Ugly Feminists Freak Out Over #FeministsAreUgly Hashtag

This summer is the summer of trolling feminists on Twitter, with today’s #feministsareugly hashtag trend causing a significant number of users to take the bait. Before #FeministsAreUgly began to trend, several other anti-feminist hashtags blew up this summer. One was a sort of broad, cross-platform #IDontNeedFeminism meme among women who felt feminism was harmful, unnecessary, […]

Brooklyn Jogger Finds Apparent Skeleton Decked Out In Nets Gear

A bizarre and unexpected skeleton “display” found by a local resident in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park has prompted police to investigate the origin of the strange finding (clad in a Brooklyn Nets jersey) and whether the woman indeed discovered previously unearthed human remains. The potentially grim discovery was made by a jogger, Kate Steciw, who seems […]

Arizona’s Pima County Likely To Stop Hiring Smokers

Life isn’t easy for smokers in most places as it is, given not only heavy regulations but also significant social stigma — and now in Pima County, Arizona, you can add “potential difficulty in earning a basic living” to the list of smoking drawbacks. Pima County administrator Chuck Huckelberry issued a memo dated July 25, […]

Bedbugs Found On N Train In NYC, Everybody Panic!

Bedbugs have been a steadily growing horror in densely populated areas like New York City, so today’s news that some cars on the N line have been taken out of service due to the hardy and terrifying creatures is (as you can imagine) not very well received. Anyone who has battled a bedbug infestation knows […]

Reza Aslan Blasts ‘Charlatan’ Protestant Evangelicals, Condemns ‘Prosperity Gospel’

Religious scholar Reza Aslan recently made remarks about a growing movement among Protestant evangelicals in America led by celebrity pastors like Joel Osteen — alleging that the “prosperity gospel” isn’t just inaccurate, it’s antithetical to Jesus Christ’s moral teachings. Aslan has caused controversy before for his writings on Jesus, and around this time last summer, […]

Amazon Review Gold: Dude Bought Honeywell Thermostat, Trolls Cruel Ex-Wife (Maybe)

Amazon reviews have turned out to occasionally provide hilarious internet reading from time to time, and such is the case with a Honeywell thermostat review (found by Reddit users) with a funny-if-true backstory. Amazon reviews that go viral range when it comes to truth-level — there’s the ostensibly true, the possibly real, and the clearly […]

Wanted Man Taunts Cops On Their Facebook Page, Guess What Happened?

A fugitive in Maryland was featured on a local police Facebook page as a part of the department’s “Wanted Wednesdays,” telling cops they’d never catch him and complaining that putting him on social media blast was harassing to his family. The man, Roger Ray Ireland, was the subject of what is a growing trend in […]

Pope Francis May Visit U.S. Next Year

Pope Francis, much beloved by both Catholics and secular folk alike, may be taking his Popemobile over to the United States in 2015 for a visit. At this point, the 2015 Pope Francis visit is still only in the buzz stage, and the report comes from an Archbishop in Philly. Papal visits to the U.S. […]

OC Porcelain Dolls Are Real Life Creepypasta, Parents Terrified

In what is probably the creepiest story we’ve heard all week, a whole bunch of families in a California town found porcelain dolls that looked eerily like their daughters… and of course, the internet’s imagination went crazy. The porcelain dolls, even more scarily, were left anonymously on porches and stoops, so just imagine for a […]

Women Against Feminism Goes Viral, Rips Into Straw Feminists

A newly popular Facebook page, Women Against Feminism (and a complementary hashtag, #WomenAgainstFeminism), is an adorably earnest if horribly misguided social media phenomenon this week that is at best out of the loop, and at worst, dishonest and horribly misogynist. In case you missed it, the Women Against Feminism thing has been going on for […]

Sad Jack White Meme Now Totally A Thing

For some reason Jack White is everywhere this week, covering Lorde’s “Royals,” showing up at baseball games needing a hug, playing historically long concerts. If you’ve seen the “sad Jack White” meme but lack the context, apparently the star was spotted looking less than thrilled during a recent Chicago Cubs game, context unknown, though probably […]

Ted Nugent Lashes Out At ‘Unclean Vermin’ After Indian Tribe Cancels Concert

As The Inquisitr reported earlier this week, rocker Ted Nugent was dumped by an Indian tribe for racist remarks he made this month — and predictably, he has something to say about that. Ted Nugent was scheduled to play August 4, before the Coeur d’Alene tribe got word of homophobic and racist comments made by […]

