The remains of one of the most advanced civilizations of ancient times has lead to many speculations as to why, out of nowhere, it seemed to vanish as a culture and allow its remarkable architecture and knowledge be reclaimed by the South American jungle. Now, there are new theories and evidences that show a multiple factor scenario, including religious and political conflict, overpopulation, and climate change. A haunting resemblance to our present day world issues.
Apple picked a fight in Mexico with a company that registered the name “iFone” in Mexico four years before Apple, and lost. The company behind the iFone trademark tried to block Apple from selling products with the name “iPhone”, but as of right now, Apple will still be able to use the name. FOR NOW.
Let’s see your birth certificate, taco!
Where did the taco come from? Who invented it? The Aztecs? Ancient Egyptians? Did extraterrestrials bestow the taco upon mankind as the greatest gift one intelligent race can give to another? Let’s find out.
In a piece of chocolate art that would certainly have pleased the Mayan gods, Qzina Specialty Foods created a gigantic Mayan pyramid entirely out of chocolate. The whole thing weighs in at nine tons and probably hasn’t seen any human sacrifice. Probably.
These days, everyone is familiar with the magical goodness of tacos, but where did tacos come from? The best answer is that it appears tacos were first invented as a convenience food by Mexican silver miners. They were further reinvented by Mexican-Americans in the southwest US and then reinvented again when Taco Bell founder Glen Bell mass marketed them for a more Anglo palette.
Bad news if you’re one of the people who has believed the crap about the long count Mayan calendar ending in 2012, thinking this means the Maya knew that the end of the world would happen at the end of this year— you’re wrong. Okay, so that’s old news, but the new news is that a newly discovered Mayan long count calendar goes way past 2012. So they weren’t predicting anything. Obviously.