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Good week for giraffes, bad week for sarcasm. We round up the week's news...

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  • The headlines
  • Quote of the week
  • Arts
  • Sport
  • The IndeXYZ
  • Stuff that got us thinking

THE HEADLINES 

 

HASHTAG OF THE WEEK

#YouTubeIsDeadParty

More than 174,000 people proclaimed YouTube was 'dead' this week in response to the introduction of new guidelines that say YouTube will pull advertising on any video it deems ‘not advertiser friendly’. Accusations of censorship were flying, but is it really something people who want to monetise their content should be overly worried about? Maybe not, said the New Statesman. 

ARTS

SPORT

THE IndeXYZ

Going up

Beards – A 24-year-old body positivity campaigner from Britain, Harnaam Kaur, has become the youngest woman in the world to grow a full beard, according to Guinness World Records. 

UB40 - Jeremy Corbyn appeared at a press conference alongside a number of members of Birmingham’s most eminent reggae combo. 

Giraffes – Scientists have discovered that giraffes are made up of four species and not just the one as previously thought. 

Going down

HiddleSwift Tom Hiddleston and Taylor Swift have broken up, with the Brit actor’s buddies claiming he was the one to shake it off (or something). 

SarcasmNorth Korea is banning sarky comments to stop people ‘ironically agreeing’ with Kim Jong-Un. 

Andy Murray – the Wimbledon and Olympic champ suffered a shock defeat in the quarter final of the US Open

STUFF WE FOUND INTERESTING THIS WEEK

  1. A Guardian story of how one doctor helped turn the tide against cot deaths… 
  2. Is a gluten-free diet actually beneficial? The BBC magazine investigates… 
  3. Fusion tells a psychiatrist's creepy tale of Facebook ‘people you may know’ recommendations going horribly wrong… 

 

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