August 11, 2016

If your head’s about to explode from the feed of endless content blasted at you from every angle, never fear – your concentrated weekly wrap up of trending miscellanea is here…

1. Facebook reminded us to talk about that major soccer event that everyone is talking about with the introduction of a dedicated “trending hashtag” #worldcup page (uh, copy Twitter much?)

Facebook first introduces hashtags during the 2014 FIFA World Cup

2. What’s the first thing you do when you find you’re all alone in an airport? Film yourself lip-syncingCeline Dion’s ‘All By Myself’ of course.

All by myself from Richard Dunn on Vimeo.

3. The first Vine video is sent from space. Neat.

4. Speaking of social from outer space, #CosmosFinale was trending Twitter’s walls, celebrating the first season of one of the world’s best new science shows finally made possible by Family Guy creator Seth McFarland.

Neil deGrasse Tyson tweets photo with Seth MacFarlane on the moon during Cosmos finale

5. The Internet’s latest ridiculous measurement of beauty since the “thigh gap” has arrived. Ladies…give yourself the finger.  Supposedly, if your lips don’t touch your finger when holding it level between your nose and chin, you’re on the ugly list. Funnily enough, Angelina Jolie & Gisele Bundchen failed the test.

Women holding their index finger to their face as part of a 2014 beauty trend.

6. From the makers of satirical news site The Onion comes the viral parody site Clickhole. Clickhole’s aim is simple: “We strive to make sure that all of our content panders to and misleads our readers just enough to make it go viral.”

The original user interface of Clickhole at time of launch.

7. Google has launched ‘My Business’ – a platform for better business management, amalgamating a number of their tools into a single platform. Check out all the changes to your accounts here.

Google's My Business User Interface

8. McDonald’s  turned to the public to name their next burger…um, best you just read the comments.

Facebook post from the launch of McDonald's 'Name Our Next Burger' competition.

9. 3D printing is now more than just plastics. This new 3D printer add-on demonstrates printing with Nutella. Yes please.

Overhead view of the first ever 3D printing done with Nutella

10. #getwoodyhome goes viral as a woman makes it her mission to return the lost toy she found on the motorway back to a little boy.

Harriett Scott tweet to #getwoodyhome

11. You’ve experienced the grouchy Christmas tales from the Grinch and Scrooge. This year, get ready for a grumpy Christmas, with meme sensation Grumpy Cat. No joke.

Grumpy cat Christmas card

And that’s it from us. Have a Mustard weekend.

Have we satiated your thirst for web fun, facts and failure this week? Let us know in the comments.