The Gorillage People sing YMCA (and some more of your favourites).
The Telegraph has a list of the ten adverts for which the UK’s media watchdog received the most complaints. The ad above came in first, with 1,360 complaints. The reason? The people talking with their mouths full could encourage rudeness in children.
Interestingly, the ad below came in third with 1,313 complaints, which it received for being offensive to blind people and cruel to cats.
From a 1933 patent application by Rennie Renfro:
In the sport of greyhound racing, that is enjoyed by dog fanciers and racing enthusiasts, there has been recently introduced, the use of monkey riders, who serve in the capacity of jockeys. Because of the aptitude and imitative tendencies of simians, when they are positioned on the backs of their fleet charges, they imitate the actions of regular jockeys. The employment of the monkey jockey adds considerable zest and enjoyment to the sport. However, as in horse racing, there is always present the danger of the rider being accidentally thrown, and unless some means is provided for safely securing the riders, there is ever present the hazard of the rider being dislodged, with consequent injury.
On Mental Floss, a cool quiz to see if you can name all 24 letters in the Greek alphabet in 5 minutes. I got 22, think you can do better?
Name the Greek Alphabet [mentalFloss]
Good thing he warned me not to try this at home, because after seeing how well it worked for him I definitely would have.