Sideswipe

A daily look at life's oddities by Ana Samways

Sideswipe: Something for the weekend

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The stingray photobomb. Photo / Supplied
The stingray photobomb. Photo / Supplied

Last week this photo, known as 'the stingray photobomb' went viral. A hilarious picture of three women in the tropical waters and behind them, and a stingray unexpectedly appears, draping its rubbery wings around their shoulders, it appears to say: "Why hello there, ladies". Perfect web fodder. But why did it take five years and one rejection from the Ellen show to become a hit?

Pantry gag: Cynical teabags...

Music: Wellington musician Willy Moon has just sold his song to Apple for a global TV ad. Check it out here.

Lookalike baby boomers: The last 5 years photographer George Maas has managed to photograph 56 couples who dress in matching outfits...

Apparently this disturbing phenomenon is called "Team Couple".

Tech: We all know sites like Facebook and Google stalk our every move and make money off us as we explore the crevices of the Internet. So how much you're worth to them?

Brain food: A nifty explanation about why inequality is the result of abundance...

More from Norton Sociology here.

Picture this: Sad cartoons...

Video: Zombies show you how to perform CPR.

Classic clip: The Simpsons intro done with real people (from 2006).

- NZ Herald

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