Chuck Norris facts are satirical factoids about martial artist and actor Chuck Norris that have become an Internet phenomenon and as a result have become widespread in popular culture. The facts are normally absurd hyperbolic claims about Norris’s toughness, attitude, virility, sophistication, and masculinity.
The Honda Ridgeline is a mid to full size sport utility truck produced by the Japanese automaker Honda. Although the Ridgeline is more aptly classified as a sport utility truck, this recently-introduced category is not well known with consumers.
Afternoon tea is a light meal typically eaten between 3 pm and 5 pm. The custom of drinking tea originated in England [and] various places that belonged to the former British Empire also have such a meal.
A rock star or rockstar is a member of a rock and roll band, or only an artist in the genre (the term usually implies celebrity status, or ‘stardom’).
In information technology, Universal Serial Bus (USB) is a serial bus standard to connect devices to a host computer. USB was designed to allow many peripherals to be connected using a single standardized interface socket and to improve plug and play capabilities by allowing hot swapping; that is, by allowing devices to be connected and disconnected without rebooting the computer or turning off the device.
The USB 1.0 specification was introduced in 1994. USB was created by the core group of companies that consisted of Intel, Compaq, Microsoft, Digital, IBM, and Northern Telecom.
At its founding, Gordon Moore and Robert Noyce wanted to name their new company Moore Noyce. The name, however, sounded remarkably similar to more noise — an ill-suited name for an electronics company, since noise is typically associated with bad interference. They then used the name NM Electronics for almost a year, before deciding to call their company INTegrated ELectronics or Intel for short. However, Intel was already trademarked by a hotel chain, so they had to buy the rights for that name at the beginning.
Cash4Gold.com is a Pompano Beach, Florida based division of Albar Precious Metal Refining, that buys gold, primarily from jewelry, acting as an online pawn broker. It is notable for advertising during Super Bowl XLIII in 2009. Sources place the cost for the 30-second advertisement at $2.4-$3.0 million US dollars.
Edward “Ed” Leo Peter McMahon, Jr. (born March 6, 1923) is an American comedian, game show host, announcer, and television personality most famous for his work on television as Johnny Carson’s announcer on Who Do You Trust? from 1957 to 1962 and on the Tonight Show from 1962 to 1992, and as the host of the talent show Star Search from 1983 to 1995.
Stanley Kirk Burrell (born March 30, 1962), better known by his stage names MC Hammer and Hammer, is an American multi-platinum selling MC and dancer most popular during the late 1980s until the mid-1990s, known for his dramatic rise and fall from fame and fortune and his trademark Hammer Pants.
Chrysler Cordoba was the name of an intermediate personal luxury coupe sold by Chrysler Corporation in North America from 1975 to 1983. It was the company’s first model produced specifically for the personal luxury market and the first Chrysler-branded vehicle that was less than full-size. Although Córdoba is the name of a city in Spain, the car’s emblem was actually a stylized version of the Argentine cordoba coin. Either way, the implication was Hispanic, and this theme was carried out with somewhat baroque trim inside and by having Mexican movie star Ricardo Montalban as the car’s advertising spokesman.
Ricardo Gonzalo Pedro Montalbán Merino, KCSG (November 25, 1920 – January 14, 2009) was a Mexican television, theatre, and film actor. He had a career spanning decades and multiple notable roles. In 1975, he was chosen as the television spokesman for the new Chrysler Cordoba. The car became a successful model, and over the following several years, was heavily advertised; his mellifluous delivery of a line praising the “soft Corinthian leather” upholstery of the car’s interior, often misquoted as “rich Corinthian leather,” became famous and was much parodied, and Montalbán subsequently became a favorite subject of impersonators. Eugene Levy, for example, frequently impersonated him on SCTV. In 1986, he was featured in a magazine advertisement for the new Chrysler New Yorker.
Bank Zachodni WBK SA is a Polish bank. Between 1995 and 1996 Allied Irish Banks began to invest into Poland’s emerging economy by purchasing 60.1% of Wielkopolski Bank Kredytowy, one of the country’s most successful commercial banks.
John Marwood Cleese (born 27 October 1939) is an Academy Award-nominated English actor, comedian, writer, film producer and singer, who is known as being a member of Monty Python, a group of comedians responsible for the sketch show Monty Python’s Flying Circus and for four films.
In 2008 John Cleese appeared in a humorous TV commercial in Poland advertising a bank loan.