Your weekly fix on what’s happening in the crazy world we live in. From fashion to politics and everything in between, we’ve rounded up the top trending stories from this week:
A 6-year-old wants this new word added to the dictionary!
A young, bright boy from Victoria, Canada, recently discovered that the English language is lacking something – a word to describe words that spell something different when written backwards. And little Levi Budd even has a fix for it! According to a now-viral video, his family shared on YouTube, it all started when he spotted a stop sign during a ride with his mother. “Mom, I see that ‘stop’ spells ‘pots’ backwards,” he noted. “That’s not a palindrome. What do we call a word like that … where a word spells another word backwards?” While he and his family could find plenty of examples of what he meant — flow/wolf, loop/pool, rats/stars, etc. — there wasn’t an official word in the dictionary to describe it. And according to the Oxford University Press, Levi might just see his word make the books! Watch the video here:
Upside-down Christmas trees are apparently a trend?
But not everyone finds them festive. There are some things about Christmas that are just known. For example, the fat part of the Christmas tree goes down, the skinny part goes up. Well, brace yourselves. In this topsy-turvy year of 2017, even the trees are undergoing a makeover. Meet the upside-down Christmas tree, one of the trendiest items of the season. See what people have to say about them here:
Why they hell are people selling upside down Christmas trees? It’s not festive! It’s just an evergreen arrow! pic.twitter.com/5tAwcBbs2l
— Jack Wood 🐝 (@jackandwood) November 23, 2017
Upside down Christmas trees are ridiculous and I won’t stand for this nonsense pic.twitter.com/PWUCRgKKdM
— Charlotte (@GizzaBevy) November 23, 2017
— Danielle Radin (@danielleradin) November 22, 2017
This beauty blogger learned sign language to make her tutorials more inclusive
Beauty blogger Catherine Martinez is a pro at contouring, highlighting and creating flawless brows – and she also happens to be a trailblazer in the deaf community. The 24-year-old uses sign language in her beauty tutorials to make them more accessible to deaf and hearing-impaired people. Her inclusive online videos have earned her more 35,000 loyal Instagram followers, and counting. Watch one of her videos here:
After months of speculation, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are finally engaged!
It’s official: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are set to marry next May at Windsor Castle. Prepare yourself to be hearing EVERYTHING about this couple till well after the wedding is over. Besides it being amazing that renowned party boy, Harry has found a lady to wed but also that it just happens to be MEGHAN FREAKIN’ MARKLE! If you haven’t already seen it, watch their absolutely adorable first TV interview together here:
The Weeknd deleted pics of Selena Gomez off his Insta… ouch
As Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber’s rekindled relationship heats up, her ex, The Weeknd is heading into the holiday season a very single man, and his Instagram now reflects it. The singer just removed multiple pictures of his ex from his account. So is The Weeknd’s scrubbing of Gomez petty or not? On the one hand, don’t pretend this relationship never happened when we all saw it with our own eyes. On the other, breakups are hard! Selena still has their pics on her feed so will she follow suit and ex him off it as well? Well just in case she does here is the evidence of their relationship:
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