Social News Daily Thu, 28 May 2015 13:36:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 DIY Your Lego Gummy Candy With This Recipe! [Video] Thu, 28 May 2015 13:36:49 +0000

This new gummy recipe isn’t just Pinterest-worthy, it’s bound to be a hit with kids of all ages — including millenials, because we’re cool kids like that.

The brilliant person behind this video is Grant Thompson, a Youtube star who also goes by the monicker “The King of Random”. He releases a brand new video every five days, dedicated to different kinds of lifehacks ranging from the kitchen, the workroom, electronics, everyday appliances… the sky’s the limit with this ingenious dude’s imagination. Plus, we really dig the guy’s voice.

The gummy candy recipe amazingly calls for very few ingredients — corn syrup, gelatine, a box of Jell-O, and cold water. Putting it together is so easy, this makes a fun kitchen project you can do with a kid. Just be careful, however, as the melting point for the candy syrup can be very hot. Safety first: always use insulating pot holders or oven mittens when lifting the pot to pour the mix into another heat-proof container.

Another thing to appreciate about Grant’s style of instruction is how he also troubleshoots potential problems viewers may run into. His methods are quick, stress-free, and ingenious, and it makes us appreciate the science behind it a bit more.


The real beauty of the video, however, is the creativity that goes into the molding process. We’re first taken through the basics, and later on are shown how we can turn the gummy Lego fun up to eleven. Colors, flavors, and fun galore, this recipes candy that is not only fun to make and fun to eat, but fun to play with as well!

We hope you have fun with this recipe! If you do give it a go, let us know how it turned out. Tweet and tag us @SocialNewsDaily!

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Groom Slams Meninists With Brilliant Comeback, Twitter Applauds Thu, 28 May 2015 09:44:33 +0000

You know those Meninists? That group of men on the Internet who focus on bringing to light the “immense and unbearable turmoil” of being a man in this day and age, of Oh the privilege! and Oh the wage inequality in their favor! and Egad, the double standards and the glass ceilings! — well, that, and making fun of feminism.

Recently, they decided to crack a joke at the expense of a married couple. Needless to say, they picked the wrong people to mess with.

May I present Exhibit A:


The man pictured above is Adam Harris seeing his lovely wife Tisa come down the stairs on their wedding day at Dripping Springs, Texas. The emotional photos went viral or months for their honesty and intimacy. It gave people everywhere the warm fuzzies of love and happiness.

and then the Meninists decided “nope, joke material”.

So Adam wasn’t having any of it. This is his response:

That, my friends, is how you stay classy.

Harris shared his memories of his wedding day with Buzzfeed News:

“It was raining all day and windy. We were a bit afraid the ceremony wouldn’t happen outdoors like we wanted it to but around noon the rain let up until the end of the ceremony. We agreed not to do the first look because we thought it would be more exciting to see each other for the first time during the ceremony. When it came time in the ceremony for her to walk down the aisle our DJ played “Beautiful” by Meshell Ndegeocello and the doors above the stairs opened. When I saw her, I couldn’t hold back feelings of excitement and love, she looked gorgeous. Our photographer, Dustin Finklestein, captured the moment perfectly.”

Harris’ tweet went viral — in just three days, it was retweeted over 78,000 times. (The original meninist tweet reached just around 5,000.)

It takes a special kind of elegance to be this chill.

You hear that, meninists? It’s call class. Too bad you can’t buy it in a store.

Congrats from us here at Social News Daily, Adam and Tisa! Here’s to your future filled with unperturbed class and and true inner elegance. Cheers!

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India’s Heat Wave Melts Roads [Photos] Thu, 28 May 2015 08:02:16 +0000

India and heat are more often quite synonymous with each other, but this recent heat wave has put many regions on alert, and it’s not hard to see why.

An extreme heat wave is scorching India’s Andhra Pradesh and Telengana regions with temperatures that reach up to 48 degrees Celsius (118 degrees Fahrenheit). The weather has gotten so hot that asphalt rods have warped and melted, and generators are shutting down from the heat overload in many establishments across cities, most critically in hospitals.

1,118 people have also died within the past month from the current weather conditions, an infernal melange of hot air, dust storms, and molten asphalt that has made almost unthinkable. BBC reports that West Bengal and Orissa have also seen at least 24 people pass away from the intense heat.

 Homeless people, construction workers, street peddlers, newborns, and young children are most at risk with the current climate. Hospital personnel are kept on their toes, rushing to treat patients that have fallen victim to dehydration, heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) implores people to stay indoors, wear loose clothing, and drink water—even if they’re not thirsty.


