In 1920s – 1960s Germany, there was a trend to pose in a photo with a person in a polar bear costume. In thousands of photos, the bear doesn’t change much in looks or poses, but history advances around the polar bear: from smiling beachgoers to smiling Nazis to smiling American G.I.s.
Teff, the staple food crop of Ethiopia, is a highly nutritious “superfood” like quinoa. After US and European health food trends created a huge demand for quinoa, prices skyrocketed in Bolivia, where it is a staple food. Fearing their own food shortage, Ethiopia banned the export of teff in 2006.
This whole “influencer” culture absolutely baffles me.
These people are famous for what?
And we’re supposed to follow them why?
Plus, apparently a whole lot of them are totally annoying. Are these people serious?
Let’s go to the evidence…
1. Free tickets needed.
2. Free rent, please!
3. That’s kind of sad…
4. Gimme gimme gimme.
If you give me your products for free, I will write good reviews because I’m a social media influencer (This person wrote that instead of an actual review. They thought the review section is where you can solicit business) from ChoosingBeggars
6. Thanks, but no thanks.
Makeup Brand DMed beauty guru about sending her their product for free and in turn she would post a video using the product on her page. The company replied rudely when she told them she has a fee for doing that. from ChoosingBeggars
7. Sounds like a scam to me…
8. I’ll give you exposure!
My friend does nails from home and entitled “influencer” wants to trade exposure for free nails, takes to insulting her job and kids when her offer is declined. Will post backstory in comments from ChoosingBeggars
9. “Oh boy” is right.
10. What a deal.
Have you had any infuriating interactions with so-called “influencers”?
Tell us all about it in the comments. Ugh!
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Internet fads come and go – some are destined for lasting greatness, others are doomed to become obscure punchlines.
Luckily, the internet is forever, so even the more niche trends get permanently archived, like in this #BroomstickChallenge compilation.
Okay so NASA said today was the only day a broom can stand up on its own because of the gravitational pull…I didn’t believe it at first but OMG! pic.twitter.com/M0HCeemyGt
— mk (@mikaiylaaaaa) February 10, 2020
This all started, apparently, with a viral twitter video claiming that “NASA said” your broom could stand up on its own today only (because…gravity? I guess?).
For the record, that’s not how anything works. Getting a broom to stand up on its own is just a balancing trick, and no special circumstances are required.
But it was one of those ideas that creates an itch in the human brain. A feeling of “That’s dumb…I wanna try it.” And thus… a meme was born.
Enjoy how people made fun of other people on the internet.
1. Twitter got in on the fun
— Gabriella Thomas (@GabbyGabbs24) February 11, 2020
2. Then historians chimed in
— Fred Rewey (@GodFadr) February 11, 2020
3. Retail employees everywhere were deeply annoyed
— Jay Tea (@Josh_TheBoss2) February 11, 2020
4. The “Nobody:” meme got used in a big way
Broomsticks in a kitchen right now: pic.twitter.com/92E9PqhFn7
— DOT SMOKE (@DDotOmen) February 11, 2020
5. Demons were summoned
— Bri Fantana (@BlatantlyBri) February 11, 2020
6. Interventions were held
— Lexie May Hudson (@LexieMayHudson) February 11, 2020
7. Walmarts were ruined
8. The 1% sneered at us
9. Salem was unimpressed
10. People were distracted
11. Judgement was passed
12. Some good came of it all
13. Contrarians talked about how they weren’t talking about it
14. Classics were invoked
15. Reality peeked back in
Where does the #BroomstickChallenge rank in the great memes of history?
Tell us your scholarly opinion in the comments.
Trends come and go throughout the years. What’s hot one minute is considered pretty lame a minute later. It can sure be hard to keep up, am I right?
Well, here’s one trend I hope sticks around for many years because 1). It’s pretty hilarious, and 2). It’s quite festive! A company called Firebox sells Christmas lights for beards, and I have to say, this may be the best idea I’ve seen in quite a while.
Not enough room in your living space for a tree? Make your face fuzz festive instead and bring Christmas with you…
The lights can be nestled comfortably into your bushy beard, and the battery pack is small enough to fit in there and not cause you any issues, so everybody’s a winner here!
