school fail harry potter A School Principal Claims Books Like 'Harry Potter' Cause Brain Damage
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Graeme Whiting, the principal of a British private school suggested that fantasy books like Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones (to name a few) can damage the subconscious of a child and cause mental illness. In this longer than necessary blog post he talks about how by the age of 30 he had read all the books he wanted to and that children don't have "thinking brains" until at least the age of 14.  

He prefers that kids stick to the classics that aren't "sensationalized" with tales of magic or anything interesting. 

This has led many critics to ask several questions such as, "Does he seriously think Game of Thrones is for kids?" and "What kind of boring Shakespeare plays is he reading?"


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Via: The Drum
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This is a promotion in the UK to encourage people to try a new Nutella filled Krispy Kreme donut that will start being widely available May 27. The money from the promotional donut sales will go to charity. The video description offers more information:

Krispy Kreme, the American purveyor of all things doughnut, has unveiled an ATM-style contraption in London's Holborn to activate its new Nutty Chocolatta flavour.

The limited edition doughy treat is filled with the popular Nutella sandwich spread and, according a 'leaked memo' PR stunt from the brand, is set to be available nationwide on 27 May.

Krispy Kreme is giving fans the chance to preview the Nutty Chocolatta until 21 May by way of the Hole in the Wall contraption.

Devised by Devries Slam and delivered by creative technology agency Kerve, the system allows passers-by to touch their contactless card to a reader and pay two pounds for their individually-wrapped doughnut. This is presented on a cushion accessed only when a door opens after payment.All proceeds from the activation will be donated to Teenage Cancer Trust.

Paul Allen, all around rich guy and owner of the Portland Trail Blazers, was in attendance to see his team lose to the Golden State Warriors. It almost seemed like there was hope for the Blazers until Steph Curry made an effortless looking three point shot. Thankfully, a cameraman caught Paul Allen's expression for the internet to meme at that exact moment.

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americana beer names Budweiser, the King of Beers, Is Giving up the Monarchy to Become 'America'
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That's right, Budweiser is rebranding itself as "America" because.... elections? According to FastCoDesign, this new name will only last until the presidential elections are over in November. 


In the meantime, maybe the makers of Budweiser can work on making "America" great again (if it ever was). 

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This surfboard is meant to take the isolation out of the sport of surfing. It gives real time social media updates and text messages. It even helpfully offers up to date information on the conditions of the very ocean the surfer is presumably sitting in. 

At the moment, it's still a prototype so only time will tell if it becomes a super useful gadget or just another way to lose your phone at the beach. 

Via: @z_blair
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If there's one thing we've learned, it's that heads are stronger than golf clubs. Golfer Zac Blair made a mistake while putting and hit his golf club on his head in frustration (similar to the guy in the above gif that Blair later posted in a Tweet about the situation).  

Unfortunately, a bent club is a "non-conforming" club and that meant that he was disqualified. 

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