OLD SCHOOL HANUKKAH: THE DR. DREIDEL

Yep, we’re getting closer and closer to almost every idea that has ever existed being put into actual production. How do we know? Because we just found the Dr. Dreidel.

But yeah, perhaps the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah does need a little dose of old school NWA; ya know, what with the eight crazy nights and all. This laser-etched, wooden dreidel will first make your friends giggle when they see it, but then it gets functional. It features the face of Beats multi-millionaire Andre Romelle Young on each side, whether it’s a thumbs up Dre, mildly smug portrait Dre, deadpan Dre, or overreacting Dre, you’ll surely be ready for the “aftermath” of each spin. Ain’t nothing but a holiday thang.

Top U.S. & Global Google Searches of 2014

Google has released its annual Year in Search for the most Googled topics on the online search engine giant, and includes two separate lists with data for the U.S. and the world. Trends generally coincide with each other, with similar interests in both positive and negative phenomena. Topping both lists, actor/comedian Robin Williams’ unexpected death led the global population’s captivation, followed by the FIFA World Cup Brazil, the Ebola epidemic, and the mysterious missing Malaysia Airlines case. Watch a short compilation of the most searched global trends for 2014 above, and check the respective lists down below.

Global Trending Searches:

1. Robin Williams
2. World Cup
3. Ebola
4. Malaysia Airlines
5. ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
6. Flappy Bird
7. Conchita Wurst
8. ISIS
9. Frozen
10. Sochi Olympics

U.S. Trending Searches:

1. Robin Williams
2. World Cup
3. Ebola
4. Malaysia Airlines
5. Flappy Bird
6. ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
7. ISIS
8. Ferguson
9. Frozen
10. Ukraine

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Facebook Unveils 2014’s Most Popular Topics

Social media leviathan Facebook has published its 2014 Year In Review, revealing the most popular trending topics on the all-encompassing social network. The popular news stories, songs, athletes, entertainers, movies, TV series and the Ice Bucket Challenges are all included, giving insight into what was on everyones lips (/keyboards) over the course of the year. Check out the full list below.

Top Global Topics 2014

1. World Cup 2014
2. Ebola virus outbreak
3. Brazilian Elections
4. Robin Williams‘ Death
5. Ice Bucket Challenge
6. Israeli invasion of Gaza
7. Malaysia Airlines MH370
8. The Super Bowl
9. Michael Brown’s Death / Ferguson Riots
10. Sochi Winter Olympics

Most Checked-In Places in the U.S.

1. Disney Parks (Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Epcot, Disney’s California Adventure etc.)
2. Universal Studios Hollywood
3. Times Square
4. Yosemite National Park
5. Grand Canyon National Park
6. Yellowstone National Park
7. Yankee Stadium
8. Las Vegas Strip
9. Hollywood Walk of Fame
10. Madison Square Garden

Most Talked-About Athletes in the U.S.

1. LeBron James
2. Derek Jeter
3. Floyd Mayweather Jr.
4. Lionel Messi
5. Peyton Manning
6. Carmelo Anthony
7. Tim Howard
8. Luis Suarez
9. Cristiano Ronaldo
10. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

Most Talked-About Entertainers in the U.S.

1. Beyoncé
2. Pharrell Williams
3. Nicki Minaj
4. Taylor Swift
5. Jimmy Fallon
6. Iggy Azalea
7. Katy Perry
8. Pitbull
9. John Legend
10. Kim Kardashian

Most Talked-About TV shows in the U.S.

1. Game of Thrones
2. Orange is the New Black
3. The Walking Dead
4. The Big Bang Theory
5. Downton Abbey
6. American Horror Story
7. Sons of Anarchy
8. True Detective
9. How I Met Your Mother
10. Scandal

Most Talked-About Movies in the U.S.

1. Frozen
2. Guardians of the Galaxy
3. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
4. Maleficent
5. The Lego Movie
6. The Fault in Our Stars
7. Transformers: Age of Extinction
8. Gone Girl
9. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
10. The Purge: Anarchy

Most Talked-About Songs in the U.S.

1. “Happy” – Pharrell
2. “All of Me” – John Legend
3. “Stay with Me” – Sam Smith
4. “Turn Down for What” – DJ Snake & Lil Jon
5. “Let It Go” (from Frozen) – Idina Menzel
6. “Drunk in Love” – Beyoncé, featuring Jay-Z
7. “Anaconda” – Nicki Minaj
8. “Shake It Off” – Taylor Swift
9. “Rude” – Magic!
10. “Fancy” – Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX

Most Viewed Ice Bucket Challenge Videos in the U.S.

