50 Memes That Make Fun Of The Idea That Video Games Cause Violence

Some myths have more lives than cats and Mario combined. That’s the way plenty of us feel whenever we see someone blaming video games for every new armed atrocity that shocks the world. Look, we get it, video games are an easy target. It’s far easier to blame them for somebody acting violently than it is to confront the tangled, messy, complex web of interrelated reasons that’s actually at fault. But it doesn’t mean that we should power down our critical thinking, just because we want easy answers. Donald Trump, the President of the United States, and other politicians recently used video games as a scapegoat to (at least in part) explain the recent shootings in El Paso and Dayton. …

30 Smart People Who Showed Off Their IQ And Made Fools Of Themselves

I’m, like, totally smarter than you are. [Adjusts glasses; laughs in geek]. My IQ is over 9,000 and I play 5D chess in my spare time. Mozart? Bach? Those are for amateurs. Me? I only listen to the music that planets make in our neighboring Andromeda Galaxy (it’s 2.537 light-years away from Earth — bet you didn’t know that). My favorite book is the Necronomicon. By the time I have breakfast every day, I’ve already come up with a hundred new fantastic ideas about how to improve the world, and my brain works at a 69.999% (recurring, of course) higher capacity than yours. I would’ve totally made a better protagonist than Yagami Light in Death Note. You wouldn’t ever be …

Apparently Medieval People Found Cats Licking Their Butts Fascinating And Here Are 14 Pics As Proof

Perhaps there was a certain sense of medieval humor that encouraged this trend. Perhaps it was an admiration of the way cats calmly kept themselves clean in a brutal time of violence, squalor and disease. Or perhaps it is some secret Da Vinci code giving hints as to the location of the Holy Grail. Discarding Images, and it has been baffling people ever since. #2 #3 “In 2004, the unearthing of an even older site at Cyprus, in which a cat had been deliberately buried with a human, made it even more certain that the island’s ancient cats were domesticated and pushed the domestication date back at least another 1,500 years.” #6 #7 So there you have it. We have …

Archaeologist Shows How The People Who Lived Thousands Of Years Before Us Really Looked And The Result Is Amazing

For Oscar Nilsson, a Swedish archaeologist and sculptor specializing in the reconstruction of human faces, the number of hours spent on each reconstruction could easily add up to 200. Of course, Nilsson does use 3D-printed skulls of his ‘muses’ to preserve the original skeletal excavations, however, the rest of the facial features are sculpted by hand. More info: Instagram | odnilsson.com #1 Huarmey Queen In 2012, in the north-west of Peru, a tomb was discovered during excavations by a Polish archeological group. The burial relating to the Indian culture of Wari (later the Empire of the Incas), was a real find for scientists because it was not looted. In the tomb were found the remains of 58 noblewomen of different …

45 Funny And Strange Things Spotted On the Subway (New Pics)

Ah, the subway! The magical place where the laws of normality stop working. The moment you go underground to catch a train, you’d best be prepared to see hilarious, weird and, frankly, mind-blowing things. To keep you laughing all day long and to remind you that life is full of little surprises, Bored Panda compiled this list of funny, bizarre and peculiar things spotted on the subway. Vote for your favorite strange(r) things (pun most definitely intended), and let us know in the comments below what you think the stories behind the pictures are. Also, be sure to check out Bored Panda’s other lists about the subway, including weird people, the most beautiful metro stations, vintage photos of New York’s …

30 Hilariously Unsuccessful Travel Photos

We celebrate amazing travel photography and rightly so, but what about the times when it all goes wrong? Those hilarious occasions when people have traveled across the world and completely failed to share its beauty in a photograph, times when they would’ve found more culture in their local supermarket than that blurry pic of the pyramids. This list of disappointing travel photos is funny for its self-awareness; these people understand the irony of traveling thousands of miles to see something that just happens to be cloaked in fog or undergoing repairs. #2 Traveled Thousands Of Miles To See The Big Ben #3 Not Mount Rushmore, But I Woke Up At 3am And Hiked Up Machu Picchu To Be There At …

Angry Hotel Owners Response Refusing Influencer Free Accommodation Goes Viral

Social media ‘influencers’ have become a huge industry, as more and more people spend their time on the likes of Instagram, YouTube and Facebook rather than ‘traditional’ media like newspapers and TV. Vlogger Elle Darby and Paul Stenson, owner of The The White Moose Café in Dublin, might be the beginning of a backlash against entitled influencers and their habit of asking for freebies in exchange for ‘exposure.’ YouTuber Elle Darby sent this email to The Charleville Lodge Hotel, requesting free accommodation Image credits: WhiteMooseCafe Mr. Stenson’s sharp rebuke garnered a huge reaction online, with many people supporting his stance against an industry that we haven’t quite come to grips with yet. Many people see influencers as talentless freeloaders shamelessly hawking products with …

Theres A Southern Version Of Zodiac Signs And The Descriptions Are Hilariously Accurate

We’re so used to the zodiac signs, it’s probably impossible to imagine they could be something else. But Liz Dial, a social media specialist with Red Clay Media’s brand, “It’s a Southern Thing,” did. She has created an illustration series imagining what the Zodiac would look like if the signs were southern. The new “constellations” are perfect if you want to get to know the modern Southerner. You could say Liz has been developing this project for a while now. “I’ve always thought that the “The signs as ___” are so funny, especially when someone has assigned random objects to the zodiac but they still somehow make sense and ring true for the signs. That’s what we were trying to …