Algerian Plane Carrying 116 Disappears From Radar, Crashes

An Air Algerie plane flying from Algeria to Burkina Faso disappeared over Mali and likely crashed, officials have confirmed in a currently unfolding situation. The Air Algerie plane was carrying 100 passengers and 16 crew members, and is the third passenger plane to crash in the past week. An initial report from Gawker gives a […]

Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) Opens Up In Reddit AMA

Over on Reddit, Dwayne Johnson — also known as “The Rock” — is doing a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything), and the star opened up about sensitive topics like his career aspirations as well as the loss of Paul Walker late last year. Reddit AMAs are a great way for stars and fans to connect […]

Ted Cruz Fires Back After True Blood Jab: ‘Dead Tend To Vote For Democrats’

Senator Ted Cruz was just as surprised as anyone to see his supporting role featured in this week’s episode of True Blood, in which one of the final season’s scenes took place at a fundraiser for the politician in Texas. The use of Ted Cruz’s name on True Blood isn’t so surprising given the heavy-handed […]

Reddit Announces ‘Reddit Live’ For Breaking News And Stuff

Today, Reddit announced a new feature called “Reddit Live,” aimed at de-kludging the useful service during high-activity periods, it looks like. Reddit Live is a Reddit feature meant to streamline the real-time addition to comment threads. As Reddit grows in popularity and relevance, one of the most common complaints from newer users stems from its […]

This ‘Better Call Saul’ Billboard Is Interactive, Has Clues

As Breaking Bad fans await the release of Better Call Saul, an in-universe prequel centering around the sometimes show stealing Saul Goodman (in turn played by Bob Odenkirk, wonderfully) a new billboard has appeared offering some recognizable clues to the character’s history. In the overall Breaking Bad narrative, Goodman was a crucial support character to […]

Watch Jack White Cover Lorde’s ‘Royals’ And Die Sighing

Jack White, who has a proven history of making every cover magical no matter what, did a version of Lorde’s “Royals” earlier this week — and like, it’s almost impossible to come by a clip of this fantastic, amazing nonsense. Putting aside Jack White being basically a man who possesses God-like powers, with capabilities to […]

Ted Nugent Dumped By Indian Tribe For Being Racist And Awful

Controversial rocker Ted Nugent has a bit more free time this summer, as Idaho’s Coeur d’Alene Tribe has canceled his scheduled August 4 performance at their venue. Nugent, noted draft dodger and National Rifle Association proponent, was dumped by the Coeur d’Alene Tribe this week, after the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)’s Hatewatch project got […]

Ben Stein, Potential Sugar Baby Have Page Six Fight

Former speechwriter for President Richard Nixon and iconically-voiced celebrity Ben Stein recently wrote a bizarre and rambling column about President Obama and Stein’s interest in younger, poorer women — and one of the two women about whom he wrote has decided to release the content of their communications to Page Six. As far as sexting […]

Reddit User Posts Viral Horrifying Excel ‘Sexcuses’ List Sent By Angry Husband

A Reddit user posted a really sad story to r/relationships last week which has since gone viral, and as the post has been locked and the user has gone quiet, we’ll never know what happened next or if the story was even true on its face. Last week, a “throwaway” Reddit account user (posting under […]

Be Wary, MH17 Facebook Scams Prey On Users

In the wake of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 disaster, there were initial reports that looting at the rebel-controlled scene would result in further suffering for the families of the accident’s victims. On Friday, senior Ukraine official Anton Gerashchenko warned of MH17 scavenging and scamming in a Facebook post, saying to followers: “Just now I […]

International AIDS Society Stunned After MH17 Tragedy Hits Home

As news of the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (or MH17) began to break, many unexpected threads to the tragedy emerged — among them, reports that scores of AIDS researchers were traveling to the annual International AIDS Society conference in Australia. When the dust cleared, it seemed that initial losses of AIDS researchers were […]

Market Basket Employees Protest CEO Ouster, Amazing Pics Result

You can be forgiven for not knowing regional supermarket chain Market Basket is undergoing some upper-level shakeups — resulting in the clearly displeasing ouster of a CEO called “Arthur T.” by employees — but you should see what’s going on in a company that is clearly no longer going to accept this scenario. In this […]

