So I did warn you that this weeks News & Things post would be a bit… Well, lengthy. And yes, fair enough, I did promise you earlier on that I would end these ridiculously long News & Things posts but I cannot help it – There’s so much that needs to be shared. But anyway, instead of weaving tales, stories and excuses, here we go.
1: Starting from the biggest, most viewed and most commented thread from the previous week. This thread also made headlines all over the world in every possible news source possible. You might guess what thread this is and you’re right – it’s the IAmA of of Barack Obama, President of the United States of America. Also someone asked the admins of Reddit of what it looked like when the IAmA was up and you can read that thread here.
2: Here’s a somewhat politically related IAmA – Today I received a £2420 bounty for attempting to arrest Tony Blair. AMA. And in arresting it’s a citizen arrest.
3: The second-most favorite thread of the week; I’m Nick Offerman. I play Ron Swanson on Parks and Rec. AMA
5: An Albanian-born redditor writes horrifying true stories from feeding refugees during Kosovo and about being held at gunpoint, among other things (Such as answering questions about Albania) in his IAmA.
7: IAMA (former camera operator) on Teen Mom AMAA. Prepare to read some hard, suspected truths behind the series.
10: The insomniacs of Reddit come together and share stories of their insomnia and things that have followed.
12: On the flip-side; What is one thing you wish you had never found out? – AskReddit
15: And wa-hey – a AskScience question close to my heart, regarding Tinnitus! Why does it happen and what is happening when you get a ringing randomly in your ear?
16: Redditor asks in a bit of a round-way when other redditors have witnessed another persons understanding of how their existence has changed.
17: Redditor ask of the community what other redditors what to preserve for their future kids.
21: Redditors share moments when a song or piece of music has sent them reeling in nostalgia.
27: Redditor visits the Warner Brothers Studios, goes on a tour and kindly uploads an album of pictures for everyone’s viewing pleasure.
34: Do pilots and flight staff turn off their phones all the way before takeoff and landing? Well, you might find an answer in this thread.
36: Reddit, what do you look like before and after makeup? Is there a real difference? Post pics (guys and girls). – AskReddit and a related album of Korean women, before and after plastic surgery. One of these is more humorous than the other…
40: You know that little voice you occasional hear inside of your mind? Ever wonder what that is? Redditor cogsci_guy explains that little voice.
41: Thread introducing RedditRewind.com – a website were the front pages from many subreddits are cached and can be viewed.
42: Google’s Motorola division has filed a new patent lawsuit against Apple claiming they are infringing on seven of its patents and wants to block iPhone, iPad and Mac computers from being imported to the U.S. – Technology
And that’s it for the Reddit edition. The other News & Things post will be up “shortly”.