I probably spend too much time reading (and laughing at) things on BuzzFeed. (I’m just not even going to touch the current controversy around community-generated content; Google it if you want to know.) Not only is it entertaining, there have been quite a few things that made me just say “hmm, that is interesting”. Here are five things I saw this week–things I didn’t know, things I forgot, things I can totally relate to.
- “When you bought the first iPod, the average gallon of gas was only $1.46.” When I bought my first iPod, gas was about $2.11 a gallon. It jumped up a couple months later thanks to Hurricane Katrina. (Aaaaaaaaand I’m officially old.)
- You can make flowers last longer by putting a little vodka in their water. Or, alternately, you can just drink the vodka…
- “You know the unique and terrible pain of a Pinterest fail.” OMG I’M NOT THE ONLY ONE WHO FEELS THIS WAY.
- Hang photos and posters with washi tape. This is a “college hacks” article, but given the number of times we’ll most likely be moving in the next several years, I think it’s useful advice.
- You can use a straw or a safety pin as a guide to push/pull a string back through a hoodie or a pair of pajama pants. And here I was cursing and trying to push and pull the fabric in all directions to fix my sweatshirts.