Before they were out in the desert breaking bad, a lot of the “Breaking Bad” crew shared another, less serious show to share on their resume.
Each got a single they appeared on, different from the others, in 1999.
Little did they know they'd eventually meet up to create one of the most memorable series of all time!
Bryan Cranston appeared in the episode “Paranoid Dick” where Dick convinces Mary about a conspiracy against the university. Cranston plays as Neil.
Aaron Paul appears in the episode “Dick's Big Giant Headache: Part 2” where The Big Giant Head continues to be inappropriate.
Paul plays an unnamed student. Finally, Bob Odenkirk appears in the episode “The Fifth Solomon” where Dick wrecks a car the Solomon family feels sentimental about. Odenkirk plays as Gary.
“3rd Rock from the Sun” ran from 1996 to 2001 spanning 6 seasons. It is mere coincidence that all three “Breaking Bad” stars played roles in the 1999 season. I wonder what kind of weird stories they swapped in between the violence, drug creating and tense moments on set.
Nutella is one of the great tasting spreads you can pick up at your local supermarket. Beware, once you pop the top of it, it's tough to stop!
The delicious, chocolatey almond spread was originally seen as being a great substitute for peanut butter, but a recent study found out you may as well spread chocolate cake frosting on your toast instead.
ABC looked into Nutella and other unhealthy foods and made a starling discovery: it's about as healthy as the Milky Way candy bar.
One tablespoon of Nutella contains 100 calories, 6 grams of fat, 2 grams of saturated fat and 11 grams of sugar.
In comparison, generic cake frosting has 75 calories, 3 grams of fat, 1 gram of saturated fat and 7.5 grams of sugar. Cake frosting is officially healthier!
Nutella was taken to court for advertising it as a healthy breakfast treat and lost to the woman. They also settled a class-action lawsuit regarding the healthy advertising for $2.5 million. Anyone who bought Nutella from January 2008 to February 3, 2012 was entitled to a piece of the settlement. Contact your lawyer today!
Poker players love making up catchy and clever nicknames for the best and worst hands in Texas Hold 'em, but many would be surprised to find out that every single starting hand of two cards, down to the suit, has a nickname.
Some of them are pretty funny too!
The common names, such as “Big Slick” for an Ace and King card as well as Bullets for two Aces, are known throughout professional and amateur players alike.
The names are used when players announce their hand or by announcers to help spectators learn what the hands are.
Some personal favorites include “Jackass” which is imitative of “Jack-Ace” or the “Rounders Hand” after the Ace and 9 from the movie by the same movie. There's no doubt poker players are a creative bunch to create so many nicknames for every possible combination.
There would be even more awe if anyone managed to memorize all of them, though they would get pretty annoying pretty fast.
Dracorex hogwartsia or just Dracorex is a dinosaur genus of the family Pachycephalosauridae. His name means “dragon king of Hogwarts” and it was named such as a tribute to dragons (which it resembles) and the world of Harry Potter!
These were discovered in the Hell Creek Formation in South Dakota by three amateur paleontologists from Iowa. They described it as an herbivore, with a skull with spiky horns, bumps, and a long muzzle.Besides it's flat, nodal skull, the most prominent feature of Dracorex is the pair of huge unrestricted superior temporal openings!
The name itself however, was inspired not by the paleontologists, but by young visitors to the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis as a tribute to both dragons (Dracorex means “dragon king”), which the dinosaur resembles, as well as the Harry Potter series of books (Hogwartsia for the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, the fictional school from the awesome series).
So yes, Harry Potter has contributed to science! How awesome is that?
Apparently, NBC thinks Americans don’t care about terrorism.
The opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics was an incredible event to behold.
Directed by Academy Award-winning director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, 28 Days Later), the ceremony captured the hearts and minds of 900 million people, keeping them fully engaged throughout its four-hour run time.
However, American viewers didn’t see the same ceremony as everybody else.
NBC, the corporation responsible for broadcasting the Olympics in America, chose not to show their viewers a tribute to victims of terrorist attacks. This tribute, which paid respect to the victims of a London bombing, was replaced with an interview between Ryan Seacrest and Michael Phelps.
According to NBC, the tribute was removed because it wasn’t “tailored to the U.S. audience”.
For perspective, imagine if an Olympic tribute to the victims of 9-11 or the Oklahoma City bombing was removed in Britain on the same line of reasoning.
Following the decision, #NBCfail became a top trend on Twitter. Tribute choreographer Akram Khan expressed his disappointment with NBC’s actions, accusing the corporation of being too commercial.