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Subscribe! Because SMART IS THE NEW SEXY: https://goo.gl/JTfP6L Really smart branding is an uphill task. We have all seen many fails in different companies’ commercials. However, time passes by and we tend to forget about them. What always remains the same is their logo. Take one glance at any of these logos and you will instantly recognize the brand, but have you ever stopped to really look at them? Today, Smart is the New Sexy collected 28 famous logos with their hidden meanings . You’ll never look at these logos the same way again! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our Social Media: Facebook: http://facebook.com/enjoy.science/ The Bright Side of Youtube: https://goo.gl/rQTJZz 5-Minute Crafts Youtube: https://www.goo.gl/8JVmuC ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For more videos and articles visit: http://www.brightside.me/
Dumbest ways companies have failed to predict the future or made decisions that bankrupted them! Whatever happened to Blockbuster and Borders? Find out on this countdown of epic business blunders! #9. “Kodak”- The Eastman Kodak Company was founded in 1888 and was the most successful company in the photography industry during the 20th Century. They were the leaders in bringing the cutting edge of photographic technology and easy to use cameras to the hands of consumers throughout the world. But Kodak almost met its demise at the hands of a product that it actually invented: digital photography. Kodak invented this technology in 1975, but failed to jump on the innovation, believing that common applications for it were well into the future. Early on, the company thought that the high cost and complexity that would be needed to make a push into the digital front weren’t in Kodak’s best interests. So, Kodak put digital photography to the side to be picked back up when the time was financially advantageous, but they waited too long. By the time they switched gears, they faced competitors who had been perfecting their business models with digital photography at the center, whereas Kodak’s model was still dependent on printed photos. While other companies made deals with websites, phone companies and focused on online based imaging, Kodak floundered and in 2012 filed for Bankruptcy. They have since come back from bankruptcy and started specializing in producing smartphones and tablets. #8. “Pan American”- From 1927 until 1991, Pan Am was the largest airline company in the United States, but due to bad foresight, callous labor practices and an uncontrollable disaster this global giant quickly met its end. The company basically had a monopoly on overseas travel until World War II but was dealt its first major blow when other strong airline companies began to up their game. Pan Am fought off the competitors with its innovations such as jumbo jets and an advanced system for making reservations but these innovations couldn’t match the corporate aptitude and human relations that the other airlines dealt with more astutely. One of the main reasons for Pan Am’s failure was ironically due to its early successes. Because of the sheer size of its fleet, it was the company hit the hardest by the 1973 oil crisis. Just before the crisis, Pan Am had just purchased a number of brand new gas-guzzling Boeing 747s and was forced to dramatically raise ticket prices to recuperate. As it was trying to recover from this setback it had also become a target of terrorism in the Middle East. To the terrorists Pan Am was a symbol of the United States overseas because it was the largest U.S. airline servicing the area. During the Gulf War, in the midst of financial hardships and battles with labor unions, Pan American 103 on a transatlantic flight from Frankfurt, Germany to Detroit was blown up by Libyan nationals above the Scottish town of Lockerbie. The incident scared even more customers away from flying Pan Am and many travel agents would no longer book flights on their planes. All of these events and poor managing of them led Pan American International Airways to declare bankruptcy and completely fold in 1991. #7. “Borders”- Tom and Louis Borders opened their first bookstore in 1971. Their vast selection of books and innovative inventory system turned them into the second biggest chain of book megastores. Due to years of miscalculating the future of book consumption, the bookstore all but vanished in 2011. It all started in the mid 90s when Amazon and other online stores hit the scene. Instead of developing their own website and focusing on online sales, the company decided to further their storefront endeavors and expanded into Europe and Asia opening hundreds of stores. Their competitor Barnes and Noble, did the opposite by preparing for the digital age, perfecting their online sales system and focusing on their storefront operations in the United States. When Borders did start to catch on to the online market they were already far behind and decided to use Amazon as a host for such sales. Because of this, as more and more sales were made online, instead of receiving 100% of the profit they had to share with Amazon. Borders also was caught in the past by devoting lots of money and inventory towards DVDs and CDs at a time when digital music and video was on the rise. While Barnes and Noble developed it’s own e-reader to grab paperless book market by the horns, Borders was extremely slow to adapt to the change. All of these factors came to a boiling point in 2006 when, after several years of losing millions of dollars Borders filed for bankruptcy. By 2011, Borders realized there was no way out and closed most of its remaining stores. The only stores remaining are in southeast asia where it remain Borders in name only, as they were sold to a company named Popular Holdings.
