3 Iron – Full Foods that Would Increase Even Popeye’s Performance

We all know nowadays that spinach is no longer the miracle vegetable full of iron it can turn the thinnest man into the Terminator version of Arnold Schwarzenegger, but let’s face it, Popeye the Sailor Man, the muscle – packed character lied to us for a very long time. Modern science related to nutrition and chemistry proved without a doubt that the iron content of spinach is quite negligible,  not to mention that being plant – based iron, it is quite hard to assimilate. However, behind Popeye’s world – wide success lies the error of Mr. Erich von Wolf, a German chemist who was studying back in 1870 the nutritional benefits of spinach. The man got distracted one day and instead of correctly writing the iron concentration in spinach - namely 3.5 grams, the chemist wrote 35 grams. This turned spinach into a fabulous and miraculous vegetable and starting with 1929 – the birth year of Popeye – everybody was convinced that spinach contained more iron than red meat.

Popeye was conceived for marketing purposes and boy, did he have success! The super – vegetable together with this unlikely, but super – hero (who could shame even Superman once in a while if they were ever to meet) managed to save the spinach industry, as they sky rocketed the sales of canned spinach by 33% back in the thirties. In 1937, two major events took place: the ones responsible with Popeye and the spinach business admitted to the error of the iron concentration and tried correcting it, with no success whatsoever (people were so in love with Popeye they continued to buy spinach and they couldn’t care less about the error), while in the same time, in the city of Crystal, Popeye received his own statue – a monument in his honor for saving a line of industry.

People still buy canned spinach with Popeye’s face on the label and are still convinced this is the superhero vegetable that turns a child into an iron hero. Without undermining the real qualities of spinach and to honor Popeye as perhaps the best marketer the world of business has ever met, let’s see in short three iron – full foods that would increase Popeye’s performance and stamina even better than spinach.

1. Oysters

While never considered something you could eat every day – mostly because they are quite expensive and don’t belong to peoples’ daily grocery list – oysters belong to the category of iron – full foods, with 12 mg / 100 grams – a tough competitor for spinach’s 3.5 grams. Oysters are healthy in various other ways, as they represent a powerful source of vitamins (almost the entire B Vitamin series) and a lot of minerals.

2. Liver

Much more accessible to peoples’ diets, especially if they suffer from anemia, liver (be it chicken, beef or pig) is the doctors’ first choice of iron – full foods they recommend for a healthy nutrition. Depending the animal it comes from, liver can contain from 4 to 12 milligrams of iron. However, it’s hard to believe you’d see a cartoon character sit down and enjoy some liver saute before going to save the world. 

3. Broccoli

Now this is a miracle vegetable but it should be consumed raw instead of cooked and canned, so imagining Popeye chewing on a broccoli branch is fun, but not plausible. People should eat more broccoli, not only because is one powerful iron – full foods, but because it contains more Vitamin C than oranges (and you know iron is fixed better in the organism when associated with Vitamin C), but it also contains more calcium than milk. It also plays an anti – oxidant and anticancer roles, among others, and it has minerals and biochemicals which makes it the ultimate vegetable. This is something Superman should market, provided he loses his powers somehow…

Popeye does indeed live a healthy life by following his spinach diet and even if he is quite old, he still has the moves and the muscles. However, there are plenty iron – full foods out there that should make it to your table and we are sure Popeye wouldn’t take offense if you add some beans, red meat or tofu to your eating habits.

10 Funniest Instagram Users You Should Definitely Follow

On April 9, 2012, Facebook announced its intention of acquiring Instagram, for $1 billion dollars. Soon after the purchase, the number of users skyrocketed from nearly 40 million to over 150 million users. That’s a lot, especially for a three-year-old social network, which had the good fortune of marrying into the Facebook family. If you are not familiar with the app, we will tell you what it does. Basically, you take photos of whatever it is you want (selfies, food, landscapes, vacation, or anything you think is important), edit it with the awesome pre-installed effects, and share it with your friends. Businesses have used it for raising brand awareness, celebrities as a means of staying in touch with fans, and regular people to simply share their life with loved ones. So if you are new to Instagram, or simply looking for an inspiring person, here are 10 Instagram users that you should definitely follow:

1. Jenna Marbles – @jennamarbles

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You might know Jenna from her YouTube channel of the same name. She is a beautiful, silly blonde that loves making fun of herself, while also exposing some pretty rough truths about people. She has been producing Youtube videos for over four years, and at the moment she is among the most popular Vloggers out there. On her Instagram feed she shares the occasional dog pictures (she has an adorable Italian Greyhound and a black little pooch) and the funny Photocombs. Her account is definitely the one to visit if you want to have a good laugh.

