Pizza out of this world!


In 1998, Pizza Hut tried to put their logo on the moon. Their plan was to use a high-powered laser beam to project their logo onto the moon. They even went so far as to hire a team of specialists and experts . However, the experts squelched the project when they announced that the ad would have to be as big as Texas to be seen on earth, and that laser technology was not up to the task. Undaunted, Pizza hut switched course and paid around a million dollars to have a 30 foot tall logo put on the side of a Russian rocket. On the same note, in 1996 Pepsi gave 5 million dollars to the Russian space program to have them float a Pepsi can replica outside the Mir space station.
An article is here, and I read about it in the book "The World's Worst. A guide to the most disgustingly hideous, inept, and dangerous people, place, and things on earth."

15 comments:

kasper794 said...

Interesting I never knew that. I found it fascinating.

odd facts said...

Personally, I think seeing a Pizza Hut logo on the moon would make me hate Pizza Hut.

Monday Morning Power said...

That is almost to ridiculous to believe and certainly odd.

odd facts said...

Very ridiculous. Isn't is wonderful?

The UnMighty said...

I have a friend whose father purchased for him a plot of land on Mars. So you know, when we finally do get around to colonizing the Red Planet, he'll already have his spot all picked out.

Satire and Theology said...

Interesting points. I like Pizza Hut, Pizza, and I found when I lived in the UK (99-01) that the Canadian and UK versions basically tasted the same, even though some of the Pizzas had different names.
The brand would likely be popular any place where people exist.

Trinity said...

Oh wow.. how odd but unbelievable idea of advertising!

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maxxo said...

that should go down as corporate crime, it really should. i mean, friggin' pizza hut? what have they ever done to make the world a more beautiful place?? and their pizzas suck.

Family Adventure said...

Just goes to show that people have way too much money, to even come up with such idiotic things. Imagine how much good that money could have done!

*sigh*

Maybe I'm in a mood. But I agree with the title of the book. "The World's Worst". Indeed.

Heidi

R.E.H. said...

Pizza Hut logo on the moon? Well, thanks a lot for ruining my romantic moonlit evenings with the ladies.

"Look at the full moon, sweetheart. Isn't it beautiful?"

"Yeah, sure... can we go to Pizza Hut now? I've got a craving for pizza!"

Cooper said...

Corporate greed at it's finest...jeez.

odd facts said...

I wonder if anyone got promoted or lost their job over that idea.

Gayathri said...

that was a great article...hmm nice to know something new ...gr8 blog...just for an ad...how much they spend...my god

odd facts said...

I know! I wish Pepsi would spend that sorta money advertising on my blog!

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