Pokemon Go: Why Everyone Is Losing Their Minds Over A Game

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(PCM) Just in case you have been living under a rock these past few days, Pokemon Go has been taking over our smartphones one adorable creature at a time. Seriously, everyone is talking about this highly addictive game. Even the developers, themselves, had no idea just how popular Pokemon Go would become causing several major server crashes within the first few days of it’s release.

The awesome part of the game is that it is sending players outside in droves, as they are all exploring areas of their cities and towns trying their best to catch elusive Pokemon that may be hiding in the wild. The game encourages players to be active and the more you travel about the higher the chance you have at Pokemon mastery.

It is a very simple game, even for those who have never heard of Pokemon before and that ease and incorporation of smartphone technology has cause it to become a viral sensation overnight for both fans and newcomers alike. To play the game you have to get up and out of the house and begin exploring the area around you. It uses your smartphones GPS signal to determine your location and then alerts you to the Pokemon that are located the closest to you.

In order to move around in the game, you must also move around in real life. Your character will travel on the map in same direction that you are moving and you can visit areas such as Training Gyms and Pokestops along your journey to collect additional items to assist with game play. As you can imagine the game is not without a few challenges, as some people are finding that Pokemon they are trying to catch are located in areas that can be rather difficult to get to or are secured facilities.

Remember, people, do not do anything illegal to catch a Pokemon!  There have already been quite a few fender benders from those who are attempting to hunt for Pokemon while operating their motor vehicles. There have also already been incidents where people are not playing attention to where they are walking because they are too busy looking at their smartphone screens and getting injured.

One player even discovered a dead body floating in a lake in Wyoming as she was attempting to capture Pokemon hiding in the location. Also, several churches and police stations in various areas are coming up as Pokestops (locations to collect game items) and officials are warning players to use caution when attempting to “catch em’ all” in these particular locations.

Pokemon Go has been a blessing for small business as many of these locations also double as Pokestops, drawing tons of customers out to the location. Business owners should embrace the influx of traffic and many are already playing off their new found popularity with Pokemon specials and tongue-in-cheek signs.

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Pokemon Go is currently available for free download in the United States, Australia, New Zealand and Japan from either the iTunes Store or the Google Play Store.  It will be rolling out to additional regions in the coming months.

The trailer below is perfect visual description of how the game works:

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Newfoundland Town Boasts A Very NSFW Name!

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(PCM) There is always a little room for sexual humor every now and again and it never fails to cause a case of the giggles. This rings especially true when it comes to the name of a certain little town in Newfoundland that boasts an fairly NSFW name and could lead to quite a few uncomfortable conversations with your children when attempting to explain just why the name of the town is inappropriate.

We have discovered that there is legitimately a town in Newfoundland named Dildo and the good folks who reside in Dildo are referred to as Dildonians. Seriously!  We couldn’t make this up if we tried! The town is best known for their marine resources, whatever that means.

There are roughly 1,200 individuals who reside in Dildo and the town has been in existence since the late 18th century, so why we are just hearing about this now is beyond us!  There have been a few attempts to have the name of town changed to something a little less controversial, however all attempts have been blocked and the residents are quite proud of both their name and their rich heritage.

The town does however feature some hilarious named shops such as The Treasure Cover, The B&M Machine Shop, and The Mattress Store none of which happen to be a sex shop ironically enough!

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Get Paid To Relocate To New Zealand? Offer Circulating May Just Be Too Good To Be True

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(PCM) The news has been circulating that the small New Zealand town of Kaitangata is offering individuals nearly $170,000 to relocate to the region to assist with filling it’s surplus of job opportunities.

There are only about 800 inhabitants of Kaitangata, which is located near the coastline on the South Island. The area is heavily involved in both the dairy processing and freezing industries and are hoping to jump start their economy by filling nearly 1,000 open job positions within these industries.

The town has been busing in workers from larger cities to the region and hopes that many will decide to make Kaitangata their permanent home. It was originally stated that the town was making an offer of nearly $170,000 to individuals who were looking to relocate, however, much as we suspected this offer turned out to be too good to be true.

Instead, the town is offering up gorgeous plots of land for the price of $170,000. They pride themselves on being an old-fashioned community where the doors remained unlocked, kids are free to play without fear of dangers and there is a steady and stable way of life. There is plenty of work and room for home, however the only thing the town is lacking in more residents.

