Tuesday January 23, 2018

Archive for the ‘Social’ Category

Ikea offers discount if you pee on their new ad

Ikea’s latest magazine ad in Sweden is causing a splash thanks to its revolutionary built-in pregnancy test, which expectant mothers can claim for a discount on cribs. The ad uses a similar technology to your standard pregnancy test, but rather than yes or no symbols showing up, the page will give you a coupon for discounted cribs if you’re pregnant.  More…

Student falls to her death while jumping in air for photo on cliff

A student plunged 200 feet to her death while posing for a photo at the edge of a cliff, an inquest heard. The girl had asked a stranger to take her picture but as she jumped in the air for a shot, the 23-year-old lost her footing and plummeted 200 feet from the cliff edge.  More…

‘Ghost car’ appears out of nowhere in crash footage

Dashcam footage of a “ghost car” that appears out of thin air before causing an accident at a busy intersection in Singapore has social media users spooked. In the puzzling footage, a silver car mysteriously pops into the frame and collides with a white BMW before sliding out of view.  More…

Suspected bomber to Trump: ‘You failed to protect’ America

Port Authority bomber Akayed Ullah wanted to send a message straight to the White House: “Trump you failed to protect your nation.” That’s what the 27-year-old ISIS adherent wrote on his Facebook page while on his way to blow himself up at the transit hub.  More…

Woman dies while trying to take a selfie

A woman known for documenting her travels on social media fell to her death while trying to snap a selfie. Toni Kelly, 20, a New Zealander living in London, died after plunging out of a second-story window and suffering a severe brain injury.  More…

The rogue Twitter employee who deactivated Trump’s account

The rogue Twitter employee who briefly deactivated President Trump’s account has finally revealed himself. Bahtiyar Duysak, a Cal State Hayward grad, had been working for the social media giant as a contractor when he decided to deactivate the @realDonaldTrump twitter account.  More…

Indiana ‘Night Nurse’ whose tweet about white women sparked investigation ‘no longer’ with hospital

Taiyesha Baker, a nurse at Indiana University Health, allegedly posted a tweet Friday saying that white women are raising sons who are "rapists," "racists" and "killers." “Every white woman raises a detriment to society when they raise a son. Someone with the HIGHEST propensity to be a terrorist, rapist, racist, killer, and domestic violence all star. Historically every son you had should be sacrificed to the wolves b___,” the tweet read.  More…

David Cassidy’s daughter Katie reveals his sad last words

David Cassidy’s last words were heartbreaking. “Words cant express the solace our family’s received from all the love & support during this trying time. My father’s last words were ‘So much wasted time,’” Cassidy’s daughter, “Arrow” star Katie Cassidy, tweeted Friday.  More…

Woman raises more than $300,000 for homeless man who rescued her

Kate McClure didn’t expect to run out of gas on her drive to Philadelphia last month. And she definitely didn’t expect that her misfortune would give her the opportunity to change someone else’s life. Pulled over on the side of I-95, McClure, 27, was approached by a homeless man named Johnny. He went to a nearby gas station, used his last $20 to fill up her car.  More…

Students love Trump’s tax plan…when told it’s Bernie’s

President Donald Trump’s proposal for comprehensive tax reform was immediately dismissed as heartless and impractical by his political opponents. When the same ideas are packaged under Bernie Sanders’ name, however, liberal college students excitedly endorsed them.  More…

Sonoma County officials opted not to send mass alert on deadly fire

As fires burned across the North Bay late Sunday, Sonoma County considered sending a mass alert to cell phones in the region to warn of the rapidly spreading flames. But county officials decided against it, worried that doing so might create widespread panic and hinder the ability of first responders to combat the blazes. As of Wednesday evening, 13 people were confirmed dead in the Sonoma County fires, and officials expected the total to rise.  More…

Warriors blast ‘terrible’ Sports Illustrated cover on unity

Warriors star Stephen Curry and coach Steve Kerr are part of SI’s attempt to show how sports have united in the wake of a national divide about many social and political issues, but specifically in recent days about President Donald Trump’s clash with professional leagues.  More…

Customers Angry After National Anthem Silenced At Buffalo Wild Wings

The National Anthem is the focus of controversy again, this time at a bar in Riverside County. Customers at a Buffalo Wild Wings in Eastvale say an employee refused to let them hear the anthem before an NFL game Monday night – which happened to be the 16th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.  More…

ESPN took political correctness to a ridiculous new low

ESPN became a laughingstock Wednesday for pulling veteran announcer Robert Lee off a University of Virginia football game because his name is too close to Robert E. Lee, the Confederate general dead for nearly 150 years. In trying to offend no one, they’ve offended just about everyone.  More…

YouTube Daredevil Pleads Guilty in Death-Defying Jumps Off Orange County Buildings, Cliffs

A 28-year-old man known as the masked thrill-seeker “8booth,” notorious for videos of his death-defying leaps off buildings and cliffs in Laguna Beach and Newport Beach, was sentenced Friday to probation, community service and a day in Orange County Jail after pleading guilty to four misdemeanors.  More…