Taco Bell president Brian Niccol told Redditors Thursday that the fast food giant won’t be rolling out breakfast in Canada until they “take Justin Beiber back.”
“I am Brian Niccol, President of Taco Bell,” Niccol wrote under the username RealTacoBell. “Today is the biggest launch in Taco Bell history as we bring breakfast to America. AMA!”
During an “Ask Me Anything” session Niccol was asked, “Only to America? When is this coming to Canada?”
“When you take Justin Bieber back,” Niccol responded.
Taco Bell just introduced the new Waffle Taco as part of the "largest menu expansion in Taco Bell's 50-year history." The move has McDonald’s on the run. They announced Friday that McCafe will be offering free coffee nationwide for two weeks.
Taco Bell ads released this week poked fun at their competitor, showing men name Ronald McDonald eating Taco Bell for breakfast.
You can pick almost any activity in the world and someone is bound to be good at it. In the same way, someone is bound to be really bad it. Being the worst at something is just as natural a part of life as being the best at it.
The same concept applies to states and countries. No matter how good a state is at a given thing, it’s inevitable they will be pretty awful at something else. That’s where this map comes in handy.
Reddit user bigafricanhat put together a map showing the things that each state in America is worst at.
Some notable worsts from across the country:
- California is the worst state for business
- New York has the most religious hate crimes
- Maine has the lowest standard of living
- Marylanders curse the most
- Texans are really bad at graduating from high school
- Kentucky residents can’t put down their cigarettes
- Kids living in New Mexico are miserable
Check out the rest of the map below to see what you and your fellow statesmen just can’t seem to do right:
A family received a touching note from a complete stranger while out to dinner one night at a sushi restaurant, and now, the picture of that note has gone viral.
Reddit user scarecrow180 posted a picture of the note with the caption, “I'm not sure what my younger brother did, but he needs to keep it up."
From the way the note reads, the user’s younger brother must have done something right because the anonymous person wound up paying for the kids’ meals. The unknown author calls the young boy Spiderman, which makes the note that much better.
The brother who posted the picture on Reddit says they have good manners because they are all homeschooled by their parents.
Take a look at every parent’s dream below.
A GIF of a video of two people making out that was shot from inside someone’s mouth may make you stop from kissing again.
The video was originally posted onto imgur and Reddit by a user who goes by MrRobotoGotAGato, and shows one mouth locking lips with another, but from a different point of view.
A number of commenters on Nerve were grossed out by the GIF, with some saying “could have found someone with cleaner teeth” or “that’s scarring.” But some found it “hot.”
Femail asked sex expert Tracey Cox why people are so repulsed by the sight of an act that millions do every day, mainly when watching from a different angle like inside someone’s mouth.
Cox says it could have to do with kissing intimacy, but also because mouths are basically dirty.
“There's a reason why lots of sex workers won't kiss - it seems more intimate than sex for many reasons not least of which because mouths harbour a lot of bacteria!” she said. “The inside of our mouths and our tongues aren't the prettiest sight and one reason why we think ‘Ewww!’ when the couple next to you on the tube start making out and you get a front row seat of the tongue action.”
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, watch the GIF of the smooch below:
(GIF via Nerve.com)
Everybody knows that hospital bills in the U.S. can get outrageously expensive. A decent insurance plan often covers much of the costs, but even people with strong policies are often left paying thousands of dollars out of their own pockets for routine procedures and stays in hospitals.
Reddit user zcypher recently posted a hospital bill showing just how much a hospital stay can cost. He claims to be a 20-year-old male, and his bill indicates he lives in California.
“So on October 1st of this year I woke up with an excruciating pain in my lower abdomen,” zcypher writes. “Turns out it was appendicitis. So after about a 24 hour stay in the hospital I was free to go. This was the bill I received earlier this month.”
A 24-hour stay in the hospital for an Appendectomy cost zcypher an incredible $55,029.31. His Aetna insurance plan covered $43,909.78 of the bill, but he was still left to pay $11,119.53 himself. Here is the cover page of his bill:
Although hospital stays in the states are always expensive, this is one is over the top. According to Healthcare Blue Book, the fair price cost for an Appendectomy is $10,091 — total.
As you can see, zcypher is being forced to pay more than this just out of his own pocket. So what’s the deal here?
Unfortunately, it looks like zcypher went to a notorious hospital in his area. As the bill shows, the hospital is owned by Sutter Health. Sutter recently agreed to pay $46 million in an out of court settlement after being accused of overcharging.
Notes between Chicago neighbors over their paper-thin walls have gone viral, after another neighbor posted them on Reddit.
Annoyed by the loud sex noises coming from his neighbor, a tenant in a Boystown apartment building wrote a note demanding she keep quiet. She left the note on her noisy neighbor’s front door for the other tenants to read.
“I’d really appreciate not having to hear every trust (sic) and moan,” the note read. “Luckily for me, it never lasts very long.”
Instead of feeling embarrassed, the girl in 517 wrote a note in response, condemning her neighbor for slut-shaming.
“I have the best vibrator,” the girl in 517 wrote. “You should really invest in one — you sound a bit, uh, tense...”
The girl continued to say that she was proud of her sexuality and that slut-shaming is useless. She added that she pays enough rent to do whatever she wishes in the privacy of her own home.
