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  • 04/04/18--11:00: Mercury in Retrograde
  • About

    Mercury in Retrograde, or Mercury Retrograde, is an phenomenon in astrology in which Mecury orbits the sun faster than the Earth, making it appear as though it is moving backwards when viewed from earth. In astrology, Mercury is a the planet most associated with communication, so when Mercury moves in retrograde, those who believe in astrology blame the time period for misunderstands and malfunctions in communication devices, such as electronics.

    Origin

    The use of the term retrograde in observance of the solar system dates back to 150 AD by Greek astronomer Ptolemy. He believed that the Earth was at the center of the solar system and used the terms “retrograde” and “prograde” to describe the movement of the planets.[1][2]



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  • 04/04/18--11:58: Day/Night Toggle Button
  • About

    Day/Night Toggle Button is an exploitable

    Origin

    //sources are saying late 2017, and a recent surge in popularity now?

    Spread

    On April 2, 2018, posts using the meme on Reddit’s/r/MemeEconomy were tagged as TRENDING, alluding to its sudden spike in popularity among users.

    Various Examples

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  • 04/04/18--12:27: Batmetal
  • About

    Batmetal is an animated video series by Russian duo ArhyBES which features Batman performing metal music by Dethklok, parodying the Batman series.

    Origin

    On July 1st, 2014, the first video in the series was posted to YouTube. The video features Batman performing with a band of various Robins to the song “Face Fisted” by Dethklok. In nearly four years, the video gained over 26 million views.



    Spread

    The following video in the series was uploaded on September 1st, 2015. Similar to the first video, “Batmetal Returns” features Batman performing a Dethklok song, this time “Murmaider,” and features an underwater theme. That video gained over 31 million views.



    The series attracted a significant following online. The series has a page on TV Tropes[1] and Wiki.[2] There have been several reaction videos to the series posted to YouTube as well. On November 29th, 2015, a Fine Brothers video showing teens reacting to the series was posted and gained over 6.8 million views (shown below, left). On September 19th, 2016, YouTuber RobleisIUTU posted a reaction that gained over 4.6 million views (shown below, right).



    On October 29th, 2016, ArhyBES uploaded an update on the series (shown below, left). The latest video in the series did not appear until March 31st, 2018, which featured several different covers in addition to Dethklok. The video gained over 3.5 million views in five days (shown below, right).



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    [1]TV Tropes – Batmetal

    [2]Wiki – Batmetal


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    Donald Trump’s $500 Billion Tweet refers to a series of jokes about a tweet from United States President Donald Trump about the possibility of a trade war between the United States and China.

    Origin

    On April 4th, 2018, President Donald Trump tweeted,[1]“We are not in a trade war with China, that war was lost many years ago by the foolish, or incompetent, people who represented the U.S. Now we have a Trade Deficit of $500 Billion a year, with Intellectual Property Theft of another $300 Billion. We cannot let this continue!” The post (shown below, left) received more than 21,000 retweets and 81,000 likes within 24 hours.

    He followed this tweet with another and wrote,[2]“When you’re already $500 Billion DOWN, you can’t lose!” The post (shown below, right) received more than 11,000 retweets and 52,000 likes in 24 hours.



    Spread

    Following the post, people made jokes about President Trump’s attitude toward money, particularly his experience in the gambling industry, which resulted in several casinos going backrupt.

    Twitter[3] user @CharlesPPierce tweeted, “If you asked how somebody could go broke running casinos, you have your answer.” The post (shown below) received more than 1,000 retweets and 2,900 likes in 24 hours.

    New York Times writer Dave Itzkoff tweeted,[4]“imagine this guy running a casino of some sort.” The post (shown below, center) received more than 620 retweets and 3,300 likes in 24 hours.

    Twitter[5] user @stevebenent tweeted, “How did Donald Trump manage to lose money running a casino? The answer is coming into focus.” The post (shown below, right) received more than 460 retweets and 1,400 likes in 24 hours.



    Twitter user @atrupar tweeted,[6]REMINDER: Trump has declared bankruptcy 6 times.” The post (shown below) received more than 100 retweets and 220 likes in 24 hours.

    Several media outlets published articles about response to Trump’s tweet, including Someecards,[7] Mediaite,[8]The Daily Dot[9] and more.



    Various Examples




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    Daddy, What Did You Do During the Great War? refers to an English recruitment poster released in 1915, encouraging men to enlist in the British army for World War I. Over 100 years later, the poster became an exploitable on Reddit.

