You may remember hearing the name "Sam Pepper" last year attached to a story about women accusing him of rape after his butt pinching prank/"social experiment" went viral for all the wrong reasons. The video, which was removed by YouTube, showed Pepper groping women with a fake hand in the name of a prank, which he later called a social experiment. Following the video, several teenaged women came forward to share their stories of sexual abuse at the hands of Pepper.
A little over a year has passed since these allegations surfaced, and Pepper is perhaps hoping we've all forgotten that he's a terrible person. Unfortunately for him, that's not the case.
His latest video, a prank involving a young man being "murdered" in front of his best friend, is incredibly hard to watch. The victim can be heard saying "I don't understand, we're just kids from Kansas.... You've got the wrong guys! He's everything I have" just before he sees his best friend get shot right in front of him. The pranksters let the victim of the prank scream and cry for more than half a minute before revealing that it was all a joke. In the video outro, everyone seems to be in pretty good spirits about the prank, but viewers don't feel the same way:
In 2004, Katie Johnson was diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor. Her father, Albin Johnson, wanted to build an R2-D2 droid replica painted pink for her favorite color. It was named it R2-KT in her honor.
Although Katie has passed, the droid continues to be a symbol of hope in dark times for many Star Wars fans appearing at charity events often. R2-KT and a similar model called QT-KT have made appearances in many Star Wars properties including the Clone Wars animated series and this cameo in LEGO Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles:
Now it seems that R2-KT will most likely appear in the newest live action Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens.
ISIS has come to be known as a terrorist group but before that Isis was an Egyptian goddess who brought her brother/husband Osiris back to life after he was murdered. It's also the name of a five-year-old Australian girl who really wants her name on a jar of Nutella.
The company Ferrero Australia started a campaign called “Make Me Yours” which allowed people to add their names to jars of Nutella. Allowing the internet to brand your product went predictably wrong. Department stores, such as the Meyer Isis's mom tried to buy from, are unable to print everything submitted. It might have something to do with gems like this one:
For the mom of this little girl, being denied a personalized jar of sweet, hazelnut chocolate spread is the last straw in a long line of unforseen consequences cause by the unfortunate name. She told the Sydney Morning Herald, "I am starting to get to the point where I don't want to call her name out because she's going to start noticing people looking."
Now she's on a mission to reclaim the name.
This small sand tornado formed at Earthcore, a dance music festival in Australia, this weekend. It joined the party long enough to inspire people to get up and dance and then dissipated just as quickly. I guess this tornado's work was done.
A new app is makes it possible search for a nail polish to match anything you can take a picture of.
When you find the nail polish you were looking for, you can favorite it or even buy it.
This image was found among several of the images taken by NASA's Mars Curiosity rover. The amateur astronomer on ArtAlienTV claims that this is a large rodent of about 2-3 feet in length.
Watch the video for an enhanced view of the "mouse" as well as a few other anomalies, including a big rock that you can kind of see has a scary face if you look at the right angle.
Is this evidence of life on Mars? There are some who want to believe, but NASA hasn't mentioned any Rodents of Unusual Size in their findings.
For now, enjoy this artists rendering of the space mouse.