If you’ve been fortunate enough to continue working from home then the chances are you’ve been quickly introduced to videotelephony and online chat services such as Zoom, for business meetings and briefings.
These soul-crushing online get-togethers have for many been a dull, monotonous affair, in desperate need of some colour and engagement. Now thanks to the BBC you can easily change your webcam background to literally hundreds of different settings. From Del Boy’s front room, (Only Fools And Horses), and the Eastenders laundrette to Dr Who’s Tardis and even the BBC weather map.
Just save the large background images to your pictures then upload it to your background on Zoom the next time you have an online meeting. See if anyone notices. Link below.
There are many great and epic public meltdown videos on the internet, but one which stands head and shoulders above the rest was filmed in Australia in the 80s. It’s of the arrest of Paul Charles Dozsa who had tried to dodge paying for a meal at a Chinese restaurant.
The video is famous largely due to Dozsa’s booming voice and relative calmness at being manhandled by cops. As they try to bundle him into their patrol car Dozsa shouts: ‘What is the charge? Eating a meal? A succulent Chinese meal?’
The video has been bouncing around the internet for the better part of two decades and it was largely assumed that Dozsa was no longer alive, but thanks to SportsBet Australia, who tracked the man down, we can all rejoice in the fact that the famous ‘succulent Chinese meal’ guy is alive and well and living in Brisbane.
Just don’t touch his limp penis!
There’s a ton of fake and doctored videos online about the current state of affairs in Wuhan and China, concerning the recent troubling outbreak of the coronavirus.
A lot of twisted and sick people have been deliberately creating content depicting disturbing and frightening scenarios that claim to have been filmed in China, which have turned out to be completely bogus. It is the Internet after all and trolling is to be expected, but one video doing the rounds currently has yet to be confirmed as fake.
Posted on YouTube two days ago it shows footage of part of Wuhan’s district at night, the person filming is narrating and subtitles have been added. As he films from his flat window, over the neighbourhood, wailing, shouting and screaming can be heard. The explanation for the sounds is that those residents who have been quarantined in their own homes, are losing their minds and can’t take it anymore.
It’s been a full 48 hours since this video was uploaded and yet nobody throughout various online forums can confirm that it’s fake. What is interesting is that a similar video cropped up in January which seems to corroborate that the night wailing has been going on for some time. You can clearly hear similar sounds at the beginning of the video, before the man filming breaks into song, trying to boost morale by singing the national anthem. Some residents duly respond.
If this video is genuine then it’s truly terrifying, obviously not just for viewers but for those poor Wuhan residents locked up in their own homes.
We love Twitter threads the more bizarre the better and this one involving Homer Simpson and an interdimensional yellow cube is no exception.
The conspiracy theory suggests that Simpsons creator Matt Groening has a knack of predicting the future on his cartoon show and previous evidence suggests that it’s more than just a coincidence. If Groening can accurately predict the future then how does he do it? This batshit, crazy conspiracy theory twitter thread is here to help.
We’re somewhat obsessed with the supernatural phenomena known as The Mothman. Ever since we watched the 2001 cult classic The Mothman Prophecies, starring Richard Gere, our interest in the illusive winged man of West Virginia has been constant.
Thankfully we now have even more detail to pour over with the imminent release of the documentary The Mothman Legacy: West Virginia Hills a direct sequel to the excellent 2017 documentary The Mothman Of Point Pleasant.
The documentary charts the increase in Mothman sightings around the West Virginia Hills, interviewing locals who recount their experiences and provide a wealth of new information expanding on the creature’s mythology.
Last year Johnny Knoxville, (he of Jackass fame), produced and starred in a movie called Action Point, a film based on a true story involving the establishment of one of the single most insane and dangerous amusement parks in American History.
Apparently after watching a 2013 documentary about Action Park, based in New Jersey, Knoxville was so inspired by the story that he felt compelled to make a comedy about it. Putting the laughs to one side it now appears that the entire story of Action Park was far more serious as the new documentary Class Action Park: The World’s Most Dangerous Amusement Park details.
The documentary synopsis states:
During its 1980s heyday, New Jersey’s Action Park was known as the world’s most dangerous amusement park. It was as a lawless land, ruled by drunk teenage employees and frequented by drunker teenage guests. The rides ignored basic notions of physics, common sense, and safety. The end result lay somewhere between Lord of the Flies and a Saw movie. But despite countless injuries and deaths, Action Park is looked back at fondly as an insane—but insanely fun—rite of passage. The scars it left? Badges of honor. Class Action Park is the first-ever feature documentary to explore a place that has long since entered the realm of myth. The film peels away the trappings of nostalgia to reveal the shocking truth behind the park and its genius madman founder.
The documentary has yet to confirm a release date but you can keep up-to-date with the production by visiting it’s main website HERE
Former NFL player Tyler Schmitt has edited together a stunning 8K time lapse video of the changes in weather across America’s Great Plains.
Schmitt, now a full-time photographer has captured some truly breathtaking images in his short film entitled ‘From Drakness to Light’. You can see some more of Schmitt’s work over on his main website HERE.
Here’s footage of a bizarre snake-like object swirling about the night sky above Ravenna in Italy.
The origins of the video are still unknown except that is was uploaded to a Gamer’s YouTube channel M89_Gamer last month. The footage shows a definite UFO as it remains unidentified and as of yet nobody can offer up a logical explanation.
Here’s some unbelievable footage taken from a parked car in a street in Pettingen, Luxembourg, of a tornado ripping through houses.
Yes this is a very rare occurrence and the media have used the term ‘unseasonal’ to describe this type of weather. A term which seems to cover a lot of unpredicatable and unusual weather patterns happening around the globe. If only there was some sort of explanation to all of this?
Thankfully nobody was killed although two were severely injured and 19 people were treated at hospial.
As Hurricane Florence slams into Carolina’s coastline The Weather Channel broadcast a truly terrifying, realistic forecast as to the dangerous potential the storm carries.
The graphics team who put this measured and highly effective demonstration of just how life threatening a Hurricane can be pushed the envelope in weather forecasting to amazing effect.
As you can see from the video below even three feet of water in urban areas causes absolute carnage. This kind of information saves lives, preparation is everything.