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If it's a Friday, then I think we all know in our heart of hearts that it's the perfect time for a Fast Five collection of the most interesting, clever, funny or helpful things we could dig up online! This edition features clever pranks, 80s text generators, the Steve Jobs guide to manipulating people, beautiful travel posters commemorating extinct animals, and how to browse LinkedIn anonymously. Enjoy!

ELABORATE BRONZE MEMORIAL DEDICATED TO STATEN ISLAND FERRY OCTOPUS ATTACK TRICKS TOURISTS
As far as pranks go, this is a perfectly executed one! Some tricksters created a fake memorial for the ‘Staten Island Ferry Octopus Attack’, complete with a small statue featuring a giant octopus bringing down a passenger ferry, like something out of a Japanese tokusatsu film. The elaborate hoax was six months in the making, and the people behind it are referring to it as a “multimedia art project and social experiment” as well as a hilarious bit of mischief unleashed on unsuspecting tourists.

EVERYONE’S GOING CRAZY FOR THIS TOTALLY RAD ‘80s TEXT GENERATOR
Join the rest of the internet in worshipping the amazing 80s text generator that allows you to produce slogans in all their laser-y, shiny, chrome glory. Have at it!

HOW TO BROWSE LINKEDIN ANONYMOUSLY
Ever found yourself indulging your curiosity a little and clicking on a familiar name on LinkedIn to see what they’re up to career-wise, only to have the heartstopping realisation that your online detective work will shortly be turning up in their notifications? Fear no more!

THE STEVE JOBS GUIDE TO MANIPULATING PEOPLE AND GETTING WHAT YOU WANT
Steve Jobs “had a unique way of crafting his own reality, a “distortion field” he’d use to persuade people that his personal beliefs were actually facts, which is how he pushed his companies forward”. You too can experiment with being a corporate sociopath with this easy guide!

6 EXTINCT ANIMALS COMMEMORATED IN FICTiONAL TRAVEL POSTERS
Expedia UK has put together a set of fictional travel posters that combine the iconic graphic design styles of yesteryear with a reminder of the animals that have disappeared from the planet such as the Golden Toad, the Tasmanian Tiger, and the Steller's Sea Cow. Great use of imagery with an important message behind it.

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