Food wrappers amount to millions of tons of additional garbage ending up in landfills each year, but the fact that they make food products far more portable and help keep them fresh means they’re not going away anytime soon.
The ninja has become such an archetypal figure in the world of pop culture that ninjafans assume they know all there is to know about the shadowy assassins in black because they've seen all the movies and read all the books.
However, most of those books and movies leave out all the real cool ways ninjas used elements in their surroundings to their advantage, and the nifty little gadgets that aided them in their stealthy pursuits.
Need to cross a moat or pond in a hurry? Historians believe ninjas strapped pontoon like devices to their feet called Mizu Gumo (Water Spider), which folded up nicely and helped aid in their escape.
Shuriken are cool and katanas slice real nice, but there’s nothing like silently delivering a dose of poison via hairpin, or scratching your way to victory with the Neko-Te (cat’s paw) weapon used primarily by the kunoichi (female ninja).
Two brave breakers from Germany named LIL AMOK and BBoy Snoopproved they're down to undertake dangerous dance missions by performing with fireworks strapped to their feet.
Their mad moves look even more incredible with those colorful sparks flying off their sneakers and into the air, and the whole thing culminates in an unreal headspin finale sure to leave you all fired up!
Domino’s Pizza has always taken a rather lighthearted approach to advertising (remember the Noid?) but when it comes to creating national ad campaigns it can be really easy to take humor too far.
Take this Sriracha Pizza spot Domino's wisely decided not to include in their Superbowl ad campaign:
The ad was created by advertising agency McCann Israel, and even though the pitch was never approved the image inevitably made its way online and is now causing quite a stir. Domino's reps are ardently denying they authorized use of their logo, and claim "the people responsible are being dealt with", but it sure looks like a legit pitch to me.
It’s obviously meant to cash in on the Fifty Shades Of Grey hype and add some edginess to their ads, but deciding the S&M theme was a little too NC-17 for a national ad campaign was clearly a smart choice. -Via The Daily What
Apparently they look even more spectacular when they come together, and when the bully and the weenie combine the offspring is a thing of bizarre beauty.
Meet Rami, the Pit Bull Terrier-Dachshund combo, and one of the cutest/creepiest looking canines I’ve ever seen! Rami has a head that's probably caused more than a few faceplants, and with his interesting body shape and fascinating face it's not surprising that his story has gone viral.
Krusty lost his daytime television gig and was now looking for a new way to vent his clowny frustration and paint the town red, so he decided to change his act into one guaranteed to scare the kiddies. He changed his look to better embody that IT factor, and took the fact that he found his own appearance terrifying to be a horrific success, but when he started filing his teeth down into sharp points he knew he'd taken his terrifying new persona a bit too far!
Bring a splash of frightfully fun color to your geeky wardrobe with this Krustywise t-shirt by Brinkerhoff, it's sure to slay your fellow Krusty fans and make horror fans howl with delight!
With a yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum a pirate will drunkenly saunter their way into your port town and cause trouble, but Logan isn't some eyepatch sportin' swabbie with a peg leg. He's a new kind of pirate, a freaky fellow who has no need of societal norms, and when he shows up in town folks know things are about to get dicey. They call him Wolverine for a reason- he's short tempered, savage, and loves tearing into people with his mighty sharp claws. Those swashbucklers can have their sabers and wenches, all Logan needs to have a good time are a snick snick and a bloodthirsty smile...
Slice through the forces of boring fashion, bring home this Mutant Pirate t-shirt by Andriu and you'll see how Jolly your fellow X-fans can be!
The way dogs see it if they can do what humans do then their ranking in the mammalian pecking order is guaranteed to go up. However, dogs acting like humans may sound like fun, but as these images will show it could mean the beginning of the end for both felines and mankind!
It all started back in those black and white toned days of yore, when some lazy nanny decided to let the family dog take over for the afternoon
Columbia soars through the skies on wings of freedom and patriotism, but if anyone tries to sow the seeds of dissention on that city-ship in the sky there's an even more high flying force there to stop them- the Songbird. He doesn't sing a pleasant song, nor does he have beautiful feathers for folks to admire as he soars through the sky, but he does have terrible claws with which to rend flesh from bone and the force of Comstock's Founders behind him.
Sport this Salvation Lies Through The Songbird t-shirt by Barrett Biggers around town and shock your fellow fans with this awesomely artistic design!
Foodies get mighty attached to their favorite food products, and we continue to search online and check in with local stores “just in case” long after our favorite products have disappeared from store shelves.
Sometimes it’s hard to accept that you’re never going to get to eat another P.B. Crisp, or take another satisfying sip of an ice cold Ecto Cooler, and the cupboards look mighty empty without your fav food products of yesteryear.
Everybody is always talking about those xenomorphic facehuggers that look like alien bugs, but what about the furry facehuggers that we've let into our homes? They're not looking to lay eggs in your abdomen, or spread terror throughout the galaxy, they just really like the way your warm breath feels on their tummies! Cats are already taking over the interwebs, and before you know it they'll have taken over the universe, so get those faces ready for a hugging humanity!
