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Maxwell the cat purrfectly illustrates why watching TV can be bad for you - the poke

Maxwell the cat purrfectly illustrates why watching TV can be bad for you

Cat TV is exactly what you’d think from the name – TV for cats. It’s things that cats like – which is presumably six straight hours of someone having to open and close a door to stop the meowing. Over on TikTok, whittayy shared what happened when Maxwell the ginger tom did a little indoor […] The post Maxwell the cat purrfectly illustrates why watching TV can be bad for you appeared first on The Poke.
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Some people go for years misusing words or phrases – 15 funny favourites - the poke

Some people go for years misusing words or phrases – 15 funny favourites

The r/BoneAppleTea Reddit forum is a collection of malapropisms – the wrong word or phrases used in place of similar-sounding correct words or phrases – like when Welsh Conservative, Andrew Davies, promised to make breakfast – rather than Brexit – a success. We’ve gathered some great examples from the subreddit for your enjoyment. 1. Wait […] The post Some people go for years misusing words or phrases – 15 funny favourites appeared first on The Poke.
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This bridezilla put an outrageous ‘minimum spend’ on her gift list and got the responses she deserved - the poke

This bridezilla put an outrageous ‘minimum spend’ on her gift list and got the responses she deserved

In the latest of an occasional series, bridezilla of the week goes to this bride-to-be (and her partner) who shared their gift list on Facebook with a strict minimum spend attached. And not just any minimum spend, it turned out. Have a look at this posted by DexOrangeCounty on Reddit and highlighted by the good […] The post This bridezilla put an outrageous ‘minimum spend’ on her gift list and got the responses she deserved appeared first on The Poke.
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Simply 28 of the funniest tweets on the highs and lows of parenthood - the poke

Simply 28 of the funniest tweets on the highs and lows of parenthood

‘Never work with children or animals‘ goes the old showbusiness advice – but being a parent definitely involves one, and can feel like it involves both. We rummaged through Twitter to find out what funny people have had to say on the topic – and we weren’t disappointed. 1. I was driving with my son, […] The post Simply 28 of the funniest tweets on the highs and lows of parenthood appeared first on The Poke.
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The tale of the 1904 Olympics men’s marathon just went viral because it’s so extraordinary - the poke

The tale of the 1904 Olympics men’s marathon just went viral because it’s so extraordinary

While we wait to find out whether the Tokyo Olympics really will go ahead this year, this tale of the men’s marathon from 1904 went viral a mere 117 years after the event. The stranger than fiction tale, from that year’s Games that were held in St Louis, Missouri, was shared by @0ldoini who said […] The post The tale of the 1904 Olympics men’s marathon just went viral because it’s so extraordinary appeared first on The Poke.
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These 19 seconds just get better and better - the poke

These 19 seconds just get better and better

The old Coke and Mentos thing isn’t entirely new, obviously. But there was something about this 19 seconds – possibly it’s just been a long week – that got us chuckling. pic.twitter.com/HiUYxRosbk — Best Videos 🎬🍿 (@30SECVlDEOS) April 14, 2021 It’s mostly just the three seconds at the end, to be fair, but what a […] The post These 19 seconds just get better and better appeared first on The Poke.
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The reaction of this shelter dog to being adopted is melting hearts everywhere - the poke

The reaction of this shelter dog to being adopted is melting hearts everywhere

The video of this shelter dog reacting to being adopted went viral today because it’s like a 12-second injection of pure joy. shelter dog with a huge smile being adopted(Assisting The Hoke Co. Animal Shelter) pic.twitter.com/pDNnCvhIAE — Humor And Animals (@humorandanimals) April 14, 2021 Awwww! The clip also proved hugely popular on Reddit after it […] The post The reaction of this shelter dog to being adopted is melting hearts everywhere appeared first on The Poke.
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This Daunte Wright protestor brought soup and it looks like some next-level Trump trolling - the poke

This Daunte Wright protestor brought soup and it looks like some next-level Trump trolling

There has been another night of protests in Minneapolis after the fatal shooting of a black motorist, 20-year-old Daunte Wright, by Minneapolis police. White former police officer Kim Potter has since been charged with second degree manslaughter, according to prosecutors. This protestor, interviewed by CNN in the Minneapolis suburb of Brooklyn Centre, went viral because […] The post This Daunte Wright protestor brought soup and it looks like some next-level Trump trolling appeared first on The Poke.
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Hopefully the most petty, racist review you’ll see today – or ever - the poke

