We all acknowledge the fact that we are being advertised to on a daily basis. Everywhere we look we can find clever marketing campaigns that are working tirelessly in order to get us to purchase something. The most impressive marketing, however, comes from what we don’t see. Today, we are going to showcase to you 20 popular brand logos that have jaw-dropping secret meanings. Are these secret meanings just clever marketing ploys, or something more insidious? You be the judge!
Let’s start our discussion by highlighting a fairly innocuous bit of subliminal advertising. By now, you’re well aware of FedEx and their work as a prominent shipping company. If you look closely between the E and the X of their famous logo, you’ll notice an arrow point to the right. The reason for this subliminal spot? FedEx is always moving forward with your business.
Does this logo make you hungry? We wouldn’t blame you if your mind went straight to burgers. However, a closer inspection of Wendy’s famous collar spells out the word ‘Mom’. The reason? Dave Thomas wanted to honor his wife.
No, this isn’t the title of a new ‘Indiana Jones’ film. Instead, direct your eyes toward the yellow arrow underneath the Amazon logo. While you may think it’s simply pointing from ‘A’ to ‘Z’, a message in and of itself, the reality is quite different. The yellow arrow also serves as a smiley face, showing Amazon’s customers that they’ll be happy with their order.
On the Pinterest website, users ‘pin’ their favorite images in order to form a collection. If you look closely at the letter ‘P’, you’ll notice that it is comprised of an actual pin.
This colorful logo is made all the more effective thanks to a bit of subliminal advertising. Nestled in between the ‘B’ and the ‘R’ is the number 31. There are 31 different flavors available at your local Baskin Robbins.
Is it just us, or do all zoos have incredible branding? The Cologne Zoo showcases a trio of their most popular attractions, all cleverly hidden within the shadow of the larger elephant. You’ll also notice the twin spires of the famous Cologne Cathedral.
While LG has fallen behind some of the other mobile phone giants, the LG Electronics brand is still having fun with their logo. The L & G in this logo work together to form a winking face not dissimilar to a broken Pacman character.
No, you aren’t experiencing deja vu — here’s another impressive zoo logo. The Pittsburgh Zoo managed to hide a lion and gorilla in their brand by using negative space. This type of subliminal advertising is beautiful AND effective. Can you spot the animals hidden within the image?
Did you know that BMW has a history in aviation? It’s true! What’s more, BMW wanted to honor their history by incorporating it into their logo. The white slices of this logo represent propellors while the blue slices represent the open sky.
The NBC logo is more than just a colorful spackling of feathers. If you look closely, you’ll notice that this is actually an image of a peacock’s silhouette. NBC claims that the peacock represents the pride that they have of their programming.
It has to be easy to sell chips, right? Everyone loves a bowl of chips and salsa so it doesn’t surprise us that PepsiCo incorporated that love into their logo. Here we see two figures standing together while sharing a large chip and a bowl of salsa. This logo definitely has reminded shoppers to go back for their favorite chunky salsa.
Goodwill is one of the most popular thrift stores in the country and their logo is subversive for fun. While you might think that the white logo is intended to be a face, closer inspection will clarify things for you. The ‘face’ is actually just a blown up version of the ‘G’ in Goodwill.
Hershey’s is so prevalent in the candy market that they likely don’t need any advertising. Still, you’ll notice that Hershey’s hid a secret candy Kiss in between the letters ‘K’ and ‘I’. Whose hungry for something sweet?
The Milwaukee Brewers have a famous baseball logo that has been celebrated for years. However, most people don’t look close enough to notice this stunning detail. Rather than just displaying a glove and a ball, this logo also shows an ‘M’ and a ‘B’ smushed together.
Sony Vaio is a prominent sound company and their logo is perfect for music nerds. The ‘VA’ in the logo is actually the symbol for analog while the ‘IO’ is the symbol for digital. Now, that is some clever branding.
We are three for three when it comes to clever zoo logos. Here, the world famous San Diego Zoo uses a paw print in order to form the ‘Oo’ in Zoo. Look closely, and you’ll clearly see the edged outlines.
This famous candy company can trace its roots back to Berne, Switzerland. Did you know that the town animal happens to be a bear? Now, look closely at the mountain and you’ll see the shape of a bear on its hind legs.
Gillette is a prominent producer of quality razors. Known for being sharp, Gillette included that aspect of their product into the logo. Look at the ‘I’ and you’ll see that the block of black ink has been ‘cut’. This subliminally tells us that Gillette is even sharper than their product advertises!
The Museum of London has a colorful and eye-catching logo. Did you know that the different colors represent London’s physical expansion over time?
Shelter is a prominent charity headed in the U.K. with the focus of ending homelessness. They are so against homelessness that their logo even has a house built into it. Look closely at the ‘H’ to see!
