New Anchor’s Satirical Makeup Tutorials Go Viral

When Bob Herzog decided to use his downtime in the studio of WKRC-TV’s Good Morning Cincinnati to record silly makeup tutorials, he had no idea that they would catch on so quickly. As part of Herzog’s humorously named “Wake Up and Makeup!” series, he demonstrates to viewers how to properly apply foundation, concealer and other beauty products.

Herzog’s latest makeup tutorial has gained over 10,000 views on Twitter since it was posted on February 8. The Today Show even aired clips of the hilarious video on Friday. During the video, the hyperactive anchor shares hilarious beauty tips with his followers and regales viewers with jokes about Bob Ross. Declaring himself a “violent blender”, Herzog completes his new look by adding on bronzer and powder.

As a frequent performer at the Children’s Theater of Cincinatti, Herzog is no stranger to the complications of makeup. He has played some of the theater’s most fabulously costumed characters, from Captain Hook to the genie from Aladdin. Herzog’s humorous style has become something of a local institution since he became a reporter for WKRC-TV in 2005. A graduate of Northern Kentucky University, Herzog originally worked as an attorney, but found himself pulled into the world of broadcasting when he got a job at WSTR-TV in Cincinnati.

Herzog’s on-air antics have already earned him attention on social media. While he was serving as a traffic reporter for Good Morning Cincinnati, Herzog’s weekly “Dance Friday Party” videos went viral. Herzog dressed up as Elton John, performing a traffic-themed version of “Rocket Man”, and staged a parody version of “Wrecking Ball” by Miley Cyrus. In 2014, his humorous adaptation of “Let it Go” from Frozen warning commuters to stay at home during icy weather earned over 2.7 million views on YouTube.

Declining Life Expectancy In America

It may come as a surprise to many people, but the fact is that despite all the medical breakthroughs and technological wonders at our disposal, that for the first time since 1960 the American life span has declined. The CDC reports that the decline is in its second consecutive year.

The life expectancy of men was 78.7 years, and is now estimated at 78.5 years, a decrease of two tenths of a year from 2015 to 2017. Women’s life span is reported by the CDC to remain the same at 81.1 years.

With the epidemic of obesity in America and all the information regarding health and nutrition available everywhere, one might assume that the rise in mortality might be due to issues related to weight gain. Many health issues come from being overweight such as diabetes and heart disease, so it seems reasonable look to those conditions as the culprit. However, this is not the case.

Another false assumption would be that the older generation is losing time off their life expectancy. In fact, it is the age group of 25 to 34 year olds that have the increase in death rate. The explanation for this is the increase in use of the drug fentanyl and other opioids.

The increase of use in the age group from 25 to 34 has lead to more deaths, and has even created a death rate increase that surpasses that of heart disease and cancer. Progress in the latter two categories has been made, while at the same time deaths from drugs has increased to the point where they have now been partially responsible for the decrease in the life expectancy of 25 to 34 year olds.

One expert reports that the estimates that even if all other drugs are not considered the death rate from fentanyl and other opioids alone would be higher than the AIDS epidemic at its peak, affecting American 25 to 34 year olds today.

Social media rains fame and fortune for two-year-old twins

When Katie Stauffer, first posted a conversation between her two-year-old twin daughters, she probably never thought that it would turn her world dramatically.

It was simply a case of innocent child conversation leading into a sequence of events that finally placed fame and fortune on them and their family.

The video conversation recorded by their 14-year-old sister Kaitlin in summer has been viewed over 4 million times, catching the eye of marketers and big corporations among them Walmart, Rental Car, Amazon and Macy’s.

The twin sisters, Mila and Emma, are basically fantasizing about what they would like to be when they grow up.

At first, they seem to be going through the possibility of one making a good teacher while the other one would be a doctor. Emma says that she would like to be a teacher, but Mila quickly reminds her that she hates kids, to which she reluctantly agrees. With a good measure of humor, the kids go through a series of other possible careers including an engineer, an actress, and even a builder, each time carefully highlighting the pros and cons of each profession.

Looking at the global reaction to this video, several things come to mind. Children exposure and the negative and positive possibilities it presents them in life is one of them. Agreeably, these kids from Phoenix have a world that is well open for them to learn of what the world out there holds. At the thought of making a career as builders, Emma says to her sister that it would be “too sweaty for us.”

