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.
"Very Nice!" or how Kazakhstan used a catchphrase from the Borat movie as a slogan for a new tourism campaign
The video came out a few days after Borat's sequel premiered on Amazon Prime. This is a compilation of short videos in which tourists discover interesting places in Kazakhstan. The deputy chairman of Kazakh Tourism Kairat Sadvakassov said that Borat's catchphrase "offers the perfect description of Kazakhstan's vast tourism potential in a short, memorable way."
In Australia, a Tesla owner mocked a thief using a remote control
Having received a phone notification from the car system about the theft, Brett immediately used the corresponding app to track the car’s movement. The woman immediately called the police, and went in pursuit of the criminal herself. During the chase, she mocked the car thief in every possible way using remote access to Tesla’s electronic system. She was lowering the windows, honking and slowing down the car's speed. As a result, the attacker could not stand it, left the car, and ran away with his accomplice.
Besides, Tesla's onboard cameras filmed the face of the car thief, who also lost his driver's license in the cabin. It looks like the thief’s career is coming to an end.
"Worst place in the world" in England is a place for an overnight stay
British bloggers Rhys Simmons, Jamie Kamaz, and Jamie Hitchin, decided to create "the worst place on Airbnb."
They were planning a trip and couldn't decide on a place to stay. This is how they came up with the idea to create a unique place on their own. They were inspired by a "zero star" hotel in the Swiss Alps and decided to do something similar.
To do this, the bloggers went to the Free Stuff section on Facebook Marketplace, and bought there a mattress, a bedside table, a table lamp (it doesn't work, it’s just for the interior), and two glasses. As it turned out, some people like such places a lot. Soon, the bloggers began to receive requests for accommodation. One of the customers wanted to clarify what to do if it suddenly rained. Another asked if there was an air conditioner there, and one woman wanted to stay there for four weeks with a pet.
Polish song has become a meme: cows dance to it
A song by the Polish artist Cypis Solo called "Gdzie jest biały węgorz? (Zejście)" has suddenly become a meme. Let’s figure what is happening and what the cows have to do with it.
Cypis Solo released this track back in October 2015.
By August 2020, the video had gained 10 million views and 160 thousand likes. And over the past two months (at the time of this writing), another 8 million views and more than 265 thousand likes were added.
The source of the song's distribution is unknown. The first videos in which the track was used as a meme appeared on July 13 – it was a dancing triangle, as well as an hour and thirteen-minute video with a dancing cow.
A few days later, an hour-long video of a cow appeared on YouTube. It currently has 4.3 million views.
The cow was used for a reason – for many residents of the USA and Western Europe, Poland is perceived as an agricultural country, in which cows are an integral part of life. Later, the meme evolved – apart from the cow, dinosaurs, Peppa Pig, Polish President Andrzej Duda, and others began to dance to the track.
The performer of the Cypis song was clearly aware that the song had become a meme – he first posted a video with a dancing boy on Instagram.
A few days later, he released a remix. And yes, that same cow is dancing to the music on the video.
The next stage in the development of the meme was creating the effect that the song was "sung" by editing.