Hopefully the most petty, racist review you’ll see today – or ever

On Reddit’s r/FuckYouKaren forum – which requires no additional information, u/Ryanthehood shared a one-star review he saw on Target’s website. This was the product. Maybe not to everyone’s taste, but perfectly acceptable, right? Not for this woman – ‘I am actually over the “representation”! You can take your overweight and overly ethnic mermaids and shove […] The post Hopefully the most petty, racist review you’ll see today – or ever appeared first on The Poke.
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Boris Johnson wanting to be ‘father of the nation’ got the mother of all reactions - the poke

Boris Johnson wanting to be ‘father of the nation’ got the mother of all reactions

According to Tom Newton Dunn in the Evening Standard, Boris Johnson wants to revamp his image in order to be seen as the ‘father of the nation’ – a ‘unifier who no longer divides for electoral gain.‘ Despite his 80-seat Commons majority, that sounds like a task akin to Donald Trump becoming the face of […] The post Boris Johnson wanting to be ‘father of the nation’ got the mother of all reactions appeared first on The Poke.
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A hilarious rogues’ gallery of 18 dogs being publicly shamed - the poke

A hilarious rogues’ gallery of 18 dogs being publicly shamed

Over on TikTok, Rosie the retriever was suffering after some ill-advised food theft, causing her owner to share this embarrassing footage with the world. @rosieadventures Regrets ✨spicy✨ ##goldenretriever ##dogsoftiktok ♬ original sound – Rosieadventures Poor Rosie. All these other dogs were also named and shamed by their owners for misbehaving – well, shamed if not […] The post A hilarious rogues’ gallery of 18 dogs being publicly shamed appeared first on The Poke.
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This man spotted himself in a live news report and broke out his best dance moves - the poke

This man spotted himself in a live news report and broke out his best dance moves

A Fox News clip from 2017 has resurfaced, and – surprisingly – it’s not because someone was being racist, or insisting that Trump was the saviour of the US. This footage from Fox 10 in Arizona is so much better than that. Entirely the correct response to spotting the eye in the sky. For the […] The post This man spotted himself in a live news report and broke out his best dance moves appeared first on The Poke.
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Orlando Bloom’s reply to Katy Perry was a fabulous return to earth - the poke

Orlando Bloom’s reply to Katy Perry was a fabulous return to earth

In the first of an occasional series, celebrity exchange of the week goes to Katy Perry and her fiancee, Orlando Bloom, after Perry shared a few pictures of her ‘bold new look’ on Instagram ahead of her appearance as a judge on American Idol.             View this post on Instagram […] The post Orlando Bloom’s reply to Katy Perry was a fabulous return to earth appeared first on The Poke.
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This prank message request for Nigel Farage is childish but very funny - the poke

This prank message request for Nigel Farage is childish but very funny

Here’s Nigel Farage doing his ‘pay me and I’ll send you a message’ thing on Cameo. Except this one’s got a twist. Morning. pic.twitter.com/xlx8WGZzQ9 — Balcony Shirts (@balconyshirts) April 14, 2021 He surely would have seen it coming. Wouldn’t he? Hugh Janus is a massive Farage fan it turns out https://t.co/yTNOPHKVmI — Carole Cadwalladr (@carolecadwalla) […] The post This prank message request for Nigel Farage is childish but very funny appeared first on The Poke.
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People lapped up Kate Beckinsale’s response to this ‘Easter treats’ headline - the poke

People lapped up Kate Beckinsale’s response to this ‘Easter treats’ headline

If you’re not already one of the 4.6 million people who follow actress Kate Beckinsale on Instagram then you might want to consider it. We only mention it because you’ll be missing things like this, her response to this ‘Easter treats’ headline about her which she wasn’t taking lying down. It’s from an entertainment magazine […] The post People lapped up Kate Beckinsale’s response to this ‘Easter treats’ headline appeared first on The Poke.
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Jimmy Fallon asked people to ‘describe a movie badly’ – mission accomplished for these 17 - the poke

Jimmy Fallon asked people to ‘describe a movie badly’ – mission accomplished for these 17

One of the regular features of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon is his hashtag round-up, in which he reads out the best entries form a hashtag challenge set by Jimmy himself on Twitter. This week’s had a film theme – or ‘movie’, if you’re feeling particularly American. It’s Hashtags time! Take a movie and […] The post Jimmy Fallon asked people to ‘describe a movie badly’ – mission accomplished for these 17 appeared first on The Poke.
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People have been repainting charity shop picture bargains  – 16 not-so-subtle makeovers - the poke

