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Everything Wrong With Death Race 2000 In 14 Minutes Or Less (Spoiler Alert)

Back in late June, Roger Corman—Hollywood legend and movie producing god—challenged cinema-sins to sin one of his infamous movies. Today they accept that challenge.

Here are all the sins in Death Race 2000.

WTF: North Korea Media Tells Country That Its Team Has Reached World Cup Final

North Korea’s state controlled media is brazenly telling the country’s football fans that the national team have reached the World Cup final in Brazil.

The report says North Korea’s brave side crushed Japan 7-0, USA 4-0 and China 2-0 in the group stages, before going on to reach the final… against Portugal.

Spoiler: the real final, which takes place this Sunday, is between Germany and Argentina.

(story from Metro)

PicturePhone: How Bell Telephone Lost a Half Billion, But Nearly Created the Internet [Stories of Technological Failure - Part 3]

How Bell Telephone’s PicturePhone, introduced in 1964, flopped yet nearly catalyzed the internet.

Technically, it was an amazing achievement: Bell used the existing twisted-pair copper wire of the telephone network — not broadband lines like today — to produce black and white video on a screen about five inches square. And, amazingly for the time, it used a CCD-based-camera. It was meant to be the most revolutionary communication medium of the century, driving subscribers to purchase broadband lines, but failed miserably as a consumer product costing Bell a half billion dollars.

This is one of three videos in a series on marketplace failures of technological objects.

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