Photos: ‘Tsunami’ Flood Hit Cumbria Village Glenridding Again

10 12 2015
As homeowners were beginning the huge clean-up operation to salvage as many of their possessions hit by the first wave of flooding as possible, the River Beck burst its banks again last night and sent raging torrents through the small village of Glenridding, Cumbria. (Photo by DailyMail)

As homeowners were beginning the huge clean-up operation to salvage as many of their possessions hit by the first wave of flooding as possible, the River Beck burst its banks again last night and sent raging torrents through the small village of Glenridding, Cumbria. (Photo by DailyMail)

The village of Glenridding in Cumbria is flooded for the second time in four days.

(Please click here for Storm Desmond: Severe Flooding In Cumbria (Photos)

Sky News reported,”Villagers in the Lake District describe the floodwaters as a “tsunami” that washed boulders weighing up to a tonne into the area.”

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Beyond Belief – Jaw-Dropping ‘Golden Age of Madison Avenue’ Advertisements

10 12 2015
Using babies to sell cigarettes was surprisingly common in the 1950s. Malboro ran an entire campaign using ‘talking babies’, aiming to sell smoking as a suitable family-friendly activity. (Malboro 1953)

Using babies to sell cigarettes was surprisingly common in the 1950s. Malboro ran an entire campaign using ‘talking babies’, aiming to sell smoking as a suitable family-friendly activity. (Malboro 1953)

Offensive, misleading, racist, sexist and dishonest, countless adverts created in the so-called ‘Golden Age of Madison Avenue’ are inconceivable to modern eyes. With no industry body to regulate them the much-revered ‘Ad Men’ were free to go to any lengths to sell their clients’ products – and did so. From using babies to peddle cigarettes to telling women that their husbands would leave them if they didn’t but certain items, nothing was off limits. Founder of global advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi, Charles Saatchi has gathered more than 100 of the most shocking campaigns in his latest book Beyond Belief, showing some jaw-dropping examples of non-PC salesmanship.  – Yahoo News.

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