People Are Losing It Over Coat Meghan Markle Just Wore To Her First Royal Engagement

Soon-to-be Princess Meghan Markle made a a dazzling debut on the world stage this week.

Prince Harry and his fiancée made their first official appearance together in the UK, meeting a community that is “very special” to the Prince. The couple did their inaugural royal walkabout through Nottingham, then attended a World AIDS Day event.

Markle charmed people with her glowing smile and warm enthusiasm — and her chic coat:

Later, they visited the Nottingham academy, where they watched young actors perform an improvised play about a “fictional” young couple going public with their secret romance. One of the actors, 19-year-old Taynika Jarrett-Bennett, said, “We wanted to make it a fun play and involve the royals.”

And Markle won over the cast when she complimented their performance.

And so a new royal chapter begins. We think Princess Diana would be proud.

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News Reporter Completely Loses It Over Black Friday Live On TV–And We Feel For Him

Joshua Short has waited his entire journalistic career to cover a Black Friday live on the air. Don’t judge — we all have different goals. He finally got his chance this year, but the broadcast didn’t exactly go as planned. Josh and his news station expected long lines and the usual chaos that accompany Black Friday, but it appears 2017 was the year that residents of Chicago and the surrounding suburbs got it together.

There was no Black Friday crowd for Josh to report on.

Josh, who obviously isn’t a fan of “fake news,” decided to give one seriously honest report. The show’s anchor, Alex Wilcox, did his introduction and finally asked, “Josh, how are things going?”

Josh let him know exactlyhow things were going in this now-viral rant:

Alex caught that proverbial pass expertly with a smile and a chuckle. He then commented to Josh that he may be on the wrong side of the mall and there may be people at another entrance.

Check out the sweet screen-blur from Josh making his emotional exit:

Alex awkwardly ended the segment by stammering “Uh, Josh is gone, we lost Josh.” Always ready with a sense of humor, Joshua Short has embraced his moment of too-much-honesty and talked about it on social media.

He even posted the video with a bit of commentary:

And just like that, Josh won the hearts and minds of the world:

It didn’t take long before other reporters declared themselves #TeamJosh:

Someone should start a petition for Josh to report all the news from now on.

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This Rescue Dog And Baby Are Best Friends And We Can't Get Over It

Do you like friendships between babies and animals? Of course you do! You are a person with a heart. 

Well, here’s a good one for you. Nora is an English Pointer who was rescued seven years ago from an abusive situation by a woman named Elizabeth. Nora is still a little skittish but there is one thing she truly loves, Elizabeth’s youngest son Archie. 

The two of them are pretty much inseparable. When speaking with Bored Panda she said, “If Archie is having a bath, Nora is lying on the bath mat waiting for him to get out. If I’m nursing him she wants up on my lap, too.”

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People Are Losing It Over This Viral NSFW Wedding Photo

A Dutch photographer name Michel Klooster has got everyone clutching their pearls with this very naughty wedding photo of a couple that just could not wait to get to the honeymoon suite. The image has gone viral because of the very convincing simulation of oral sex:

Klooster also took a shot of the same couple canoodling in the back of a car, but after that suggestive pic, it seems comparatively innocent:

Klooster toldThe Huffington Post that the image was not his idea at all. It was the mother of the bride’s concept.

“We were taking photos and she [told] me that they wanted that kind of picture, but the bride and groom didn’t dare ask me,” he wrote to them in a Facebook message. “Then I just said, ‘Of course, we are gonna do it.’ So I suggested where they need to stand for the right vibe!”

There has been something of an outcry from people who think Klooster and his naughty pic are what’s wrong with the world today, but he thinks everyone’s got their panties in a twist over nothing.

“You see nothing in this picture, but it looks like something is going on there,” he said. “Every picture you’ll take with that kind of question is interesting to watch. For me, sex is one of the most natural things we do in life. It’s normal! Everyone does it. We don’t live in the 1900s anymore.”

He added that, “there are bigger problems in the world than this funny picture.” Also, though there are a fair number of people who don’t like it, a whole bunch do. Klooster says he’s been contacted by lots of couples who want him to shoot their wedding, and a few other scenarios.

“If it’s not porn, I don’t have any problems with that,” he said.

Do you think the picture is pure smut? Or do you agree with Klooster that it’s harmless fun?

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People Are Freaking Out Over This Fish That's Flailing After Being Cut In Half

You’ve probably seen a few of those terrifying videos of fish seemingly coming back from the dead and flopping around on a dinner plate. Twitter was horrified when a user from Japan uploaded a video of a tuna fish that had already been cut in half flopping around for a solid two minutes. 

