Stories about Humor from August, 2015
Netizens Think Official Explanations for Tianjin's Dead Fish Are as Likely as Fish Drowning
"These fish felt ashamed. They saw that so many people had died. They felt sorry and drowned themselves."
The Hilarious Mystery Surrounding Items Forgotten on Japanese Trains
A Matome Naver user has compiled a list of perplexing items that Twitter users have found inside train cars, including a brass tea kettle, a bonsai tree and a tomato.
Amazing Japanese TV Commercial Racks Up Views
A popular commercial about an amazing game of baseball has gone viral in Japan.
Google's New CEO Sundar Pichai is Getting a lot of Love from India
Google has created a new larger holding company Alphabet with a new CEO for Google, Sundar Pichai. Indian social media users welcome Pichai's new leadership with greetings, pun and humour.
Eat Your Heart Out, Boston Tea Party. This Is How Russia Destroys Food.
RuNet Echo collects some of the most poignant jokes and statements from Russian-language Twitter about Russia's new war on banned Western food imports.
Hong Kong Chinglish Page Conquers the Local Internet Overnight
You think an actor like Jackie Chan lacks rice? What spring are you upping?
Nigerians Go Back to High School With Tens of Thousands of Hilarious Tweets
Dining hall prefects in Nigerian secondary schools have a reputation of being 'well fed', with a propensity to 'sell' the food meant for feeding fellow students.
Russian Internet, Say Hello to Barbra Streisand
We look at four prominent examples of the Streisand effect on the RuNet, when banned articles, shut-down websites, and pirated movies exploded online not unlike Streisand's Malibu mansion in 2003.
Metal Titans From the US and Japan Agree to an Epic Giant Robot Battle
American and Japanese robotics companies Megabots and Suidobashi Heavy Industries have agreed to participate in a giant robot battle one year from now.
‘Films for Action’ Website Shares List of Top 100 Documentaries ‘We Can Use to Change the World’
After years of promotion and reviews of documentaries devoted to social change, the site Films for Action released a list of what they consider to be the 100 most influencial and provocative. From critiques to manistream media to the corporate world, passing through the ideas and solutions proposed in and by...
Selfie Empowerment: Russian Communists Want Your Lenin Selfies
Young Russian Communists want to make Lenin hip again—so they're proposing a flashmob campaign that involves taking selfies with Lenin statues.