Out in the real world news is happening and here are the highlights.
Viral video tricks people into drilling a hole into the iPhone 7
In yet another example of the sheer stupidity of the human race, people are drilling holes into the iPhone 7 believing there to be a “hidden” headphone jack. The sudden uptake in DIY tech customization came after a viral video claiming the existence of the jack was watched over 10 million times on YouTube.
The prank video, which begins with the customary “Hey, what’s up guys?!,” shows a man drilling a 3.5mm hole into the row of small holes that replaced the original socket. The video was produced by California-based Ukrainian YouTuber Taras Maksimuk, who has since been inundated with people complaining about their now-ruined devices. – The Guardian
Hillary demolishes Trump in first Presidential election, Trump blames the mic
The first presidential debate between Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump took place last night and saw the former pummel the latter on issues of racism, sexism, and foreign policy. Clinton repeatedly landed jabs on Trump, who appeared flustered and ill-prepared, accusing him of perpetrating “racist lies” and “stiffing thousands” of blue-collar workers. The final blow of what was a knockout victory for Clinton came when she highlighted Trump’s previous history of sexism, noting that he had called women pigs and slobs. Trump later blamed a defective mic for his poor performance, and in Internetland, social media users were left infuriated by his constant sniffles and blocked nose. – The New York Times
England manager Sam Allardyce is placed under investigation
A shocking undercover investigation by The Telegraph has revealed Allardyce used his position as England manager to negotiate a £400,000 deal offering advice to businessmen on how to “get around” FA rules on player transfers. Allardyce was appointed England boss in July, but before he had even carried out his first training session he had attempted to negotiate a deal which would ultimately see him benefit financially by helping businessmen get around his employers’ regulations. The businessmen were in fact undercover reporters, who also secretly filmed Allardyce mocking previous manager Roy Hodgson and bemoaning the England squad’s lack of mental strength. – The Telegraph
Japanese commercial showing girl being fattened up, turned into eel and cooked is pulled
A hilariously inappropriate commercial featuring a swimsuit-wearing teenage girl who turns into an eel before being cooked on a BBQ has been pulled after Japanese internet users complained it was sexist. The completely insane two-minute clip begins with a girl in a pool asking a man to “feed me.” The girl then turns into a eel seconds before viewers are treated to a close-up of eel being cooked on a BBQ grill. Officials in Shibushi removed the ad but insisted they had only wanted to draw attention to locally farmed fish. – Yahoo News
Colombia and Farc sign historic peace deal ending 52-year war
The Colombian government and left-wing Farc rebels have signed a historic peace deal, bringing to an end 52 years of armed conflict. Dressed in white to symbolize peace, Farc leader Timoleon Jimenez apologized to “all the victims of the conflict,” which was greeted by cheers and applause. The conflict killed at least 260,000 people and left more than six million displaced. – BBC News
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