Five things worth sharing from the last week or so, brought to you by a different member of the Browser Media team every Friday.
This week’s My Five is by Ashleigh.
1. A seagull swooped down and took off with a helpless baby turtle live on TV
Blue Planet Live has been in the news this week after the harrowing scenes that took place, live on air. On Sunday night the presenter, Liz Bonnin, was helping a wildlife worker to release six baby green turtles on Heron Island, Australia.
During the piece the presenter stressed how we have to protect the “precious individuals” from predators and explained how she was giving them “a little helping hand” and then a seagull flew down and snatched one of the tiny hatchlings from behind her.
Obviously the BBC will have received a lot of complaints about the matter, a number it isunwilling to share, and of course viewers went to Twitter to voice their despair:
Did that seagull just grab one of the baby turtles? pic.twitter.com/h6irGiWqfU
— ?egan Nerd (@theworstkirst) March 31, 2019
THE SEAGULL JUST GOT THE TURTLE OH MY GOD #BluePlanetLive pic.twitter.com/qY4JiG7UsQ
— Lucy (@lucymaybeattie) March 31, 2019
Me when that seagull nabbed that baby turtle just as it was released #BluePlanetLive pic.twitter.com/JY2779jQAB
— Shanon Lola ? (@ShanonLola) March 31, 2019
2. The end of Google+
Tuesday morning saw the end of the social network platform, that once was, Google+.
I doubt anyone lost any sleep over it!? May it rest in peace.
3. Could Amazon’s warehouse blimp become a reality?
This right here is borderline dystopian pic.twitter.com/otXBLShtdd
— ok g (@itsokg) March 31, 2019
You may have seen the video of the Amazon blimp flying through the sky and releasing delivery drones this week. Don’t panic, the video is completely fake, but the concept could one day be a reality.
Back in 2016, Amazon was granted a patent for an “airborne fulfillment center utilizing unmanned aerial vehicles for item delivery”. Basically a blimp that could hold goods in the air, so that an accompanying network of drones could distribute those goods to customers.
Freaky, eh? Far too futuristic for my liking!
4. April Fools!
This week included 1st April, a day when many like to play practical jokes on others to see if they can ‘fool’ them. Like every year, some of the big brands had a go at fooling us, some more successfully than others.
Here’s a round-up of some of the bigger pranks: www.prexamples.com
And of course there are more to be seen on Twitter.
I must admit that I was nearly fooled by this one, until I realised it was April Fools’ Day:
5. Hilarious animal tweets
Some light entertainment for a Friday, some funny tweets of animals doing daft things: www.buzzfeed.com