Man Meets His Wife and Kids for the First Time in the Greatest Unboxing Video on the Internet

Jan 21, 2015 By Abraham 0

The odd practice of creating “unboxing” videos of newly arrived purchases has been around long enough that it’s almost easier to find videos of people making fun of the idea than it is to find a good example of someone doing it seriously.

However, this new video from the completely serious and entirely trustworthy viral news source Clickhole brings the unboxing ritual back to its roots. This is what it’s all about…

Via: Laughing Squid

A TV Ad for Facebook…if It Had Been Invented in the 90′s in the Age of AOL

Jan 21, 2015 By Abraham 0

Facebook launched in 2004, but what if it had begun a decade earlier?

If it had needed to market itself to internet users in the mid-90′s and compete against AOL, here’s what one of their commercials would have probably looked like…

Via: TO

And, yes, this is a parody of a real commercial that AOL actually aired in 1995.

21 Curious Questions Real People Asked Librarians Back Before Google Was a Thing

Dec 29, 2014 By Abraham 0

It wasn’t that long ago when a person who was curious about something either had to forget about it and move on or actually do some research. And sometimes this research involved  — horror of horrors — asking another human being about the topic at hand. There was no option to quietly and privately inquire of Google.

The closest approximation to the magic of the internet was to call the public library and ask your question to the local librarian. And while they wouldn’t ordinarily laugh at you outright, they were still sometimes secretly amused. And occasionally they’d write down your question for posterity’s sake. (That is, so that your posterity could laugh at you.)

That’s what librarians at the New York Public Library did, anyway. And now they are sharing many of the questions they received from the 1940′s and onward.

Here are some of the best.

How long do abandoned women live?

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What is the U.S. population…of neurotic people?

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Husband Hires 24 Artists to Make His Wife’s Birthday Perfect. Her Reaction Proves He Nailed It…

Nov 12, 2014 By Megan Berman 6

Ernst Berlin wanted to make his wife’s first birthday with their new baby really special; so he turned to Reddit Gets Drawn, where artists of a variety of styles will interpret your photographs for you. He commissioned 24 artists to draw portraits of their adorable 8-month-old son Jacob.

After giving the artists 40 photographs to choose from and a deadline of two months, Berlin ended up with some really sweet and imaginative portraits.

Here are some examples (and don’t miss the big reveal at the end)…

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This Kid Experimented with a Lego Kit…and Now Intel is Funding His Project

Nov 10, 2014 By Megan Berman 1

Inspired by a fundraising flyer about the blind, 13-year-old Shubham Banerjee built a braille printer for his 7th-grade science project…

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He explains…

When I found out the cost of a Braille printer, I was shocked. I just wanted to help the visually impaired. I had a Lego Robotics kit, so I asked, “Why not just try that?”

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