Video of people playing ping pong on the subway has New York Twitter very annoyed

New Yorkers are famously unflappable, but a viral video of two people playing a full game of ping pong on a 6 train has New York Twitter visibly annoyed at the players.  Author Mary Carr posted a video of the admittedly impressive subway athletes around 7:00 p.m. ET on June 29. Her video subsequently went […]

Canadian group blames corporate interests for firing anti-Trump artist whose work went viral

A Facebook statement from the president of the Association of Canadian Cartoonists took aim at one of Canada’s richest men in the controversy over an artist’s Trump-critical cartoons. Canadian political cartoonist Michael de Adder, whose previous syndication reached over a million readers a week, was released from his contract to draw for newspapers in his […]

Know the awkward pain of Ivanka Trump trying to converse with world leaders at G20

This Ivanka Trump clip is equal parts relatable and horrifying. In a moment captured at the G20 summit, we see President Trump’s daughter attempting to engage with a group of world leaders: Canada’s Justin Trudeau, France’s Emmanuel Macron, the U.K.’s Theresa May, and Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund. It goes poorly. […]

The ‘most popular’ Joe Biden website is a Republican troll

Joe Biden has an SEO problem.  The former vice president and current Democratic primary competitor hoping to become the party nominee has an official campaign website where he asks for donations and touts his various legislative accomplishments. There’s just one problem: that website has, for some time now, been eclipsed by a troll website lightly […]

AOC invites Megan Rapinoe to visit the House of Representatives

It’s not the White House, but that’s exactly the point.  Less than a week after President Trump attempted to pick a fight with U.S. women’s national soccer team star Megan Rapinoe after she mentioned that, under no circumstance, will she go “to the fucking White House,” Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez proffered a more, shall we say, […]

This grandpa’s pure reaction to the gift of Lady Gaga tickets will brighten your day

Every so often, a ray of light shines through to illuminate our dark world. This is one of those times. Twitter’s @boybehindbricks (display name Whit as of this writing), a graphic designer and self-described “cat mom,” is a big Lady Gaga fan. So is her grandpa. They’re both very aware that the pop star is […]

Cookie Monster singing ‘Take Me Out to the Ballgame’ is a moment of pure goodness

Sometimes the world needs a moment that is so gloriously pure that nothing can ruin it. Thankfully, we have that moment thanks to Cookie Monster. On Thursday afternoon, the famed Sesame Street character joined the list of legends to sing baseball classic “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” during the seventh inning stretch of a […]

Julia Weldon on new opportunities for non-binary performers and the power of Instagram

Every day of Pride Month, Mashable will be sharing illuminating conversations with members of the LGBTQ community who are making history right now. Julia Weldon is the non-binary artist we need in today’s world.  For all those who are struggling with love, loss, and life, regardless of identity, this singer/songwriter’s work emphasizes that we can’t […]

NBA player Kawhi Leonard’s ‘What it do baby?’ is the meme for sliding into your ex’s DMs

Sliding into the DM’s with a GIF is so 2017. The next time you try to shoot your shot, send a “whatitdobaybeee” instead.  A clip of NBA star Kahwi Leonard has become the meme for hitting up an ex, developing a new crush, and dealing with mental health issues sneaking up in the middle of […]

Glastonbury 2019: When everyone goes to the festival but you

If you’re reading this, you’re probably not at Glastonbury. And, dear reader, neither am I. Marking the start of the UK summer for hundreds of thousands of carefree festival attendees, Glastonbury Festival takes over Michael Eavis’s dairy farm and your Instagram feed from June 26-30. But while my friends are drinking beers in hammocks, dancing to Janelle […]

Chris Kelly on comedy, hating Twitter, and being an outsider

Every day of Pride Month, Mashable will be sharing illuminating conversations with members of the LGBTQ community who are making history right now. Like the rest of us, Chris Kelly hates Twitter.  The 35-year-old writer and producer has had a hell of a yearThe Other Two, the show Kelly co-created with writing-partner-turned-bff Sarah Schneider, took […]

Chrissy Teigen’s brilliant ideas for Twitter should actually be rolled out

It’s been long established that Chrissy Teigen is the Queen of Twitter. And isn’t it only fitting that a queen makes up a rule or two, now and again?  Well, over the past few days, Teigen has been doing exactly that, sharing bold ideas for the social media platform. And frankly, we could get behind […]