Many of the items featured on our list today appear on other lists with a very negative tone attached to them, like you’ve been lied to your whole life, or can you believe it’s actually made from x, y, z… but in reality, many of the items are made from recycled products, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that! This isn’t an invitation for you to go home and cut through things to see what they’re made of though, let us do that for you! Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr 13 - Safety First… Probably one of the more unexpected interiors has to be the inside of this hair tie! Once the green covering began to unravel, a condom was revealed. These images were actually investigated by Snopes, and they confirmed the story. Certain hair ties made in Dongguan and Guangzhou were made using defective condoms, not used obviously! It’s usually a combination of a rubber band and an eraser type of material, in fact it can actually erase pencil if you have the time to try! 12 - If all else fails… So, what do you do with all those soda’s featuring Shaq’s face that didn’t sell? You stick Arnold Palmer on them, and hope for the best! No, I’m not sure if that’s the actual reason, but it’s a sound theory. Arnold Palmer was an American golfer, and his face has been used on the Arnold Palmer, which is the name of a beverage made from iced tea and lemonade. 11 - Check Mate… This knight from a chess set has been weighted down using old dice. This is definitely not the norm though, and could just be this particular company that used old stock to fill the gaps! 10 - Looks can be deceiving… Similar to our earlier story about the 6-vault batteries, when you open up a 9-vault battery, you find what appears to be 6 AAA batteries. Now, they do look a lot like regular AAA batteries, but they are in fact 3.5mm bigger, but it’s been said you can use AAA batteries to replace them if you needed to . 9 - Reveal yourself… Someone went to a great a deal of effort to slice open a bowling ball. Not the tenpin one mind you, but a lawn bowls one. Much has changed since lawn bowls was first played in the 13th century, and these balls used to be weighed down on one side of the ball. They don’t do that anymore, and the ball is made from melamine, with one weight throughout. 8 - Shake, Rattle and Roll… Don’t you love that sound of shaking a tin of spray paint. You can hear the little ball inside, clanging against the tin, making a wonderful sound. It also evokes a bit of excitement, because you’re obviously about to begin a project of some sort. Isn’t it a tad disappointing to learn that it’s just a marble inside? 7 - Two for the price of one… Perhaps it worked out too costly to make new, longer handled screw drivers from scratch, and this was the cheaper option, I’m really not sure – but it is a bit unusual to find one screwdriver hiding inside another, isn’t it? 6 - High-rollers… Dice are generally made with plastic inside a little mold, but how this dice ended up being coated with a layer of blue is a bit of a mystery. This dice cracked, revealing a white dice trapped inside. Here’s two interesting facts about dice you may not be aware of… The dots are actually called pips and they’re believed to have been invented in China. 5 - Not the best quality… When you buy a desk or table, at the very least you expect the product to made from wood. Call me crazy, but you kind of have an expectation that the product will be durable, sturdy and last a little while. Well, that may not always be the case as highlighted by this consumer. His table was made from cardboard. I’d love to know how much he paid for it, wouldn’t you? 4 - Perfect Fit… Although it makes sense, I guess it’s not something we really give much thought to. Someone has highlighted the fact that inside his SD card, was a micro SD card. What’s nice about having this bit of information, if you ever have a need for a micro SD, you can just use this one! 3 - Half Time… Since we’ve had a look at some of the unexpected interiors of some of our everyday products, we’ll throw in a few cross-sections of other interesting products, for example, how amazing does a cigar look when it’s sliced in half? At first glance you would assume it’s cork, but it’s actually so tightly stuffed with dried and fermented tobacco leaf, that it just looks like cork. 2 - A thing of beauty… This is like artwork to the coffee lover. This is what a cup of coffee looks like with the cream swirling around inside it. This photograph was taken by New York photographer Beth Galton, who has many more interesting cross-sections of food and beverages that we enjoy on a daily basis. 1...