    Origin

    The poster features a man sitting in his post-war home with his daughter asking him “What did you do during the Great War?” The poster was spread through English newspapers in 1915.[1]

    Spread

    Various Examples

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  • 04/04/18--14:00: Michaela Cole Smirk
  • About

    Michaela Cole Smirt is a reaction image that features actor Michael Smirk in a scene from the Netflix science fiction television series “Black Mirror”/memes/subcultures/black-mirror.

    Origin

    On December 29th, 2017, the fourth season of Black Mirror premiered on Netflix. The premiere episode, “USS Callister,” features a moment where actor Michaela Cole looks toward the camera and smiles.

    Three days later, on January 1st, 2018, Twitter[1] user @JoePassmore tweeted a screenshot from the episode of Cole looking at the camera and smiling. They captioned the post, “Nothing but respect for *my* captain,” a reference to Nothing But Respect for My President.. The post (shown below) received more than 650 retweets and 3,100 likes in four months.



    Spread

    The following day, Twitter[2] user @winonadickryder tweeted the image with the caption, “friend: ‘BITCHOMFG I HAVESUMTEAFORYOU!!!’ me:” The post (shown below, left) received more than 12,000 retweets and 33,000 likes in four months.

    On January 4th, the official Netflix Twitter[4] account published the image with the caption, “anyone: ‘so, did you watch Black Mirr-’ me:” The post (shown below, center) received more than 100 retweets and 550 likes in four months.

    Throughout that week, more people added captions to the image. Twitter[3] user @shookshack tweeted, “Pausing my music on the train to listen to a fight.” The post (shown below, right) received more than 54,000 retweets and 188,000 likes in four months.



    Various Examples

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    About

    X with Ed Edd n Eddy sound effects is a series of videos that replaces all the sound effects and sometimes the music with Ed Edd n Eddy ones.

    Origin

    The sound effects in Ed Edd n Eddy are known for being one of the highlights of the show,especially for sounds such as the Sumo sound/SUBALUWA and many others.

    Some of the first parody videos is a gameplay of Resident Evil 7 uploaded by the Youtube user JohnnyPlaysHorrornStuff,which later turned into a series.

    On March 6th 2018 Youtube user Infinite Media posted a PUBG video,this time with a sound library in the description.
    The video reached over 30 thousands views.

    Spread

    On March 17th 2018,a Tumblr user beat-ignition posted a video clip from the movie The Raid:Redemption.The post reached over 40 thousand notes.
    The video was later reuploaded on Youtube by Kaiser Beats on March 26th.


    Later on,several Youtubers decided to take other scenes from other forms of media.Views from videos that came before started to increase too.


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    I Know the Power of Patriarchy refers to a series of remixes involving a quote from former Fox News contributor, Wendy Walsh, originating from TIME Magazine’s video interview with their 2017 Person of the Year. The quote, often accompanied with Walsh’s following sentence “I know what men can do when they’re angry,” sparked a series of remix videos often involving moments of awkward anger from men or fail/cringeworthy moments from men. The series of remixes draws similar parallels to other memes, such as Video Games Appeal to the Male Fantasy and Jesus Christ, That’s Jason Bourne!

    Origin

    On December 6th, 2017, TIME Magazine uploaded a video to their YouTube channel that was an interview with their 2017 Person of the Year, “The Silence Breakers,” a group of men and women who broke the silence of sexual harassment in the workplace at the height of the #MeToo movement. One of the members of “The Silence Breakers” was former Fox News contributor Wendy Walsh. During her segment in the video, Wendy Walsh utters the phrase with a wide-eyed expression.

    Spread

    The earliest known remixes were uploaded by Youtubers Witbyte and Korean Wizard, both on December 10th, 2017. The latter video would be shared on /r/youtubehaiku, garnering over 4000 upvotes, as of April 4th, 2018.

    The meme would gain traction throughout mid December, with some compilations being made among dank meme YouTube channels.

