Pop Culture Is A Very Puzzling Phenomenon (19 pics + 6 gifs)

Posted in Pictures       26 Jun 2019       2023       1

There are 2.2 billion active gamers in the world but 65% of the gaming companies employ less than 100 people. A total of 15% have 2-5 employees, while 19% have just 1.


The Office accounts for seven percent of all streaming on NETFLIX.


Out of every 13 tourists visiting South Korea in 2017 was there because of the K-pop boy band BTS. Their impact on the South Korean economy each year is the equivalent to 26 mid-sized companies.


The number of people searching for flights from US to Norway tripled after the release of FROZEN, an animated film that takes place in locations inspired by Norway. That’s an increase of 153%, from November 28, 2013, to January 31st, 2014.


PewDiePie has 96 million subscribers on his YoutTube channel. If he were a nation, he’d rank as the sixteenth most populated nation, with about 10 million people more than the Congo.


Izismile Video Collection

The largest comic book collection can be found at the Library of Congress. The library holds over 6,00 titles of comic books, with a total of 120,000 different issues. The library’s collection slightly surpasses the largest personal comic book collection owned by Bob Bretall with 101,822 different issues.


Minutes after the finale of M.A.S.H., 6.7 million gallons of water surged through the Big Apple’s sewer. One million New Yorkers held their pee all through the episode, and when the show was over, they all flushed at once. That amount of water can fill up 10 Olympic-size swimming pools.


The number of attendees to concerts featuring video game music is now twice as many as the more traditional concerts like Back or Beethoven.


The overall swiping distance traveled by the fingers of Candy Crush users on a daily basis is 71,458 miles. That’s the same as running 2,725 marathons daily. It’s also about three times longer than the circumference of the earth.


The “Chandler Bing-ing of America” refers to how FRIENDS has innovated how Americans talk. A study found that the show’s sarcastic talk (Chandler’s entire dialogue), use of intensifiers (“That is so not true.”), and emphasis on the wrong words (“Could I be wearing any more clothes?”) have influenced how Americans talk.



Game of Thrones brought $300 million worth of business to Northern Ireland. Filming the hit show in the region not only increased visitors but also brought business to many local enterprises ranging from casting agents to taxidermists.


A Czech Republic Lego Model Shop made a 5.3 million brick Star Wars X-Wing. the largest Lego model ever built.


Fortnite players searched for one game-related item per second on eBay in 2018. eBay also reported a 35% increase in sales for gaming headsets and computer monitors, which was directly related to Fortnite’s popularity.


The show has won 189 Emmys. That’s enough ogive four to every US President in history.


In 2015, only 54 percent of users on Tinder were single. Users who were married, in a relationship, or divorced/widowed made up 30%, 12%, and 3%, respectively.


As of June 2109, “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi ranks as the most watched YouTube video with over 6 billion views. The second most watched is “Shape of You” by Ed Sheeran, which has 4.2 billion views.


The gaming industry is bigger than the film and music industry combined. In 2018, the gaming industry earned a revenue of $137.9 billion, compared to the film and music industry with $41.5 billion and $19.3 billion, respectively.


In 2017, 15% of searches on Google were things that had never been searched before. To put that into perspective, Google handled 1.2 trillion searches in 2012. That would be 180 billion brand-new inquires.


Every fifteenth human owns a Harry Potter book.


The Cars franchise generated $8 billion in merchandise in the first five years after the original movie’s release. Over that period, over 200 million toy cars were sold.


37% of all games sold on Steam are never played. And only 13% are played for more than 30 hours.


Build-A-Bear Workshop saw a spike in sales during the first quarter of 2019 with an increase from $1.2m to $84.4m. Build-A-Bear Workshop CEO, Sharon Price John, credited this toa throwaway line in Avengers: Endgame when Tony Stark uttered “I thought you were Build-A-Bear’ to Rocket Raccoon.


Collectively, mankind has spent 6 million years playing the World of Warcraft. That’s about as long as we’ve spent evolving as species.


Netflix – Every day, people watch over 18,000 years of Netflix.


Chernobyl, HBO’s miniseries that became overnight the highest rated show on IMDb, significantly boosted Chernobyl (Ukraine) tourism. Tour agencies reported an almost 40% increase since the series was aired.


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1   Comment ?
Creative 11 month s ago
#16 And that's sad



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