Alfred Innes , a Hyderabad resident, is concerned that many civilians have received very little help so far.”I have personally witnessed the death of a three-year-old very close to where I stay and that was because of severe hea,” he says. “It’s very sad. The government isn’t doing much, but as individuals we are trying our best.”

In the meantime, the populace is doing what it can to keep their spirits up in the heat.

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Ghetto Spiderman Knocks His Own Ass Out At Party Wed, 27 May 2015 16:46:35 +0000

Here’s the thing. If you are going to hire a performer in costume for your kid’s birthday party, there are a couple things you want to do. First, quick background check. Last thing you want it Spiderman pulling your kid into a closet to get his “spidey senses tingling’. Next up, ask around. Find people who witnessed this person perform. Do they shine, or is it shame? Finally, you WANT to make sure they show up sober. Those three things, and your birthday party will be fine. I am thinking the following parents may have not known those rules before hiring this Spiderman for their kid’s party.

Put it this way, this is one birthday they will never forget, and safe to say little Timmy doesn’t believe in superheroes anymore. I mean, can you blame him?

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A Guy’s Understanding Of Female Panties Wed, 27 May 2015 16:35:38 +0000

Man, we men are so stupid, huh? Like, what is this strange material used to cover a woman’s bathing suit area? It is almost as if we didn’t know what it was we would think it was some fancy, lattice eye-patch or something. Truth is, I don’t think men are quite as stupid as this video implies (and also don’t think most men would pick up panties off the ground outside their place), but once you realize it is just trying to be funny at the expense of both our genders, you can forgive it and almost laugh.

Side note, in case you didn’t know before, apparently you can use woman’s panties to choke someone out. So the next time someone is messing with you, just keep a pair in your pocket for a weapon.


I am sure NO ONE will think that is weird at all.

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Cat Sings “Happy And You Know It” With Owner Wed, 27 May 2015 16:28:26 +0000

Most cats would rather ignore you than sing a song with you, but I think we found the exception. The one feline who actually enjoys being social. Heck, not only that, this cat sings! And not just any song, either. Well, I don’t want to ruin the surprise for you, so I will let this singing cat speak (or sing) for itself.

What can you even say about that other than you wish you had a singing cat? Frankly, most of the pussy I surround myself with just ignores me.

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“Feminist Mad Max” Brings High-Octane Equality Statements [Meme] Wed, 27 May 2015 13:34:26 +0000

A lot of you meme lovers out there know Feminist Ryan Gosling, and boy, do you know it by heart. Thanks to him, we’re never going to look at the statement “hey girl” the same way again.

With the dawning of the ultimate glorious badassery known as “Mad Max: Fury Road”, it should come as no surprise that the Internet now knows the meme-tasticness of Feminist Mad Max. Bathed in sand and the blood of their enemies, these badass ladies (and honorary Badass Lady Tom Hardy) are burning rubber onto the road of gender equality.

Strap in. We’re going to smash gender roles and watch the patriarchy burn, one meme at a time.

Max knows focusing on strengths + combining powers = teamwork.

Max knows the right way to treat victims of sexual assault: protect them, believe them, don’t ever judge them.

Max totally respects a woman’s authority. It’s what’s kept them alive and awesome all this time, after all.

Because women are totally capable of kicking ass, saving themselves, and saving the guy, too.

And women can be caring, have balls of steel, and take the wheel of a mad monster vehicle, all at the same time. What, like it’s hard?

At present the tumblr account still has a handful of images for the meme, but we’re ready to bet ourbits that it’ll spread like petroleum wildfire within the next few days. Just give it time, you’ll see.

The meme has also managed to get a faction of the Internet called Men’s Rights Activists for no good reason. Is that so? Good.

All hail Imperator Furiosa, and all women who follow in her fierce, flaming, feminist footsteps. We all need to recognize the badass women like her in our lives.

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Single Text Can Crash Your iPhone Wed, 27 May 2015 09:21:54 +0000

Apple fans beware; findings have reported that a single text can crash your iPhone. It’s not a particular word, an image, or an emoji, even — all it takes is a string of seeming Arabic characters sent on SMS for the phone to crash and send itself into a loop.SingleTextCanCrashYouriPhone1

Panicking? While it does seem quite alarming, we recommend you read on. If you’re an iPhone user, best to prepare yourself for this sort of situation.

