Last month was, for most of us, a monumentally awful one. But that doesn’t mean everything was awful. Here are some things I’ve managed to scrounge up that will hopefully put a smile on your face. Enjoy!
Why Video Calls Will Never Be Standard
Since everyone on the planet is working from home now, businesses everywhere have encouraged – and in some cases required – employees to use video conferencing instead of regular phone calls as a way to stay connected. That’s not working out so well for everyone, as this article points out. Some of my favorites are the people whose digital backgrounds end up covering their faces (or parts of their faces, which makes them look like aliens) and the millions of others who have forgotten to shave or take calls with kids and pets crawling all over them. Oh, and in case you didn’t know, apparently nobody is wearing pants anymore. Sweat pants, maybe – pajamas, definitely. Work pants? Not happening. Remember that the next time you’re on a video call. Enjoy!
Want To Increase Tourism? Try Doing Everything Upside Down!
That’s apparently worked for Hartebeestpoort, a small town nobody has ever heard of about an hour north of Johannesburg, South Africa. Somebody there built a full-scale, upside-down house complete with upside-down rooms. You can take pictures of yourself “holding” the house up, or standing on the ceiling, or indulge any of your other upside-down picture-taking fantasies. Would I have thought of it? Absolutely not. But then again, nobody’s banging down the door to come to my house, so maybe I’m missing out on something.
If People Are Making Fun Of Your New Business Idea, Maybe You Should Tell Them To Go Rent a Chicken
Why would you tell them that? Because apparently that’s a business. There’s a company in Traverse City, Michigan that will bring you two laying hens, a chicken coop, a how-to-care-for-chickens manual, 50 pounds of feed, and probably some other stuff. And it works. There is a business that rents chickens to people, and it works. So yours will too!