Teenager Sam Sieracki Soars to New Heights, Solving Rubik’s Cube in Free Fall
Seventeen-year-old Sam Sieracki has etched his name into the Guinness World Records by solving a Rubik’s Cube while skydiving over West Australia. Jumping out of an airplane at 14,000 feet, Sam achieved the remarkable feat in just 28.25 seconds, breaking the previous record of 30.14 seconds held by Nitin Subramanian of the United States.
In a daring display of skill and concentration, Sam described the intense experience of solving the Rubik’s Cube in free fall. “It’s really intense. It’s very loud because you’ve got all the wind in your face,” Sam explained. “So it’s a lot harder to concentrate than if I’m just on the ground solving it… my record on the ground is a lot faster than in the air – it’s about 6.5 seconds.”
Despite facing challenges in the sky, Sam, who is both a speed-cuber and a skydiving enthusiast, tackled the feat with enthusiasm. It took him five attempts to surpass the previous record, showcasing his determination and resilience.
Sam, who has been attending speed-cubing competitions since 2017, expressed confidence in breaking the record but admitted that the challenge proved to be more demanding than expected. “Having attended speed-cubing competitions since 2017, I was confident about breaking the record, but it ended being far more challenging than expected and took me five attempts to achieve,” Sam remarked.
The teenager’s passion for both speed-cubing and skydiving has been a driving force in his pursuits. “I decided that I want to be a solo skydiver, so waited impatiently to turn 16 … so that I could become a licensed skydiver and go by myself,” Sam shared. “Since then, I’ve gone up to Jurien Bay every school holidays to do a few jumps, and am now up to 80 jumps in my second year of skydiving.”
Acknowledging the support of his loved ones, Sam expressed gratitude to his biggest fans and supporters, his mother and girlfriend, who encouraged him to break the world record. As a self-proclaimed rookie in the skydiving world, Sam doesn’t set grand goals but aims to continue improving his skills with each jump, all while enjoying the thrilling experience.
Daughter Overwhelms Parents Restaurant With Customers By Posting On TikTok
A seven-second video posted on TikTok by Jennifer Le has saved her parents’ Vietnamese pho restaurant from going out of business. In the video, Le showed the empty restaurant and her dad looking sad at the register. She then asked for social media’s help to keep the restaurant in business. The restaurant is in California and was doing ok before the pandemic, but has since had trouble getting customers to dine in.
The video went viral, and within hours, it had garnered millions of views and shares. People all over the world were touched by Le’s message and began sharing the video on their social media accounts. The response was overwhelming, with people expressing their support for the restaurant and their willingness to help.
As a result of the video, the restaurant was flooded with customers, many of whom had never heard of the place before. The increased business allowed Le’s parents to keep the restaurant open and the phones are ringing off the hook. The family was overwhelmed by the outpouring of support and expressed their gratitude to everyone who had shared the video and visited the restaurant.
Le’s video is a perfect example of the power of social media to effect change. In just seven seconds, she was able to capture the attention of millions of people and inspire them to take action. The video also highlights the struggles faced by small businesses during the pandemic and the importance of community support in keeping these businesses afloat.
Le’s video has since become a source of inspiration for many people who are struggling with similar issues. It serves as a reminder that even the smallest actions can have a significant impact, and that we all have the power to make a difference in our communities.
Massive Sandcastle Built by Auckland Brothers Impresses Scores of Beachgoers
When you have run out of Christmas ideas, nothing beats going to the beach and letting your creative juices flow. That’s what two brothers in New Zealand did this past Boxing Day and ended up with an amazing and eye-catching sandcastle.
After building a massive sandcastle on Boxing Day, two Auckland boys gained praise from other people around Mt Maunganui’s beach area that day.
Jared and Paul Brandon spent 10 hours that day building a two-meter-high sandcastle, beginning with a sketch of the structure “on a piece of A4 paper” and beginning at high tide. The pair plans to turn this into a Boxing Day ritual.
On Christmas Eve, the brothers started strategizing on how to top last year’s one-meter-high tower on Boxing Day 2021.
Because Jared and Paul are “very competitive,” they wanted to outdo their performance from the previous year. Before beginning their construction, the two searched online for sandcastle designs after visiting Bunnings to get tools, buckets, as well as a footrest.
Both residents and visitors have expressed admiration and astonishment at the beautiful creation.
Jared chuckles, “A guy is assessing how tall it is currently with his beach umbrella.
Jared informed the media, “This one is 2 meters, so we needed a few footstools to climb up tall enough and also used a builder’s level so it didn’t topple over.
The 150-liter pail was the biggest we were able to use, and the traditional household bucket was a fairly small one. We purchased them both from Bunnings.
Paul explains, “There are a few techniques, such as two portions of water to one portion of sand.”
