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January 29, 2006

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Universal Snark Systems, Inc.

New favorite Wikipedia entry: a list of fictional companies. Here’s a quiz — see if you can name the source of each fictional company:

  • LexCorp
  • Cogswell Cogs
  • Rearden Steel
  • Cyberdyne
  • InGen
  • Shin-Ra Electric Power Company
  • Monopolated Light and Power

Answers in the comments.

Posted January 29, 2006 at 9:00 | Comments (1) | Permasnark
File under: Briefly Noted, Gleeful Miscellany


Plus +10 snarkpoints for the first three, +100 for the next three, and +1000 for the last one:

  • LexCorp is from Superman

  • Cogswell Cogs is from The Jetsons

  • Rearden Steel is from Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged

  • Cyberdyne is from The Terminator -- made the killer robots

  • InGen is from Jurassic Park -- made the killer dinosaurs

  • Shin-Ra Electric Power Company is from Final Fantasy VII, the PS2 game

  • Monopolated Light and Power is from Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man

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