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  1. raspabalsa

    raspabalsa Brain stuck BogoMipping

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    Cristiano Ronaldo snub wipes billions off Coca-Cola’s market value

    Cristiano Ronaldo’s removal of two Coca-Cola bottles during a press conference at the European Championship has coincided with a $4bn fall in the share price of the drinks company.

    The Portugal captain is a renowned health fanatic and made it clear what he thinks of the carbonated soft drink. The 36-year-old shifted the bottles of Coca-Cola away from him during a press conference in Budapest on Monday in the prelude to his country’s Group F game against Hungary.

    Ronaldo followed it by holding up a bottle of water before declaring in Portuguese: “Agua!”, appearing to encourage people to choose that instead.

    Coca-Cola is one of the official sponsors of Euro 2020. The company’s share price dropped from $56.10 to $55.22 almost immediately after Ronaldo’s gesture, a 1.6% dip. The market value of Coca-Cola went from $242bn to $238bn – a drop of $4bn.

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    I think a better headline could have been something like "He said 'water' and Coca Cola lost billions" :D
     
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  2. Hook

    Hook Have keyboard, will travel

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    Though, as you can see, they only actually lost pocket change. :vbrolleyes:
     
  3. lelisa13p

    lelisa13p Your Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    There also should have been bottles of Dasani water for him. Coca-Cola owns that brand, too. :thumbsup:
     
  4. RickAgresta

    RickAgresta General Peanut, leader of the Peanutty Forces

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    Hook Have keyboard, will travel

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  6. RickAgresta

    RickAgresta General Peanut, leader of the Peanutty Forces

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    Sent By Mistake, A U.S. Embassy Email Invited People To A Cat Pajama Party
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    In the markedly difficult endeavor of reducing human error, we’re often fraught with staring mistake based problems in the face. They’re often not pretty, even less often amusing. Of course, among the types of human error, there are certain places that attention failures can cause humorous results.

    The U.S. Embassy in Australia, fortunately, made a humorous mistake recently. While training new embassy employees on their email newsletter templating platform, an email was accidentally sent out to an undisclosed amount of recipients from the State Department. If you’re expecting the level of panic from Hawaii’s missile alert mistake, we’re sorry to disappoint.

    The email mistakenly sent out to an unknown amount of people was an invite to a cat pajama-jam with an attached photo of a cat dressed in a Cookie Monster costume whilst holding a plate of cookies. Complete with an RSVP button, the rogue State Department email got people’s attention and they thought it was pretty funny.

    Twitter went wild with it and the cat memes that saturate the internet were flying around. As the email went viral, the Embassy looked into the error.

    “Sorry to disappoint those of you who were hoping to attend this ‘cat pajama-jam’ party, but such an event falls well outside our area of expertise,” said Embassy spokesperson Gavin Sundwall.

    He also assured that human error reduction training would be bolstered with stronger management protocols, all the while being rather serious and buttoned up about the cat pajama-jam email mishap. In manufacturing, 45% of manufacturers admit there’s room for improvement in accident prevention. While the stakes are a bit different from manufacturing to email templating, the cat pajama-jam email represents a level of human error that needs be taken very seriously.

    Reducing human error in technological fields remains one of the most important realms in which costly mistakes can be made at the touch of key or click of a mouse. Fortunately, this time it had no extreme consequences and ended up being funny. This isn’t usually the case and careless errors stand to wreak much more havoc than inviting people to a cat pajama-jam.

    Still, that’s a party we’d definitely RSVP YES! to.

    link: https://humanerrorsolutions.com/sen...y-email-invited-people-to-a-cat-pajama-party/
     
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    lelisa13p Your Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! :vbgrin: :vbgrin: :vbgrin: :vbgrin: :vbgrin:

    Honestly, the whole world could benefit from a ‘cat pajama-jam’ party right now, virtual or live, depending on location of recipient! :newpalm:
     
  8. EdmundDantes

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    I'm pretty sure that, even if it were real, our embassies sometimes do even less productive things.
     
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    RickAgresta General Peanut, leader of the Peanutty Forces

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    A Gas Leak Caused A Fire In The Gulf Of Mexico And The Videos Are Unreal
    "Oh cool they've opened the portal to Hell."



    A fire broke out in the southern waters of the Gulf of Mexico Friday after an underwater pipeline leaked, sending the internet ablaze with horror as videos of flames spewing out of the ocean went viral.

    Mexican-state-owned petroleum company Petróleos Mexicanos, also known as Pemex, said a gas leak was discovered in the 12-inch submarine pipeline near a platform in the Ku-Maloob-Zaap oil field. Firefighting crews were able to snuff out the swirling, fiery mass of water by about 10:45 a.m., the company said. No injuries were reported.

    Ángel Carrizales, executive director of Mexico's oil safety regulatory agency ASEA, tweeted that the leak "did not generate any spill," but did not say what exactly was on fire.

    The cause of the incident is still under investigation, but as usual, Twitter users had their own ideas about what exactly was going on.


    Link to article:
    https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/skbaer/ocean-water-fire-video-gulf-of-mexico

     
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    Yeah, that definitely caught my attention. It looked like one of the best effects from some cataclysmic movie. A burning Charybdis of hell punched right through the ocean!
     
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