Iowa Woman’s Frozen Stiff ‘Gravity-Defying’ Hair Could Be A Sculpture In Itself

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A woman in Iowa has stunned the internet after her wet hair managed to remain upright due to the freezing temperature.

Taylor Scallon posted a video of herself laughing as she walked into a house with frozen stiff hair that appears to defy gravity. Her chilled wavy locks are reminiscent of a wired art sculpture.

The video, which was captioned, “Is Iowa really THAT cold?” has garnered 3.29 million views since its 31 January upload at time of writing.

The polar vortex in the US has brought incredibly low temperatures across the US, with that in Iowa plunging to as low as -48°C.

“Is Iowa really THAT cold?”

— Taylor Scallon (@taylor_scallon) January 31, 2019

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Ariana Grande Shuts Down Million-Dollar Offer To Remove ‘7 Rings’ Tattoo

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Ariana Grande’s latest Japanese Kanji tattoo has made headlines for not working out quite as well as she probably hoped.

The design on the palm of her hand features the Japanese characters that were meant to read, “7 Rings,” in celebration of her recent hit single of the same title. Fans, however, have pointed out that the characters incorrectly translate to “small BBQ grill” instead. A failed attempt to fix the design left her with an edited tattoo that translates to “Japanese BBQ finger.”

On 2 February, TMZ reported that Grande had been offered a million dollar deal by aesthetic company LaserAway to get her edited tattoo removed. The singer, though, clearly isn’t having it.

LaserAway had apparently sent a letter to Grande and her manager Scooter Braun to introduce the free ink removal treatment. Grande was also offered a paid position of at least US$1.5 million to be the company’s spokesperson.

She took to Twitter to reply to TMZ’s article saying, “I’ll give y’all a million to get off my nuts.”

Grande addressed her botched tattoo, saying, she “went back and got [the tattoo] fixed with the help of [her] tutor” for greater accuracy. Grande can’t read nor write Kanji and added that the tattoo was inked out of love and appreciation.

She also addressed accusations of appropriating the Japanese culture, writing, “[T]here is a difference between appropriation and appreciation. My Japanese fans were always excited when I wrote in Japanese or wore Japanese sayings on my clothing. However, all of the merch [sic] with Japanese on it were taken down from my site not that anyone cared to notice.”

i’ll give y’all a million to get off my nuts

— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) February 2, 2019

@ArianaGrande: i’ll give y’all a million to get off my nuts


— felipe loves ari (@mostimagine) February 2, 2019

miss grande may have just ended tmz

— bryanna is on follow limit |04 (@bIwzed) February 2, 2019

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Google intros a pair of Android accessibility features for people with hearing loss

Google this morning unveiled a pair of new Android features for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. As the company notes in a blog post this morning, the WHO estimates that 900 million people will be living with heading loss by 2055. The ubiquity of mobile devices — Android in particular — offers a promising potential to help open the lines of communication.

Live Transcribe is, perhaps, the more compelling of the two offerings. As its name implies, the feature transcribes audio in real-time, so users with hearing loss can read text, in order to enable a live, two-way conversation. It defaults to white text on a black background, making it easier to read and can also connect to external microphones for better results.

The feature leverages much of the company’s work in speech to text and translation. It starts rolling out today in limited beta for Pixel 3 users. It will be available in more than 70 languages and dialects.

Announced back at last year’s Google I/O, Sound Amplifier is designed to filter out ambient and unwanted noises, without boosting the volume on already loud sounds. The feature works with headphones, letting users manually adjust the settings for the right fit. That one is available now via the Play Store.

Singer Dua Lipa Dons Thigh-High Boots That Look Like They Could Devour Her Legs

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Singer Dua Lipa has managed to amass 18 million followers on Instagram and she celebrated the milestone with a look to remember.

The Instagram post shows her dressed in an oversized T-shirt paired with thigh-high boots. It comes with the caption, “Feeling golden thank you for 18 million followers!!” Unlike Ariana Grande’s similar iconic aesthetic, Lipa’s full-sized, thigh-high Ugg boots appear as though they could swallow her legs.

