Eight online trends that broke the internet last week

  • Shibani Bedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jun 16, 2015 18:04 IST

Life these days is hectic. And what gets more hectic is keeping up with all the developments and trends (or the lack of it) around you. With social media ­bursting at the seams with all sorts of interesting/­incredulous stories (some real, some not so), we give you an insight into eight such incidents that, as per our sharp eye, managed to bring the internet down.

Foreign hand
British actor/comedian Russell Brand and American alternative rock band, Puddle of Mudd, are coming to perform in Delhi end of this month. Please pray there is no security, weather or parking hassle. Remember Metallica and Alt J (the first time)?

Rise of the yuccie


Being coined as a spawn between Yuppies and Hipsters, the Yuccies (aka Young Urban Creative) seemed to have joined the many (dys)functional categories of the millennials. They are, supposedly, driven by the same career drive as yuppies but with the creative streaks and tastes of a hipster. Special treat


A lizard apparently scurried from under a burger that was served to a ­passenger in an Air India flight from Delhi to London. The said passenger had asked for a ‘special meal’ which led to this. Deja vu?


The trailer of the film Katti Batti, starring actors Kangana Ranaut and Imran Khan, released over the weekend. Rushes remind us of Hollywood’s 500 Days of Summer (2009), but we are only speculating! And, it's a wrap!


The season finale of the epic TV series Game of Thrones aired on Sunday, and amid all the shock and gore we figured Jon Snow still knows nothing. And, this time, neither do we. We will save you the spoilers! Belly button challenge


The Chinese social media went ­berserk with an online trend called the ‘Belly Button Challenge’ which involves reaching your hand around your back, touching your belly ­button and taking a picture. A new body image problem, anyone?

Ream to reel


Author JK Rowling’s last book, Tales of Beedle the Bard, which was penned before the Harry Potter series, is set to be made into a movie. Rumour has it that Oscar-winning actor Eddie Redmayne will star in it.

He trended
Actor Arjun Rampal trended for a whole day on microblogging website Twitter on Saturday, for a campaign against body odour, apparently. Social media has a sense of humour, and smell too, we realise.

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