2. Justin Bieber – @justinbieber

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What would the man-child pop singer be doing in our top 10 Instagrammers to follow list? Well, whether you’re a fan or not (especially if you are not a fan), you should follow Biebs, because this is the place where all the gossip blogs get their juice to mock the teenage sex-symbol. Photos like Bieber “riding” a horse, or looking sexy might have appeared in your Facebook Newsfeed, and now you will be able to see them directly from the source. Who knows, your next photo-manipulation might even make it on the front page of 9gag.

3.  Rihanna – @badgirlriri

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Not only is Rihanna one of the hottest singers in the music industry, but she is also the ballsiest, most intriguing woman we have ever laid our eyes upon online. This Barbados sweetheart uses her Instagram to post whatever photo she wants, and there’s nobody out there that can tell her otherwise.

4. Hedgehogs – @darcytheflyinghedgehog 

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I had no idea that hedgehogs were so adorable. Good luck this funny Instagrammer came along to teach me the error of my ways. Just look at how cute and cuddly these little creatures are.

5. Chelsea Peretti – @chelsanity

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Chelsea is a well-known stand-up comedian and writer who has worked on Parks and Recreation, and the Sarah Silverman Program. Her Instagram account is extremely diversified, and features a myriad of awkward selfies, stuff she’s reading on her iPhone, and adorable puppies.

6. Paul Scheer – @paulscheer

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Paul Scheer is hilarious by nature. He is a writer, TV guy, and comedian who loves to turn street sightings into gold mines for laughter on his Instagram feed.

7. Satire Gram – @satiregram

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Considering that Instagram is a platform heavily-reliant on visual information, it would sound counter-intuitive for a user to post only written stuff on it, right? Wrong. Satiregram has learned to exploit the magic of Text-only Instagram. He uses clever clichés and well-written jokes to entertain his followers.

8. CashCats – @cashcats

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Everybody loves cats, and money, so if you put them together, the only thing that could result would be something awesome. CashCats is arguably one of the funniest Instagram accounts you could ever dare follow.

9. Ke$ha - @iiswhoiis

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The pop singer and songwriter Ke$ha is definitely very strange. As we all know, she loves to party, so her Instagram account is full of surprisingly funny photos, including one in which she is dresses as a giant ding-dong. Oh, and in case you didn’t know, she took a selfie of herself while peeing, so there is literally nothing more embarrassing that she could surprise us with.

10. Ludacris – @itsLudacris

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Have you ever wondered what the life of a rap-star could be life? If you did, then you should definitely follow Ludacris on Instagram, assuming you can keep up with it. Ludacris shares behind-the-scenes shots with other celebs, and funny selfies. His laid-back attitude and lighthearted look on life will definitely make you smile.

Famous Little People With Huge Luck in Tall Women

According to the National Institute of Health, dwarfism refers to a person with a height of 4 feet or under, while there are over 200 genetic forms of dwarfism exist, with achondroplasia being one of the most common forms of this illness, “which results in an average-sized trunk, shortened arms and legs and an enlarged head“. There are many people in this world presenting one form or another of dwarfism and if you are thinking famous and badass Peter Dinklage, then you are right, today we are going to talk about famous little people with huge luck in tall women and striking movie careers in Hollywood.

Verne Troyer

Verne is famous all around the world for his personification of concentrated pure evil Mini-Me from the Austin Powers movies, but you also spotted the big man in business in movies like Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone or The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. Small sized but huge personality, Verne won the heart of former Playboy bunny Playboy Genevieve Gallen and married her. Among the most famous little people with huge luck in tall women, Verne is also known for his acts of bravery when he gets a little tipsy, not to mention his name is associated with wild parties and bad behavior.

Danny Woodburn

You know he is an one – man show and a special breed of entertainer only by looking at his resume, comprising the movie industry, television, stage and live shows. You may probably remember him best in Seinfeld (one of Kramer’s special friends), Mirror Mirror, Conan, Death to Smoochy or Employee of the Month. This superstar is also the lucky husband of Amy Buchwald, a woman twice his height, but their relationship seems to work just great.

