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The Scrabble Dictionary Just Added 300 New Words — Including “OK,” “Emoji,” & “Sriracha”

Get ready for some heated debates on etymology, usage, and style, fellow word-nerds. Nope, a new style book didn’t just get a released; this is way more fun than that. According to the Associated Press, Merriam-Webster finally released the sixth…
By Mika Doyle

A Vet Explained What Happens When Pets Get Put Down & It Broke The Internet’s Heart

Animal lovers know the lifespans of their non-human kiddos are preciously short. Like a blink-and-you-missed-it moment of bliss that’s over before you know it. It’s no surprise, then, that a viral tweet about having to put pets down broke the entire…
By Mika Doyle

Merriam-Webster Just Added Latinx & Over 800 Other Words To The Dictionary

Anyone else get incredibly frustrated by that little red squiggle underneath words you use on the daily? For some of your go-tos, that may soon be a thing of the past. Merriam-Webster added 840 new words to its dictionary as of September 2018,…
By Melanie Mignucci

The Internet Can't Decide If This Is A Picture Of A Beach Or A Door

When someone says "look," and shows you some weird thing, you may see something completely different than others viewing the same object. Case in point, people on Twitter are hashing out whether a post by @rebeccareilly__ is a picture that shows a…
By Brandi Neal

Goats Just Want You To Be Happy, According To A New Study

If you’ve ever gazed deeply into the terrifying horizontal slits of a goat’s eyes and thought, Gee, I wonder if this creature can interpret human emotions, then you’re in luck. A team of scientists at Queen Mary University of London found that goats…
By Sanam Yar

10 Tweets About Being Left-Handed That Show The Struggle Is Real

It's a right-handed world, and left-handed people are just livin' in it. According to Live Science, only 10 percent of the population is left handed, and as a result lefties have to adapt to a society designed for righties. These tweets from lefties…
By Brandi Neal

A Twitter User Found A Vintage Doll With A Moving Face & The Internet Thinks It’s Haunted

I have generally always had a hatred-fear of dolls. Even when I was a kid, I would take a cuddly stuffed animal over a creepy, small, humanoid piece of plastic any day. The film industry doesn't help at all, with haunted doll movies like Annabelle,…
By Isami McCowan

A Dinosaur Posed In This House Listing's Pictures & They Are Truly Iconic

Perusing home listings online can definitely inspire and motivate us to keep saving for that down payment, and house browsing is also super exciting when we’re actually ready to buy a place. We’re looking for all the things we hope for in a home —…
By Carolyn de Lorenzo

The Company That Makes Candy Hearts Shut Down & ‘90s Twitter Is Upset

Pour a few chalky hearts out for your fallen candies: the NECCO candy factory has shut down suddenly. On Tuesday, the Boston Globe reported that the company had closed its Massachusetts plant, laying off 230 workers and leaving the internet to ask,…
By Mia Mercado

A Viral Thread About “Naughty” Penguins At A New Zealand Aquarium Is Giving Twitter Life

We interrupt the regularly scheduled dumpster-fire 24-hour news cycle to bring you this adorable display of petulant and perfect penguins. Just like high-performing students, penguins deserve to get recognized for their accomplishments, or lack…
By Brandi Neal

Beekeepers Are Debunking The Internet’s Most Precious Myth

If you've ever been on the internet, it's virtually impossible to avoid coming across some version of the ultra-cute advice suggesting you give a little spoonful of sugar water to bees who are tired. There's almost nothing more adorable than…
By James Loke Hale

Middle Kids Are Responding To Going "Extinct" With The Saltiest Tweets You'll Ever Read

The July 9 issue of New York Magazine features a piece titled "The Extinction of the Middle Child." In the same way a listicle about middle children is bound to get middle children talking — the New York Mag piece itself mentions a BuzzFeed one…
By Lia Beck

Target Just Announced A One-Day Sale On Amazon Prime Day So RIP, Your Wallet

Amazon's big Prime Day sale is coming right up, and now another brand is getting in on the action. Target is having a sale on Amazon Prime Day, as reported by Market Watch. While Amazon's sale will take place over two days — Monday, July 16 and…
By Lia Beck

You Don’t Have To Be A Member To Get Amazon Prime Day Deals — Here’s What To Do

Amazon Prime Day — the two-day period during the summer in which Amazon Prime members have access to Black Friday-level discounts on a huge amount of products sold through Amazon — is fast approaching; in 2018, it's set to occur on July 16 and 17.…
By Lucia Peters

This Women Wanted To Instagram Herself Swimming With Sharks But Got Bitten Instead

Sharing the water with various sea creatures in tropical locations is often touted as a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but one woman had an experience to avoid at all costs. While on vacation in the Bahamas, a woman was bitten while swimming with…
By Lucia Peters

Twitter Is Extremely Concerned About A Mysterious Sarcophagus That Was Just Discovered In Egypt

Today, we have incontrovertible proof that we still haven’t unlocked all of the mysteries of the world: A mysterious black sarcophagus was just discovered in Egypt — and no one knows what to do with it. We don’t know who’s inside. We don’t know…
By Lucia Peters

Twitter Is Extremely Confused By This Avocado Toast-Flavored Chocolate Bar

The worldwide avocado craze has been going strong for awhile now (that's right, it's not done with us quite yet). We've seen the buttery, green fan-favorite as an ingredient in salads, blended into smoothies, tossed with hot pasta, on sale as a…
By Isami McCowan

IHOP Is Changing Its Name Back From IHOb & It’s Celebrating With A Sweet Deal On Pancakes

Well, well, well. It looks like for IHOP, the jig is up: on July 9, the company officially announced that they've ditched the IHOb (International House of Burgers) name for good. Amid the viral controversy that sparked in June when IHOP announced…
By Isami McCowan

Surprise: The Earth Is Actually As Far Away From The Sun As It Can Get Right Now

Unfortunately for us, it doesn't matter how far from the sun we get: The Earth is still going to be hot as heck. On July 6, Earth was at aphelion, officially at its farthest from the sun, orbiting at a distance of 94,507,803 miles, as opposed to its…
By James Loke Hale

You Can Now Take A Tour Of The Louvre Inspired By Beyoncé & JAY-Z’s “Apesh*t” Video

If you're understandably obsessed with powerhouse creative couple Beyoncé and JAY-Z, get ready to get hyped: following the success of their song "Apes**t," for which the music video was filmed entirely in the Louvre, the Paris art museum has created…
By James Loke Hale