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Pulp 101: How the Humble Sticker Makes the World Go Around.

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Pulp 101: How the Humble Sticker Makes the World Go Around.

Good Tidings, Besties. Welcome to the next instalment of ‘Behind the Stationary’ with Pulp. In today’s Blogisode, we look into an everyday, often overseen object: the sticker.  Hold on to your hats, kind folk; this narrative starts with the Ancient Egyptians. Again. The Powers That Be believe that the first stickers may date back to Ye Olde Egypt, as archaeologists have found remains of papers plastered to walls of ancient markets to display prices of goods. Mummified price tags - what next?  Well, ink stamps, that’s what. They were used in the United Kingdom from 1661. It was invented by...

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Are YOU the Password Child?  10 Fun Facts You Didn’t Realise You Wanted To Know About Passwords.

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Are YOU the Password Child?  10 Fun Facts You Didn’t Realise You Wanted To Know About Passwords.

(And how you can be more creative when choosing/saving one. Spoiler Alert: Jump to Fun Fact #10. Pulp can help! Our Password Books will be your ROI -return on investment- forever more.) Now for the countdown!    1. People choose simple passwords.  Historically (and controversially in Japan, in 2022!), the most popular password was “123456”! It’s giving “At the beginning of the Web” … Let’s move on, people! 2. Nothing is immune from going viral (LOL). Even the nerdy concept of passwords.  “The Password Child” is a term that went viral in March 2023. It refers to using the name...

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The Question Living Rent-Free in Everyone’s Mind: “What is the Most Popular Greeting Card?”

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The Question Living Rent-Free in Everyone’s Mind:  “What is the Most Popular Greeting Card?”

I’m here to open the gates and set you free from this dizzying existential burden.   Let’s line up the usual suspects: Birthday, Valentine's Day, Christmas, Engagement, Wedding. Thank You. All are worthy candidates. But how did it all begin? Before diving into this deep pool of inquiry, rest assured that our greeting cards here at Pulp will cover you for every season, reason, person, and animal.  Now, relax and reflect on two ancient civilisations: China and Egypt. The Chinese wanted to send goodwill to their family and friends on the arrival of the Lunar New Year. Legend has it...

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Blend In By Standing Out: Drinkware That Will Add a Little Zazz to Your Daily Liquid Consumption.

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Blend In By Standing Out: Drinkware That Will Add a Little Zazz to Your Daily Liquid Consumption.

Yeah, you read me right: Zazz. With three Z’s. Is it even an Oxford English Dictionary-sanctioned word? Who knows!? Not me, but it just about does a full vibe check for these colourful cups we have for you here at Pulp. Think of them as ‘drip’ (aka cool fashion) for your kitchen. If you don’t know what I mean, GYAT !! (ahem, get your act together). Apologies for the overwhelming Gen Z lexicon; I was having a moment. The earliest known drinking vessels date back to the Upper Paleolithic age (50,000 years ago), known for  the emergence of more sophisticated...

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Wanna Hear a Joke About a Piece of Paper? Never Mind ... It’s Tearable …

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Wanna Hear a Joke About a Piece of Paper? Never Mind ... It’s Tearable …

Mmmhmm, Yup.  It’s Dad Joke Season, AKA Father’s Day. That’s September 3rd for y’all who didn’t know.  But before I launch into a full annotated list of cringe-worthy witticisms, let's take a closer look … The origins of this day to celebrate the big guy in your life actually come from a woman called Sonora Smart Dodd. Ms Dodd took inspo from the idea of Mother’s Day.  In 1910, while hearing a church sermon about the newly coined Day For Mothers, she felt strongly that Fathers - and her Father in particular!- needed recognition. You see, her Dad was a...

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