By now you’ve not only seen a lot of people taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, but probably have seen the comments and articles decrying it as a waste of time. Some say instead of taking the challenge we should just be donating (despite the fact ALS associations have said donations are up ten times compared to last year) while others say it makes no sense, and is a waste of water.
26-year-old Anthony Carajol said he’s happy it’s irritating people because that means it’s working. Carajol not only suffers has ALS himself, but his mother and grandmother were also victims of the disease, and said this is the first time in his life any widespread attention has been given to a terrible disease and what it does.
So if you’ve been complaining about the challenge, take a few minutes and hear him out. Even if you agree with it, this video is worth the watch.
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“I decided to sell my Hoover… well it was just collecting dust.”
Comedian Tim Vine won the award for funniest joke at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the second time in four years he’s been crowned King. His other win was in 2010 with the joke: : “I’ve just been on a once-in-a-lifetime holiday. I’ll tell you what, never again.”
So how about it, best joke or do you have a better one? What’s your go to joke?
Quick, you find a bug in your food…what do you do?
Guess it depends on the bug right? A new survey found that 66% of us said if a fly lands on our food, and wanders around, we’ll still eat it. However, if it was a cockroach that number drops to 3% despite experts warning that flies are twice as filthy.
Look science aside, there’s a big difference between a fly landing in your food and a cockroach, but even still that 66% seems high. So how about, if you find a bug in your food what do you do?
Finally, someone made contact with Bigfoot!
Instead of blurry photos or stories about seeing eyes in this dark though, this guy from Kentucky claims to have had a little standoff with Bigfoot. Strangely it all came to an abrupt end when Bigfoot made his escape by throwing something at the man.
And now we’ve learned a new fact about Bigfoot…it apparently gets out of bad situations by pulling a move out of the Book Of Batman: distract and disappear.
A mother down in North Dakota decided to teach her daughter a lesson about what happens when you act out, by selling her kid’s Katy Perry tickets. Plus she undersold them to make sure they’d go fast.
Now I’m all for a little tough lough to teach a lesson. When the kid in question is a teenager that lesson might have to be a little more drastic, so good on mum for selling the tickets. However, in her post she also called her 18-year-old a “spoiled brat” who “doesn’t deserve these tickets” among other things. That’s where it gets weird for me. I’ve never understood why parents feel the need to publicly shame/run down their own kids.
What do you think, was she in the right?
Batkid is back!
Miles Scott, the 5 year old who battled leukemia, and took on crime in San Francisco as his Make-A-Wish now has his own documentary called “Batkid Begins.”
The trailer debuted at Comic-Con this week and follows Miles’ entire Batkid experience, as well as focusing on the people who made it possibl.
Hans Zimmer, who is in the documentary and also did the music for the Dark Knight trilogy, summed it up beautifully: “He gave everybody license to just be a little absurd, a little ridiculous, live their little dreams for a little bit.”
What else can be said about this? Redditor DruishPrincess69 said that his wife didn’t want to “take maternity pictures, so I hired a photographer and took her place…” The outcome? Glorious!
Check out his photo set here.
Do your driving pet peeves change with the season? For some people, they sure do, because a new survey of about 23,000 drivers found that almost a third said the thing that makes them crazy about drivers in the summer: littering. Here are the rest of their results:
- slow drivers 15%
- groups of cyclists 13%
- inconsiderate parking 10%
- lost drivers 7%
- loud music 7%
For me, doesn’t matter the season it’s always going to be the lack of a turn signal. Is yours on the list?