And to think that I thought I'd sleep tonight. NOPE. Seriously, it is high time for this guy to make power moves and start contacting studios. He's got the (cursed) bones of a great story here. Bullsh*t or not, I was hooked from the get-go with this thread. Solid storytelling, with a voice (cause f**k grammar) that really shines through. Was it his mean Aunt coming back to haunt him and his cousin from the grave? The water on the floors seems to suggest that possibility. And the whole part with the shotgun's safety mode being off? I mean, come on, man.
Take a seat because that toilet isn’t nearly as disgusting as the hand towel.
TIME magazine talked to Charles Gerba, a professor of microbiology at the University of Arizona, to get the dirty truth about what’s the grosses thing in the bathroom. Turns out, you’re probably touching them in hopes of getting cleaner. But you’re wrong. Dead wrong. Nothing is safe. Germs everywhere.
According to Gerba, the top five grosses things are:
Bathroom Towel because bacteria grows in moist conditions, especially in things that, like, never get washed.
Toothbrush Holder — Again, because you never clean that thing.
Kitchen Sponge — There’s a reason you don’t like touching that thing and it’s because it’s filled with bacteria. You want something you can wash, like a brush.
Supermarket Carts — I can’t even read this quote from Gerba — too scary— so you have to: “Almost 100% of them are home to E. coli because people are constantly touching the handles after holding raw food products.”
You can read more about the millions of tiny things that’ll make you sick and kill you over at TIME, but I don’t see why you’d want to. The germs are everywhere. We’re all doomed.
They all float down here. Well, maybe not all of them float.
People don’t really like remakes — despite the fact that Hollywood keeps making them because people keep seeing them. But one thing audience’s really don’t like is a remake of a movie from their childhood (see: Ghostbusters).
The duel VHS tapes of It, the four-hour long made-for-TV miniseries based on Stephen King’s bestseller, was as much a staple of sleepovers as Totino’s pizza rolls. However, now that we’re staring down the barrel of a 2017 remake, people are starting to worry.
Entertainment Weekly released a good look of the new Pennywise, the clown made famous by Tim Curry, who basically made It the classic it is, and people aren’t exactly feeling it. Airing their grievances on Twitter, fans expressed more laughter than terror towards the demonic clown. Here are some of the best reactions.
If you spot a python on the golf course, you should probably go to the next hole. Too bad no one told this wallaby that there's a snake in the grass.
According to Yahoo, a 13-foot python was spotted on a golf course wrestling a wallaby on the 17th hole of the Paradise Palms course in Queensland, Australia on Saturday. The days of the golf clap are over. Now is the time of the golf hisssssss.
"It had (the wallaby) in a vice-like grip and it was swallowing it," said Robert Willemse, golfer and witness, who later heard that the python finished the job.
Willemse went on to say that while wildlife is common in the area, giant snakes were not.
"It looked like it might have dropped out of a tree, got a hold of (the wallaby), then there was a bit of a struggle and it rolled into the middle of the fairway."
Is no place safe from these monstrous snakes?
Glock Pistol? Check.
When it’s time for back to school shopping, it’s good to have your priorities straight, and Liberty University would like you to add “gun” to your shopping list.
Look, Liberty University loves all the amendments the same but loves one just a little bit more than the rest. See if you can guess which one. After permitting students to carry guns to campus and encouraging students to take a class on obtaining their concealed-carry license, Liberty University is installing a NRA-approved firing range on campus. And they’re the first college to do so.
According to Yahoo, the University filed for a permit earlier this week to build a “nationally recognized, full-scale shooting, training and competition center,” and the NRA offered to help build it. "Last fall, the school's stance on guns attracted national headlines when Jerry Falwell Jr., president of the Christian school, encouraged students to get their concealed carry permits in order to defend themselves against what he said was the threat of armed Muslim attacks," writes Yahoo. His remarks come in conflict with the fact that white terrorists are responsible for more violent crimes on American soil.
He also went on to say this terrifying bit of Islamophobia, “I’ve always thought that if more people had concealed carry permits, then we could end those Muslims before they walked in and killed them.” So you can kind of guess where this dude’s coming from when it comes to guns.
Liberty University also helped finance the Kirk Cameron-vehicle Saving Christmas, which sits at #2 on the IMDb Bottom 100 — even though it barely qualifies as a film.
Anyway, America 2016.
Driving is the type of thing like chewing gum and walking, you can do two things at the same time. Whether it’s putting on some make up or reading a book, the perfect time to do something else is when you’re driving.
