This Is What Happens When You Try To Steal The Hood Ornament Off Of A Rolls Royce

It was pretty common to see cars stripped of their hood ornaments and emblems when I was growing up.  I’m not entirely sure what got the movement started, but it wasn’t uncommon to see them mounted on bicycles and made into chains around town.

Luxury cars were the typical targets, but Honda and Acura badges were also indiscriminately picked up.  It was so bad in some areas that “debadging” a car became a trend, where owners would cut and shave off emblems until the metal was flush with the rest of the car.  

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                             People are paying to have these made now                 etsy

I’ve never seen a Rolls Royce emblem on a chain or bike, and it turns out that there’s a good reason for that

The Spirit of Ecstasy, which is the obnoxious name they came up with for their emblem, is as brilliantly engineered as the rest of the vehicle.

Recognizing the problem of emblem theft over a decade ago, they’ve addressed the issue through a brilliantly overengineered mechanism that retracts the emblem when tampered with.  It can be restored once the car’s owner shows up and pops it back up from the inside.

You can see one of their top salesmen demo the feature below.

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“Steve From Virginia” Was Climbing Trump Tower In The Middle Of Manhattan And No One Knows Why

Traffic around Trump Tower came to a halt today when a man later identified as “Steve from Virginia” was seen scaling the side of the building using nothing but four oversized suction cups and a backpack.

People spotted him on the wrong side of the 5th floor a little after 4 PM today

By 4:45 PM, police had cut a hole through an air vent in an attempt to grab him as he scaled the tower

Which prompted him to move to a side of a building with no vents, forcing the police to smash a window open instead

Which is when he exchanged words with police and identified himself 

Clear shots of his face made their way to social media

And shortly before 6 PM, this video was uncovered and began circulating on YouTube, where Steve cites that his sole reason for climbing is to meet Donald Trump

Around 6:30 PM, police were able to yank Steve from Virginia indoors

Videos and pictures are still being posted all over social media of the daring stunt

#LetSteveClimb began trending on Twitter before he was taken in

Everyone is still confused, but that didn’t stop the memes from popping up

And they’re pretty decent off the bat

In the end, he was wheeled out on a stretcher

We’ll fill you in as soon as news is released.

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Body Shamers Started Hating On This Olympic Gymnast And The Internet Came To Her Aid

You have to be a special kind of idiot to body shame an Olympian. Their bodies, for years, have been stretched and developed and pushed to the limits of the human anatomy for them to be the best at what they do.

But because the internet is full of people who like to sit back and say that they could do something better than a f*cking OLYMPIC ATHLETE, we’re treated to wonderful tweets like this.

Which translates to:

“Alexa Moreno, another example of pseudo athletes sent by the CONADE [Mexico’s National Commission for Physical Culture and Sport] just to fullfill the quota.”

Alexa Moreno, a Mexican gymnast, is getting hated on by people like the moron above, for being “fat” and “out of shape.”

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Despite the fact that she’s able to perform amazing feats of athleticism like this:

…bullies are still being total jerk faces.

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“Exclusive pictures of Alexa Moreno at the end of her gymnastic routine.”

However, the internet wasn’t going to let a bunch of jabronis roast an elite, professional athlete.

“Congratulations to #AlexaMoreno for your great participation in the Olympics! One more reason to be proud despite all the criticism.”

Seriously, how stupid do you have to be to insult an Olympian?!

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An Olympic Swimming Pool Turned Green And No One Knows Why

You’ve probably heard about how Rio’s sea water is so polluted that only three teaspoons is enough to make an athlete seriously ill. Well, it’s spreading to the pools too. Athletes and tourists have been flocking to social media to ask why this pool seems to have turned green overnight…

And apparently it’s not just this pool…

For reference, here’s a picture of the pool a few days ago.

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And here’s the underwater camera from yesterday and again from today.

The reason for the swamp-like color? No one seems to know. No one that should know why, anyway. BBC commentator Bob Ballard asked an organizer and got a less than reassuring “I don’t know.” 

Regardless of the fact, the women’s 10m synchronized diving finals still took place in the pool. With viewers and athletes taking to Twitter to joke about the situation.

And everyone who thinks they know their science has been offering explanations. Aimee Lewis of the BBC explains:

“An American photographer in the press room suggests that perhaps organisers did not “shock” the water overnight.”

“‘You know, it’s like back home, if you don’t shock the pool water it turns green. It doesn’t look nice, but it isn’t dangerous,’ he says.”