It all started when a group of keen Reddit users noticed that if you sent a specific thread of Arabic characters through an iMessage, the phone’s system would crash and restart. Once they booted up iMessage again, however, the phone would become unresponsive, crash and restart again — the stuff of an Apple user’s worst nightmare.


All hope is not lost, however — this particularly annoying bug is still fixable, and does not incur any lasting damage to the phone’s system.

  MacRumors offers two methods of getting yourself out of the endless loop of crash-and-restart:

  1. If you were looking at the conversation when your phone crashed, replying in to the conversation will prevent it from crashing.
  2. If you weren’t looking directly at the conversation, the phone will still indeed crash, and you’ll have to wait for it to restart before you can take action. Once it does finish restarting, however, you can send yourself a text message to put an end to the loop.

How do you exactly send yourself a message when the Messenger app is kaput? Here’s where Siri comes to the rescue — just tell Siri to “send myself a message”, and that should do it.

Redditor sickestdancer98 has done some investigating on their own, and says the bug is tied with the notifications api:

We found out what it is. it is due to how the banner notifications process the Unicode text. The banner briefly attempts to present the incoming text and then “gives up” thus the crash.

Twitter user @iGadgets__ has spoken with Apple about this bug. Apple is currently aware of it are taking action to fix it.

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#CharlieCharlieChallenge Has Children Summoning Demon For Life Advice [Video] Wed, 27 May 2015 04:34:06 +0000

The #CharlieCharlieChallenge is sweeping social media as children are summoning a Mexican Demon to answer some of their life questions. The demon, who goes by Charlie, is based on a Mexican urban legend. The tale evolved into a challenge that has children using a paper and pencil to summon Charlie.

Basically, you place one pencil on top of the other, then ask “Charlie, Charlie are you here?” Whichever direction the pencil rolls answers the questions. If the answer is yes, you can proceed to ask the demon all of the questions you want. If the answer is no, then pack up shop. There is no demon here.

You can hit your forehead with your palm now. What are going on in children’s heads these days. “Should I ask Jane out? I should ask Charlie.”

As crazy at it sounds, these kids are taking this whole #CharlieCharlieChallenge thing extremely seriously. There are even a set of rules to go along with the experience. You wouldn’t want to accidently open a portal to the underworld, now would you?


Now whether these rules are written as a joke or not, it is important to note that messing with demons may have negative consequences. These written rules state that you aren’t just summoning Charlie, but any demon that is nearby. Also, don’t forget you must make sure to say goodbye to the demon or it will attach itself to you, causing paranormal activity, hallucinations and other stuff that make up a scary movie.

Others aren’t fooled. They are having some fun with the whole stupid thing.

Apparently, Charlie likes fried chicken.

And of course, Corona. He is Mexican, after all.

Laugh all you want, but there is actually enough people trying this challenge that there are compilation videos circulating the Internet.

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#FindDancingMan: Fat-Shamed Man Gets Hollywood Party Wed, 27 May 2015 00:06:21 +0000

Sean O’Brien was the victim of fat-shaming after a video of him dancing at a club went viral. Known as the ‘dancing man’, the 46-year-old was made fun of by online trolls after the footage was uploaded to 4chan. Despite being the victim of this harsh bullying, he has now having the last laugh.

Nicknamed the ‘dancing man’, the attention spurred a search for O’Brien on social media named #FindDancingMan. Once found, the group promised O’Brien a star-studded dance party.

The group behind #FindDancingMan included writer, Cassandra Fairbanks. Fairbanks took to Twitter to share that the search was successful!

Cassandra and her social media friends made good on their promise and O’Brien has been living a whirlwind ever since.

#FindDancingMan has led to all kinds of craziness for the middle-aged man. He appeared on Today Show and dancing with pop singer, Meghan Trainor.

After the show, he attended an exclusive party at the Avalon nightclub. O’Brien boogied on the dance floor with big names, such as musician Andrew WK and former White House intern turned anti-bullying campaigner Monica Lewinsky.

The party was even DJed by Moby.

The next day, O’Brien threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Dodgers game wearing a custom jersey with the words, ‘Dancing Man’ on the back.

It is safe to say that the worst thing that has ever happened to O’Brien has turned into one of the best. He shared how he felt about the whole ordeal on Good Morning Britain.

“It was daunting at first. I was a bit worried about how it all happened but it’s turned into the most wonderful journey, I’ve met some of the most wonderful people you can imagine. It’s been truly life-changing,” O’Brien said. “I’ve always had confidence anyway, I’ve always wanted to dance. It’s just people pick on you sometimes. But what it has taught me is just totally ignore them rather than just blanking them.”

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