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The Sunday Times "Pulls an ITV", Confusing a Video Game Character For an Actual Photo of a Soldier

By Sam Gibbs on at

Hopefully someone at the Sunday Times is just having a laugh, either that or it's made a right cock-up. In a story charting an ill-fated hostage rescue attempt in Nigeria, the newspaper used a picture of John “Soap” MacTavish, straight out of Call of Duty, instead of a photo of flesh-and-blood soldier, complete with an eye-obscuring black bar for, err, privacy reasons.

Dumbest New Trend: Kids Eating Magnets

By Kyle Wagner on at

A few days ago, we told you about an imperious young girl who ate 37 rare earth magnets and lived. It was pretty astounding, frankly. But apparently kids everywhere are eating the damn things, and as a pandemic, it is very stupid.