A social experiment done in New Zealand has gone viral. It has gone viral for all the right reasons and has a very positive message. No, it won’t make you laugh, but it will make you have faith in the kindness of people helping strangers in need. Here is a more in-depth description of this New Zealand social experiment that was sponsored by a local New Zealand bank called Co-op Bank.
An elderly man was sent to a grocery store in New Zealand. The man got some groceries that totaled about $23 in New Zealand currency. When he is asked to pay for his groceries, the man finds out he is $2 short. He then proceeds to remove some items from his grocery bag.
During the course of the social experiment, four different onlookers stepped up and paid for the difference in groceries. It was a truly touching and inspiring moment. They did not know the man, but they decided to help him out financially. It is these kinds of acts that make us have faith in one another.
The shoppers who helped the elderly man pay for his groceries later got a little gift of their own. Co-op Bank in New Zealand had sponsored this social experiment. Every person who helped the old man, had their groceries for the day fully covered courtesy of Co-op Bank. This proves that helping others is not only the right thing to do but it can have quite a lot of benefits as well!
The viral video has gotten more than 13 million views on YouTube alone. Not only is this viral video is not only touching and inspiring, but it also reinforces a stereotype that Kiwis or New Zealanders have. They are said to be some of the most generous and caring people in the world. Judging by the actions of the Kiwis in the video, we must say that this stereotype is no doubt true when it comes to kindness.
Schoolchildren in Hong Kong had a surprise visitor earlier in the week, as a giant wild boar and three piglets came to one local school in search of food from the dumpster out back.
The beast was dubbed “Pigzilla” by internet commentors, an obvious reference to the iconic Japanese movie monster known for its enormous size. As one would expect, the animal became wildly popular in a short amount of time for how big it was, one person humorously suggesting it be invited to the Westminster Dog Show.
In a video recorded by one person named Tu Dongdong and posted to Facebook, the lead pig can be standing on its hind legs and rooting around inside the dumpster. The three piglets are off to the side, seemingly waiting for the leader to drop them something to eat.
In the mountains of Hong Kong, it’s not uncommon for people to see wild boar like this roaming free. They will occasionally wander into the city to look for food as these four seem to have done. While nothing has been confirmed from the brief video footage, they were likely a mother and her four children hoping to find something to eat behind the school, though whether or not they succeeded remains a mystery due to the short length of the video.
As with any wild animal, people should not approach wild boars like these for any reason unless they are a trained animal control professional. Pigs like these can grow to be upwards of 450 lbs with sharp tusks for ramming, easily impaling humans during a charge without a second thought.
The current whereabouts of Pigzilla or the piglets has not been confirmed, nor has the school and attached dumpster been identified at this point in time.
The laundry detergent company Tide has had a bit of a problem recently that was out of their control. The infamous and dangerous Tide Pod challenge had people trying to eat what are non-consumable detergent pods. Tide wanted to present their company in a positive light and had a plan to accomplish this by working with actor David Harbour. David Harbour is one of the stars of Netflix’s critically acclaimed series Stranger Things.
Word began to spread quickly around social media about how hilarious and innovative Tide’s Super Bowl ad campaign truly was. The commercial spots began to air as a single ad in which the star plays the role of a father in a seemingly normal laundry detergent advertisement. The commercial took a strange turn as Harbour began to wonder what would happen if every advertisement was one for the Tide company?
As the Super Bowl progressed, viewers would see other ads with Harbour jumping in and announcing the now-famous catchphrase “it’s a Tide ad”! The advertisements were so well made that it was nearly impossible for viewers to begin distinguishing what was and wasn’t an advertisement for the Tide company.
Those who were watching the Super Bowl while skipping the commercials missed on many treats throughout the night. However, you’ll still be able to view these commercials as their popularity took off massively throughout the internet. One of Harbour’s clips on Tide’s official YouTube account has nearly 5 million views alone. In addition, there is a cut available that presents all of the ingenious ads into one single video that was also recently posted by Tide.
To summarize, one of the most recent funny and viral internet stories is all about David Harbour’s hilarious ads with the Tide company that aired during the Super Bowl. Fans of both Harbour and will be happy to know that Newsweek reports that the new season of Stranger Things will begin filming in Spring 2018.
Following on the heels of his ubiquitous hit “Despacito”, Daddy Yankee has scored another viral sensation with his latest hit “Dura”. The reggaeton song was released on January 18 and spread like wildfire across social media.
The original music video, featuring colorful graffiti and a shiny classic car, currently has over 200 million views on YouTube. The catchy song has been parodied by multiple people, including Puerto Rican comedian Gaby Alicea, who used the tune to criticize PREPA, Puerto Rico’s government-owned power company.
After Daddy Yankee encouraged his fans to post their own videos dancing to “Dura”, the #DuraChallenge hashtag went viral on social media. One of the most popular versions was a clip of a 90-year-old woman named Rachel grooving to “Dura” during her dance class in Miami. Posted on Instagram by Rachel’s dance instructor, the video soon earned over 300,000 views, and Daddy Yankee himself sent Rachel a thank-you video.
