A recent video making the rounds of the internet focuses on one young otter playing defense for his female owner as his male owner playfully tries to tap the other human. While the video is under a minute in length, it more than does its job at amusing us with the otter’s ninja-like silence and focus in stopping the man from touching the woman, whose knees are pulled up in order to share space with the unnamed otter. While the otter occasionally delivers what cat-owners might refer to as a love-bite, it does so without so much as a hiss or a squeak.
The otter is an omnivorous mammal related to weasels, ferrets, badgers, polecats and even the wolverine. Their name is derived from the root word for “water,” likely referencing the affinity that these creatures have for living within watery regions. Gendered names for otters reference both canines and porcine terms; males are known as “boars” or “dogs” and females are known as “sows” or “bitches”-children are uniformly referred to as “pups.” Collective terms for a group of otters include a “bevy,” “family,” “lodge,” “romp,” and a “raft.”
While otters are mammals, their two most memorable features allude to their aquatic activities. Otters possess webbed digits and a seal-like sleekness that gives them superior aquadynamic movement. While the otter in the video often has its mouth open, likely in order to strike at the male owner with its teeth, most species of otter have sharp claws that they use to either tear apart food or soften it up. Different species of otter have different diets, mostly as a result of their environment-some species spend their whole time in the water and are content to feed on fish and invertebrates others will use rocks to crack open clams. One final quality of otters is that they seem to exhibit enough intelligence to create their own toys, playing with rocks or engineering personal water slides.
19-year-old Danni Messina was trying to do a good deed when she posted a tweet on her Twitter account supporting St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and promising to donate money to the pediatric facility for each favorite and retweet. Messina assumed that 25 cents for each retweet and 50 cents for each favorite would result in her donating around $1000 to the hospital. With just over 600 followers, she didn’t realize how quickly her tweet would catch on. She first tweeted early in the morning on November 26, but soon discovered that she had vastly underestimated Twitter users. By the next afternoon, her tweet had been retweeted by thousands of people and received hundreds of likes. Messina realized that, according to her promise, she now owed St. Jude’s more than $40,000. The sum was much more than her original $1000 amount and completely beyond her means as a struggling college student at Washington State University.
Overwhelmed by the outpouring of support for her cause online, she quickly ended her Twitter fundraising campaign. When the final social media numbers were totaled, Messina found that her pledge would be around $200,000 if she stuck to her original parameters. However, despite her financial limitations, Messina wasn’t ready to throw in the towel. She launched a GoFundMe page online to help her fulfill her pledge. The online community responded with generosity, donating over $50,000 in five days. Messina says that she will donate the money to St. Jude’s along with $1000 of her own money.
Messina was inspired to tweet her pledge after she found out her friend was spending the Thanksgiving holiday with his grandmother at St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Moved by the plight of children who are forced to be in the hospital during the holidays, Messina decided to send the charitable tweet supporting St. Jude’s out to her followers. She never expected the pledge to gain so much attention, but her efforts have won her praise from patients at St. Jude’s and their families. Her donations will help defray the massive cost of running St. Jude’s. The hospital provides free healthcare, but daily operating costs amount to more than $2 million.
Take a group of millennials and hand them a pen and paper. Ask them to write down one of the most magical things about the internet. Be assured; the highest number will have the word MEMES somewhere on the list. While the internet gives us almost all the information we need, it has become one of the pillars that mold our generation. Today, most of the millennials spend time crying about the poor state of the American politics, their college debt, and the state of the economy. Luckily, the internet provides them with relatable viral images that brighten their moods and gets rid of the frown on their faces.
For decades to come, our future generations will thank us for all the dank memes. That being said, coming up with top viral images becomes challenging with every coming year. In 2016, we were drawn to ‘Damn Daniel’, and the political activist and internet sensational, Ken Bone. Additionally, we got treated to an image of Arthur’s clenched fist which went further in summing our emotions when we get ticked off. With all honesty, we deserved that.
With 2017 in the picture, we were faced with uncertainty over how we would surpass the limits set by 2016 MEMES. Think about it; it must have been an impossible feat. What would possibly exceed the ‘Damn Daniel?’ What would rival Ken Bone, Arthurs clenched fist, Harambe, DJ Khaled and the Evil Kermit? As we approach the end of 2017, it most certainly looks like we accepted the challenge. Once again, the internet has delivered memes to be cherished and enjoyed long into the future. One of those memes that have the internet community breaking their ribs in laughter involved a disloyal man. The guy was taking a walk with his girlfriend, and he stops to look and stare at a beautiful passing lady. The picture is pretty simple. The guy is holding his GF whose face looks hilarious. Well, the memes that followed are what made the internet even crazier.
The creator of a giant teddy bear is not someone that you would expect to be a deadly serious person, but that is who Nikola Matic is. He is the creator of the company JoyFay which makes the ridiculously large teddy bear.
On Amazon, the teddy bear has gotten a 4.6 out of 5 star review average. As Geekwire.com explains though, it was the negative reviews that helped propel the bear to all of its fame and stardom on the Internet. A couple of people online gave negative reviews of the bear pointing out that its legs were disproportional compared to the rest of its body. Those reviews got picked up on the Internet for whatever reason, and now they are all that anyone can seem to talk about when it comes to this bear.
