Police in the UK were fooled by one very realistic looking doll.
What started out as a rescue mission to save a baby left laying in the front seat of a locked car ended in embarrassment for police in Dudley, West Midlands.
After a concerned citizen notified the police of an infant in danger, officers jumped into action—smashing Delesia Rattray's car window. But they didn't find what they expected.
When Rattray returned to her car she found a note from police telling her to call the station. Fearing that a baby's life was in danger, the police smashed her window to save what turned out to be Rattray's 10-year-old sister's baby doll.
The doll was wrapped in a blanket with only its head poking out. Police have since apologized and agreed to cover the cost of replacing the window.
The Slow Mo Guys are at it again, and this time no giant hunk of Jello is safe.
From the same dudes who sat inside a 6-foot balloon full of water and filmed it popping in slow motion, we get this awesome video of them throwing balls of Jello (or Jelly, as the Brits call it) and hitting them with tennis rackets.
The results are pretty extraordinary. The tiny squares in the racket cut the Jello into perfect long wiggly worm things.
Thank you, Slow Mo Guys. You answer the questions we didn't know needed to be answered.
Friends of the house elf have festooned one of his exhibit cases with their socks, a nod to both Dobby's HP story line, as well as the fact that house elves are granted independence if they are given an item of clothing.
Peeple, an app launching this November, will invite you to rate everyone else like there were restaurants on Yelp. 'Personally, professionally and romantically', founders Julia Cordray and Nicole McCullough think it's going to provide a whole lot of benefit for letting you know who's in your life.
As their website says:
Peeple will enhance your online reputation for access to better quality networks, top job opportunities, and promote more informed decision making about people.
Authentic and relevant information about you and others you interact with is paramount to our vision for this app. Users will require a Facebook account to access the application, to verify and validate the minimum age requirement. To prevent multiple and fake profiles users will also need to validate that they are a real person with their cell phone number which will then text them a pin to login with.
Not everyone is liking this idea. For the obvious reasons you are thinking.
It began trending on Twitter Oct. 1 and the reactions were expected, but still pretty humorous.
Where to even begin with those harms? There's no way such a rating could ever accurately reflect the person in question: Even putting issues of personality and subjectivity aside, all rating apps, from Yelp to Rate My Professor, have a demonstrated problem with self-selection. (The only people who leave reviews are the ones who love or hate the subject.)
...It's inherently invasive, even when complimentary. And it's objectifying and reductive in the manner of all online reviews. One does not have to stretch far to imagine the distress and anxiety that such a system would cause even a slightly self-conscious person; it's not merely the anxiety of being harassed or maligned on the platform — but of being watched and judged, at all times, by an objectifying gaze to which you did not consent.
The backlash has been felt by the creators (who are still getting publicity out of the bad press) and they wrote up this reply, which doesn't at all come off as smug and self-satisfied.
An Ode to Courage: Innovators are often put down because people are scared and they don't understand. We are bold innovators and sending big waves into motion and we will not apologize for that because we love you enough to give you this gift.
It is very much worth mentioning that the show Community had an episode dedicated to an app exactly like this. It was called Meow Meow Beenz. And it was hilarious.
Folks, today is a great day. For today, we discovered that caffeinated peanut butter is a product that exists.
I know, we're excited as well.
Massachusetts-based business Steem looked deep within the global consciousness and saw there the desire, nay the need, for a delicious snack that gives us the stout energy to eat more delicious snacks.
And delivered caffeine-filled peanut butter into the world.
Here's how they describe the product:
STEEM is caffeinated peanut butter. What else do we need to say? STEEM is designed to provide a consistent release of sustained energy and the naturally slow digestion of peanut butter is the key to that. STEEM delivers protein, electrolytes, and caffeine, granting you hours of endurance and focus, and freeing you from distractions like hunger and fatigue.
STEEM is made with natural peanut butter, and no artificial sweeteners. Oh, and as much caffeine as two cups of coffee, so stick with the normal serving suggestions for the best effect. Enjoy it however you would normally enjoy peanut butter: spread it on crackers, toast or fruit; re-acquaint yourself with the simple perfection of the peanut butter and jelly sandwich; or just jam a knife or a spoon or a finger into the jar and eat it like you do when no one's looking. Yes you do. Yes, you do.
It goes for $4.99 a jar, which is actually a pretty good deal for one of the greatest ideas ever conceived.
They do get wicked serious about who should not enjoy this genius product.
DO NOT GIVE TO ANIMALS. EVER. Fun fact: a lot of domestic animals, like dogs and cats and birds, cannot digest caffeine properly and it can lead to SERIOUS health issues. We know that your dog loves peanut butter and we know you think it'd be hilarious to get him all jacked up and crazy, BUT DON'T. SERIOUSLY. IT WOULD NOT BE HILARIOUS.
So, with that in might, we will prepare our fingers for maximum peanut butter plunging.
Thank you, Steem. You're doing the lord's work, here.
STEEM = PEOPLE FOOD.