The boots were made in collaboration with fashion brand Y/Project and debuted in January at Paris Fashion Week.

Lipa is known for her head-turning fashion choices; she recently turned up at the premiere of Alita: Battle Angel wearing a birdcage-like gown from Armani Prive, also shown below.

The dress features a strapless bodysuit with a cage-like skirt. She paired the dress with black-high heeled sandals and silver earrings, looking glamorous while maintaining her edgy look.

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✨ Feeling golden ✨ thank you for 18 million followers!! 💫

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ALITA BATTLE ANGEL! London premiere 🖤⚔️ so proud of everyone involved, a real honour to be here tonight alongside so many giants and can I justtttt say @rosasalazar you are the ultimate badass killer bitch ever! I am so in awe of you. You are ALITA!!!

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Got the whole gang back together 🖤 bts by @pixielevinson for Alita London premiere x

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‘#WorldRecordEgg’ Cracks Open To Reveal An Unexpected But Positive Message

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#WorldRecordEgg’ has officially cracked open to reveal a surprise with its first official sponsor Hulu.

After posting a series of hints to its Instagram Stories during the Super Bowl, Hulu finally disclosed the duo’s one-minute video to spotlight mental health that went live on the television network.

The PSA reads, “Hi, I’m the world_record_egg (you may have heard of me). Recently I’ve started to crack. The pressure of social media is getting to me. If you’re struggling too, talk to someone. We got this. #talkingegg.”

Even though this might not have been what eager social media users were expecting, many have given the partnership the thumbs-up for doing something positive together, instead of merely making it a regular product endorsement.

Watch it below.

Are you eggcited for the reveal? Watch World Record Egg at 8PM PST on Hulu. 🥚 #EggGang

— hulu (@hulu) February 4, 2019

Thank you @hulu for not making this a product endorsement ❤️ #hulu #worldrecordegg #superbowl #eggang

— Nick (@optimistNick) February 4, 2019

@hulu World Record Egg reveal 🥚 #WorldRecordEgg #TalkingEgg #EggGang

— Gia (@MiszGia) February 4, 2019

Just watched the #worldrecordegg reveal. I’m between sort of let down and very satisfied that they did something positive with it….

— Kyle Harris (@kylesaidthis) February 4, 2019

Guys, the video for the @worldrecordegg was a BIG twist & honestly It’s great to see that it was about mental health all along. Here it is if you haven’t seen it! #Worldrecordegg

— Brandon😼 (@bran05831) February 4, 2019

I don’t know what I was eggspecting #worldrecordegg #MentalHealthAwareness but I’m glad that they used their platform for good. As someone who struggles with mental health every day this is a message I needed. #OCD #anxiety #mentalhealth

— Mar Mar (@Blendandnap) February 4, 2019

We’d like to thank #TalkingEgg for shining a limelight on #mentalhealth tonight with an important message. Not everyone chooses to #fightintheopen for mental health, but you did for the 1 in 5 Americans living with a mental health condition. Thank you, #EggGang! 💚🥚

— Mental Health America (@MentalHealthAm) February 4, 2019

[via hulu]

‘Avengers’ Concept Art Turns ‘Infinity War’ Poster Into Apt Teaser For ‘Endgame’

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You’ve probably seen the Avengers: Infinity War poster a thousand times, which makes this update, which pays tribute to its sequel, all the more refreshing.

Digital artist ‘ultraraw26’ realistically spins the artwork into a teaser that reveals the confirmed characters for Avengers: Endgame, which were revealed in the film’s official trailers.

Here, the faces of those who disintegrated into dust in Infinity War have been replaced with new heroes who will join the fight against ‘Thanos’. These include ‘Captain Marvel’ (played by Brie Larson), ‘Ant-Man’ (Paul Rudd), and ‘Valkyrie’ (Tessa Thompson).

Those who survived Infinity War retain their positions in the artwork.

