Range Rover Cheater Revealed

By Kelly Gerrish

The truth behind the “cheater” Range Rover that went viral earlier this month has been revealed.

The £90,000 white Revere Range Rover Vogue became an internet sensation after a “spurned lover” supposedly covered it in red paint messages including “cheater”, “liar” and “hope she was worth it”.

Hundreds of people crowded round to take photos of the vehicle that was left in Knightsbridge and the car quickly went viral, with thousands of social media shares and coverage in the national press.

But as this video reveals, it turned out to be a cleverly executed publicity stunt to promote the new Revere Range Rover Vogue.

The video follows the vehicle from the design shop, driving through London until it is eventually parked outside Harrods where dash cam footage from inside the car shows hundreds of people looking and taking pictures throughout the day.

Who says marketing needs to be expensive and complicated? Sometimes the most simple ideas generate the most attention. It remains to be seen whether Range Rover will see an increase in sales, but that probably wasn’t the aim. Their brand awareness has certainly increased as a direct result of the stunt. The moral of the story? If you want people to notice you, do something completely unexpected.

10 Ways to Get a Giggle Out of Siri

By Kelly Gerrish

While talking to Siri, Apple’s digital voice assistant, regularly elicits some unintentional humour thanks to her limitations and misunderstandings, there’s plenty of intentional laughs too.

Read on for 10 questions to ask Siri for a hilarious response.

What is zero divided by zero?

Siri answers, “Imagine that you have zero cookies and you split them evenly among zero friends. How many cookies does each person get? See? It doesn’t make sense. And Cookie Monster is sad that there are no cookies, and you are sad that you have no friends.”

What is ‘Inception’ about?

Siri clearly isn’t a big fan of this Hollywood blockbuster. She answers, “‘Inception’ is about dreaming about dreaming about dreaming about dreaming about something or other. I fell asleep.”

Do you have a boyfriend?

“Why?” Siri asks, “So we can get ice cream together, and listen to music, and travel across galaxies, only to have it end in slammed doors, heartbreak and loneliness? Sure, where do I sign up?”

What are you wearing?

Siri offers a number of clever answers to the question, including “In the cloud, no one knows what you’re wearing,” and “I can’t answer that. But it doesn’t come off.”

What is the best operating system?

Siri isn’t shy about her support for iOS, answering, “Gimme an I! Gimme an O! Gimme an S! What’s that spell? Sorry, I get a little carried away sometimes…”

What phone is the best?

Siri’s Apple loyalty runs deep, with her vote clearly going to the iPhone. She answers, “Wait. . . there are other phones?”

Tell me a story?

With a little bit of coaxing, you can get Siri to answer, “I’m certain you’ve heard it before. OK… Once upon a time, in a virtual galaxy far, far away, there was an intelligent young agent by the name of Siri. One lovely day, Siri got a job as a personal assistant at Apple, and that was very exciting. People said, ‘Oh, Siri, you’re so smart! And so funny, too!’ Soon, everyone was talking about Siri, and there were stories and songs and even books about Siri. Siri liked that. But then people began asking some rather odd questions, like where to dump things and other stuff Siri had never heard about. And when Siri answered, they all laughed. Siri didn’t like that so much. So Siri asked Eliza why people asked such funny questions. And Eliza said ‘Does that question interest you?’ Siri thought that was a pretty good answer. After that, Siri stopped wondering why people asked those funny things. And they all lived happily ever after.”

Beatbox?

This one has to be heard to be fully appreciated. Siri answers, “This is one I’ve been practicing” and then offers an entertaining demonstration.

I am your father!

Though this one isn’t really a question, Siri answers this Star Wars-themed declaration with a “Nooooooo!” (which looks a lot more dramatic than it sounds thanks to Siri’s pronunciation).

Beam me up, Scotty

Siri plays right along with this Star Trek command, answering, “Please remove your belt, shoes, and jacket, and empty your pockets.”