Style writer Maura Judkis looks at seven live-tweeted events that stirred up discussion on Twitter.
The National Zoo’s most recent attempt to get female panda Mei Xiang pregnant was live-tweeted on Monday, inspiring puerile humor from Twitter users tuning in. The tweets about panda artificial insemination (used for many pandas, including Ling-Ling and Hsing-Hsing, shown here in 1974) were informative, but all of the talk of frozen sperm icked some users out. Sample tweet: “Sperm frozen in 2005 from Tian Tian, our male giant panda, had good motility (lots of swimming) #pandaAI”Kevin Clark/The Washington Post
President Trump and first lady Melania Trump lit the National Christmas Tree for the first time. The program was hosted by television personality Kathie Lee Gifford and actor Dean Cain and featured performances by the Beach Boys, Jack Wagner, Wynonna Judd, Craig Campbell and others.