Tuesday, June 16, 2015

What Do Moby Dick and Cupid Have In Common? Keep Reading to Find Out

Where did the name of a nationwide coffee shop come up with its name? According to this article, it was pulled from a famour Herman Melville novel. Have you guessed the name of the shop and the novel's name? OK, The name was inspired by Moby-Dick “Starbucks” refers to the first mate in that Herman Melville book you never quite finished in high school. Looking back, it might seem like an unusual namesake, but the original idea was much stranger. Bowker first suggested they name the place after the Moby-Dick whaling ship, the Pequod. Thankfully, clearer (or more caffeinated?) minds prevailed.

Have you seen Jurassic World? We haven't, but we do want to. Anyway, you probably saw that it has become the record holder for the biggest opening in movie history, just inching past The Avengers. It earned $209 million in one weekend.

Do you drink much soda? I am talking either full-strength or diet. I hardly ever do. Anyway, it seems soft drink sales are plummeting in general. PepsiCo is investing in healthier options to keep up with them and announced a new line of carbonated craft beverages called "Stubborn Soda." The line is made up of six natural flavors, including black cherry with tarragon, root beer, lemon berry acai, agave vanilla cream, orange hibiscus, and pineapple cream, with no high-fructose corn syrup.

These people had some clever ideas on how to interact with statues. Have you ever done something like that? We have taken the occasional shot over the years, but I liked these.

OK, CoV time.

Deep-fried coffee? Turns out, it tastes..., well, not as good as your Venti Latte.

OK, I've said enough (and you can add more words to that if you know the R.E.M. song Losing My Religion). Either way, I am moving on with my day.

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