5 Things You Should At Least Pretend To Know Today - January 21, 2014

5 Things You Should At Least Pretend To Know Today - January 21, 2014
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5 Things You Should At Least Pretend To Know Today - January 21, 2014

1. The World Is A Little Less Awful Than It Used To Be, According To Bill And Melinda Gates

In the Gates Foundation’s annual letter, Bill and Melinda Gates eloquently made the case for their belief that the world is actually a much better place than it was just a few years ago. And then they restated their argument in the form of gifs for the sake of Buzzfeed's audience, thus disproving their original argument.


2. Polar Vortex-Weary Northeast Braces Itself For Some Even Dumber Sounding Weather Thing Called A 'Bombogenesis'

If the last terrifying winter storm wasn't quite stupid sounding enough for you, you'll be happy to know that the U.S. is about to be buried under once again with something called a 'bombogenesis,' which is the technical term for a really goofily named "rapidly intensifying storm." 

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3. The Spirit Of MLK Penetrates PornHub

Looks like somebody's dream came true yesterday, though I'm not sure it was Martin Luther King's.

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Is it weird that we imagine all of this happening over images of stock photos?


4. Detroit Is Getting The Robocop Statue It Deserves, Not The Actual Robocop It Needs

It looks like Detroit is finally getting the 10-foot statue of a make-believe character from a sci-fi movie that its citizens have been pining for all these years for some reason or other.

5 Things You Should At Least Pretend To Know Today - January 21, 2014

5 Things You Should At Least Pretend To Know Today - January 21, 2014

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5. Is Your Beard A Racist Asshole?

You might think that your beard just makes you look stupid, but it turns out that it also makes you look kind of racist. According to the Atlantic, the ridiculous-looking form of facial hair was popularized in America by asshole white people who wanted to deny black barbers a decent living. Think about that next time you don't shave.

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Bonus Thing: You Are Carrying An Entire '90s Era Radio Shack In Your Pocket

Writer Steve Cichon found an old Radio Shack ad from the 1990s, and he noticed something interesting: pretty much everything advertised here is in your phone.

5 Things You Should At Least Pretend To Know Today - January 21, 2014

5 Things You Should At Least Pretend To Know Today - January 21, 2014

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