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What’s Happenin’ Around the Social Web? April 11 – 17

This week we watched Bubba Watson win his second Masters tournament and filed our taxes. We also heard about the sinking of a South Korean ferry. But the list of this week’s most popular stories on social were a little different. Let’s take a look.

24 People Who Applied for the World’s Toughest Job Were in for Quite a Surprise

A job listing for a “Director of Operations” involved working at least 135 hours a week, $0 salary, and no vacations. Only 24 people inquired and their webcam interviews were recorded. We won’t ruin the surprise, but the video is worth a watch. We agree that it’s the #worldstoughestjob.

Rancher Wins “Range War” with the Feds

Calvin Bundy’s herd of cattle have been grazing along the riverbed in Bunkerville, Nevada for over 140 years. The Bureau of Land Management claimed the cattle were grazing illegally on federal land and were going to remove the cattle. Protests ensued, and the BLM ultimately decided not to enforce the court order to remove the cattle.

Southwest Flight Attendant May Be the Funniest Comic Alive

The pre-flight safety speech often gets tuned out by passengers, but this Southwest Airlines flight attendant not only gets her passengers’ attention, but keeps them laughing for the three minute schpiel.

5 Sky Events this Week: Full Lunar Eclipse and Lord of the Rings

The lunar eclipse got most of the attention for what we saw in the sky this week. Meanwhile there were four other phenomena also happening for sky watchers to observe.

William and Kate Squash Baby No. 2 Rumors with a Wine-Tasting Trip

The web’s kept an eye on William and Kate’s tour of New Zealand, which included a visit to military families, and cuddling with puppies. Their recent travel has caused the rumor mill to churn out ideas that the Duchess is expecting baby #2. Kate squashed those rumors with a wine tasting and a white water rafting adventure.

Which of these stories did you like the most?

  • maddyume

    I’m testing this out