If an Apprentice judge can become the 45th President of the United States, anything can happen.

Like an onion reaching social media stardom, a feisty emoji petition and a KFC scented candle going viral for all the wrong reasons. Don’t believe us? You’ll just have to read on…

Potty Mouth

This past Wednesday will probably go down as the funniest glitch in Twitter history.

A number of users noticed that when you searched “asshole”on Twitter, the first suggested result was none other than U.S. President Donald Trump.


As Trump’s account lacks any of the featured keywords, many began to speculate that Twitter’s search algorithm was programmed to do it on purpose.

Though it would be a great thing to believe, the most likely cause is Google bombing – a tactic (performed by seriously clever SEO pranksters) that involves artificially elevating a website in Google’s search results ranking by linking it to a particular word or phrase.

Back to trolling algorithms, though. Might we be looking into the Internet’s future?

A Taste of Fame

Speaking of trolls, Trump better watch his back: there’s an onion on a mission.

@HalfOnionInABag has its eyes set on the prize — to upstage Trump on Twitter:

With 617k followers and counting, the Twittersphere is realising the absurdity of the situation… and they’re okay with it:

Besides attempting to beat the leader of the free world on his beloved social media platform, @HalfOnionInABag is dabbling in a bit of trolling on the side:

Whether Half an Onion succeeds in its mission, one thing is certain: a new, pungent flavour has been added to the political mix.

Gingers, Unite!

Redheads aren’t called feisty for no reason.

*Red* with rage that Apple’s iOS doesn’t cater to the ginger-haired community, more than 20,000 have signed a petition for an emoji update.

“Redheads. In all their glorious gingerness, they’ve been missed out. Again. If you say you’re going to diversify, why not add a few red-haired emoji in the mix?”, a spokesperson behind the petition has stated.

The petition’s efforts seem to have worked, as executives in Silicon Valley are set to discuss plans to introduce a redhead emoji into phones and computers worldwide.

Redheads of Twitter expressed their glee, including everyone’s favourite ginger #GBBO contestant Andrew Smyth:

Gingers really do have souls.


You Are What You Eat

When New Zealand KFC turned its signature fried chicken into a scented candle last year, the Internet was simultaneously disgusted and intrigued:

One Twitter user in particular asked a very pertinent question:

To which Kiwi news service site Newshub answered:

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And, to summarise what we’re all thinking but don’t want to say:

Disclaimer: According to Newshub representatives, the candle tastes finger lickin’ good.