    Various Examples


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  • 04/04/18--19:38: Family/ relation insults
  • About

    Family/relation insults consists of many insults rather humorous or nonsense. Such as “you’re mom gay” being the most popular. Shortly after, “your dad lesbian” was made, following “your sister a mister, your brother a mother, your grandpap a trap, your granny a tranny, and recently, your ancestor an incestor”

    Origin

    At Urbandictionary.com in 2017, Edab made a definition for your mom gay

    Youtuber Pyrocynical uploaded a CS:GO video “Rush B” which is the earliest known reference to “your mom gay”

    In march 19, 2018, Youtuber “thingsNstuff” uploaded a video called no u consisting of many family insults with stick figure reactions. Though random, but the first appearance of “your ancestor an incestor”

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  • 04/05/18--03:16: poojasharma
  • Top 5 Websites for Free Sports Streaming

    In the future, there’ll doubtless be lots more choices to look at free streaming sports online. till Hollywood figures out a way to adapt to the net, there are solely only a few services that enable folks to look at sports online. I’ve compiled the 5 best websites to look at free sports online. I use most of those sites frequently and feel {that many|that lots of|that several} folks simply do not trust a lot of Best Sports Streaming Sites you must try.

    Hotstar
    if you’re from India, then you’ve got already know what it’s all about. However, if you don’t understand, then here is a few data. Well, Hotstar is one amongst the highest live streaming sites. With the assistance of this website, you’ll watch movies, favorite tv shows, and Indian sports online.

    SportLemon.tv
    SportLemon is maybe the largest and most dependable of all the streaming sports websites out there. They carry all major sports and usually provide multiple links to create certain you discover an operating stream.

    WatchESPN
    Well, the WatchESPN is additionally one amongst the simplest live sports streaming sites. With the assistance of it, you’ll watch live sports and sports news. However, the sole con is that if you’re not from the USA, then you may not be ready to access the website.

    Stream2Watch.me
    Stream2Watch is another huge streaming sports website. they provide all major sports, multiple links, and a few live TV stations too.

    Laola1tv
    If you’re searching for a website to stream soccer. Then Laola1.tv is doubtless one amongst the simplest soccer streaming sites that you will head into. It doesn’t solely offer soccer streaming, you’ll additionally watch sports like a contact sport, volleyball and beach volleyball, motorsports, basketball and then on.


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    You May Have Worn the Prom Dress With Him refers to a series of jokes and conversations about a viral online essay entitled “You May Have Worn The Prom Dress With Him, But I Get To Wear The Wedding Dress.”

    Origin

    On March 28th, 2018, the website The Odyssey Online[1] published an article entitled “You May Have Worn The Prom Dress With Him, But I Get To Wear The Wedding Dress.”

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    Prince Harry Running to a Helicopter is a series of video remixes in which a clip of Prince Harry abruptly leaving a television interview and running toward a helicopter while stationed with the Army Air Corp is edited to feature popular or humorous music.

    Origin

    On January 21st, 2013, the YouTube[1] account for ODN News published a video entitled “Dramatic moment Prince Harry runs for his helicopter during Afghanistan interview.” In the video (shown below, left), Prince Harry is shown exiting a television interview and running towards a helicopter. In just over five years, the video has received more than 1.8 million views.

    Two days later, YouTuber producertom85 remixed the video to feature the sound of of an ice cream truck, making it appear as though Prince Harry is running for ice cream. The post (shown below, right) received more than 17 million views in five years.



    Spread

    On March 28th, 2018, Twitter[2] user @_lvurenprice tweeted, “everytime in G-A-Y smoking area” and the video of Prince Harry running. However, the user replaced the soundtrack for the video with the song “I’m So Into You” by Ariana Grande. The post (shown below) received more than 6,200 retweets and 21,000 likes in eight days.




    Over the next week, people on Twitter[3] remixed the video with different songs. Three days later, @xxMERE tweeted the video with the song “Formation” by Beyoncé. The post (shown below, left) received more than 4,200 retweets and 10,000 likes in less than one week.

    That day, Twitter[5] user @aDopamineFiend tweeted the video set to Juvenile’s “Back That Ass Up.” The post (shown below, right) received more than 90,000 retweets and 177,000 likes in eight days.

    The following day, Twitter[4] user @iAmMvunny tweeted, “When Gasolina comes on in the club” and the video featuring the song “Gasolina” by Daddy Yankee. The post (shown below, right) received more than 77,000 retweets and 137,000 likes in one week.

    On April 8th, Mashable[6] published an article about the meme.


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  • 04/03/18--19:04: Todd Rogers
  • PLEASEFIXTHEVIDEOLINKS.

