A Virgin America flight attendant had one more safety video dance before the brand disappears forever.
People were heartbroken last year when Alaska Airlines announced that it would phase out Virgin America’s brand by 2019. The company bought Virgin in a $2.6 billion merger in 2017, and promised to keep the “flair” that frequent fliers loved about Virgin, like its colorful mood lighting and upbeat loading music.
In case you didn’t know, the safety video is a total bop.
One flight attendant paid homage to Virgin’s brand — which seemed to embrace the complete opposite of what airlines are usually known for — by leading an enthusiastic dance to the flight safety video. Read more…
With Special Counsel Robert Mueller at the helm, the Department of Justice indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers for hacking the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign in 2016. In a 29 page document, Mueller’s team detailed how Russia’s GRU operatives used spear-phishing attacks through malware to infiltrate the Clinton campaign and gain access to internal communications.
A massive crop circle that will troll Trump as he flies over the United Kingdom isn’t the work of aliens, but it’s definitely sending a message.
The crop circle on Moat Farm in Stoke Mandeville says “блядь” in Russian, with “Trump” directly beneath it. The Russian word directly translates to “whore.” It’s also used as an exclamation, much like shit and damn. In this context, it probably translates to “Fuck Trump,” possibly a jab at the president’s chumminess toward Russian president Vladimir Putin. The circle is directly under Trump’s flight path from London to Chequers, where Trump will visit Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday. Read more…
Gotta love a lip sync, especially a one-take-wonder by your local police station.
A video of police officers from Norfolk, Virginia, lip syncing and dancing through their station to Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk” has gone viral, clocking up 25 million views in two days.
Around 40 officers, who were challenged by Texas’ Corinth Police Department, took part over their lunchtime, reports local newspaper The Virginian-Pilot. Corinth had already thrown down Miley Cyrus’ ‘”Party in the U.S.A.”
Even Norfolk’s bomb squad and fire service get involved. Now, they’ve challenged Seattle Police Department, Norfolk Constabulary, Virginia Beach Police Department, and St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. Read more…
According to the BBC, the unnamed woman woke up in a mortuary fridge after a car pile-up on June 24 which reportedly left two others dead.
The woman was discovered by a morgue worker, according to the news service, and she is now recovering in a hospital east of Johannesburg.
The woman’s family declined to comment on the incident to the BBC, but said, “We need answers.”
So, how did this happen? An investigation is reportedly underway. Ambulance company Distress Alert, who mispronounced the woman dead, told news publisher Times Live, “Equipment used to determine life showed no form of life on the woman.” Read more…
Griezmann, who plays for Spanish team Atlético Madrid, is rumoured to be moving to rivals FC Barcelona next season. The striker has so far confirmed that he’s made up his mind, although he stopped short of revealing where he’s going to.
To stop Spanish reporters from constantly bothering Griezmann about his plans, team France’s press officer only allowed questions to be asked in French during a conference on Tuesday. Read more…
In the days following Harvey Weinstein’s arrest, some within the entertainment industry have posted a statement released by Time’s Up — the organization created in the wake of the scandal.
Others, like actress Annabella Sciorra, have taken things a step further. Sciorra was one of the women to come forward in Ronan Farrow’s follow up stories featured in The New Yorker. On Sunday, she shared that she felt the farthest thing from celebratory when she heard the initial news about his arrest.
Ocean 8’s Sarah Paulson is really, really good at impressions.
So much so that Drew Barrymore was rather impressed by Paulson’s portrayal, which made an appearance when she participated in “Wheel of Impressions” on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon late last year. Barrymore gave Paulson the thumbs up at Ellen DeGeneres’ birthday party.
But you know what other impression Paulson happens to be good at? A freakin’ dolphin. Skip to 2:15 to be seriously wowed.
Have you ever made it to the point in an argument with your brother or sister when you’ve both lost sight of what the problem is and NOW YOU’RE JUST YELLING?
You’re just like these two lynx.
Captured on camera by Nicole Lewis in near Avery Lake, which borders Ontario, Canada, and Michigan, U.S., the two lynx appear to be having a mild territorial meltdown — according to National Geographic, lynx tend to do make this weird screechy noise in confrontations, particularly if it’s a first meeting.
According to Storyful, who hosted the video, Lewis spotted the pair closed to the Dinorwic region of Ontario, where lynxes roam and only make human headlines if they attack pet goats (the goat was OK). Read more…
Pittsburgh was hit with heavy rain on Wednesday night, causing severe flooding on a local highway.
