Articles written by Sophie Lloyd
Shareables – We’ve all heard tales of terrible neighbors and bizarre roommates, but this woman’s new dorm buddy has left her fearing for her life. A college student begged for advice from Slate’s agony aunt Prudence after discovering her roommate had decorated their shared room with pictures of famous serial killers.
Shareables – Staff at a library in Indiana are begging visitors to stop sticking googly eyes on book covers because the outcome will “haunt nightmares for all eternity.”
/R – There’s been a number of bridezilla stories taking over the internet recently. From the bride who spent $92,000 on five different ceremonies to wed the same man, to the woman who cancelled her wedding because guests refused to donate $1,500 each, bridezillas seem to be taking unreasonable demands to the next level in 2018.
Shareables – This may be the best job ever! (Well, except this one). A man in Wisconsin is using his love of cats and napping for a good cause.
Entertainment – It’s one of the world’s most famous optical illusions. Dubbed “My Wife and My Mother-in-Law” and “The Boring Figure” (because Edwin Boring wrote a paper about it in 1930, not because it’s dull), the picture shows both a young woman turning away and an old woman in profile, depending on how you look at it.
Social News – It may sound like something out of a dystopian novel, but China is introducing a scorecard system to keep track of its citizens.
Shareables – There’s been plenty of bizarre “news” stories surrounding Hurricane Florence, from Sharknados, to rumours of a weather reporter being blown away by the storm. Still, this is the first one to involve the spirit world.
Social News – We all laughed earlier this week when emergency service workers in Austria mistook a sex doll for a body, but police looking for a mannequin yesterday in Rhode Island were in for a more sinister surprise.