Just ask this guy, who decided he needed to live stream his race down the freeway, so followers could get a glimpse at him mugging for the camera and see his car go real fast. What’s weird is that while he was doing those things, he crashed his car. Really bad.
This driver, a 20-year-old from Providence, RI, is now in critical condition, and you can see the whole thing right up to the crash on YouTube because he was streaming his collision course.
It’s not like people driving and looking at their phone endangers other drivers. It’s not like driving is an incredibly dangerous activity that no one seems to respect at all.
Wait, what am I saying? Please stop playing at your phones when you’re driving.
The world’s a scary place, but when Slender Man is involved, it gets even scarier.
Exploring the sorted history of the Internet folktale Slenderman, HBO’s new documentary Beware the Slenderman details the real-life, horrific consequences of Internet myth-making. The trailer gets into the spread of Slenderman and how a meme can lead to violent crimes committed by children.
Part Making a Murderer, part The Nightmare, Beware the Slenderman looks like it’ll be the scariest documentary of the year.
Melbourne's Federation Square has been taken over by an 11-and-a-half metre (37.5-foot) baby named 'Ping Pong' made by Australian artist Felipe Reynolds:
The artist wanted the baby to "incorporate everybody in it," he said, "I wanted it to not be white, not be black, not be female, not be male - just be as inclusive as possible, so everybody can relate to it."
According to the Fed website:
"Interaction is key to experiencing this unique inflatable. Through a camera rigged to The Atrium screen (operating between 7am – 10pm) members of the public will find themselves part of the installation. Upon interaction the frame will be flipped horizontally, so it looks like the baby is sitting on the ground and the visitors become the human mobile. On weekdays from 10am – 4pm, during the school holidays, play with the baby via 4 giant rattles (1.5 meters) based beneath the inflatable."
Well, I think we can all relate to it being creepy, if nothing else.
'Watership Down' is a terrifying movie based on a book by Richard Adams about a community of rabbits finding their way in the world. It usually has cute rabbits on the cover so it's usually mistaken for a children's book but the world of Watership Down is brutal and not all of the happy little bunnies survive.
But... it's about bunnies so that makes it a great Easter film, right? That's what someone at Channel 5 in England must have thought when they scheduled the movie to run in the afternoon on Easter day.
Naturally, some families were outraged but others just enjoyed the irony of the programming.
via @ChronMark, @TheBruthaVoodoo, @parkerfoye, @Alrightpunk
Others support the movie and think parents these days are too sensitive.
via @barefootmower, @SamHodkin, @cjpaterson
For those of you who haven't seen it, please, watch the trailer and imagine little kids watching this with their families on a lazy Easter afternoon.
Sometimes kids are afraid of the Easter bunny but eventually we all grow out of that. Lots of people have pictures of their smaller selves crying on the lap of an adorable, smiling bunny. Unfortunately, some of us were right to be afraid as a child. These bunnies with make you have Easter nightmares all over again.
This toddler was saved by his neighbors holding out quilts for him to land in. Miraculously, he got away without a scratch.
According to South China Morning Post, he was trying to get out of the room after locking his grandmother out while playing hide and seek. He was examined by a doctor who gave him the all clear so this story has a happy ending.
It happens so fast but the reporter, Alex Savage, managed to jump out of the way in the nick of time. He posted a follow up video on Facebook assuring everyone he was okay and crediting his photographer, Chip Vaughan, with shouting the alert that saved his life.
Close Call!! Almost got hit by a car live on-air, heart still pounding.Posted by Alex Savidge KTVU on Tuesday, March 8, 2016
The driver of this truck overcorrected after slightly hitting the other side of the bridge railing. This scary video shows the dashboard view and later inside the truck as it punches through the concrete barrier and lands in a park below.
Thankfully, no one was hurt. The park was unoccupied at the time and the driver, who was ejected from the truck, managed to survive after a few weeks of intensive care.
The Zika virus is responsible for what the World Health Organization calls a global health crisis. The disease is spread by mosquito bites and can cause terrible birth defects like microencephaly when pregnant women are infected. It's also been linked to the development of Guillain-Barré syndrome, a rare condition that causes the immune system to attack nerves.
Until now it has only been a problem transmitted by mosquitos in South American countries. Now a person in the United States has caught the Zika virus on home turf. The good news is, we're probably not flooded with mosquitos that carry the virus (yet), the bad news is that it was sexually transmitted. According to NBC DFW:
The first person in Dallas County has been infected with the Zika virus without traveling outside the U.S., becoming the first person to acquire the virus in the country, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The patient was infected through sexual contact, not through a mosquito bite, according to county health officials.