Articles in the category Social News

Scientists Discover Exercise Hormone

Hate exercising? Is Lycra = Death in your book? Does the thought of spending an hour on the treadmill send you running for the hills? Don’t fret, because the benefits of a grueling afternoon at the gym could simply be an injection away, thanks to science. (And you thought you’d have to try that new […]

Twitter Investigates Possible ISIS Threat To Co-Founder

The social media giant is taking reports of possible threats very seriously. Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey may have been the latest target of terrorist group, ISIS. NBC News is reporting that Twitter is working with several law enforcement agencies to check out the validity of threats against Dorsey. The alleged threats come after Twitter shut […]

Mayor Marty Walsh To Adventurous Idiots: Stop Jumping Out Of Windows

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh would really appreciate it if the residents of Boston would stop jumping out of their windows into the snow. Boston has seen a little bit of snow this winter and apparently people are dealing with it by leaping out of their windows. While we don’t have an exact number of people who […]

‘Skunk’ Cannabis Linked To Risk Of Psychosis

A potent type of cannabis, called ‘Skunk’ has been linked to 24 percent of new cases of psychosis, according to a new study by King’s College London. The BBC reports “the risk of psychosis is three times higher for users of potent “skunk-like” cannabis than for non-users.” King’s College London’s Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and […]

Congressman Aaron Schock Fires Senior Adviser For Racist Facebook Posts

Congressman Aaron Schock (R-IL) fired Benjamin Cole, his senior adviser for policy and communications, this week after several racist Facebook posts were unearthed. In one post, Cole compares African Americans to zoo animals. In another, he talks about the “hoodrats” that live in his neighborhood. Cole writes: “So apparently the closing of the National Zoo has […]

#BrianWilliamsMisremembers: Twitter Mocks News Anchor After Apology

Have you ever heard Brian Williams tell the story about how he was rescued after his helicopter was downed by an RPG during the Iraq war in 2003? Well, apparently it was a lie. Williams was not traveling in an aircraft that was downed by an RPG. He was traveling in an aircraft that was […]

Horrific Plane Crash Caught on Dash Cam [Video]

A terrible moment was captured by a Taiwanese driver’s dash cam. The video shows the dramatic moment TransAsia flight GE235, a turboprop ATR-72, crashes into a river. The accident happened near the Taiwanese capital of Taipei on Tuesday. The video shows the large aircraft making a sharp roll to the left before slamming into the […]

Facebook Promotes Israeli Ads To Palestinian Users, Epic Fail

Facebook Ads can be a bother to any user, but the social media giant is facing backlash after a recent incident. Palestinian Facebook users were shocked to find promoted ads for Israeli settlement real estate on their feeds. Written in Hebrew, the ads featured luxury Israeli homes. The Washington Post was sent screenshots of the […]

Groundhog Day 2015: Punxsutawney Phil Sees Shadow, Predicts #SixMoreWeeksOfWinter

Are you ready for the cold season to end? Well, according to groundhog Punxsutawney Phil we’re going to have six more weeks of winter. Just in: #PunxsutawneyPhil sees his shadow #SixMoreWeeksOfWinter — Robin Meade (@RobinMeade) February 2, 2015 This Groundhog day prediction shouldn’t be much of a surprise for the midwest. The Chicago blizzard, the […]

Mother Accused Of Injecting Her Son With Shocking Substance

Candida Fluty seems like a doting mother. She has devoted her life to taking care of her 9-year-old son, who suffers from Hischsprung disease. Hischsprung is a rare congential blockage of the intestine. The child was staying at Cincinnati’s Children’s Hospital for treatment. Despite being his full-time care taker and making sure he had the […]

Global Warming? Climate Change Deniers Come Out For #Snowmaggeddon

How can we be in the middle of #Snowmaggeddon2015 if global warming is real? In addition to sharing photos of the storm, people on Twitter have been using hashtags like #Snowmaggeddon2015 and #blizzardof2015 to debate the effects (or lack thereof) of climate change and global warming.   Is it me, or does it seem the more […]

Do You Suffer From ‘Selfie Syndrome?’

With the news of Kim Kardashian’s Selfie book coming out, it seems as if the ‘selfie’ obsession is at an all time high. Even the socialite has confessed to being addicted to selfies. But could the selfie fad be turning us all into narcissists or maybe, something even more dangerous. Do you suffer from ‘selfie […]

Meet The Woman Who Feels No Fear

A woman, known as SM (to protect her identity) has been held up at gunpoint twice and twice at knifepoint, once with her three small children in tow. Each time she felt no fear. No, she isn’t just extremely brave, she suffers from a neurological disorder that does not allow her to experience fear. This […]

#WonBothOfThem: Obama’s Ad-Libbed Line During SOTU Goes Viral

President Obama talked about the minimum wage, international trade regulations, and the importance of bipartisanship during his State of the Union this year, but most people are talking about ad-libbed line that came at the end of the President’s speech. Obama was in the middle of discussing his plan for the final years of his presidency […]

Teen Poses As Doctor For A Month Before Anyone Notices

Is there a doctor in the building? One Florida hospital is doing some damage control after discovering a 17-year-old boy who had been posting as an OB/GYN for a month before being discovered. St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach discovered the troubled teen was posing as “Dr. Robinson.” The medical workers said they didn’t question the […]

Lost Beagle2 Space Probe Found On Mars

The Beagle2 space probe has been found on Mars. THe Beagle2 Probe was lost on Christmas Day in 2003 when it tried to make a soft landing on the red planet. The UK Space Agency was never able to make contact with the space probe and many assumed that it had been destroyed during the […]

Montana Officer Breaks Down After Shooting Unarmed Man [Video]

It was an unfortunate turn of events for one Montana officer. Mashable has uncovered the video of an officer’s reaction after shooting an unarmed man. In April 2014, Billings Police Department Officer Grant Morrison is seen on dash cam, emotionally breaking down after the incident. This video was taken just moments after Morrison shot and […]

Thousands Sing John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ At Paris Unity Rally [Video]

It was an uplifting sight on Sunday at a Paris unity rally. The large crowd was inspired into singing during John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’. This video was posted by redditor, ilHGG, who lives in Paris, next to where the rally was being held. The crowd was playing many peace songs, but this tune rang especially true for […]

First Charlie Hebdo Cover Since Attack Features Prophet Muhammed

The French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo is marching on. The first cover since the terrorist attack on its Paris office, which features a cartoon of the prophet Muhammad as well as the headline “all is forgiven,” was unveiled today. Zineb El Rhazoui, a surviving columnist at the magazine, said: “We don’t feel any hate to […]

Fox News Facts: Twitter Mocks Network Over ‘Birmingham Is All Muslim’ Comment

Twitter has been mocking Steve Emerson, a “terrorism expert,” and the Fox News network today for an absurd comment about how Birmingham, Britain’s second largest city, was a “totally Muslim” city “where non-Muslims just simply don’t go.” Emerson apologized for his comments but that wasn’t enough to stop Twitter from starting the #FoxNewsFacts hashtag to […]