Visa: Yusra Mardini Swims On

Olympic swimmer Yusra Mardini will leave Rio without a medal. She didn’t qualify for the semifinals or finals. But in the big picture, it doesn’t really matter. Yusra is a refugee from Syria, and currently living in Germany. She’s a member of the first Refugee Olympic Team. Last year, Yusra helped swim her boat to safety, pulling 17 refugees behind her. Visa pays a stirring tribute to her in this spot.

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That Farmers Insurance Commercial With Dogs Synchronized Diving And Swimming In A House They Flooded

The pooches, affectionately called “Mer-Mutts” in this Farmers Insurance ad, are fantastic. I’d imagine if you saw that happening, you’d have the same reaction as the absolutely dumbfounded couple. The man is played by Matt Peters, better known as Luschek from Orange Is the New Black. Farmers had to know that they had a hit on their hands with this ad, and they made a bunch of spots featuring the individual dogs. I’m not going to post them on here, but you can check them out at the Farmers Insurance YouTube page. Great stuff.

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