There’s a guy in Kentucky who did something INSANELY stupid last week to try to get attention. And he IS getting it . . . just not the way he wanted.
21-year-old Johnny Mullins from Jenkins, Kentucky is an aspiring weatherman. He’s been posting videos of himself making weather forecasts on Facebook for a little while now, but he hasn’t built much of a following.
There have been a lot of wildfires in his area lately, so he came up with the horrible idea to SET ONE and film himself in front of it to try to get attention to his videos.
The cops quickly traced the fire back to him, and he was arrested for second-degree arson.
Fortunately no one was hurt in the fire, and the fire department was able to contain it.
And Johnny’s video about the fire only got a few thousand views on Facebook.
(Lexington Herald-Leader / NBC 18 – Lexington / ABC News)
Next time you’re in an argument with your wife, make sure to bring this up. I’m sure she’ll love it.
A new study just proved women HOLD GRUDGES and stay angry longer than men.
Researchers at Harvard studied videos of sports like tennis and boxing from 44 different countries to see how men and women interacted with their opponents after a match.
And they found the men were MUCH friendlier with each other afterwards. And they were much more likely to have, quote, “peaceful” contact like a handshake or a hug.
The researchers say there’s an evolutionary reason why men are quicker at forgiving than women. Men originally had to work together to hunt or defend their tribe . . . while the women just took care of and defended their OWN family.
So men had to get over fights quicker to survive . . . and women had to hold grudges longer and be less trusting, also to survive.
After KIM KARDASHIAN released those phone conversations between KANYE WEST and TAYLOR SWIFT, it seemed like most people took Kim and Kanye’s side in the feud over his song “Famous”.
The popular opinion was that the videos proved Taylor LIED, even though there’s no audio showing that Taylor knew about the lyric, “I made that [B-word] famous” . . . which is what she’s always claimed she was bothered by.
In any event, Buzzfeed had a political polling company do a formal survey . . . asking over 2,500 registered voters where they came out in this supposed feud. You know, because it’s just THAT important. (???)
Of those polled, 75% were hip to the feud, which is incredible because they aren’t Buzzfeed readers, they’re just random people. On top of that, 38% were at least 55 years old, and 21% of them were over 65. So, like, grandparents.
So who wins? Taylor Swift. She got 34% of the vote, compared with 8% for Kim and Kanye. If there’s a saving grace here, it’s that more than half of voters apparently don’t care. 58% either had no opinion, or weren’t ready to make an official endorsement.
As for overall impressions, 55% of the people felt favorably about Taylor. Kayne only had a 15% favorable rating, and Kim had 16%.
It gets awfully hypocritical to judge OTHER people for how they use their phones in public, because I’m guessing we ALL do stuff that irritates other people. But hey . . . let’s do it anyway.
A new survey found the 10 rudest things people do with their phones in public. Check it out . . .
- Playing music, games, or videos without headphones.
- Taking calls on speakerphone.
- Taking photos or videos of strangers.
- Taking a call while you’re eating at a restaurant.
- Having your text and e-mail alerts constantly making loud noises.
- Using your phone when you’re in a dark theater for a movie or play.
- Taking video calls.
- Taking pictures of your food.
- Entertaining your kids with games or videos.
- Using Tinder and other dating apps to find people in the area.
If you had to sum up the Internet in two words, “cat videos” might not be a bad call. But HOW did they become that much of an obsession?
Scientists at Indiana University have finally figured it out.
They had people assess their moods before they watched a few cat videos on YouTube, then assess their moods after.
And once people had watched a few, they felt happier, more energetic, more positive, less anxious, and less annoyed. They also didn’t feel any GUILT over procrastinating for the sake of cat videos.
Those are a lot of the same results we get from actually being with a cat and petting it. So the researchers think that translates over the Internet, and THAT’S why we love watching cats online.
By the way, cat videos get more average views than any other type of videos on YouTube. There were more than two million cat videos uploaded last year, and they got almost 26 BILLION views.