Footballers wages are an incredible amount of money and would take the regular person like you or I hundreds of years to earn the amount of money they earn annually. For example Neymar the world’s most expensive footballer earns £775, 477 A WEEK! A WEEK! (Think I need to sit down!)
According to a report by Sporting Intelligence the average wage for a Premier League footballer was £2.4m annually, which is £46k per week, that is more than the average worker in the UK earns in a year! (BBC)
The guys over at BBC sport compiled a handy sporting calculator to figure just how long it would take for us to earn the same amount as your favourite footballing superstars. (Remember, this is without spending a penny to you know, actually live)
Ever called a sickie for a hangover?
Well now you wont have to if you work for ‘Dice’ – Dice a ticketing app based in Shoreditch is allowing their employees to take up to 4 ‘hangover days’ every year.
The idea around this is to encourage staff to enjoy themselves experiencing the company’s culture of discovering new music at live events. There is a rule though, you have to send their manager via WhatsApp and send 3 emoji’s: (beer, music, sick), job done.
CEO & Founder of Dice, Phil Hutcheon said:
“All our team live for music and some of the best deals in the industry happen after a gig. We trust each other and want people to be open if they’re out late experiencing live music. There is no need for a fake sick bug.”
Match.com and PR agency Brands2Life set up a pop-up shop in London’s Marylebone this week, offering free dolls modelled that were based on the sites most eligible bachelors.
Single women were encouraged the browse the shelves of available men and take away a free model of their most desired man, as a reminder to contact him at their own leisure (Yet there were only 7 to choose from)
Model Males was only open for a few days during the campaign but there could be clones appearing throughout the UK.
Watch the video above for more information!
The end of train tickets?
Ever jumped on a train and hidden in the toilets until the train conductor has gone because you didn’t buy a ticket?
Firstly, shame on you and secondly this might be a thing of the past.
New technology is being developed which will aim to eliminate train tickets and barriers in the future.
The facial recognition system uses two near-infrared lights to help a single camera determine texture and orientation of each pixel it captures therefore being able to identify the person boarding the train.
The system, being developed by the Bristol Robotics Lab, is being partly funded by government and the private sector – their hope is that it will make the process of arriving and leaving stations faster and effortless,
The idea in theory might work but if someone has a similar facial structure to another person or is even a twin, this might make a simple time saving process into an annoying long winded one.
NASA is about to announce the discovery of intelligent alien life, according to Anonymous.
They believe that a spokesperson for NASA, Professor Thomas Zurbuchen, stated during one of the last meetings of the U.S. Science, Space and Technology committee that aliens do exist.
According to the video he said:
Our civilisation is on the verge of discovering evidence of alien life in the cosmos.
Taking into account all of the different activities and missions that are searching for alien life, we are on the verge of making one of the most profound, unprecedented discoveries in history.
On their official website Anonymous said:
The evidence sure seems to imply that something is going on in the skies above.
It would cost a lot for spaceships and a continuous flow of taxes and black budget dollars could imply a rational that there is more than meets the eye and or that of public knowledge.
To listen to the guys chatting about this please click here!
A man in Pakistan has been sentenced to death after apparently posting ‘blasphemous content’ about the Prophet Muhammad, his wife and companions to Facebook reports the BBC.
The public prosecutor for the case thinks that this is the first related to social media, Facebook are yet to comment on the ruling and the defence lawyer for the convicted man says that his client became embroiled in an argument about Islam on Facebook with whom he thought was a stranger but in fact was a counter-terrorism official.
Amnesty International have criticized the blasphemy laws in Pakistan stating that the laws “enable abuse and violate the country’s international legal obligations to respect and protect a range of human rights, including freedom of religion or belief and of opinion and expression.
It is so severe that once a person is charged they can be denied bail and face a long and unfair trial, access to Facebook itself was blocked 7 years ago after a contest to draw images of the Prohphet Muhammad was across Facebook.
The Queen drinks so much apparently that she’s officially a binge drinker by government standards.
Apparently the Queen drinks a Gin and Dubonnet before Lunch, a Wine at Lunch, followed by a glass of champagne and a dry martini in the evening, equating to 6 units a day according to the Independent.
Officially, according to government guidelines, making the Queen a binge drinker. The info allegedly came from Margaret Rhodes, The Queen’s cousin.
Also as revealed by The Independent, as part of their 60 facts to celebrate The Queen’s 60th anniversary as Head of State that she likes to dance and her favourite song is Dancing Queen by ABBA and she is partial to an Ali G impression according to Prince William.
To listen to the guys chatting about this please click here!
A British prankster (@SINON_REBORN) has amazingly pranked a number of high level US officials writing to Tom Bossert (Homeland Security Officer) posing as Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner:
Tom, we are arranging a bit of a soirée towards the end of August. It would be great if you could make it, I promise food of at least comparible [sic] quality to that which we ate in Iraq. Should be a great evening.
Thanks, Jared. With a promise like that, I can’t refuse. Also, if you ever need it, my personal email is [redacted]
Scaramucci, was a victim as well with the prankster posing as Priebus.
I had promised myself I would leave my hands mud free, but after reading your tweet today which stated how; “soon we will learn who in the media who has class, and who hasn’t”, has pushed me to this. That tweet was breathtakingly hypocritical, even for you. At no stage have you acted in a way that’s even remotely classy, yet you believe that’s the standard by which everyone should behave towards you? General Kelly will do a fine job. I’ll even admit he will do a better job than me. But the way in which that transition has come about has been diabolical. And hurtful. I don’t expect a reply.
You know what you did. We all do. Even today. But rest assured we were prepared. A Man would apologize.
I can’t believe you are questioning my ethics! The so called “Mooch”, who can’t even manage his first week in the White House without leaving upset in his wake. I have nothing to apologize for.
Read Shakespeare. Particularly Othello. You are right there. My family is fine by the way and will thrive. I know what you did. No more replies from me.
In a follow-up message @SINON_REBORN tweeted but which was not included in the CNN report, the fake Priebus taunted Scaramucci about his “zero dollar pay scale,” adding, “Keep spell checking your press releases, Anthony. It’s me that will be thriving.”
Scaramucci also fell for it again with Sinon this time posing as Jon Huntsman Jr Ambassador to Russia-designate:
“Who’s [sic] head should roll first? Maybe I can help things along somewhat”
“Both of them,”
We can only assume he’s referring to Steve Bannon.
SINON_REBORN also posed as Trump’s son Eric in emails to Huntsman:
Thanks for the thoughtful note. Russia will be a challenging but no doubt rewarding assignment.
Maybe we could have Dad sat (sic) on a horse, top off, giving the full Putin! He’s in better shape than his suits suggest.
Eric Trump, the real one, was the only one who caught on to the prank and told the prankster @SINON_REBORN that law enforcement were aware.
The UK’s HUGE theme park which is £3.2 Billion development for a brownfield site on the Swanscombe Peninsula in Kent, what’s currently an unused cement works will be transformed into a HUGE 872 acre park. That includes cinemas, restaurants, theatres, rollercoasters (of course) 3,500 hotel rooms, a development of the UK’s largest indoor water park and 14,000 parking spaces.
Tickets are estimated at a reasonable £57 and transport packages will be available as it’s next to Ebbsfleet international, which is 20mins away from St Pancras in London. London Resort Companies Holdings are behind the project and they were in partnership with Paramount, but now the deal is off the table but the development is still there to build rides based on Hollywood film franchises.
Building work (if the government approves plans which take 12-18months to approve) is planned to be undertook between 2019-2022 with doors opening in 2023.