Not to be left out, Puerto Rican beauty queen Zuleyka Rivera, who appeared in the official music video for “Despacito”, recorded her own Instagram video dancing in front of a mirror. Sporting a long ponytail and a black sports bra, the former Miss Universe garnered over 3 million views for her Instagram clip. The “Dura” craze even affected a mother-to-be. Waiting at the hospital for her baby to come, a woman decided to take the “Dura” challenge to speed up the process. She and her husband recorded a video dancing to “Dura” and the exercise helped induce labor. Daddy Yankee posted the couple’s video on Instagram where it quickly received over 4 million views.
The “Dura” challenge has even spread to El Salvador, where television presenter Andrea Mariona recorded her own video dancing to the popular tune. The video has racked up more than 2 million views on Instagram. A Puerto Rico dentist even danced his own version of the song in his white lab coat, earning attention on Twitter for his in-office antics.
Meet a new Olympic social-media star: Chloe Kim.
The 17-year-old snowboarder won a gold medal for her efforts in the halfpipe. She is yet another in a long line of teen athletes to rule the Olympics for the United States. Aside from soon getting rich from endorsement deals, Kim showed she can have fun by becoming a Twitter darling during her performance.
She was active on Twitter while other snowboarders were competing, Forbes reported. She’ll long be remembered for her food tweets as much as her near-perfect score on a celebratory final run.
Kim tweeted about eating two churros while she was getting a case of nerves. She also noted how she “could be down for some ice cream.” Her third viral tweet mentioned how she didn’t finish breakfast and was feeling “hangry.”
She appeared on NBC’s “Today Show” the morning after her win. She was treated to a combination of breakfast sandwich, ice cream and churros. She noted the combination wasn’t altogether appealing.
Forbes noted how Kim’s life is going to change as the new face of the sport. Shaun White, who also won as a teenager, competed in what might have been his final Olympics this year. Kim is the future and at 17, she is in line to compete in at least three more Olympics should she want to dominate.
Social media has put Kim on the map even more. Platforms such as Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat have allowed athletes to connect with rabid fanbases.
Kim rose from 15,000 Twitter followers to more than 230,000 after her antics, Forbes reported. These numbers will only grow and Kim can expect to have earnings in the millions in her early 20s, when major companies look to make her the fresh face of their products.
Kim is just getting started and the 2022 Olympics are ready for more social media gold.
You have probably seen a comedy skit or movie scene where a clumsy individual accidentally causes massive amounts of damage to a store or some other kind of business. Think this is all TV and that it cannot happen in real life? Such an event actually occurred at an electronics store in England called HBH Woolacotts.
The scene went out like this. A young man walked into a store and was browsing various electronic goods. He then went to check out some large flat screen TVs that were on display. He crouched down to take a closer look at one of the TVs, and he accidentally sent one of the screens tumbling.
The screen that he hit over then knocked the other screen behind it. So that is a total of two TV screens damaged so far. As the two TVs fell onto the floor, the man was taken aback and took a sudden step back. This caused him to collide with two more TVs that were directly behind him. So in a few seconds, this young man managed to damage four TVs and create almost $6,000 worth of damage.
Now $6,000 is no small amount of money, especially for a small business. No information has been released on whether the customer has paid for any of the damages they had inflicted, albeit accidentally. The store manager said that the TVs have been sent for repair.
Video of the clumsy customer was posted online and it went viral. Not only is it funny, but it teaches you a lesson. You need to be careful in an electronics store or any other store for that matter. It is important to respect other people’s property and goods. If you are a clumsy person yourself, then let the video be a warning to you to watch your step as you may be the next viral sensation yourself.
Want to see and read about a hilarious story and video? Then check out this footage and brief report at the HuffPost. A college student at Bellarmine University located in Kentucky had quite the encounter with a raccoon. Many people conflate raccoons markings as being similar to the stereotypical bandit wearing a robber’s mask.
A student, whose name is Guy saw a raccoon and decided to snap a video of him. To get up close to the creature, Guy said he threw acorns to the animal. The raccoon feasted on the acorns for a while but then got bored.
As Guy Williams was filming the raccoon up close, Stanley dashed for the camera that was recording him and swiped it from Guy! Stanley was the nickname the college student had given the raccoon that he was filming and feeding. What is truly hilarious about this viral video is that the camera was on the entire time.
The phone camera was on while Stanley the Racoon phone thief had it in his possession. You can say that the entire robbery was caught on camera and that authorities had all the evidence they need to determine who stole Guy William’s phone! The story has a happy ending. The phone thief raccoon eventually dropped the phone. Guy managed to locate the phone by dialing his number and heading towards the sound.