“I suggest you whip out your big girl panties and deal with it,” she finished.
The neighbor and Reddit user who originally posted images of the notes said they have since been removed from the doors.
A man named Thurman Winston is the third person this month to die only so that internet users may delight in their bizarre obituaries.
Earlier in September, Marianne Theresa Johnson-Reddick passed away. Her obituary in the Reno Gazette-Journal, apparently written by or on behalf of her children, excoriated the woman for her “her evil and violent life.”
The obit said said of the woman, “Everyone she met, adult or child was tortured by her cruelty and exposure to violence, criminal activity, vulgarity, and hatred of the gentle or kind human spirit.”
Then a man named William “Freddie McCullough passed away to have his exploits celebrated in a colorful obit that lauded his love of adventure and his sexual prowess.
“Freddie adored the ladies. And they adored him,” the obit noted. “There isn’t enough space here to list all of the women from Freddie’s past. There isn’t enough space in the Bloomingdale phone book. A few of the more colorful ones were Momma Margie, Crazy Pam, Big Tittie Wanda, Spacy Stacy and Sweet Melissa (he explained that nickname had nothing to do with her attitude). He attracted more women than a shoe sale at Macy’s.”
Now comes the Winston obit which reads somewhat conventionally, albeit with tortured spelling and grammar, lauding the deceased’s, “passion for cars, motorcycles and entertaining family and friends, hunting, fishing and remodeling.”
But it’s the final line of the obituary that has the internet buzzing, particularly users of the popular forum Reddit.
“He stayed busy. He leaves to cherish his memories of his wife, children and grandkids, a host of backstabbing mother f*****s that still owe him money.”
The obituary was printed in a booklet handed to attendees at Winston’s funeral.
SOURCES: Inquisitr (2), Reddit, KNVR Channel 4
A photo of an advertisement publicizing Pepsi's collaboration with Japanese clothing company A Bathing Ape is getting a lot of attention after it was posted on the Reddit. The ad has the phrase “AAPE” written in a font that makes it look like “RAPE.” The title of the Reddit post was “Seriously need to change that font.”
The advertisement is being run in Hong Kong, The Huffington Post reported.
"We regret any misunderstanding caused by the font used and we apologize to anyone who was offended. We will not use this design in the future," a Pepsi spokesperson wrote in an email.
The ad is below:
Reddit has banned a section on its website that was devoted to finding the Navy Yard shooter(s).
The shooting at the Navy Yard on Monday left at least 13 people, including gunman Aaron Alexis, dead. Although it now seems as if Alexis was acting alone, there were times when police suspected that there may have been multiple shooters.
Erik Martin from reddit explained why the section was shut down. “We banned it because it violated site rules by encouraging the posting of personal information. The quote from the side bar that subreddit that was banned said ‘no personal information about leads unless you are really sure.’ We do not allow the posting of personal information under any circumstances.”
The link that once connected to the Navy Yard subreddit now reads: “this subreddit has been banned. most likely this was done automatically by our spam filtering program. the program is still learning, and may even have some bugs, so if you feel the ban was a mistake, please submit a link to our request a subreddit listing and be sure to include the exact name of the subreddit.”
After the Boston Marathon bombings in April, many took to reddit in an attempt to help discover the identities of the bombers. This led to so-called “online witch hunts” that caused some people to be falsely identified as the bombers. Sunil Tripathi, a 22-year-old Brown University student who had gone missing, was inaccurately identified as a suspect, The Washington Post reported.
Reddit apologized for its role in the misidentification. “We hoped that the crowdsourced search for new information would not spark exactly this type of witch hunt. We were wrong,” Martin said at the time. “The search for the bombers bore less resemblance to the types of vindictive Internet witch hunts our no-personal-information rule was originally written for, but the outcome was no different.”
It’s every bartender’s dream come true: you go in to work, serve drinks as usual, and some generous and wealthy customer leaves a tip big enough to pay for a vacation or twenty.
One bartender and redditor was this close to seeing that dream come true yesterday.
Reddit user randomdazee works at a St. Louis bar. Yesterday, a woman and her sister came in and started ordering drinks. Lot of drinks. Throughout their visit, the customer kept saying things to the bartender about what a big tipper she was and how she would take care of her.
“Don’t tell my sister how I tip,” she said. “I’m your guardian angel today.”
No big deal right? People say things like this all the time to bartenders in order to get good service.
When the woman and her sister left, it seemed like she really meant what she was saying. Her bill was $111. She left a $200,000 tip.
Elated, our lucky bartender ran up to management to tell them the news. Her manager decided to call the credit card company to figure out how to process the massive tip. Here’s where the not-so-exciting part of this story starts.
The credit card company informed the bartender and her managers that excessive tips are not honored by banks. On top of that, our bartending friend learned that leaving outlandish tips on a bill is a common trick used by customers to avoid paying a bill altogether. A customer writes an extremely large tip, then when the restaurant tries to process the tip, they call the credit card company claiming that the huge tip is obviously a fraud. Case closed.
Lucky this down and out bartender, her managers still decided to tip her out 20% on the bill.
In case you’re wondering, 20% of a $111 bill is about $22. That’s a lot less than $200,000.