Would the world really be any different if every human being suddenly became a vegetarian? The folks at ASAPscience took a look at the global outcome of a world-wide vegetarian conversation and shared their analysis through video.
They explain what would happen to the animals, the land and plant life if no one ate meat anymore. Told in adorable doodles, all the possible implications of the meat-less change are explored. This includes what happens to the pastures used to raise cattle and the land used to grow crops for pastures.
Would we be better off if everyone was vegetarian?
“Open 24 Hours” may be the best three words in the English language. Photo: Justin Taylor
7-Eleven: Home to the Slurpee, questionably grilled meats, and 3 am toilet paper runs. Throughout its 88-year history, the company has ingrained itself into our culture, our neighborhood, and our clogged hearts.
But what do we really know about this pervasive business?
Who had the idea to start 7-Eleven?
7-Eleven began as a roll of the dice from Southland Ice Company founder Joe C. Thompson when an employee, John Jefferson Green, suggested the company should begin selling household staples like bread and milk in their Texas ice stores.
Jefferson kept his store open during evenings and Sundays and seeing its success, Thompson Sr. later adopted these hours throughout all of their locations. The company took a major hit during The Great Depression, but the end of Prohibition ultimately saved the company (because nothing stirs American wallets quite like easily accessible alcohol).
An unsettling, Illuminati-esque 666,000 pounds of glaze are used each month on 7-Eleven’s donuts, fritters, and other pastries.
If you watch the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy, a 7-Eleven will have opened during the credits of each film.
7-Eleven has the largest ATM network of any US retailer.
Most Slurpees are certified kosher because everyone should be able to enjoy their diabetes-inducing satisfaction.
In 1949, 7-Eleven’s made convenience store history with its punny commercial which featured the tagline “You Auto Know.” Unfortunately for them, Alanis Morissette hadn’t been born yet.
For 20 years, 7-Eleven has been giving American police departments millions of Slurpee coupons to dole out to upstanding youths during the summer.
One out of four of you are within a mile of a 7-Eleven.
Nutella is one of the greatest contributions man has made to society and besides being among the tastiest spreadable foods to grace the planet, Nutella is also quite versatile (see: Nutellatina and Nugtella). However, I bet you didn’t know that it takes multiple countries to produce a single jar of chocolate hazelnut heaven?
Ferrero International in Italy produces Nutella and sources its ingredients from all over the world. Those famous hazelnuts? They’re from Turkey. And about that cocoa — it’s from Nigeria. Other ingredients include Malaysian palm oil, Brazilian or European sugar and French vanilla flavoring. Check out the detailed breakdown on the map below:
There’s nothing quite like the 2AM pizza delivery call to soothe our grease-lovin’ souls, and there are tons of different establishments from which we can choose. While the most recognizable are usually the chain restaurants (a la Pizza Hut and Papa John’s), have you ever thought about how prevalent these pizza chains are in the US?
Nathan Yau of Flowing Data compiled all relevant research and created the above map that charts the nearest pizza chain within a 10-mile radius across the US — Chuck E. Cheese’s, CiCi’s, Domino’s, Godfather’s, Little Caesar’s, Papa John’s, Papa Murphy’s, Pizza Hut and Sbarro. While this data distribution alone is valuable, Yau broke it down in even further detail:
Where Individual Chains Can Be Found
When the data is broken down by chain, it seems that Pizza Hut and Domino’s reign supreme, although Papa John’s and Little Caesars might give ’em a run for their money. Interestingly enough, a few restaurants are still popular in the locations they originated — Little Caesars is strong in the Michigan area, and Papa Murphy’s has a decent presence in the northwest.
Have a pizza hankering? This chart shows you how each restaurant matches up against each another. Simply choose a chain on the left, one from the top and follow to wear they intersect to see how they compare.
While I’m a fan of these spots, we’re just stoked people are finally recognizing that Chuck E. Cheese has some high quality pie. Truth.