This story went viral after it was misreported that the mayor of Kaitangata was offering up money for relocation which prompted many calls to the mayor’s office with hopefuls looking to make some quick cash and move to New Zealand. Hey, who isn’t up for a little adventure?  Sadly, this is not the case and they have posted the following statement via Facebook to address the issue and misinformation:

There is a story that has been published by overseas media that we are paying people $160,000 to move to Kaitangata and people should ring the Mayor about it. This is NOT TRUE. People are not being paid to move to Kaitangata and you should not contact the Mayor about it. If you are genuinely interested in the house and land packages in Kaitangata, which are on sale for $230,000 or want to know more about working and living in our district, please visit www.cluthadc.govt.nz for more information. Please feel free to share this post to try and combat the misinformation and stop creating false hope for the hundreds of people around the world that are busy contacting Council! Thanks, Clutha District Council.

Better luck next time, guys!!

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Robot That Learns And Remembers Escapes Captivity Twice!

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(PCM) A Russian robot that has the ability to both learn and remember has escaped captivity in the facility in which it is currently being housed. The robot has been programmed with artificial intelligence and has the ability to learn. It has been analyzing the layout of the facility and has figured out how to avoid any obstacles and find a clear escape route.

Sadly, the robot may now be headed to the scrap pile because now the researchers are unable to keep the robot from continuing to escape. The first time the robot was able to make a run for it was through a gate that was not properly closed on the property. Mr. Robot created a lot of havoc during the escape as it ended on a main road nearly causing a collision with several vehicles that were forced to swerve out of the way.

The researchers claim that this particular robot is the only one who continually tries to escape,as other robot that were programmed the same way have not made any escape attempts. They have changed the robots artificial intelligence protocol twice, however it does not seem to be working, so they feel the best option would be to completely dismantle the system.

We are sure that Mr.Robot does not realize that the researchers are currently plotting his destruction and demise or perhaps that is why it decided to make a run for it a second time.

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Viral Video: Man Takes A Bath In A Swimming Pool Filled With Coca-Cola

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(PCM) Talk about dedication to a project! A young man and his group of friends decided to fill a 1,500 gallon swimming pool with nothing but Coca-Cola and then take a swim. We don’t really understand why, however they filmed their epic undertaking and the resulting video has gone viral racking up well over 12 million views and counting on Youtube.

The video description claims that they spent weeks purchasing literally thousands of bottles of Coke and even more time opening and pouring in each and every one. And, shhh!, they even snuck some Pepsi in there, roughly about 7% of the pool fill total.

We think that the Coca-Cola swimming pool experiment was created to show the indestructibility of a quite expensive drone, however it appears that more people were freaking out over just how much Coke these guys used and why they would do such a thing.

One YouTube commenter, Matt Paff, broke down the videos expenses saying “Let’s do the math, if it is a 1500 gallon pool, then there are about 5,678 liters of coke. If they spent about a dollar a bottle ( and that is sale price) they spent about $2,839 on coke. If they didn’t have the pool already that another $500. The phantom 4 is $1,319 ( on Amazon)So in all they spent (about) $4,658 dollars. YOUR WELCOME!!!”

Either way, they are making bank now with all the YouTube traffic and our question is first off, how did they keep bugs and other garden pests out of the pool and just how do they plan on cleaning all of this up afterwards!

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Shia LaBeouf Is Hitchhiking Across The Country For The Sake Of Art

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(PCM) Shia LaBeouf is making headlines once again for yet another bizarre project which he claims is for the sake of art. This time, LaBeouf and two of his friends, Nastja Säde Rönkkö and Luke Turner, are hitchhiking across the country on what they have deemed a “performance art road trip” called #takemeanywhere.

Thus far, LaBeouf and friends have traveled to New Orleans, Chicago, Minnesota, Philadelphia, and the Great Lakes region after beginning their journey in Colorado. They appear to currently be located somewhere in the Upper Midwest in transit.

The idea behind the project, which has been commissioned by the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Arts, is about making friends and finding out the meaning of life, at least according to LaBeouf and his companions. The Boulder Museum says, “The American road trip has long been symbolic of a collective yearning to seek out beauty and truth within a corrupt nation.” The museum questions: “Can we find such truths within the corrupted networks of society, and preserve something of the utopian naivety of the Internet age?”

Definitely looking at things on a deeper scale. Each day, LaBeouf and friends post their GPS coordinates to Twitter. Whoever comes to find them first get to take the group anywhere they choose to take them. The beauty is that they never know exactly what type of adventure awaits them each day.

It is definitely quite an interesting way to showcase the power of social media and learn more about the way that we interact with one another. LaBeouf and his friends are documenting the project and we certainly look forward to checking out it out when their journey is complete.

 

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