    Todd Rogers, aka The King of Video Games, ToddZilla, and Mr. Activision, an American professional gamer. He is infamous for having held over 1700 world records, with most if not all proven impossible and/or without proper evidence.

    Career and Life

    Todd Rogers was born in December 1, 1964, in Florida. He joined the US National Video Game Team in 1986 and was recognized as one of the first paid professional video game players. One of his more infamous records was for the 1980 Activision Game Dragster, with a time of 5.51 seconds in 1982.

    Cheating Scandals



    <Why Can’t This World Record Be Beaten? “The Impossible Speedrun” by EZScape>

    On June 16, 2017, attention was brought to Rogers by Youtuber EZScape, and he stated that his Dragster record was possible.
    He stated that the fastest possible time was 5.57. Others include a high score of 15 million for the NES port of Donkey Kong, which was completely lacking evidence, a score of 1698 for Wabbit, also proven impossible because the highest possible score is 1300 and the score only counts in 5-point intervals, and a time of 32.04 seconds for Atari game Barnstormer. On January 29, 2018, all of his records were removed from Twin Galaxies, and the following day, Guinness World Records removed all of his records.

    Parody Videos

    Following the removal of all his records from Twin Galaxies and Guinness World Records, multiple fake speedrun videos parodying Todd Rogers began to appear on youtube. Some of the first include a speedrun parody of Super Mario Bros by Youtuber sullyrox and a Mario 64 one by verygoodvideos123.





    <Todd Rogers’ Super Mario Bros. 4:51.05 World Record by sullyrox and Super Mario 64 WORLDRECORDSPEEDRUN– 0 Star – TODDROGERS by verygoodvideos123>

    Similarly, a 10-youtubers-vs.-1-speedrunner-style parody of Mario 64, featuring Rogers against popular Mario 64 Youtubers such as SimpleFlips and Markiplier, was uploaded by SwankyBox for April Fool’s Day.



    <10 YouTubers vs TODDROGERS (Super Mario 64 Speedrun) ft. SimpleFlips, Hobo Bros, Nathaniel Bandy by SwankyBox Live>

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  • 04/05/18--13:54: YouTube vs Shooter
  • http://https://www.facebook.com/BigDummys2/photos/a.322538314598351.1073741829.137422179776633/823322047853306/?type=3!


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  • 04/05/18--14:36: David Hogg
  • About

    David Hogg is an American gun control activist and survivor of the Marjory Stone Douglas high school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Following the shooting, Hogg rose to promience as one of the most vocal proponents for new federal gun legislation in America, helping to found and organize the March for Our Lives and #NeverAgain campaign.

    Online History

    Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting

    On February 14th, 2018, Hogg survived the Marjory Douglas High School mass shooting that left 17 people dead and 15 injured. During the shooting, Hogg recorded himself and various students hiding from the shooter.

    The following day, Hogg appeared on CNN to discuss his experience.



    March For Our Lives

    On March 24th, 2018, Hogg, his fellow Parkland shooting survivor and the Everytown for Gun Safety organization held the March for Our Lives. It is estimated that more than 800,000 people attended the march in Washington, D.C.

    Hogg spoke at the March for Our Lives (shown below). During the speech, Hogg discussed the 2018 midterm elections and encouraging young people and first-time voters to participate in the election.



    Reputation

    Conspiracy Theories

    On February 19th, 2018, the Gateway Pundit YouTube channel uploaded footage of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student David Hogg stumbling over his words while being interviewed about the shooting, alleging that he couldn’t “remember his lines” (shown below). Shortly after, the video reached the frontpage of the /r/The_Donald[19] subreddit, where it gathered upwards of 5,900 points (84% upvoted) and 370 comments within 18 hours. Meanwhile, the alternative medicine and conspiracy theory site Natural News[17] published an article titled “It’s All Theater: Florida high school shooting survivor caught on video rehearsing scripted lines, coached by camera man.”



    On February 20th, The Disgruntled Millennial Facebook page posted an image featuring a screencapture of Hogg during an interview in California with CBS2 News in August 2017 above a screen-captured image of Hogg being interviewed by CNN in February 2018, with comments speculating that Hogg was a crisis actor. That day, Newsweek[16] published an article about the conspiracy theories titled “Right-wing Conspiracy Theorists Blame Anti-gun Rallies and Teen Activism on George Soros.” Also on February 20th, Donald Trump Jr. liked two conspiracy theory tweets about Hogg, which suggested he had been “coached” by his ex-FBI agent father. The tweets were subsequently removed from the site. That day, BuzzFeed[18] published an article titled “Donald Trump Jr. Liked Tweets Promoting A Conspiracy Theory About A Florida Shooting Survivor.”

