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Pokemon GO has become an international phenomenon, easily being the most talked about topic in recent days.

Below are some of the most heartwarming, amazing, and hilarious experiences as told through reddit, Twitter, and imgur. Check them out!


1/19) "I went out onto one of the biggest party campuses in the US last night at midnight, strictly to catch Pokemon and hit up Pokestops. I felt ridiculous driving out there, I thought "maybe there will be a few people doing the same and I won't look so odd." As I drove down the main downtown street I saw them.

Herds of people of all types out in the streets yelling out what Pokemon were where. There were HUNDREDS of people outside the bars. More outside than in! When I parked I realized the 3 most popular bars were all Pokestops...and they all had lures. I hung out there for about an hour then just sat back and watched what 10 year old me could only dream of. I watched people who would never interact with each other strike up friendships, I saw old and young people comparing what they had caught, people out on dates, people coming out of the bars to catch something then go back in.

At one point someone yelled "THERE'S A RHYDON IN THE STREET!" and from my position I could see 50+ people all turn their cameras in the same direction to reveal the beast. For a moment there WAS a huge stony rhinoceros in the middle of downtown. It was real.

For as silly as it was, I will never forget that moment. This game is unreal, it's bringing people together."

-TheBirdCop

2/19) RipMyKarma posted: "I never thought I could get to say this and mean it:"


3/19) "So I was out on the town in the middle of the night with my buddy. We were sitting in his car next to three Pokestops that we all lured. Just chillin' and catching Pokemon and such. Then I see a homeless man across the street shatter two windows of an asian restaurant.

Called 911 for the very first time, they were there within minutes. In less than 30 minutes they had the guy cuffed and on the sidewalk. If it wasn't for Pokemon Go, nobody would have even been over there to see the incident. It was completely dead there, in the middle of the night until this game."

-Atheist_MOnk

4/19) While some Pokemon Go players were incredibly disrespectful and vandalized a memorial sign at a park in DC, the common good prevailed once again:



Click on the next page for even better Pokemon Go stories!

5/19) There have been skeptics towards the game's popularity, but this Pokemon master put it perfectly!

6/19) "I'm a caregiver to those with mental and/or physical handicaps. Today, a co-worker and myself were talking about PoGo and how she found a Squirtle in her salad before she came to work.

Later on after everyone but one client (we say "clients", not "patients") is in bed, he starts playing with one of our phones. He's a quiet and sweet young man who only says a few garbled words as his form of communication, other than that he is quite mobile and capable.

He soon sees the all-too-familiar Pokeball that opens the PoGo app. "Pock-mon!" he cheers. "I play?"

Who could say no?!

Not soon after, he is quietly yet excitedly prowling around the day-room and hallways of the group home, hunting down anything that pops up on the screen; with the help of an incense I activated for him.

He caught a few Rattata ("Ratty!") and a Weedle. ("Wrrrm!")

He hasn't expressed interest in anything for a few months, so this is a big deal!"
-Puff-N-Stuff

7/19) "360lb guy, just finished a successful 4 mile long walk for Pokeballs.

Trying to use PoGo as a motivational tool to get my ass moving. With my girlfriend at work and both of us low on Pokeballs, I took it upon myself to gather a few 'balls for the both of us. Must have hit 30 PokeStops in my travels, hatched an asston of eggs, and sweat through every article of clothing I own (worn and otherwise).

My right foot is one giant blister. It looks like a poorly wrapped package of 80/20 hamburger. I think I'm going to go lie down."
-Kaysauce

8/19) Animal shelters have been using the game's popularity and movement to encourage good deeds!



Click on the next page for some creative tricks to playing the game!

9/19) "Today I went to a park alone and there was a carousel ride opening up at 10:00am. It happened to be right under two PokeStops AND a Gym. I dropped two lures and hopped on the carousel and rode that mother fucker until my eggs hatched, I took over the gym, and the lures stopped.

I am a 24 year old male."
-westicide

10/19) Have to rack up those miles? This guy figured out the best way:


11/19) Pokemon GO has done its part to help marriages! Five stars!

12/19) You bet that churches are doing their best to take advantage of the Pokemon craze!



Click on the next page for some truly heartwarming stories!

13/19) "Today my grandparents were visiting and we began talking about their day. My grandfather said he was amazed how many young people were out walking the streets again, he had the biggest smile on his face while he said it.

Then he added that my Grandma and Grandpap were going to carry some bags of soil to their back yard when 3 people walking up the street offered to carry it all for them. While talking it came up in conversation that those 3 people were playing Pokmon Go.

So thank you Pokmon Goers for making my Grandparents day. They were so happy."
-Stonewall_Casey

14/19) Cops are doing their part to make sure everyone...finds the Pokemon.


