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.
“I Want To Break Free” with a fascinating ending got more than 6 million views
If we lived in some 17th century and a pandemic suddenly broke out, we would be dying not only from the pandemic itself but also of boredom, because mankind had not yet invented the Internet and Netflix back then. So, instead of whining, “When will the quarantine be over?” we suggest you squeeze the maximum of all kinds of pleasures out of quarantine.
Watching funny videos takes another important place in the pyramid of pleasures. To our happiness, there seem to be zillions of those, and there is no end in sight to short funny vids.
The latest hit has been recently published on Twitter. This video has it all: the unforgettable hit I Want To Break Free by the immortal band Queen and no less captivating ending. Enjoy!
The question that humanity’s greatest thinkers couldn’t stop pondering, “Why is it impossible to get a plug into a socket that you cannot see” has finally been answered
What is the mystery of an invisible outlet? Why can’t we even get into it even at the second attempt? And why is it that if we suddenly succeed, we rejoice over it more than over the release of the new season of Rick and Morty and can’t believe our happiness? Finally, the answer has been found, and you can behold it in the video below. In two days, the video was watched 10 million times.
The annoying mystery of the modern world is finally solved! Get ready to learn the universal secret.
Coronavirus remake of the song “Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen”
The coronavirus simply does not have a chance, all the resources of mankind go to fighting it: doctors treat sick people, scientists are trying to find a vaccine, the Japanese singer Pikotaro is recording a new hit…
Pikotaro is famous for his 2016 hit song Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen that overshadowed and made PSY, the famous Korean rapper whose music video Gangnam Style became one of the most-watched YouTube videos, nervous.
In April of this year, Pikotaro made a remake of his hit, replacing “pen,” “apple,” and “orange” with “hands” and “soap.” In the video, the performer is dressed in his signature gold costume, smiles playfully, and demonstrates how to wash his hands. In one day, the song got about one and a half million views.
An app that helps create deepfakes
Deepfakes are perhaps the most high-profile topic of the past year. They misled people, distorted words, and amused people. It was difficult for mere mortals to make a deepfake just for fun, it was necessary to understand how neural networks and algorithms work. Ordinary people wanted something like an app in which you could get a ready-made masterpiece by pressing one button.
God, or rather Apple heard the prayers of users, and such an app actually has appeared. It’s called Impressions and works super simply: you need to record a video in a selfie mode, select the star you want to turn into, and wait for the servers to process your request. It takes some time, but the result is quite nice.
The wealthiest American pastor yelled at coronavirus
The most famous US televangelist Kenneth Copeland gave a fiery speech about the coronavirus situation. Surrounded by like-minded people, he emotionally wished the illness to leave. In other words, the pastor yelled at the virus.
“I blow the wind of God on you. You are destroyed forever, and you’ll never be back. Thank you, God. Let it happen. Cause it to happen,” said the televangelist.
Twitter user Travis Akers posted an excerpt from the speech with a caption, “We’re good now.” In a couple of days, the tweet scored 2.8 million views.
#zoombackground – a flash mob to surprise your colleagues
Who would have thought that Zoom online conferencing platform would become the main communication tool? There, people hold conferences, throw parties, quiz nights, and even do fitness, jeez. And all this instead of eating like ordinary people in quarantine.
Zoom’s main feature is the ability to add background images to the conference. For instance, your room is a complete mess, and you are not eager to show it to your colleagues. With one keystroke, you add a photo of a clean room and voila! The background is ready. Yesterday, everyone wanted to look like decent people in Zoom, and today they are looking for something special to put as a background. The search led to a flash mob dedicated to Zoom backgrounds with a hashtag #zoombackground. Here are some of the most unusual ones.
Freeriding without leaving the room
Philipp Klein Herrero, a fan of skiing from Barcelona, made a short film about freeriding without leaving the room. The film is based on a true story – back in spring, before the coronavirus pandemic, Philipp and his family were planning to go freeriding.
“Just before the current health situation locked us in, I was about to go Freeriding with my family. It was supposed to be the big adventure of the year, the one I had been eagerly awaiting for a year. Therefore, the lockdown had me thinking about skiing the whole time, so I started to think how I could ski without leaving my living room,” said Philipp in a description of the video he uploaded to YouTube.
Okilly Dokilly band where Neds Flanders play
Arizona metalcore band Okilly Dokilly has five Neds Flanders and has existed since 2015.
For a long time, the Simpsons had no idea about the existence of the Arizona band. But then the band recorded the fateful Howdilly Doodilly album and reached the heart of Al Jean, one of the Simpsons producers. Al Gene liked the White Wine Spritzer track so much that he put it in the final credits of one of the Simpsons episodes (season 30, episode 20).
An office noise simulator for those who really miss the office
If you miss your colleagues from the office like crazy and seriously think that the cooler noise and the loud laughter of your colleagues that irritated you earlier is something that you are really missing now, be quick to visit the I Miss the Office Website.
Its main goal is to brighten up loneliness at remote work, cheering users up with excerpts from conversations, the noise of air conditioning, and office equipment. You can easily adjust the "number of colleagues" and the sounds you need (keyboard clacking, coffee machine, printer). Maybe the remote work will keep your internal fire burning, and your life will sparkle with new colors.
An American became a potato at an online meeting. Now it’s become a meme
Lizet Ocampo, the head of the People For the American Way law firm, accidentally applied a potato filter during the meeting in Zoom and couldn’t turn it off.
"I was a potato from the very beginning," Ocampo said. "I had no idea why I was a potato, and I couldn't change it to a regular camera."
One of Ocampo’s employees posted a screenshot of her on Twitter, and Twitter users quickly turned it into a meme.