Give the world a geeky hug with this Facehuggers t-shirt by Matt Parsons, and share your twisted sense of humor with the world!
Wade had finally started hanging out with the comic book in crowd when the zombie apocalypse swept through the nerd con like a bad stench. Suddenly fanboys and geek girls were chewing on each other like tacos, and Pool was left wondering what to do with all those walking dead dudes. He decided it was time to hack some heads, but before he could start chopping those cads down he came face to face with his idols- the bespectacled badass Stan and his lowly pencil pusher Rob...
Add some dead cool style to your geeky wardrobe with this Walking With Rob and Stan t-shirt by Chip Skelton, it costs about the same as four tacos but this shirt does a way better job of satisfying your hunger for geeky goodness!
He's not that Casey from Mudville who went up to bat and struck out, but if you know someone who needs a baseball bat upside their head he's the man for the job! Casey leads a pretty weird life- he hangs around mutants, wears a hockey mask while patrolling the streets like some kind of psycho, and doesn't mind eating pizza in the sewer. But without Casey and his hockey sticks out there helping take down the Foot clan the ninja turtles wouldn't be the heroes in a half shell they are today!
Take your wardrobe down to geek street with this Jones t-shirt by Cory Freeman Design, it's one cool slick way to pay homage to the greatest vigilante to ever sport a hockey mask!
She's got the kind of smile that can make a space marine drop his pulse rifle and run away screaming in terror, eyes that seem to bore into your soul and a spooky fanged tongue that actually bores right through people's chests! Those who worship the xenomorph Queen do so purely out of fear, because they know that, despite what Ripley says, it's only a matter of time before her primal alien offspring have conquered the universe...
Take your geeky wardrobe to the sci-fi dark side with this Long Live The Queen t-shirt by BeastPop, it's the best way to show your allegiance to our xenomorphic overlords.
When you decide to catch a cat bus for a trip across the moonlit forest make sure you hop on board the right cat! The nekobus you're looking for is orange and striped, with bright yellow headlight eyes and an idiot grin, but if you see a purple catbus come up all covered in green stripes and sporting a mischievous grin don't take that ride! Take it from Alice, the Cheshire Express's last passenger- there's no such thing as a free ride in Wonderland...
Take the world on a grand adventure, wear this Cheshire Express t-shirt by Emilie Boisvert and show your fellow geeks the way to Wonderland!
Just because those stormtroopers are clones doesn't mean they don't have emotions just like any other living organism. They get a great big ol' grin on after surviving battles against masters of the Force, scratch their helmets in frustration when they can't find the droids they're looking for, and let out a great big ol' sigh when it's finally time to kick up their white boots and relax. Still having trouble figuring out their moods? Don't take off their helmet, or the only expression you're going to see is anger!
Put on a happy helmet face, sport this Moods Of Stormtroopers t-shirt by Eltronco, and you'll be spreading Imperial smiles wherever you go!
John Snow was just playing the game the best way he knew how, making all the right choices and staying healed up during encounters, but then like a bolt out of the blue she appeared. Her fiery red hair was striking, but her arrows were even more striking, and before he knew it John was being hunted like game by a wild red haired girl!
Get your fantasy game on with this Wild Red Haired Girl Appeared! t-shirt by Samtronika, it's sure to inspire lots of fun encounters with your fellow GoT fans and geeky gamers!
They weren't the Meowva Corps first choice for the battle against the Great Dane-os, but they were the only ones willing to give up their flea bitten lives for the cause. Pets all over the Catlaxy were counting on these unlikely heroes/feline felons to save the day, but if Purr-Lord, Rocket Ragdoll and the rest of the Meowlano gang couldn't learn to work as a team the furry citizens of the Catlaxy were doomed!
Become meow-ster of your own feline universe with this Guardians Of The Cataxy t-shirt by trheewood, it's way more stylish than a fur coat and combines your two loves- comic book characters and cats!
Mario always finished levels by jumping on the flagpole then walking straight through the castle door, but something was different about the first level in UP world. Mario got through the level without a scratch, defeated a big, dumb bird named Kevin, and jumped up on that flagpole, but that's when things started to get strange. The fireworks went off, Mario jumped down and headed towards the castle door, but before he could officially finish the level the castle floated away!
Add some animated game to your geeky wardrobe with this 1 Up Princess t-shirt by Fishbiscuit, wear it and earn a fashion high score!
When Dale founded K's Motor Shop he had no idea what sort of people his humble hot rod shop would attract, but before he knew it Dale was neck deep in rolling alien trash cans looking for a V8 upgrade. Those far out alien freaks were looking to exterminate some rat rodder known as The Doctor, so they ordered Dale to slap his most rod-tastic engine into their strange armor suits so they'd be ready to rip up the competition. But when The Doctor showed up pushing a blue police box shaped coffin rod Dale started rooting for the other team!
Trick out your geeky wardrobe with this V8 ACCELERATE t-shirt by Scott Neilson, and you'll be rollin' out in style!
Wonder Woman is one of the most enduring characters in comic book history, and even though she doesn't look like she has aged a day she has lived many different lives, and worn many different costumes, in the last 74 years.
