aljazeera
aol
bbc
channel 4
chronicle
cnbc
cnn
express
fox
independent
irish times
mashable
metro
mirror
national scot
nbcnews
new scientist
news un
newsy
quartz
rt
sky
the guardian
thenextweb
vice
yahoo
count
sauces
help
I'm confused... What am I doing here?

Choose which sources you wish to remain and you're all set. Use the buttons to turn sources on and off.

What do the different colours mean?

Depending on if any articles/links are visible on the page there are 4 modes to show the state of your chosen sources.

on / visible on page

off / visible on page

on / not visible on page

off / not visible on page

This cat has gone viral because of the real-life optical illusion on its chest - the poke

This cat has gone viral because of the real-life optical illusion on its chest

The internet has provided us with many mind-bending optical illusions over the years, and it’s also fair to say that there’s been no shortage of cat photos shared on the world wide web. However, to our knowledge, the two have never successfully mixed… until now. Important Q: when you look at my cat’s chest, do […] The post This cat has gone viral because of the real-life optical illusion on its chest appeared first on The Poke.
the poke - 2 hours ago
As If to Demonstrate an Eclipse: Comedian Chuck Nice Reads Billy Collins’s Ode to the Quiet Wellspring of Gratitude - brain pickings

As If to Demonstrate an Eclipse: Comedian Chuck Nice Reads Billy Collins’s Ode to the Quiet Wellspring of Gratitude

...with a funny and poignant meditation on the personal gravity of gratitude and why being grateful is "one of the most powerful things that any one person can do."
brain pickings - 7 hours ago
This takedown of these homophobic and racist American Pagans is very satisfying indeed - the poke

This takedown of these homophobic and racist American Pagans is very satisfying indeed

We first saw this takedown a little while ago and it’s just gone viral again on Reddit because people loved it so much. It’s a response by an Irish Pagan society to some American visitors who were apparently hoping to get married in Ireland and had some very specific requests. ‘Sarah has been reported dead,’ […] The post This takedown of these homophobic and racist American Pagans is very satisfying indeed appeared first on The Poke.
the poke - 11 hours ago
“Facts That Adults Don’t Tell You About Bullying” - bored panda

“Facts That Adults Don’t Tell You About Bullying”

Bullies aren't born, they're created. And they cause a lot of problems for people around them.
bored panda - 11 hours ago
This live TV fishing segment went horribly wrong and you’ll have to watch between your fingers - the poke

This live TV fishing segment went horribly wrong and you’ll have to watch between your fingers

This live TV fishing segment, from Australian TV’s Today show is has been described as the ‘most Aussie two minutes’ you’ll ever see. It went viral after it was posted by Vermillion_Crab in the subReddit ‘what could go wrong’, which gives you a clue that something goes awry. Very, very awry. NO! Similar but different […] The post This live TV fishing segment went horribly wrong and you’ll have to watch between your fingers appeared first on The Poke.
the poke - 11 hours ago
A Hairdresser quoting Magna Carta to avoid lockdown closure has been fined £17k – 7 responses - the poke

A Hairdresser quoting Magna Carta to avoid lockdown closure has been fined £17k – 7 responses

Back at the beginning of November, some advice regarding a sneaky little way to get around lockdown rules started circulating around Twitter. Someone wrongly – very wrongly – claimed that quoting the 805-year-old Magna Carta would allow your business to remain open during lockdown closures. Surely no one would believe this, right? A hairdresser in […] The post A Hairdresser quoting Magna Carta to avoid lockdown closure has been fined £17k – 7 responses appeared first on The Poke.
the poke - 12 hours ago
This brilliant takedown of an anti-vaxxer mum may never be bettered - the poke

This brilliant takedown of an anti-vaxxer mum may never be bettered

The prospect of a vaccine – several vaccines – to help tackle Covid-19 is cause for cautious celebration everywhere. Not if you’re an anti-vaxxer, however, that small but vocal minority who insist on ignoring all scientific evidence and telling everyone about it on Facebook, obviously. And this takedown of an anti-vaxxer mum who asked: ‘How […] The post This brilliant takedown of an anti-vaxxer mum may never be bettered appeared first on The Poke.
the poke - 13 hours ago
Allison Pearson suggested Priti Patel was too short to be a bully – 5 favourite responses - the poke

Allison Pearson suggested Priti Patel was too short to be a bully – 5 favourite responses

