Pets Are Getting Public Restrooms?

This week was pretty epic when it comes to the history of sports. Beyoncé won the Super Bowl. No one saw that coming. And now that the dust has settled, the most polarizing holiday of all is on the horizon: Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re one of the single ladies or you’re crazy in love, consider this edition of “The Week In WHAT?!” as yet another perforated “Be Mine” card from your first grade crush. It’s sitting snugly in your backpack with a side of candy hearts just waiting for you to enjoy!

Look Who’s Going Pee Pee in the Potty Now
There’s nothing quite like rushing to find a public restroom when nature calls, and the pets of residents in Shenzhen, China are about to experience the sensation firsthand. In an effort to promote what officials refer to as civilized behavior, citizens will now face a fine if they fail to dispose of pet excrement properly. As a bonus, the city will also install as many as 1,000 sand-filled public pet restrooms on roadsides and in parks. In the words of Right Guard, “anything less would be uncivilized.”

iPhone Seeking Greener Pastures?
Just when you think your iPhone can’t get any trendier, Apple (possibly) takes going green to the next level. A new patent filed on behalf of the smartphone reveals potential technology that could lead to a solar powered iPhone in the future. While the casing itself likely wouldn’t look much different to the naked eye, the ability to charge on the go would solve a problem that users frequently complain about. Unless, of course, they enjoy the retro feel of pretending they’re talking on a phone that requires a cord or the thrill of the hunt for an available electrical outlet.

Prime Ain’t Nothing But a Number
In a world where vampires, werewolves and other supernatural beings reign supreme, mathematical researchers are out to prove that numbers can still be sexy. With over 17 million digits, Curtis Cooper discovered the largest prime number known to date through the Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search. Cooper’s find outnumbers the previous record holder from 2008 by 4 million digits. Chalkboard manufactures rejoice! Oh wait. We live in the digital age.

Is There Something On My Face?
Well, it’s a sign of the times. Okay, it’s more like a sign of ownership. Internet-famous (you know, the new meaning of “infamous”) tattoo artist Rouslan Toumaniantz recently met the girl he’d been in an online relationship with in person. 24 hours later, she was rocking a tattoo of his name… on her face. To the outside world it may seem like an extreme gesture, but according to one of the lovebird’s facebook pages, “It’s a symbol of our eternal devotion.” Hey, at least they weren’t catfishing each other!

And there you have this week in “WHAT?!” Can’t wait to see what’s in store for humanity next!

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