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As Steve Jobs would say, "It just works."

The good thing about iPhones is that there is an infinite amount of ways to destroy them. Whether you’re interested in a crushing, a frying, or an old fashioned dunking in the toilet, there's a iPhone death for you. Unlike the actual phone, the destruction of an iPhone is entirely customizable.

However, few iPhone deaths are as cool as the one The Backyard Scientists pulled off in this video. Taking a page from Terminator 2: Judgement Day’s saddest scene, they dipped their iPhone in Lava to similar results. 


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This isn’t as sad as that moment, but it’s still really cool. Once it’s submerged, the iPhone comes completely apart. But the real money is when they pour the contents into a cast-iron pan, which looks straight-up like T-1000. You’ve got to check this out. 



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Tip of the Day: Comedian Expertly Trolls X-Men Director Brett Ratner on Twitter Because Director Didn’t Tip

Tip of the day: Tip!

It’s not easy working for tips. It takes time, patience, and sometimes your own money. Some of you may think,
hey, get a better a job," but we should all at least be under the assumption that if you are doing a service, compensation is a required. Unless, we're looking at different form of economics, like one where we exchange Pez for goods and services.

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Well, someone needed to tell Hollywood director Brett Ratner, who is worth $65 million. Ratner, who directed several monster hits, including the Rush Hour movies, Red DragonTower Heist, and X-Men: The Last Stand, bought an iPhone for $950 through a delivery app. But when it was delivered, he forgot to tip his delivery man.

Unbenownst to him, the delivery driver was a Los Angeles comedian named Ben Avery, who expected a tip. When Ratner failed to give him one to compensate for his time, energy, and gas, he decided to “tweet at him once a day asking for $5."

Avery told The Daily Dot, he figured “[Ratner] would probably block me or whatever. Two weeks go by of me tweeting at him until he finally responds.”

Check out the exchange from The Daily Dot and remember to always tip!

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Can’t wait for the movie! 

The new book Why Trump Deserves Trust, Respect and Admiration by David King is for sale on Amazon.

By all accounts, it’s a real book. There’s a jacket, a spine, paper pages, etc. By all accounts David King is a real author. The cover even declares him a “political analyst.” By all accounts, the unaccredited review on the cover, which reads “‘Refreshingly honest’” underneath five stars, is a real review. It has to be real or else why would they put it there?

The information inside supports this argument. King’s latest treatise on that why reality-TV gameshow host who won the presidency last month deserves trust, respect, and admiration is completely empty, not a word in it. It’s filled with blank, empty pages. Any question? The book’s description clears up any questions:

“This book is full of blank pages. Despite years of research, we could not find anything to say on this subject, so please feel free to use this book for notes.”

Why Trump Deserves Trust, Respect and Admiration is on sale now for $7.99. It’s Prime ready and the page features this advertisement:

Does that mean Why Trump Deserves Trust, Respect and Admiration is one of the best books of 2016? Probably not, but it really makes you think. 

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Ugh. I’m so angry!  Stupid video from School of Life doesn’t know anything! I don’t care if it has really nice animations and a compelling answer for why we humans express frustration through anger.

 

Sure, it makes total sense that we would grow angry because we are more hopeful that the world work without speed bumps; that partners understand us and we don’t lose important items. Fine, maybe hope is at the center of our expectations, and our outbursts are merely the expression of mismanaged expectations and calculations. But…

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But whatever. We’ll just continue being angry. Or as the video puts forth, use a healthy dose of pessimism to temper those expectations. If we could understand that the world isn’t going to work as expected all the time, we would be much better prepared for the world’s curveballs.

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Have you ever been alone late at night and dreamed of your lover’s sweet embrace, your lips longing for their's? Did you dream of a cold, lifeless machine that could replicate the feeling of your lips touching?

Dreams come true.

The Kissenger machine, developed by researchers from the Imagineering Lab at City Unviersity in London, allows you to plug your iPhone into a holster that looks like it has a sponge or something on it. You kiss the sponge and “high precision force sensors” measure the “dynamic forces at different parts of your lips during a kiss." Then the machine transmits those measurements via the Kissenger iOS app. Your partner recieves the kiss, and persumbly enjoy it. Yup,  totally normal and not weird or sad.

Ok. Let’s see who the website says this is for:

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Now you can kiss your favorite pop star, and they can indulge in your weird fantasy of kissing them. Fine. Let’s see what else is on this site. This picture: 



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Great. Yeah, all this seems on the level.

The Kissenger is still just a prototype and requires a headphone jack to plug into their weird kissing sponge, which means iPhone 7 users are safe for now.



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Back in the 1980s, Coca Cola was in trouble. Sales were down as America went crazy for the taste of a new generation, Pepsi, and wanted desperately to be accepted by Generation Next.

Oh, to be a part of Generation Next, with their skateboards and aluminum jackets.

Coke actually realized that if it wasn’t for their lucrative contracts with distributors, Pepsi would be killing them in sales. This coupled with the fact that people, somehow, preferred the taste of Pepsi and even the gross Diet Coke to the all-american classic taste of Coke in taste tests — because focus groups are filled with complete mad mee. So Coke decided that they needed to update the taste of Coke and introduced New Coke.

What happened next will shock you…

People liked old Coke and wanted it back.

But how it got there is one of the most interesting marketng misteps in history. 

Check out the video for the history of why we went back to old Coke and still enjoy Blue Pepsi.

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Tribute of the Day: RIP Debbie Reynolds, The World Says “Thank You”

Debbie Reynolds, singer, dancer, and actress of Singin’ in the Rain, died last night at the age 84, mere hours after the death of her daughter Carrie Fisher. One of Hollywood’s biggest stars in the 50s and 60s, she received an Oscar nomination for The Unsinkable Molly Brown in 1964 and continued to appear on stage and screen well into the 21st century. If you aren’t familiar with her face, you’ve probably heard Reynolds’ voice on some of your favorite cartoons, including Rugrats, Family Guy, and as the voice of Charlotte in 1973’s classic adaptation of Charlotte’s Web.

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And like in Fisher’s death just two days ago, the world mourns the loss of another beloved actor, with many posting tributes to Reynolds on Twitter.

Watch a clip from Singin’ in the Rain and read some of the tributes to Debbie Reynolds below.

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