People have been repainting charity shop picture bargains – 16 not-so-subtle makeovers

Over on Reddit’s r/Repaintings forum, people share the charity shop picture finds they’ve not-so-subtly edited with a lick of paint. These 16 examples show just how to do it. 1. Scooby Doo and the gang on a mission Via 2. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy Via 3. Cat-photobombing Via 4. […] The post People have been repainting charity shop picture bargains – 16 not-so-subtle makeovers appeared first on The Poke.
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The American’s Guide to Britain’s ‘hidden dip’ is so wrong it’s right - the poke

The American’s Guide to Britain’s ‘hidden dip’ is so wrong it’s right

Funny content creator – or comedian, if you will – RamsesThePigeon has shared this funny guide to one of the UK’s secret idiosyncracies – the hidden dip. That all seems above board and correct – and well done to him for his absolutely in no way incorrect pronunciation of Penicuik. When he posted the sketch […] The post The American’s Guide to Britain’s ‘hidden dip’ is so wrong it’s right appeared first on The Poke.
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NYPD went full Black Mirror with a robot dog and the reactions were exactly as you’d expect - the poke

NYPD went full Black Mirror with a robot dog and the reactions were exactly as you’d expect

For the past six months, New York’s police department has had help from an unusual recruit – a $74,500 Boston Dynamics robotic ‘dog’ – known by its creators as ‘Spot’. Spot the robot dog dancing to UpTown Funk is simultaneously both terrifying and hilarious. pic.twitter.com/UNPsXZrXvh — Gavin Sheridan (@gavinsblog) October 16, 2018 Footage of one […] The post NYPD went full Black Mirror with a robot dog and the reactions were exactly as you’d expect appeared first on The Poke.
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These raccoons hilariously caught in the act is one for the ages - the poke

These raccoons hilariously caught in the act is one for the ages

Very possibly you’ve seen this fabulous video of raccoons caught in the act but if you’ve haven’t, you’re in for a treat. And if you have, it definitely merits another look … It went viral again after it was shared by @buitengebiden_ on Twitter. We got caught Brian, just act normal.. pic.twitter.com/LwNv4V0eUG — Buitengebieden (@buitengebieden_) […] The post These raccoons hilariously caught in the act is one for the ages appeared first on The Poke.
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This Couple Has Made History By Becoming The First Same-Sex Couple To Marry In Northern Ireland

This Couple Has Made History By Becoming The First Same-Sex Couple To Marry In Northern Ireland

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Two women from Belfast have just made history by becoming the first same-sex couple to get married in Northern Ireland since legalization was introduced. Sharni and Robyn tied the knot yesterday, February 11, after having been in a relationship for six years. Initially, the couple had planned to register their civil partnership on the same date, but in light of the January 13th legalization of same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland, the couple decided to throw a beautiful wedding.

This couple has just made history in Northern Ireland by becoming the first same-sex couple to get married

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Two twenty-somethings Sharni Edwards and Robyn Peoples tied the know at a hotel in Carrickfergus town in County Antrim. Reportedly, the couple danced their first dance to Nathan Sykes and Ariana Grande’s Over And Over Again.

Equal marriage has become possible after the landmark law change in 2019

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The young women met back in 2014 in a gay nightclub. The two instantly clicked. “We havent been separated since,” Sharni told the media. The newlyweds became engaged in 2015 during a trip to Paris, where they went to see Ariana Grande’s concert.

And as of January 13, same-sex couples can finally get legally married

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The recent (and highly necessary) legalization has brought Northern Ireland in line with the rest of the United Kingdom, where same-sex couples have been able to legally marry each other since 2014. Along with the legalization of gay marriage, abortion has been decriminalized too.

The couple says that they made history by accident, not by design

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Originally, the couple had been planning a civil partnership on the same date, but after the law was changed in Northern Ireland, the two knew that they wanted marriage. Consequently, when Sharni and Robyn went to the registrar’s office in Carrickfergus town to register their big day, they were told that they were the first to sign up for a civil marriage.

And are extremely grateful for those who supported the change of the law

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“We are so thankful for the Love Equality campaigners for fighting for us,” Sharni told Pink News. “If it wasnt for their hard work and effort, we wouldnt be in this position now.”

As always, there were a few nay-sayers

Luckily, they were outnumbered by the people who felt genuinely happy for the couple

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