Someone posted a photo this week of an inflatable pool float Sam’s Club has been selling. And it’s trending online, because guys don’t see what’s wrong with it . . . but women see it immediately.
The thing looks EXACTLY like a giant maxi pad. It’s white with a little bit of blue, and the design even makes it look like it’s quilted.
Someone posted a photo on Reddit. Then it blew up after a romance novelist named Jillian David shared it on Twitter with a caption that said, “This could have been avoided with ONE focus group of women.”
If you’ve got some money and you want to show it off, you might as well make people say, “Wow, I’m jealous” . . . not “Ugh, I’d rather be poor.”
A new survey found the 10 things that used to be status symbols . . . but now they just make you look like you’re trying too hard. Check ’em out . .
- A personalized license plate.
- A hot tub.
- Flashy sports cars.
- An expensive watch.
- A giant TV.
- A swimming pool.
- Gold faucets in the bathroom.
- A yacht.
- A pony.
- Fur coats.
So what status symbols ARE cool? The top five are: A second home . . . a personal chef . . . a vintage car . . . an au pair . . . and a gardener.
If people on Instagram become as annoying as people on Facebook, I’m going to have to go all-in on Snapchat. And I REALLY get creeped out by pictures that use face swap, so that’s a worst-case scenario.
A new survey found the 10 most obnoxious photos people post on Instagram. Check ’em out . . .
- Couples kissing or cuddling.
- Pictures that show off how good their body is.
- Vacation photos that are just there to make other people jealous.
- Any picture with friends tagged “#squadgoals.” It’s an athletic workout thing.
- A beach photo of just your legs, where they look like two hotdogs.
- The hashtag “#nofilter,” to brag about how good you look unedited.
- Pictures by the pool.
- Pictures at a music festival.
- Sunset silhouettes.
- Sightseeing photos.
We’re basically required by law to be within shouting distance of our kids at all times now. So it’s amazing they get hurt at all. But here’s some stuff to keep in mind while they’re not in school.
It’s the ten things they are most likely to hurt themselves with over the summer . . .
1. B.B. guns. The number of injuries jumped 500% between 2010 and 2012. Apparently those are the most recent stats on it. And it’s partly because they’re more powerful than they used to be.
2. Toys that fly, including drones. You especially have to worry about head injuries.
3. Hoverboards. A doctor at Boston Children’s Hospital helped make the list. And he says on Christmas Day last year, he saw four hoverboard injuries in four hours, including two kids with broken arms, one with a broken leg, and one with a concussion.
4. Baby pools. Small kids can drown in as little as two inches of water, so you really have to pay attention.
5. Flotation devices and water wings. It’s because they give you a false sense of security. So you have to watch kids while they’re swimming, no matter what.
6. Pool covers, because kids can get trapped in them. And not just little kids. Sometimes teenagers jump in pools at night without realizing there’s a cover. So it might be a good idea to keep a light on if you have a pool.
7. Trampolines. A ton of kids hurt themselves on them every summer. And between 2003 and 2013, there were also over 100,000 injuries related to bounce houses.
8. Non-motorized scooters. It might be partly because we’re less likely to make kids wear a helmet when they ride one than when they ride bikes.
9. Cords on clothing, and straps on helmets. Mostly for little kids, because they can get wrapped around their neck. Yes . . . apparently HELMETS are dangerous now too.
10. Toys with small parts. Because they can be a choking hazard.
And this should go without saying, buy you also have to be careful about the SUN. A recent survey found only 25% of kids regularly wear sunblock. And 50% said they’d had at least one sunburn in the past year, which puts them at higher risk of developing skin cancer later in life.
Police say Ice . . . a.k.a. ROBERT VAN WINKLE . . . stole a pool heater, a bicycle and other stuff in addition to the furniture. The theft occurred sometime between December and this month.
Ice has been renovating a nearby house, possibly for his cable show “The Vanilla Ice Project”, and police found the stolen loot after executing a search warrant.