“If chlorine levels drop, even for one day, it can turn green because of an algae outbreak. Having never owned a pool let alone needed to clean one, I just nod sagely.”

While this Twitter user blames someone forgetting to put the chlorine in:

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Whatever the reason, it doesn’t look very inviting. 

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19 People Fess Up To Having Sex In Beds They Shouldn't Have

Boundaries are a really important thing to have.  There’s a line in your relationship with those in your life that really shouldn’t be crossed if you want to maintain a healthy relationship with them.

Unfortunately, some people cross those lines…repeatedly.  Despite having access to many other beds for sex, these people seem to be hooked on hooking up in someone else’s bedroom.

Some recognize how lucky they were to not get caught, and others literally stopped caring, even looking forward to the next opportunity to do so.  

Here are 19 confessions from people that can’t seem to get it on unless they’re in someone else’s bed, and we’re not talking about the person they’re hooking up with’s.

  1. Fun Fact: They were doing the same

  2. At least buy her new sheets

  3. Someone isn’t telling the whole story with this one

  4. Translation: Once

  5. Probably the same reason they enjoy doing it there too

  6. That’s just disrespectful

  7. I guess we know why he’s her ex now

  8. You’re the reason why people wrap their furniture in plastic

  9. Plot Twist: They feel the same way about having sex on yours whenever you’re out of the house

  10. They fixed it a few times before, you just did a bad job of it

  11. Condumb

  12. Lifehack: Use the bedpost

  13. Rude

  14. Doesn’t she have her own room?

  15. That’s a sales pitch if I’ve ever heard one

  16. You’re supposed to have a chair in your room designated for that

  17. That’s one way to earn a sibling’s resentment

  18. And this is clearly another

  19. I’m sure he would’ve been OK literally anywhere else, but whatever

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21 People That Shouldn't Be Allowed To Post On The Internet

We’ve all come across a post or two that made us wince.  Maybe it was from someone you met while out of state, or a family member of a good friend that you’ve met once or twice.  

Occasionally though, we see a post that makes our soul wince.  A few people did, and decided to screecap the posts so everyone else has to suffer through what they did.

  1. Like this wife who posted her husband’s late night browsing history on Facebook instead of talking to him about it

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  2. Or this guy that should’ve probably sent a PM instead

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  3. This fact-checking movie critic

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  4. This really, really single guy

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  5. This catch

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  6. This well-wisher

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  7. This hair enthusiast

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  8. This exotic food connoisseur

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  9. This man that needs to have something explained to him

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  10. This aspiring scholar

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  11. Or this grateful gift receiver

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  12. This grateful spouse

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  13. This guy that reconnects with people once a year

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  14. This. Just…all of this.

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  15. This apologetic daughter

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  16. This curious individual

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  17. This entrepreneur

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  18. Hopefully she isn’t talking about her son

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  19. This apologetic soul

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  20. This guy that loves surprising people

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  21. And this Prince Charming

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A Stray Pup Tagged Along A 155-Mile Race Until She Found Her Forever Home

Any dog owner knows just how loyal pups can be— they’ll trot alongside you to the ends of the Earth. But this usually happens once a dog joins your family, not before. 

One little dog, however, found her person and was determined to get adopted. The pup spotted extreme marathon runner Dion Leonard at the beginning of the  4 Deserts Gobi March 2016, a 6-day, 155-mile race through China’s largest desert. 

On the first day of the race, a stray dog joined in, running alongside the human participants.

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The little pup committed to the cause, keeping up with the runners for the first 22-mile stretch. Leonard had noticed her at the runner’s camp, but assumed she’d wander off eventually. 

But she showed up again ready for day two.

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“On Day 2, I was at the start line for the race stage and she was standing next to me looking up at me,” Leonard told The Dodo. “I thought to myself this little dog isn’t going to last very long at my side as we raced off, but she ended up running the whole day and 23 miles distance.” Once the two finished the second stretch, they were inseparable, and Leonard named his new running Buddy Gobi. 

Gobi accompanied her new BFF for day three of the race.

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She happily trotted along for 26-miles.”For a little dog Gobi certainly has a big heart and some pace to match,” Leonard said.

Unfortunately, Gobi had to sit out for the next two days because of extreme weather. However, organizers gave her a ride Instead to the ending point so she could be wait for Leonards arrival. 

Gobi joined in for the sixth and final day— and she and Leonard crossed the finish together. She ran over half of the 155-mile race.

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But the two buddies couldn’t just go their separate ways after the experience. Leonard is hoping to bring Gobi home to Scotland so they can be a family (are you overwhelmed by the cuteness yet?)