The concept is a little saddening, but it proves that even with the devastating conclusion brought by ‘Thanos’, more will come forward to uphold justice.

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On a very popular demand. (Almost 800+ dms for this.) . @joshbrolin @robertdowneyjr @karengillanofficial @wongrel @doncheadle @renner4real @paulbettany @chrishemsworth @therussobrothers @tessamaethompson @danaigurira @letitiawright @brielarson . Follow @ultraraw26 for more. . #avengers #avengers4 #avengersinfinitywar #avengersendgame #endgame #marvel #marvelcomics #marvelcinematicuniverse #mcu #thanos #ironman #captainamerica #thor #antman #ronin #rocket #nebula #blackwidow #blackpanther #doctorstrange #warmachine #spidermanfarfromhome #spidermanintothespiderverse #spidermanhomecoming #spiderman #tonystark #robertdowneyjr #comicbooks #comics #photoshop

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Some closeups. People love closeups. @robertdowneyjr @joshbrolin @brielarson @doncheadle @chrishemsworth @renner4real @karengillanofficial @paulbettany @wongrel @danaigurira @letitiawright @therussobrothers . Follow @ultraraw26 for more. . #avengers #avengers4 #avengersinfinitywar #avengersendgame #infinitywar #endgame #thor #thanos #ironman #robertdowneyjr #tonystark #warmachine #ronin #rocket #antman #nebula #blackwidow #doctorstrange #captainamerica #captainmarvel #guardiansofthegalaxy #marvel #marvelcomics #marvelcinematicuniverse #comicbooks #comics #mcu #digitalart #art #photoshop

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YouTube is trying to prevent angry mobs from abusing “dislike” button

YouTube is trying to prevent angry mobs from abusing “dislike” button

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YouTube’s dislike button can be a source of anxiety for many creators, and now YouTube is considering a number of options to prevent viewers from abusing that tool. Tom Leung, director of project management at YouTube, posted an update to the Creator Insider channel recently in which he detailed some “lightly discussed” options for combatting “dislike mobs,” or large groups of users who slam the dislike button on a video before watching the whole thing, or even watching the video at all.

While none of the options Leung details may ever become permanent, YouTube is thinking about experimentation. Currently, like and dislike ratings are shown by default—that’s why anyone can see the number of likes and dislikes a video has by checking out the numbers next to the thumbs-up and thumbs-down icons beneath the video player. However, users can change their settings to make ratings invisible.

One of the new options YouTube has talked about is making those ratings invisible by default, so you wouldn’t be able to see the number of likes or dislikes a video has. Other options include asking users to provide more information about why they disliked a video (possibly in the form of a checklist), removing the dislike count across the board, and removing the dislike button entirely.

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Kylie Jenner’s Optical Illusion Image Looks Like She Has ‘Five Index Fingers’

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Kylie Jenner has shared a recent snap that might leave you doing a double take.

Jenner took to Instagram to share a photo of herself seated on a flight of stairs, dressed in black while gazing into the camera. While some of her fans noticed her chunky, shimmering ring on her left hand, other social media users noticed that her fingers appear strange upon initial glance.

“Does anybody else see six fingers at first glimpse?” one Instagram user commented. Other internet users noticed it too with one commenting, “Why does it look like she has 50 fingers?” When you look at the picture at first glance, Jenner’s hand looks off.

One Instagram user pointed out that the reason for the illusion could be that Jenner’s nails are much longer than the norm, thereby making it look like she has “five index fingers.” See the photo below.

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Pop-Tarts’ ‘In My Fanny’ Ad Unwittingly Translates As Sexual Innuendo In The UK

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Joining the ranks of Coca-Cola’s campaign that accidentally wished “death” on drinkers in New Zealand, Pop-Tarts has rolled out an image that isn’t quite family-friendly in countries outside of the US.

Social media users from the UK have had a field day poking fun at a half-baked social media post published by the Pop-Tarts US Twitter account.

“I like my tarts where I like my money,” Pop-Tarts writes along with a photo of a waist pouch fronted by its logo. “Right in my fanny.”