    Trending YouTube Video

    On February 21st, 2018, the 2017 CBS2 News clip, in which Hogg is shown discussing a viral video showing an argument between a bodysurfer and a lifeguard, reached the #1 trending position on YouTube.



    That day, the tech news site Motherboard[20] published an article titled “The #1 Trending Video on YouTube Right Now Suggests That a Student From the Parkland Shooting Is a Crisis Actor.”
    Meanwhile, Casey Neistat tweeted a screenshot of the trending page to the @YouTube and @PhillyD Twitter feeds (shown below). That day, YouTube removed the video, leaving the notice “This video has been removed for violating YouTube’s policy on harassment and bullying.”



    Alex Jones Challenges David Hogg to Debate

    On February 21st, 2018, the Infowars YouTube channel had a video suggesting that David Hogg and other Parkland Shooting survivors were “crisis actors” removed from YouTube, constituting a strike against the InfoWars channel. YouTube’s policy is that if an account has three strikes in three months, it is terminated.[21] On February 27th, Hogg took to Twitter to attack Jones, calling him a “shit journalist” and brought up when Jones made similar “false-flag” claims about the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting.



    Hogg also implied Jones a “snake oil salesman” with a picture of Jones’ before/after pics selling his enhancement supplements, “Super Male Vitality,” saying it took 45 days to become Thicc (shown below).



    In response, Jones invited Hogg to come on his show in a series of tweets to “clear things up” and “defend the first amendment,” suggesting Hogg had CNN suspend the Infowars YouTube account in his name.[22]



    Jones also posted a video wherein he issued the challenge to Hogg (shown below).




    In response, Hogg stated he would not speak to anyone who had disparaging remarks for victims of mass shootings.



    Criticisms

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  • 04/05/18--16:37: true then, true now
  • If you tell too much to too many people, you may regret it! Especially in social media and among friends. This old poster from World War II is just as relevant today as years ago! :)


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  • 04/05/18--23:55: SEO
  • In addition to daily news stories from our editorial staff, Search Engine Land publishes daily articles from expert contributors that cover SEO issues mainly from an in-the-trenches perspective https://searchengineland.com/guide/what-is-seo


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  • 04/04/18--09:16: Clear Backpacks Debate
  • Overview

    Clear Backpacks Debate refers to the mandatory requirement for students to use translucent bag that some schools instituted in the wake of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting. While schools state the the backpacks was a safety precaution, others contested the requirement, stating it violated the students’ privacy.

    Background

    On February 14th, 2018, a gunman activated a fire alarm and opened fire using a .223 caliber AR-15 rifle at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. After initial fleeing the scene by blending in with escaping students, the suspect was subsequently apprehended by authorities in Coral Springs, Florida.

    A total of 17 people were killed and another 15 were wounded in the attack. The suspected gunman was identified as 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, who was apprehended and taken into custody following the shooting.

    On March 21st, The New York Times[1] reported that after the brother of the shooting suspect was arrested for trespassing on school grounds and two students were arrested for bringing knives to school, students of Marjory Stoneman would be required to use clear backpacks at school. Broward County Public Schools superintendent Robert W. Runcie announced that any student that did not have a translucent bags would be provided one free of charge.

    Development

    Online Reaction

    Some people reacted negatively to the announcement and voiced their disapproval on Twitter. Marjory Stoneman student and shooting survivor Lauren Hogg tweeted,[2]“Great. Because clear backpacks are gonna fix everything. I appreciate the attempt, but I’d rather have common since gun laws than a clear backpack. #NeverAgain #EnoughIsEnough.” The tweet (shown below, left) received more than 1,200 retweets and 5,200 likes in 24 hours.

    Fellow Marjory Stoneman student Carly Novell tweeted,[3]“Clear backpacks don’t do anything except make us look stupid. We want to be safe, not uncomfortable. The only thing that can really have an impact on our safety is gun control.” Within 24 hours, the tweet (shown below, center) received more than 1,400 retweets and 7,600 likes.

    Twitter[4] user and activist @KenidraRWoods_ tweeted, “well we already have clear backpacks at our school – a boy still managed to bring a knife and bullets so yeah. If they want to commit a crime, THEYWILLFIND A WAY. This is not always effective just saying.” The post (shown below, right) received more than 580 retweets and 2,400 likes in 24 hours.



