The first week of 2017 may have been a slow struggle for some (not all), but it wasn’t complete without some funny moments from social media. This week’s wins and fails, we’ve picked out the very best bits to keep you going…
Hi ho, hi ho
It’s off to work we go. So on Tuesday the majority of the population went back to work. No one was sure what day it was, why they were up so early or what they were supposed to be doing in the office.
— kristy taylor (@kristyrlt) January 6, 2017
The struggle was real.
— BBC North America (@BBCNorthAmerica) January 3, 2017
— Jane Douthwaite (@JaneDouthwaite) January 4, 2017
Bring on the weekend!
Keeping up with Kim, again
The queen of social took a three month hiatus from all social media platforms following the horrific Paris robbery back in October – but that still didn’t mean anyone forgot about her. We saw Kim Kardashian trending multiple times without any sign from the reality star herself, until now. On the 4th of January, she began sharing a series of personal pictures of her and her family across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
There was no real explanation to her sudden reappearance, but fans were happy to see her and it looked like she was happy to be back too…
Haha 😂😘 I missed you guys! https://t.co/RK4ITjFYvF
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) January 4, 2017
No, your eyes are not playing tricks on you. That is a horse leaning into a London bus.
On TfL reported that mounted police attended an emergency on Upper Street, Islington, which is when the accompanying horse tried to see if he could help.
— MetTaskforce (@MetTaskforce) January 3, 2017
Once people knew the person on board being treated was alright, hilarity ensued.
Is this going to Haymarket?
— Niall Machin (@NiallMachin1) January 4, 2017
Or to the Nag’s Head, perhaps?
Dippy is ducking out
Our beloved treasure, Dippy the Diplodocus dinosaur, will be leaving the Natural History Museum after a mammoth 112 years, to go on a final farewell tour before retiring.
— BBC London (@BBCLondonNews) January 4, 2017
People from far and wide took to Twitter to talk about the Jurassic star – some sad for his departure, others looking forward to seeing him closer to home in the near future.
— The History Press (@TheHistoryPress) January 6, 2017
Can't quite get my head around Diplodocus going on tour?! Safe travels #dippyontour
— Kirsi Wallgren (@Scary_Lion) January 4, 2017
— Sandy Weatherburn (@hotcook1965) January 4, 2017
Whilst he will be sorely missed, his space will be filled once again as he is replaced by a real skeleton of an 83ft (25.2m) female blue whale, weighing 4.5 tonnes. Wowsers.
This week also featured National Trivia Day, where we found out a whole lot of fascinating facts.
— Vevo UK (@Vevo_UK) January 4, 2017
Maybe we should spend less time on YouTube?
— Toni Turner (@ToniTurnerBiz) January 4, 2017
In WW2 the British Government spread a rumour claiming that 200 sharks had been released into the English Channel #nationaltriviaday
— PsyWar.Org (@psywarorg) January 4, 2017
Yikes! But of course, it wouldn’t be a trend on Twitter without a few jokes too…
When washing your car there's an 89.7% chance that someone will walk past and say “You can do mine next if you like."#NationalTriviaDay
— Amanda (@Pandamoanimum) January 4, 2017
Gary Numan is 13 days older than Gary Oldman #nationaltriviaday
— Graham Johns (@GrahamDJohns) January 4, 2017
We see what you did there.