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Posted on January 17th, 2012 in Stunt Of The Day.

Protesters ready igloos to Occupy Davos ahead of the Global Economic Forum.

When fully erected, Camp Igloo will include two heated teepees and a field kitchen alongside the ice houses to sleep about 50 people in sub-zero temperatures, activists said. Davos, which brings together politicians, central bankers and business leaders, has become a byword for globalisation.

Credit: Arnd Wiegman/Reuters


Posted on January 17th, 2012 in Stunt Of The Day.

Wimpy (South Africa) wanted to let visually impaired people know that they offered braille menus in all of their restaurants. To spread the word they created braille burgers that blind people could actually read.


Posted on January 16th, 2012 in Stunt Of The Day.

Barbie has been an astronaut, an architect, a NASCAR driver, and a news anchor.

Now, there’s an online movement to get her to attempt what could be her biggest feat yet: going bald to fight cancer.

A Facebook page titled “Beautiful and Bald Barbie! Let’s see if we can get it made” was started a few days before Christmas. By Wednesday afternoon, the page had more than 16,000 fans. The goal is to get toy maker Mattel Inc. to create a bald Barbie in support of children with cancer.

Source: Republican American


Posted on January 16th, 2012 in Stunt Of The Day.

Huffington Post reports that Paris’ Musee d’Orsay are threatening legal action after French lingerie company Etam sent three models to strip off to their underwear in the art gallery for a viral.

In the video, which has picked up 500,000 views, the models walk into the gallery in coats and stilettos before revealing their lingerie. The girls nervously walk up and down the gallery before running out of the museum.

The museum want the video taking down from Etam’s webpage but there are already several clones of the film indexed on YouTube.

Doubtless Etam will be delighted at the fresh round of interest in the stunt.


Posted on January 15th, 2012 in Stunt Of The Day.

An organic sheep farmer, a priest and a Bosnian immigrant are among those who have helped double Sweden’s Twitter followers in the past month, reports¬†BBC News.

As part of what the country is calling “the world’s most democratic Twitter experiment”, a different Swede takes sole control of the nation’s official Twitter account each week, sharing their daily experiences and opinions and recommending things to do and see where they live.¬†

Since the project started, @sweden’s follower count has shot up to almost 17,000 from about 8,000 in early December.¬†