Super Size Me, though, proved prophetic in subject as well as style: Stunt journalism frequently involves fast food and extreme diets. A few months after the burrito piece, Cosmopolitan published "I Only Ate Pizza for a Week and I Lost 5 Pounds." Another reporter tried eating nothing but Chick-fil-A for a full 30 days, while a BuzzFeed contributor tasted 12 different brands of cat food. Sometimes the fast food industry's concoctions are so ghastly that merely sampling the latest item on the menu passes for a stunt. In 2015, for instance, Time, Fox News, The Washington Post, USA Today, Time Out and Newsweek all made a big show of tasting Pizza Hut's "hot dog-crusted pizza" monstrosity. (One wonders if the foods themselves are created to solicit exactly this kind of coverage for free advertising. It's not so far-fetched, considering Chilis made an Instagram-friendly burger bun.) More memorably, ex-Gawker writer Caity Weaver famously gorged herself on unlimited mozzarella sticks as part … [Read more...] about Are We Living in a Golden Age of Stunt Journalism?
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Melissa McCarthy is desk-bound CIA analyst who is sent into the field on dangerous missions. Feeling unequipped and having had her former partner (Jude Law) fall off the grid she goes undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer in order to prevent global pandemonium. Action comedy with Jason Statham and Rose Byrne. … [Read more...] about The 60 best movies on Netflix to watch now
Goblins sharks, anyway — but you might rather run into a real goblin. These deep-sea sharks are rarely seen because they rarely come close to the surface. They have long, spear-like noses and protruding jaws bearing dozens of spindly, needle-sharp teeth. They're typically seen off the coast of Japan, but they have shown up as accidental bycatch in fishermen's nets in the Gulf of Mexico. Most of the sharks are about 8 feet (2.4 meters) long, though one caught in the Gulf was a whopping 18 feet (5.5 m) in length. … [Read more...] about Real or not? The science behind 12 unusual sightings
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An alert was called and the community rushed to the pavilion. Jones told them the congressman’s plane would “fall from the sky.” He could do things like that. Hadn’t he killed the man who put a curse on him simply by burning a passport? At Port Kaituma, a Jones loyalist named Larry Layton, who left with Ryan, pulled a gun. Although Layton later denied it – saying it was his idea to go after the congressman’s plane – Jones may have instructed him to shoot the pilot when the plane was airborne. But the party was too large and they were going to take two planes. Layton wounded two, leveled the gun at Dale Parks’ chest and fired. Dale fell back, thinking he had been shot, but the gun had jammed. He jumped Layton, and, with the help of another man, wrestled the gun away. … [Read more...] about In the Valley of the Shadow of Death: Guyana After the Jonestown Massacre