Zombie Apocalypse, Rajon Rondo and the Treasure Prank
Zombie Apocalypse has become a hot search on Google and Yahoo! ever since Miami police shot and killed a naked man who was eating another man's face. Rudy Eugene, 31, was seen taking bites out of a homeless man's face, and when police confronted him he "just stood with pieces of flesh in his mouth and he growled," according to an eyewitness. According to the Miami Herald, some have speculated that the attack may have been brought on by bath salts, which can cause extreme violence and behavior. Bath salts, which are not the same as the crystals used when you take a bath, are also trending high in search engines. It's even caused a video posted last year of someone allegedly on bath salts to go viral (https://youtu.be/Wh_nZiuFC4o). These bath salts are illegal designer street drugs that have spurred Drug Enforcement Agency and 38 states to take action. This latest incident has resulted in even more calls to tighten laws and get the drugs off the street.
A deadly rampage in Seattle is also a hot topic this morning. A man walked into an arts café near a Seattle university and opened fire, killing four people. Police say he later killed a woman during a carjacking, and then ended his own life as officers closed in. 21 people have been murdered in Seattle during the first five months of this year, matching the total for all of last year.
Rajon Rondo scored 44 points, played all 53 minutes, but it still was not enough for the Boston Celtics to overcome the Miami Heat. Rondo had 10 assists and 8 rebounds to go along with all those points, but it's a missed lay-up in the overtime that might be remembered more than all those statistics. With the game tied at 105, Rondo drove to the basket and Dwayne Wade moved to block the shot. On replay, Wade appears to hit Rondo's head,but the refs did not call a foul. The shot missed, Miami got the rebound and scored an uncontested dunk that would prove to be the tipping point in 115-111 win. The Heat lead the Eastern Conference Finals 2 games to none.
Kathie Lee Gifford issued an apology on Twitter after asking actor Martin Short about his marriage, how they have managed to stay in love all these years and how they make each other laugh after all these years. Only trouble is Martin Short's wife of 36 years, Nancy Dolman, died of ovarian cancer 2 years ago. Short answered the questions without ever correcting Gifford. She found out after the show and jumped on Twitter: "I send my sincerest apologies to @MartinShort and his family. He handled the situation w/enormous grace and kindness and I'm so grateful."
A Romney app glitch gave users "A Better Amercia," a mistake quickly pounced on by Twitter users. Tim Hanrahan of the Washington Post has a pretty good round up of the memes going around the net.
#IHateFacebookBecause is a hot trend on Twitter this morning. Among the top tweets:
A claymation version of the new action film The Raid has gone viral thanks to a post on reddit.com. Warning: It is very violent.
12 and 8 year old sisters Lennon and Maisy have gone viral singing their version of Robyn’s Call Your Girlfriend.
A few pranksters had a good laugh on Venice Beach where they "discovered" a buried treasure.
And finally, the hamster that plays dead.
That's the trend!
Have a great day,