Author - Jude Abraham

I am a New Zealand ex-pat currently residing in the Middle East. I like to dabble in a bit of everything, as I am a firm believer in the phrase "variety is the spice of life". I have a professional background in digital and content marketing working in both large corporations as well as local startups. I used to be an amateur musician, and also played sports competitively at high school level. I follow most major sports with a special love for Football (Soccer). I get easily hooked into TV shows, and have a soft spot for science-fiction movies. I am always on the lookout for the coolest gadgets and gizmos because I like to keep things simple (or maybe it's because I am lazy, go figure). In my spare time I travel and collect artifacts and memorabilia from the places I visit. I am lucky to be married to the love of my life and fortunate to be a parent. My writing at TooCool2BeTrue reflects my many areas of interest.

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6 Ordinary People Who Hit Viral Stardom In 2018

This time last year, you never heard of the eye-roll student or jumped out of a car to dance to a Drake song. However, people such as Harriet Ellis and comedian Shiggy have been part of 12 months filled with memes and viral content that has kept the public laughing all year.

Social media would have been a more somber place without them. For most of them, it was a brief moment in the spotlight, but for others, it led to a career boost. Here’s how viral fame positively affected some of the biggest stars of social media in 2018.

The Student Who Rolled Her Eyes All The Way To Stardom

Harriet Ellis reportedly had marriage proposals, was spotted by fans in supermarkets, and even had a stranger offer to send her money (which she declined) after her fifteen minutes of fame. How did it happen, she was caught on camera rolling her eyes behind ex-UKIP leader Nigel Farage during a TV political debate.

“It was something that was genuinely, truly me and there’s no better reason to go viral than by being yourself,” she told BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat. “I wasn’t being mean or doing anything embarrassing.”

Harriet noted the only real change to her life was that she got more followers on Twitter. But the 21-year-old says her days of rolling her eyes at former politicians behind their backs are behind her as she heads in a new direction with her future. “I don’t want to get involved in politics again, I want to live a quiet life. I’m going to be a teacher next year, I just want to change the world through teaching, rather than through politics.”

The Singer Whose Ye Is Different To Your Ye

Warning: This video contains strong language

It’s is nothing short of astonishing where one Instagram post can get you. For singer Osh, he somehow Instagrammed his way to a record deal with Sony Music. He posted a video of himself singing his track “My Ye Is Different“, which later went viral and was even made into a meme.

“At the time I didn’t imagine it would do what it’s done,” he told BBC Newsbeat. “But now that it has happened I’m not surprised because I realized that this song is good.”

Osh later released a full version of his track – complete with a music video – at the end of November. The singer said he wanted people to “laugh and smile” when they heard the song, but he had no intention of stopping the hard work now that he’d found fame. “If it’s meant to be then it will be but if not then not. Just keep grinding,” he said.

The Tweet That May Have Changed Your Chips

Have you tried chips from KFC recently? If you have and were satisfied with the flavor, then Charlie Burness’s tweet from 2014 might be responsible for it. KFC found Charlie’s tweet – which said its fries were so bad, the only reason people liked its food was for its chicken – and cleverly used it to promote its new chip recipe.

“Life is too short for bad food,” Charlie told BBC Newsbeat in November. “Everyone knows they’ve got a reputation for not delivering on the fries. They’re kind of soggy like they’ve been reheated as soon as you get them.”

KFC’s new chips are nowadays made from spuds with the skin left on and are chunkier. In December Charlie said she’d actually not tasted the new ones yet.

The Club Couple Who Launched A Thousand Memes

Club photographers have an eye for capturing the best (and worst) of nightlife, however, when David Wilkinson took a photo of Lucia Gorman in Milk nightclub in Edinburgh she just looked a bit, well, bored. “When I took the picture, it was just a quick snap before I left to go home,” he told BBC Newsbeat in September.

“I don’t like just taking pictures of people smiling. I like to notice the little details, so when I saw it I thought this definitely needs to go up. The day that it blew up it was my birthday, but I actually got more messages about the picture than I did about my birthday so it was quite weird.”

Lucia said she was most likely ready to go home when the photo was taken, by which point she would “nod at anything”. And Patrick, the young man in the photo, said he just regretted wearing that shirt.

