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If your parents are unfamiliar with Snapchat filters and perhaps a little "thick", it can be quite easy to mess with them.

So, when a child shows up with a square head during a WhatsApp conversation, motherly instincts are sure to kick into gear.

As is the case with Rebecca Owen, a receptionist from Manchester, UK, and her mother, who was certain her daughter's square head was the result of a food allergy (salmon paste) or even drugs.

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movies texting millenials AMC Theaters May Allow Texting During Movies
Via: NPR
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If you're wondering why a movie theater company would allow people to start doing one of the most annoying things you can do at the movies, just blame millennials. 

That's what AMC CEO Adam Aron did! In an interview with Variety he said the movie theaters would be willing to go as far as allowing texting during the movie to try to appeal to the kids these days. This is his reasoning:

When you tell a 22-year-old to turn off the phone, don’t ruin the movie, they hear please cut off your left arm above the elbow. You can’t tell a 22-year-old to turn off their cellphone. That’s not how they live their life.


He then followed this up with Tweets confirming tests of this concept in very few theaters. 


via @CEOAdam

Predictably, a huge amount of backlash followed. It turns out that not many people want to pay $10-20 to watch a movie in a theater filled with distracting lights. There were also quite a few millennials that found the assumption that they couldn't detach from their phones for two hours insulting.  Aron quickly changed his mind on the matter, ABC reports that he issued a statement in a letter addressed to "AMC Guests" saying, "We have heard loud and clear that this is a concept our audience does not want."

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The survey concludes something seemingly arbitrary as a food emoji icon can symbolize body parts or sex, after determining that Instagram banned the eggplant emoji.

The ban was due to its search algorithm revealing the emoji was linked to 'lewd' photos of men and their intimate 'eggplant' parts.

The survey, which polled 5,675 singles, indicated 40% of people who think sexy thoughts more than once a day are apt to frost their texts with a whole lot of emojis; while the more docile of the bunch (once a day sexy thoughts) were proven less likely to drop an emoji.

Basically if someone texts you an emoji, you're totally in. Not really though.

"[Emoji users] want to give their texts more personality," Helen Fisher, the genius brainiac behind the study published earlier this year, told Time Magazine. "Emoji users don't just have more sex, they go on more dates and they are two times more likely to get married."

Social Experiment of The Day: How Will Dudes Respond to Unsolicited Vag Pics?
Via: Thrillist
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Kerry Quinn from Thrillist has finally answered the question that everyone wants to know.

Dudes send unsolicited peen pics all the time through dating apps and text messages. So, how would they react if a random v-pic popped up on their screen?

They pretty much love it.

Quinn messaged 40 guys and 37 of them said they wanted to meet after receiving the random vag pic Quinn found on the Internet.

Most were very excited.

And, one guy just sent a pic of his dog.

We live in an exciting world.

Prank of The Day: Guy Thinks he is Texting Gorgeous Babe, Ends up Being His Dastardly Friend
Via: LADBible
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An Irish dude named Ollie was able to trick his friend into texting a girl named "Rachel" for nearly two days, even setting up plans to "Netflix and Chill."

His bud had met Rachel on Halloween night and went home with her. But she never texted back.

She had finally reached out, he thought. WRONG.

It was just Ollie.

Aren't friends just great?

A stranger texting this guy and his beard gets the best responses.
Via: EWW3
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He ain't never been called Wendy before. But surely people compliment his beard.

Edwin Wheeler kept getting texts from a wrong number, so he answered them politely with proof that he was not some lady named Wendy.

Then, he took screenshots and put the pictures on Imgur like a true gentleman.

















"Maybe I should just accept my life as the bearded Wendy," he said.

We know the truth though. She kept 'accidentally' texting him just so she could keep getting pics of that sweet, sweet beard.

We would have done the same.

Via: iClarified
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A flaw in Apple’s iOS is allowing pranksters to remotely shut down other people’s phones.

Some iPhone users on Reddit recently discovered that sending a certain string of text to someone will force the recipient’s device to crash and reboot.

The issue apparently lies in the way the iPhone handles notifications and unicode.

Here’s an explanation from The Guardian:

When the text message is displayed by a banner alert or notification on the lockscreen, the system attempts to abbreviate the text with an ellipsis. If the ellipsis is placed in the middle of a set of non-Latin script characters, including Arabic, Marathi and Chinese, it causes the system to crash and the phone to reboot.

You can watch the error in action in the demo video above.

It reportedly only works if the other person does not already have their text thread open at the time, and you can prevent it from happening to you by turning off banner notifications and text previews (Here’s a visual of the settings on Imgur).

And if you can’t access your messages after the glitch, you can also apparently send a new message to the thread using Siri or Notes, and when it opens just delete the malicious text.

Of course the best way to prevent this from happening is by not being a troll and sending the text to anyone in the first place.

Apple apparently knows this is a problem and is hopefully working on a fix ASAP.

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