How Coke Killed Crystal Pepsi

Back in stores right now for the first time in more than 20 years: Crystal Pepsi, a transparent cola that came and went from stores in the early ‘90s. Why would Pepsi revive a failed product? Because it wasn’t totally a failure—it did quite well at first…until Coca-Cola knocked it out of existence. There are […]

Where Did These Pop Culture Ideas Come From?

It’s always interesting to find out where the architects of pop culture get their ideas. These may surprise you. Super Mario Brothers Mario, the Italian-American plumber in dozens of Nintendo video games, was modeled after the landlord at Nintendo’s New York offices in the 1970s. Gollum Actor Andy Serkis provided the voice and movements for […]

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