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The Life And Times Of The MGM Lion

The famous mascot of Metro-Goldwyn Mayer is not one lion, but five lions. These are their stories. Slats (1917–1928) Wikimedia Commons Slats, born at the Dublin Zoo in 1919, was MGM’s first lion. He had previously appeared in the logo of the Goldwyn Pictures Corporation, where designer Howard Dietz chose the lion as a mascot as a tribute [...]

In the Future, People Will Use Bacon as Currency

(Video Link)  At least, that’s the premise of an advertising stunt launched by Oscar Mayer. The company thinks that its new thick-cut bacon is so good that people will accept it in place of US currency. So Oscar Mayer is sending actor Josh Sankey across the country with 3,000 pounds of bacon in a refrigerated truck. [...]

New Birth Control Pill… for Dogs

Both the ASPCA and Humane Society strongly encourage pet owners to spay and neuter their furry friends to prevent overpopulation (and a dearth of homeless puppies, sad face). It shouldn’t really be a surprise, then, that there is a less invasive option in the works. But let’s face it, it’s kind of a crazy idea, right? Not [...]

Making of an Oscar statuette

The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are presented annually by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS)to recognize excellence of professionals in the film industry, including directors, actors, and writers. The formal ceremony at which the awards are presented is one of the most prominent award ceremonies in the world. [...]