A Hertz customer’s Thanksgiving reservation gone awry was every car-rental nightmare wrapped up in one
Kate Klonick, a St. John’s University law professor, recounted her horrific customer-service experience in a viral Twitter thread that has captured the frustration felt by many holiday travelers during a stressful and expensive time of year.
‘Vax’ is Oxford’s word of the year, as pandemic’s ‘Fauci ouchie’ and ‘inoculati’ enter the lexicon
The coronavirus's influence on language — and now vaccine availability — spawned terms such as “vaxxident,” “anti-faxxer,” "vaxinista” and "vaxxies."
Noodle, an Internet-famous pug, sets the vibe for the day. Here’s why we love him.
Does Noodle the pug have bones today?
Memes have helped Americans cope with stress during the pandemic, study finds
The study is a small but notable bright spot amid research highlighting the negative mental health effects of doomscrolling and the role of social media in spreading misinformation about the pandemic.
Ndakasi, beloved mountain gorilla whose photobomb led to global fame, dies in caretaker’s arms
Virunga National Park said in a statement that Ndakasi died on Sept. 26 after battling a prolonged illness and “took her final breath in the loving arms of her caretaker and lifelong friend, Andre Bauma.”
Finally impressed? NFT of side-eyeing toddler meme fetches over $74,000 in cryptocurrency.
The look Chloe gave the camera in the now-famous 2013 video made Internet-users around the world say “same.”
FBI searches the home of Gabby Petito’s fiance, Brian Laundrie
Laundrie’s parents were seen by local news crews being escorted out of their home briefly. Police have been scouring south Florida for Laundrie, who vanished last week after refusing to help find his fiancee.
Students are destroying bathrooms, swiping school supplies in latest TikTok challenge gone awry
Students eager to rack up likes and follows on TikTok could also end up with disciplinary records and even felonies, school administrators are warning.
Influencers are failing to break out in TV and movies. Can Charli D’Amelio and Addison Rae beat the curse?
Charli D'Amelio has a new show, and Addison Rae just released her film debut.
Joe Rogan has covid-19, is taking unproven deworming medicine
Joe Rogan, who said he is doing well as of Wednesday, has used his popular podcast to question vaccines.
The viral Milk Crate Challenge has left people injured. Doctors are begging them to stop.
Videos of people walking up and down a stack of empty milk crates in the shape of a pyramid — and the often catastrophic results — have been shared by millions across social media.
Behold the online roast of ‘Comirnaty,’ the brand name of the Pfizer vaccine
Writer Drew Magary likened it to “a Philly resident trying to say ‘community.’”
Anastasia Pagonis is battling for her first gold at the Paralympics. On TikTok, she fights to normalize blindness.
“I don’t have to be the stereotype of blindness,” Pagonis said.
They regret not getting the vaccine — and became social media evangelists for the shot
Regret has become a new tool in the battle against the coronavirus
The enduring power of Rickrolling: Rick Astley’s ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ surpasses a billion views on YouTube
You might well be wondering why anyone would do any of this. What, exactly, makes this funny?
YouTube yanked public meeting videos over covid misinformation. Now it’s backtracking.
The platform said it recently updated its guidelines to “make exceptions for videos of school board or town hall meetings, where the intention isn’t to promote misinformation.”
College athletes are finally allowed to profit off their own images. So, of course, they’re turning to Cameo.
“Part of being professional is marketing yourself,” said the University of Kentucky's Davion Mintz. “And Cameo fits right along with that."
These athletes are offering an inside look into the Olympic Village — no training required!
Here are the most interesting, funniest and compulsively watchable accounts from the Games. Welcome to OlympicTok.
Athletes offer behind-the-scenes look at the Olympic Village on TikTok, from cardboard beds to deep-fried Camembert
Olympic athletes have been posting about all facets of the Games, offering glimpses into their daily routines, small rivalries and the village where they’re all residing.
So, uhh, about Jeff Bezos’s cowboy hat …
Some people called him a space cowboy. Most did not.