The Man Who Banged His Head And Became A UK Icon

Warning: This video contains strong language

Who’d have thought you could make thousands by from getting hit by a cyclist? Well, not everyone gets hit like Ferdi Coming Fast. Ferdi went viral after he growled at a stranger who crashed into him on a pavement while he was changing a tire on a car.

He reportedly confirmed to Reece Parkinson on 1Xtra that he’d earned more than £10,000 since the clip went viral – although he’s still working as a framer. Ferdi even released a single in which he not only tackled the problem of speeding cyclists but also recommended people forget the other pressing British issue – Brexit.

The Comedian Who Danced His Way Into A Drake Video

Warning: This video contains strong language

Alright, we understand US comedian Shiggy isn’t technically an ordinary person, however, we couldn’t help but give him a shout out. Now cast your mind back to the summer of 2018 and you may recall people jumping out of their cars to dance to Drake’s “In My Feelings“.

Well, the viral sensation all started with Shiggy who posted a video of himself dancing to the Drake song and asked others to get involved. Soon, including Will Smith, took on the #InMyFeelingsChallenge and the craze went viral.

“It was honestly 100% spontaneous,” he told BBC Newsbeat at the time. “It wasn’t even meant to be this big or get to the level it’s at where everybody is doing it.”

Shiggy admitted seeing his mum do the dance he created was the highlight of the experience at the time. After the dance went viral, Shiggy eventually appeared in Drake’s official video for the song.

This time last year, you never heard of the eye-roll student or jumped out of a car to dance to a Drake song. However, people such as Harriet Ellis and comedian Shiggy have been part of 12 months filled with memes and viral content that has kept the public...

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Hilarious Photos Taken At The Gym

Gyms, also known as health clubs, fitness clubs, fitness centers, or health spas are places where patrons go to exercise and build muscle and/or lose fat. Some enter to get bigger, others to get smaller. Nowadays it’s also the place people go to hashtag, Instagram, and check-in on social media.

In our age of vanity, the happenings at a gym, it seems, are well documented based on these photos.

How Cathletic!

What’s new pussycat? As much as we respect the comfort and versatility of wrestling singlets, the graphic here couldn’t look less harmless. What is the message the wearer wishes to give others? Apparently, the comfort of wearing spandex/lycra, or nylon wasn’t enough, so this gentleman wanted something which reminded them of something even more fluffy.

Save Our Soles

This is either one brave woman who won’t let her lack of suitable footwear get in the way of her exercise regime or someone who doesn’t know how to dress for the occasion. Lifting weights while wearing stilettos requires quite the talent. Apart from balance, it also gives the weightlifter an added lift. See what we did there.

Gyms, also known as health clubs, fitness clubs, fitness centers, or health spas are places where patrons go to exercise and build muscle and/or lose fat. Some enter to get bigger, others to get smaller. Nowadays it’s also the place people go to hashtag...

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Hilarious Photos Taken At The Gym

Gyms, also known as health clubs, fitness clubs, fitness centers, or health spas are places where patrons go to exercise and build muscle and/or lose fat. Some enter to get bigger, others to get smaller. Nowadays it’s also the place people go to hashtag, Instagram, and check-in on social media.

In our age of vanity, the happenings at a gym, it seems, are well documented based on these photos.

How Cathletic!

What’s new pussycat? As much as we respect the comfort and versatility of wrestling singlets, the graphic here couldn’t look less harmless. What is the message the wearer wishes to give others? Apparently, the comfort of wearing spandex/lycra, or nylon wasn’t enough, so this gentleman wanted something which reminded them of something even more fluffy.

Too big to handle

When someone says “pick on someone your own size”? They mean this exactly. What was this dude thinking? He’s red all over and probably exploding from within, but he’s trying to keep face. His blood tells us otherwise.

Gyms, also known as health clubs, fitness clubs, fitness centers, or health spas are places where patrons go to exercise and build muscle and/or lose fat. Some enter to get bigger, others to get smaller. Nowadays it’s also the place people go to hashtag...

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A Day At The Beach Made Funny

It’s always nice to spend time at the beach with friends, colleagues and other loved ones. The beach is a perfect place to relax and rid ourselves of all forms of stress.

There’s a good chance you’ve had some funny moments at the beach. We are here to point them out for all of us.

Who Is The Photobomber?