To the Daily Telegraph, where columnist Allison Pearson says it ‘beggars belief’ that Priti Patel could have bullied anyone, despite a damning investigation into the home secretary’s conduct. Pearson says she hasn’t spoken to a single person who believes Patel has done anything wrong. And the reason why she thinks Patel can’t have bullied anyone? […] The post Allison Pearson suggested Priti Patel was too short to be a bully – 5 favourite responses appeared first on The Poke.
the poke - 13 hours ago
This sneaky cat failed at being sneaky and it’s a slow motion delight - the poke

This sneaky cat failed at being sneaky and it’s a slow motion delight

This sneaky cat failing at being sneaky has just gone viral on Reddit. It’s not just the sneaky entrance, it’s all about the sneaky exit. ‘Miscatculated,’ said nizowosa who shared it. And just a few of the things people said about it. ‘Nothing to see here! I will slowly exit, stage right.’ Youstink1990 ‘I love […] The post This sneaky cat failed at being sneaky and it’s a slow motion delight appeared first on The Poke.
the poke - 14 hours ago
‘I really don’t understand the logic of anti-maskers’ - the poke

‘I really don’t understand the logic of anti-maskers’

The latest in an occasional series, covidiot takedown of the day goes to this exchange shared by Gary_the_mememachine on Reddit by who says: ‘I really don’t understand the logic of anti-maskers.’ And it’s a classic of the genre. Boom. ‘”You accidentally blocked me” was the icing on the insult cake.’ PN_Guin ‘The acronym was the […] The post ‘I really don’t understand the logic of anti-maskers’ appeared first on The Poke.
the poke - 14 hours ago
TV fail of the day - the poke

TV fail of the day

In what must be the very definition of a good sport, presenter Catherine Whitaker shared the unfortunate moment when, well, have a watch for yourself. My big chance to become a meme. pic.twitter.com/9dBXbOczxK — Catherine Whitaker (@CWhitakerSport) November 21, 2020 Ouch. Impressed with the bloke who comes to help and isn’t laughing at all. Although […] The post TV fail of the day appeared first on The Poke.
the poke - 15 hours ago
‘Ruin a horror movie with just one letter’ – 17 favourites - the poke

‘Ruin a horror movie with just one letter’ – 17 favourites

People are ruining horror movies by changing one letter in their title after the good people of @HorrorPack said this on Twitter. Ruin a horror movie with just one letter pic.twitter.com/cGLUeKKoK1 — HorrorPack (@HorrorPack) November 23, 2020 It can be a winning formula – remember when people did it to band names? – and this […] The post ‘Ruin a horror movie with just one letter’ – 17 favourites appeared first on The Poke.
the poke - 15 hours ago
Ivanka Trump tried to take credit for falling greenhouse gases – only 5 takedowns you need - the poke

Ivanka Trump tried to take credit for falling greenhouse gases – only 5 takedowns you need

When historians pick over the Donald Trump legacy from his four years as president, we’re guessing ‘doing his bit for climate change’ won’t be too near the top. So it was something of a surprise to find Ivanka Trump appearing to take credit for falling greenhouse gases in 2020. FACT: Greenhouse gases generated by the […] The post Ivanka Trump tried to take credit for falling greenhouse gases – only 5 takedowns you need appeared first on The Poke.
the poke - 16 hours ago
16 Times Disney And Pixar Cartoons Changed Movie Scenes To Appeal To Different Countries - bored panda

16 Times Disney And Pixar Cartoons Changed Movie Scenes To Appeal To Different Countries

Some of your favorite animated movies sometimes get small localized changes made to certain scenes so that they fit into a particular country’s cultural context much better.
bored panda - 17 hours ago
This short sketch of season 4 of The Crown is 2 minutes and 15 seconds very well spent - the poke

This short sketch of season 4 of The Crown is 2 minutes and 15 seconds very well spent

If you’re a fan of The Crown, this array of impressions by Kieran Hodgson will blow your mind – and if you aren’t a fan of The Crown, it’ll make you want to start watching. Don’t worry about it containing spoilers – decades of newspapers have already done that. A little treat for fans of […] The post This short sketch of season 4 of The Crown is 2 minutes and 15 seconds very well spent appeared first on The Poke.
the poke - 17 hours ago
People Are Sharing Hilarious Old Photos Of Themselves Where They Felt Very Cool, But Weren’t, In This New TikTok Trend - bored panda

People Are Sharing Hilarious Old Photos Of Themselves Where They Felt Very Cool, But Weren’t, In This New TikTok Trend

