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When I ask my coworker for a client’s contact info and all he gives me is a phone number and no email address.
Watching a month-old video of the lead-up to a shark attack in Los Angeles is like seeing Internet trolls in real life. An unidentified fisherman hooked a seven-foot great white shark off Manhattan Beach in July. It is illegal to fish for Jaws, but the guy lets the shark struggle on the line for more than a half hour, laughing and amused by its thrashing. Then in the distance of the video, you can see long distance swimmers come into frame. The people in the video laugh harder at the impending collision between the agitated shark and the swimmers, losing it when one of the swimmers runs directly into the shark. “He fuckin’ jumped right on top of him,” howls one. “Right on top of him!”
Then the screaming starts.
The shark predictably bit the swimmer, a 40-year-old real estate broker. Only after blood flowed did the fisherman and the group who had been laughing begin screaming for the other swimmers to get out of the water. The laughter stops as the reality of the situation they created sank in.
"It’s always been my dream to have a successful business. I’d like one day to open more stores, and maybe even expand into the provinces. But the conditions are very difficult to start a business. Taxes are very high and services are very limited. The electricity was out for eleven days last month, but I still had to pay for thirty days. And when I try to use a generator, the costs are so high that the customers stop coming. It’s very difficult."
(Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo)
At 18, Martin Garrix is the fastest-rising star in electronic dance music. Fresh off of graduating high school, the Dutch DJ sits down with Forbes to discuss his festival performances, new collaborations and Paul McCartney.