Iconic scenes from the move Casino

According to Smart Live Gaming, Casino is one of the more iconic, legendary, and impact-fully accurate stories of it’s time. The film that premiered in 1995 was based on the real-life story of Frank Rosenthal. A casino boss in Las Vegas, Rosenthal initiated the sports-betting in casinos that’s become so popular today.

Legends like Robert de Niro, Sharon Stone, and Joe Pesci make this movie timeless. Let’s take a look at some iconic scenes that really happened (in real life).

1. An interesting quirk, Frank was quite particular about his blueberry muffins. Each muffin needed to have a specific number of blueberries in them.

2. Due to mechanical problems, an airplane really did land on a fairway. Oh and the airplane contained quite a few federal agents.

3. Sam Rothstein was the first person to introduce sports betting in Las Vegas casinos.

4. A hammer to the hand was an effective way to deal with a group of cheaters. Yes, this happened in real life.

5. Frank Rosenthal’s car did explode. A fortunate turn of luck with a metal plate under his seat saved his life.

6. After a man shot up a casino, Rosenthal’s men punished him by putting his head in a vice grip. Interested? Read more in the infographic below.


How to budget for a bachelorette party

Weddings and wedding festivities are exciting. However no one who’s deeply involved can deny the cost of the event is pretty high. While nothing compared to the wedding itself, throwing a bachelorette party is no small figure.

Fortunately, The Bachelorette Superstore has shared a handy infographic to tell us more about typical activities and average cost.

It may be a surprise to know that 6% of brides don’t have a bachelorette party. Be prepared to throw the bride a fun party though, since most do. A party can cost anywhere between $420 to $1800 depending on the activities. Per person, this comes out to $35 to $150. For comparison sake, a bridal shower costs $15-$40 per person. There’s an average of 12 women that attend the party.

If you were to go to Las Vegas, prepare for a spendy weekend. Booking a hotel room six months in advance can still fetch prices from $74-$550 per night. Not to mention airline tickets that can be up to $465. Meals cost anywhere between $30 to $60 per meal and drinks are $7 to $18 a piece. Then there’s entertainment, which can fetch prices of $180 per ticket.

Just be sure to keep a checklist and all the attendees well informed. Be very upfront about the costs of the activities so that anyone who can’t afford it will know ahead of time.

Read on to find out how you can save money in the infographic below.


Super Hero Day Jobs

This infographic from Serviced.co.uk looks at what jobs some of our most beloved super heroes would have if crime ceased to exist in their communities. The infographic leads off with my favorite super hero – Batman. What would Batman do if there were no villains such as the Joker or the Penguin that needed to be caught? This infographic suggests Batman would be a Lab Technician – He certainly does have a lot of experience with fancy equipment. Moving on to Superman; this infographic seems to think that a fitting job for the man of steel is an international courier. Probably something to do with being faster than a speeding bullet 🙂 Further, cat woman would be a dog catcher and the Hulk (this is one of our favorites) would fittingly be an a demolition expert. The infographic depicts Spider man putting his comfort with heights and ability to move objects with his webbing to good use as he would be a construction worker. Storm would fittingly be a weather forecaster and Wolverine would put his skills to use as a lumber jack.

Insurance for Breaking Bad’s Caravan

Most everyone has agreed that Breaking Bad is probably the awesomest show ever. And it wouldn’t be complete without their meth-cooking caravan. But have you thought about how much Walter’s insurance premium is? Most likely, that answer is no. Fortunately, Coast Insurance has provided a handy infographic to help us understand the cost to insure Walter’s livelihood.

The first item on the list is the Content Cover. Everything in the motorhome needs to be covered and all that equipment adds up to a lot of cash! Adding up the gas masks, beakers, cylinders, air filter, propane cylinder and other small tools amounts to almost $1000.

The second item on the list is accidental coverage. Exposure to rough terrain, gunshot repairs, broken bumper, gutted interior and blood stains adds up to over $7,000.

The total cost per year adds up to over $8,500! See more in the infographic below.


Roadkill. The Flat Out Truth.

Chances are, if you’ve been on the road you’ve seen roadkill. According to Trade Trucks, flattened roadside animals aren’t the same around the world. If you are visiting another country, it’s important to know what you can encounter. For your safety and for those in harms way.

The first person to notice the new phenomenon was Joseph Grinnell in 1920. He described it as a “relatively new source of fatality; and if one were to estimate the entire mileage of such roads in the state of California, the mortality must mount into the hundreds, and perhaps thousands every 24 hours.”

Worldwide, roadkill looks different. In Canada, there are over 700 moose collisions each year and in 2004, 60,000 people reported hitting deer which was double the number from 10 years ago. In the UK, roadkill is the greatest contributor to European badger deaths with 50,000 killed each year. In the US, more than 1 million animals are killed each day. And in Michigan, car brings down a single deer every eight minutes. In Australia, 2,200 kangaroos are killed each year in Canberra and 5.5 million reptiles become flattened.

Ninety percent of moose collisions result in injury or death to the driver. If you are driving in Canada, watch out. No one wants to lose when facing a moose. Don’t drive between dusk and dawn. Spend the night and reduce your chances of adding to the roadkill mess. Additionally, slowing your speed can greatly reduce chances of coming in contact with an animal. For more information, read on in the infographic below.


The Archetypal Fathers of Modern Britain

Father’s day is fast approaching. Have you picked up a gift for your dad yet? Perhaps you can get some help from Best Western’s recent infographic, “The Archetypal Fathers of Modern Britain”. Celebrating our fathers, the cheeky infographic describes certain types of dads and suggests an appropriate gift. Is your dad the type that is up early and always on the go? Perhaps a historic-site guidebook would be a great gift for an upcoming trip. Or is your father extremely competitive? Pick up some sports equipment so you can play games. If your dad loves to relax on the couch, get him some great movies or a “Classic Sporting Moments” DVD to remind him of the outside. Whatever type of father you have, take a look to figure out what kind of gift if best suited for him.

Gifts for Dad

Why Are People Late?

This infographic from onlineclock.net looks at something we all deal with daily – being late to work (or trying to avoid it). The good news is that if this is a struggle for you, you’re far from alone. 16% of people arrive late to work at least once a week and 27% admit to showing up late at least once.

Most delays and tardiness are caused by:

  • Traffic – 30%
  • Lack of sleep – 19%
  • Bad weather – 9%
  • Getting kids to school/daycare – 8%

This infographic also contains a nice list of excuses you can use next time you’re late. Some of our favorites include:

  • My dog buried my car
  • “I decided to take my experimental solar power scooter to work. It started to rain and let’s just say I won’t be filing for a patent any time soon
  • I have a severe allergic reaction to 8:00 am
  • I got in the elvator with our CEO and the next thing I knew he’d pushed the buttons for all the floors – what a joker
  • My three year old came to the conclusion that my car keys were flushable. He was right.

Why Are People Late