Morning food for thought: 5 trending March topics to jumpstart your day
Raise your hand if you’re the kind of person who is hardly able to see colors in the morning before you have a cup of coffee.
We thought so.
We know mornings can be rough, which is why we’re providing a little pick-me-up in the form of re-caps of some of the most viral, heartwarming and just plain hilarious internet hits of every month — plus a video detailing a few morning hacks to boost your a.m. routine.
Below are a few tidbits of content from March to make your morning that much better.
"BBC dad"’s on-air blooper inspires laughs (and parodies)
The internet collectively lost its mind over this video clip of a man’s two kids adorably video-bombing his on-air appearance. In the midst of a (very serious) interview on the topic of the impeachment of South Korean President Park Geun-hye, the interviewee’s two kids come comically marching in the room — followed shortly by a distressed woman who quickly removes the children (but not without a bit of a struggle). BBC dad handles the interruption like a champ, somehow managing to keep a (mostly) straight face throughout the whole thing.
The video inspired its fair share of memes and parodies that have gone almost equally as viral as the original clip.
News flash: March was cold.
Year after year, the internet occupies itself with its favorite pastime: Complaining about the weather. In the face of an exceptionally warm winter, this year has resulted in fewer Snowmageddon and "polar vortex" hashtags — but when the Northeast finally saw some snow this month, the internet didn’t disappoint.
This slow-mo video, for example, of Amtrak passengers getting absolutely demolished by a shower of slush as a train passes, had us in stitches.
And in New York, this tweet of a Lake Ontario home blanketed in sheets of ice gave us the epic "winter is coming" photo we’d so been craving.
The Teletubbies get freaky
In what might possibly be the freakiest music video mash-up of the past decade, this rendition of Missy Elliott’s "Get Ur Freak On" is … well, frankly, there really are no words to describe it. You just have to watch it for yourself.
The video, a perfectly cut masterpiece by YouTuber Robert Jones, is weirdly spellbinding. The internet thought so too: The video currently sits at more than 360,000 views.
SWSX took over newsfeeds
This year’s South by Southwest festival brought the latest tech innovations, concept cars, artists, television hits, films and more to our newsfeeds. From ’90s nostalgia (Hanson reunion!) to lavish tech-meets-fashion unveils (Google’s connected Levi’s jacket) to totally freaky trailers (the debut teaser for the latest adaptation of Stephen King’s It), this year’s festival lived up to its reputation — and to the beloved host city’s main mantra: Keep Austin weird.
Upcoming: More March Madness upsets
Basketball fans are never so simultaneously thrilled and upset as they are during the month of March. If the March Madness brackets that have dominated our lives this past few weeks are any indication of what’s to come, there are even more upsets in store for the tail end of the popular NCAA tournament.
This year’s bracket-busting competition has included shockers like the victory of Wisconsin over number-one-seeded Villanova in the tournament’s second round and South Carolina’s upset victory over Duke. Sports analysts everywhere are eyeing the ACC, which has some explaining to do for this year’s lackluster performance. Only time will tell which team will emerge victorious — but don’t ask us to stop the speculations around the watercooler. That’s at least half the fun.