Mind-blowing Strawberry Optical Illusion Leaves Us Mystified

(PCM) We can all remember the debate over #TheDress and #TheFlipFlops that drove folks on the internet into knock down drag out arguments over just what color these items happened to appear. The internet has once again graced us with yet another optical illusion thanks to Akiyoshi Kitaoka, a psychology professor at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan.

This time the photo in question is a delicious looking strawberry cake, baked by Kitaoka’s wife that despite …

Daylight Savings Time and Timely Trivia

On the second Sunday in March, at 2 AM, most of the United States will set their clocks ahead one hour for the beginning of Daylight Saving Time. Residents of Arizona, Hawaii, U.S. territories Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands will not participate in the festivities.
About 75 countries participate with Daylight Saving Time, according to TimeandDate.com, which is about a third of the world.

It’s Just a Matter of Time
Mr. “Early to Bed, …

Did De Beers Really Have The Most Successful Ad Campaign Of All Time?

(PCM) Nearly all of us are familiar with the popular catchphrase “A diamond is forever”, as it won over the hearts of women (and the wallets of men) since it was first introduced creating one of the most successful ad campaigns of all time for jewelry company De Beers.

The “A diamond is forever” slogan originated with a 1948 ad campaign created by De Beers and suddenly the modern day engagement ring as we know …

How to Get Your Stubborn Loved Ones to Try Sushi

For many, the idea of eating raw fish is really disgusting. It can be hard to convince others to move out of the comfort zone and give it the good ole’ college try. They want to stick to their classic burgers and pasta, and seafood in particular might not be for them… yet.

While sushi can be an acquired taste, it is well worth introducing it to others. After all, plenty of places have all-you-can-eat …

What Is The Loss Meme? |, ||,||, |_ Explained

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(PCM) The ‘Loss Meme’ is based on an episode of a video-game oriented webcomic called CTRL+ALT+DEL by Tim Buckley. The first strip ran on October 23, 2002. In 2004 and 2005, Ctrl+Alt+Del (CAD) was nominated for the Web Cartoonist’s Choice Awards Outstanding Gaming Comic award, and in 2005 it was nominated for Outstanding Comic.Loss01

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The overall story lines of long time series regulars: Ethan, Lucas, Lilah, Scott and Chef Brian ended …

How Morley Cigarettes Connect The Film And TV Universe

(PCM) Morley, Hollywood’s favorite brand of fake cigarettes has quite the fascinating history. The brand made it’s first appearance on the big screen in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 film Psycho and ever since Hollywood has been pay homage to the brand with countless references throughout the history of TV and film.

Morley’s have appeared in various TV shows, films, and video games that are completely unconnected to one another except for their use of …

January 20 Is National Cheese Lovers Day!

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(PCM) Just thinking about today being National Cheese Lovers Day is already making me hungry!  It is about time there is a national holiday observation to give our beloved cheese the respect it finally deserves. Cheese is one of the most highly consumed and loved foods all over the world.

There have been many rumors about the origins of cheese, however the one that appears to have the most credibility is that an Arabian merchant …

What is Shadow Banning?

What is Shadow Banning?

Shadow Banning is when a social network or website will take a post and make sure nobody, or very few people see it.

It began on forums in 2006 to cut back on trolling and spamming, and shortly thereafter major sites like Craigslist and Reddit used it, initially for spammers. Craigslist calls it “Ghosting”.

“Ghosting” is when Craigslist will seemingly accept your ad, and you’ll even be able to see it, …

Why Do We Drop A Ball To Celebrate New Year’s Eve?

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(PCM) All across the world folks will be celebrating the New Year with various customs and traditions, however one of the most well-known and well-preserved traditions takes place in heart of Times Square in New York City with the dropping of the now 11,875 pound ball adorned with over 2,500 Waterford Crystals and 32,000 LED lights. Over 1 billion tune in to watch the famous ball drop at midnight to ring in the New Year, …

Why Do We Drop A Ball To Celebrate New Year’s Eve?

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(PCM) All across the world folks will be celebrating the New Year with various customs and traditions, however one of the most well-known and well-preserved traditions takes place in heart of Times Square in New York City with the dropping of the now 11,875 pound ball adorned with over 2,500 Waterford Crystals and 32,000 LED lights. Over 1 billion tune in to watch the famous ball drop at midnight to ring in the New Year, …

Over 50 Christmas Facts, Trivia and Jokes, Plus The American Christmas Tree

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(PCM) The New York Rockefeller Tree is probably America’s Most Famous. Each year, over a million locals and visitors, plus millions more on television since 1951, come to see the official lighting, now with over 40,000 lights and miles of wire.

How did we get to the point where a million people will come to New York to see …

December 21, 1872: Phileas Fogg wins his bet

FoggBy Aaron Falkenstein Could He Travel Around the World in 80 Days? If Phileas Fogg won this same bet today, the converted value of his wager would be $4.4 million In 1872, after completion of the Suez Canal, the transcontinental railroad in the United States, and the Great Indian Peninsular railway, the journey around the world was reduced time wise. What had once taken several years could now be done in a few months. This…