Digital Digest: 15/11/2010
The Best Of The Web
Monday 15 November 2010
The video for Cheryl Cole’s latest collaboration with The Black Eyed Peas’ will.i.am sees her don latex leggings and bustier and imitate the style of a Japanese commercial. But has she just been copy and pasted on to the original video? And is she even singing? It’s catchy, if somewhat surreal though and she’s got the Japanese robot moves down to a tee:
Who would have thought it? If you go to a restaurant which offers healthier options on the menu, you’re even more likely to leave having over-indulged. Apparently the guilt-free atmosphere gives us a free “licence” to eat and drink whatever takes our fancy. Psychology Today explains why:
Never shy of making a spectacle of himself (case in point: those “Bang” perfume ads), fashion designer Marc Jacobs has posed for Industrie magazine in drag. “Mrs” Jacobs dons stockings and heels for this cover shoot – dedicated to the culture of fashion. His fur-trimmed coat is particularly fetching.
With the Republicans having taken Congress in the recent midterms, immigration is once again a hot topic in the US. The Good Network set out to explore the facts of the situation. Their infographic explains how many illegal immigrants there are, where they’re from and what jobs they do:
How would your life look if you were judged only by your Facebook newsfeed? This short film by Maxime Luère explores the darker side of social networking by following a fictional character through the process of making friends, getting married and moving around the world. A video that deserves to go viral:
The new exhibition at London’s Design Museum brings together a collection of some of the most remarkable fashion illustrations from the last century. A mixed media exhibition, it features videos and posters from such luminaries as Chanel, Dior, Comme des Garçons and Poiret. Check out a preview here:
German mathematician Gottfried Leibniz first used the mathematical formula calculus in November 1675. However, Isaac Newton also claimed to have invented it at the same time and received the lion’s share of the glory. A new grid from Geekosystem salutes the achievement of inventors who were pipped to the post:
Life & Style blogs
Britain's kitchens so filthy that they present a health risk, says new research
Fashion Revolution Day: wear your clothes inside out and ask #whomademyclothes to support worker welfare
The world's first edible garden of cake
KickassTorrents down: new Isle of Man domain taken offline just hours after launch
How to turn off/stop 'seen by' on Facebook: Disable it to make your chats seem less passive aggressive
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
Rupert Murdoch berated Sun journalists for not doing enough to attack Ed Miliband and stop him winning the general election
General Election 2015: Britain would become a 'communist dictatorship' under Ed Miliband and Nicola Sturgeon, claims wife of Michael Gove
- 1 Sofyen Belamouadden murder: The inside story of a crime that horrified Britain
- 2 How to turn off/stop 'seen by' on Facebook: Disable it to make your chats seem less passive aggressive
- 3 Company breaks open Apple Watch to discover what it says is 'planned obsolescence'
- 4 'We're not heroes, just tourists': Swedish police officers on holiday stop vicious assault on New York subway
- 5 Buckingham Palace guard who attacked passers-by in 'most most violent piece of CCTV footage' police officer had seen walks free
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