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Washington D.C. surprised everyone by declaring an unprecedented total shutdown of Metro services for at least 24 hours. This is for everyone's safety, it's an emergency evaluation of some dangerous electrical problems. That still leaves everyone with plenty of extra time to use gifs and memes to comment on the traffic as they make their way to work by car, bus or foot instead. Even some Twitter accounts for city services are getting in on the "fun".

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tom hanks steve martin twitter Important: Guys, Tom Hanks Found a Sock
Via: @tomhanks
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This post, believe it or not, already has 5,600 likes on Twitter after being up for only a few hours. This lone sock, is a trending post. We have a few thoughts about this:

1. Why do so many people care that Tom Hanks found this one lost sock?
2. Why did he bother putting a ©2016 Tom Hanks watermark on a picture of a sock?
3. THIS IS NOT EVEN THE FIRST TIME HE'S DONE THIS!!?!





Just doing a quick survey of Tom Hank's Twitter feed, it's about 60% posts of lost clothing items that used to be part of a pair. Does anyone ever claim the items he takes pictures of? And seriously, WHOSE SOCK IS THIS?    

Actually, in this case, someone did respond to claim the sock. 


via @SteveMartinToGo

Mystery solved?

science biology neil degrasse tyson Neil DeGrasse Tyson Reminds Everyone He Is Not a Biologist With One Very Inaccurate Tweet
Via: neiltyson
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Neil DeGrasse Tyson made a lot of people (and presumably ducks, cats and bedbugs) angry with a much less than true fact about sex and evolution.  His claim, that sex doesn't hurt any species had many Twitter users jumping to correct him. 


via @RachelFeltman, @SciPhile, @ClaireConnelly, @carlzimmer@DreadMorgan

And you might be thinking, he's just trying to be positive about human sexuality and say, in his own pseudoscientific way that it's healthy and painless for humans. But... that's actually not true either:


via @DebbyHerbenick@mikamckinnon

Sure, he's a scientist but cut him some slack, he's not that kind of scientist. He studied astrophysics, how's he supposed to check his facts at all before Tweeting about biology?


via my-little-talks

History can be a tough subject but don't worry, Twitter's got you covered. You'll never forget these important moments in history now that they've been told in memes.

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john legend donald trump twitter John Legend Explained to Donald Trump's Son Why People Were Protesting His Dad's Rally
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Donald Trump's political rally in Chicago got shut down because of people protesting him. His son, Donald Trump Jr. responded with a claim that the protestors didn't know why they were even protesting.  John Legend had a pretty simple answer for him. 

Another Twitter user, notably with the name "RedKneckHillBilly", claimed John Legend said that because he just had no education and in this case, he might be right...


via @DanielT03571138

Because both Trumps went to the University of Pennsylvania, just like John Legend, and look where that got them. 

game of thrones the beatles george rr martin Everyone Relax! George R.R. Martin Did Not Die
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You may have heard that the Beatles' former manager, George Martin, died recently. A lot of people saw that and thought that George R.R. Martin had died. 


via @JMDilling, @SpiralHorn@NipunChopra7

Even a news outlet got confused. 


via @JD24

But the record has been set straight and we all know now that George R. R. Martin, the author of the Game of Thrones TV show and novel series, is totally still alive. 

Except this guy...


via @stillwellgray

He's... probably still a little confused. 

You may remember hip hop artist Bubba Sparxxx from his biggest hit, "Miss New Booty". It seems like he's changed a lot since then, he's about to marry a former Miss Iowa and he also got quite a bit thinner. Now that he's older, he's also taken to wearing "normal people" clothes instead of hip hop fashion. People of the internet are very amused by this new "accountant" look and Bubba has not missed an opportunity to respond.

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