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Paste Magazine thought it would be interesting to celebrate TV cartoon characters, young and old, that they hold dear. The magazine came up with 50 great ones like The Simpsons and Looney Tunes, but also tried to diversify the list. Who made # 1? Find out HERE. Are there any favorite cartoon characters of yours that did not make the cut?
Welcome to TIME’s annual round-up of the best inventions making the world better, smarter and—in some cases—a little more fun. Check out the list HERE.
The Real-Life Hoverboard
The Hendo Hoverboard ($10,000)—a type of skateboard that levitates like a magic carpet—had been a pipe dream since its fictional debut in 1989’s Back to the Future Part II. Now California-based tech firm Hendo has built the real thing.
Granted, there are caveats. Hendo’s hoverboard can float only an inch or so above the ground, and even then only over conductive material like copper or aluminum. Just 10 are being made to order (so far). And battery life is 15 minutes—barely enough time to zoom past your enemies à la Marty McFly.
But the technology that powers it could be revolutionary. Using the $450,000-plus it raised on Kickstarter, Hendo founders Jill and Greg Henderson plan to develop magnetic “hovering” tech to stabilize buildings during earthquakes, protect valuable works of art and more. “The hoverboard is the first step to bringing this technology to the world,” says Greg.
TIME interviewed burger historians and experts to determine which patties made the biggest impact on the burger industry—and the world at large. Check out the 17 most influential burgers of all time HERE.
The In-N-Out Burger – Whereas McDonald’s focused on fast, In-N-Out focused on food—its signature burger, which debuted in 1948, was made from locally sourced ground beef and fresh vegetables. That approach may have prevented In-N-Out’s expansion (it has just 294 locations today, compared with McDonald’s 34,000-plus), but it certainly hasn’t dampened foodie enthusiasm: the In-N-Out burger routinely tops best-of burger lists, and has inspired the launch of other higher-end fast food chains, such as Five Guys.
Hot dogs are near and dear to many Americans’ hearts – particularly this time of year, when warm nights beg for a couple of franks of the grill. But how you define a hot dog may differ vastly depending on whether you’re in, say, New Jersey, West Virginia, or Chicago: The brand of dog, the type of bun, and everything that goes on top is likely to vary. Is the hot dog steamed or grilled? Are the buns toasted?
Men’s Journal suggests 20 must-try hot dogs in America and you can check out the list HERE.
Old-School Chili Dog (Pink’s, Los Angeles)
The classic chili dog combines ground-beef chili with mustard and onions – and maybe a few slices of American cheese.
Where to Get It: When it opened as a 10-cent hot dog stand in 1939, the owners of Pink’s, in Hollywood, could never have imagined the unrelenting lines and sheer variety of wieners for which the place is known today. Never mind all that – chili dogs are what Pink’s started with, pairing all-beef, natural-casing dogs by Hoffy’s with meaty chili in a soft steamed bun.
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Empire Magazine and Empire Online recently conducted a poll of its readership and asked 250,000 fans to vote for the best movies of all time. Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back came in first place, beating out such perennial favorites as The Godfather, Citizen Kane and Casablanca.
Check out the complete list HERE.
New food trucks are hitting the streets every day in cities all over the United States. HERE are 10 new rolling restaurants worth checking out around the country.
Los Angeles: Guerilla Tacos
Guerilla Tacos has been serving gourmet tacos from a table in Downtown Los Angeles since 2012. But last year they upgraded to a truck, allowing them to pop up all around Los Angeles. Chef Wes Avila’s menu changes every day, and everything is sourced from the best local farms. One day you might try a taco with octopus chorizo and pistachios; the next it’ll be Maple Leaf Farms duck with cashew chile, nectarine and hazelnut. And don’t let the truck’s name cause you to sleep on their awesome breakfast burritos.
The burger, America’s quintessential comfort food, can now be enjoyed in an impossibly endless number of ways. There are round-the-clock burgers at 24-hour-roadside joints and ephemeral late-night burgers sold out in mere minutes; burgers grilled in hundred-year-old cast-iron broilers and burgers steamed in state-of-the-art ovens; burgers crafted from Kobe beef imported from Japan and burgers made with Black Angus beef from just down the road. It’s clearly a great time to love the burger.
Food & Wine has singled out the 25 best burgers in the U.S. and you can check out the list HERE.
Los Angeles: Father’s Office
Signature Burger: The Office Burger (dry-aged beef patty topped with Gruyère cheese, Maytag blue cheese, arugula and applewood-bacon compote). Among the finest in the country, they justify the strict no-ketchup policy. The 36 craft beers on tap change seasonally. fathersoffice.com
Some of them smothered their children with love. Others just smothered them. In honor of Mother’s Day Time.com presents a highly unscientific study of the ten best and worst mothers from the worlds of pop culture.
Check out the list HERE.
There are a lot of reasons to love Marge. Her heart is as big as her hair. She’s sweet, simple, unflappable, and like Edith Bunker before her, she uses her goodness as a shield from the crudeness of her husband and the never-ending needs of her kids. Sure, she’s subsumed all of her larger dreams — of becoming an artist, an actress, a professional bowler or anything else for that matter — to tend to home and hearth, but that’s why we have dream sequences.