Was That Fake? - flammable Under Armour clothing

Was That Fake?

 

An image shows a billboard on Interstate 40 in Texas, around 35 miles from the New Mexico state line, says "Liberals please continue on I-40 until you have left our great state of Texas." The billboard actually exists, but the Fort Worth Star-Telegram says the owner of the billboard is taking it down and reimbursing the client after so much backlash.

Was That Fake?

 

Is Under Armour brand clothing flammable? The question is based on a screenshot being widely distributed where a woman describes her grandaughter's injuries. The woman says a spark from a campfire sent her daughter's clothes bursting into flames, burning 40 percent of her body. The key to the claim is in the wording. She says she contacted Under Armour and asked if the brand's clothing was "fireproof." There is no clothing standard that requires items be fireproof. Only flammability is regulated. That is not to say there's not fireproof clothing out sold, but to answer the woman's question, yes, Under Armour apparel can be flammable. A visit to the company's website actually includes warnings in some of the product descriptions for items made of fabrics prone to melting in extreme heat. Make sure to check before assuming an item is flame resistant and know that very few apparel items are truly "fireproof."

Was That Fake?

MOSCOW (AP) - Burger King has apologized for offering a lifetime supply of Whoppers to Russian women who get pregnant by World Cup players.

Critics assailed the offer, announced on Russian social media, as sexist and demeaning.

The announcement was removed Tuesday from Burger King's social media accounts but was still circulating among Russian social network users. It promised a reward of free burgers to women who get "the best football genes" and "ensure the success of the Russian team for generations to come."

In a statement Wednesday to The Associated Press, Burger King said, "We are sorry about the clearly offensive promotion that the team in Russia launched online." It said the offer "does not reflect our brand or our values and we are taking steps to ensure this type of activity does not happen again."

Ads in Russia often play on sexist stereotypes, notably ads around sporting events like the World Cup. Women's rights activists have been increasingly speaking out against them.

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