Growing up, teachers always told us there’s no such thing as a stupid question. Unfortunately, teachers are liars. Lucky for all the stupid question-askers of the world, when a question is too insipid to put into words, you just Google it! With that in mind, Google released its year-end search data for 2014, and Massachusetts residents had some pretty absurd queries. More
Dr Martin Salia, a surgeon who contracted Ebola in his native Sierra Leone, died Monday morning at a Nebraska hospital where he had been receiving treatment, guaranteeing you’ll receive at least five worried texts from your Mom today. More
CMJ, one of the country’s biggest multi-venue music festivals, is underway throughout clubs in New York, attracting performers and attendees from across the world. Unfortunately, the festival takes place as the Ebola scare continues to rise in the US. Now, it seems that the two have crossed paths. More
Forget Ebola fears, the real disease Americans should be worried about is the flu, considering 200,000 Americans are hospitalized with flu-related complications every year. But Uber is doing its part to stop the annual spread of influenza by delivering free flu shots until 3 PM today, all while donating $5 to the Red Cross for every shot administered.
Navarro College, a small community college in Texas, allegedly sent rejection letters to several Nigerian applicants because “Navarro College is not accepting international students from countries with confirmed Ebola cases.”
If you’re going out this weekend, don’t be that drooling moron who can barely piece a sentence together (unless, of course, you’re going out to Faneuil Hall). Instead, charm your friends and friendly strangers with your knowledge of local news, and these pre-packaged discussion topics, from drug testing to how to deal with the local scientist problem. Unless you’re going to the bars near Faneuil Hall, in which case, maybe you should do another shot of Fireball and not read on. More
Twitter is good for a lot of things: rapid updates on breaking news, instant analysis from a variety of experts, and trolling corporations and celebrities. But like every other social network, the site is also host to incredibly tasteless, endlessly repeated “jokes,” including one making the rounds today comparing the Ebola outbreak to AIDS in America. More
Braving the rain, the crowds, and possibly Ebola this weekend to hit the bars and unwind? Don’t be caught off-guard. Ignorance isn’t cute or charming (just ask the editorial department at the Boston Herald), so read up on the latest current events and prepare to wow your friends—because there’s nothing cooler than showing off your knowledge of fish populations. More
With the nation in full freakout mode now that a case of Ebola has been confirmed on US soil, sleazy opportunists are cashing in on the hype, including the makers of one mobile game that lets users play as the virus itself, with the goal of wiping out humanity.