Digital Digest: 09/05/2011
The Best Of The Web
Monday 09 May 2011
Cadbury's takes its clothes off
First there was a gorilla playing drums to a Phil Collins tune, then two pneumatically-eye-browed children dancing...
Cadbury's lastest post-modern wheeze to sell its chocolate features an enlivened shirt, suit and blouse dancing around a charity shop to the strains of Jermaine Stewart's Eighties hit, "We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off".
The long jaws of the law
Seeing a police car in your rear-view mirror is never the happiest experience, but few of us would go as far as this alligator did in Florida. On meeting the police car, the 'gator decided to clamp his ample nashers around the vehicle's front bumper. The officers had to reverse down the road to try and declamp the animal before a trapper was called.
Zuckerberg's social rooms
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has bought a new home. Not just any old home, judging from these photos retrieved by Gawker from the website of a Palo Alto estate agent (rather than MZ's Facebook wall). The bathrooms come with heated floors and the garden has its own entertainment pavilion, spa and pool.
Hoe soon is now?
Gardening: a pursuit of the retired, the outdoorsy, the practical. But the techy? Modern gardening isn't all shears and rose-clippers. This New York Times piece points to a range of recent innovations that have given the hobby a 21st century makeover with robotic mowers and smart plant pots.
One of the most acclaimed film to be shown at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, Martha Marcy May Marlene stars Elizabeth Olsen as a disturbed young woman who has just escaped from a cult. When she moves in with her sister, it becomes clear that she is haunted by her past.
Any blog entitled Animals With Stuffed Animals is destined to be a viral hit. Naturally, this is a blog featuring nothing but reader-submitted pictures of cute animals cuddling their cute stuffed toys; from a raccoon with its teddy bear to a labrador puppy with a mini Babar the Elephant. Very cute.
Popcorn in a wok
Forget posh crisps. These days it's all about gourmet popcorn. Why not try making some yourself at home? Thanks to this handy video from the foodies at Chow.com, you can learn how to turn your wok from a stir-fry staple into a popcorn-popper. You'll save yourself a fortune at the cinema, too.
Life & Style blogs
Google Maps hides image of Android robot urinating on Apple in surprisingly insolent Easter egg
KickassTorrents down: new Isle of Man domain taken offline just hours after launch
Company breaks open Apple Watch to discover what it says is 'planned obsolescence'
The confessions of men who ordered mail-order brides
What do the emoji on Snapchat mean?
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
The sickening truth about food banks that the Tories don't want you to know
Migrant boat disaster: Ukip candidate mocks victims in sickening Twitter post
Nigel Farage wants the BBC to stop making programmes like Doctor Who, Strictly Come Dancing, and Top Gear
Global warming: Scientists say temperatures could rise by 6C by 2100 and call for action ahead of UN meeting in Paris
General Election 2015: Britain would become a 'communist dictatorship' under Ed Miliband and Nicola Sturgeon, claims wife of Michael Gove
- 1 I've been called an abusive and dangerous parent, when all I did was listen to my transgender child
- 2 Migrant crisis: Greek soldier saved 20 people singlehandedly off Rhodes beach
- 3 Sofyen Belamouadden murder: The inside story of a crime that horrified Britain
- 4 Company breaks open Apple Watch to discover what it says is 'planned obsolescence'
- 5 Ian Brady: Moors murderer announces his support for Ukip and the SNP
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