How being sad, depressed, and anxious online became trendy

Social media personas built on the illusion of happy, perfect lives are so tired. In 2019, it’s all about being Sad Online.  “Trendy” emotional distress on social media is part of many must-follow accounts across all platforms. Whether by retweeting the depressing relatability of the So Sad Today Twitter account (at 855,000 followers as of […]

Kate McKinnon does spot-on impression of Marianne Williamson and, girlfriend, you are so on

“Girlfriend, you are so on” will be cemented in history as the most iconic sentence uttered during the Democratic debates.  Marianne Williamson — spiritual leader, author, and 2020 hopeful — said during the debate that her first phone call would be to the prime minister of New Zealand. “I will tell her, ‘Girlfriend, you are […]

Stock up on over 30 Lonely Planet travel guides (for cheap) with this sale

TL;DR: The price is up to you with these Lonely Planet travel guide bundles, which can help you do research for your next adventure. Film buffs turn to Letterboxd to find the next movie to watch, foodies use Yelp to hunt down new restaurants, and bookworms check Goodreads to inspire their reading lists. For jet […]

Marianne Williamson’s oddball debate answers have made her into a meme

If you found yourself thinking, “Who is this woman that’s randomly picking a fight with New Zealand?” during Thursday night’s Democratic presidential debate, you’re not alone. It was Marianne Williamson, for the record. She is a self-help author and a spiritual advisor to Oprah, among other things. She may not have been the biggest name […]

Harris sends Biden into a meltdown with poignant speech on race

In a heated moment during the second Democratic debate on Thursday, Kamala Harris took aim at rival candidate Joe Biden on race and civil rights. Harris took Biden to task, saying he worked with segregationist senators to oppose school busing programs meant to integrate schools. “It was actually very hurtful to hear you talk about […]

Gorgeous short film turns out to be an ad for the most unexpected brand

Once again, brands have gone Too Far.  A beautifully shot, colored, and edited short film about growing up and finding yourself turned out to be an ad, and Twitter is losing it.  The short starts with a bathtub home birth scene, and follows its subject through his childhood crush, first kiss, angsty adolescence, and journey […]

Dad plays saxophone for an audience of cows after learning to play on YouTube

Nothing mooves people or cows more than the sound of a saxophone solo. Twitter user @erinmherrmann‘s father took his saxophone to a field near his house on Tuesday to try out some tunes he’d been practicing. While some musicians prefer a human audience, this particular dad was able to attract an attentive audience of cows.  […]

‘History repeats itself’: LGBTQ elders discuss how Stonewall impacted their organizing during the AIDS crisis

Just 10 years after the Stonewall Riots that started the gay liberation movement, the AIDS epidemic hit the U.S. From 1981-1994, over 400,000 people were diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. With the virus disproportionately impacting the LGBTQ community, many of the Stonewall survivors were lost, along with first hand history of the historic riots.  Read more… More […]

Lightning strikes Wrigley Field, scaring the bejeezus out of Kris Bryant

Chicago Cubs star Kris Bryant got the scare of a lifetime on Wednesday night when lightning struck just outside of legendary Wrigley Field, scaring the bejeezus out of the All-Star.  With the game between the Cubs and visiting Atlanta Braves in a weather delay, Cubs players were waiting the storm out in the dugout when […]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez explains why she sent Kellyanne Conway a subpoena

When you don’t show up for work, the last thing you want is for someone to spot you skiving off.  But, when White House staffer Kellyanne Conway didn’t show up to a House hearing and instead called into Fox and Friends, it didn’t exactly go down well.  In fact, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the rest of […]

World cup soccer player Jessica McDonald being reunited with her son is super heartwarming

If you haven’t cried yet today, that could very well be about to change.  U.S. women’s national team player Jessica McDonald posted a sob-inducing video of her being reunited with her seven-year-old son. Currently in France for the FIFA Women’s World Cup, McDonald tweeted a video of her little boy, Jeremiah, screaming with joy as […]

Cory Booker’s peeved reaction to Beto speaking Spanish at the debate is an instant meme