Gary Coleman

You can’t have a list of little people with huge luck in tall women in Hollywood without mentioning late Gary Coleman, an actor quite famous in his youth, a man quite troubled in his adult years and the victim of a nonsensical house accident that took him away from us back in 2010. According to IMDB, Gary was THE child TV star of the late 1970s and early 1980s and while his fame faded along the years, he was lucky enough to marry Shannon Price in 2007.

Hervé Villechaize

This actor is no longer with us, unfortunately, but he was one of the most lucky ones when it came to tall hot women to have a relationship with. Hervé’s name is probably best known from James Bond’s movie The Man with the Golden Gun, TV series Fantasy Island or Two Moon Junction. He was married to Camille Hagen and had a long term relationship with Kathy Self, yet another gorgeous actress.

Peter Dinklage

He must be the most famous Imp in the history of cinema and television, as Peter is not only one of the most beloved characters in the Game of Thrones series, but a man with an outstanding career, personality and taste in women. Before becoming an awarded and world – famous actor for his unique interpretation of G. R. R. Martin’s Tyrion Lannister, Peter had a good history with theater and the film industry too. Titles like The Station Agent, Escape Artists or Knights of Badassdom may be familiar to you, but for all it’s worth, our beloved Imp will bring us joy with his part in X-Men: Days of Future Past. But let’s see how lucky he is in the women’s department, and if you take a look at his wife Erica Schmidt – a theater director – you will realize that Peter is a very lucky man both personally and professionally.

If you know other famous little people with huge luck in tall women, please let us know! We are certain that love doesn’t care about genetic mutations or illnesses, and if we take a look at little angry Jackass Jason “Wee Man”, who is a bad boy in his private life just as he is in front of the camera, we also understand that sometime, it’s the size of the attitude that matters and not that of the man’s.

Brush Your Teeth With…Food? Weird Flavored Toothpaste To Try. Or Not

You know how we love to try new things and experience with flavors, tastes, scents and unique and strange products, right? Well, if so far we traveled the world in the search for food – flavored ice creams, which could make sense if you are a bacon addict or an oyster lover, and we managed to leave everybody in shock and awe with our odd perfumes, of course we jumped the ceiling when we heard about the new toothpaste that tastes like…chocolate.

Call us old school, but we grew up with this crazy idea that refreshing your breath with minty toothpaste was the reasonable thing to do. Apparently, some people skipped this ancient belief and started using food (or whatever) flavored tooth paste. We can understand chocolate and bacon addiction, but having your breath smell like… pickles…? Well, this is the story of today. Let’s see some very weird flavored toothpaste to try if you really want to end up being forever alone special.

1. Mint Chocolate Crest Be

This one comes from giant Procter & Gamble Co. and is already a huge hit, at least in the press, as everybody talks about the new Crest flavors, including chocolate, lime spearmint and vanilla mint. So the “mint” is still here, only the concept was taken a step forward. When you come to think about it, it is quite boring to have the same minty taste in your mouth every morning and evening, day after day, years after years. A change in flavor may be welcomed and, as the P&G representatives say, this one offers

foundational benefits needed for oral health including cavity protection, cleaning, fresh breath and whitening.

So a bad or a good idea, thing is people will love it, especially after the free media publicity it got in the last few days.

2. BACON Flavored Toothpaste

With as much as $8,00, you can purchase a Bacon Flavored toothpaste from Amazon as a gag gift and a means to keep your bacon addicted friends in check. It is humorously marketed as a gag gift and it does have some positive reviews, although a “bacon fresh breath” can ensure you are going to be dateless for many years to come if you choose to replace your dull minty paste with this one.

3. Bourbon Whiskey Flavored Toothpaste

This one comes along with a sister, the Scotch Whiskey Flavored Toothpaste, both belonging to Poynter Products. Now there are people out there, no matter their age, who would desperately brush their teeth with some highly concentrated minty paste, just so their alcoholic breath is not noticed by vigilant spouses or parents, co-workers or even cops. There are people who would chew mint gum until their eyes pop out of their heads, only to make the bourbon scented breath disappear. And there you have alcohol flavored toothpaste. So you could smell probably like a tavern, if you happen to be a smoker too. It is a refreshing morning – after pick up. Or so they say. So it means you can’t open your eyes in the morning without a strong shot and the toothpaste will feed your habit and ease the withdrawal symptoms. Awesome! Oh, Neiman-Marcus seems to continue Poynter’s legacy.