1. George W. Bush
2. Will Smith
3. Shakira
4. Mark Wahlberg
5. David Beckham
6. Lady Gaga
7. Steve-O
8. Bill Gates
9. Verne J. Troyer
10. Prince Royce

Bacon-scented pillowcases are here!

Created by J&D Foods, the pork-inspired pillowcase uses “advances in printing technology we stole from NASA to allow the scent of bacon to permeate your dreams and expand your mind,” according to the company website.

Benefits include “happier dreams of breakfast past, effortless, overnight weight lost, and dramatic increases in your intelligence.”

The Washington-based company was founded by two friends, Justin and Dave, after they won $5,000 on ABC’s “America’s Funniest Home Videos.” The pair spent the earnings creating their first product: bacon salt.

“In just five days we sold all 6,000 jars of bacon salt,” the company says. “We soon realized that the worldwide demand for a bacon-flavored seasoning was more immense than we could have ever imagined.”

The bacon-scented pillowcase sells for $12.99, and the company also sells bacon deodorant, bacon popcorn, and a bacon coffin.

The Perfect Explanation to Why We Hate Crossfitters

Doing Crossfit is a giveaway that you are a huge douche-bag.

You guys want to know how to be able to tell if someone does Crossfit? Don’t worry, they’ll tell you.

In fact, they will make sure to tell you within seconds of meeting you, and then they’ll proceed to talk about Crossfit and nothing else. This just happened to me on my lunch break: I was going to ask for no onions on my sandwich but cool, you flip tires in your spare time; now I know. Thanks, and I’ll take my sandwich to go.

I don’t know when exactly it happened but Crossfit is a big thing now. Crossfit studios are popping up everywhere. Anywhere that fitness is remotely a thing, there’s a least three different Crossfit studios around. If you live in a big city or on a college campus, forget about it. Left and right, here and there, POP! POP! Nothing ruins a nice morning stroll than a group of girthy people running behind you carrying tires above their head while moaning and groaning with veins popping out of their necks. Like, I’m just trying to get myself a Skinny Vanilla Latte and you’re ruining it for me. (I wonder if Crossfitters order a Bulky Vanilla Latte, sub espresso, add protein.)

Crossfit is for sure a cult and nothing else. Here, I’ll prove it to you. Have you ever met someone who just dabbles in a little Crossfit? No. Everyone you meet that does Crossfit is a little something like this:

(while clenching fists, thrusting, bouncing and probably spitting)

“YEAH I DO CROSSFIT! TRAIN EVERYDAY MAN! IRON PLAYGROUND! I LOVE IT! WHAT YOU KNOW ABOUT THAT PALEO DIET?! HASHTAG PALEO. HASHTAG CROSSFIT. CROSSFIT IS A LIFESTYLE. IT’S MY LIFE. CROSSFIT, F YEAH.”

(…just a mild preview for you.)

Look, I totally comprehend how it’s a ‘manly’ thing to do Crossfit and have that ridiculous body but if you’re showing up to a cookout primarily for the protein and not the cleavage and sundresses, you are not a real man. You’re just a random guy with aggressive veins eating too much chicken.

If you’re a girl who is really into Crossfit, then…my advice to you is to ditch the Crossfit studio and walk next door to the Yoga studio. Guys want to see you in tree pose, not literally picking up a tree.

I have a feeling that it’s a rule in the Crossfit community that once you leave Crossfit, you go and tell everyone you know that you went to Crossfit (either before or after you try to convince them to participate in the paleo diet.) Speaking of the paleo diet, um, please go away. It’s cool if you want to eat like a caveman, whatever, do you your thing. You want to know what would be even cooler? Not talking about it all the damn time. If you paleo people keep professing your obsessions for ‘caveman’ life, then I’m pretty sure you will end up living an actual caveman life and no one will want to be around you. Get back in your cave and shut the fuck up about your weighed out meat and nuts!

No Shave November… 9 Problems Only Guys Who Can’t Grow Beards Will Understand

Welcome to the support group. We understand your pain.

  1. The biggest problem is the Internet – and everyone you know – glorifies beards.
  2. You feel like you’re the only guy you know who can’t grow one.
  3. Because you’re a long term sufferer of Eternal Boy Face Syndrome.
  4. You only care because people say that facial hair determines if you’re hot or not.
  5. Your buddies give you a hard time for being follically challenged.
  6. So you secretly dream of growing one.
  7. Because you think that girls and/or boys will respect and pay more attention to you.
  8. Movember.
  9. But even though the struggle is real, be confident in the fact that your shining, child-like face is always on display.

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