Then came the spatulas to shape the windows, then toothpicks for creating the roof piles, as well as the straws for blowing off the “extra sand.”
The previous night, the two worked on it until 8 p.m., and unlike last year, it is still standing.
“Time went by incredibly quickly; it seemed like we were only at the beach for five hours, instead of ten.” “Paul spoke to the press.
He claims that while working for a California hotel plus learning how to construct sandcastles as a kid-friendly activity, he acquired the skill there about eight years ago.
“Now that he’s used that knowledge and developed it, he taught me. Therefore, for the previous four to five years, whenever we had the time, we would construct a sandcastle once a year ” says Jared.
The two, who are both camera operators, intend to go much further next year and are hoping to enlist the aid of a larger family.
We will attempt to teach my sister as well as my brother-in-law to assist us as they appear interested this year. “We are striving to dredge up more relatives to get involved in creating a village in 2023.”
Man Finds $47,000 Historic Ring
England is very much metal detector country. The land outside the big cities is stuffed full of artifacts and leftovers from ancient times, ranging from before the Romans’ arrival to the Middle Ages and more. So, it’s not surprising, with the blessing of local farmers, that many a fellow with a metal detector is out there spending a Saturday or Sunday scanning through a fallow farm field to see what might be found. As it turned out, David Board was one of those hunters, and he just happened to come across a very small gold ring in one of his ventures.
Located outside of Dorset, Board was busy scanning a pasture field and had been doing so for hours. The sun was late in the sky, and Board was about to wrap up when his machine pinged a definite metallic substance under the soil he was waving the sensor over. Sure enough, pinpointing the location and then digging specifically into that spot, Board unearthed a very small gold ring.
It was in the farm soil, the ground typically tilled for planting, but this particular field had been used for cattle instead. So, five inches underground, the ring remained until Board found it and pulled it back into the daylight. At first, he chalked up the discovery to just another piece of metal from old times, he cleared off the dirt, pocketed the ring and kept going. Then, at the end of the day, Board went home and washed off his finds in the sink. It was only then that he realized what that ring actually was.
While the method of metal detecting in England gives archaeologists utter heart attacks every time they hear a similar story, the finds are generally split between the metal detector and the farm owner, unless the farm owner just waives off the matter and lets the hunters keep whatever they find. Whichever the case in this instance, the ring was no small trinket. It turned out to be an exceedingly well-crafted and rare gold wedding ring from the Medieval period and in very good condition. To be auctioned off later this year, the find is expected to net between 30,000 to 47,000 British Pounds.
The only surprise to anyone hearing the story in England these days is why the local farmers still allow detectors to scan their fields without any stake in the finds.
Gold Miners Dig Up a Lot More than Ancient Gold
Gold miners are used to finding all sorts of things from ancient times. It’s not uncommon to find relics of prior miners, old habitats, animal remains and even dinosaur fossils as they dig deep into the earth or excavate large areas. However, it’s not an everyday occurrence to find a practically intact mummy of a baby mammoth.
Based on the estimates possible on first evaluation of the mummified baby mammoth found on June 21 by operations at the Klondike gold deposit, way up in the northern part of Canada, miners discovered a baby female mammoth assumed to be probably 30,000 years old. An occasional dinosaur or mammoth bone is uncommon but a regular occurrence. However, finding a complete set of remains of a baby mammoth is extremely rare and a big news in the world of paleontology and biology. Even better, the specimen is practically complete. Most times the remains have been tampered with by other animals or hunting and scavenging. Then nature moves things around even further and separates parts. In this case, however, the baby mammoth was complete, intact and well-preserved.
Named Nun cho ga but the local tribes, the find essentially means big baby animal, no surprise. All the skin and hair is intact, which makes the find extremely valuable in terms of understanding exactly how junvenile mammoths looked and probably behaved mechanically as well as physically. In terms of scientific information, the find is huge. It’s similar to finding an entire painting by a famous artist versus just having a brush he or she might have used.
Locked away in permafrost for centuries, the baby mammoth was literally preserved in the earth’s freezer, untouched by bacteria or the elements for an amazing amount of time. Scientists evaluating the specimen guess that the juvenile likely passed away earlier, maybe from sickness, as its pack was moving since there were no predatory marks on it or scattering of remains. Or, also likely, the animal may have gotten stuck in a deep mud pit or quicksand and was quickly buried, protecting it from rot or degradation.
The last time anyone found a North American baby mammoth in good condition was in 1948, some 70 plus years ago. That one was named Effie, and was located inside a gold mine in Alaska. Additionally, another more recent find was in 2007 in Siberia. That find was estimated to be much older, at 42,000 years of age. It was comparative to the same size as Nun cho ga, which means the two together will provide some interesting comparative notes and years of study going forward. It’s enough to make a dinosaur scientist get giggly.
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