Sorry, President Trump: You're not doing so well on OKCupid. Their users say they're more into the idea of getting peed on than supporting you. Sad!
The dating behemoth recently updated their list of iconic questions to cover current events and the results are...pouring in. They've found that their users are more likely to be into getting pissed on than they are to support Donald Trump. Yes, you read that correctly. Golden showers — which the now infamous Trump dossier brought back into the public eye — are more popular than the President himself.
Twenty-four percent of OKCupid users who answered the new questions said that golden showers were a turn-on or they could be convinced to take one. Only 11 percent of people answered in the affirmative to the very simple question "Trump?" (To be exact, 4 percent said "Hell yes" and 7 percent went with the more muted "yes.") Read more...
Kids, don't try this at home. Patriots fans, look away at all costs.
New England quarterback Tom Brady appears to be celebrating his insane Super Bowl comeback and enjoying the NFL offseason by recklessly cascading down ski slopes and horrifying Patriots fans everywhere. If indeed it's him — but why would he post it if it wasn't?
Brady's latest Instagram ostensibly shows the 39-year-old absolutely eating it on a big jump, then quotes a skiing scene from "South Park." For Patriots fans who want their aging, four-time MVP quarterback to play for a few more years, this video is terrifying. Read more...
Ambien: Well-known drug of choice for those with sleepytime problems. It works! But it can also make you trip balls.
Enter the subreddit r/ambien, where Redditors using the sleep aid tell the wild tales of things they did under the influence of the drug. At the top of the sub, a sticky post from eight months ago sets the perfect tone for the forum.
In order to get a better understanding of how wild dogs do wild dog things, the folks at PBS' Spy in the Wild put a life-like creature out in the, uh, wild, and waited for other wild dogs to come sniffing.
The robot, equipped with 24 moving parts, cocks its head and stretches and yips just like you'd expect a wild dog to, and its flesh-and-blood counterparts don't seem to be able to tell the difference. Aside from the lifeless eyes, "spy pup" is kinda cute. Read more...
By climbing a flagpole outside the South Carolina's statehouse, Bree Newsome practically wrote the modern book on removing Confederate flags from public spaces. Apparently, not everyone read that book, so now we have a sequel.
Black Lives Matter activist Muhiyidin d'Baha was arrested on Wednesday in South Carolina after epically leaping over a police tape barricade to snatch a Confederate flag out of a protestor's hand.
Since it took place directly behind a CBS newscast, the stunning moment aired on live TV — the cameraman followed d'Baha as he quickly ran across the shot.
Google VR filmmaker Jessica Brillhart released the immersive throwback masterpiece Thursday, as she detailed in a Medium post. She said she wanted to "create a place of calm and serenity similar to that of watching The Weather Channel in the 90's while sitting a foot away from the television screen." Read more...
Game of Thrones won't be back on our screens for a few more agonizing months, but that definitely won't stop us from obsessing over it in the meantime.
Now that the show has moved past the storylines published in George R. R. Martin's series of novels and we're entering the home stretch everyone involved is being even more secretive than usual — but the cast and creators have shared a few tasty tidbits for us to chew on before the Season 7 premiere rolls around.
Here's what we know about Season 7 so far:
The show won't return until this summer.
Usually, Game of Thrones debuts in April, just in time to distract us as the broadcast shows start airing their season finales. But this time around, HBO has pushed the premiere date back to summer, with a specific timeslot yet to be announced. This is mostly to accommodate the later production schedule for Season 7, which started filming a few months later than it normally does because... Read more...
To be fair, I'm out of practice. Still, plank posing for a full 34 seconds is an impressive feat for 6-month-old Rowan who's too young to say the words "plank pose," let alone pronounce the pose's proper name "phalakasana".
At this rate, Rowan should have defined baby abs by summer.
There's just over a week left until Nintendo launches its latest console, the Switch, on March 3. We showed off the box on Monday — look, Nintendo has weird rules, OK? — but now we're able to actually open it up and show you what's inside.
What is inside?
You get the Switch console itself (which is actually the hardware's tablet form), the Switch dock that beams a video signal to your TV, a pair of Joy-Con controllers, a few Joy-Con accessories and all the requisite cables you need to get started.
Provided you have easy access to both a wall outlet and an HDMI port on your TV, total setup time — from unboxing to powering on — is roughly 5 minutes. The instructions printed right on the Switch box lay it out as a two-step process. Read more...
No matter what any land rodents say, we've got a good six more weeks of winter in half of this country. That's six more weeks of guilt-free binge season, so make the best of it — and check out the latest on Netflix this March.
It doesn't release until the end of the month, but Jay Asher's 2007 novel about a teen who commits suicide gets a worthy adaptation in this miniseries. Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford) left behind a series of audiotapes explaining the reason she killed herself — 13 reasons, and they're all people. They stories interconnect and diverge darkly through the tormented recollection of her classmate Clay (Dylan Minnette), who loved her from afar until the end. Read more...
Climate scientists don't typically make the rounds on late-night talk shows. But thanks to President Donald Trump, they do now.
Ben Santer, a prominent atmospheric scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers on Wednesday night — a rare step for someone employed by a government-run lab.
"These are strange and unusual times, and it seems kind of important to talk about the science that we do," Santer told Meyers, explaining he was there as a private citizen.
