Chrissy Teigen Starts Basketball Rumor About LeBron James And It Ends Up Being True

Chrissy Teigen Starts Basketball Rumor About LeBron James And It Ends Up Being True

Chrissy Teigen’s not just a model, TV personality, amazing cook with a penchant for delicious recipes, and Queen of Twitter who shuts trolls down by reminding them of her net worth, she’s also a clairvoyant.

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Or at least an unintentional one.

Teigen recently became an accidental Nostradamus after tweeting that she wanted to start some basketball rumors

People were immediately interested in whatever trouble she was going to start. Because, knowing Teigen, it would be hilarious. Some got in on the action and served up some suggestions of their own.

Teigen ultimately settled on this extremely improbable one: that she spot LeBron James at an embroidery shop in Los Angeles getting his name put on a Jersey.

Now this was before it was officially announced that “The King” would leave the Cavs to go to another franchise. The league’s top player can have his choice of any team in the NBA and any one would be happy to have him.

Now there was a lot of talk of LeBron going to the Philadelphia 76ers or Boston Celtics…there weren’t many arguing that he’d head to LA. Yet here we are. And Teigen “called it” in a few hilarious tweets. She even provided “proof” of her made-up rumor.

Apparently some people didn’t get the memo beforehand and took Teigen’s claims seriously.

Which Teigen had the perfect response for.

As did many of her followers.

All of the joking was tickling Twitter pink…but it only got better when it was officially announced that James had indeed joined the Lakers.

Now Teigen found herself in an amazing situation: there were a bunch of people who were in on the original joke, and some who honestly thought she had inside knowledge of James’ move to the Lakers.

Which she found absolutely hilarious, of course.

It’s crazy to think that her joke actually came true.

For everyone who honestly thought that Teigen’s tweet wasn’t in jest and LeBron actually went to an embroidery shop…

…bless your hearts.

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Woman Reported Missing By Her Mom Ends Up On 'The Bachelor'

The sad reality of “missing persons” is that in most cases, the individuals aren’t missing at all: they’re usually dead.

In order for law enforcement to legally declare someone dead, there has to be a body. And if there’s no body, then that individual is reported as missing, unless someone files a petition for the person to be declared dead in absence.

Rebekah Martinez was officially declared missing by her mother on November 18th, 2017, but thankfully she wasn’t missing or harmed at all.

Even though she was featured in a cover story placed by the Northcoast Journal, Rebekah Martinez was never in any danger.

The last Rebekah’s mother heard, her daughter left home in Fresno to go and work on marijuana farm in Humboldt county. She called police in the area to report her daughter as missing, which is what prompted the publication to include the young woman’s photo in their cover story.

After posting the article on Facebook, the Northcoast Journal asked users if they recognized anyone in the list.

Amy Bonner O’Brien, from Trinidad, noticed that one of the faces looked very familiar: she was a contestant on the most current season of The Bachelor. She immediately phoned police to let them know that the woman who was reported missing was currently on a reality TV program, making her not much of a missing person.

Rebekah posted a few weeks ago that she was going to get off of social media and be away from her phone for a few weeks, but apparently, her mother didn’t get the memo.

And then, on November 22nd, a few weeks later, like she promised, she was back on social media announcing that her technology fast was over, she was back online, and that she was going to be a contestant on the upcoming season of The Bachelor.

Martinez, after hearing the news, seems to have taken the whole thing mix-up in stride.

And even roasted herself for this her adorable driver’s license photograph.

The story’s being picked up by a bunch of media outlets, which will only help Rebekah’s career. She’s been captioning stills from the show on her social media account with illuminating messages like the one below:

In her defense though, her account’s been pretty great even before she was on The Bachelor.

Martinez is one of the show’s younger contestants at 22-years-old, and the age difference between her and this season’s main dude, 35-year-old Arie Luyendyk Jr., has a bunch of people talking.

Something she’s not really happy about.

At the very least she seems to be getting a kick out of her Instagram comments.

And a kick out of weird face-morphing apps.

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Wife's Dying Wish To Husband Ends Up Being A Hilarious Practical Joke

When Phedre Nicol was battling cancer in 2013 at the age of 69, she gave her husband, Nigel, strict instructions should she pass away. Those instructions? Keep watering the plants in their South Africa home. 

And when Phedre lost her battle in the same year, Nigel, now 73, started keeping that promise. And he’s been watering the ferns in their bathroom for years. Though he probably did wonder why there were puddles of water on the floor every time he watered them. 