Such enlightenment on two-year-olds does not always make it to the big screen but the kids are now well on their way to it as several contracts are placed under their parent’s choices lists.

Declining to reveal how much the deals have amounted to, Stauffer said that they have been very lucrative. She has since left her job as an escrow worker to engage in her new task handling the twins.

Newest Viral Sensation Involves a Naked Japanese Guy, An Electric Fan, a Table Cloth and a Tea Cup

If you’ve been sleeping under a rock or lost in the forest for an extended period of time, you may not have heard about the newest viral sensation to hit the internet. Or maybe you seem to recall mentions of that naked Japanese guy and a table cloth around the office, but you just haven’t gotten around to checking it out. Well, whatever the reason, it’s time to bring you up to date because this guy is simply too great not to see for yourself.

Kazuhisa Uekusa is a comedian from Japan’s Saitama Prefecture. At 29 years old, this innovative fellow has found himself to be the latest global sensation due to his rather unique talent. We’ve all seen versions of the table cloth trick in which someone yanks a cloth off a table so swiftly that it doesn’t disturb the place settings of fine china, glassware and silver. Well, Uekusa takes this classic bit to a new level by using his naked body as the surface upon which strategically placed cups and saucers are set.

His videos began circulating on Twitter just recently after he posted one he had leftover from a series of television show performances. Hating to see the clip go to waste, he stuck it up online and was then surprised to see how popular his parlor trick was becoming. His latest version involves the cloth being wrapped up in an electric table fan so that when it unravels, it is pulled from beneath the cups without causing them to crash to the floor.

Pretty amazing, huh? While it may be a bit risque and more than a little bizarre, this viral sensation is also simply too amazing not to see.

Dogs Appear to be Overtaking Cats on Funny Viral Internet Trends

The Internet is flooded with all kind of information, which is conveyed through pictures, articles and videos. As such, it attracts an enormous crowd of users from all over the world. The Intent never runs short of funny viral trends that continuously keep Internet users connected and engaged. In recent years, pets such as cats have emerged as leading characters in funny viral videos on the Internet. However, according to an article on BBC, the trend had gradually been overtaken by the love for dogs.


Previously, the charming cynicism of various cats such as Grumpy Cat dominated the Internet. Most Internet users now are shifting their attention from cat content towards the unwavering and conditional love of dogs. Here are some clues that support this theory.


What is Trending


Reddit’s r/aww subreddit, a section of Reddit that comprises of cuddly things, features three top posts that are all about dogs. Dave Lee, the BBC reporter of the article, consulted Socialbakers, a company that monitors social media platforms for statistics and trends relating to popular things. The data from Socialbakers helped to prove Dave’s observation.


According to the data, Boo, a dog, is the most popular animal on Facebook. He has over 17.5 million likes on Facebook, which doubles that of Grumpy Cat. Although the top celebrity animal on Instagram is a cat, dogs hold all the other positions from second to fourth place. Also, according to Google searches dogs reign supreme. In fact, on January 3, 2016, the term cute dogs surpassed funny cats.


New Language on the Internet


New vocabulary about dogs has emerged on the Internet. Dogs are referred to as doggos while puppies are called puppers. Although not all puppers qualify to be dogs, all doggos are puppers or woofers. A blep is the act of a dog sticking its tongue out. Those interested in joining and learning the new language or doggo culture can do so via Facebook’s Cool Dog Group. The group boasts of fluent doggo language.


Matt Nelson, a popular Internet dog rater, is the individual spearheading the new movement of dogs taking over the Internet. He manages the WeRate Dogs account on Twitter. People submit their dogs for rating purposes whereby Nelson takes into consideration the merits of each dog before providing a score out of 10.


Mickey Mouse Goes Viral in 2017

Who knew that an old-school face would be relevant in 2017?


The face in question belongs to Mickey Mouse, and its origin is Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, an animated children’s show that got its start more than a decade ago. Once an episode, Mickey and his friends picked up “mousketools” that helped them solve puzzles or complete adventures together.


It was common for Mickey to explain this action to the audience by whispering to the camera with a hand over his mouth. He would said, “It’s a surprise tool that will help us later.”


