Eighty years. That’s how long SPAM, the canned cooked meat made by Hormel Foods Corporation (not unsolicited emails or text messages), has been around. Well, officially, that is. In actual fact, SPAM was invented in the 1920s and it wasn’t until 1937 that it was introduced to consumers. Since then, it has won the world over. At least it is for the United States and to some extend, South Korea which, apparently, is largest market for SPAM products outside of the U.S. While some may not fancy the taste of canned cooked meat, for lovers, there is something to rejoice about. No, we are not talking about all-you-can-eat SPAM buffet; instead, there’s a place to celebrate your love for the canned food and it is a museum dedicated to SPAM. Yup. SPAM Museum is a thing! Continue reading No Sh*t! There Is Actually A Museum For The Canned Cooked Meat, SPAM!
Not only does Disney wants fans of Marvel to totally immerse in the superhero world even when they aren’t at the company’s parks, but it also wants Star Wars fans to do the same. Yup. That’s right. There’s going to be a Star Wars-inspired hotel coming your way too. So, brace yourselves Star Wars fanatics. Your dream of living the life in the galaxy far, far away is going to be realized in near future, right here on Earth. The idea of a Star Wars-inspired hotel is to take the Star Wars experience beyond parks, to the extend of blurring the line between reality and fiction. Continue reading Fancy Staying In The Galaxy Far, Far Away? Well, Soon Will Be Able To!
Remember the high-tech hotel in Japan that’s staffed mostly by dinosaur robots? Well, the robotic theme did not stop at robotic employees or keyless entry with face recognition… even the ornamental fishes that serve to spruce up the ambience in the lobby, near the entrance, are robotic as well and they are eerily as surreal as f*#k! We are completely enthralled by this super life-like robotic fishes. What makes these robo-fishes so life-like is their incredibly fluid movement. Continue reading Take A Look At Henn-na Hotel Incredibly Surreal Robotic Fishes
Disney’s biggest cash cow is probably not the surprise hit Frozen, or any other of its animated flicks. If anything, it would be Marvel and Star Wars, which now proves to be the two most worthy acquisitions the entertainment company has ever made. And I am not going to lie: we never loved Disney this much before. Disney has taken, in particular, Marvel to a height previously unthinkable and it is continuing to do so by giving fans more tangible experience outside of the theaters. The Marvel-themed Disney’s New York Hotel is one such endeavor. Continue reading Disneyland Paris To Get Marvel-Themed Disney’s New York Hotel
The quickest way to shuttle between Los Angeles and San Francisco is hopping onto a plane which will take an hour twenty or so, but that’s not including the jam you will most definitely encounter when trying to get into LAX and lets not forget about the security checks and stuff. You could choose to take a train which will take a whopping 8 hours, or you could drive, which will put the stress on you for nearly six hours. Until Hyperloop realized, those are pretty much your alternatives, or so we thought. As it turns out, there’s an ‘aircraft’ on the road that will take you from LA to SF, stress-free, in a comfort that you can only imagine previously. Continue reading Cabin Sleeper Bus: Sleep Like A Boss When Getting From LA To SF
This is TRON Lightcycle Power Run, a thrill ride available at Shanghai Disneyland Resort. What makes this roller coaster so special is the roller coaster car which, as the ride name suggests, is really motorcycle, the TRON Lightcycle from the rebooted sci-fi flick TRON: Legacy. What this means is, you are exposed as you were riding an actual motorcycle and the exhilaration is further boosted by the fact that the riders will have to lean forward on their chest, in a near-prone position and head forward. There’s even handle bars on each ‘bike’ for you to hold on to your dear life. Continue reading TRON Lightcycle Power Run: Roller Coaster Thrill In Motorbike Style
Good news, fans of Studio Ghibli! There’s going to be a theme park based on the company’s iconic 1988 animation My Neighbor Totoro. I know right. It is kind of long overdue and finally, theme park goers will have a choice other than Disney and all-thing Hollywood. Studio Ghibli’s producer, Toshio Suzuki, and Aichi governor, Hidaeki Omura, jointly announced this exciting news at a press conference a couple of days ago. Details are still pretty scant at this point. All we know now is the theme park will spawn within Echo Park in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture. Continue reading Finally, A Studio Ghibli Theme Park Will Be A Reality In 2020
Ferris wheel originated as a leisure ride that usually completes a cycle in matter of minutes, but since 2000, the idea of Ferris wheel is no longer carnival or amusement park exclusive when London Eye, which are basically fancy words for a huge-ass super slow-moving Ferris wheel with motorized capsules, opened to the public as a tourist sightseeing ride. Since London Eye (which stands 135 meters or 443 feet), a few other countries have followed suit to erect their own version of the Eye, though of course, those aren’t referred to as [insert city name] Eye. Continue reading China Is Now Home To The World’s Largest Spokeless Ferris Wheel
Before the inflight meals became a flying horror story, inflight dining, particularly in the 50s to 70s, was an experience to behold. In fact, it was an upmarket kind of experience where meals are served hot in real China and sometimes, even silverware. Also, seats weren’t this cram back in those days (the future could be worst, btw). Clearly, today’s microwave oven varieties in shrink-wrapped in disposal containers certainly can’t hold a candle to what the 50s-70s airlines had offered. But fear not, one aviation enthusiast/Pan Am aficionados, Anthony Toth, has taken upon himself to bring back the glory days of inflight meals, recreating the grandeur of inflight meals once experience by our forebears by replicating it onboard a replica Boeing 747-200 jumbo jet. Continue reading You Can Relive The Grandeur Of Inflight Dining With Pan Am Experience
In another example of jobs threatened by technological advancement… a hotel in Tokyo, Japan, called Henn-na Hotel, has employed more robots than actual humans to run the entire operation. But instead of brooding over this grim prospect, we are rather intrigued by Henn-na Hotel because, the robot stationed at the front desk is not just any ‘bot, it is a robotic dinosaur. Yep. You heard that right, a freaking dino. Why? Ermmm, because it can? I don’t know, really. Or maybe because Henn-na means to “to change” which represents the hotel’s commitment “for evolution in striving for the extraordinary sensation and comfort that lies beyond the ordinary. Continue reading Second Robot-Staffed Hotel Opens In Tokyo Bay, Dinos Come Standard