Remember how your 7-year-old self was rocking the heels by the pool and feeling invincible? Then, this new Tik Tok trend is for you, and me.
bored panda - 18 hours ago
News of a £29 million pot for the Festival of Brexit went down as well as you’d expect - the poke

News of a £29 million pot for the Festival of Brexit went down as well as you’d expect

After the better part of a year fighting coronavirus and with a damaging Brexit just over a month away, the Chancellor’s upcoming spending review has been said to contain some shocks, including a pay freeze for the UK’s public sector workers. Following in the wake of an announced pay rise for MPs of £3000, the […] The post News of a £29 million pot for the Festival of Brexit went down as well as you’d expect appeared first on The Poke.
the poke - 18 hours ago
16 reactions to the Christmas Covid rules that are more ‘No way’ than ‘Nöel’ - the poke

16 reactions to the Christmas Covid rules that are more ‘No way’ than ‘Nöel’

In a rare show of unity, all four nations of the United Kingdom have agreed on a strategy of relaxing the coronavirus rules over Christmas. From the 23rd to the 27th of December, up to three households will be allowed to mingle in one another’s homes, although the government is urging people to seriously consider […] The post 16 reactions to the Christmas Covid rules that are more ‘No way’ than ‘Nöel’ appeared first on The Poke.
the poke - 19 hours ago
Medieval Times [Part 5] - today i found out

Medieval Times [Part 5]

In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we are start out with an appetizer looking at whether chastity belts were ever actually a thing in medieval times or if it is just a Hollywood invention. Next up we have a brief message from our sponsor… Ourselves! Go check out our new-ish channel Highlight History, an upcoming re-launch / re-think [...] The post Medieval Times [Part 5] appeared first on Today I Found Out.
today i found out - 1 day ago
‘I don’t turn on my headlights because …’ is the perfect riposte to covidiot anti-maskers - the poke

‘I don’t turn on my headlights because …’ is the perfect riposte to covidiot anti-maskers

Despite all the evidence confirming just how effective it is to wear a mask in helping to stop the spread of coronavirus, there is still a small but very vocal minority of people who refuse to do so. And this is the perfect riposte to those people, shared on Reddit by Bakasur279.   Perfect. But […] The post ‘I don’t turn on my headlights because …’ is the perfect riposte to covidiot anti-maskers appeared first on The Poke.
the poke - 1 day ago
LOAD MORE FUNNY
bored panda
brain pickings
buzzfeed
laughing squid
newyorker
snopes
the onion
the poke
the smoking gun
the spoof
today i found out
unbelievable facts blog
count
sauces
help
I'm confused... What am I doing here?

Choose which sources you wish to remain and you're all set. Use the buttons to turn sources on and off.

What do the different colours mean?

Depending on if any articles/links are visible on the page there are 4 modes to show the state of your chosen sources.

on / visible on page

off / visible on page

on / not visible on page

off / not visible on page

bored panda
Canada Will Ban Plastic Bags, Straws, Cutlery, and Other Single-Use Plastics Starting in 2021

Canada Will Ban Plastic Bags, Straws, Cutlery, and Other Single-Use Plastics Starting in 2021

bored panda - 1 month ago

With little good news recently, this one comes as a ray of light. In as early as 2021, Canada will be banning single-use plastic in a bid to reduce environmental pollution.

Imagine: every single year, Canadians throw away around 3 million tons of plastic waste, only 9% of which ends up recycled. The majority of that plastic ends up in landfills, and a staggering 29,000 tons get into the natural environment, according to this report from the Government Of Canada.

But starting from the next year, youll no longer see any plastic checkout bags, straws, stir sticks, six-pack rings, cutlery, and hard-to-recycle food ware thrown around the country. Take notes, the rest of the world. This is a wonderful example for major countries to work on actions rather than words while tackling plastic pollution.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced the ban of single-use plastic items by the year 2021

Image credits: 2017 Canada Summer Games

This decision is part of Canadas government plan to achieve zero plastic waste by 2030

Image credits: Quasimime

The government has proposed to ban plastic checkout bags, straws, stir sticks, six-pack rings, cutlery, and plastic food ware

Image credits: Carl Campbell

Image credits: Chemist 4 U

Image credits: Cathy Stanley-Erickson

Image credits: Jonathan Kos-Read

Canadas 2030 zero plastic waste plan seeks to protect wildlife and waters, reduce  greenhouse gas emissions, and create jobs

Image credits: Donal Boyle

And this is what people had to say about Canadians coming to the forefront of fighting plastic pollution

sauce: bored panda
CLOSE