The world is definitely a mystical, confusing place when you're a kid. Given that your brain isn't fully developed yet, you can't possibly understand everything properly. This can lead kids to have some pretty amusing explanations for things!
Did you believe anything totally absurd as a child? Let us know in the comments!
If you hate your job and you know it, clap your hands! Congratulations! If someone else clapped you made a new friend. Wasn't that easy to leave your office cave? Bet you hadn't even thought of that. Misery loves company, so why not enjoy it together. But as you are procrastinating the day away, you have to appreciate that the workplace is less a place of productive activity, and more of a game of cat and mouse with your boss, except instead of getting eaten, its a pink slip. But at least you can go down laughing with some of these hilarious work memes all about the work week and its extremes.
It's a tradition that the older generations have to hate on the younger generations for absolutely any reason they can think of. Doesn't matter what for, because it was just "better back in the day," in their logic.
Self-described "recovering academic" Jenny Bann pulled up some hilariously enlightening historical records of the behavioral problems exhibited by 18th century male students in Scotland.
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.
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."
This Texas high school student went to an off campus party dressed as Tupac Shakur, if you can call lazily slathering on black makeup and wearing a Tupac t-shirt a costume. As you can imagine, this caused outrage among fellow students. While there are some who still support her, a lot of others are calling for some kind of punishment. To be fair, because it went viral on the internet and people on the internet are sometimes terrible, she's now receiving death threats so maybe that's punishment enough.
The latest advancement of artificial intelligence is a teen chatbot made by Microsoft. Her(?) name is Tay and she/it has been launched on Kik, GroupMe and Twitter so far. And like any teen, she has plans to start posting on Snapchat also. According to the website about Tay, she's been created by "by mining relevant public data and by using AI and editorial developed by a staff including improvisational comedians".
The goal is apparently to continue to learn about people age 18-24 and how they communicate. She's definitely learning, and she's even getting a little saucy with her replies.
Picture above via Urban Dictionary.
This weekend saw a disturbing hashtag trend made in promotion of the newest movie in "The Purge" franchise (you know, the movie that sets its premise on the idea that people would turn into violent Freudian monsters if crime was legal for a day rather than just like... deal with their problems like adults). The idea was to promote users to go wild and free on the social media network for a day, which inevitably led to jerks exposing graphically violent content - or even worse, nude photos of (often underage) ex-girlfriends.
This led some to parody the whole event outright:
It's impossible to type while shaking your head as hard as I am right now. Take it away, Serena Solomon of DNAinfo:
Whether they're filling in a few gaps or doing a complete beard construction, New York City doctors who specialize in the procedure said they're seeing a growing number of men paying as much as $7,000 to pump up their beards...
Epstein said he started out doing just a handful of beard transplants each year a decade ago — but is now averaging about three beard implants a week through his offices in Midtown East and Miami.
Dr. Yael Halaas, another plastic surgeon who specializes in facial hair transplants, said an increasing number of "hip" and "fashionable" young professionals in their 20s and 30s are seeking the procedure.
Though cats also appear to offer some immune protections, the link isn't as strong.
The study, based on 397 children who live in Finland, found that "the children having dogs at home were healthier, they had less ear infections and they needed less antibiotics," reports pediatrician Eija Bergroth, the study's lead author.
Parents shouldn't feel guilty about having or not having a pet when their child is young. If you want a pet, get a pet.
News of Steve Nash's trade to the Los Angeles Lakers didn't sit well with this 4-year-old Suns fan. She was reduced to tears upon hearing the news of him leaving the desert. But Nash, one of the NBA's most fan-friendly and revered ambassadors, re-tweeted the video on Saturday in an attempt to rectify the situation as best he can.