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Give Your Batteries a Second Life and Win with Duracell

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Give Your Batteries a Second Life and Win with Duracell

Posted on 09 November 2012 by Chris Ford

Its always a pain when the remote batteries go just when you want to change the channel and you have to fumble about for some new batteries ,  well interestingly Duracell have started a new campaign to highlight the fact that some of your batteries arent as dead as you think, in fact  they say a staggering one third of alkaline batteries thrown away may still have up to 67% of usable power left inside which is more than what’s being used in the first place!

To highlight how these these part used batteries can still have some life left in them Duracell kindly sent me this rather awesome box of retro goodies which I’m going to have lots of fun playing around with ( my girlfriend isn’t so impressed!)


Are you jealous?  well there’s no need to be, Duracell have offered to send one of you lucky readers a box of equal battery powered goodies so you too can discover there’s more life left in your batteries than you thought.


Here’s how to enter :

just watch the video above and send us a email telling us how many LEDs were used to build the bunny sculpture to:

a winner will be drawn on the 16th November so you have a week to get your answers in to us, good luck!



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Groom U Presents a Guide to Movember

Posted on 08 November 2012 by Chris Ford

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Anyone for Cricket?

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Anyone for Cricket?

Posted on 05 November 2012 by Chris Ford

ICC Champions Trophy 2013 tickets to go on sale on 5 November


The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced today that tickets for the fifteen matches of the ICC Champions Trophy in June 2013 will go on sale to the public on Monday 5 November 2012 at 10:30 at

The ICC Champions Trophy features the eight best one day international teams in the world (according to the Reliance Mobile ICC ODI Rankings) and will be played out across three grounds – Cardiff Wales Stadium, The Oval and Edgbaston – over eighteen days (6 – 23 June 2013).


The tournament begins on Thursday 6 June 2013 when India face South Africa at Cardiff Wales Stadium, and closes with the Final on Sunday 23 June 2013 at Edgbaston. The eight teams are split into two groups, with each team playing 3 group matches. The top two in each group progress to a semi-final, and the winners of the semis meet in the Final.


Fans can register their interest in the tournament now at (before tickets go on sale), which will speed up the ticket purchasing process on 5 November.


Adult tickets are priced in three categories – Gold, Silver and Family Stand – and range from £20 (for a group game in the Family Stands) up to £60 (Gold ticket for the Final).


Tickets for under 16s are priced at £5 for the entire tournament (including the Final), but must attend with an adult. A new pricing structure also sees the introduction of tickets for under 21s, priced between £10 – £25.

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Dating deal breakers…making a fashion faux-pas is worst offender

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Dating deal breakers…making a fashion faux-pas is worst offender

Posted on 01 November 2012 by Chris Ford

A fifth of Brits admits to declining dates based on dress sense as discovered in a new My Ariel survey



·         1 in 10 Brits admit to intentionally destroying a partner’s item of clothing if they don’t like it.

·         Dress sense voted primary factor to look out for by 58% of Brits.

·         43% of Brits demand their partner changes their clothes because they are embarrassed to be seen with them

·         Unlucky in love? Wear purple – women are more likely accept a date from men wearing purple.


Its official, a survey to launch the new My Ariel campaign from laundry brand Ariel , has discovered that when it comes to finding love women are far pickier about appearances than men, with over a fifth (28%) of women and just 14% of men admitting to declining a date with someone because they hated their clothes.

In fact British women feel so strongly about a man’s dress sense that 60% reported clothes are the number one dating deal breaker, followed in second place by a suitor’s haircut (17%) and style of shoes (9%).


Passionate purple – the colour women fall for

The poll of 2000 Brits to celebrate the new My Ariel campaign discovered that men stand more chance with the ladies if they wear purple, with over a third (36%) accepting a date from a man dressed in a purple shirt. Men who prefer the black ‘milk tray man’ look come in a close second (32%), with the classic crisp white shirt taking third place (13%).


Wearing blue or pink is likely to leave men standing lonely on the dance floor, taking just 11% and 6% of the votes.


Wardrobe overhaul

If any men are lucky enough to pass the ‘clothing test’ and secure a second date it’s likely that she’s already plotting to overhaul his wardrobe with a quarter (25%) of British women believing there is always room for improvement on the clothes front, and nearly one in 20 admitting that every time they go out with a new partner they like to dictate their style.


But men are confident in their style choices as a quarter (25%) won’t seek anyone else’s opinion on what they choose to wear for a night out.


The destroyer

31% of women admit to having no qualms in demanding their partner changes their clothes because they are embarrassed to be seen out with them.  It’s not only the ladies, however, that have a say in their other half’s wardrobe, as nearly a fifth (18%) of men are guilty of doing the exact same thing.


When it comes to taking drastic measures, men and women are both as guilty as each other with one in 10 admitting that they’ve even destroyed a partner’s item of clothing that they really disliked.


This might explain why nearly a quarter of men (23%) still take their washing home for their mum to do – and only 4 in 10 couples allow their partner to wash their favorite item of clothing with half preferring to do their own washing – separately!



The survey was conducted to celebrate the launch of Ariel’s new TV ad campaign ‘My Ariel’ which is themed around people’s real life clothing stories. Visit for further information and to watch the videos.

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