The clip was posted to Twitter by Yutaka Suzuki along with the caption: “The vitality of the fish is amazing.” 

We do have some good news, though. The fish is long dead, and not feeling any pain at all. According to Christie Wilcox of Scientific American, the muscles of a fish that was just killed are so fresh that its neurons are still completely in tact. Add some sodium ions from salt to the exposed muscles and you’ll trigger the neurons, which will signal to the muscles to contract. And the very dead fish will continue to flip around until its use the last of its energy stores. 

It works with squid, as well. 

But that didn’t stop Twitter from being any less terrified. 

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These Friends Have Been Recreating This One Photo For Over 30 Years

John Wardlaw, Mark Rumer, Dallas Burney, John Molony, and John Dickson got their photo snapped in 1982 while hanging out on vacation near Copco Lake in Northern California. The group was from Santa Barbara and partying like young men do, all only 19. What do teens do? Set the self-timer, of course, because even in the early eighties, teens were obsessed with selfies.

 In 2007, the group told the Santa Barbara News-Press that they knew this picture was special.

“Once we took it and saw the photo, we said, ‘We should come back and take it in five years.’ I said, ‘We have to vow to do it every five years,’ ” said Wardlaw, whose grandparent’s cabin was hosting this wild group. “We all thought, ‘In 20 years, what if we all don’t know each other?’ By vowing to take a photo every five years, it would be a way to stay in touch.”

And it actually worked. Every five years they meet at Siskiyou County lake, though they don’t have quite the same luxury of time that they once did. Most are family men with busy jobs and lifestyles. But they made it work.

“Mark drove all night just to get there this year,” said Dickson. “He arrived at 3 a.m. the day of the photo.”

There are seven photos all together, taken in 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, and 2012, but to be honest I was having trouble figuring out which one was taken when on their Facebook page. These fellas didn’t age much:

The group tries their hardest to recreate the image exactly, from sunglasses to jar shape, but occasionally things have slipped in the intervening years. It’s become quite a production, sometimes taking hours to set up. The lesson here is that if you want to take a yearly portrait with your crew, make sure it’s simple:

For 2017, the three original shirtless men committed to baring their midriffs for maximum accuracy. Their friendship is strong and so are their bods! 

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This Timelapse Video Of The Sun Rising Over Stonehenge Today Is Awe-Inspiring

Today is the summer solstice—the longest day of the year and the first day of summer in the northern hemisphere. In England, 13,000 people marked the occasion by visiting Stonehenge, in one of the rare occasions when the 5,000-year-old monument is open for the public to wander around in. 

People started getting to Stonehenge in the darkness of early morning in order to watch the sunrise over Salisbury Plain, just as ancient Britons might have done–while it isn’t clear what Stonehenge was used for, many archaeological theories posit that it was a place of celebration for early British people during the solstices. The rock formation is aligned with the rising and setting of the sun during both solstices, as this 30-second video taken by English Heritage, the organization that maintains Stonehenge, shows.

It’s sort of chilling to recognize you’re looking at a view that people have experienced for thousands of years.

But even people who haven’t gotten out to Stonehenge have figured out cool ways to celebrate the longest day of the year, from doing yoga in Times Square (which is, after all, kind of a modern Sttonehenge):

To making witchy crafts out of nature:

And even making a mini-Stonehenge out of library books.

But whatever you do this solstice, make sure you get outside today!

[h/t/ Mashable]

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The Office Of Government Ethics Trolled Trump Over His Famous “Loyalty Dinner” WIth Comey

The Office Of Government Ethics Trolled Trump Over His Famous “Loyalty Dinner” WIth Comey

The Office of Government Ethics appeared to have had enough with  Trump after he asked for the ousted FBI Director James Comey’s ‘loyalty’  at a private dinner.

So when the independent agency under the jurisdiction of the  president tweeted about ‘loyalty,’ many couldn’t help but wonder if it  was a direct jab.The tweet appeared to school the president. “Public service is a public trust, requiring employees to place loyalty to the Constitution, the laws, and ethical principles above private gain.”

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The Internet seemed to enjoy the direct aim of the public service announcement.

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President Trump was trolled by a government agency before. Remember the  National Parks Services’ tweet of the side-by-side chart of Trump’s and  Obama’s inauguration attendances?

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This also wasn’t the first time the ethics agency skewered the  president. Obama appointee and head of the agency Walter Shuab  criticized Trump’s plan to separate himself from his business as “wholly  inadequate.” Shaub said, “Stepping back from running his business is meaningless from a conflict of interest perspective.”

