Fans melt over Game of Thrones premiere date

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  • March 13, 2017
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Fans melt over Game of Thrones premiere date

HBO has announced the premiere date of Game of Thrones season seven, however, rather than coming straight out with it, the date was frozen in a block of ice for fans to uncover.

Shared in a Facebook live video, the huge block of ice sat in front of two flamethrowers that were activated by fans commenting 'fire' or 'dracarys'—a phrase used in the programme to encourage dragons to breathe fire.

If the fans' excitement wasn't enough, two minutes into the video, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (who plays the character Jamie Lannister) appeared alongside the ice cube to tell fans: "You'll want to see what's under the ice, trust me."

And they did, with over 198,000 comments keeping the flame alive for over 14 minutes to reveal the date 7/16/17.

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Swipe right for Sudan

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  • April 28, 2017
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Swipe right for Sudan

Been on Tinder lately and come across a white rhino? Don’t be fooled, that’s not what New Zealand blokes look like. The profile is a campaign to save Sudan, the world’s last male white rhino.

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Are you in the top 1 percent?

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  • April 26, 2017
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We've all seen those glitzy Forbes rich lists teeming with the world's millionaires and billionaires, but what about when it comes to regular people? How does your income stack up against the rest of the world? Global Rich List puts things in a bit of humbling perspective.

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  • April 24, 2017
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With more than 70 percent of Brazilians reported to have never stepped foot inside a museum, 'The Voice of Art', powered by IBM Watson, is making gallery visits a far more interactive pursuit.

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  • April 18, 2017
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Following the unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy S8, the electronics company and its marketing partners Leo Burnett and Turner Duckworth have rolled out a series of beautiful short films.

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Burgers for gamers

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  • April 12, 2017
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Burger King and its Spanish agency Lola MullenLowe have made the dreams of gamers come true by teaming up with Sony Playstation to deliver burgers to gamers.

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The Compendium: 7 April

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  • April 7, 2017
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  • April 6, 2017
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