It seems that people cannot stop cracking up at just how funny this particular bear looks. Even while they are laughing though, they are continuing to buy the bear. They have loaded up the company with more and more orders for this particularly cuddly stuffed animal.
JoyFay was created when the founder saw that people tended to search for life-sized stuffed animals right around the Valentine’s Day holiday. He wanted to build a company that could meet that market demand right where it was. Therefore, his company began to produce this bear. What he did not expect was to have such high demand the whole year long because of some humourous negative Amazon reviews.
It is a $110 teddy bear, but that has not meant it hasn’t sold. As a matter of fact, the company has sold around 30,000 of them already. That far outpaced the expectations that even the founder of the company had for himself when he went out to create this one. The popularity of the bear was not exactly an accident, but it was certainly boosted by some negative reviews left on Amazon about the length of the bear’s legs.
A child running with a knife can be a potentially dangerous thing as all parents know. However, in the particular case that we are about to discuss, it also provided some laughs.
Chelsey Ryan who is twenty-two years old was hanging out with some friends on Labor Day weekend of this year. She was waiting for her turn to step up to the table and play some beer pong. While she was waiting, she saw her son running around and being particularly hyped up. She pulled out her phone as you do when you are twenty-two and see something potentially funny happening and began to film her son.
It was at this moment according to the Washington Post that the mother noticed her son was carrying something as he was running. She asked him what he was carrying, and the little boy joyfully yells back “a knife!” as he continues running with a smile on his face.
As soon as the mother hears the words, a friend who was also present at the party yells “no!” and begins to draw chase after him. However, the video is only four seconds long, so viewers are left wondering what happens next.
Fortunately, this story is all happy. No one was hurt as a result of this incident, but many have been provided with a little humor in their lives as a result. It is the type of video that just has all of the perfect elements and timing to get a big laugh out of almost anyone who watches it. In part this is probably because the scenario is so easy to relate to for a lot of us. Young children and elements of danger are two things that can in some cases go hand in hand.
Quick though this video may be, the humor of it is not lost on many. It is all the better to know that no one was hurt as a result of all of this, and that everyone can just smile at the funniness of it all.
A very funny internet trend is making people laugh. The trend consists of people uploading videos of them removing ingrown toenails. It may sound a little awkward at the beginning, but it is also extremely fascinating and funny to watch. There are ingrown toenail removal videos all over the internet and all over Youtube. In fact, there is an entire Youtube channel dedicated to ingrown toenail removal videos, called Ingrown life.
This follows another viral internet trend that a doctor started. She started uploading videos of her removing pimples and blackheads and stuff like that. This seemed to fascinate many people. That lead to even another viral internet trend, where people baked cakes with sugar cherries in place of pimples. Sorry, but that is extremely hilarious. Some people would even pretend to pop the pimples on their cakes.
These ingrown toenail removal videos are fun to watch, but they should not be taken as a source for authoritative information on how to remove ingrown toenails. Not all the methods shown in the videos by the people who uploaded them are necessarily the right way of doing things. These videos should be watched for humor only.
There is a reason why people like these videos. It is similar to the way that people like roller coasters and other scary amusement park rides. It is also similar to the way that people enjoy going to haunted houses. You would think that people would not want to get scared, but that obviously is not the case.
The videos shown on Ingrown Life, despite what you might think, are not gross at all. They are just videos of people removing ingrown toenails. Of course, there are all kinds of other ingrown toenail removal videos all over Youtube and other social media platforms which may be different.
In any case, if you do have an ingrown toenail, make sure to go to a certified doctor who can help advise you on how to treat it.
It’s surprising how a trend on the internet can take off within a short time and a few minutes later, even seconds, goes completely viral. People have different ways of thinking and they transfer just that to memes and hilarious videos that trend easily, receiving millions of likes, views, and even comments. Below are just but a few viral trends of 2017.
This is an emerging dancing style that has gotten people speaking. A dancer swings their arms and shoulders sideways while they yell ‘Yeet’ along with the beat. However, people have forgotten the desired meaning of the dance, and they will only yell ‘yeet’ to make fun. It is also used as a sound effect.
What are those?
Very few people would dare confront a police officer and ask them a shitty question, just like the guy in this popular video does. First, he starts by asking the cop whether he could ask him a question. Then he pulls out his cellphone and points it to the police shoes before posing the question “what are those?” Watch it here.
The potato in the room
The original version of this trendy video started with a child who when singing a song swapped the word ‘tornado’ in the song for ‘potato.’ The video got more than 10 million loops in fourteen days. The second version then came about, but this time, the audio in the original song was paired with a real potato that was suspended from a ceiling fan.
Jeff is my name
Channing Tatum in a film fakes a foreign accent when trying to say his name, “My name is Jeff,” but fails. This got thousands of people creating uncountable memes that trended in 2017.
I eat pears
When Rick Ross in an interview expressed his love for eating pears as a weight loss strategy, he did not know it would be the talk of the year. How he pronounced letter P in Pears was all it took to make the video viral.