Summer Camp for Detectives

Summer camps aren’t just for archery and basket weaving anymore. The newest camps are borrowing from the latest television shows and replacing swimming and capture the flag with crime solving. The Wall Street Journal has more: On a summer morning in southern New Jersey, a team of crime-scene investigators gathered around a body lying face-down […]

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Pulling The Cheese

Ever wonder how even mediocre-tasting pizza can look delectably mouth-watering in commercials? From the perfect cheese pull to tweezing the mozzarella, Domino’s gives us a backstage look at the creation of a pizza commercial. That explains why a large pizza costs $15!

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Inventors Gone Mad

The Augusta Chronicle: Mad Scientists features amateur inventors, weekend scientists and eccentric engineers who make outrageous “toys” out of everyday products, according to a news release. During the show, host John Bowler challenges them to improve their original invention within 48 hours. Krug, the owner of Krug Technologies LLC by day, said he’s always out

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Shell-Free Hard Boiled Eggs

If you love to make things using hard boiled eggs but hate messing with shells, you will love Betsy Kaufman’s latest invention. Betsy was making breakfast one morning when an idea struck her. What if you could hard boil eggs without their shells? By the time her coffee was done, she had a complete marketing

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Old Television Commercials

Do you like to watch old commercials? AdViews is a digital archive of thousands of vintage television commercials dating from the 1950s to the 1980s. These commercials were created or collected by the ad agency Benton & Bowles or its successor, D’Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles (DMB&B). Founded in 1929, Benton & Bowles was a

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Spatula City

Having just posted about a store that only sells mayonnaise, I was reminded of the “commercial” for the fictional Spatula City within the movie UHF by “Weird Al” Yankovic. In the movie, Weird Al plays a daydreamer whose hyperactive imagination keeps him from holding a steady job. His gambling uncle wins the deed to a

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