Ever felt threatened by someone else’s fancy language skills? New Jersey Senator Cory Booker seemed to feel just that during the Democratic Debate on Wednesday night, when rival candidate Beto O’Rourke flexed his Spanish skills first. When Beto was asked if he would support a higher tax rate for top earners, he responded by stating […]

Trump subreddit r/The_Donald quarantined by Reddit for inciting violence

After years of calls to ban the community r/The_Donald, Reddit is cracking down on the infamous subreddit by quarantining it, a feature that was revamped in 2018.  The quarantine comes after Reddit observed “repeated rule-breaking behavior” and an “over-reliance on Reddit admins to manage users and remove posts” that violated content policies. In a post […]

This 3-in-1 avocado tool is the rare kitchen gadget worth owning

CocoKool’s 3-in-1 Avocado Tool $6 View Product The Good The product actually works • It’s extremely affordable • It makes your avocados beautiful • even if you have no technical skill • The tool reduces mess in the kitchen The Bad The product doesn’t come with an instructional booklet • which can make learning how […]

‘Name the film, but wrong answers only’ meme is cinematic comedy gold

Before your favorite films hit the big screens, they probably had a working title that, while technically accurate, could’ve made it a very different movie if usedThe Breakfast Club was The Lunch Bunch. Clueless was No Worries, I Was a Teenage Teenager. And American Pie was Untitled Teenage Sex Comedy That Can Be Made For […]

Prime Day sale competition heats up with Target, ebay joining the mix

Target just announced a massive two-day summer sale. It’s called Target Deal Days, and it’s going down on July 15 and 16. If that sounds familiar, it’s probably because those are the same dates as this year’s Amazon Prime Day — announced hours after Amazon made the big reveal. A competing two-day sale is major, but […]

Trump tries to pick Twitter fight with soccer star Megan Rapinoe

Donald Trump is angrily tweeting about U.S. women’s national soccer team star Megan Rapinoe, and it’s not going very well for him.  Image: Twitter Image: Twitter Image: Twitter Trump’s rant on Wednesday morning came in response to a comment from Megan Rapinoe on Tuesday. She was speaking in a video, likely recorded before the World […]

Bon Appétit proves there are technically 63 ways to cook a potato

How many ways have you made potatoes? Five, six? It might be time to broaden your horizons, because there are apparently dozens of ways to cook everyone’s favorite starchy tuber.  In a new video from Bon Appétit, editor at large Amiel Stanek cooks russet potatoes a whopping 63 ways. This includes the classic preparations — […]

How to support the U.S. women’s national soccer team in their fight for equal pay

With their 2-1 victory over Spain on Monday, the USWNT advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2019 Women’s World Cup. As they’re busy defending their 2015 win, their lawsuit against U.S. Soccer, which alleges “years of ongoing institutionalized gender discrimination,” continues. The lawsuit was filed on International Women’s Day 2019, March 8, and drew on […]

Kim Kardashian’s new ‘Kimono’ brand is getting a lot of backlash

Kim Kardashian West’s new shapewear brand, Kimono, has been live less than 24 hours — but it’s already angered a lot of people. Kardashian West took to Twitter on Tuesday to announce her latest range of products. “Kimono is my take on shapewear and solutions for women that actually work,” she wrote. The problem? “Kimono” […]

We’re not fooling anyone with Facetune and ‘pretty’ filters

Before deepfakes and alternative facts, the online world was already telling us fibs. In our series Lies the Internet Told Me, we call ’em all out. As Snapchat “pretty” filters and Facetune retouching rose in popularity over the last few years, it must’ve felt like your social media feeds turned into a modern reboot of […]

Gritty surprises kid with custom Gritty prosthetic leg

Gritty is so many things, but above all, he’s a big hairy piece of joy. On Tuesday, Gritty, the legendary Philadelphia Flyers mascot, surprised 7-year-old fan Caiden O’Rourke at Shriners Hospital for Children in Philadelphia. Gritty was there to deliver a custom Gritty-themed prosthetic leg to Caiden, who was born with a rare orthopedic condition […]

Ace the most marketable job skills with a free 1-month LinkedIn Learning trial offer

