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New McDonald's straw designed in Japan mimics a mother breastfeeding

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Humor & WTF | Posted: 1 week, 5 days ago

It looks like McDonald's in Japan is about to get a few notches weirder, where McDonald's Japan founder Den Fijuta has teased that their new design brief on the company's new straws mimic a mother breastfeeding. Yeah, we're serious.




The new straws were designed to "pass liquid at a rate comparable to the rate at which breast milk flows to a nursing baby," reports BiongBoing. But according to the McDonald's Japan founder, the straw is designed for McDonald's milkshakes, where he said: "When humans drink something, the speed that produces the most delicious feeling is the speed at which babies nurse...McDonald's straws are designed so that when used with a shake, the speed will be the same as that of an infant drinking breast milk".


Fujita's quote can be found in his book 'Den Fujita's Business Strategies 2: Overwhelming Business Strategies', and we find it quite an overwhelming business strategy indeed. Thanks again Japan, for never ceasing to amaze us.

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iPhone 5S deflects a bullet during armed robbery

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Humor & WTF | Posted: Sep 8, 2015 6:11 pm

Apple's iPhone 5S aluminum-encased body has held up in drop tests, but how far does its durability go? Is it strong enough to deflect a bullet from a semi-automatic handgun? A Fresno State student found out the hard way and now owes a life debt to the metallic mobile.




According to Fresno police reports, the college student had just arrived at his campus-side apartment when a mysterious stranger approached him from behind, got the student's attention, and fired a single shot into the victim's upper leg. The impact shattered the iPhone 5S' screen in his pocket and miraculously protected the flesh beneath. The victim was completely uninjured.


The phone was encased in a polycarbonate Speck "SmartFlex case", so when combined with the stock aluminum shell that's two layers of protection...but who would have ever thought it'd be enough to stop a bullet? I can't even begin to calculate the odds of such an impact, but they have to be tremendous.

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Max Mad: Fury Road recreated with Go Karts is why the internet exists

By: Chris Smith | More News: Humor & WTF | Posted: Aug 20, 2015 5:27 pm

I'm not sure if you were asking for it and I certainly didn't expect it, but Devin Super Tramp on YouTube has recently uploaded an amazing reenactment of Mad Max: Fury Road utilizing go karts, buggies and paint balls.



Complete with full-on brawls, transitions from car to car, realistic makeup and more, this rendition certainly makes for a cinematic experience.


It's currently sitting at just over 1,000,000 views and the video itself contains a caption from the editorial team that reads "I would love to make more of these. The more people that "like" and share it, the more you can expect more of these" - what are you waiting for, check out the video here.

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Caps lock doesn't earn backers as this Kickstarter pledge earns $0

By: Chris Smith | More News: Humor & WTF | Posted: Aug 10, 2015 9:33 am

Finishing three days ago, a Kickstarter campaign for 'BURTON BROTHERS BBQ' unfortunately reached the heights of a total $0.00 total pledged out of a $135,000 goal.




Promising to put a "PUT A MODERN TWIST ON AMERICAN SOUL FOOD IN AND UPSCALE ENVIRONMENT TOTALLY DIFFERENT ATMOSPHERE COMPLETE WITH DAIQUIRI BAR OFFERING AFTER HOURS ON WEEKENDS LIVE ENTERTAINMENT FREE WIFI AND MAN CAVE !!" This unedited quote unfortunately sets the scene for the overall Kickstarter, with the only reward on offer being a $20 tee or hat.


Without a website, campaign video or a single legible photo on offer, hopefully they come back with a new marketing campaign for 2.0. For a much more heartwarming campaign, check out this little kid called Ari and his pledge to code a sweet video game.

Guest stole $35k of stuff from San Francisco Airbnb host

By: Chris Smith | More News: Humor & WTF | Posted: Aug 3, 2015 3:29 pm

In what turns out to be one expensive Airbnb visit for a San Francisco host home, a guest by the name of Jana Dominquez has reportedly stolen around $35,000 worth of goods in a single visit.




Lucky for the hosts, cameras were installed and able to capture the action and this goes to show that even though the valuables stolen were secured in a locked closet and office, 'where there is a will, there is a way' with pesky criminals looking to make a quick buck.