Taking a closer look at this picture, you’d find the dog is actually the only one ready for this photo. Perhaps, this is the world’s first pet selfie. Is the dog photo bombing these girls’ photo or is it the other way round?

Hold Your Horses

The phrase “hold one’s horses” simply means you should “wait a moment” and this is a rare photo of the phrase actually being played out and from the look of things, the poor guy isn’t having any fun.

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It’s always nice to spend time at the beach with friends, colleagues and other loved ones. The beach is a perfect place to relax and rid ourselves of all forms of stress.
There’s a good chance you’ve had some funny moments at the beach. We are here to...

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A Day At The Beach Made Funny

It’s always nice to spend time at the beach with friends, colleagues and other loved ones. The beach is a perfect place to relax and rid ourselves of all forms of stress. Having your feet in the sand, diving into the water, getting a little sunshine on your skin and feeling the fresh air makes it the perfect location for young and old, male and female as well as rich or poor.

For regular beachgoers, you must have had a very pleasant memory of one or more of your visits to the beach. There’s also a good chance you’ve had some embarrassing experiences as well. Here are some of such embarrassing moments that were caught on camera. Some of them are truly hilarious.

Who Is The Photobomber?

Taking a closer look at this picture, you’d find the dog is actually the only one ready for this photo. Perhaps, this is the world’s first pet selfie. Is the dog photo bombing these girls’ photo or is it the other way round?

Hold Your Horses

The phrase “hold one’s horses” simply means you should “wait a moment” and this is a rare photo of the phrase actually being played out and from the look of things, the poor guy isn’t having any fun.

See more hilarious photos captured at the beach:

It’s always nice to spend time at the beach with friends, colleagues and other loved ones. The beach is a perfect place to relax and rid ourselves of all forms of stress. Having your feet in the sand, diving into the water, getting a little sunshine on your...

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Photos of the Old Wild West You Won’t Believe Exist!

Straddle up, we’re in for a bumpy ride through the wild west – one of the most exciting times to be alive in all of history. It was a time of unbridled possibility, with all kinds of opportunities presenting themselves.

Many a journeyman moved to the new American frontier seeking a better life, with some ending up on the wrong side of the law to make themselves a living. Life sure was an adventure for these folks!

The Famous Leavitt Saloon

Bob’s Saloon was a popular establishment in the early 1900s for the inhabitants of Jordan, Montana. This 1904 photo by L.A. Huffman shows a group of cowboys relaxing in front of the old saloon. Robert Leavitt, the saloon’s owner, happened to be a cowboy himself and was among the first residents to settle in Jordan.

The old west saloons offered patrons all types of entertainment such as dancing girls, card games, dice games, and even bowling. Many saloons employed piano players and put on theatrical skits to entertain customers.

Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show

Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Shows were a traveling troupe of performers who helped romanticize life in the American Frontier. The show included a variety of acts, including a parade, the reenactment of the incident at Warbonnet Creek, and many other acts similar to that of a circus.

Are you not entertained? Buffalo Bill is known as one of the most influential showmen of all time. His wild reputation spread through the old west like wildfire. Bill was both a scout and a bison hunter, but his real love was working his show to enthralling crowds. Pictured sitting above is Buffalo Bill himself.

Buckle up and keep on reading to learn more:

Straddle up, we’re in for a bumpy ride through the wild west – one of the most exciting times to be alive in all of history. It was a time of unbridled possibility, with all kinds of opportunities presenting themselves.
Many a journeyman moved to...

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Stunning Celebrity Engagement Rings

What’s in an engagement ring? In celebrity life, it’s a show off for the press. From Hollywood’s golden age to today, certified princesses to Queen Bey herself, join us for this look at the most beautiful celebrity rings of all time.

Katy Perry

It took so much time and a lot of offs-and-ons, but finally, Orlando Bloom got on his knees and asked Katy Perry to be his wife. It happened, oh so romantically, on Valentine’s day 2019. The next day, Katy snapped a photo of the two with the ring in the center and a caption “Full Bloom.”

Royalty design

It’s hard to tell the exact worth of the ring, because we can’t tell if the centerpiece is a ruby, pink diamond, or pink sapphire. The price tag could be anywhere between $50,000 and $5 million.
Perry’s ring is designed in what is called a cluster ring. The designed was obsolete until Prince Charles proposed to Princess Diana with a sapphire cluster ring back in 1981. It’s been in style since.