Casey Kasem’s Body Is ‘Missing,’ Report Suggests

As The Inquisitr detailed yesterday, the body of Casey Kasem is missing, reports indicate, making what was a strange end of life tale and bizarre legal battle even odder. Our post on Kasem’s body yesterday delved into many of the legal disputes and general mysteries surrounding the star’s unusual postmortem situation, which was in turn […]

Saggy Pants Now Illegal By Florida Ordinance

You may find saggy pants to be a sartorial offense, but should they be a real crime? In at least one Florida jurisdiction, a new ordinance will allow for official redress of lower waistlines, local news sources report. The saggy pants ban in Ocala isn’t just an idle threat. In fact, some very real consequences […]

Russia Today Correspondent Quits Over Malaysia Airlines ‘Lies’

London-based Russia Today correspondent Sara Firth has publicly resigned from her job with the network, making a series of serious allegations about the outlet’s integrity on her way out. Firth was candid in a tweet sent about her decision, saying first: I resigned from RT today. I have huge respect for many in the team, […]

[Breaking] President Obama’s Malaysia Airlines Presser: ‘What We Know So Far’

JOIN THE LIVE CHAT VISIT WHITEHOUSE.GOV President Obama is giving a White House based press conference on the Malaysia Airlines crash, outlining “what we know so far” about the incident. Despite earlier reports, President Barack Obama has confirmed that one American was killed in the crash of MH17. Indicating that the incident was “not the […]

Bill Maher Offends Basically Everyone With Tweet About Hamas, Slapping Women

Political comedian Bill Maher used to host a show called Politically Incorrect back in the day, and the outspoken comic is often shunted away by both parties for his caustic comedy — as evidenced in a tweet tonight that managed to, in 140 characters, rag on both Hamas and the laydees. Bill Maher’s Twitter feed […]

Breaking: Top AIDS Researchers Reportedly Killed In MH17 Crash

The crash of MH17, a Malaysia Airlines plane out of Amsterdam, is believed to have claimed the lives of 295 crew members and passengers — several of whom are thought to have been leading experts heading to an AIDS conference. The ill-fated Malaysia Airlines flight was scheduled to stop in Melbourne, Australia, where an AIDS […]

Internet Raises $12,000 For Mom Whose Daughter Was Taken By CPS

Earlier this week, The Inquisitr posted about the alarming plight of single mom Debra Harrell, whose daughter was taken by local social services workers because the girl was playing unsupervised in the park — and now, Harrell has at least some chance of getting her kid back. In our earlier report, we noted that Harrell, […]

Jason Biggs Makes Plane Crash Jokes On Twitter, Gets Yelled At

Actor Jason Biggs has been tweeting about the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, but his humorous approach has drawn cries of “too soon” by fellow users of the social site. Across Twitter, tweets about MH17 are generally sober and express condolences or sadness about the loss of nearly three hundred lives. In a series […]

Report: Vladimir Putin’s Plane Lapped MH17, May Have Been Target

The tragic crash of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 in Ukraine today has sparked a flurry of speculation and some damning theories about how the plane may have been sabotaged, and RT published a report suggesting that Vladimir Putin may have been the target if a missile strike downed the craft. Early information has suggested one […]

MH17 Passenger’s Spooky Facebook Post Goes Viral

A chaotic narrative surrounding the cause of the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is emerging, with Ukraine officials indicating a missile brought down the passenger plane on which 23 Americans are believed to have perished — and in the aftermath, one reported passenger’s Facebook post has gone viral. Social media has become a major […]

Broadway Legend Elaine Stritch Dead At 89

Broadway legend Elaine Stritch has died today at the age of 89. While theater stars often are lesser known in pop culture, even midwestern TV fans may remember Elaine Stritch for a memorable role on one of the modern era’s most popular sitcoms, 30 Rock. On it, Stritch portrayed the mother of Alec Baldwin‘s Jack […]

Air France, Lufthansa To Avoid Ukraine Airspace After Malaysian Plane Crash [Update]

Earlier today, reports that a Malaysian plane crashed over Russian airspace began to appear on social sites, and now, Air France has reportedly decided to temporarily re-route flights away from affected airspace. As of now, information on the Malaysian jet crash is scant, but statements have been issued on behalf of the involved governments. Ukranian […]

IDF Soldier Does Illegal Reddit AMA

Reddit’s “AMA” threads (Ask Me Anything) range from the mundane to the fascinating — and a current Reddit AMA from an IDF (Israeli Defense Forces) soldier is technically illegal but very interesting. The thread is titled “Iama IDF (Israeli) solider. Ready to talk about my opinions and the way we deal with Gaza. Please, ama.” […]