35 Stranger Things Season 3 Memes That Will Take Your Mood From Ten To Eleven

#2 Shawn Levy, the exec producer of the show, sees each new set of episodes as “basically an eight-hour movie.” According to Levy, season 3 is their most comedic and pop-y season yet, but it’s also their most cinematic and epic season. “It opens in the summer of ’85, filled with the idyllic nature of summer and adolescence in the ’80s, the fun of mall culture and young love, a world of innocence and promise. But as new threats are revealed — and there’s more than one in season 3, both supernatural and human — the season takes a turn toward darkness. And it is far creepier than anything we’ve done yet. It gets an epic scale in terms of …

Here Are 30 Of The Most Impressive Cosplays From Russian Starcon

The cosplay scene is a rapidly growing phenomenon within a much bigger geek culture that’s been branching out to the mainstream world more and more. And it’s no surprise! San Diego Comic Con is perhaps the biggest event not only for all the sci-fi fans, cosplayers, and geeks of all sorts but also one of the greatest opportunity for various films, comics and TV shows to not only drop their material, but also present their stars. Thanks to this popularity, Comic Con as well as other similar events have been expanding and happening all over the world. Russian Starcon has just concluded and as all cosplayers finally have some time to rest and breathe, thousands of photos from the event …

Mom Of Two Explains What It Feels Like To Be Sober For Two Years And People Instantly Relate

We have all been to situations where we don’t want to do something, we know why but just can’t be bothered explaining ourselves to everyone else, knowing that would sure suck us in an endless conversation about the decision and ain’t nobody got time for that, right? Therefore, it really takes courage to expose yourself in sensitive topics and even more so, when you’re doing that on the Internet. This didn’t put off this brave mom of two, Celeste Erlach about an issue many can relate but rarely speak of and the Internet loves it. This is not the first time she’s drawn attention to serious issues parents face though. This is Celeste Yvonne – a writer, Instagramer, marketing guru …

Influencer Bride With 55K Followers Tries To Get Wedding Shot For Free, Photographers Destroy Her With Sarcastic Response

Need more proof? Last week 195,000 people followed Goop employee Marissa Fuchs on a six-day scavenger hunt that ended in a “surprise” wedding. The elaborate affair was orchestrated by her partner Gabriel Grossman, which the pair alleged was done without her knowledge – that was until the Atlantic published a piece by Taylor Lorenz revealing the whole extravaganza was set-up for, probably for brand sponsorship. Before the proposal, multiple brand marketers had received a PDF of a pitch deck, “in the context of a potential sponsorship.” The agent of an “influencer” reached out to a photography/videography company in the hopes of exchanging free services for exposure Image credits: Melissa wrote in the email that her client was a “well known …

30 Photos Of Nature Winning The Battle Against Civilization In The Exclusion Zone Around Chernobyl

While not fit for human habitation, wildlife has made a remarkable comeback in the exclusion zone; there are said to be more than 60 different types of mammals living there including wild boar and elk. Wolves are doing especially well, with a population that is seven times the size of wolf populations in neighboring reserves. Proof of this can be seen in this fascinating list compiled by Bored Panda. Marvel at the way that grey concrete blocks are gradually giving way to greenery, as plants and trees slowly engulf the ruins of the former Soviet town. You can also meet some of the local wildlife celebrities, who are looking remarkably healthy considering the highly contaminated land around them. #2 Tree Growing On …

26 Times This Chef Confused People With Desserts That Look Like Other Things (New Pics)

The talented chef has over 10 years of experience in the culinary world but only began to make pastries over the last three years. “I decided to learn the basics,” he explained, “but decided to move into mimetic food, just to see what could be done. This gave me the bug to start teaching myself more and more.” He has quickly become a sensation for his ingenious designs, inspired by the world around him. “Everything inspires me, it could be modern events, the media, online culture. But recently it’s been wanting to see how far I can push human perception and good taste.”Churchill told Bored Panda. #23 Caramel Filled Millennium Falcon, Chocolate Crumb, Cream #24 The Salted Bae Caramel Brownie, …

25 Kids From Around The World Photographed With What They Eat In One Week

Daily Bread: What Kids Eat Around the World. “I focused on kids because eating habits start young and if you don’t get it right when you’re 9 or 10, it’s going to be a lot harder when you’re older,” Gregg told Bored Panda. “Daily Bread grew out of another of my projects on consumption and waste called 7 Days of Garbage,” Segal said. “I asked family, friends, neighbors and anyone else I could convince to save their garbage for one week and then lie down and be photographed in it. It’s impossible to ignore the problem of consumption and waste when you’re lying in it! To me, the most disturbing thing about the garbage I photographed was the packaging that …

We Asked People To Share The Ugliest Photos Of Their Pets And Its Hilarious (30 Pics)

Unlike us though, they don’t care, and they won’t be asking you to untag them on Facebook. So we asked our readers to show us their silliest pet pics; the ones when they looked at their most awkward, goofy or just flat out fugly. Boy, did they deliver! From derpy dogs to clumsy cats and hideous horses, this list compiled by Bored Panda has them all. #2 She Looks Like She Is About To Transform Into A Werewolf But She’s Actually Just Yawning! #3 Regrets, So Many Regrets #4 Odin – Always Such A Handsome Boy! 13 reply James Serpell, professor of Animal Ethics & Welfare at the University of Pennsylvania, believes that there are evolutionary benefits today to keeping pets. “Because …