Sunday, August 29, 2010

Why Did Blue Ever Leave!?

Not only has one of my dear friends KK never seen the new "Blue is Back" Smarties commercial (weird, I know) but she also had a very valid question: Why did blue Smarties leave in the first place? Well, according to my research...

"Nestlé Rowntree is to stop producing the blue version of the chocolate beans because it is removing all artificial colours from the casings and there is no natural alternative to the blue chemical currently used." - Source click here

In 2010, they found a way to make a blue Smartie with no artificial flavouring. This is why blue is back :)

Friday, August 27, 2010

The $5 Million Dollar Situation

It has been estimated that Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino will make $5 million by 2011! How does it all add up you may question... well for starters he makes almost $60, 000 per episode of Jersey Shore on MTV. That, in combination with being an endorsement junkie, leaves him rolling in the dough.

His endorsements, product lines, and appearance fees (which can range from $15,000 - $50,000) have really extended "The Situation's" 15 minutes of fame. Look for his new Vodka, fitness videos, and even deals with Vitamin Water and Reebok.

The man who pioneered such phenomenal terms such as "GTL" and "Grenades" has now become a multi millionaire. For info on fellow Jersey Shore housemate Pauly D CLICK HERE for another FackSnack J.Shore shout out.

And now I leave you with one of my favourite Situation lines (that is available on YouTube) Enjoy!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

The Not So Secret Blog

I wanted to take this time to share with you one of my personal favourite blogs, PostSecret. Created back in January of 2005, Frank Warren randomly disseminated 3,000 self addressed postcards encouraging people to share a secret on it and mail it back. He would leave them on tables, coffee shops, in books, parks, everywhere! It started as an art project but once the art show was over Frank still received more postcards. He then decided to put them online in a blog. Now he has a traveling art show, high trafficked blog, and top selling books!

To this day he receives over 1,000 postcards per week and is amazed and empowered by the courage people have to express their feelings and deepest secrets. The examples I chose are of a light hearted/funny nature, however many are very serious and act as a cleansing tool for many to start a change in their lives.

Frank has teamed up with organizations such as The National Hopeline Network to help those struggling with difficult issues and are writing to PostSecret.

His favourite secret was one he never actually received. He got an email from a woman in Texas saying her secret postcard made her feel so awful that she shredded it and decided to change her life. Frank is a strong believer in the healing power of a sharing a secret and I encourage you to watch the following video for a phenomenal look at some of the pivotal post cards and the increasing popularity of PostSecret. Maybe one day FactSnacks will make be as big!

To visit PostSecret CLICK HERE

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Too Hot To Handle

Finland's annual world sauna championship had to be called off after Russian competitor Vladimir Ladyzhenskiy was pronounced dead in the finals. the 110°C temperatures for 6 minutes proved to be unbearable for him as well as fellow competitor Timo Kaukonen who is being hospitalized for burns.

Both beat 130 people to get to the finals where they lasted the longest in a sauna 110°C in temperature while water is added every 30 seconds.

Now I may have a personal bias here, seeing as I do not find saunas enjoyable to begin with at a reasonable temperature, but who would want to sign up for this?! Apparently the head of the competition claims all first aid rules are followed...

Looks like a big fail on their part. As a result, the world sauna competition has been shut down for good.

For more information and the article source please click here


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