From the amazing conjoined twins Chang and Eng to the incredible three-eyed man these real life circus freaks will shock you. Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr 6.Chang and Eng Bunker Should this take up two spots on the list or one? Chang and Eng Bunker were born conjoined in 1811 and they are the origin of the term “siamese twins.” They began touring the world as a curiosity act in 1829. Doing well for themselves they eventually settled down on a plantation in North Carolina and married sisters with which they had a total of 21 children. One morning in 1874 Eng woke up to find Cheng had died in his sleep. A doctor was summoned to try to perform an emergency separation to save Eng’s life, but it did not work and Eng also passed away. 5.Prince Randian- The Living Torso The child of British Indian slaves, Prince Randian was born in 1871 without arms or legs. P.T. Barnum discovered him and brought him to the United Stated in 1889 when he began his career performing side shows. He had a remarkable ability to make things work despite his severe handicap. He was able to shave, write and as can be seen in the movie Freaks, roll a cigarette. Randian died of a heart attack shortly after his last performance on December 19,1934. 4.Minnie Woolsey- Koo Koo The Bird Girl Minnie was born with what is believed to be a condition known as bird-headed dwarfism. She spent many years in a Georgia asylum before joining circus shows. Eventually she landed a role in the popular 1932 film Freaks, which propelled her to fame. Her act as Koo Koo The Bird Girl involved her dressed in a feathery costume dancing around animatedly and talking in thrilled gibberish to the audience. Little is known about the later part of Minnie’s life. Some accounts say that she performed into her 80’s and it is also said that she was hit by a car sometime in the 1960’s. 3.Bill Durks- The Man With Three Eyes Bill Durks did not actually have three eyes. Ironically he only had one working eye, he was blind in his right eye and painted his third eye as a part of the show. He was born with a condition that is today known as frontonasal dysplasia. His face failed to come completely together and he had a deep cleft lip, open palate and a split nose. The early part of Bill’s life is fairly depressing, he was not able to go to school and his family was ashamed of him due to his shocking appearance. Luckily, while working in a circus show he ran into Melvin “The Anatomical Wonder” Burkhart, who would go on to become Bill’s close friend and who would look out for his best interests. Bill passed away on May 7, 1975. 2.Grady Stiles Jr.- The Lobster Boy The Stiles family had been afflicted for generations with ectrodactyly or “Lobster Claw Syndrome.” Grady was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on July 18, 1937 and suffered from a severe form of the syndrome. He was recruited by his family to be a part of their act at an early age. He married twice and had four children, two of which were born with ectrodactyly. The clan would sometimes tour together as The Lobster Family. Grady was also a drunk who would abuse his family and one night in 1978 he murdered his oldest daughter's fiance, shooting him with a shotgun. Using his condition to his advantage, Grady was able to avoid imprisonment and actually remarried his first wife. Instantly regretting the decision, his first wife decided to hire an assassin, who murdered Grady on November 29, 1993. 1.Joseph Merrick- The Elephant Man Like so many people with severe visual deformities, a lot of Joseph Merrick’s life is a sad story. Born in Leicester, England on August 5, 1862, Merrick was by all accounts a perfectly healthy toddler until the age of 5, when he began to develop patches of lumpy gray skin. By 17 he was unable to work due to his physical deformities and his father beat him for not making money. Forced out on his own, Merrick eventually decided to take advantage of his appearance and started working as an act in freak shows calling himself “The Elephant Man.” He found success in this arena for a while until his manager abandoned him and robbed him of his savings. By this point Merrick was physically in bad shape and had nowhere to go. He was helped by the London Hospital, which reached out for public funds on his behalf. Enough was donated so that Merrick was able to stay in the hospital and live in comfort until he passed away at the age of 27.
