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    Snuffy the Seal pays dearly in ‘Shark Week’ promo Campaign opens with a spectacular, albeit fictitious, attack on rehabilitated mammal—advertising genius or poor taste? The Discovery Channel has begun to promote “Shark Week,” and it has done so spectacularly—at the expense of poor Snuffy the Seal. The accompanying video marks the beginning of Discovery’s ad campaign for the popular series, which airs Aug. 4 to Aug. 9. Watch and decide for yourself whether the footage is horrifying, hilarious, or mildly amusing. The story, of course, is fictitious. There is no Snuffy and the news station covering the rehabilitated seal’s release does not exist. But the drama works perfectly for the theme: “Shark Week. It’s a Bad Week to Be a Seal.” Writes Business Insider: “The ad is shocking, awesome, and effectively getting fans pumped up for Aug. 4.” The Drum points out that “Snuffy the Seal” was trending on Twitter after the release of the ad. One of the tweets, via Conner Morris (@ConnerSaurusRex): “I’ve been an emotional basket case ever since I saw that shark kill Snuffy the Seal.” Another described the footage as “advertising genius at its finest,” and we’re sure many will agree.
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    A Tight Spot Puzzle This puzzle is often given to students to teach them about creative thinking (i.e. thinking outside the box). Imagine yourself in a room without windows or doors (there is still light in the room so you are able to see). In the centre of the room is a twelve-inch tube solidly embedded six inches deep in a cement floor. At the bottom of the tube is a standard ping-pong ball with a diameter that is one millimetre smaller than the diameter of the tube. You have the following items at your disposal: * A twelve-inch piece of string * A match * A magnifying glass * A six-inch ruler * A paper clip Aside from the items listed, there is nothing else in the room. Can you find a way to safely retrieve the ping-pong ball without damaging it? The tube cannot be broken nor can it be removed from the cement floor. Hint Answer Did you solve the puzzle? Was it easy? Tell us in the section below!
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    I knew water was required but didn't need a pee at the time
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    Man Makes Brilliant And Funny Signs To Lure Ants Into His Poison Traps Patrick Tobin from Brooklyn recently had some persistent ants loitering around in his apartment. After setting out poison traps for a couple of weeks, he noticed that the insects weren’t really interested in them. “They seem to just walk around them,” he told BuzzFeed News. His solution? He put out some creative and hilarious signs: 1. A miniature strip club – for all those hardworking ants who just want some entertainment after a long day 2. A tiny Blockbuster store. 3. Reading centre. 4. An organic market 5. OK, we have a customer
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    Hi I am new a member Arie and would like to say Hi to all cyberphoenix community members. I am pleased to be the part of this community!
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    that's just lazy and very sad.. lol..
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    Google says no one is reading your emails, except... Google would like you to know that no one is reading your emails on Gmail without your permission. While that may be true, things aren't that simple. After a Wall Street Journal report (published Monday) described how third-party developers might be reading your emails on Gmail, Google on Tuesday responded with a blog post, describing the measures the company takes to ensure your security and privacy within the service. The post, signed by Suzanne Frey, Director of Security, Trust and Privacy at Google Cloud, admits that Google allows third party developers to access your Gmail messages, but only if you've granted them permission, and only after they pass a strict review process. "Before a published, non-Google app can access your Gmail messages, it goes through a multi-step review process that includes automated and manual reviews of the developer, assessment of the app’s privacy policy and homepage to ensure it is a legitimate app, and in-app testing to ensure the app works as it says it does," Frey says. In contrast, the WSJ's report claims that Google "does little to police these developers," which in some cases actually have their employees read users' emails. According to the report, employees of a company called Return Path read about 8,000 user emails two years ago in order to help train its software. The practice of sharing user data with third-party firms became common knowledge after it was revealed that Facebook let numerous third-party apps harvest massive amounts of user data for their own purposes. Google has been a little more careful than Facebook when it comes to protecting your privacy. For example, the company stopped using contents of user emails on Gmail to personalize its ads back in 2017. But if you're not careful about granting permissions in Gmail to third-party apps, your emails could still theoretically fall into the wrong hands. To check which third-party apps you've allowed to access your Gmail, go to myaccount.google.com and click on "Apps with account access." In the post, Frey also points out that "no one at Google reads your Gmail." There are exceptions to that rule, though. According to the company, these include "very specific cases where you ask us to and give consent, or where we need to for security purposes, such as investigating a bug or abuse."
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    Rotten Tomato Gave John Travolta’s ‘Gotti’ A Zero Percent Gotti features John Travolta in the leading role It joins a small but exclusive list of movies – which include The Ridiculous 6 and Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 – that have received a 0% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The website distinguishes whether films are “rotten” or “fresh” based on their reviews but a 0% rating is rare. Variety‘s review of “Gotti” attached near-praise to Travolta’s performance but smeared the film overall. “His performance ain’t lousy, but the movie that surrounds it is, and it’s almost laughable to see this iconic star trying so hard on behalf of a project that is so compromised in its intentions,” writes chief film critic Peter Debruge. In response to its lackluster critical performance, the “Gotti” team released a promotional sizzle reel via Twitter discrediting its skeptics. Reviews from other publications — a sampling of which called the film “a mess” (New York Times), “an offer John Travolta should have refused” (Rolling Stone), and “the worst mob movie ever” (New York Post) — echoed Variety‘s unforgiving sentiments, prompting its marketers to hit back. “Audiences loved ‘Gotti’ but critics don’t want you to see it,” the reel’s Twitter caption reads. “The question is why??? Trust the people and see it for yourself!” But the ploy to save “Gotti” at the box office may be too little, too late, as opening weekend profits peaked at $1.67 million.
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    Dog’s Best Friend Is A Brick
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    DNA run needed... ha ha...
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    You can get this as an app for mobile phones and tablets. Been using it for years and very good. Another app is plane finder also very good.
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    Hahahahahahahaha.......... That was nearly as funny as my grandma swallowing her false teeth whilst trying to hold a fart in!..... but also relatively sad considering all those kiddies around!... Excellent marketing strategy if aimed at the right audience! hahahahaha.