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Can this Unicorn Frappe Protect Galaxy S8 from 100ft Drop Test?

When Starbucks rolled out its Unicorn Frappucino this month, it took the internet by storm. Millenials went crazy for its “insta-worthy” grammable aesthetics. But the sugar-coma, calorie-dense drink apparently serves more than one purpose. YouTubers behind Gizmoslip experimented with the Samsung Galaxy 8 to try to show that this phone can survive a hundred foot drop — but only if encased in this syrupy sugar drink. They immersed the phone in the frappe for an hour, also testing its water resistannce,  and then dropped the frappe-wrapped phone onto the ground from a drone. Did it survive the fall? Find out by...

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In drought-hit southern india, animal rescue workers fed water to a parched king cobra

A thrilling video has emerged showing a king cobra drinking water from a bottle. The video – shot in Southern India – shows a daring wildlife rescue worker offering water to the snake. The 12 feet long cobra was rescued from a village in Kaiga township – where it has strayed, apparently looking for water. Some parts of southern India have been hit by drought, making water scarce. Wildlife officials say the drought has severely affected wild animals in the...

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Nivea Pulls Its Controversial “White Is Purity” Deodorant Ad

Beauty brand Nivea slapped a “white is purity” slogan on one of its recent advertisements, a move that caused outrage worldwide, prompting them to pull out shortly after release. Nivea removes ‘white is purity’ deodorant advert branded ‘racist’ https://t.co/aXA9P6fY0N pic.twitter.com/tTxUcfP5xI — BBC Newsbeat (@BBCNewsbeat) April 4, 2017 The ad for its invisible deodorant was posted on the brand’s Facebook page, geo-targeted at followers in the Middle East. “Keep it clean, keep bright. Don’t let anything ruin it, #Invisible,” the post reads. “There have been concerns risen about ethnic discrimination due to a post about NIVEA Deodorant Invisible for Black...

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Kuwait: Maid falls from 7th floor, employer films incident instead of helping her

The Kuwaiti authorities are reportedly investigating a video that appears to show a woman filming her Ethiopian maid falling from a seventh-floor window without attempting to help her. The maid can be heard screaming “hold me, hold me” just before her hand slips and she falls onto a roof below. She was subsequently rescued by paramedics and treated in hospital for a broken arm and other injuries. The Kuwait Society for Human Rights said the employer had a duty of rescue. The organisation noted that emirate’s penal code decreed that anyone who deliberately refrained from coming to the aid...

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Fire at tower near Dubai Mall sends plumes of smoke across Downtown

A fire broke out in an under-construction tower near The Dubai Mall on Sunday morning. Emergency crews were sent to Fountain Views just after dawn and the blaze had been brought under control by 7.30am, said Dubai Media Office. Three people were reported rescued from the site. An investigation into the cause is currently under way. Dubai Civil Defence said dampening operations were continuing and ambulance crews were on site. Roads leading to MBR Boulevard from Cinema Crossroads were closed and traffic was been diverted to the flyover. Interchange 7 leading to Burj Khalifa was closed and commuters’ vehicles...

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Apparently, you can now buy high heels for babies

High heels are painful enough for women, now we need them for babies too? Philadelphia company Pee Wee Pumps apparently has no issues selling high heels for babies as if it is a completely normal thing. When you go to the website now, you can see a collection of highly discounted baby high heels, so who knows, perhaps some of the pressure is getting to them. Baby high heels – a phenomenon seemingly no one likes. The comments on the video have been filled with outrage, and they are not stopped by the fact that the shoe’s heel is soft....

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Turkish Pilot Pays Tribute to Salt Bae After Bombing Daesh in Syria

Video footage has captured the moment a Turkish pilot is claimed to have imitated the iconic Salt Bae move as he dropped a bomb on Daesh in Al Bab, Syria. Butcher Nusret Gökçe shot to fame when a video of him slicing up a huge steak before flamboyantly garnishing it with salt went viral and has since been viewed more than 12 million times. People from all over the world have copied Salt Bae, including hockey players and top footballers.  The latest, it would appear, is the unnamed pilot who is said to have been a part of the...

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