Heads up: The MashStash team writes about stuff you’ll probably want to buy. If you do purchase something through MashStash, Mashable might earn some cash through an affiliate commission. Benjamin Franklin once said, “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn,” centuries before it would make a pithy […]

Relive the epic ‘Avengers: Endgame’ final battle with this fantastic 16-bit recreation

Just in time for Avengers: Endgame‘s return to theaters, you can now experience the film’s exciting final battle in wonderful 16-bit action.  The recreation comes from Mr Sunday Movies and shows us how that epic final battle between just about every damn Marvel hero and Thanos would have played out on your Super Nintendo or […]

25 tweets about being lactose intolerant that won’t give you a stomachache

People who are lactose intolerant love to pretend they are not lactose intolerant. And who can blame them? Cheese tastes very good. Still, it’s not a good feeling (to say the least) to realize that the strawberry milkshake you drank to feel like a Riverdale character has betrayed you after all. You knew it was […]

Man submerges self in giant water balloon, which explodes in glorious slow motion

Never has the phrase “don’t try this at home” been more appropriate. Of all the stunts The Slow Mo Guys (a.k.a. Dan and Gav) have attempted over the years — many with a cheerful disregard for Dan’s safety — this one has to be the most nerve-wracking to watch. In the clip above, we see […]

Chrissy Teigen and Jimmy Fallon guess mystery objects by touch, things escalate horribly

It doesn’t matter how brave you think you are — putting your hand into a mystery box and trying to guess what’s inside it is, quite simply, a terrifying experience. Just watch Chrissy Teigen and Jimmy Fallon in the clip above. In a regular segment on The Tonight Show known as “Can You Feel It?”, […]

Jake Paul and Tana Mongeau got engaged and no one is sure if it’s real

YouTube’s loudest couple is engaged, and honestly nobody surprised. Jake Paul proposed to fellow vlogger Tana Mongeau during a weekend trip to Las Vegas to celebrate her 21st birthday. At around 1:30 a.m. at a club on Monday, he brought out a three-tier cake decorated with an enormous ring and the words, “Will you marry […]

Fans say Netflix’s dub of ‘Neon Genesis Evangelion’ erases queer subtext

Some fans are not happy with the new dub Netflix put on Neon Genesis Evangelion.  It’s a time-honored media pastime at this point to bend over backward in order to avoid describing gay relationships as, well, actually gay. Just look at these gal pals! Just a couple of guys being bros! Those aren’t lesbians, they’re, […]

Wendy’s just sent everyone a mysterious Google Calendar invite for a lunch date

It’s not every day that you receive a Google Calendar lunch invite from Wendy’s. Yes, the entire corporation, Wendy’s, is going to wine and dine us.   Today, Wendy’s official Twitter account teased us all with the promise of something when they posted a subtle GCal link with the caption “Let’s hang.” Since using something […]

Samuel L. Jackson goes off after spotting mistake in ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ poster

Let’s take a moment of silence for the graphic designer who’s probably packing their desk up right now.  Samuel L. Jackson took to his Instagram to call out a major and easily-avoidable mistake in a promotional poster for Spider-Man: Far From Home. Jackson stars in the film as Nick Fury, a role he’s been playing […]

Someone said ‘Ed Sheeran got hot’ and now it’s a meme

Ed Sheeran is many things: Singer, songwriter, former Game of Thrones guest star, and now, it appears, he is also hot. For many, the realization came after Twitter user @snollygoster111 tweeted two photos of a shirtless Sheeran showing off his tattoos. “GUYS ED SHEERAN GOT HOT,” the tweet read. GUYS ED SHEERAN GOT HOT pic.twitter.com/wcDMtyHPJm […]

Ryan Reynolds’ fake Amazon review of his own gin company is as glorious as you’d expect

Even when Ryan Reynolds is blatantly promoting his own stuff, we still can’t get mad at him. He just does it so damn well. SEE ALSO: 69 times Ryan Reynolds was hands down the funniest actor on Twitter Reynolds has previously advertised Aviation Gin — the company he’s owned since early 2018 — with the […]

IKEA lets you design your own couch and Twitter is busy exploring the endless possibilities

In the market for a brand new couch? If the answer’s yes, IKEA’s website is here to help. If the answer’s no, that’s OK. You should still visit IKEA’s website. Why? Well, the furniture store that also sells the weirdly delicious Swedish meatballs has a bunch of planning tools on its website, which customers can […]