Conor Oberst Accepts Rape Accuser’s Apology

Yesterday, we learned that the woman who accused Conor Oberst, initially in an anonymous comment field, of rape had retracted her accusation — and now the singer has released a statement accepting the woman’s apology. Back in December, an unrelated post on XOJane about a woman’s allegedly abusive relationship with a musician other than Conor […]

Facebook Again Blamed For Divorces In New Study

It seems like incrementally studies are released citing Facebook as a cause of divorce, and the same old question kicks up… is Facebook harming marriages all by itself, or is it the conduit by which marriages fall apart after existing problems become highlighted? As early as 2009, Facebook divorce stats were cited, and by December […]

Whoops! Arizona Republican Mistakes YMCA Campers For Terrified Migrant Children

Arizona Republican Adam Kwasman is very concerned about the terrified migrant children currently caught up in a larger immigration kerfuffle at the border — so much so that he was unable to discern the difference between YMCA camp kids and unaccompanied migrant kids. In a tweet now deleted, but preserved by Politwoops, Kwasman gnashed his […]

Tesla Motors Announces New, Affordable Model For 2017

If you’ve been lusting after an electric car from Tesla Motors, but the price tag has gotten in the way, take heart — a new $35,000 Model III is coming to market in 2017. The Tesla Motors Model III was officially announced late last night, and the details we have so far are pretty enticing. […]

Mom Arrested, Kid Taken To Foster Care After Horrible ‘Trip To The Park’ Abuse

The sad and scary story of what happened to Debra Harrell, 46, and her 9-year-old daughter (unnamed in news reports) has gone viral after the woman was chucked in jail because, oh, my God, is this really what we want to happen in a situation like this? The arrest of Harrell and removal of her […]

Pope Francis Urges Christians To Care For Migrant Children

Pope Francis has again pulled out the party trick in which he makes people uncomfortable by referring to the actual word of Jesus, reminding “Christians” the world over — and in America, specifically — to be kind to children, specifically migrant children. In recent months, Pope Francis has spoken out against American evangelical culture in […]

Girl Did Not ‘Wake Up’ At Funeral, Family Hoaxed By ‘Quack’ Doctor

A now-viral story regarding a child in the Philippines who “woke up” at her own funeral was a hoax, it has been somewhat unsurprisingly revealed. The story of the dead girl waking up at her funeral is not a totally unheard of news lead in this day and age — we’ve definitely seen some stories […]

Liberal? Conservative? Blame Your Brain, Research Says

As America appears to become ever more polarized, liberal and conservative people alike tend to caucus and “other” their ideological opponents — and while there is an argument to be made that we’re all Uncle Sam’s children, science also seems to have a growing body of evidence to prove that our fundamental differences might be… […]

Cards Against Humanity Dragged Into Real-Life Rape Controversy

The party game “Cards Against Humanity” is about the most fun you can have with a group of friends and a box of cards, and the tabletop set is also unapologetically offensive and not shy about this fact — the name itself is a wordplay on “crimes against humanity,” and the tagline is “a party […]

Reddit User Claims Tim Cook Changed Apple Hold Music After Email Complaint

A Reddit user has come forward with a cool story about Apple’s legendary customer service, Tim Cook, and a subsequent improvement to the brand’s hold music… if the story is true. A few sites have posted the comment by a Reddit dude about not only an email to Tim Cook at Apple about the brand’s […]

Woman Who Accused Conor Oberst Of Rape Retracts Claim

Late last year, in the comments section of an XOJane article, indie rock star Conor Oberst was accused of rape by an anonymous woman — and while the claim was not supported by any evidence, it gained significant traction across the internet and is said to have affected the musician’s sales significantly. Conor Oberst was […]

A Third Of Alzheimer’s Cases Could Be Prevented, Research Suggests

New research into the medical puzzle that is Alzheimer’s Disease has yielded a compelling result — while curing the terrifying condition remains out of reach, prevention may be possible in one-third of future diagnoses. While research into the causes and risk factors of Alzheimer’s has heretofore been bereft of meaningful advice, it appears that the […]

Rand Paul Hits Back At Rick Perry Op-Ed In Response Column

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has lashed back at fellow Republican Rick Perry over the current crisis in Iraq — and the Kentucky conservative also took a shot at Perry’s sartorial choices. While Rick Perry is popular at the base of the conservative base, Rand Paul — like his dad, Ron — is not afraid to […]