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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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News Anchor Reports Husband’s Death on Live TV

Indian reporter Supreet Kaur was reporting a breaking news story on IBC24 about a fatal car accident when she realized – on air – that the accident involved her husband. She managed to keep her composure and finish the news segment, prompting audiences worldwide to applaud her professionalism in the face of such loss. Kaur has been with the station for nine years, and is a senior reporter...

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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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Vice Media takes its edgy journalism to the Middle East

By Alexander Cornwell DUBAI, March 30 – Vice Media is bringing its edgy style of journalism to the Middle East to tap what it believes is an underserved market of young, digital hungry consumers. Vice announced its arrival with a party on Wednesday at the glitzy Armani Hotel in the world’s tallest tower, the Burj Khalifa, in Dubai, the global trade hub where the New York-based company will set up its regional headquarters. Vice reckons the region’s youthful population coupled with some of the highest smartphone penetration rates in the world in countries such as Saudi Arabia and the...

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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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