Woman fell asleep on an Air Canada flight and awoke to find herself alone on the plane

Most people know that flying can be scary, but it turns out simply sitting in a stationary plane at the airport can be a nightmare, too.  We know this thanks to Facebook user ‎Deanna Noel-Dale‎, who shared a post to Air Canada’s page on Wednesday on behalf of her friend, Tiffani Adams. The post detailed […]

Knitting and crocheting community Ravelry bans vocal Trump supporters

Ravelry, a wildly popular social media site for knitters and crocheters, is taking a stand against white supremacy, which includes supporters of Donald Trump and the Trump administration. In an announcement made by Ravelry on Sunday, the site plainly states, “We are banning support of Donald Trump and his administration on Ravelry.” The new policy […]

Researchers trained seals to sing ‘Twinkle Twinkle’ and the ‘Star Wars’ theme song. NBD.

Seals are a lot more talented than we give them credit for. Sure, they swim, dive, bark, and clap, but with a little vocal training they can actually sing. Thanks to researchers at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, three gray seals were taught to mimic sounds and even sing songs like “Twinkle, Twinkle, […]

Mermaid Parade 2019 revelry celebrated Pride, panned Trump, and looked fabulous

It’s June 22, the first Saturday after the official start of the summer season. And just like they do every year, revelers gathered in New York’s Coney Island for another round of Mermaid Parade celebrations. Since 1983, the annual Mermaid Parade has come to Coney Island every summer with three major goals (according to the […]

The chatting dad and baby are back at it again in this adorable Denny’s ad

This is One Good Thing, a weekly column where we tell you about one of the few nice things that happened this week. When brands attempt to capture our hearts (and our wallets) it can either go surprisingly well, or be a complete dumpster fire of fake relatability.  Denny’s, often credited as one of the […]

‘Sexy Church’: Skating is religion at this vintage rollerway’s LGBTQ night

As the chorus of Cher’s “Believe” pulsates through the building, skaters dressed in glittering jumpsuits and multicolored shirts with fringed sleeves glide across the rink. Some are first-timers, hesitantly gripping the railings for support as they will their bodies to stay upright. Others are more experienced, linking arms and waltzing along as if their skates […]

YouTubers only get canceled when everyone’s bored

James Charles is back, proving that nobody stays canceled for long.  The 20-year-old beauty vlogger’s feud with his former mentor Tati Westbrook over his sponsorship of her company’s rival hair vitamins rocked social media. In her now-deleted takedown “Bye Sister” — a play off Charles’ chipper video introductions, “Hi sisters!” — Westbrook publicly ended their […]

Same-sex couple receives adorable note thanking them for their Pride flag

The rainbow Pride flag means so much to so many people, regardless of their age. On June 19, Sal Stow was outside her partner Meghan Stabler‘s home in Williamson County, Texas, when she noticed a note left on the doorstep. When she opened it, she discovered a heartwarming message written in a youthful scrawl. “Hello, […]

Meet the queer video game developer challenging industry norms

Indie game developer Robert Yang is a pioneer in the LGBTQ gaming space. Fighting against the gaming world norms, Yang’s work magnifies personal relationships between queer characters. Yang’s style, his place in the gaming industry, and his inspirations are all informed by his queer identity. Read more… More about Gaming, Mashable Video, Lgbtq, Video Games, […]

Cosplayer Belle Delphine trolled her followers with the promise of a Pornhub account

Careful what you wish for, horny people of Instagram.  Belle Delphine, an Instagram star who often posts  NSFW content, might be in the midst of a content coup d’état. On Sunday, the 19-year-old promised her hoards of horny followers that she would create a Pornhub account if one of her photos reached 1 million likes. […]

People are really getting into ‘social experiment’ surveys on Twitter

When you hear the name “Meryl Streep,” what’s the first movie that comes to mind? Perhaps it’s a classic like Kramer vs. Kramer, or maybe it’s a crowd favorite like Mamma Mia. Or maybe, for reasons no regular human could ever understand, it’s Ricki and the Flash. Everyone’s different! If seeing a bunch of strangers […]