To say it’s been a rough week for our friends and loved ones in the Philippines may be the biggest understatement of 2013. Typhoon Haiyan wrecked havoc on the country, and while many organizations are now on the scene, the Philippines needs more help. Click here to find out how you can get involved.
For now, it’s time for another round of “The Week In WHAT?!”
Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves
When it comes to gender equality in the workplace, things are still not equal, but we’re certainly improving as a society. A recent gallop poll suggests that while many workers prefer their boss to be male, the gap is narrowing. 23% of those surveyed said they would rather work for a female boss. That’s leaps and bounds from the paltry 5% in favor of female higher-ups back in 1953. Of course, the poll failed to account for whether workers prefer a boss who’s more Gaga than Katy. Get with the 21st century, gallop!
You’ve Been Put On Blast, 517!
If you’ve ever lived in an apartment building, you’ve likely dealt with a rowdy neighbor. Nothing can send someone further down the rabbit hole than hearing two (or more) people going at it like jackhammers next door. Yet how does one defend against such a noisy offensive? A man in Chicago opted to leave a public, passive aggressive note to the lady in 517 in an attempt to slut shame her. She quickly responded with her own note — on her own door. Sticks and stones may break bones, but this war of the words is one for the ages. Maybe when they eventually kiss and make up, they’ll co-write a rom-com starring Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel.
All Crimes Should Be This Easy to Solve
Four Californian thieves were so excited after a recent heist, that they gave themselves away shortly after. The men allegedly stole a number of items, including credit cards, from a hotel parking lot. When one victim noticed a $120 charge to a nearby Carl’s Jr. on her account, local police reached out to the chain, then used the information to track down the suspects. The thieves sure made it an easy case to close since they posted photos to Instagram bragging about their $120 binge-fest at, you guessed it, Carl’s Jr. where “if it doesn’t get all over the place, it doesn’t belong in your face.”
Drop and Give Me 30!
First video games added an element of physical interaction to get people moving, and now a subway ticket machine in Moscow is doing the same. As a promo for the 2014 Olympics, the machine gives train riders the opportunity to score a free ticket by doing 30 squats or lunges. See it in action, then get that letter writing campaign going cause this is one phenomenon that has the potential to go global:
http://youtu.be/ojo9M1cPSPI And there you have this week in “WHAT?!” Can’t wait to see what’s in store for humanity next!
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