Space Shot of the Day: Animation of Six Decades of a Warming Earth

Favorite
- -

This newly released video has developed quite the controversy. The NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies has created this short clip that visualizes the warming of Earth over the past 60 years. Supporters of the Global Warming theory feel that the video is solid proof of a dangerous trend while skeptics argue that 60 years is too short of a time period to fully understand climate change.

Marketing FAIL of the Day: Vitamin Water Accidentally Puts "You Retard" Under a Bottlecap

Favorite
Marketing FAIL of the Day: Vitamin Water Accidentally Puts "You Retard" Under a Bottlecap
- -

While out on a dinner date with his husband earlier this week, Blake Loates from Alberta, Canada was shocked to find the words "You Retard" printed on the cap of her VitaminWater bottle. Outraged, Loates' father Blake, whose youngest daughter has been living with cerebral palsy and autism, then sent off an angry letter to Coca-Cola's board of directors to demand answers, to which the company responded with an apology to the Loates and an explanation that makes the story even more bizarre and incredulous. According to CocaCola Canada's spokesperson, the unfortunate wording on the cap was an unintended byproduct of a promo campaign that involves pairing up a random English word with a random French word, which by chance happened to be "retard," meaning "late" or "delayed."

Streisand Effect of the Day: Pat Robertson's Deranged "Gay AIDS Ring" Theory Goes Viral

Favorite
- -

The controversial Christian talk show host Pat Robertson has fallen victim to the Streisand Effect after unsuccessfully trying to get rid of a YouTube video clip in which he claims that San Francisco gay men with AIDS have been intentionally trying to spread the virus by cutting people with "special rings" on the pretext of shaking hands.

Meanwhile in Norway of the Day: Gender-Specific Eggs for Boys and Girls

Favorite
Meanwhile in Norway of the Day: Gender-Specific Eggs for Boys and Girls
- -

Like the rest of Scandinavian countries, Norway is usually known for its progressive-mindedness when it comes to gender equality, yet the country's leading brand of dairy products Prior has created a minor controversy after unveiling their latest line of gender-branded eggs, dubbed "Princess Eggs" and "Pirate Eggs" for boys and girls respectively and complete with bright pink and dark blue packagings. Despite the ridicule that the products have drawn, Prior's parent company Nortura defended the decision by saying that they didn't want to over-think it and simply wanted to get children to eat more eggs.

Resentment of the Day

Favorite
Resentment of the Day
- -

The Korean singer PSY issued an apology today following the revelation of his 2004 live performance of an anti-American song titled "Dear American." in which the singer takes some harsh shots at the U.S. military:

Kill those f---ing Yankees who have been torturing Iraqi captives Kill those f---ing Yankees who ordered them to torture Kill their daughters, mothers, daughters-in-law and fathers Kill them all slowly and painfully.

The song was actually written by a South Korean metal band called N.E.X.T. and performed by PSY and number of other Korean pop stars alongside the band during an anti-Iraq war protest concert in 2004, which was largely held in response to the beheading of a South Korean missionary in Iraq earlier that year. The song itself was written two years prior in 2002, shortly after an American military vehicle fatally ran over two high school girls and sparked a wave of anti-American sentiments across the country.

Resentment of the Day

Favorite
Resentment of the Day
- -

A Florida resident has caused a stir in his neighborhood for putting a strange sign in the front yard proclaiming himself as a sex offender. According to the local news report, Jeffrey Mitchell was given the status for pleading no contest to one count involving child pornography allegedly found on his computer (after two years of costly but unsuccessful legal dispute) and decided to put the sign up as a way to start a conversation with his neighbors and share his side of the story with the community.

Resentment of the Day: On Fake Geek Girls

Favorite
- -

YouTuber ALB speaks out against the Idiot Nerd Girl meme in response to the recent buzz surrounding the "fake geek girls" phenomenon.