Samsung-- #UnderwaterSelfie -- (2014) 2:00 (Switzerland)

Samsung-- #UnderwaterSelfie -- (2014) 2:00 (Switzerland)

To promote the new Galaxy S5, Samsung pulled off a stunt in Switzerland. They hired a diver to surprise unsuspecting people by popping out of the water and handing them a ringing phone. They were then encouraged to get in the water and take an underwater selfie.

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Het Mauritshuis "the Real Girl with a Pearl Earring" (2014) 1:00 (Netherlands)

Het Mauritshuis "the Real Girl with a Pearl Earring" (2014) 1:00 (Netherlands)

Everyone knows Johannes Vermeer's painting "Girl with a Pearl Earring." It's been reproduced all over the world. However, there is nothing like the real and original version. To get people excited about it once again, the Mauritshuis museum created a funky contest.

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American Apparel apologizes for posting image of Challenger explosion

I predict "The image was re-blogged in error" is the new "the intern did it". American Apparel has apologized after posting a photo of the space shuttle Challenger exploding on its Tumblr account. They have also explained that "it was re-blogged in error" by someone who was "born after the tragedy" as if this somehow mitigates the fact that a brand is re-blogging random images on a tumblr.

Why is a brand re-blogging stuff on a tumblr page? On what planet is this a good idea?

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Audi - Soccer Scoreboard / Football scoreboard - (2014)

Audi - Soccer Scoreboard / Football scoreboard - (2014)

Audi has created a giant LED Scoreboard using the headlights of 28 Audi A8 flagship sedans.

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Penguin Books Australia "Dial-A-Story" (2014) 2:15 (Australia)

Penguin Books Australia "Dial-A-Story" (2014) 2:15 (Australia)

We Are Sandpit came up with a cool way for Australians to get closer to their favorite authors in an interactive way. Dial-A-Story is exactly as it sounds.

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San Francisco Airport Museum is exhibiting advertising icons

Pretty cool, this. In San Francisco's Airport museum, there is an exhibition of advertising Icons. From Mr Peanut to the Jolly Green Giant, these advertising mascots create instant nostalgia. This exhibit runs until January 4th of next year, but if you won't be in San Francisco you can see it online right here. The collection, by the way, is owned by Warren Dotz.

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection $1 million ad campaign to warn against immigrant smugglers

There's been a recent surge of unaccompanied children crossing the border into the United States without visas with the intention of immigrating. 226 immigrants have died crossing the border since October and as recently as last week a body of an eleven year old boy was found in rural south Texas near the border. More than 52,000 unaccompanied children have been detained during the same period after entering the U.S. illegally, mostly in South Texas. In an effort to warn the parents of these children of the dangers they face the U.S.

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KIA Sorento - Adriana Lima / Sports Bar / FIFA World Cup (2014) :45 (USA)

KIA Sorento - Adriana Lima / Sports Bar / FIFA World Cup (2014) :45 (USA)

In KIA's world of stereotypes, men are horny pigs and women are pretty leggy things to be looked at, and nobody in the United States knows what football is until a model says "futebol" in portuguese.

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Downy - Rip Your Clothes On - (2014) .30 (USA)

Downy - Rip Your Clothes On - (2014) .30 (USA)

Ever had clothes so soft, the hottest thing you and your mate can do is get each other dressed? Well, that's the idea in this spot, steamily directed by Margo Weathers who fell in love with he idea from the start.

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River Island- Baartmans & Siegel "Men" (2014) 2:20 (UK)

River Island- Baartmans & Siegel "Men"  (2014) 2:20 (UK)

River Island Design Forum shows us a first look of their Baartmans and Siegel collaboration.

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