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Man Reaches Center of Tootsie Pop in 850 Licks, Casting Doubt on Earlier Studies New data from Mark Holland

Mark Holland has upgraded his social-media standing from "some random guy on Twitter" to "some random guy on Twitter who answered a largely rhetorical question from a 43-year-old TV ad."…

July 30, 2013, 8:12 AM EDT

Maker of the Best Craigslist Ad Ever Reveals How the Collage-Sausage Was Made 'What would a drunken, profane second grader do?'

If you haven't seen it, see it. It's the jaw-dropping homemade ad—one of the craziest and funniest you'll ever see—that Nate Walsh posted to Craigslist in an attempt to sell…

March 27, 2013, 12:16 PM EDT

The Most Stunning Ad Ever Made for a Used Car With 128,000 Miles That's Been Puked In Twice Nate Walsh makes his case

"You're going to need an abacus to keep track of all the ass you'll be getting in this thing!" That's one of dozens of stellar lines in the homemade ad…

March 27, 2013, 10:02 AM EDT

Wife Puts Up Nasty Billboard to Get Revenge on Cheating Husband Splashing his name on Fox News? Priceless

Revenge billboards are getting to be a trend. Expensive but emotionally satisfying, they're great for anything from declaring spousal inadequacies to calling out cheaters. This one, in Greensboro, N.C., goes…

March 21, 2013, 7:03 AM EDT

Man Proposes to Woman With Custom Horror-Movie Trailer at Theater Aww, isn't that romantic and/or awful?

So, you really love your girlfriend, and you want to ask her to marry you. But the old ring-in-the-champagne-flute has been done to death. What to do? Obviously, you try…

March 13, 2013, 11:49 AM EDT

Man Mocks Up His Résumé to Look Like an Amazon Product Page 'Only 1 left in stock. Order soon'

Web product manager Philippe Dubost took his résumé to strange new places by turning it into a fake product page. The online résumé presents him as a shoppable item…

February 8, 2013, 10:43 AM EST

Lego Scores Again With Great Reply to Boy Who Lost His Ninja 7-year-old gets his wish, and more

Lego is making great customer service look like child's play. Last year, there was the heartwarming story from Massachusetts about the 11-year-old boy to whom Lego sent a discontinued set for…

January 11, 2013, 2:20 PM EST

Jason Sadler Becomes Jason HeadsetsDotCom as Name Auction Ends Change nets him $45,500

What's in a name? $45,500, that's what. Jason Sadler will receive that amount for legally becoming "Jason HeadsetsDotCom" and promoting the name change through social media and other means next…

December 13, 2012, 8:39 AM EST

Social Media's Walking Billboard Now Selling His Name Jason Sadler offers last name to highest bidder

The name "Jason JLabAudio" has a certain ring to it—and some potentially serious bling to it. The currently named Jason Sadler stands to make $34,500 by changing his name to…

November 30, 2012, 1:25 PM EST

Romney/Ryan Face Tattoo Looking Less Awesome in Retrospect 'I'm no hero,' admits Eric Hartsburg

We've written before about the perils of tattooing one's face with commercial signage that could sooner or later become obsolete—making you, like the product or service advertised, an embarrassing relic.…

November 12, 2012, 12:11 PM EST