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Woman’s Viral Hunger Games-Style Tinder Date Is Just A Marketing Stunt

Well, that was awkward.

Dozens of men showed up to a New York park, thinking they were meeting one woman for a date, but she had very different plans for them. Natasha Aponte was inviting drama into her love life — or so it seemed.

As it turns out, the viral story of men flocking at Union Square to meet the date of their dreams was just a marketing stunt. The gig was just like the hidden-camera footage of a woman being catcalled.

Natasha wanted dozens of men to battle it out Hunger Games-style for her heart.

Source: Twitter

The initial story was about a woman who has been using Tinder over the past month. She then decided to arrange for hundreds of guys to meet her at the same place, at the same time, unbeknown to each other.

Smart idea? No. Juicy scoop? Definitely.

With that said, the story quickly became viral. However, the twist didn’t end there. It is now confirmed that the phony date was actually a stunt for a “viral marketing agency.”

Marketer Rob Bliss of Rob Bliss Creative said that they “will be releasing a video Thursday that explains the entire project and story.” Bliss Creative specializes in creating “viral campaigns” and this latest one reportedly focused on modern dating.

Natasha is actually a model and an actress in real-life.

Source: Norman Ding

Once the men were all there, Natasha went up the stage and gave a speech about the stunt. She claimed that she thought dating apps were “difficult” and so she had an idea to “bring everyone in person and see how that goes.”

Some of the attendees can be seen leaving of their own accord, and possibly deleting their Tinder accounts as soon as possible.

Source: Pexels

Natasha then started to dismiss those who didn’t fit her criteria. After a series of elimination rounds, a video of the spectacle shows at least ten guys still participating in a sprinting competition. It’s unclear who, if anyone, won the coveted date.

Bliss didn’t say much about the project and pointed out that “no product or service of any kind” was involved. He then noted that Natasha is a real single woman who is “passionate about this issue and has been harassed.”

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Funny And Strange Questions People Asked Librarians Before The Internet Was Born

We are lucky we can get answers with a few clicks.

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Did you ever think what life was like before the birth of the Internet? Nowadays, whenever a question pops into your head, there is a ready answer stored somewhere in Google’s archives.

Pre-Internet days, people used to turn to the ever-ready librarians for answers. Some years back, a New York Public Library staff discovered a box of cards with people’s search questions directed to the librarian. Take a quick stroll down memory lane.

“Any statistics on the lifespan of the abandoned woman?”, a caller wanted to know in 1963.

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Vietnamese Homeowner Uses Old TV Sets To Build A Fence

Yes, you read that right! There is a whole fence made up of television sets.

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Remember the last time you got excited over a television set? Some house owner in the Vietnamese island of Hon Thom took it to the next level by piling up dozens and dozens of television sets to form an entire fence.

Yes, you read that right. There is a whole fence made up of television sets.

Facebook user Thanh Tien visited Hom Thom and found an unusual house with old discarded television sets as its fence.

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Girl Falls Off Escalator After Doing Risky Challenge

Netizens believe she got what she deserved.

Doing a challenge has become the trend these days. Although dares had already been happening for decades, it’s only these past few years that it became an “in” thing, mostly because these people want to go viral on social media.

Men do it. Women do it. Kids do it. Even elderly people do it! Watching someone doing a challenge is sometimes amusing, but some unlucky ones fail miserably.

Just like this one young girl, for example. She had to learn the hard way not to mess around with an escalator!

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