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.
Mike Tyson caught a shark with his bare hands
Mike Tyson ran out of worthy competitors among people, and to prove it, the boxer challenged wildlife.
Along with a team of divers, Tyson went to a shark-infested bay in the Bahamas to shoot the Tyson vs. Jaws: Rumble on the Reef movie for Discovery Channel. Under the supervision of scientists, the boxer had to endure "three rounds" against sharks. The predators were indifferent to the boxer's iron grips because they realized that they are not in danger since they do not have ears. Tyson, however, says that fighting sharks was yet another experience in the main struggle of his life – the fight against his own fears.
“I learned from this experience doing Shark Week that whatever intimidates me, I am still able to step up to the challenge of overcoming anything that would prevent me from accomplishing my life's mission of reaching my highest potential in life and bringing me closer to God,” he said.
If we were God, we would have already begun preparing for the appearance of such a character next to us.
A conspiracy of doctors uncovered: masks are actually needed to spy on people
The coronavirus pandemic has spawned a bunch of different conspiracy theories. Paranoid people believe that the virus was created deliberately, and that the population is microchipped under the pretext of vaccination. A cherry on top of this conspiratorial cake is people who believe that medical masks are usually tracking masks. Unfortunately, there were a lot of suspicious things inside.
The biggest challenges of 2020 in a concentrated 30-second chaos
This is a challenging year: wildfires, the threat of a nuclear war, a deadly virus, killer hornets, and mysterious seeds from China. However, even all these terrible happenings can be made into a funny cartoon. Animator Jason Redwine created a cartoon about the major disasters of 2020 in After Effects. It is hard to believe that so many things that can put an end to humanity fit into a video that is less than a minute long.
Fecal transplant can significantly improve your cognitive function
Scientists from the United States said that transplanting fecal microbiota into patients with hepatic encephalopathy improves their cognitive abilities. This procedure is much more effective than other treatments. In short, hepatic encephalopathy occurs due to the liver's inability to process certain toxins and chemicals, so they accumulate in the body and enter the brain.
One group was given standard treatment, and the other was prescribed a single fecal transplant from a healthy donor. Scientists have observed the patients for over three months. As a result, cognitive functions in the second group improved significantly, and the number of beneficial bacteria in the body also increased.
In New Zealand, a man officially works as a wizard and gets paid $10,000 for this
The city of Christchurch in New Zealand is significantly different from other cities – it has its own wizard. His name is Ian Brackenbury Channell, and he has been in this position for over 20 years.
In 1988, when the country was mired in drought, it was the wizard who caused the rain with the help of a ritual dance. In the early 1990s, Channell was offered to become the official wizard of New Zealand, Antarctica and “relevant offshore areas.” The man has been in this position since then, and earns 16,000 New Zealand dollars a year (about US $10,400) for his work.
Miniature Bull Terrier that loves being dragged across the floor
Do not worry, Sparky's (this is the name of the dog) health and paws are fine. He just really loves to be dragged across the slippery floor of the supermarket. Well, everyone has their weaknesses.