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12 Fun Novelty Twitter Accounts You Should Follow

Bored with your Twitter feed? Freshen it up with some follows. We have a few suggestions...

1. NYT MINUS CONTEXT

As its name suggests, NYT Minus Context takes lines from New York Times articles and presents them sans context. The results are weird, wonderful, and very often funny.

2. SIR MICHAEL

Michael writes absurd advertisements, posts them in public places, and takes pictures for his Sir Michael Twitter feed. Michael’s entire feed is funny, but if you want to see all his posters, check them out here.

3. COLORSCHEMER

The feed colorschemer is a bot that automatically generates random combinations of colors, then posts a photo of them. As you might imagine, the results are a mixed bag: Some are great; others, not so much. (The description admits that the bot isn’t very good at it “because I'm a robot with no sense of style.”) 

4. EVERY COLOR

If colorschemer is too complicated—or too hard on the eyes—Every Color is a bot that Tweets a new color every hour, with its hex code. That’s all. The account has more than 63,000 followers.

5. 50 NERDS OF GREY

50 Nerds of Grey crosses 50 Shades of Grey with stereotypical nerdery. The result is a ever-renewing supply of jokes and puns that are only dirty in your mind.

6. DAD JOKE HAN SOLO

When Han Solo became a dad, he began to spout dad jokes, the same way all men do when they find their young child will laugh at anything. The problem is that they never stop, even when you're grown and no longer find them as funny as you once did. Dad Joke Han Solo delivers Star Wars puns both clever and lame.

7. EMO KYLO REN

Kylo Ren may be the new bad guy in the Star Wars saga, but he’s also immature and wears his feelings on his sleeve. The Twitter feed Emo Kylo Ren makes that very evident. He's a sensitive soul who writes poetry and only trashes his surroundings occasionally. There’s a running joke about how no one can spell his chosen name correctly.

8. TOUGH LOVE LEIA

Leia has her own account in this universe. Tough Love Leia is the voice of reason, but she sees the absurdity among the other characters. Through her account, we learn that Ben (a.k.a. Kylo Ren) is an avid Harry Potter fan, a fact that embarrasses him. Moms are like that.

9. VERY LONELY LUKE

Luke is still part of the family, but is separated from the others. They only keep in touch via his Twitter account, Very Lonely Luke. It would be depressing if it weren't so funny.

The above four Twitter accounts communicate with each other often.

10. MANWHOHASITALL

A Twitter feed by manwhohasitall poses the question, “Can men ever really ‘have it all’?” Ha! It’s a Twitter account that takes things that women hear all the time—sexist remarks, pandering magazine headlines, and nasty internet comments—and turns them around to be about men. It appears to be partly machine-generated, with “man” and “Dad” replacing “woman” and “Mom,” for example, with some human input to make it even more absurd. Read it for advice to men on getting all that stuff done, and looking good doing it. Then treat yourself to some “me time,” if you have any left.

11. YOU ARE DOG NOW

Have you ever wanted to be a dog? What dog would you be? You might find out by submitting a picture to the Twitter account You Are Dog Now. The person or persons behind it will go to great lengths to find a dog image that matches your appearance, expression, position, location, accessories, and whatever else it takes to make you a dog.

12. TWITAA_BOT

TwitAA_bot is a Japanese feed you don’t have to read to enjoy (although you can toggle a translation). Each post has ASCII art of cats or bears or other images; the dancing cats in the tweet above are labeled Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

See also: 8 Decidedly Different Twitter Feeds and 12 Strange and Different Twitter Feeds

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You Can Now Order Food Through Facebook
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After a bit of controversy over its way of aggregating news feeds and some questionable content censoring policies, it’s nice to have Facebook roll out a feature everyone can agree on: allowing you to order food without leaving the social media site.

According to a press release, Facebook says that the company decided to begin offering food delivery options after realizing that many of its users come to the social media hub to rate and discuss local eateries. Rather than hop from Facebook to the restaurant or a delivery service, you’ll be able to stay within the app and select from a menu of food choices. Just click “Order Food” from the Explore menu on a desktop interface or under the “More” option on Android or iOS devices. There, you’ll be presented with options that will accept takeout or delivery orders, as well as businesses participating with services like Delivery.com or EatStreet.

If you need to sign up and create an account with Delivery.com or Jimmy John’s, for example, you can do that without leaving Facebook. The feature is expected to be available nationally, effective immediately.

[h/t Forbes]

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The Seemingly Simple ‘Math’ Problem That Stumped the Internet
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If you’re a regular Mental Floss reader, you know that we love a good brain teaser. And the one below, which originated on Facebook and has been shared more than 150,000 times, is a great one to test just how sharp you are on a Friday evening at the end of a long workweek.

It’s a seemingly simple enough task: spot the error. Your time starts now…

We’ll give you a minute …

And a little space for you to scroll down to find the answer …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Did you figure it out?

The “mistake” is that the word “mistake” is misspelled on the instruction sheet on the left. If you missed that completely, you’re not alone: the grid of numbers is what immediately grabs your attention.

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