Irn Bru is the world’s most popular soft drink (that isn’t Coca-Cola). Irn Bru showed its true-blue Scottishness by tweeting a cheeky graphic of the global dominance of Coca-Cola. Scotland is the blue bit – favouring home-grown fizzy ginger Irn-Bru. One (very Scottish) explanation is that : Irn-bru uses a colouring called ‘sunset yellow’ that is […]
Weird company names are banned by the Chinese State Administration for Industry and Commerce. The 33 new guidelines include a section outlawing overly long-winded names. No longer will company names consist of sentences, paragraphs, or even short novellas. Sounds over the top? Maybe you’re not familiar with the northern Chinese condom company ‘Uncle Niu’. Deep breath. […]
Why, sometimes, a bad review is better! Your business is your baby. A bad review on Yelp or Trip Advisor is hard not to take it personally. Especially when your reviews are mostly awesome. And that one’s bringing it all down. You may feel like doing this: A natural reaction is to sweep […]
Did they take his VRginity – and integrity? Last week, Reddit user vaskemaskine posted in the gaming subreddit: “Made my delivery driver’s night by showing him VR for the first time.” Reddit seems to think it was weird. Literally: “Wine. Big Mac. Invite delivery guy in. Take photo of him while he can’t see. Post to interweb. Weird.” […]
A Chinese restaurant has gotten in trouble for offering discounts based on bra size. The Qianjiang Evening Post reports local complaints about the above poster for the Trendy Shrimp restaurant. One complaint said it was “vulgar advertising” and “discriminatory towards women”. The posters have already been removed. Trendy Shrimp general manager Lan Shenggang tells it straight […]
A neural network system has learned to name craft beer from a huge dataset extracted from BeerAdvocate.com. Credit: Lewis and Quark Researcher and electrical engineer Janelle Shane has already trained AI to name kittens, metal bands, Pokemon, paint colors, and more. The AI-generated craft beer names vary from likely, to weirdly impressive, to bet-level […]
Ronan Byrne designed the Cycflix, a stationary bike that streams Netflix but stops the stream if the cyclist stops pedaling. Byrne plugs his stationary bike into his computer where he sets his goals. That’s how fast, how long, and how many sets he plans to do. Once he starts a Netflix binge, a pop-up reminds him […]
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