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Tired of “mansplaining” in the workplace? Well, if you live in Sweden, you can get a little relief from the tireless, know-it-all attitude of chauvinistic co-workers.

With a new mansplaining supportline, Sweden’s largest Union, Unionen, has opened phone lines to all members when “male colleagues give them unsolicited lectures on things they already understand,” reports The Independent.

Unionen launched the service on Monday to their 600,000 members, who will be able to call “from 10am to 4pm everyday for a week as part of a campaign to highlight and stamp out the insidious and damaging practice.”

"The hotline will advise upset and frustrated callers on what action they should take next, and aims to help them move on. But there are no set answers, instead the people staffing the line will have the freedom to say what they want, based on their own experiences."

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The organization defines "mansplaining" as when “a man explains something to a woman without being asked, particularly something which she might already know more about than the man.”

The Independent did a little more digging and reports, “A study by the American Psychological Association found that men ‘tend to overestimate their intelligence to a much greater extent than women’ and showed that ‘self-assurance in men grows with age.’”

So, gross dudes operating under the assumption that they know more than women, time to give it a rest.

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We here at The Daily What strive to give you, our loyal, intelligent, personable, and, might I add, very good looking readership, your daily does of “hold the phone!” But sometimes that requires choosing one story over another. Now that doesn’t mean that one is more important than the other, it just means that one was more important than the other. I kid. We just didn’t get to it.

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So in the spirit of keeping you smarter and more informed than your friends, here’s a dump of all the stories we didn’t get to this week. Enjoy!

A humongous sinkhole opened in Fukuoka, Japan via The Guardian.

Toblerone changed its shape and claimed that this is not a perfect metaphor for Brexit via The Verge. 

Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t think that the plague of fake news on Facebook had effect on the election via Recode.

Jay Leno had Vice President Joe Biden and Colin Powell drag-race on his show via The Washington Post.

Representative for the Pawnee Parks and Recreation Department and Fictional Character, Leslie Knope weighed in on the presidential election via Yahoo!

All your friends on Facebook won’t stop reminding you that Bernie would’ve beaten Trump via US Uncut.

Zach from the DNC became the hero we deserved via The Huffington Post.

Van Jones called the Trump win a “White Lash” via CNN.

We got our first look at the King Kong prequel via Entertainment Weekly.

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The presidential election wasn’t the only thing on the ballot yesterday. In fact, three states held votes to decide whether they would join Colorado, Washington, and Oregon to become the next 420-friendly states, and vote they did.

California, Nevada, and Massachusetts all legalized marijuana for recreational use yesterday. But that’s not all, “Voters in Florida, North Dakota, and Arkansas approved medical marijuana measures,” according to the Associated Press.

"I'm thrilled," said Northern California marijuana grower Nikki Lastreto to AP. "I'm so excited that California can now move forward."

So if you don’t like the election night results, no need to leave the country. You can simply go to Massachusetts, California, or Nevada and toke a load off.

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CBS News reports that federal officials have notified authorities in New York, Texas, and Virginia about a possible, “low-level” terror threat for Election Day, Tuesday, November 8. These reports go on to say that polling stations may be targets for “lone-wolf” assailants.

It’s important to note that this threat came from unconfirmed, anonymous sources that officials are still investigating.

"Texans should go about their daily lives as usual,” said Texas Governor Greg Abbott. “But remain vigilant over the next several days and report any suspicious activity.”

“We are doing everything we can to keep Virginians safe,” said Brian Coy, Communications Director to Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe. “We're confident they are going to be able to vote safely on Election Day.”

The FBI has yet to confirm or comment on the details of the report.

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Want to heal your bones faster? Well, thanks to researchers at Northwestern University, pretty soon you'll be able to 3D print a flexible "scaffolding" to encourage bone growth on and around them.




Okay, taking a breath.

Here we go:

The scaffold is "made up of hydroxyapatite, a naturally occurring mineral that exists in our bones and teeth, and a biocompatible polymer called polycaprolactone, and a solvent. Hydroxyapatite provides strength and offers chemical cues to stem cells to create bone. The polycaprolactone polymer adds flexibility, and the solvent sticks the 3D-printed layers together as it evaporates during printing. The mixture is blended into an ink that is dispensed by the printer, layer by layer, into exact shapes matching the bone that needs to be replaced."




The idea, they continue, is that "a patient would come in with a nasty broken bone—say, a shattered jaw—and instead of going through painful autograft surgeries or waiting for a custom scaffold to be manufactured, he or she could be x-rayed and a 3D-printed hyperelastic bone scaffold could be printed that same day."

Currently the technology is being used to fuse spinal vertebrae in rats, and is performing well. Since you can't use this tech YET, maybe you can 3D print yourself a cast in the meantime:



Read more on the innovation here.





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Great Big Story uncovered why you only get green-dyed horseradish at your local sushi place.

Apparently, real Wasabi takes 1.5 years to grow, is very difficult to keep happy as a plant, and costs $80 a POUND when cultivated. So dying horseradish green is easier and cheaper for most places to pass on to their customers.

Real Wasabi is pretty neat stuff...



...and can help you win at trivia:





...So at $80 a pound, I think I can forgive my local restaurant for their horseradish "problem," don't you think?





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