Inventors Matthew and Mark McLachlan of Antsy Labs just launched a Kickstarter campaign for the Fidget Cube, a premium desk toy designed to satisfy any fidgety impulses without annoying those around you. The six-sided cube has something to fidget with on each side, including clicking, gliding, flipping, spinning and more. With an original goal of $15,000, the Fidget Cube already has more than $2.3 million pledged from over 59,000 backers. To get your own Fidget Cube, pledge $19 or more here. Fidget Cube is expected to ship in December of 2016.
On Wednesday night, San Antonio-based Miracle Mattress attempted to commemorate the 15th anniversary of 9/11 with a “Twin Tower Sale.” The promotion, which offered any sized mattress for the price of a twin mattress, included a tasteless commercial which was uploaded to the company’s Facebook page. The 21-second spot featured manager Cherise Bonanno announcing the sale, and two employees who end up crashing into two towers made of mattresses. After a massive amount of negative feedback, the video was removed from Facebook and owner Mike Bonanno offered a public apology. On Friday the company announced it would be closed indefinitely.
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On National Dog Day, Universal Pictures fittingly debuted the official trailer for A Dog’s Purpose, a comedy-drama film based on the bestselling novel A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron. The film shares story of one devoted dog’s journey in search of the meaning of his own existence. A Dog’s Purpose is currently scheduled to arrive in theaters January 17th, 2017.
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To promote their new PIXMA printers, Canon released a set of humorous 30-seconds advertisements titled “Never Again.” Sometimes it’s just best to print your photographs, speeches, tickets, documents and maps, but after seeing these worst case scenarios, you might just start printing everything you’ve got.
For the past 14 years, 44-year-old Amit (aka “Mookie”) has had a beard, his wife and kids have no idea what he looks like without one. Despite being nervous, Amit shaved his beard off and then surprised each one of his family members. Amit’s new look shocked everyone, including his father, who walked right past him. Related: Father’s Peekaboo Beard Surprise Frightens Baby Daughter