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White House press secretary Sean Spicer denied claims that the president  ever asked for James Comey’s loyalty. But Spicer was most likely behind  some shrubbery when that conversation transpired.

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According to Comey’s account of the ‘loyalty’ conversation a week after Trump’s inauguration, the then-FBI director told the NY Times that he could only give Mr. Trump ‘honesty’ and did not pledge loyalty. And we all know what happened a few months later.

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Customers Angry Over 'Misleading' Chip Bags Are Suing For Getting Bags Of Air

Customers Angry Over ‘Misleading’ Chip Bags Are Suing For Getting Bags Of Air

Back when I was a child and I’d unabashedly eat junk food without the slightest shred of guilt, I used to have really high standards for the garbage I was shoveling into my body.

I started becoming appalled when I noticed that chocolate bars were getting smaller and smaller with each season, and I noticed some bags of Big League Chew were much lighter than others. The greatest and most egregious junk food transgression, however, has to come on the part of chip manufacturers everywhere:  those goddamn bags of air.

I’d become disgusted (but not enough to not eat the chips) whenever I’d open a bag and see that it was over 70% filled with air. I’d always huff and puff and complain to my mom or siblings or anyone patient enough to listen that it should be illegal for people to do this to my precious chips. I’ve often said I wanted to sue the bastards for doing so.

So I’m happy these two brave souls decided to launch a lawsuit against Wise chips for putting so few chips in their bags.

If you live on East Coast, then you’ve definitely come across Wise brand chips. If you go to any bodega, they’re the ones that come free with your sandwich order, along with a can of soda. 

The Bronx and DC Plaintiffs are saying Wise packages their chips in bags with excessively misleading “slack-fill.”

They’re disputing that the actual amount of chips in the bag cannot be determined because their packaging is opaque, so customers can’t fairly see the amount of food they’re getting for their money.

Photos included in the law suit show rulers placed in bags of Wise chips, show that the bags are filled only a third of the way.

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“When competitors fit more potato chips into the same size bag that Defendant uses, it proves that some of the empty space in Defendant’s Product bags is in excess for potato ship manufacturing and shipping,” the lawsuit says.

They even compared the amount of “slack fill” in their bags to other leading brands./ Non-Wise chips, like Lays Ruffles brand, were filled to 2/3 the bag’s capacity.

The Plaintiffs are looking for $ 1,500 per violation as per the D.C. Consumer Protection Procedures Act.

That’s not all, they’ve included a court order demanding that Wise Foods repackage their chips to no longer mislead customers.

If you’ve ever had a bag of these bad boys, then you’re all too familiar with the crazy amount of air in them.

Just search for it on Twitter and you’ll see plenty of complaints like the ones above. Although I’m clearly happy these two people have decided to carry the torch for the rest of us and make Wise chips answer for their crimes.

But then again, I’m not exactly normal per se. Anyone think that this lawsuit is a frivolous one?

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New Yorkers Cleaned Up A Subway Carriage After Someone Drew Swastikas All Over It

New Yorker Gregory Locke got on the subway yesterday to find that someone had vandalized every advertisement and window with Swastikas accompanied by hate speech such as “Jews belong in the oven.” 

At first, people didn’t know how to react, and as Locke puts it, “the train was silent as everyone stared at each other, uncomfortable and unsure what to do.” That is until one guy had an idea. If you’ve ever traveled on New York public transport, you’ll know that hand sanitizer is imperative if you want to avoid catching the plague. And since alcohol is perfect for wiping off sharpie, people got to work.

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And it worked pretty well, once everyone on the carriage for involved. “I’ve never seen so many people simultaneously reach into their bags and pockets looking for tissues and Purel,” Locke wrote in a Facebook post. “Within about two minutes, all the Nazi symbolism was gone.”

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Locke continues: “‘I guess this is Trump’s America,’ said one passenger. No sir, it’s not. Not tonight and not ever. Not as long as stubborn New Yorkers have anything to say about it.” 

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Locke’s Facebook post has been shared more than 286,000 times since it was posted just a few hours ago. Hundreds of commenters applauded the New Yorkers for cleaning up.

“My city is under attack,” one commenter wrote. “New Yorkers coming together to make sure love wins. I love my city, and we are seeing the best of us when they show us the worst.”

Another commenter added:  “Thank you for sharing this and thank you for not remaining silent.”

Leave it to New Yorkers to roll up their sleeves and get on with it. 

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