If a company doesn’t have a website, chances are that company won’t be a company for much longer. In other words, they’re a must, but they were a new-fangled thing way back in the ’90s. People would make sure everyone in the house was off the phone, dial up to the Internet, and surf the web for the sites of their favorite brands.
Unfortunately, even the big boys were getting the hang of web design and some of the results were a wee bit less than stellar. Business Insider took a look at the best of the “less-than-best” from some of the biggest brands and then compared them to how they are now.
Get your time machine ready.
There’s probably a reason that it costs so much to go to the movies — they cost ridiculous amounts to make (and, well, popcorn is about $20 a bucket).
Snacks aside, in order to break records at the box office, they have to invest money to make the feature films. But which movies were the most expensive to create? Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is estimated to cost an unconfirmed $410 million, which will more than likely soon become the norm.
To look more closely at this evolution, Business Insider turned to IMDb and Box Office Mojo to gather the 30 priciest films ever made, and then consulted the consumer price index to adjust for inflation.
Lights, camera, action…
30. Troy (2004) - $218.9 million
Original estimated budget: $175 million
Worldwide gross: $497.4 million
Ready to feel old?
It’s been more than 20 years since the iconic “Got Milk?” advertising campaign first launched, planting milk mustaches on some of the most recognizable faces on the planet.
Let’s take a trip down memory lane (and the dairy aisle) to check out some of the ads that we saw through those years.
Beyonce and Solange Knowles
Crazy in love with lactose.
If you want to make small talk with someone, gas prices are usually a touchpoint everyone can relate to. And lately the conversation has been about how cheap they are, a nice change from the jokes about mortgaging your house to fill up your tank.
On one hand, it’s a good thing for consumers because, well, we’re paying under $2 a gallon for gas in most places. On the other hand, economists warn that it could indicate an upcoming recession. Regardless, the point is gas is cheap, which means more people are willing to load up the car with snacks and good music and head out for a road trip.
How far can you go on $50 worth of gas?
Howmuch.net took gas price data available from GasBuddy.com, which takes fuel price data from all around the United States and came up with cool maps of how far you’d be able to drive, assuming that the vehicle consumes roughly 24 miles per gallon.
New York City
In America, fast food is known for being a bit, well, excessive. We have stuffed crust pizzas and sandwiches made with fried chicken as a bun, and the fact that people can get 20 chicken McNuggets for less than $5 should be more disturbing than appetizing.
You get what you pay for.
But we’re not alone! Some of the most popular fast food chains in America also spread the love and calories overseas, but in sometimes delicious and sometimes disturbing ways. They’re often regional favorites, which makes sense, but there are still some things that America should probably think about adding…
Meat Monster - Burger King, Japan
It’s a vegetarian burger with…kidding. As the name implies, you get two hamburgers, a chicken breast fillet, two slices of processed cheese, three rashers of bacon, and all the trimmings served between a bun and the number to a cardiologist.
via: Daily Mail
If you drink coffee and travel, you know one of the first things you do when you land is look for that familiar green awning. Yes, Starbucks speaks the universal language of coffee love to people from all over the world, promising that lift with a uniquely bitter aftertaste.
The point is that Starbucks is everywhere. Need proof? Here you go.
The thing about fast food, or “quick casual dining” if you’re feeling fancy, is that most of the establishments are in fairly recognizable buildings. You know the pizza hut, the golden arches, and the big ‘ol bucket that offers you fried chicken.
That’s why when those business close up shop and move on with their lives a couple miles down the road, it makes sense for the incoming business to do something to kind of change up the look a bit. I’m not saying they have to completely renovate the place and start from scratch, but maybe put a little bit of effort into buying a new sign or something?
In other words, these buildings aren’t fooling anyone…
You can bank on McDonald's.