Study unveils the recent effect of coronavirus on humor
The spread of coronavirus has given rise to a surge of humor throughout the world. This was reported by digital anthropologist KB Strelka Daria Radchenko in an interview with Moslente.
She clarified that today's humor is not mainly about the threat of the epidemic per se, but about quarantine, hygiene practices, remote work and training.
“In fact, now texts are emerging that respond not so much to the epidemic itself as to the ways to defend against. A norm is emerging before our eyes, and since it is new, we do not all agree with it, and it is not clear yet how to live in this new reality. And humor just becomes a way to work them out, ”explained Radchenko.
The specialist also said that during some big events, mass production of jokes is usually included. This is due to the fact that when something unusual happens, people want to unite.
“This means that we all know the same facts - we share the same agenda, and this is important. We have common values, common norms - we laugh at the same thing, ”she said.
An outbreak of COVID-19 pneumonia caused by a new type of coronavirus was first recorded in December 2019 in Wuhan. On March 11, the World Health Organization announced that the situation could be described as a pandemic.
As of today, there are more than 3,5 million people infected, over 245.243 deaths and 1,1 million people have recovered.
The coronavirus pandemic has made new “deserts” across the world. Most of the world's major cities, like London, New York and others, are empty, without any soul on the street. As humans are isolating at home, wild animals have started to take over the streets and feel free.
Several pictures taken by photographers or simple people around the world, captured the guests, including deer, goats and others roaming through the streets wild animals. Sometimes busy and loud cities, are now silent and open for this creatures, who came to inspect the human life and show up their importance in our life.
In London and Nara (Japan) , herds of deer are rumoring the streets. In London a herd of deer was spotted resting in housing state, the deer felt so well that they laid down on the grass and spent the day in silence. There were some viral pictures on internet which shows the London Eye, Chinatown, National Gallery and other places totally empty.
In Llandudno, Wales, some mountain goats were spotted in the streets on March 31.
In Italy several wild boars were spotted throughout northern, in Bergamo was seen even one mother walking through empty streets with her offspring.
Several puma were seen walking around the streets of Santiago, Chile, it is said that they came for food.
In India, Tirupati, there were seen a herd of deer wandering along a road in the city.
During the lockdown, more than a billion people worldwide are staying at home, self-isolated and socially distancing themselves from one another to avoid the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
When staying in quarantine, people start creating funny things. Some people invent funny games, other creative occupations. While spending the whole day at home, let’s see how others are spending their time, maybe we find something good for us.
A person in lockdown starts seeing his house as a big and luxurious castle, or a battlefield, even that floor is lava. Jimmy Fallon was wandering where the human creation can get, and started a challenge with the hashtag #ImSoBored.
The comedian asked people to tell him funny things they have done to pass the time in quarantine. Yes, boredom is the path to creationism, new ideas and funny actions.
James Thomas Fallon is an American comedian, actor, television host, writer, and producer. He is known for his work in television as a cast member on Saturday Night Live and as the host of late-night talk show The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and before that Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
The Tonight Show is the third longest running show on NBC,and due to coronavirus it got a quarantine rendition. Since Fallon’s show, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and other late-night shows that spread good mood and fun have suspended production due to the pandemic, the Fallon found a good solution. Jimmy created the "At Home Edition” episode which are coming out live from Fallon’s home.
In the United States, kittens from the Atlanta Humane Society visited fish and jellyfish in the Georgia Aquarium, which suspended their work due to COVID-19.
Since the Georgia Aquarium closed due to the established quarantine during the coronavirus pandemic, fish and jellyfish didn’t have any visitors. But recently, they greeted unusual guests: rescue kittens and puppies from the Atlanta Humane Society, got the opportunity to explore the marine life from the other side of the glass.
The photos which appeared on internet show how the tiny animals admire the life of different fish and also jellyfish, which seemed to be very interesting creatures. The photos will full your heart with admiration and cuteness, seeing near the big blue tanks, little fluffy creatures, melts everyone’s heart during quarantine.
Two pups named Odie and Caramel can be seen playing around the tanks and enjoying the visit. The other visitors: Nemo, Dory, Guppy, Marlin and Bubbles, are the tiny kittens whose names are very appropriate to the unexplored marine life. In social networks, it is showed a video of how cats climb the glass wall of the aquarium, trying to get to the water inhabitants, while their marine brothers ignore what is happening. Judging by the video, the kittens liked the jellyfish more.
