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Month: February 2021
‘The New Soul of Harlem’
There's a specific reason behind the gentrification seen in the poster.
‘Kenyan Runner Abel Mutai Won a Race Due to Ivan Fernandez’s Sportsmanship’ Viral Post
A highly shareable parable about good faith competition between Kenyan runner Abel Mutai and Spanish athlete Ivan Fernandez circulated on Facebook, but several elements were inaccurately presented.
‘Mayonnaise Takes Crayon Off Walls’ Cleaning Hack
Here's why you probably shouldn't use condiments to take marks off walls -- at least, not without doing some research first.
No, Mr. Potato Head Is Not Gender Neutral Now
Hasbro's announcement of an expansion to the Mr. Potato Head family of toys led to predictable outrage about "wokeness" on social media.
‘If $15/Hr is Too Much For Minimum Wage Then $85/Hr is Too Much to Pay Our Senators to Literally Do Nothing’ Tweet
A tweet about a $15 minimum wage vs. $85 hourly pay for elected officials went viral on multiple platforms, but it showed lawmakers in the UK, not in the United States.
Did Robinhood Announce it Is ‘Upgrading its Systems’?
A Twitter account mimicked the financial app to prank high-profile figures in and around the finance world.
‘Alex Jones Loses Thousands to Mistress Amber’
A phony screenshot of a headline claiming that the InfoWars host had "lost thousands" (of dollars) to a "Communist findom" circulated across social media.
TikTok’s ‘Antifa Hoedown’ (#NeverGonnaStopUs), Explained
Composer @DannyKBernstein's catchy "Antifa Hoedown" went viral on TikTok and elsewhere in early 2021.
Peace Sign Origin: Nuclear Disarmament?
A viral February 2021 Facebook post explained the ubiquitous "peace sign" had its origin in campaigns for nuclear disarmament.
‘Untethered Astronaut’ Bruce McCandless in the ‘Most Terrifying Space Photograph’
An image that demonstrates the vastness of space has for years been making the rounds in various forms.