Unlike typical rainfall in the area, the thunderstorm didn’t just pass through. Instead, it stayed over the city, dumping half an inch of rain over Pittsburgh every hour.
The storm gave us one bright spot during the downpour: this video of a dumpster jauntily floating down the river that used to be Route 51. Local news anchor Ken Rice captured it on the move on Wednesday night. Read more…
Not all Twitter users had fond memories of their past relationships — and this floating dumpster reminded them of that.
The now-beloved NFL star, one of Time‘s 100 most influential people of 2018, hasn’t forgotten the bad times. In a caption-less tweet on Thursday, coinciding with this year’s NFL Draft, he reminded everyone about the hate he received online at the time.
Hold up, everyone. The Walmart yodel boy actually performed at Coachella.
Eric Curtin, purveyor of comedy Twitter account @dubstep4dads, tweeted a video of the performance on Friday. He said that after “yodel kid” followed him on Twitter, he reached out to get him to perform as Whethan’s guest on the first day of the festival.
“I love u mason and i love the internet,” he tweeted.
after the yodel kid followed me i dmed him to try and get him to come out as whethans guest at coachella. and it happened. ur welcome everyone. i love u mason and i love the internet pic.twitter.com/VSjLjS9mU4
The refresh will apply to the desktop version of the site, and in coming weeks users will be able to opt-in to the new version of Reddit.
As WIRED notes, the redesign has been in the works for the past year-and-a-half. Reddit’s co-founder and CEO Steve Huffman noted in an “Ask Me Anything” last year that the site’s information-dense setup was often confronting to new users, hence the need for a redesign. Read more…
Here are 10 more passes that we want, that we need, and on which we would love to become dependent.
This pass would allow you to pet any dog in the city without their stingy owners getting in the way. Be sure to register 45 minutes early, because these dogs are getting snatched up like hotcakes. Read more…
Budding YouTuber Will Smith isn’t afraid to churn out some weird content on his channel, including an attempt at getting frisky with a humanoid.
In his most recent clip, Smith sets himself on a date in the Cayman islands with Sophia the robot, a humanoid robot from Hanson Robotics that uses artificial intelligence to interact with humans. After a few awkward moments and some burns from Sophia to Smith, he leans in for a kiss, and well, gets denied.
It’s super weird.
Unfortunately, this may have a lasting impression on poor Sophia.
“Every interaction I have with people has an impact on how I develop and shapes who I eventually become,” Sophia’s website reads. “So please be nice to me as I would like to be a smart, compassionate robot.” Read more…
McCabe’s GoFundMe is not only trending, it’s also raised a tremendous amount of money in the past few hours. As of the time of writing, it had raised $252,892 in just six short hours. People have been donating so quickly that the campaign increased its goal to $250,000 after it met its original $150,000 goal in less than four hours. Read more…
Thailand’s natural wonders are feeling the force of tourism, forcing one to close temporarily.
Maya Bay, a great beach on Phi Phi Leh island made famous by Leonardo DiCaprio in the not-so-great movie The Beach, will be temporarily closed for four months a year from June, as reported by the Associated Press.
Thailand’s National Parks and Wildlife Department made the decision on Wednesday to allow the island’s coral reefs and sea life to recover. The beach is open all-year round, in contrast to the many Thai marine parks closed between mid-May to mid-October. Read more…
They’re at least kinda digestible, unlike a slipper. A man from the Queensland town of Haigslea in Australia had placed by his bed last Tuesday as he went to sleep, only to find one of them missing in the morning.
Hundreds of thousands of people showed up in Washington, D.C. to attend Saturday’s March For Our Lives. As you might expect, that kind of turnout makes for some pretty impressive photos — even from space.
New images from DigitalGlobe’s Worldview-2 satellite show the sea of people — and their signs — gathered to march and rally for common-sense gun reform. They’re an astounding reminder of the sheer size of this movement. Isn’t that right, NRA?
For scientists conducting long term research on tigers and their prey, catching an elephant smoking is a rather strange sight.
That’s what they discovered when they visited camera trap locations around India’s Nagarahole National Park.
“I believe the elephant may have been trying to ingest wood charcoal,” Varun Goswami, an elephant biologist working with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). “She appeared to be picking up pieces from the forest floor, blowing away the ash that came along with it, and consuming the rest.”
According to WCS, charcoal has toxin-binding properties which could be useful medicinally. It’s also useful as a laxative, serving a purpose after forest fires, lightning strikes, or controlled burns. Read more…
Spain saw one of its biggest public demonstrations in history as an estimated 5 million people striked across the country, according to The Guardian. The millions of women workers protested machismo culture and workplace harassment. Madrid’s Neptune Fountain was lit up in magenta in honor of the strike. Read more…
Remakes of Disney classics are a tricky thing to do successfully, but in 38 seconds, this group of brilliant young minds put every attempt to shame in a hilarious rendition of “I’ll Make a Man Out of You” from the 1998 film Mulan.
