Nothing warms the heart quite like an animal actor. They may not be able to talk, cry, or tell jokes, yet animal actors have managed to earn millions of actual dollars. Although animals can’t use debit cards and have no real need for money, that hasn’t stopped them from outearning the majority of their human counterparts.
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Fun, heartwarming, and action-packed, the Guardians of the Galaxy stole hearts — and merchandising dollars — with their big-screen debut. While the 2014 movie was the first taste of the Guardians for most, the franchise is far from new. The mischievous band of outcasts first came alive in 1968’s Marvel Super-Heroes #18. That story set…
One-hit wonders are celebrated just as often as they are mocked. But two-hit wonders? What place do they hold in the annals of music history? The answer is two-hit wonders don’t get double the respect. Far from it. In fact, as you’ll soon discover, two-hit wonders are often less known than their one-hit-colleagues.
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For much of modern society, scientists have traveled down the path of the unknown, systematically explaining the previously unexplainable. Gravity, the Northern Lights, and the Human Genome are a few examples of history’s greatest mysteries that remain unsolved. Having said that, there remain a number of unexplained phenomena that remain elusive.
Comics are fun. At least, the collaborative nature of the comic book industry sure is. Take an established character, cherry-pick an up-and-coming writer, and pair them with an artist, then let the magic take hold. Superman, Spider-Man, and X-Men have all offered up alternate versions of top-billed characters. Sure, some alternative takes fall flat, but…
Millennials have been accused of holding the knife and delivering the fatal blow to hundreds — if not thousands — of brands and forced the restructuring of some major industries. Maybe the entire generation has a hate on for the society that their parents have left for them? Or, as a recent Federal Reserve study suggests, maybe millennials are just poor. Whatever the cause, the effects are damning. Today, we take a look at some of the conventions, products, and services that millennials are killing and maybe, just maybe, shake a fist or two.
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Pokémon is back in the news cycle again with a new game. Actually, two new games! Such a moment calls for a celebration. As such, we’re going to enter the Pokémon Hall of Fame and re-live the glory days. That’s right, we’re going back to the first generation. There are 151 Pokémon in all, but 15 of them rise above the rest. These are the best first-gen Pokémon ever.
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Hype is a finicky thing. It can certainly work to the advantage of game developers. But pre-release video game hype is a double edge sword. I mean, all product manufacturers crave attention, but if that attention turns negative, the impact can be catastrophic. Today, we’ll explore some of the more memorable video game launch fiascos and provide a bit of an update as to where the game stands today.
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Stan Lee was a giant. There’s no other way to put it. But comic book characters aren’t the only thing the late, great Lee was known for. The man also had a penchant for cameos. Today, we take some time to spotlight some of Stan Lee’s most memorable cameos. Excelsior!