Get ready to feel old…
The popular Internet series “Teens React” features a group of adolescents discussing and reacting to ancient artifacts. This week: encyclopedias.
“We are always taking a hard look at how life was in the past in coming up with interesting subject matter for our various series,” said Benny Fine, one of the videos’ producers, “and remembering how much I used to want an encyclopedia as a kid made me realize wanting a set is very unlikely for teens today and that conversation would be interesting. And it was.”
The teenagers were given a set of “World Book Encyclopedias” and had to guess what was lying in front of them.
While most knew what encyclopedias are, they struggled with trying to describe them. Some of the best responses were, “It’s like a dictionary for different stuff” and “It’s the Internet, but in books.”
“It was Google back in the day!” Tom said in the video. “It was the worst of times.”
Things took a tricky turn when they were asked to look up a chapter
Get ready to feel old…Read More »from Teens’ hilarious reactions to encyclopedias
- Gwen Breitstein | Trending Now – Mon, Jul 13, 2015
It’s 109 degrees in Phoenix, and one genius decided to make the most it by making chocolate-covered strawberries in his car.Read More »from It’s so hot in Phoenix that people are using their cars as makeshift ovens
It’s a pretty simple, no-frills recipe. Just take strawberries and pieces of chocolate bars and leave them on the dashboard of your overheated car.
Twenty minutes later, you’ll be able to enjoy your homemade — or car-made —chocolate-covered strawberries.
We recommend eating them somewhere with air conditioning.
- Emily Scharnhorst | Trending Now – Mon, Jul 13, 2015
Don’t be mistaken: Even though the car in this video is driving through L.A., this is not a Hollywood stunt.Read More »from Police are looking for guy filmed driving in reverse through L.A.
This is actually what the Los Angeles Police Department is calling some of the most reckless driving it has ever seen.
From the safety of his own car, Kevin Zanazanian caught this cellphone video of an Audi driving backward down the very windy Laurel Canyon Boulevard.
Though the driver wasn’t going fast and furious as he crossed over yellow lines, almost hit a pedestrian and narrowly missed many cars, Zanazanian said it was definitely like a movie.
Whether the man was showing off or practicing for his stunt-driving debut, police say they are on the lookout for him.
- Gwen Breitstein | Trending Now – Fri, Jul 10, 2015
Oh, the agony! Hamlet the cat is just not amused by his owner’s magic trick.Read More »from Hamlet the cat is totally over his owner’s magic trick
Hamlet's owner tried to entertain him with a magic trick while he was casually lounging on the bathroom counter.
The trick — which is actually called the shell game and is more of short con than a magic trick — involves a small object being hidden under one of three identical containers.
No matter how hard Hamlet tries to avoid picking the container the object is hidden under, his owner insists on his participation.
We bet Hamlet wishes his owner never learned this trick.
- Emily Scharnhorst | Trending Now – Fri, Jul 10, 2015
It is now OK to break into a stranger’s car in Tennessee if you see a dog in danger.Read More »from You can now legally break into a stranger’s car in Tennessee
An amendment to a previous “Good Samaritan” law that said it was OK to break into a car to rescue a child now says you can break into a hot car if you see an animal in distress.
However, to be covered under the law’s protections, prospective Good Samaritans must make an attempt to find the car’s owner and must notify police before breaking in.
This comes as a string of animal protection laws have popped up across the country.
In 2014, South Dakota became the last state to make animal cruelty a felony offense.
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