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Why are some Thai transgenders upset with furniture retailer IKEA?
A)Because IKEA's couches aren't sparkly enough.
B)Because IKEA assumes they're strong enough to carry their own purchases.
C) Because IKEA's store doesn't have a third bathroom for them.
D) Because IKEA released a commercial that the Thai Transgender Alliance has called "negative and stereotypical" and "a gross violation of human rights". The 20-second ad, entitled "Luem Aeb" ("Forgot to Hide"), shows a Thai man and his girlfriend shopping at IKEA. When the "woman" sees some pillows on sale, her feminine voice excitedly drops into a deep male tone, causing her boyfriend to run away scared. In response, the Thai Transgender Alliance drafted an open letter to the Swedish retail giant, and the two parties are currently rectifying the complaint.
What incident recently caused a scare on a Qantas Airways flight?
A)Turbulence while the plane was still on the runway.
B)Vicious koalas terrorising the passengers.
C)Flight attendants without any make-up on.
D) A passenger wearing a shirt saying, "Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die." The phrase is a famous line from cult classic film The Princess Bride (1987), but passengers who weren't familiar with the movie told cabin crew they felt threatened by it. Wynand Mullins, who was wearing the shirt, told Stuff.co.nz, "The flight attendant said to me: 'Are you able to remove [the shirt] because some of the passengers are quite intimidated by it?' I thought it was all a bit silly. The person next to me was laughing, because they knew the movie."
Design firm MisoSoupDesign recently created a modified soup bowl. What unique feature does this product have?
A)Internal warming properties to keep your soup hot.
B)A built-in bib to prevent the soup from splashing all over your face.
C) Soup straws to help you slurp down the liquid.
D) An iPhone dock attached to the bowl. Dubbed the "anti-loneliness bowl", MisoSoupDesign partners Minnie Jan and Daisuke Nagatomo came up with the idea when they saw a man eating alone while holding his phone. "People are so obsessed with their smartphones that they don't want to put them down even while eating. It's their way of staying connected with the world and avoiding feeling lonely," Nagatomo explained to NBC News. The iPhone bowl will have a limited release around mid-April to May through MisoSoupDesign's website (misosoupdesign.com) and also in Asia. Hopefully by then there will be an app to prevent the phone from falling into the soup.
About the author
- Writer: Sumati Sivasiamphai
Position: Guru Editor