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Sainsbury’s rebrands tiger bread after letter goes viral

Well played, Sainsbury’s PR. Managed to revive something that first went viral last summer and squeeze some good publicity out of it.

The supermarket has today announced that it’s actually changing the name of its bread to giraffe.

Girl rushed to hospital after living on just chicken nuggets

Metro.co.uk

The 17-year-old has eaten virtually nothing but chicken nuggets since the age of two and was recently rushed to hospital struggling to breathe.

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Mum Evonne, 39, is battling to get her seen by a specialist and claimed to be at her wits end with her daughter.

Perhaps if Mum hadn’t fed her fast food at the age of two she wouldn’t be at her wits’ end 15 years later. It’s not rocket science, is it?

Two friends deported from US after “destroying America” tweet

The Wall blog:

He tried to tell US officials at LAX airport that the term “destroy” was British slang for partying, but as anyone who has ever been stopped by US immigration knows these people have a low tolerance, while on the job, for humour of any kind.

The supposed moral of this story is to be careful what you tweet. The real moral of the story is that a country that styles itself as the great democratic paragon needs to take a good hard look at itself before it goes spunking bullets at regimes it doesn’t like.

Charlie Brooker on automated over-sharing

If the Walkman had, by default, silently contacted your friends and told them what you were listening to, not only would no one have bought a Walkman in the first place, its designers would have been viewed with the utmost suspicion.

A quick history of Kodak

As it was announced that Kodak filed for bankruptcy last week, Disegno decided to take a look at the history of this once ubiquitous brand.