Photo wRap: Sporks, cats and vice presidents
MANILA, Philippines - Making sure you don't miss out on anything, the Rappler Social Media Team collates the top photos that goes viral every week.
Shaping what went on from November 11 - 17, 2012, here is a run-down of photos that got a lot of attention and would be really hard to miss.
Judging by the cat's color
How judgmental can people be?
Apparently, so judgmental that we even judge cats by the color of their coats.
In a survey conducted by Psychology researcher Mikel Delgado, she and her co-authors asked 189 respondents to rank different colored-cats based on what they think is the cat's most dominant personality. In the criteria of traits were "active, aloof, bold, calm, friendly, intolerant, tolerant, shy, stubborn, and trainable."
Results say the respondents find tortoiseshell cats as intolerant, orange cats and bi-colored cats as friendly, white cats as calm, while black cats had no positive or negative traits standing out.
Do you agree? (Source: Buzzfeed)
Swag! US President and Vice President strike a pose together
"I want to thank my friend and partner of the last four years, America’s happy warrior, the best vice president anybody could ever hope for, Joe Biden." United States President Barack Obama said Wednesday, November 7 (Manila time) during his victory speech.
The Philippines can only wish to get a photo and a relationship like this from their president and vice president.
IMF chief Lagarde meets Philippine Vice President Binay
With President Benigno Aquino still ill on the day the world's 8th most powerful woman came to pay him a visit in Malacañang, Vice President Jejomar Binay instead met with International Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director Christine Lagarde at the Coconut Palace on Friday, November 16, 2012.
In Binay's Facebook post afterwards, he said Lagarde stressed that the Philippines -- an IMF borrower for 4 decades is now a lender to countries in distress, especially those in Europe. according to the official Facebook page of Binay.
If you've been to YouTube, Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr lately, then you've seen this viral video of a young female passenger of the Light Rail Transit (LRT) shouting at a lady guard.
What stuck with the online community was this passenger's 'mean girl' way of saying "I'm a liar?" which they so easily tagged as "Amalayer" instead.
Immediately, the incident trended on Twitter and generated memes.
While we think this has gained more attention than it should, we'd just like to give out a friendly reminder to the Filipino online community: In whatever you do on social media, be aware that what you say and do may hurt someone.
What's amazing about optical illusions? It's because they amaze you, silly.
Have a quick glance at this photo below and guess what it is before you read on.
It's a draining kitchen sink! Don't tell us you didn't get that? But no, really, don't tell us. (Source: Buzzfeed)
No spork in England?
It's not surprising that the tweet of One Direction's Liam Payne inquiring about what a spork (spoon and fork in one) is got over 95,000 retweets and 80,000 favorites. What we're surprised to know is that he's never seen a spork in his entire life!
That's it for this week's photo wRap. Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments below. - Rappler.com