Investors realize that they put money into a $400 juice hugger.


@AndBrei, tweeting about the Juicero, a machine that squeezes pre-packaged bags of juice. The startup, Juicero Inc., was profiled in Bloomberg Technology because investors realized that the juice packs can be squeezed by hand just as well as by the $400 machine. “At least two Juicero investors were taken aback after finding the packs could be squeezed by hand,” Ellen Huet and Olivia Zaleski wrote. Bloomberg even tested the machine against hand squeezing and found that the Juicero — which has received around $120 million in startup capital — took two minutes to squeeze about what a human could manage in a minute and a half.

Spicer gets Gronk’d.


@nfldraftupdate, reacting after Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski interrupted Sean Spicer’s White House press briefing to ask if he needed any help. The stunt, during the team’s Wednesday visit to the White House, was very on-brand for Gronkowski, who is often called by his nickname, Gronk, and is known for his funny antics. Spicer, a Patriots fan from Rhode Island, didn’t need any help, but appreciated the gesture.

Zara pulls skirt that may or may not look like Pepe the Frog.


@fermiparadox_, tweeting about the Zara denim skirt with a cartoon image on it that some people thought looked like the Pepe the Frog meme, which has come to be associated with white nationalists on the internet. Zara decided to pull the skirt from its website and stores.

“The last piece you’ll ever need to read about Rachel Dolezal.”

Rachel Dolezal and her son Langston (AP)

“I couldn’t escape Rachel Dolezal because I can’t escape white supremacy. And it is white supremacy that told an unhappy and outcast white woman that black identity was hers for the taking.”

Ijeoma Oluo, writing for The Stranger in what the outlet called “the last piece you’ll ever need to read about Rachel Dolezal.” Through interviewing Dolezal, Oluo realizes it is white supremacy that enabled her story to take place and be heard.

Kim Kardashian tweeted about losing weight from the flu … and people got upset.

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@Fly_Malcolm_X,  disagreeing with people who thought Kim Kardashian’s tweet about the flu was in poor taste. Kim tweeted that the flu “can be an amazing diet,” but later deleted the tweet after Twitter users called her out.