Every week, our editorial team dugs up the funniest and the most ridiculous bits of news and prepares a compilation of life stories and situations, chucklesome videos, amusing texts, memes, and a variety of jokes and wisecracks to make you grin from ear to ear. Reading our selection of Weekly Fun stuff without a doubt equals having a whale of a time.
Workers learned how to fool Zoom to make it look like they’re working when they’re actually not
Because of the switching employees to remote working, video conferencing services became the only effective way to keep in touch and maintain the corporate spirit. Office workers took over one exciting lifehack form school kids. School and college students were the first to trick remote conferencing services. The thing is that Zoom has a feature that informs hosts if one of the conference participants is away from the screen for more than 30 seconds. Laziness is the sister of genius, so truants had no trouble coming up with a sophisticated ruse. They figured out how to upload photos of them sitting at their desks or looped videos of them “attending” lectures into a virtual background.
Office workers got inspired by this lifehack and started imitating their presence at boring meetings. They also leave pictures (or sometimes even videos) of them with an attentive and focused facial expression as if they were listening to someone at the meeting.
Wild goats took over a town in Wales
The town of Llandudno fell from horned invaders! Mountain goats from the Great Orme have been bossing around the streets of the seaside town for the whole week.
Wild Kashmiri goats are walking on lawns and bike paths, eat hedges and generally behave like they’re the bosses. Goats had previously come into town, but they were scared away by a large number of people. And now, when all the streets are empty due to quarantine, the goats went exploring.
Having made sure that there’s really no one on the streets, they decided to take over the town. At the same time, they rudely violate the quarantine rules: the goats gather in groups of more than two and do not maintain social distance.
A brit dressed up as a “bush” to take a walk during quarantine
The British have been in strict quarantine for more than a week now (the United Kingdom is among the top 10 countries that the coronavirus hit the most). They can only go out to buy basic necessity goods, it is forbidden for more than two people to be in public places, and once a day they are allowed to practice sports in the open air all by themselves. People try not to lose heart. For instance, a savvy Brit dressed up as a bush to take a walk around the city. You can watch a series of funny videos here.
A nurse from Australia made a face mask with a vulva design
Lulu Geraghty, a nurse from Australia, crocheted a “protective” medical mask in the form of a vulva. Lulu was inspired by her hobby: lately, she has been making vulva tea cosies and hats. Geraghty warns that although the mask does not meet the WHO requirements and cannot protect you from the virus, it helps with social distancing.
“I had a spare vulva just lying around so I whacked it on, for a bit of fun,” explained Lulu. “It just seemed to lighten the mood a bit. I don’t want to minimize the seriousness of coronavirus but I think we do need to be lighthearted as well.”
The nurse started making covers for teapots in 2017 to reassure women who were dissatisfied with their genital appearance. She intentionally makes each cover a unique shape to show that there is no single standard for the vulva.
For everyone who wants to crochet the same cosies or masks, Geraghty has prepared a detailed video tutorial. If you’re at home on a forced vacation, why not try?
staythefuckhome or spoilers await you on the street
Students of Miami Ad School in Hamburg started an interesting fake campaign on the web. They offer to show spoilers from popular Netflix series to passers-by on the streets and thus fight those who violate quarantine.
Prachuabmoh Chaimoungkalo, the main initiator of the campaign, noticed that most people did not not know about the dangers of the coronavirus after returning to her homeland in Thailand.
“The best way to stop the spread of Covid-19 is to #staythefuckhome, but some people still think it’s okay to go out and chill, spoiling it for us all,” the spec ad reads. “So we took an extreme measure: we spoil their favourite Netflix shows,” says Prachuabmoh Chaimoungkalo.
According to Prachuabmoh, the streaming service did not support her idea.
Poorly self-isolate, and the virus will come for you
Or a policeman from India will do. Rajesh Babu is a real law enforcement officer. He is patrolling the city of Chennai, which was closed for a three-week quarantine.
Rajesh Babu said: “We take all the steps, but still people come out on the streets. Therefore, this corona helmet is one of the steps we are taking to ensure that people are aware of the seriousness of the police. The helmet is an attempt to do something different.”
Children, seeing Rajesh in a helmet, immediately ask to be taken home. The corona helmet really works!
Social networks users call March the worst year in history
We have already heard that many people consider 2020 to be the worst year in the history of humankind for many reasons: the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus around the world, canceling mass events like concerts and even ban on gatherings with friends, restaurants are closed along with schools, universities, and offices. Seems like it couldn’t get any worse, but it does day by day as more and more countries are closing their borders, people are losing their jobs, and we are all learning how to properly self-isolate.
Users of social media compare the beginning and the end of March, dubbing it the worst month so far. They have even come up with memes that reflect the state of a person in early March and 30 days later.