See even bigger engagement rings from the stars

What’s in an engagement ring? In celebrity life, it’s a show off for the press. From Hollywood’s golden age to today, certified princesses to Queen Bey herself, join us for this look at the most beautiful celebrity rings of all time.
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Moments You Can Only Find In Dubai

Planning a vacation? If you like cities, you might pick New York. If beaches are your thing, perhaps the Caribbean is where you’ll get your tan. If you want to experience the great outdoors, you may choose the deserts of the Middle East or the wildlife of Africa. Dubai is the place.

Cheetah Riding Shotgun

As we said, nowadays it is rare to see Dubai’s residents flaunting their exotic animals in public due to the risk of copping a large fine, however, until recently seeing a cheetah ride shotgun in the Emirati city as an everyday sight.

Get On Your High Horse

Owning a horse is a big responsibility given the costs associated with it such a housing, training, food, etc. Most opt for wooden, brick, stone, or stell stables such as a barn with individual stalls. This won’t do for the Emirati city though, as this Dubai stable owner decked out this huge stable with marble floors, in a hotel like building. Check out those lights!

Discover the secrets of what gives Dubai its unique appeal:

 

Planning a vacation? If you like cities, you might pick New York. If beaches are your thing, perhaps the Caribbean is where you’ll get your tan. If you want to experience the great outdoors, you may choose the deserts of the Middle East or the wildlife...

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Hilarious Stuff Found Only In Texas

Texas is so big, its people often refer to the rest of the United States as “that sketchy place outside of Texas.” Proudly known as the Lone Star State, Texas loves to immortalize its former status as an independent republic as well as its historic struggle for independence from Mexico. Bigger than many countries, it would be the 39th largest country by land mass if it were a nation.

Therefore it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Texans have their own dandy sense of humor. Possessing a culture larger than life, Texans are renown for their good old-fashioned manners and their smiles as bright as day. There’s a reason the origin of Texas’s name comes from the word “taysha”, which means “friends” in Native American Caddo.

Let’s take a look to see the most charming Texas signs ever displayed.

No Bite And All Bang?

Outside of Texas, you could pass this sign off as a prank or ironic sense of humor, however, in Texas chances are it’s a fair warning to anyone who would dare trespass. Knockin’ on heaven’s door might become a reality when door knockin’ here.

Oh, Deer.

You wouldn’t forget a sign like this. Unlike most signs which advise drivers to watch out for “insert animal”, this one offers a more realistic take on the sad reality of deer fatalities on the road. That’s quite the eyed-deer.

Hold onto your cowboy hats, there’s more:

Texas is so big, its people often refer to the rest of the United States as “that sketchy place outside of Texas.” Proudly known as the Lone Star State, Texas loves to immortalize its former status as an independent republic as well as its historic...

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3 Times Dads Trolled Their Kids FTW

Being a parent has its challenges, children can be innocent angels one minute and guilty-as-hell devils the next. After a while, you realize taking things too seriously isn’t the best approach. The key is to celebrate your small successes such as outsmarting your kids at their own game. A sense of humor as such is not sometimes vital for your sanity. Laughter is the best medicine as they say!

Being a parent is a lifelong commitment. From infants to toddlers, tweens to teenagers, adolescence to adulthood, being a parent comes with its own charms and offers plenty of opportunities for fathers and mothers to prank and toy with their children. When it comes to having a laugh with/at your offspring these examples will show you how to troll your kids.

How To Scare Your Kids This Holiday Season

These parents went all out when it came to scaring their children and built one disturbing looking snowman tall enough to peer into their kid’s window! Honestly, I can imagine waking up to the site and it would not be pretty.

Let’s Play A Game

Home isn’t where the heart is, it’s where the WiFi connects automatically. One of the reasons kids like staying home these days is because of the ease to which they can connect to the net. So when this father wanted his children to do their chores, he offered them some incentive. The question is, how could they email the photos without WiFi?

Tip Of The Glass To Top Of The Class

Nowadays it’s almost a tradition for students’ to give their parents gifts during the holiday season. Usually, these come in the form of sweets, scented candles, flowers, or a nice bottle of wine. This poor kid’s parents though decided the joke would be their kid with these hilarious stickers they stuck on these wine bottles. That’s certainly one way to get the teachers on your side.

