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Bude Continues to Bleed Internet-Famous Supermarket Tunnel Dry

Sainsbury's and Bude are working together to ensure the fame won by the town's plastic car park tunnel lasts as long as possible, with the notorious plastic rain shield now kitted out with full decorations to turn it into a festive getting-to-your-car experience the likes of which we – and definitely the people of Bude – have never seen before. Read More >>

food
Kellogg’s Offloads Waste Cornflakes for Use in Craft Beer Industry

We know what you're doing here, Kellogg's. You're trying to take hold of the cereal news agenda to people stop talking about how much sugar they're eating for breakfast, aren't you? You want some feelgood news to pop up when the boss searches for "Kellogg's" in Google News today, don't you? Well here you go. They're making beer out of cornflakes. Ha ha. Well done. Very healthy. Beer. Mmm. Read More >>

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Iceland Not Against Using Orangutans for Publicity Purposes Now

Iceland, international friend, spokesperson for and protector of the orangutans all of a sudden, has decided it's now a great idea to parade an orangutan around the UK's cities for our amusement, seeing as the fuss about the rebranded Greenpeace palm oil advert went significantly viral this week. But it's OK, no need to fire up change.org in a rage; it's an animatronic orangutan. Read More >>

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The ASA May Investigate Xiaomi’s £1 Flash Sale

At the end of last week, in conjunction with its UK launch, Chinese phone maker Xiaomi launched a sale that seemed too good to be true. It was offering some new smartphones for a mere £1, a story that got picked up by all sorts of people - including us. Turns out it may well have been too good to be true, and the Advertising Standards Authority has received at least one complaint about the promotion as a result. Read More >>

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Three’s Bizarre New Advert Tries to Fight Back Against Claims That “Phones Are Bad”

"Phones are bad" is what the world seems to have decided recently. They stop you being able to switch off, and people spend too much time staring at them, so they're very bad for you. Never mind that they can do just about anything. It's why companies have started launching all these screentime features, because you're spending too much time playing with a device that's bad - rather than doing something productive like watching television. But Three has had enough, and has released a new advert to try and highlight how great phones are. Read More >>

food
White £2k Creme Egg Remains Lost in Distribution Chain

Sorry to go mentioning easter in early May when you're trying to forget chocolate exists in order to fit in your video game t-shirts again, but it's to do with that white Creme Egg promotion. Cadbury says no one ever came forward to claim the £2k prize, so all of those ruined eggs that had their skins peeled back were rifled through in vain. Read More >>

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Just Eat is Offering Free Catering to Anyone Getting Married on Royal Wedding Day

May 19th is a special day, because the people of Windsor are going to find it damn near impossible to do anything in the centre of their town. It's Royal Wedding day, and while the government was too stingy to give us an extra day off work so we can pretend to be royalists the pubs will be staying open late. Just Eat is also getting in on things with its latest publicity stunt, offering free catering to anyone getting married on 19th May. Read More >>

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Unfortunate Post Box Incident Ruins Royal Mail’s Shakespearean Celebration

The Royal Mail has been pilloried by the witty ranks of people who comment on the internet, thanks to running a promotion to celebrate the birthday of Shakespeare in which it decorated a post box -- and got a modern day Romeo and Juliet pair to nuzzle in front of it. Read More >>

health
Would You Go Running More if a Man Carried a TV in Front of You?

The safe exercise environments provided by gym chain David Lloyd are testing a new motivational service, with one gym offering the chance to jog around for a bit while a man with a tablet strapped to his back stays in front -- letting you watch TV over the sounds of your gasping breath, exploding heart, and the voice in your head saying 'This can't really be good for me'. Read More >>

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It’s Time To Talk About Dangerous Stunts On YouTube

It turns out that after you turn 30, life is basically just a series of reminders of how old and past it you are. The Olympics just becomes a parade of people who are younger, fitter and more successful than you. Listening to “new” music becomes discovering another album by that band you like from 2005. And perhaps most weirdly, clicking around YouTube becomes an exercise in radicalising yourself to become Helen Lovejoy of “Won’t somebody please think of the children!” fame. Read More >>

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Thorpe Park’s Walking Dead Roller Coaster Uses Screams to Recharge Your Phone

At the end of last month Thorpe Park announced that it was rebranding one of its rollercoasters with a Walking Dead theme, creating the world's first rollercoaster based on a TV series that was based on a comic featuring zombies. Now the park has just announced that the ride will literally take on part of the plot of Monsters, Inc as well, by harvesting rider screams to recharge their phones. Read More >>

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Woman Who Fatally Shot Boyfriend in YouTube Stunt Gone Wrong Gets 90 Days in Jail

Under a plea agreement, a YouTuber who shot her boyfriend in the chest during a filmed stunt last June will serve 90 days in jail. Read More >>

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Praise the Corporate Christmas Overlords: They’re Letting You Win a Night in the Coca Cola Lorry

Some people say that the Coca Cola lorry is a Christmas icon, and that it wouldn't be Christmas without it. Others say it's a corporate attempt to take over Christmas, and encourages obesity in the process. Well the latter group won't like this very much, because Coca Cola is letting people win a night inside the iconic lorry. Read More >>

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This is What Amazon Might Look Like if it Were a Real Shop

The other day Amazon revealed that it had opened up a pop-up store in London's Soho Square, to advertise all the black Friday deals people would be able to get their hands on this year. I went down to check it out for myself, and it's a brief glimpse into what Amazon might look like if it actually opened up a proper shop in the real world. Read More >>