Twitter user @senseileskee and a group of friends banded together to create the now-viral clip of the song for a school project, performing a routine that is almost identical to the one from the animated film.
“We thought you might like to come and work for us? Maybe make an honest living instead of thieving off us?” reads the post.
It appears the owners are more impressed at the thieves’ ability to get out of bed on time, have a working knowledge of power tools, and have a truck to drive around, than annoyed by the theft. Read more…
Although Moir addressed romance rumors as “none of your business” — complete with sassy snaps — their fans are still convinced that his partnership with Virtue is more than just a professional relationship.
Fellow Canadian Ryan Reynolds is one of those fans. On Monday he tweeted his support for the Team Canada, and implied that the figure skating duo was a couple: “And thank you @tessavirtue & @ScottMoir for agreeing to raise my children as your own.” Read more…
Thousands of people have clicked “attending” for an event planned for Monday, Feb. 26 in Melbourne’s Federation Square — 3,800, in fact. The event will apparently see a group of people show up, quietly say “wow” and leave.
“Let’s put some positivity out there into the world! Let’s marvel at the beauty and Wonder of this incredible planet we live on, and let’s WOW like Owen Wilson!” reads the event description. Read more…
Namely Republican Senator Marco Rubio, who was asked by shooting survivor Cameron Kasky if he would reject contributions from the National Rifle Association, in a nod to the lobby group’s political influence.
Cameron Kasky, who survived the school shooting: “Sen. Rubio, can you tell me right now that you will not accept a single donation from the NRA?” Rubio: “People buy into my agenda, and I do support the Second Amendment” #StudentsStandUphttps://t.co/ucmVB74g1C
This is a change of heart for the organization, which previously banned setting up cookie booths in front of dispensaries. In a deleted tweet from 2014, its Colorado council stated, “If you are wondering, we don’t allow our Girl Scouts to sell cookies in front of marijuana shops or liquor stores/bars.” Read more…
It’s somewhat rare for New Zealand politicians to attract global attention, but Jacinda Ardern’s star continues to rise.
The current New Zealand Prime Minister is featured in the March issue of Vogue, where she’s been labelled the “anti-Trump,” admired for the way she speaks about poverty and homelessness with a “blend of Bernie Sanders’s bluntness and Elizabeth Warren’s fearlessness.”
But of course, being Vogue, there was plenty of attention dedicated to Ardern’s photoshoot. Clarke Gayford, Ardern’s partner, made the photo his wallpaper.
For the rest of us underlings, we’ve only just discovered the joke via a tweet posted by @ajelansolo on Saturday. Here he’s posted a picture of the PlayStation 2 disc, which has the message “really disturbing image… flip disc over.”
Two years ago during the Rio Summer Games, Jones was a breakout star for her seriously funny running commentary on the sports. And as of Saturday, she’s back in the saddle. The events are different, but her hilarity remains the same. Read more…
As reported by Junkee, an online campaign spearheaded by the Facebook page Blackfulla Revolution appears to have been successful in forcing the site to remove offensive definitions of the word “aboriginal.”
These definitions were specifically targeted at Indigenous Australians, and were prevalent on the majority of the word’s entries up until recently. Read more…
The last time the Philadelphia Eagles were in the Super Bowl, we only just started using MySpace and the iPod was still some newfangled thing.
So it’s no wonder the city was extra careful in the lead up to the Eagles NFC Championship game against the Minnesota Vikings, because a win — taking the team to the Super Bowl — would have the place in raptures.
In the wake of an uproar over the $1.5 million Mark Wahlberg was paid for his All The Money In The World reshoots, the actor announced Saturday that he will donate the money in his costar Michelle Williams’ name to the Time’s Up legal defense fund.
Wahlberg’s hefty reshoot fee made headlines earlier this week after it was reported that Williams earned just $1,000 for her time.
The cast of All The Money In The World reshot multiple scenes after director Ridley Scott cut actor Kevin Spacey from the film following multiple sexual assault allegations. Christopher Plummer replaced himUSA Todayfirst reported the massive pay discrepancy on Tuesday. Read more…
The U.S. president used the word to refer to Haiti, El Salvador and other African countries. Trump questioned why its people were were coming to America, and asked lawmakers why the U.S. didn’t accept more people from Norway, a majority Nordic (white) country.