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These creative business owners know how to catch your attention with their unique and creative business card designs it's incredible!
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16. Cheese Grater Card
Bon Vivant Quesos located in Brazil, makes sure you’re thinking about them next time you’re grating some cheese. These small cheese graters are about the same size as your average business cards but a lot more practical. Give them a quick call if you’re looking for some quality cheese.
Looking to get in the youtube or movie production business? Let everyone know you’re serious by getting one of these cool clapperboard cards and get your company’s name on it asap. You might be able to use one of these temporarily until you get the real thing.
We saw cards that contain seeds bout what about cards with seeds that actually grow!
Since you already had to possibly destroy a few trees to make your business cards, help the environment out and grow a seed. If this is made of biodegradable paper, the seedling might be able to live on!
People are less likely to throw away the business card if they are able to find some practicality. Who wouldn’t want to carry around a trusty bottle opener in their wallet. And then every time they use it, people at the party are going to want to know where they got it from! Genius!
12. Thumbdrive Card
Trying to stay one step ahead of the competition is never easy. Being able to provide your customers with excellent ways to get your information out there is essential. This thumbdrive card, will appeal to the customers who are more often on the computer and online. Although it’s not exactly clear in English anyways, what company this is, this would be great for an electronics company!
11. Constructable Cards
This card for the editor in chief and publisher of intersection cars magazine, came up with cool constructable design of a 1969 Nissan Skyline. You might actually forget that it’s a business card and not a cool model car. His information is all labelled on the bottom of the car.
10. The Balloon Card
Although it may be difficult to see the information of the doctor on this balloon now, wait until it’s all blowed up! Most people would want a little more fun of a design at a birthday party or something, but if they’re free, hey, might as well take them!
Business cards will have even more of an effect if they can’t make someone laugh. Don’t worry people. This photographer is allowed to shoot people, with his camera that is.
8. Ticket Cards
What cooler design for business card than a concert ticket? Apparently this guy had the same name a rock band from the 1960’s but had enough sense of humor about it, to make it into a business card. Way to go Steve Miller!
7. The Film Card
While many of us have switched to digital photos, there are some out there who love to use film because it’s more authentic, and traditional too. This is a kodak business card and is sure to bring in some customers.
6. Circumcision Card
Guy, still thinking about getting a little trimmed off the top or know a person who does? Perfect! Hand them one of these but be a little extra careful when you’re tearing them off.
5. Cargo Card
This business card allows you to fold it in the shape of a box just in case you're packing up to move. The contents might be extra fragile so pay attention! You’ll never know when this will come in handy. Once you’re done with using it as a box, unfolding it and keep it in your wallet.
4. Fine Cheese Card
This business card here not only looks like a piece of swiss cheese but actually feels like one! It’s made a waxy, smooth coat and actually feels like you have a sample of their product! You’ll certainly never forget what this company specializes in.
3. Cat Card
Ever wish your boss would let yo u celebrate, “bring your cat to work day”. Which is actually celebrated on July 1st in case you were wondering. This cat here just drank from the coffee mug and is ready to get to typing!
2. The I-Card
This intriguing card design can be transformed into an apple computer monitor but not a real one because it’s made of paper. The apple store for this location will certainly get a lot of calls, no problem.
1.The Piercing Card
This extreme card is used for a piercing parlor and it allows you to pierce the guy’s nose in the photo! All you need is a sharp pencil and this dude will have a sick body mod.