April 19, 2015 12:05:49 am
In a touching ad released by Hyundai on April 9, watched over 13 million times, an astronaut’s 13-year-old daughter is able to send a simple but heart-warming message to her father, who works at the International Space Station. Advertising the launch of a new car, Genesis, 11 stunt drivers write “Steph (hearts) You!” in the girl’s handwriting across Nevada’s Delamar Dry Lake so that her dad can see the message from the ISS. The father actually manages to take a photograph of the message with each word clearly visible. It has already been officially acknowledged as “the largest tire track image” by the Guinness Book of World Records.
What’s in a name?
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What if unique names — not just of humans, but of bands, books and brands too — are no longer available? Michael Stevens explores the possibility in a video he put up on April 13. Citing US Census data, he says there are currently 106 Harry Potters, 1,007 James Bonds and eight Justin Beibers living in America. The data-crunching video, watched 1.2 million times, concludes that we aren’t really running out of names, since one can take a common name and reuse it, but unique full names are hard to come by. Eventually, he says, there will be someone with your exact name, who is more famous than you, who replaces you as the one person with that name in history books.
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