Unsurprisingly, the Internet has turned this into a meme.


“It’s a surprise tool that will help us later” has become the punchline to everything from political hashtags to historical jokes. For example, one post on Twitter created this hypothetical exchange between Brutus and Caesar:


Brutus: Let’s go to the Senate.

Caesar: Wait, what’s that knife?

Brutus: It’s a surprise tool that will help us later.


Memes have become a common way to spread jokes, ideas and personal beliefs, but in the ever-changing landscape of the web, only some memes catch fire while others sizzle into nothing. The Mickey Mouse meme seems to have gained traction very quickly, so it’s probably here to stay.


The origins of the Mickey Mouse meme are unclear. Some say that it originated on Reddit, a popular hub for memes, while others think that it might have spawned on Twitter.


An interesting thing to note about the Mickey Mouse meme is that it’s often used in dark and unexpected ways that belie the innocence of the original cartoon. For example, the Caesar and Brutus exchange would have ended with Caesar’s assassination by Brutus. For this reason, it’s sometimes called a “dank” meme where creators purposefully try to make their works as ironic as possible.


Regardless of the exact jokes being made with it, the Mickey Mouse meme is spreading throughout social media like a firestorm. Expect it to hit your local platform sometime soon.


Visual Product Recognition Searching Connects Consumers

Have you ever seen something, and wondered where to get it? Product recognition is an important next step in technology development. It allows consumers to take a picture of something they like and find sellers who have that object or others similar to it. Gone are the days of frantically typing vague descriptions in a search engine while trying to characterize something you just saw. Just snap a photo, and search!

Now, when someone sees something they want, or meets someone who can’t remember where they got an item, a search engine with product recognition is the technological bridge. The user can simply say, “Do you mind if I take a picture? I have an app that can find it!” It’s as simple as taking pictures with your mobile device.

One of the leading companies innovating this exciting new technology is Slyce, the leading product recognition provider. Slyce offers companies the ability to integrate their search technology within their own apps or mobile websites, so users can access it on the go. The user can take a photo of something they want to find, and Slyce’s technology will bring up the opportunity to purchase that product if it finds a match.

What happens when a match isn’t found though? Slyce has a solution for that as well, by using smart detection to pick up on the features of the item that has been photographed, and give you a relevant list of similar matches. This is a huge benefit, because even if the match isn’t exact, the user might see something similar that is even more to their liking. Even more, Slyce can take a business customer’s public photos, and match their products with appropriate hashtags on social media, driving branding.

Whether from the ease of use from the perspective of a shopper, or from the multitude of ways product recognition software benefits businesses, the convenience of point and click shopping appeals to every demographic.

The Controversial Dress


Towards the end of February, the internet was flooded with photos of a dress. The photo of the dress quickly spread all over the world. The photo showed a dress that was two colors, but was perceived to be different by different people. Some people saw it blue and black, while others saw it white and gold. Experts weighed in on what was occurring. It is not due to the cones in our eyes. Every person saw the dress a different color, because the light that enters the eye is interpreted by each person’s brain. This incident had everyone around the world given their opinion on how they saw the dress. Celebrities all reported viewing it differently. The manufacturer of the dress has said there is no white and gold dress.

It is amazing and shocking how fast this photo spread through the internet said Haidar Barbouti. It took one person to post it and reach thousands with Instagram and Facebook. It is difficult to understand how the brain interprets the light. Depending on where the photo was seen, the dress could in fact look a different color. I, personally, saw the dress white and gold, only to later see it only black and blue. There were many different explanations being given such as it depended on one’s emotional state. It is quite easy to fall for the first explanation that is given. This just shows how powerful the internet is.

Doe Fights Back

File this under the strange, but true news file. This was shared with me by Jared Haftel. They say hunting is too easy if the animals don’t fight back. Well apparently, there is one deer in Wisconsin that received that memo.A hunter in Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, rang in the new year by picking a fight with a doe. While out doing a little bow hunting near the Peebles Trail by Highway K in Taycheedah on January 2, the 72 year old hunter injured the doe with one of his arrows.

An ambulance was called to the scene and the hunter was taken to nearby hospital St. Agnes Hospital. The hunter’s condition is unknown at this time.