The reviews don’t lie, either:
“Absolutly [sic] hysterical and was one of the main talking points during Christmas in our house. Lovley [sic] bright LED’s, good functions and apparently the clips were comfortable!”
“Bought as a joke gift for Christmas for my daughters husband who has a very bushy beard. Thought the kids would love it.”
“Brilliant product, bought for my hairy son. Lit up his night shift!”
Also, there are some other companies out there that sell similar products if you want to shop around. One thing fellas: you gotta grow your own beard, so get going on that, okay?
It really is the most wonderful time of the year! Are you gonna get in on this trend? If you do, you’ll be “lit”. Get it? If you do this, let’s see your photos in the comments!
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Fingernails? I get it. You want them to be pretty and you want to show them off to the world.
Toenails? Yikes. Especially the really long ones. They’re nightmare fuel. Also, how is this practical? Seems like you would constantly be tearing them or breaking them. Ouch.
Are these toenails real or fake? We’re no 100% sure, but we can say with confidence that we are pretty creeped out.
2. My eyes!
3. Please be careful
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8. Something might start living under those
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9. Horror show
10. Another angle
12. This takes the cake
13. Just puked
14. Large and in charge
15. Okay, we’ve all had enough
Okay, time to bleach my eyeballs.
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Remember the days when you were young? What was the “cool” trend back then? For me, it was playing with POGS, listening to West Coast gangsta rap (RIP Tupac!) and wearing FUBU jeans.
AskReddit users bravely went on the record and shared the trends they got wrapped up in as youngsters that now make them cringe.
“In my day, we put as much gel in our hair as we could and angled it up like a ski slope. Hair was solid as a rock.”
“Wearing skirts over jeans “
3. Those were HUGE
“Big Johnson t-shirts…. damn I was a douche.”
4. This is amazing
“I grew up on a farm outside of a small town (population was just over 500) in the Midwest. The nearest hot topic was two hours away, but I wasn’t allowed to go in it anyways. Ever seen an emo kid on a horse sorting cattle? Wore knee high converses instead of my boots. And the eyeliner…oh god the eyeliner.”
5. They were EVERYWHERE
“The Ed Hardy T-shirts.”
6. Punk rock
“Studded belts. Studded belts everywhere.”
7. I remember…
“Late ’90s when everything had stripes on the side. Shirts, jeans… Yeah that and the ball chain necklace.”
8. She did you a favor
“For me, JNCOs. I wanted a chain wallet, but my mom wouldn’t let me have one. I now understand why.”
“Nothing said suave like a popped collar on a Ralph Lauren polo shirt.”
10. The point?
“Early 2000’s when wearing two belts was a thing for a bit. Neither in the belt loops, totally nonfunctional.”
11. Glitter everywhere
“I used Bath & Body Works roll on glitter religiously (Cucumber Melon obviously). But I used so much of it that instead of having a little sparkle under my eyes, my skin was tinted green and caked with glitter.”
12. Your role model
“I used to wear those black button down shirts with fire at the bottom, like the kind Guy Fieri wears. I don’t know if it was an actual trend or not but it still makes me cringe.”
13. You had your time
“I mean really looking at it now. Crotch chopping and telling people to suck it was really my generation’s version of “The Dab.”
“Those nylon breakdancing pants with all the zippers. Those zippers hurt.”
15. Pure ’90s
“I bought into the classic ’90s trends that immediately come to mind. the butterfly clips, frosted lips and eyes, platform shoes… all very spice girls. i am having to relive it because my 12 year old is now into the same things. except instead of pulling back strands of hair with butterfly clips, she’s clipping them haphazardly throughout her entire mane. i cannot wait for the trend to die!”
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Jean Industry: CHECK OUT THESE JEAN PANTIES, Y’ALL!
Seriously, this is not an exaggeration. It’s pretty much exactly how it played out when fashion brand Sense came out with these truly baffling Jean Panties, which I’m calling Janties.
They look like a denim diaper, except that they are intended for adult women to wear.
Is it underwear? Is it shorts? IT’S BOTH, says the company. Janties can be worn either under or over your pants. They also cost $315, so…yeah. Here we are.
People on social media are very confused and upset about the denim panties situation. They must be so uncomfortable! The chafing!
