Groupon Offers Special Presidents Day Deal Featuring Former “President” Alexander Hamilton

Groupon Offers Special Presidents Day Deal Featuring Former “President” Alexander Hamilton

Either Groupon is transcending the boundaries of ironic humor by pretending not to know that Alexander Hamilton — the handsomest face on all U.S. currency, in my humble opinion (#cheekbones) — or the company really thinks the first Secretary of the Treasury was a prez: It’s touting a deal that “features President Alexander Hamilton — undeniably one of our greatest presidents.” [More]

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7 Things We Learned About The History Of The Doritos Locos Taco

We’ve been writing about Taco Bell’s Doritos Locos Taco for more than two years, since it was just a fast food experiment being tested in small pockets around the country. But we never knew exactly where the idea came from. [More]

Tobacco Companies Put Radioactive Substance Into Cigarettes, Covered It Up

Tobacco Companies Put Radioactive Substance Into Cigarettes, Covered It Up

Newly analyzed historical documents reveal that tobacco companies have known for decades that cigarettes contain polonium-210, a radioactive material, and covered up its own studies that found their products caused cancerous growths in smokers’ lungs. [More]

A Look Back At The Origin Of Gift Cards

A Look Back At The Origin Of Gift Cards

Sure, we at Consumerist may try to steer people away from gift cards, but they remain the most popular holiday gift. But where did they come from? How did the gift card evolve from its less versatile ancestor, the gift certificate? The Big Money has a retrospective. [More]