Boris Johnson, who became infected with coronavirus, was transferred to the intensive care unit. His pregnant girlfriend doesn’t want to be tested.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was diagnosed with coronavirus a week ago. Jhonson was previously hospitalized with coronavirus, he was transferred to the intensive care unit. The reason was the worsening of his condition.
When Johnson was hospitalized The Downing Street premier's office issued a statement saying that, at the doctors' advice, Boris Johnson agreed to be admitted to the hospital for a thorough set of tests. The decision was made in the context in which the 10-day coronavirus symptoms presented by Boris Johnson do not improve, on the contrary. "At the recommendation of his doctors, the prime minister was admitted to the hospital for analysis," a statement from his Downing Street office said.
"The prime minister thanks the medical staff for his incredible effort and asks the population to respect the Government's recommendations to stay indoors, to protect the national health system and to save lives", it is shown at the end of the document.
Boris Johnson's fiancée, Carrie Symonds, who is pregnant, announced on Saturday that she had the main symptoms of coronavirus on Twitter and that she is feeling better after seven days of rest. "I spent the last week in bed, with the main symptoms of coronavirus. I didn't need to be tested, and after seven days of rest, I feel stronger and recover, "noted Symonds.
According to The Guardian, Carrie Symonds has been isolating herself since Johnson was tested positive. The prime minister remained in isolation at the Downing Street residence, while Symonds, who normally lives with Johnson, posted a photo of her in self-isolation at Camberwell with his dog Dilyn.
Boris Johnson's fiancée is five years younger than the prime minister's eldest daughter..
Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds entered British history as the first married couple in Downing Street, the premier's official residence in London. Carrie Symonds, former Conservative Party communications adviser before being named 'First Girlfriend', has remained quiet since the installation on Downing Street.
Boris Johnson already has four children since his second marriage to Marina Wheeler, and his eldest daughter is five years older than his girlfriend.
Even if we spend time in the house, that doesn't mean we don't have a lot of activities we can do. From reading, cooking, meditating, sports to watching series that have become classics.
And in case you have no idea what to watch, we come to you with a series of recommendations that you should consider.
1. The Twilight Zone
If you're a fan of fantasy series, then The Twilight Zone is right for you. In fact, the series is a continuation of another, produced between 1950-1960 by screenwriter Rod Serling. From horror, mystery or extraterrestrials, you will find them all in the series.
2. Mad Men
Although it ended five years ago, the Mad Men series is still appreciated. It captures the story of Don Draper, played by actor Jan Hamm, and the advertising agency he works with, Sterling Cooper Advertising Agency. The action takes place in New York in 1960. You will see how, both women and men, will be put in positions of power and will try to reconcile their personal and professional lives.
3. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar, protagonist of the series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, is that elegant girl, always fashionable, ready to conquer the world. The series features the adventures of a teenage girl who starts on the trail of vampires.
4. Breaking Bad
Another classic fast-paced series is Breaking Bad. It ended seven years ago, but it is still being pursued. The series captures the story of Walter White, a chemistry teacher who, after being diagnosed with cancer, is told he has two more years to live. So, in order to protect his family and ensure their financial situation, he is entering the dangerous world of drugs.
5. Twin Peaks
You've definitely heard of David Lynch's Twin Peaks so far, so you should give him a chance. The series debuts on a rather strange note, more precisely with the murder of Laura Palmer. Her body is discovered in a lake, and with it, the true personalities of the protagonists are revealed.
6. Arrested Development
Another series that you should include in your list is Arrested Development. And we say that because he has a family in the foreground, namely Bluth, who despite having been financially successful, now has problems.
7. The Office
If you have ever had a weird boss or had a coworker you didn't understand, then you should look at The Office. The serial is a perfect representation of the different human characters you can meet in the workplace.
8. Parks and Recreation
Similar to The Office is Parks and Recreation. Leslie Knope is a bureaucrat from an Indiana Department of Parks and Recreation who wants to beautify the city. Her plan to turn a construction site into a park is hampered by government bureaucracy, but also by other challenges.
9. Star Trek: The Next Generation
You've certainly heard of the famous Star Trek series so far, and if you haven't had the opportunity to watch it so far, well, that would be the time. Producer Gene Roddenberry conceived of a world in which gender and racial equality were normal during space exploration.
10. The X-Files
X-Files was one of the most successful series. The mystery, but also the tension between Fox Mulder, played by David Duchovny, and Dana Scully, played by Gillian Anderson, will make you watch the entire series. The cases investigated by the FBI department are new, almost unexplained, and their solution is hindered by the hidden forces.