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Clever KFC HK Ads Replaced Plumes Of Explosions With Fried Chicken

When you look at KFC fried chickens, what do they remind you of? Probably just fried chickens. They are not like clouds that often lets our imagination run wild. However, famed advertising agency Ogilvy & Mather’s Hong Kong office thought that those tantalizing fried chickens can be something else, like, you know, plumes resulting from a fiery explosion. Continue reading Clever KFC HK Ads Replaced Plumes Of Explosions With Fried Chicken

The Mystery Of How A Parked Truck Keeps Getting Speeding Citations

In what could be the most bizarre traffic offense in modern day, a New Orleans resident by the name of Donald Schultz has been repeatedly issued with speeding tickets for his parked pickup truck. Like so many suburban Americans, Schultz has to park his car along the roadside outside his home. While seemingly harmless act, he has received at least ten speeding tickets associated with his Nissan Frontier. The question is, what on Earth is happening here? How a vehicle, which isn’t moving and no driver inside, will be mistaken for making over going the speed limit? Continue reading The Mystery Of How A Parked Truck Keeps Getting Speeding Citations

Ford China’s Super Test Drive Vending Machine Opens For Business

Among the hundred and one ways to make people buy your cars is the good’ol test driving. If your car is good, a test drive will be able to prove its worth. But in a market as competitive as China, sometime a few minutes behind the wheel of a car maybe isn’t enough. That’s not mention the hassle of hitting up local dealers and having to deal with glib tongue salesperson that often pushes you with things you didn’t want. With these factors in mind, Ford China has teamed up with Alibaba’s TMall e-commerce store to introduce a huge-ass car vending machine that will allow customers to pick up one of the 42 cars loaded in the vending to test for the next three days. Continue reading Ford China’s Super Test Drive Vending Machine Opens For Business

The Boring Company To Sell Life-size LEGO-like Interlocking Bricks

Sure. a flamethrower has its appeal, but if you really think about it, it does not quite align with The Boring Company’s core business which happenings to be boring tunnels. But in soon, it will have a new “merch” that will be a little more aligned with what the company is doing. No. It is not going to sell you a tunneling rig. Instead, the man himself has taken to Twitter to announce The Boring Company will be selling “life-size LEGO-like interlocking bricks.” Yup. Bricks will be the company’s next “merch.” Interesting… what’s more interesting is, these bricks will be made from the rock extracted during the drilling operation. So, they are kind of sustainable. Continue reading The Boring Company To Sell Life-size LEGO-like Interlocking Bricks

Flat-earther Took Off In A Homemade Rocket To Prove Earth Is Not Round

You know what? I am tempted to create a new tag called “Do Not Try This At Home” after seeing a video of what flat-earther “Mad” Mike Hughes did on Sunday because, what he did was definitely something one shouldn’t do at home. So, what did “Mad” Mike did? Well, nothing much. He just strapped himself to the tip of a homemade, steam-powered rocket and left the safety of the solid ground just so he could prove that Earth is indeed flat. He did made the journey and that in itself was a bravery that is pretty much unnecessary. Continue reading Flat-earther Took Off In A Homemade Rocket To Prove Earth Is Not Round

JR West Shinkansen Will Sport Hello Kitty Design For This Summer

There is no secret that the mouthless kitty, Hello Kitty, is huge in Japan. Notwithstanding its status as a cartoon character, the pop culture icon has been seen in places outside of cartoon series and prints. Her appearance ranges from hotel to video game to even tires, and now, it is set to appear on Japan’s fastest land transportation system, the Shinkansen, AKA the bullet train, specifically, on the trains plying West Japan Railway Co. (JR West)’s Sanyo Shinkansen Line that connects Osaka and Fukuoka. Altogether, eight 500-series cars will be getting the Kitty treatment. Continue reading JR West Shinkansen Will Sport Hello Kitty Design For This Summer

Jeff Bezos Tweeted A Picture Of Himself Walking A Robotic Dog

Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s founder and CEO, tweeted an image of him walking a robotic dog with a comment “taking my new dog for a walk at the MARS2018 conference.” If you don’t already know, the robot dog is the same famous nightmare-inducing, robotic canine, SpotMini, that has been seen opening door to let itself out. Bezos was out at Palm Springs, California, attending an invitation-only event on Machine learning, home Automation, Robotics and Space exploration (and hence, the acronym MARS), an annual event organized by, you guessed it, Amazon. Continue reading Jeff Bezos Tweeted A Picture Of Himself Walking A Robotic Dog

Flooded River Turns Hiking Trail Into A Real-Life Waterworld

When Peter Rader and David Twohy wrote Waterworld (Universal Pictures, 1995), they probably did not imagine it would actually happen. Well, it did, but the good news is, there is no need to raise the alarm. Apocalypse is not upon us, yet, because, real-life “waterworld” only occurred in Brazil in early February when an unusually heavy downpour flooded the Olho D’Agua river in Bonito. The resulting flood submerged the jungle around it, but unlike most river floods, which are murky in nature, the overflowing water from Olho D’Agua river was super clear. Continue reading Flooded River Turns Hiking Trail Into A Real-Life Waterworld

The Salvation Army Opens Its First Not-For-Profit Grocery Store In The U.S.

For those in the stateside, specifically Baltimore in Maryland, Salvation Army is now more than just thrift shops where you can shop for goods to benefit the needy because, it has partner with Maryland Food Bank to open its first not-for-profit grocery store in the U.S. DMG Foods, which is the acronym of the charity organization’s motto (Doing the Most Good), has no fancy cashier-free check outs nor does it touts robotic stock checkers; instead, it exists with the aim to “present a sustainable model that engages the community in order for them to eat healthier, smarter, cheaper and all of that,” said The Salvation Army area commander for Baltimore, Gene Hogg. Continue reading The Salvation Army Opens Its First Not-For-Profit Grocery Store In The U.S.

Google Puts Mario On Google Maps For A Week To Mark Mario Day

Google Maps is as useful as it is and therefore, I see no real purpose in sprucing it up with Easter egg, but that does not stop Google from trying to make using Maps fun and the latest ‘thing’ that will make using the Maps fun (at least fans of Super Mario Bros. will be, I think) is the inclusion of the mustachioed plumber and his trusty Kart on the Maps. To mark Mario’s apparent special day, which happens to be on March 10 (that’s MAR10, btw), the team over at Google Maps collaborates with Nintendo to let the world famous plumber and his Kart lead you to your destination. Continue reading Google Puts Mario On Google Maps For A Week To Mark Mario Day