Football star Cristiano Ronaldo is sponsored by a Japanese company to promote a facial fitness device resulting in a cringeworthy advertisement and some of the most uncomfortable event footage I have seen in a while. It is worthwhile watching just for the cringe factor. There is no word on how well the Cristiano Ronaldo promotion has been doing for manufacturer MTG.
The deal looks like a triumph of money over fit with the Cristiano Ronaldo’s profile. It is a freakish spectacle. More related content here.
Amazing video of how the FBI used to handle fingerprints prior to digitisation of records. The filing cabinets are impressive and the process is laborious. The sheer scale of the filing cabinet room is mind boggling. It is more like a factory than an office space.
The South China Morning Post have built a great parallax site that talks about the Chinese contribution to World War 1 and the sacrifices made supporting troops on the western front. Chinese labour was the Halliburton of its day, providing everything from trench digging and tank servicing to logistics including ferrying water supplies in Iraq as the British fought the Ottoman empire which was allied with the Germans. More here.
Anti-surveillance clothing is now a thing with a Kickstarter campaign to provide clothing that cloaks electronic devices like a smartphone from prying three-and-four letter agencies.
Finally a great presentation from New Zealand conference Webstock on the benefits of quitting, which seemed appropriate content to round this post off on