Located on 27th Avenue in San Francisco's Outer Sunset district, this theft happened in April 2015 and is currently under investigation by the San Francisco police.

Using Snapchat whilst speeding is never a good idea, here's an example

By: Chris Smith | More News: Humor & WTF | Posted: Jul 23, 2015 11:32 am

One young girl was reminded 'the hard way' as to why using your mobile phone whilst driving is never a good idea. Lead off with a Snapchat captioned "Cuzidoooo," it was all smiles as another 'snap' followed showing a speedometer sitting at "180" kilometers per hour (over 110 miles per hour).




The smiles were swiftly removed as Snapchat was instantly informed of this Spanish woman looking for "Socorroooo," or 'Help' in English. Next up came a picture of a totaled car and some friends visiting in hospital.




This story not only helps illustrate that using your mobile whilst driving is certainly dangerous, it helps remind people exaclty what can go wrong if you do so. Even more interestingly is the fact that this person took to Snapchat seemingly before all other means, aiming to inform the world of her blunders before dialing for emergency services.

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Always check for cats pre-flight

By: Chris Smith | More News: Humor & WTF | Posted: Jun 22, 2015 2:23 pm

Surprisingly enough the pilot of this light aircraft manages to keep his composure fairly well on what was intended to be a scenic flight close around the airport in this soon-to-be viral video.



Not too long after taking off, the pilot was startled by a cat climbing up the wing to say hello and you can see on video the poor captains eyes open wider than they ever have before when he notices exactly what kind of stow-away he has on board.


You've got to be kitten me right meow, this is one of the most unexpected things I've ever seen on YouTube that's for sure. Captain Kitty and all other crew are safe, just in case you can't be bothered watching the video yourself.

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Another group email fail, this one by Aussie supermarket Woolworths

By: Chris Smith | More News: Humor & WTF | Posted: Jun 1, 2015 7:30 am

We've seen a few group email fails in our time, ranging from accidentally sending secret hate mail to the person that is targeted to putting every sender in the CC box instead of BCC when they're bidding for a Bitcoin investment.




The latest was completed by the Australian supermarket chain Woolworths, sending out an email to over 1,000 people featuring a spreadsheet of customer details.


Containing names and email address', Woolworths also managed to send out exactly 7,941 vouchers worth a total haul of $1,000,796.96 US ($1,308,505 AU) to some lucky people.

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Colorado Springs man rages at his computer, shoots it 8 times

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Humor & WTF | Posted: Apr 22, 2015 9:42 am

Lucas Hinch was experiencing "technology problems", so what better way to solve them, then by taking your computer outside and shooting it eight times? Yes, it happened.




Police spokesman Jeff Strossner told the Colorado Springs Gazette: "He was having technology problems, so he took it to the back alley and destroyed it. He got tired of fighting with his computer for the last several months". The paper reported that Hinch "shot the darn thing" when ctrl+alt+delete "consistently did not work".


The paper added: "He was able to wreak the kind of revenge most of us only dream about. The computer is not expected to recover".

A mischievous schoolboy's dream, this USB will kill your PC

By: Chris Smith | More News: Humor & WTF | Posted: Mar 13, 2015 4:33 am

Thinking back to my high-schooling days, the amount of bored teenagers that would find out various ways to break, maim or destroy school computers was "too damn high" as the popular meme states.




Instead of turning the CRT monitor display sideways, taking the rubber belts off the CD drive trays to ensure they don't work or trying to use strong magnets to wreak havoc on CRT monitors and hard drives alike, this USB drive has been developed and discovered on this Russian website, naming it "USB killer" and with an obvious motive in mind.


Translated by Kukuruku Hub, the basic function of this device is to fry your computer: "When we connect it up to the USB port, an inverting DC/DC converter runs and charges capacitors to -110V. When the voltage is reached, the DC/DC is switched off. At the same time, the filed transistor opens. It is used to apply the -110V to signal lines of the USB interface. When the voltage on capacitors increases to -7V, the transistor closes and the DC/DC starts. The loop runs till everything possible is broken down."

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