Nine More Ridiculous Clickbait Spoilers! Wow!
I’m on a roll!
I have found that there are people who despise clickbait headlines as much as I do. People who refuse to click on stories like, “I Went Into a Grocery Store to Buy Cereal. You Won’t Believe What Happened Next.”
We—my readers and I—are sick and tired of exaggerated and outright deceptive headlines. We want to know what a story is really about without having to pay tribute to a sleazy website that’s trying to trick us into clicking.
My revenge on the worst offenders? I do the clicking for you, and offer you these clickbait spoilers.
Spoiler: The billions of plastic trash particles floating in our oceans represent a serious problem. Greater minds than this 19-year-old’s have considered (and rejected) his solution, however. It seems to be a matter of building long chains of floats that “capture and concentrate the plastic before it can then get out into the ocean.” (Here’s why it won’t work.)
Spoiler: It’s a TED talk by author Andrew Solomon. As for the “one” uttered by his 4-year-old? At Solomon’s 50th birthday party, his kid said: “If you were little, I’d be your friend.”
Clickbait: Get Motivated and Feel Better in 60 Seconds
Spoiler: It’s a video of people doing outdoorsy activities, with superimposed motivational quotes such as “The only way out is through.” Kind of uninspired, really.