Frisk #088

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Odds bodkins, it’s Frisk #088! And eighty-eight is a fabulously diverse and interesting number; it’s the speed at which a DeLorean DMC-12 can distort space-time, the number of assassins in O-Ren Ishii’s army in Kill Bill, half of a ‘dead man’s hand’ in poker, a Japanese synonym for ‘a great many’ or ‘countless’, the iconic Oldsmobile that featured the Rocket V8 motor (and spawned countless rock ‘n’ roll songs), the temperature in Fahrenheit that triggers Manny’s ‘Dave’s Syndrome’ in Black Books, the number of keys on a standard piano, Chinese SMS shorthand for ‘bye bye’, US Naval slang for the word ‘what’, the number of constellations in the sky, ham radio code for ‘love and kisses’ (rather more affectionate than 73, which means ‘best regards’), and the number of the 1998 Space Shuttle mission that began the construction of the International Space Station. Phew.

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15th April 2015 0 comments

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Frisk #087

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Cheese and crackers, it’s Frisk #087! Eighty-seven is the twenty-sixth distinct semiprime, of course, as well as being the model number of a German WWII dive bomber, a Shakespearean sonnet with impressively progressive views on sexuality, and the number of separate tools on the record-breaking Wenger Swiss Army Knife Version XXL (most of which are actually unusable due to the stupid size of the thing).

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8th April 2015 0 comments

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Frisk #086

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Holy moly, it’s Frisk #086! Did you know that 86 is the number of teeth Elvis Presley had when he was born?
AHAHA, APRIL FOOL! Oh, you’re such a fool. No, 86 is obviously slang for either having run out of an item or for being banned from somewhere (‘the cheddar is eighty-sixed,’ ‘please don’t eighty-six me from your birthday party’ etc), a recent-ish model of Toyota that recalls the AE86 of the 1980s (nicknamed ‘hachi-roku’ [Japanese for eight-six, of course]), a song by Green Day, the atomic number of radon, and a repdigit in base 6.

Elvis, as we all know, was actually born with just 84 teeth.
AHAHA, GOT YOU AGAIN. So foolish.

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1st April 2015 0 comments

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The Co-operative - 'Easter Errands'

Our latest ad for The Co-operative Food highlights the point that, with over 3,400 stores in the UK, it's a pretty convenient way to shop...

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31st March 2015 0 comments

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Leo Talks: Levison Wood

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Swashbuckling explorer Levison Wood came to teach the folks of Leo Burnett London a thing or two about firing catapults at sparrows. Stephen Adams reports...

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27th March 2015 0 comments

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Frisk #085

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By jingo, it’s Frisk #085! And 85 is a versatile and robust number – it’s a class of electric locomotive built by British Rail in the 1960s, the model designation of a Brazilian clone of the Sinclair ZX81, a new Learjet that’s currently in development, the length of the hypotenuse of four Pythagorean triangles, and the surname of a Canadian football player, Chad Ochocinco. Lumme.

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25th March 2015 0 comments

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McDonald's & Jessie J - #imlovinit24

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McDonald’s UK has created the ultimate surprise performance in London for its global ‘imlovinit24’ campaign. We've got Jessie J performing a gig for a busload of unsuspecting fans, as part of McDonald’s ‘imlovinit24’ activity which sees 24 events over 24 hours in 24 cities around the world on Tuesday March 24th – starting in Sydney, Australia and culminating 24 hours later with a free Ne-Yo concert in Los Angeles...

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24th March 2015 0 comments

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Samsung LifeLIVE

Leo Burnett Sydney's latest work for Samsung takes the innovative Gear VR and uses it to create a heartwarming connection across thousands of miles...

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17th March 2015 0 comments

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