Hopefully you've had your eyes wide open while liking and sharing this month and you haven't fallen prey to the Secret Sister Gift Exchange. There is a new scam circulating on Facebook and it is really hitting us where it hurts. Right in the wine glass. Same concept as the Secret Sister Gift Exchange, which involves gift cards: a friend tags you in the post, you buy one bottle of wine and you are supposed to expect anywhere from six to 36 bottles of your own. RELATED: 'Secret Sister' scam...
Happy Hour Playset for kids causes online outrage, turns out to be fake
A pretend bar meant for kids turned out to be just that — make-believe. But before it was revealed that the toy was fake, the Happy Hour Playset reportedly caused outrage on social media. Snopes.com debunked the playset after a Facebook user posted a photo of the supposed Fisher Price product, complete with a pretend bar, bar stools and beer bottles. On the box, there are two kids depicted holding a beer bottle and a baby dressed in a collared shirt and bowtie, acting as the bartender. The box...
Did Time magazine give Trump devil horns?
Though some may believe Donald Trump is the devil, social media is questioning whether Time was hinting at the comparison when the magazine created its 2016 "Person of the Year" cover. Time unsurprisingly selected Trump has the year's most impactful person, and the choice quickly shifted to how the cover was created. The Time logo was placed under Trump with the "M" landing just beneath his head so it appears that he has "devil horn," according to several social media users.
New Zealand passport robot tells applicant of Asian descent to open eyes
SYDNEY (Reuters) - A New Zealand man of Asian descent had his passport photograph rejected when facial recognition software mistakenly registered his eyes as being closed. Richard Lee's attempt to renew his passport was blocked after he submitted the picture to an online passport photo checker run by New Zealand's department of internal affairs. The automated system told the 22-year-old engineering student the photo was invalid because his eyes were closed, even though they were clearly open,...
Funny (and naughty) Elf on the Shelf ideas
If you're bored of the normal "Elf on the Shelf" ideas this Christmas or just plain tired of hearing about the thing, Metro has you covered with these adult takes on the holiday tradition. Click here to read our interview with founder Chanda Bell about how the brand has become an enormous success and obession among children, and how you can come up with your own million dollar idea.
Meet the frog that resembles Princess Leia
The Star Wars universe has fans all over the world and apparently even in nature. This dumpy tree frog, native to Australia and New Guinea, bears a striking resemblance to Star Wars heroine Princess Leia, thanks to a pair of snails who helped create the so-called ‘cinammon buns’ hairstyle. Photographer Tanto Yensen, based in Indonesia, snapped the moment that the cheeky snails gave the frog a much-needed restyle. “I think it looks similar to Princess Leia’s hairstyle from Star Wars. And it...
Is this dog angry because of his fashion choices?
A tiny, irritated dog from Washington state is making big headlines across the nation for its questionable fashion choices. According to the Bellevue Police Department's social media, an officer found a “very angry” dog wearing blue pants and a greenish sweater with what appears to be large baseballs printed on it in Robinswood Park Thursday night.
Egyptian man grows 'Beard of Bees', hopes to promote apian benefits
By Amr Abdallah Dalsh SHIBIN EL KOM, Egypt (Reuters) - Mohamed Hagras stands barechested as dozens of honeybees congregate around his face, eventually forming what he calls the "Beard of Bees". To attract the insects he has a box housing their queen's hormones strapped to his chin. The 31-year-old engineer-turned-beekeeper has been doing this for years both competitively - he fondly recalls a Canadian model's "Bikini of Bees" at a beekeeping event - and as an effort to educate Egyptians on the...
Philippines president pines for motorcycle, doubts will ride again
MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte spoke of his sadness on Friday at having to forfeit his beloved motorcycles in becoming president, and offered tips on handling two wheels and why a Honda was better than a Harley. The 71-year-old reminisced about touring the Philippines by motorbike and how as a city mayor he used to ride every week on a motorcycle that his security team made him mothball a day after winning a presidential election in May. "I really do not know if I will be...