HOW do i feel about $300 denim panties, you ask? well i’ll tell you how i feel. utterly and thoroughly chafed pic.twitter.com/YYQ9v5dZ6b
— Safiya Nygaard (@safiyajn) March 29, 2019
Seriously, these things can’t possibly be good for your vajeana (haha get it?).
For that instant yeast infection…
— AmandaWaltzCP (@AWaltzCP) March 29, 2019
And also, when and where would you wear janties?!?! I can’t think of a single appropriate time.
To what occasion can you actually wear denim panties??? pic.twitter.com/Qb0u0Bn7ai
— lil power move (@DopeLifeOfTot) March 26, 2019
Although at least one person is kinda into it.
[arriving in hell]
me: i didn't know i'd have to wear what i died in forever
satan: where did you even find denim underwear
— shen the bird (@Shen_the_Bird) March 30, 2019
And others have pointed out that CERTAIN celebrities will probably actually wear these, ahem.
I would prob take a bet that a Kardashian/Jenner would wear them or someone in that crowd looking for attention. I just don’t understand why. Jeans are fancy going out pants lol yoga pants or leggings for me and cotton panties or none
— Kista G-S (@KisStew) March 27, 2019
For better or worse, this is the world that we live in now. A world where janties exist, somewhere in a warehouse, waiting to be shipped to Kendall Jenner.
— quitedo (@q1t3d0) March 29, 2019
At least jean panties make for a lot of good puns.
BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE!
The janties are SOLD OUT.
— someecards (@someecards) April 3, 2019
What. Is. This. Life.
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One of the fun things about the internet is that it allows a lot of people to come together and revel in their shared insanity. You can put up a crazy theory about literally anything and you’ll probably find scores of other strangers who want to play along.
Well, that’s exactly what happened with all this Vans business. It all started when @lanacutherlip posted this little gem:
Did you know it doesn’t matter how you throw your vans they will land facing up pic.twitter.com/nKVJCncW4H
— lana m!sses tøp (@lanacutherlip) March 2, 2019
Of course, everyone else needed to get it on the action:
I learned today that no matter how you throw your vans they always land right side up… pic.twitter.com/1um0UXpbxW
— Bryce (@BryceMckenney1) March 3, 2019
And a new meme was born.
— ERIC ALESTAN FRAZIER (@EricAlestan) March 4, 2019
Naturally, parents just didn’t understand.
— Kris (@Sw0rnT0Death) March 4, 2019
But neither did anyone else.
— Vanencia (@vannyydevito) March 4, 2019
Some people even took the challenge to new heights…
— Katie Chrystler (@kchrystler) March 4, 2019
While others thought they had it figured out…
— Twitter Moments (@TwitterMoments) March 4, 2019
And of course, everyone else tried to debunk the theory (yes! science!)
— Josh Kennedy-Noce (@Joshkn) March 4, 2019
It just didn’t work every time
— Nathan Graham (@TheNathanGraham) March 4, 2019
— Ruby (@tiedyetwerp) March 4, 2019
But this is Twitter after all, so we had to up the ante somehow…
I’ll see your vans and raise you crocs pic.twitter.com/du9W6d7d68
— Dak (@RidiculousDak) March 5, 2019
But the Crocs theory seemed to hold up…
— Zimran Lawrence (@Zimran_Lawrence) March 5, 2019
Mind blown…it works with CROCS TOO!!! pic.twitter.com/SwcxvF8aP8
— Susan (@susanna__07) March 5, 2019
Oh, Twitter… sometimes I worry about you. But you do keep me entertained…
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Figuring out what’s going to go viral is a seemingly impossible task. The ways in which an idea/theme/meme somehow manages to captivate the internet is a mystery to most us. Take, for instance, the latest trend of moth memes. Why in the world did it get so popular? There’s simply no telling.
It all started with this Reddit post:
Seems innocent enough, right? Probably something people would casually scroll by and not think twice about. But then someone responded.
And for some strange reason, people were inspired by this, and now the moth/lamp memes are EVERYWHERE. Here is a shining example.
You might say that people “saw the light” (c’mon, good one, right?).
And they just keep coming.
Why are people so obsessed with the moth memes? We really don’t know – it’s just one of those inexplicable viral trends that just happens sometimes.
Wow, that’s a lot to take in. Let’s see how long this particular trend lasts before something even weirder takes over.