It’s Thursday, so we must be embracing the random…

1. What’s the worst ad campaign you’ve ever come across?  I have to admit to being the person that records all their TV in order to be able to fast forward through the ads, the one that bins junkmail unread, and frequently winces at the large billboard at the end of their street, however nothing I have come across comes close to the epic failure that was French PR company Ubisoft’s promotional delivery of new game Watch Dogs to Australian company Ninemsn which resulted in the bomb squad being summoned.  The beeping safe that was delivered to their Australia Square, Sydney offices resulted in staff being sent home early as well as the police rescue unit and 4 police cars being sent to the building along with the bomb squad.  Apparently no-one had listened to the answering machine message at Ninemsn which told them a surprise was on its way…

2. From accidental terror campaigns to declarations of love.  Did you know that in the recent Egyptian elections it was deemed permissible to put a heart or ‘I love you’ next to a favoured candidates name?  Awwwww.  I love that all the candidates get their own wee symbol too, so much more fun than the boring ‘X’ option!

3. There probably weren’t too many people feeling the love recently when the M25 was closed due to a collision between 2 lorries left beer barrels all over the road at 6am.  Had it been 6pm however, people might have been more merry…

4. Speaking of happy people, have you heard about the anonymous tweeters who are leaving cash hidden around for people to treasure hunt for?  It started in San Francisco, and was followed shortly after by accounts in other US states, and then in Nigeria, India, Hong Kong and the Netherlands.  Now there’s a UK version too, and here’s the first happy winner in Leeds:

5. I’m sure the guy in the last selfie was happy really (despite appearances), but I’m not entirely sure how you would know if the next subject was smiling.  African Elephant Latabe took her own selfie at West Midlands Safari Park after the phone’s owner dropped it out of the car when taking photos of his own.  When the keepers handed the phone back, he discovered a new image on it:

Linking up with my fellow Randomeers:

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