Some random marketing genius may claim they can sell ice to an Eskimo, and some actually manage to sell snowballs in Minnesota! For $1, you can get real, hand-packed snowballs from a vending machine. We don’t really know how well the sales went, but apparently, the machine was restocked a few times. Real Minnesota Snowballs snowball vending machine was a brainchild of marketing agency Space150.
As Life Expectancy Increases, So Do the Years Spent in ‘Bad Health’ [Infographic]
Human life expectancy is at the highest it has ever been. We now have better access to healthcare, and better healthcare, and life expectancy is it an encouraging high. So we are living longer, but how much of that increased life is spent in good health? This infographic by Medigo illustrates the global numbers for what they call “Bad Health Years”, a number that has increased (on average) for Europe and South America.
Junk Food Repackaged In An Artisinal Style
1 Minute Video Shows Every New York Times Front Page Since 1852
This video shows every front page of the New York Times since 1852, all condensed into one minute. Created by data artist Josh Begley, the video shows 45 pages per frame. The video does give plenty of insights, like how the front layout has evolved over time. Then there’s the transition from all text to black&white images, to the colored picture-rich pages we see today.
Via Laughing Squid
Earrings With Hogwarts House Crests
Show your devotion to your favorite Hogwarts house – or all of them, this is a 5-pack set. It includes crests for all houses, plus one for Hogwarts itself. You just got a whole new set of options to feed your interest in the wizarding world of Harry Potter. The set costs $20.
Emoji Beach Blanket
Well, don’t let emojis just be a part of infuriating texting, bring them to the beach too. The blanket is five-feet wide and sells for $30. Just in case you’re looking for some other design, this beach blanket does have a few other siblings. Though the others aren’t as big on the emoji scene.
Doing the (Over)Smart Thing: Airport Jacket That Let’s You Stash 33 Pounds of Luggage
At several inopportune times, many of us have faced the problem of overweight luggage and near-extortion level fees. More troublesome than that is the fact that many airlines have started to charge for overhead carry-on luggage while restricting baggage allowances. That does perhaps call for more innovative solutions, like an airport jacket where you can stash 33 pounds (15 kilos) of luggage.
How to Fix Anything Electronic
This hilarious comic from Jake Likes Onions does quite a job at explaining the basics of “fixing” electronics.
Cosplaying with Face Packs? Why the Hell Not!
I have always thought face packs look weird, well, at least now you can decorate the weirdness in a kawaii with these designer face packs. I have to say, I’m partial towards the Nightmare Before Christmas face pack, but there is quite a selection to go around to suit your preference. It’s cool, but still kind of weird. Available for purchase on JapanTrendShop.