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February 22, 2013

4 Crazy Land Claims Actually Recognized By the Government

By Andrew Heaton | 254,299 Views

Crazy people will pronounce themselves ruler of the Sovereign Nation of Tittyfartsylvania or President of Madeuplandington with some regularity. What is more stunning is when actual governments choose to recognize the borders of Tittyfartsylvania and send diplomats to negotiate peace terms.

#4. The Principality of Outer Baldonia

The Principality of Outer Baldonia sprang into being in the 1940s, when a Pepsi lobbyist named Russell Arundel negotiated its purchase for $750, because it's not like he was going to spend that money feeding the homeless.

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"Eh, I'm a Coke guy anyway."


February 21, 2013

The 7 Most Ridiculous Rough Drafts of Famous Brand Logos

By Evan V. Symon , Kier Harris | 292,882 Views

Most successful brands have instantly recognizable logos. However, early drafts of some of the most famous logos in the world apparently confused "recognition" with "bitter insanity."

#7. Apple Computers - 1976

Pretty much everyone is familiar with the logo for Apple Computers, because it permeates virtually every level of hipster culture.

We're amazed it doesn't have a beard.


February 20, 2013

The 3 Most Impressive Acts of Charity By Famous People

By Karl Smallwood | 284,647 Views

Recently, David Beckham, the only soccer player you have ever heard of, announced that he would donate his entire salary to charity, which we assume was part of the bargain he made with Lucifer in exchange for self-chiseling abdominal muscles and Posh Spice's inflated boobs. As it turns out, Beckham isn't the only person to give away a fortune (regardless of motive).

#3. George Lucas

When bearded dollar sign George Lucas sold Lucasfilm to Disney in 2012, Star Wars fans across the globe collectively seethed with rage, probably because they'd waded through 10 years of shitty prequels and cartoons to be rewarded with this picture:

Disney via Washington Post
"We were wrong, everybody. Star Wars COULD get more lame."


February 19, 2013

4 Hopelessly Outdated Technologies People Still Use

By Jason Iannone | 406,741 Views

Despite the fact that we live in a culture where most of us carry telephones in our pockets that can access any piece of information ever recorded (and also make phone calls), there are still countless people around the world who depend on painfully outdated technology as part of their daily routine.

#4. AOL Dial-Up