    Distribution of Backpacks

    On April 1st, Superintendent Robert Runcie responded to a letter from a student who disapproved of the requirement. He tweeted,[13]“Dear Holden, Thank you for your well written letter. We will continue to reevaluate & make changes based on experience & feedback from you & other students, school staff, and input from our community. We love our students & teachers. Our #1 priority is the safety of our schools.” The post (shown below) received more than 80 retweets and 600 likes in four days.



    On April 2nd, 2018, the backpacks were distributed to students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. That day, Marjory Stoneman Douglas student Kyra Parrow tweeted[5] a picture of the backpacks being handed out. She captioned the post, “Thousands of clear backpacks and lanyards were distributed today at douglas. They’re just an illusion of security.” Within 48 hours, the post (shown below) received more than 1,400 retweets and 7,200 likes.



    Student Response

    After receiving the bags, students tweeted their frustration with the new protocol. Lauren Hogg tweeted[6] a picture of the bag with the caption, “My new backpack is almost as transparent as the NRA’s agenda. I feel sooo safe now. As much as I appreciate the effort we as a country need to focus on the real issue instead of turning our schools into prisons. #clearbackpacks #MarchForOurLives” The post (shown below, left) received more than 10,000r retweets and 44,000 likes in 48 hours.

    Student Delaney Tarr tweeted,[7]“Starting off the last quarter of senior year right, with a good ol’ violation of privacy!” The post (shown below, center) received more than 4,400 retweets and 40,000 likes in two days.

    Another sudent, Carmen Lo, posted[8] a picture of herself wearing the backpack with a note that reads “This backpack is probably worth more than my life” inside it. The post (shown below, right) received more than 11,000 retweets and 48,000 likes in two days.



    Students also began filling the backpacks with different items that are for private use. The following day, student Cameron Kasky tweeted a picture of himself with a clear backpack filled with tampons. The post (shown below) received more than 8,700 retweets and 60,000 likes in 24 hours.



    Media Coverage

    Several media outlets covered the response to the the clear backpacks including BuzzFeed, [9]CNN,[10] GQ,[11]USA Today[12] and more.

    Search Interest

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  • 04/06/18--07:53: Squinting Woman
  • About

    Squinting Woman refers to an image of a black woman with her hands on her knees, appearing to be squinting at an object in the distance. The image is primarily popular on Twitter, where it is paired with various captions.

    Origin

    Spread

    Various Examples

    Search Interest

    External References

    https://www.dailydot.com/unclick/squinting-woman-meme/


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    Overview

    Conor McGregor UFC Bus Attack refers to a violent altercation in which mixed martial artist Conor McGregor and a group of associates attacked a bus at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn New York during a Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) media event. McGregor is believed to have been looking to confront UFC fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov over a dispute with rival Artem Lobov.

    Background

    On April 3rd, 2018, the MMAnytt.se YouTube channel uploaded footage of mixed martial artists Khabib Nurmagomedov and Artem Lobov engaged in a hostile confrontation with each other in a hallway (shown below).



    On April 5th, McGregor
    That day, TMZ[1] published video of the attack in an article titled “Conor McGregor Window-Smashin Bus Attack Insane Video.” Alternate angles of the attack were subsequently uploaded to the TMZ YouTube channel. In the footage, McGregor can be seen throwing a metal equipment dolly at the bus, shattering a side window. Glass from the window reportedly injured UFC fighter Michael Chiesa, who was sent to the hospital for treatment.



    Developments

    Following the incident, McGregor and the other assailants fled the scene. That evening, McGregor turned himself in at the NYPD’s 78th precinct in Brooklyn, where he was charged with one count of misdemeanor assault and one count of criminal mischief.

    Dana White’s Response

    Following the incident, UFC President Dana White was interviewed by ESPN, during which he described the attack as “the most disgusting thing that has ever happened in the history of the company” (shown below).



    Online Reaction

    On April 5th, posts about the incident reached the front page of various subreddits, including /r/MMA,[2] /r/news[3] and /r/OutOfTheLoop.[4] Meanwhile, a Twitter Moments[4] page titled “Conor McGregor charged with assault after incident at UFC 223 media day” was created, highlighting various tweets reacting to news of the incident.

    Search Interest

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