The college student insists that there was no harm done to the raccoon during the search for the stolen phone. At one point, the student thought about reporting the incident to college security but decided against it. The viral video of the phone heist by Stanley the Racoon had gotten almost 7 million views on YouTube. There were also hundreds of thousands of tweets about this incident. Stanley the Racoon is now somewhat of a legendary figure at the college. I also think that Guy and Stanley have bonded even more after the event.
In the current age of information, where social media and tech reign supreme, our food and beverages should not only taste great, but look great in photos for your followers on social media as well. In this context, it was only a matter of time before tech-savvy millennials combined two of their favorite pastimes, selfies and coffee. The days of being impressed by your local barista drawing a stick figure into your coffee foam are over. Coffee shops across the globe are now increasingly implementing specialized ink jet printers that are able to post your selfie, or any other image onto your favorite coffee drink.
One of the pioneers of the growing coffee selfie trend is Eddy Chan, business director of Selfie Coffee shop in Hong Kong. Chan declares, “the technology is not new” as he explains how the coffee printing process originated from bakeries using custom printers to prints images onto cakes using colored vegetable oils, chocolate and other edible liquids. The system works best with foamy coffee drinks like lattes of cappuccinos due the fact the foam acts as a canvas and is able to hold the ink infinitely better than liquid coffee alone.
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Add the Tea Terrace in London to the growing list of coffee shops looking to capitalize on the coffee selfie trend. The first coffee selfie capable location in Europe serves “selfiecinnos” and other coffee and non-coffee drinks with your own face plastered on the surface.
Watch the video below to see the Coffee Selfie process in action
Whether you are a social media junkie, a caffeine addict, extremely narcissistic (aren’t we all), or a combination of the all three, as this trend continues to grow, you will soon be able to drink your own face at a coffee shop near you.
It was the face that launched a thousand memes—and for good reason! A woman who ran into Beyonce at a hotel has gone viral for the hilarious expression on her face, captured by a photographer as the superstar singer and her rapper husband walked past. Susan Monaghan, a Massachusetts resident, was in New York for her granddaughter’s gymnastics competition and to celebrate her daughter’s birthday.
When she stepped out into the hotel hallway, the last thing she expected was to be graced with the presence of Queen Bey herself. But that is exactly what happened, and the proof exists on Beyonce’s instagram. Monaghan stands there slack-jawed as Beyonce and Jay-Z make their way to the Grammys in some of the best get-up they have ever worked. Beyonce wears a snappy hat and Jay-Z looks dapper in his tux. It’s certainly not hard to see why Monaghan was so dazzled by the dynamic duo.
In the wake of her newfound celebrity, Monaghan has even been asked for interviews. When she spoke with Boston news outlets, the grandmother expressed her shock at running into the couple in such an unexpected way. She also expressed regret that she was too starstruck to wish Jay-Z luck at the Grammys, where he was nominated in a number of different categories. Describing the experience as practically supernatural and angelic, she relayed the run-in to her daughter, who expressed doubt that such a miraculous event could have occurred. Now that the proof exists online, though, it would be difficult to deny.
However, Monaghan and Jay-Z did manage to get a quick chat in. And Monaghan was pleased that Beyonce chose to post the photo, because she knew that her friends and relatives wouldn’t believe her otherwise.
Terry Wayne Ward was a Veteran who lived in DeMotte, Indiana. He passed, suddenly, of a stroke on Jan. 23 of this year. He wasn’t your average person, and he didn’t much follow the news or keep up with Hollywood. Jean Lahm, his daughter, wrote his obituary. Unlike most online tributes, his went viral very quickly. This man played by his own rules, and he is the classic case of someone who grew famous after their life was over.
He had three core beliefs in this life. First, he believed that the best movie ever made was “The Blues Brothers.” He didn’t keep up with the Kardashians and could have cared less how many kids Beyoncé and Jay-Z had. Second, he believed that hot sauce was a condiment that was made for any dish. Though you would never catch him eating hummus, he would love some hot sauce on bean dip. Third, he believed that in his youth, Clint Eastwood was the coolest man on the planet, next to him of course.
Those who knew him loved his philosophies on life, but what he left behind for his family was even funnier. He was always preparing for the apocalypse. When his daughter went through his possessions, she found 17 boxes of hamburger helper and an extensive collection of salad dressing, just to name a couple of items. He loved to stockpile.
Typically, the proceeded in death part of the obituary includes loved ones and perhaps special friends. However, this one included a price 1978 Rambler and one hip that he had replaced. Since this was how the obituary started, it’s no wonder that Americans wanted to meet a man who had so much knowledge and humor rolled into one package.
As a line repairman for the telephone company, it was okay if people thought he played for the NFL as a lineman instead of working on communication systems. He was married several times and had just one daughter. This Vietnam combat veteran was like Frank Sinatra and did things his way. Too bad the world didn’t find out about such a wonderful man until he was gone. He could have given some of the famous comedians a run for their money.