4. Irish Cream or Espresso?

If you are talking about morning refreshments and avoiding withdrawal symptoms, now coffee flavored toothpaste we can understand. Among all the weird flavored toothpaste to try, this one, in the morning, makes the most sense. This one is said to be manufactured and distributed by Neiman-Marcus, together with other seemingly delicious coffee variant toothpaste and if it would contain caffeine in it, it would be any coffee junkie’s dream came true.

5. Kill that breath!

The list doesn’t stop here: we have pickles flavored toothpaste, if your morning hangover is stubborn enough to beat the coffee toothpaste. What’s not to love about it? Seriously, it doesn’t even need publicity. This one sells by itself. Goes great with bacon, maybe you can combine them somehow.

You can also find candy flavored toothpaste (for those kids whose dentists told them not to binge on sweets) and a lot more, ranging from food, to drinks, to cakes. Would you dare? Would you buy one of these weird flavored toothpaste to try?

4 Household Items You Didn’t Know Existed. But They Will Save Your Life

Not long ago, the Internet buzzed with some funny news regarding household items that might or might not exist, as some were just conceptual projects, others were so mind – blowing many people felt ashamed for not thinking to invent them first, while some were so genius in their simplicity, one might wonder how come our houses aren’t already loaded with them. Thinking about these matters a little, we decided to dig deeper into the secrets of the Internet, visit Pinterest for a while, some well – known DIY websites, some dedicated interior design ones and, of course, the lands of all promises and all hopes, the online stores, namely Amazon, and found four household items you didn’t know existed (and if you did and own, you can throw rocks at us for being so ignorant).

1. The Finger Guard

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Looking at it you might want to put your finger and your thumb in the shape of an L on your forehead, to quote a famous song, and wonder how on earth this miraculous device didn’t make it to your kitchen yet. It is exactly what it looks like: a tiny safety measure for you not to cut your fingers while chopping vegetables for dinner.

Is this a popular product?

Well, not yet, but you can purchase it from Amazon at $7.95 and become one of the few (but happy) customers who left a positive review. They say it’s good for beginners, we say it’s good for everybody who isn’t an expert in kitchen knives handling, Jamie Oliver style. And, brace yourselves! Jamie Oliver uses these too!

2. The VacPan Automatic Dustpan

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Alas! Technology isn’t just phones and laptops, 3D printed organs and spaceships! It finally made its way deep inside our houses, vacuuming our floors with a push of a button. Hide this little baby in the walls or under stair cases and save your life from dusting and vacuuming and developing OCD symptoms every time you see a strand of hair on the floor.

Is this a popular product?

Well, it may be, but in other places than Amazon. There are some very excited and satisfied customers who paid the best $20,00 of their lives, but this thing has a huge potential. Among the household items you didn’t know about which can save your life, this one makes it a long term investment.

3. Single-Handed Soap Dispenser

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Don’t think about it in terms of “just another soap dispenser” because it isn’t. This is that dispenser you want to have in the kitchen and you’d like to use while holding your palm up so you don’t get the dispenser greasy and sticky and messy. There are women who resent getting their soap dispensers messy and this one is for them, so they don’t have to wash it too after they are done cooking.

Is this a popular product?

For $15.22, this is not only a popular product, it has a lot of 5-star reviews on Amazon. And if you ever stumbled upon the self – draining dishrack presented on the Internet in terms of “Wow, why don’t I own this already?”, these two come from the same company, just so you know.

4. Silicone Rubber Bottle Caps

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Really? We stepped out of the cavern and evolved enough to this day, we sent people to space and perform groundbreaking surgeries and still, in the comfort of our homes, we don’t know how to manage opened bottles still containing liquids (usually alcohol) we don’t want to spoil. It’s so good when the obvious strikes you hard and gives you rubber bottle caps to put on your beer or wine bottles, or any other bottles for that matter.

Is this a popular product?

Yes and it has a lot of excellent reviews on Amazon, which, combined with the fair price of $11.11 a pack, it’s no wonder people kept this a secret for so long! Goodbye paper napkins!

Are there household items you didn’t know existed? Of course they are! Tons of them. Some are more useful than others, but in all honesty, some really need to be given a chance. If you find other such tech miracles, don’t forget to let us know too!