Every weekday, PR Daily associate editor Alan Pearcy highlights the day’s most compelling stories and amusing marginalia on the Web in this, #TheDailySpin.
Watching U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte cut through the water or the Dutch women’s field hockey team
do, well, practically anything, it’s easy to see why so much sex is expected
during the Olympics. It’s also easy for us channel-flipping spectators to feel a little self-conscious. Perhaps finding your Summer Games body twin
might help. BBC has you covered with its athlete “body match” site
A little too much body came into view during NBC’s telecast Wednesday of the women’s water polo match between the U.S. and Spain. Live coverage of the event resulted in an apparent “nip-slip”
by one of the athletes caught on an underwater camera. Back to a tape-delayed broadcast it is.
Of course, as BuzzFeed alleges
, Olympic coverage of
men’s diving has been an accidentally censored event all along.
Olympic outsiders hoping to get even closer to their favorite swimmers at the London Games will delight in knowing that there are camera’s set up at the Aquatic Center
that even have their own Twitter feeds
If you thought those accounts were pointless, wait to you get a look some of the funniest fake Twitter accounts
that HappyPlace could get its hands on.
[Related: Twitter account pairs Kim Kardashian and Soren Kierkergaard—to hilarious effect]
Speaking of Twitter, the online platform has unveiled is new political index
, the Twindex.
Meanwhile, social networking rival Facebook can take pride in knowing that its carbon footprint has received a green-light from Greenpeace
: The site was deemed even more environmentally friendly than other tech giants, including Google. According to the report, the annual carbon dioxide emissions per monthly active user came to be 269 grams, or “roughly the same carbon footprint as one medium latte. Or three large bananas. Or a couple of glasses of wine.”
Rapper Eminem’s carbon footprint might be slightly larger after it was revealed he now holds the new record for the most Facebook “likes”
at 60.08 million, more than any other living person on the site.
I’m surprised Bill Nye—yes, as in “The Science Guy”—doesn’t have more Facebook “likes” than he does, although I’d imagine that could change soon given the popularity of his new “how to tie a bow tie” tutorial
Equally, if not more entertaining, is this Funny or Die video featuring
Dan Conner John Goodman
Colonel Sanders and KFC, in which they express their support
and love for their gay patrons. Plus, its stores are open on Sundays. (NSFW)
[Related: Twitter, Instagram buzzing about Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day]
Biscuits aside, nothing goes with chicken quite like an ice-cold beer. Just don’t toss too many brews back. Reports Gothamist
, a new study finds that the infamous powers of “beer goggles” could actually have a reverse effect on drinkers.
Lastly, I’d like to apologize for not fulfilling my journalistic duties. Yesterday, I failed to report that it was World Middle Finger Day
. As a sort of peace offering, please enjoy this gallery
magazine of the best middle-finger moments in geek films.
Is there something you think we should include in our next edition of #TheDailySpin? Tweet me @iquotesometimes with your suggestions. Thanks in advance.