15/19) Pokemon GO is even helping grandparents connect with their grandchildren, such as this reddit user:

Bloobaloobin: "My grandpa just sent me this"



Click on the next page for some...unfortunate stories involving Pokemon GO!

16/19) Make sure you learn how to play first, or you'll end up like DrDoctor13:

17/19 Some people decide to think outside the box to play Pokemon Go. This guy went a cut above:


To the last page for the best ones yet!

18/19) Everyone from you and me, to the President of Israel, are going nuts over Pokemon Go!


19/19) And as reddit user jennej_dstab pointed out, it's an opportunity for businesses:



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Have you ever been reading a book, watching a movie, or even sitting down for a fantastical cartoon and began to salivate when the characters dig into some doozy of a made up food?

You're not alone.

Food is apparently fertile ground for creativity. Authors, movie directors, and animators all can't help but put a little extra time and effort into the process of making characters' tasty delights mouthwatering even for audiences on the other side of the screen.

Read on for a perfect mixture of nostalgia and hunger.

AllWhammyNoMorals asked, "What's a fictional food you've always wanted to try?"

Some people were all about the magical foods eaten in the magical places. They couldn't help but wish they could bite into something with fantastical properties and unearthly deliciousness.

Nutritious

"Enchanted golden apple" -- DabbingIsSo2015

"The Minecraft eating sounds make me hungry" -- FishingHobo

"Gotta love that health regeneration" -- r2celjazz

"Pretty sure those are based off the golden apples that grant immortality. Norse mythology I think?" -- Raven_of_Blades

Take Your Pick

"Nearly any food from Charlie and the Chocolate factory" -- CrimsonFox100

"Came here to say snozzberries!" -- Utah_Writer

"Everlasting Gobstoppers #1, but also when they're free to roam near the chocolate river and the entire environment is edible." -- devo9er

Peak Efficiency

"Lembas" -- Roxwords

"The one that fills you with just a bite? My fat a** would be making sandwiches with two lembas breads and putting bacon, avocado and cheese inside. Then probably go for some dessert afterwards. No wonder why those elves are all skinny, eating just one measly bite of this stuff." -- sushister

Some people got stuck on the foods they saw in the cartoons they watched growing up. The vibrant colors, the artistic sounds, and the exaggerated movements all come together to form some good-looking fake grub.

The One and Only

"Krabby patty 🍔" -- Cat_xox

"And a kelp shake" -- titsclitsntennerbits

"As a kid I always pretended burgers from McDonalds were Krabby Patties, heck from time to time I still do for the nostalgia of it all. Many of my friends did the same thing." -- Thisissuchadragtodo

Cheeeeeeeeese

"The pizza from an extremely goofy movie. The stringy cheese just looked magical lol" -- ES_Verified

"The pizza in the old TMNT cartoon as well." -- gate_of_steiner85

"Only bested by the pizza from All Dogs Go to Heaven." -- Purdaddy

Get a Big Old Chunk

"Those giant turkey drumsticks in old cartoons that characters would tear huge chunks out of. Those things looked amazing, turkey drumsticks in real life suck and are annoying to eat."

-- Ozwaldo

Slurp, Slurp, Slurp

"Every bowl of ramen on any anime, ever." -- Cat_xox

"Studio Ghibli eggs and bacon" -- DrManhattan_DDM

"Honestly, any food in anime. I swear to god half the budget no matter what the studio goes into making the food look absolutely delicious." -- Viridun

Finally, some highlighted the things that aren't quite so far-fetched, but still far enough away that it's nothing we'll be eating anytime soon.

That tease can be enough to make your mouth water.

What's In It??

"Butter beer" -- Damn_Dog_Inappropes

"came here to say this. i was pretty disappointed with the universal studio version which was over the top sweet. it was more of a butterscotch root beer. i imagine butter beer to be something more like butter and beer, which wouldn't be crazy sweet, but would have a very deep rich flavor" -- crazyskiingsloth

Slice of the Future

"The microwave pizzas in back to the future two" -- biggiemick91

"I've been fascinated with those for years! They just look so good!" -- skoros

As Sweet As They Had

"The Turkish Delight from Lion Witch & Wardrobe. The real ones I had weren't bad but nothing special." -- spoon_shaped_spoon

"Came here to say this. I know it's a real thing, but I always imagined that it must have been amazing to betray your siblings over." -- la_yes

"You're used to freely available too sweet sweets. For a WW2 era schoolkid, it would have represented all the sweets for an entire year." -- ResponsibleLimeade



Here's hoping you made it through the list without going into kitchen for some snack you didn't actually need.

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