The process won’t be easy. Getting a dog cleared to enter the UK is a long process, involving money, medical checks, and even a four-mouth quarantine. But Leonard is determined to bring his pup home. Gobi is currently staying with a friend in China until she can reunite with her dad.

In the meantime, they’ve set up a CrowdFunder page where supporters can donate to cover Gobi’s moving costs.

“Gobi picked me to be her pal for life” Leonard said. “So I am doing what I can with some great support from around the word to make this happen.” 

We can barely handle the cuteness. Here’s to hoping they can reunite soon! (h/t the dodo)

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These Siblings Are Making A Baby Together But It's Not What You Think

There’s really no “normal” way to parent anymore— at this point, we’ve heard it all… From celebrities spitting pre-chewed food into their toddlers’ mouths to families forgoing “the system” to rear “free-range” children who don’t wear shoes and eat every plant they see. However, one taboo remains: having a kid with your sibling. Except in a few cases— like the case of Samuel Leighton-Dore and his sister.

It’s not weird— we promise. Although, we admit his blog post about the scenario starts off rather oddly: “I’m going to have a baby with my sister, and we couldn’t be more excited.”

Leighton-Dore, who is gay, plans to have a child with his partner— but wants the child to actually be a genetic combination of the two of them. “The only possible chance my partner and I have of waving our respective biological flags in our future kid’s DNA is if my sister donates an egg for my partner’s sperm,” he wrote in a post on parenting blog Mamamia. “No, she won’t be carrying the baby—just offering up the bun for another yet-to-be-determined woman’s oven.”

This hypothetical baby may not happen for a while, though. 

Leighton-Dore said he and his partner won’t be starting a family for quite some time, but they are planning ahead.

So, he asked his sister while they were both “a little drunk at a family function,” (the best time to ask for anything). And it seemed to work: he wrote that she “squealed in delight at the prospect.”

Whatever happens, this will be one lucky kid. 

Just read the last line of the blogpost.

And yeah, our family story might have a few extra narrative beats, a few extra laughs, and a few extra challenges. But one thing’s for sure, when the time comes – it’ll always be told with unconditional love.

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Eric Trump Says Strong Women Like His Sister Don't 'Allow' Themselves To Be Sexually Harassed

Its been pretty easy for me to stay politically neutral this election cycle because I’m voting for the Giant Meteor to come in and do what’s right.  Some folks think I have a pretty negative outlook on things, but I digress.

You see, when Donald Trump was asked what would happen if his daughter. Ivanka Trump, found herself being sexually harassed in the workplace, his response was:

“I would like to think she would find another career or find another company if that was the case.”

You heard right, folks!  When it comes to sexual harassment, if the lewd comments and uninvited advances make the victim uncomfortable, then they should be the ones to leave.  

Surely though, his son, who is much younger and more connected to the favorite Trump daughter, would take a different stance on the topic.  

When a CBS host asked Eric if he thought that bringing the harassment to the attention of human resources was a better answer, he and his haircut answered

And yet somehow, Eric manage to make things worse

“Ivanka is a strong, powerful woman. She wouldn’t allow herself to be objected to it. And by the way, you should certainly take it up with human resources. And I think she definitely would, as a strong person. At the same time, I don’t think she would allow herself to be subjected to it.”

It’s like the old saying goes; From a bad crow, a bad egg.  I’m sure someone in the campaign is going to ‘clarify’ this faux pas in the next day or two since the premise behind being sexually harassed has someone saying or doing something without permission to begin with.  Blaming the victim is obviously not the answer to sexual harassment in the workplace.  Not by a long shot.

People tweeted their disgust the blatant victim-blaming the Trumps have pushed

 Waiting to hear how we’ve all taken his quoted answer out of context.

(h/t wp)

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28 Hilarious Passive Aggressive Notes Written Purely Out Of Love

One time I smoked four bowls of weed of weed that was just too strong. I mean it was so strong it was just criminal, really. I did it while hanging out with friends. It was the first time I went to go visit them in their new place and well, we had a lot of fun and I took it a little too far with the amount of pot I smoked.

I ended up passing out on their couch while they played videogames and when I woke up, it was 6 a.m. and everyone was asleep. I was fine physically, but felt like a crappy friend because I just freaking zonked out in the middle of a chill session.

So I wrote them a note meekly apologizing for underestimation of the strength of my dank-ass Blue Dream. Because leaving notes is the polite thing to do. And these people know that.

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