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Month: February 2018

‘Don’t call police over KFC crisis’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Signs outside KFC say the chain has experienced teething problems with fresh chicken deliveries KFC lovers are being urged not to call the police over the fried chicken “crisis”. The fast food chain closed half its 900 UK outlets after “operational issues” with its new delivery firm DHL. “For those who contacted the police about KFC being out of chicken…please STOP” officers in Manchester pleaded. Police in London joined them in tweeting the chicken shortage was “not a police matter” but neither force could confirm if it had received calls. Skip Twitter post by...

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Ad execs probably should have read the full MLK speech before making that commercial.

Things got a little awkward during the Super Bowl when Ram Trucks aired an ad titled “Built to Serve,” featuring the voice of  the late Martin Luther King Jr. The minute-long commercial was intended to highlight the importance of service, and for that, King’s “The Drum Major’s Instinct” sermon seemed to make for an appropriate backing track. Unfortunately for Ram, the clip came off as a standard truck ad, and it was roundly mocked on social media. “If you want to be important — wonderful,” King’s voice can be heard over clips of a fisherman loading his daily catch,...

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You Can Now Party In A Zero-Gravity Nightclub

Just in case SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy launch was not enough to convince you that space is awesome, last week also saw an unlikely gang of clubbers and astronauts throw a party in zero gravity. With club music pumping and strobe lights flashing, the party set off from Frankfurt airport on Wednesday, February 7, in a zero-G Airbus, a repurposed A310 Airbus plane used to train astronauts from the European Space Agency (ESA). Onboard were over 50 guests, including DJs Steve Aoki and W&W, a gaggle of fearless clubbers, and two European Space Agency (ESA) astronauts, Jean-Francois Clervoy and Pedro Duque....

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Florida shooting survivors now have Hollywood heavyweights in their corner: the Clooneys.

George and Amal Clooney are literally walking the walk when it comes to preventing senseless gun violence. The humanitarian power couple confirmed they’ll be marching in Washington, D.C., next month in support of the mass shooting survivors of Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The incredible students, the Clooneys noted in a statement, had a lot to do with their decision. Photo by Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images. In the wake of the horrific Feb. 14 shooting, which left 17 people dead, student survivors are urging political leaders to prioritize common sense gun laws. Speaking out in press interviews, tweeting directly at...

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Justin Timberlakes Super Bowl Halftime Show Was a Total Disaster

For someone so recently tone-deaf, its remarkable that Justin Timberlake managed to get out a note at all during his Super Bowl halftime show. Then again, the sound design was so poorTimberlakes vocals were only decipherable when no instruments were playingeven that meager commendation is arguable. Whats inarguable is that after a string of jaw-dropping extravaganzas from the likes of Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, and Beyonc, Justin Timberlake delivered the worst halftime show of the traditions recent pop-star era. May the ghost of Prince haunt him forever. Its one thing when a cynical media is preemptively eager to drag...

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