Fast forward to 2018, and Nigel is moving into a retirement home. The ferns were still in such good shape, that he decided to pack them along with his belongings. Only then did he realize that how wife has been playing a prank on him this entire time. 

Daughter Antonia, a firefighter from London, explained the prank on Twitter…

Yes, Phedre has had Nigel watering plastic for a few years. Antonia explained to The Mirror that no one else was in on the prank…

Antonia explains that her father was so “overcome with grief,” he religiously watered the plants. The couple had apparently always been pranksters…

She goes on to explain what the discovery meant for her father…

And the reaction it got from social media was even more heartwarming. 

Nigel even reenacted the watering of the ferns for his new fans…

To say this is peak relationship goals is an understatement…

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Man Tries Killing Spiders With Blowtorch, Ends Up Setting House On Fire

Anyone with an unnatural and irrational fear of spiders (ie, everyone, so it’s pretty natural and rational, actually) has dreamt about burning them all with a flamethrower.

It’s kind of a running joke online too, about people burning their houses down after spotting a single spider in it. 

But it looks like one Tucson, Arizona man took the jokes as inspiration to do the same in his own home when he found a bunch of spiders. He grabbed a blowtorch and went to town.

Unfortunately, he learned the hard way that joking about killing spiders with a blowtorch could have really disastrous effects on one’s home. He ended up unintentionally setting his mobile home on fire.

Local news station KVOA reported that the man tried using a blowtorch get rid of the spiders and webs in his home when his home went up in flames. An elderly woman had to be carried out of the home, but she thankfully didn’t sustain any injuries.

It took the Tucscon Fire Department, who’s still investigating the cause of the fire, 23 minutes to finally quell the flames in the man’s home.

Do you think the man overreacted? Or is all fair in love and attempted attacks on spider’s lives?

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War Photographer Ends Up Being Total Fraud Who Deceived The World With Photoshop

Brazilian photographer Eduardo Martins stunned the world with his breathtaking photos taken all over the planet. But there was one big problem: they weren’t his photos.

“Eduardo Martins” was a well-known photographer, having amassed over 120,000 Instagram followers for his powerful photos of people in war-torn nations.

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But things changed recently when a few journalists started to become suspicious.

Martins had claimed to be a U.N. photographer, telling BBC Brazil via WhatsApp in August: “I am a humanitarian (volunteer) in the United Nations (UN) field. I work in the organization of refugee camps,” a claim he had made for several years.

The detail was apparently just one of many in a made-up life in which Martins claimed to be a 32-year-old Brazilian photographer who had survived leukemia as a child before landing the U.N. gig.

Martins’s photos were widely used by publications such as The Wall Street Journal and The Telegraph for several years before a reporter with the BBC, Natasha Ribeiro, started doing some research.

Ribeiro says Martins approached BBC Brazil about using his images, even offering them for free, but was only available to communicate through WhatsApp.

Martins’s excuse for no phone contact was that he was in Mosul, Iraq at the time.

As Ribeiro dug deeper, she discovered that nobody had ever heard of Martins. No government, no reporters in Mosul. Even the U.N., Martins’s supposed employer, had no record of him.

So if Martins didn’t really exist, then where were the photos coming from? And was that even Martins in his pictures?

Well, the answers were a bit startling.

The man pictured in Martins’s Instagram photos is actually British surfer Max Hepworth-Povey, not a Brazilian.

As for the photos Martins allegedly took? Many of them belong to American photographer Daniel C. Britt.

At least nine of Britt’s photos had previously been stolen by Martins, according to the BBC, and had been sold to agencies like Getty and Zuma.

Martins had mirrored some photos or made minor changes using Photoshop to prevent anyone, including Britt, from doing a reverse image Google search to connect them back to the originals.

Screenshot from Martins’ now-deleted Instagram

After a Brazilian gallery expressed interest in doing an exhibit of Martins’s work, fellow photographer and journalist Fernando Costa Netto, who had an online friendship with Martins, unintentionally clued Martins in to the investigation surrounding his authenticity.

Martins’s Instagram account was mysteriously deleted, and a final WhatsApp message from Martins said: “I’m in Australia, I made the decision to spend a year in a van running the world. I’ll cut everything, including internet, tb (also) I deleted the GI (Instagram). when I come back…Thanks, I’ll delete the zap [sic], stay with God.”

The number associated with Martins’s WhatsApp account has also since been deleted.

Twitter shared the shocking news:

Some found it rather impressive:

But also a bit unsettling:

As for the true identity of Martins, we may never know.

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