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Famous Logos & Their Jaw-Dropping Secret Meanings!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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?

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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!

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Dog Breeds That Might Not Be Family Friendly

Renee Yates

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There is no such thing as a bad dog, just a bad owner. While this sentence is undeniably true, families should still be cautious in their approach to bringing in a new pup to the household. Any dog can make a great family pet, but some breeds have legitimate traits that can make them problematic for being around children. Today, we are going to be looking at 40 different dog breeds that might pose potential problems for families with small children.

Rottweiler

Rottweilers are powerful dogs that make for great family pets. Unfortunately, they are incredibly protective and this can end up being problematic for small children. Rottweiler’s aren’t any more prone to attacking people than other breeds, but they do respond to stimuli in ways that are far different than other breeds. A laughing or screaming child could startle a poorly trained Rottweiler, thus causing them to react with violence.

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Politicians With Large Bank Accounts

Shannon Jackson

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Most politicians know that by saying the right things, they can keep themselves in office. One of the most important things for politicians to keep under wraps, however, is their actual net worth. As it turns out, most people don’t like it when their elected representatives are stashing millions of dollars away in the bank account! While there is nothing intrinsically wrong with being wealthy, you’ll be blown away by how much the following politicians are worth. 

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Incredible Photos Taken Right Before Disaster

Shannon Jackson

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Now that nearly everyone has a cell phone, not much happens that isn’t captured in a photo or video. Each of these amazing pictures captures the moment just before or after something went horribly wrong. Talk about being in the right place at the wrong time.

Jenga with shipping containers

Looking at this picture, you might assume these containers were stacked too high or improperly secured. The truth is, containers carrying too much weight can cause instability and, sometimes, the toppling of cargo overboard. Amazingly, it wasn’t until 2016 that the International Maritime Organization (IMO) amended the Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS) to require that the declared weight of shipping containers be verified before loading onto ships.

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Flight Attendants Finally Reveal Their Best Kept Secrets

Shannon Jackson

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Being a flight attendant is an incredibly rewarding job. You will be able to see most of the world during your travels. You will also meet various interesting people whenever you are abroad. This can be incredibly fulfilling for people who want to experience new things. However, flight attendants oftentimes encounter interesting scenarios that happen to them regularly. This can lead to some interesting stories that you will most certainly want to read about. Here are some of the best-kept secrets that flight attendants have finally spilled the beans about.

Mobile Devices

On almost every flight they always ask you to turn off your mobile device whenever the plane begins to take off. You might paint a picture in your head that the plan could inexplicably explode or cease to function if your phone is on. However, the truth is is that there is no harm in having your cellular device on whenever the plane takes off that will cease its functionality. The reason that they ask you to turn off your phone is that it can interfere with air traffic control frequencies. This can cause some annoyances for the controllers who are trying to help the plane get off the ground.

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The Funniest Yearbook Photos Of All Time

Shannon Jackson

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One of the most seminal moments of our lives is when we step in front of the camera for our high school yearbook photo. You may shake your head at that concept, but it’s true! Yearbook photos are our chance to cement ourselves as the coolest person in our grade, irrespective of what the rest of the world thinks. As you’ll see below, some of these high schoolers may have tried just a little too hard.

A Boy And His Cat

When you are in high school, you are told to pursue what you love. Who wants to bet that this kid is judging cat shows somewhere? We dig the retro-laser filter and the supreme close-up of Mr. Meow’s mouth and snout, well, who doesn’t love HD pictures of cute cats? Well, the cat might not — he’s looking pretty annoyed.

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