Check out our gallery to see more hilarious funny parenting photos.


Being a parent has its challenges, children can be innocent angels one minute and guilty-as-hell devils the next. After a while, you realize taking things too seriously isn’t the best approach. The key is to celebrate your small successes such as...

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At Age 70 George R.R. Martin Begins Another GoT Project

George R. R. Martin has revealed the title of the first of the highly anticipated Game of Thrones prequel television shows. He confirmed on his website that the series will be titled The Long Night. He Tweeted, “Casting is now underway for THE LONG NIGHT, the first of the GAME OF THRONES successor series to ordered to film.”

Just last week, Oscar-nominated Australian actress Naomi Watts was cast in the show in an unspecified role. Martin responded to the announcement writing on his blog, “I could not be more excited. Welcome to Westeros, Naomi.”

The Long Night will be written by Jane Goldman who has also adapted the Kingsman films, The Woman In Black, and Kick-Ass for the silver screen. “She and her team are busy in London right now, neck deep in casting, and I expect some more names will be announced soon,” Martin said.

The 70-year-old author also teased about the other planned prequels, although he wouldn’t offer any details. “Meanwhile, there are still a couple of other possible prequels in active development,” he said. “I can’t tell you the subject matter of those projects, no, sorry, wish I could.”

HBO which produces Game of Thrones has up to five spin-offs from the show currently in production. The final season of the show, scheduled to air in 2019, will reportedly have the biggest battle in entertainment history.

The network released a description for The Long Night as follows: “Taking place thousands of years before the events of Game of Thrones, the series chronicles the world’s descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour. And only one thing is for sure: From the horrifying secrets of Westeros’ history to the true origin of the white walkers, the mysteries of the East, to the Starks of legend… it’s not the story we think we know.”

If the prequel does indeed get made to order, it would mark the first time in HBO’s history that a follow-up series has been made to one of its shows.

See which other famous stars celebrated 70 years in 2018 alongside George R. R. Martin.


George R. R. Martin has revealed the title of the first of the highly anticipated Game of Thrones prequel television shows. He confirmed on his website that the series will be titled The Long Night. He Tweeted, “Casting is now underway for THE LONG...

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Justin Bieber’s #burritogate Scandal’s Surprising Explanation

Back on October 26, Justin Bieber was spotted doing something unusual according to reports – eating a burrito sideways like an apple. It was a paparazzi photo seen around the world, and many were reportedly left confused and some even upset by the pic. Surprisingly, news stations picked it up, while blogs went wild over it.

The story was picked up by USA Today, Vice, Vanity Fair and the San Francisco Chronicle, among others. Victoria’s Secret Model, Chrissy Teigen, came to Bieber’s defense Tweeting, “the only way they should be eaten tbh, ends are just carb factories.”

Now, the truth has come out that the burrito-harmonica moment was all staged, and even more shockingly, the person in the photo wasn’t Bieber, it was a Canadian lookalike named Brad Sousa. The entire thing was staged and set up by a team of YouTubers called “Yes Theory” where Sousa dressed up the singer’s doppelgänger. After posting the image on Reddit, the team waited for the internet to do its thing. They also reposted it to another subreddit where it soon reached the top spot. The team were swamped with media requests for interviews and played along before deciding to reveal their elaborate prank.

“Yes Theory” posted a video of the prank, detailing how they got together with Sousa and watching the paparazzi take videos in order to capture his current hairstyle, tattoos, sense of fashion, and mannerisms. The ensuing photos were snapped, leaked, and posted, and thus an internet meme was born. “We were trying to think of something that would offend the internet,” the team explained in the video.

What was the reason for the prank? “We wanted to prove a point, that staging a story, as goofy as it was, can be done much more easily than most people can imagine,” “Yes Theory” explained. The question remains, however, does Justin Bieber know how to eat a burrito? We’ve got a feeling that the next time Bieber’s in the vicinity of a Chipotle, all eyes are going to be on him.

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Back on October 26, Justin Bieber was spotted doing something unusual according to reports – eating a burrito sideways like an apple. It was a paparazzi photo seen around the world, and many were reportedly left confused and some even upset by the pic...