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.
Zoom prank in the style of a horror movie
When TV shows, online workouts, and marathons are not as attractive as in the early days of self-isolation, a new quarantine entertainment comes into play – practical jokes in Zoom. A director of the post-apocalyptic short film Dawn of the Deaf, Rob Savage, pranked on his friends right during an online party in Zoom.
Rob told his friends that he heard strange sounds from the attic and that he was going to check what was going on there. After that, Rob armed himself with a large kitchen knife, and… See what happened next in a video below.
A stuntman is a stuntman even in quarantine
Students and coaches from the French training center Le Campus Univers Cascades made a funny video. It’s a video in which stuntmen fall yet don’t lose their hearts and also show tricks of fighting with the use of not only hands, but also pans, and even bananas. The video has very much attracted the attention of users of social networks. It all looks harmonious and fun.
Zoom video conference with Albert Einstein and Steve Jobs (and this is not an Ouija séance)
Russian programmers have developed a technology called Avatarify that can superimpose an image on another person’s appearance in real time. The program can be used in Zoom or Skype. You can pretend to be another person, like Steve Jobs or Albert Einstein. While similar services work with pre-recorded videos, Avatarify processes images “on the go.” The software accurately repeats the movements and facial expressions of the masquerading one, but is not that convincing: the image gets distorted if a person moves his head.
Currently, the program database contains the faces of Albert Einstein, Harry Potter, Steve Jobs, Eminem, Mona Lisa, Barack Obama, and Cristiano Ronaldo. To create all the masks, 12,331 videos with the faces of other people were processed.
The program is available on GitHub, but to run it, you will need a powerful computer and programming skills.
An eccentric conductor worth 3 million views is tossing flashes of lightning
If you read our articles, then when the quarantine is over, you will become a movie fan and a polymath with an excellent sense of humor rather than a pale hypochondriac who gained ten kilos. This video will contribute to your educational process. This is the original interpretation of the recording of 2009: the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra led by the chief conductor Gustavo Dudamel is performing the first part of the famous Symphony No. 5 by Ludwig van Beethoven.
Conductors are known for their emotionality and active gestures, and this has become the main feature of the video. Maestro Dudamel tosses flashes of lightning, scares musicians with a lion, plays tennis, and does a dozen of other funny things. See for yourself in a video.
Who “Zoom”er are you: 16 types of users
Reddit user VidGuy14 has collected all the specific types of people taking part in Zoom meetings in one video. Watch it, laugh at it, and don’t forget to honestly admit (at least to yourself) that you are one of them.
How popular memes would look like in the Middle Ages
The creators of Deus lo Vult, the most opulent medieval boar game of rampage, betrayal, and agony, depicted how popular modern memes would actually look like in the Middle Ages. The Holy Inquisition would not approve!