1. If you’re from Minnesota you drink “pop” and if you’re a New Yorker you throw back “soda.” If you’re from the Northeast you wear “sneakers” and if you’re from everywhere else you rock “tennis shoes.” Buzzfeed has these great heat maps showing who says what where.
2. Over the last week, thousands of Turks have been protesting their government. But the Turkish media is mum about the whole thing. Like, really mum. Like, one network showed penguin documentaries while people were out in the streets. Until last night. Game show host Ali Ihsan Varol decided to use some veiled references to the Turkish government’s failed crackdown on dissent. Kudos.
3. What do you do if you drop one of your cymbals while performing the national anthem? Well you follow Andrew Pawelczyk’s lead, discard the other cymbal and salute your country.