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9 Regular People Who Became Memes

We may never know the true identities of Annoying Facebook Girl and Good Guy Greg, but we do know a little bit more about the people who inspired these memes. 1. College Freshman As a first-semester freshman, Griffin Kiritsy agreed to do an interview for Reader’s Digest, complete with a photo shoot on the UNH campus. “No [...]

Profiles in Scourges: Pablo Escobar

© HO/Reuters/Corbis Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria was born December 1, 1949, in the town of Rionegro, nestled in the northern Andes not far from the city of Medellin in the Colombian province of Antioquia. The son of a peasant farmer and a schoolteacher, there was nothing in Escobar’s background to suggest the meteoric and spectacularly sociopathic [...]

Duff Beer: Yes, It Does Exist!

If you’re in Mexico, Argentina, Colombia or Chile anytime soon, you can pick up a bottle of Duff, Homer Simpson’s lager of choice. Though the product is probably in violation of licensing agreements–or more specifically, being produced without one–it’s a hot seller in South American markets. Fox has never licensed the beverage in the United States. According [...]

Coca-Cola Turns Highway Into Movie Theater

Video Link This might make a massive traffic jam a little more tolerable. As part of their “Spread Happiness” mantra, Coke put up a big screen in Bogotá, Colombia, so stranded people could at least be entertained by a movie while they waited for the jam to clear up. Cars not in seeing or hearing distance [...]

The Secrets Behind Your Flowers

In 1967, Colorado State University graduate student David Cheever wrote a term paper on the Colombian cut flower industry. In 1969, he went to Colombia and started a business. Things took off from there. It’s not often that a global industry springs from a school assignment, but Cheever’s paper and business efforts started an economic revolution [...]

Edward Nino Hernandez – Shortest Man

Edward Nino Hernandez born in Colombia is recognized by the Guinness World Records as the worlds shortest living man. At 24 years of age Hernandez is 70cm (27.46-inch) tall and weighed 10kg (22lbs). He lives in Bogotá. It was officialy named as the worlds shortest living man in earth on September 4, 2010.He loves to [...]

Chefs Create ‘Love Dessert’ with Viagra

Colombian Chefs Create ‘Love Dessert’ with Viagra Students at a Colombian cooking school have created a ‘love dessert’ made with passion fruit and Viagra. Student chefs at the state culinary school, SENA, in Quindio province, came to the capital Bogota to present their special pudding at the “Gastronomy 2009″ culinary show on Friday. The creamy dessert is garnished [...]