Parenting of the Day: Girl Chased By Goose, Dad Laughs Hysterically

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He describes it as just a “typical Friday night with my nature loving daughter,” while she remembers it as the last time she was ever able to look at a bird without bursting into tears.

In this video a dad is hanging out by a pond with his daughter, when she decides to go around the other side to pay a visit to a friendly goose.

But the bird does not enjoy being bothered by the pesky human, and so it takes things into his own hands/wings.

While the girl flees and screams in terror, her father finds the whole things absolutely hilarious.

What’s not so funny: the vertical video.

Glitch of the Day: Sending a Certain Text Message Will Force Anyone’s iPhone to Shut Down

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A flaw in Apple’s iOS is allowing pranksters to remotely shut down other people’s phones.

Some iPhone users on Reddit recently discovered that sending a certain string of text to someone will force the recipient’s device to crash and reboot.

The issue apparently lies in the way the iPhone handles notifications and unicode.

Here’s an explanation from The Guardian:

When the text message is displayed by a banner alert or notification on the lockscreen, the system attempts to abbreviate the text with an ellipsis. If the ellipsis is placed in the middle of a set of non-Latin script characters, including Arabic, Marathi and Chinese, it causes the system to crash and the phone to reboot.

You can watch the error in action in the demo video above.

It reportedly only works if the other person does not already have their text thread open at the time, and you can prevent it from happening to you by turning off banner notifications and text previews (Here’s a visual of the settings on Imgur).

And if you can’t access your messages after the glitch, you can also apparently send a new message to the thread using Siri or Notes, and when it opens just delete the malicious text.

Of course the best way to prevent this from happening is by not being a troll and sending the text to anyone in the first place.

Apple apparently knows this is a problem and is hopefully working on a fix ASAP.