Trump previously claimed that human-caused climate change is "a hoax." More recently, he's said he is "open-minded" on climate science but that "nobody really knows" what's happening to the planet. Read more...
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt may have poked fun at the idea of "Too Many Spider-Men," but "too many Batmen" is a problem yet to plague Hollywood.
Warner Bros. announced Tuesday that Matt Reeves will direct The Batman, the next film starring Ben Affleck's Caped Crusader, that Affleck himself was originally slated to direct.
“I have loved the Batman story since I was a child," Reeves said in a Warner Bros. press release. "He is such an iconic and compelling character, and one that resonates with me deeply. I am incredibly honored and excited to be working with Warner Bros. to bring an epic and emotional new take on the Caped Crusader to the big screen.” Read more...
Finding planets that orbit stars other than our own is no simple task. Some scientists are calling on gamers to help sift through huge amounts of astronomical data to confirm the presence of exoplanets throughout our Milky Way galaxy.
In its second foray into scientific crowdsourcing, the popular online multiplayer game EVE Online is collaborating with Massively Multiplayer Online Science, Reykjavik University, the University of Geneva and professor Michel Mayor to bring real-world astronomical data to EVE and task players with classifying the data to help refine the search for more exoplanets. This is the second iteration of game developer CCP Games' citizen science efforts, Project Discovery. Read more...
NEW YORK (AP) — Beyonce, who is pregnant with twins, will not perform at Coachella this year, but will headline the festival in 2018.
In a statement to The Associated Press on Thursday, Beyonce's Parkwood Entertainment and festival producer Goldenvoice said the singer had to pull out of the famed festival "following the advice of her doctors to keep a less rigorous schedule in the coming months."
The statement also said Beyonce will headline the 2018 festival.
It was not clear who will perform in Beyonce's absence. Radiohead and Kendrick Lamar will also headline the two-weekend festival in April in Indio, California. Read more...
The International Astronomical Union (IAU) — the body responsible for assigning official names to all cosmic objects discovered by Earthlings — has officially approved naming schemes for features on the surfaces of Pluto and its five moons.
This is good news for all you science fiction nerds out there. The IAU's naming scheme for Charon would allow scientists to name features on the moon after "fictional and mythological voyagers, travelers and explorers," according to NASA.
Fangirls, rejoice! Following in the footsteps of Ethan Hawke, David Tennant, Benedict Cumberbatch and a cartoon lion, everyone's fictional boyfriend Oscar Isaac is taking on Shakespeare's most famous monologue-r.
This production may sound familiar to theatre fans, as it was originally slated to run at the Theater for a New Audience’s Polonsky Shakespeare Center in Brooklyn this season, until Gold had a falling out with the theater last year. Luckily for us, the Public stepped in. Read more...
Facebook just added almost 200 national flags to its Profile Frames feature, giving users an extra chance share their national pride with all their friends—or just make everyone quickly scrolling through their feeds double-check if their phone screen has a smudge when the flags fly past.
The small flags, which appear at the top corner of profile pictures, don't make much of a statement beyond "hey, here's where I'm from" adding to Facebook's list of photo frames that allow users visually pledge allegiance to their favorite sports teams or social causes (think back to the much more affecting and ubiquitous marriage equality and Paris frames that filled newsfeeds in 2015). Read more...
When asked why he bought the paper, Bezos told a story about watching the Watergate hearings with his grandfather, who he described as "kind of a news junkie."
"I think that a lot of us believe this, that democracy dies in darkness, that certain institutions have a very important role in making sure that there is light, and I think the Washington Post has a seat, an important seat to do that," he said. Read more...
Octavia Spencer was previously announced as the show's host on March 4 with Father John Misty as the musical guest.
Lorde has a string of festival dates lined up for the summer, including Governors Ball and Bonnaroo, so it seems more and more likely that the lead single is imminent. Lorde's debut, Pure Heroine, came out in 2013. Read more...
My roughly 10-year-old cousin once wanted to take me on in ping-pong, using the table in my basementSure, I said. I let him get up 11-1, because I'm much older than he is, and what the hell do I care?
But then he started talking shit. Like, a surprising, not-marginal amount of shit for a 10-year-old. So I beat him. I beat him 21-11. I scored 20 straight points. I probably said something I either don't remember or have blocked out of my mind because I didn't want to remember the taunts I hurled at a kid less than half my age.
Anyway, the takeaway here is that nothing good comes from getting shit-talked, as an adult, by a kid. As both I and Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton now understand. Read more...
Yet, it seemed that some found their last straw, and weren't willing to wait out the change. A rumor circulated that 118 people, based in Uber's San Francisco office, had resigned following that meeting.
This number is not true, according to an Uber spokesperson.
The idea had been posted on Twitter, but it had gained traction on an app called Blind, where techies can anonymously share grievances or just chat. Companies are grouped into private channels, and users are verified based on their work email addresses. Read more...
Who knew reference books could use Twitter so well?
Counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway said Thursday afternoon at CPAC, "It's difficult," for her to call herself a feminist. She said she feels that modern feminism is, "very anti-male," and, "very pro-abortion." Shortly after her statement, Merriam-Webster—yes, the dictionary—squarely put her in her place on their Twitter with a nice little subtweet.