Monday August 21, 2017

Archive for the ‘Social’ Category

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…

Boutique fat-shames woman after bad review

A woman who gave a clothing store in Florida a bad review on Facebook says the boutique publicly fat-shamed her and sent her harassing text messages in retaliation. Amanda Gifford claims her nightmare experience with Kelly Brett Boutique began when the Tallahassee store refused to exchange or refund a dress that was too small. From there, Gifford said that the situation “spiraled way out of control.”  More…

Hackers can ruin your life with just two numbers

Cybercriminals are using a simple trick to steal people’s mobile phone numbers, move them to a different carrier and use the stolen number to gain access to the victim’s other personal information, including their bank accounts. In most instances, fraudsters simply need an account number for your mobile provider and your date of birth.  More…

We should thank millennials for ruining these terrible products

According to Business Insider, millennials are “Killing Chains Like Buffalo Wild Wings and Applebee’s.” This isn’t the first thing that we’ve killed by stubbornly refusing to spend money on it. Last year millennials got accused of wiping out everything from mass-market beers like Budweiser and Coors to the diamond industry to bar soap.  More…

Schwarzenegger says you can have four Hummers and still save planet

Arnold Schwarzenegger has four Hummers and likes nothing better than getting up at 5am to ride his Harley Davidson to the beach for breakfast. Yet "The Terminator" star insists that should not stop him being an environmental evangelist.  More…

College melts down over plan for white people-free day on campus

After protesters at a Washington state college called for a day without white people, a biology professor says he no longer feels safe on campus — and student activists complain they’re being vilified by conservative media.  More…

Columnist who defended NRA quits after being suspended

A conservative columnist who was suspended by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch after she defended the National Rifle Association from comparisons to ISIS fired back with her resignation and a series of targeted tweets.  More…

This is the smartest thing an airline has done all year

Delta has canceled its “International Media Day” in wake of a viral video that showed one of its employees threatening a California dad with jail time and kicking him and his family off a flight, the airline said on its website.  More…

Eating cereal from a square bowl will make you feel fuller

Eating breakfast cereal from a square bowl will make you feel fuller than eating the same amount from a round one, new research has found. A similar effect was noted among those eating standing up against those who ate sitting down. Eating cereal from a square bowl increased the brain’s perception of nutrition, and left the brain feeling more nourished as a result.  More…

YouTubers who made kids cry with extreme prank lose custody

The dad and stepmom under fire for a viral YouTube video pranking their kids lost custody of two of them to their biological mother. Emergency custody was granted Friday after the Maryland couple, Mike and Heather Martin, shared a video last month of an alarming stunt that made their 9-year-old son Cody burst into tears.  More…

Good Samaritan makes bank after returning $676 check

It actually pays to be a good person. That’s the lesson Sergio Juarez learned after he returned a $676 cashier’s check he found on the street to its owner — who, in turn, set up a GoFundMe campaign for the good Samaritan that already raised nearly $10,000 as of Tuesday.  More…

Boy hangs himself after his girlfriend pranked her death

An 11-year-old Michigan boy hanged himself after his 13-year-old girlfriend faked her own suicide as part of a “manipulative” social media prank, his mother said.  More…

Richard Simmons speaks out for the first time in three years

After being hospitalized for stomach problems on Monday, Richard Simmons has spoken directly to his fans for the first time in three years. “Hello to everyone who has shown concern for me and sent their good wishes,” the fitness guru told People in a statement on Wednesday, “You will never know how much it means to me. Aren’t you sick of hearing and reading about me?! LOL.  More…

PETA Says Milk is a ‘Symbol of White Supremacy’

PETA’s shenanigans vary from the absurd to the downright offensive. From likening rape survivors to pigs and cows, to calling Pokémon a form of animal cruelty, PETA’s efforts to “save the animals” always make the headlines—and with good reason: they’re completely absurd. The latest? “Did you know that milk has long been a symbol used by white supremacists?”  More…

Why this woman’s extremely boring videos still go viral

The thought of a wood-burning oven doesn’t usually get people hot under the collar. But a YouTube regular called Farm Girl has been turning up the heat with her review of a rocket stove — for two obvious reasons. The busty woman, dressed in a tight gray top, turns the dull review into something more titillating by captivating viewers.  More…