Friday Fun

Friday Fun

Mountain Dew Truck Does Kickflip, Spill Automatically Transforms Freeway Into Chill Skatepark


Yesterday morning, a truck carrying America’s greatest export, Mountain Dew, turned over on freeway I-70 in Pennsylvania, causing hundreds of bottles of the deliciously caffeinated nectar to clutter the road and back traffic up for hours. As if out of nowhere, hundreds of skateboarders descended on the scene, just to chill and practice their ollies. Xbox scores across the Northeast region of the U.S. plummeted to terrifying lows as gamers everywhere learned the devastating news and flocked to stores to begin to hoard Mountain Dew. Or at least that’s how we like to imagine it.

The highway has since been reopened and no major injuries were reported.

Rumor has it that the X Games will take place on highway I-70 next year.

Friday Fun

Twitter Temporarily Suspends Tool That Serves as Anonymous Gossip HQ for the Tech Set

(Screencap: Can't Tweet This)

Sometimes Betabeat comes up with some especially caustic zingers or insidery complaints that we know we can’t really tweet, and yet the urge to share them is painfully strong. Enter Can’t Tweet This, a Twitter anonymizer that allows anyone to tweet anonymous missives, aggregated on the handle @canttweetthis_.

Unfortunately, Twitter momentarily suspended @canttweetthis_, but the site account was back up and running not too long after. Bryan Morrissey, the Editor in Chief of Digiday who co-created the account, said on Twitter that the account was suspended for “sending unsolicited @ messages to users.”

“They will not silence Mr. Anonymous for long,” he promised. Read More