If the joke has flown over your head, that’s probably because it’s district-specific. In the UK, and perhaps colonies of the country, “fanny” is slang for vagina.

“I don’t know what the f*** you think we’re doing over here, but we’re definitely not inserting Pop-Tarts in our vaginas,” says Twitter user ‘stillicides’.

“Well, I gave it a go but the corners were a bit scratchy, to be honest,” jokes user Helen Honeybun.

Others mock that the ad could inspire Gwyneth Paltrow’s next New Age business idea.

It’s strange how words can be interpreted so differently in places that speak the same language. Have a laugh at some comments from confused social media users below.

I like my tarts where I like my money. Right in my fanny

— Pop-Tarts (@PopTartsUS) February 1, 2019

All of my British friends wondering why they’re talking about shoving Pop-Tarts up their vaginas right now

— Scott Frerichs 🏳️‍🌈 (@KaiserNeko) February 1, 2019

British people reading this:

— A man has no name (@TheoGary) February 1, 2019

— Crystal 💙 ☘️ ☕️ 🌊 🏒 (@TansyMcBride) February 1, 2019

Well i gave it a go but the corners were a bit scratchy tbh

— Helen Honeybun (@LadyHellsBells) February 1, 2019

— Melissa Cole (@MelissaCole) February 1, 2019

It does!!! Hope Gwyneth knows of the new trend! :))

— Kristine Garina (@KristineGarina) February 1, 2019

[via BuzzFeed, cover image via Pop-Tarts]

adidas Pulls All-White Shoe Design From Its ‘Black History Month’ Collection

adidas is pulling one of its shoe designs intended to celebrate ‘Black History Month’ after receiving flak from social media users.

The sportswear company’s all-white sneakers dubbed ‘Celebrating Black Culture Ultra Boost Uncaged’ was hit with criticism for its design appearing as part of this tribute collection. The kicks is a classic uncaged variation of the adidas runner with a white colorway.

It has red, black, and purple eyelet details, with its sock-like upper featuring off-white hues. The sneakers come with a custom insole that carries the letters “CBC” with an orange basketball graphic.

When the images of the sneakers surfaced online, some social media users were confused with its aesthetic coming under this collection, as it does not represent the theme well. Nice Kicks’ director of social media Jeffrey Jason wrote on Twitter, “adidas, you’re really ‘Celebrating Black Culture’ with an ‘Uncaged‘ all WHITE ‘Ultraboost’?!”

Another Twitter user wrote, “adidas really pushed an all-white shoe and said it was celebrating black culture.”

Following the backlash, the company decided to remove the design from its ‘Black History Month’ collection. adidas commented that the series features designs inspired by the Harlem Renaissance.

It admitted that the aforementioned running shoe does not accurately reflect “the spirit or philosophy” in honoring ‘Black History Month’. As such, adidas has decided to withdraw it from the collection.

The remaining sneakers—‘Harden Vol. 3’, ‘Dame 5’, ‘Ultra Boost’ with black, purple and red colors—will hit stores and starting 5 February.

adidas, you’re really “celebrating black culture” with an “Uncaged” all WHITE Ultraboost?!

— Jeffrey Jason (@iamjeffreyjason) January 21, 2019

Adidas really pushed an all white shoe and said it was celebrating black culture 😭😭😭 checks > stripes

— TrapMoneyFinney™️ (@Acesailant_06) February 1, 2019

— J (@8JFLOW8) January 20, 2019

Adidas needs to throw the whole team away.

lmao the “Celebrating Black Culture” all white shoe

— LR (@LimitedRunMia) January 21, 2019

The f*** is that? 🤦‍♂️Please stop Adidas. Exactly why they fallen off

— 👟kapo (@kartjacked) January 20, 2019

Sooooo…. “Black Culture” huh? Explain where the culture of black/African is represented here by an all white shoe? I need answers.

— Cameron Biggs (@CMRNBGGS) January 21, 2019

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