, 1986, the world witnessed the costliest accident in history. The Chernobyl disaster has been called the biggest socio-economic catastrophe in peacetime history. 50% of the area of Ukraine is in some way contaminated. Over 200,000 people had to be evacuated and resettled while 1.7 million people were directly [...]
16 – Harry S. Truman (1945) On 25 July President Truman authorises the use of atomic bombs against the Japanese. The order to use the bomb states that the “Air Force will deliver its first special bomb as soon as weather will permit visual bombing after about 3 August 1945 on one of the targets: [...]