Here's a collection of 30 different incarnations of Wonder Woman, most of which were actually inspired by looks seen in the pages of Wonder Woman comic books.
1. Little Wonder Girl-
Wonder Woman is an inspiration to people of all ages, but nobody idolizes the Amazonian warrior princess more than young girls. This heroic little Wonder Girl looks like she's ready to battle any bullies who threaten freedom on the playground.
When Diana Prince gets dressed up for a superhero's ball she likes to keep her look formal and fancy, and this unknown cosplayer perfectly captures that Wonder-fully fancy ball gown look in her mighty poofy dress.
Who needs a sword when you've got a chainsaw spear?!Cosplayer Meagan Marie created this extremely cool costume based on the post apocalyptic Atomic Wonder Woman character that appears in the game Infinite Crisis.
Everybody loves music- it's the sound that soothes our savage souls, the beats we dance to, the ringtones in our phones and the rhythms we hear as we make our way through the world. Everywhere you go people are groovin' to their favorite tunes because hearing a great song puts the world in a groovy mood!
Music and geekdom make a perfect pair, and in the NeatoShop you'll find all kinds of cool designs that combine your favorite geeky subject matter with musical flair, most of which are only available in the rockinest online store- the NeatoShop!
Finding a pair of Hulk hands would make any Marvelite’s day, and the discoverer would probably take the hands home and set them on a shelf like a good little collector, but Hulk hands aren’t made for sitting- they’re made for SMASHING!
Now imagine if that smashing power was discovered by a wimpy nerd who was always getting picked on by a pack of jocks and you’ve imagined the premise of a short film called "The Incredible Hulk Hands" by Ari Fararooy.
"The Incredible Hulk Hands" kinda looks like an anti-bullying film made by Wes Anderson in collaboration with comedy troupe The State. It's genuinely funny, quirky in all the right ways, and even manages to add a touch of heart to the tale of nerdy David versus a jock triumvirate version of Goliath.
Frida Kahlo's life was well documented, and both her (mostly self portrait) paintings and the hundreds of photographs taken of her and her husband Diego Rivera help paint a pretty clear picture of their life together. But there's one part of Frida's life that's not so well known- her happy childhood.
Frida grew up in La Casa Azul with her adoring father Guillermo and mother Matilde, and no matter what was happening outside the walls of that blue house the scene inside was one of love and adoration.
Naming is an important part of brand identity, and product names often go through different stages of development, from focus group testing to branding, before being slapped on a label and sold in stores. But even with all this testing and discussion terrible brand names sometimes slip through, and other times what we perceive as being a bad brand name is simply a matter of mistranslation.
Here are the stories behind ten products with seemingly unfortunate names, and the real story behind their bad brand names:
Let's start off the list with a lighthearted entry- Tastes Like Grandma Homemade Jam, which derives its bad name from a typo.
Add an apostrophe and the letter S after Grandma and you've got a normal product, leave it like it is and it sounds like a spread beloved by cannibals and zombie cosplayers! If they ever come out with a Tomacco flavored jam they can slap Ralph Wiggum's face on the label and cash in!
Generally folks are trying to clean the barf out of their clothes rather than trying to clean their clothes with barf, so this detergent probably isn't a top seller in English speaking countries. However, Barf is probably a fine cleaning product, and the word "barf" is Persian for "snow" so it makes sense after all!
Pee cola is brewed and bottled in Ghana out of cola, sugar and soda water, so it's not pee as you and I know it, that is until it comes out again. In this case the "pee" in Pee Cola actually means "Very Good", and this popular soda pop's sales certainly don't suffer due to mistranslation.
It turns out King's catalog of oration has been missing one important item for many years- a speech he gave at UCLA on April 27, 1965. The long lost recording of this speech was recently discovered in a storage room by archivist Derek Bolin and chair of UCLA Department of Communication Studies Tim Groeling, and thanks to their efforts to preserve history we can now hear the speech in its entirety here.
They were tired of simply slashing their way through the local teen population, and those four fiends were looking for a new outlet for their supernatural frustration. They discovered the hideous beauty of their voices and began to sing songs about bohemians and queens, rhapsodies and fall festivals, and all who heard their terrible singing fell down dead of fright. Thanks to all the time they were saving by not having to chase after people and hack them to bits they were able to explore another artistic avenue for their frightful show- costume design!
Slash away the blues with this Horror Rhapsody t-shirt by Absolem Studio, and show the world you have horrifically good taste in clothing and music!
When the cookie supplies started to run dry CM took it in stride, but when the government instituted a ban on cookies and other baked goods Cookie went from Monster to Mobster overnight. He enlisted the aid of his purple monster pal Telly, who happened to be Sesame's best bookmaker, and together the two monsters turned mobsters took over the street and started their own cookie making operation. And if it hadn't been for that bird and his big mouth they probably would've gotten away with all the chocolate chip cookies they could eat, but instead they were left holding an empty bag from Mr. Hooper's store and a pile of crumbs...
Bring some deliciously geeky flavor to your wardrobe with this Cookie Mobster t-shirt by Sophie Corrigan, pick one up and you'll see that C is for cookie...and cool characters!