New ‘Fortnite’ emote is never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down

Just like that, rickrolling is an official piece of the Fortnite experience.

There’s a new emote in the Fortnite item shop called “Never Gonna.” If the name wasn’t enough of a giveaway, the $5 buy is indeed Rick Astley’s dorky white dude dance from his seminal (for internet trolling, at least) 1987 hit single, “Never Gonna Give You Up.”

The British pop star even gave the emote his personal seal of approval in the only place that really matters, Twitter. (Sound up, folks. It’s not a rickroll if you already know it’s coming.)

Most of you probably know about rickrolling, right? It’s that internet meme prank where someone lures people into clicking a link for something that’s ostensibly interesting. But when they click the link and reach their destination, they find this….

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That’s more words of rickroll explanation than the internet has probably seen in some time. But that’s also why this Fortnite emote is kind of cool. Lots of young people play this game! So Fortnite recognizing and immortalizing the rickroll is actually a weird, digital form of generational storytelling.

Fortnite is helping to keep ancient (relatively speaking) relics of early social media alive and well in 2020. You absolutely love to see it.

The 15 horniest reality TV shows, ranked

This year Mashable is celebrating the season of love with Horny on Main, an exploration of the many ways that thirsting for sex affects our lives.

Is there anything more delightfully horny than reality television? 

I used to call reality TV my guilty pleasure, but I don’t pretend that I’m ashamed anymore. I’m a proud defendant of overproduced, alcohol-drenched trash shows. They’re loud, dramatic for no good reason, and rarely follow a cohesive storyline. Still, they’re so much fun to watch. The most enjoyable part of the show is never the plot, but the sheer desire embedded in each and every episode. That’s the human condition, baby. 

Here is a ranking of the 15 horniest reality shows allowed to air on television.

15. The Bachelor 

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The reality TV gods will smite me to dust for this, but I don’t think The Bachelor is very horny! Yes, there’s drama, and yes, there are infamous windmill shenanigans, but the chaos is limited because everyone is vying for the same love interest. 

14. Naked and Afraid

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You would think that making two nude strangers survive in the wilderness would be sexy, but any desire is pretty limited when you’re swatting away mosquitoes. In this clip, two contestants are literally spooning, but they’re too busy fighting the bugs to get it on. Not cute! 

13. 90 Day Fiancé

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It’s impossible to tell whether any of the contestants on 90 Day Fiancé even like their significant others, much less want to bang them. Granted, sex probably takes a back seat when you’re faced with the immense pressure to get married in three months or risk your partner getting kicked out of the country, but still. Nobody on this show seems to have a libido. 

12 . Bachelor in Paradise

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The Bachelor is disappointingly puritanical at times, but Bachelor in Paradise is a shitshow. With a constant rotation of new, equally horny men and women and the pressure to get romanced or risk elimination, Bachelor in Paradise is more fun to watch than The Bachelor. Why watch one crusty guy hand out roses to women who deserve more when you can watch six! 

11. Ex on the Beach

Here’s where the horniness picks up! Ex On The Beach is pure, unadulterated chaos with plenty of adultery. It’s a combination of every trash show you’ve ever loved, combining cast members from dating shows that already exist with their exes. If you’ve ever wanted to watch upsettingly beautiful people get trashed, trash their exes, and then rebound with each other’s exes, this is the show for you.   

10. Survivor 

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Technically Survivor isn’t about hooking up. But its contestants must perform freakish feats of strength to stay on, and often do it in very little clothing. That’s enough for me.  

9. Vanderpump Rules 

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There are countless messy moments on Vanderpump Rules, but Lisa Vanderpump’s withering glare is what makes it so delightfully horny. If she ever told you to “hand in your fucking resignation,” you’d probably burst into tears, but be kind of into it. Don’t lie. 

8. Literally any show about tiny houses

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Hear me out: There is nothing hotter than multi-use surfaces. Tiny house shows — no matter what platform they’re on — are hot in an aspirational way. It’s unlikely that I’ll ever live out my cottagecore dreams in a converted off-the-grid school bus, but I can at least fantasize about it.  

7. The Circle

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Even if its contestants can’t see each other in person, The Circle is brimming unabashed horniness. It’s contained though — contestants can flirt, but only by dictating their sexts to the platform. Pour one out to the poor Circle employees who have to transcribe “eggplant emoji, water droplet emoji, tongue emoji” into actual emojis.

6. Ghost Adventures

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Look, everyone on these ghost-hunting shows wants to bang the spirit of 19th century aristocrat. That is all.

5. Chef’s Table 

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Chef’s Table doesn’t feature any romances, but what is hornier than high quality, slow-motion shots of gourmet dishes? It’s called food porn for a reason, folks.

4. Terrace House 

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The Japanese reality show Terrace House is like Big Brother, if Big Brother had any chill. Hot people searching for love try to feel out relationships with their roommates, while a group of nosy hosts watch and egg them on. It’s quietly sexy, but the real sex scenes are in the house’s daily group dinners. No dating show showcases food as gloriously as Terrace House does.

4. Love Island

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Here’s the premise of Love Island: A group of attractive strangers are put together in a remote island mansion, and must couple up or risk elimination. Whether for love, friendship, or a transactional alliance, the contestants are also forced to recouple throughout the series. This is the chaos that Bachelor in Paradise wishes it could embody. 

3. Are You The One?

Like any dating reality show, the contestants of Are You The One? need to couple up for a chance to win the grand prize. The most recent season incited some extra drama, bringing in contestants of every gender expression and sexual orientation. What happens when you put 16 very horny, sexually fluid people in one tropical paradise? Disaster, but in a hot way. 

2. The Great British Bake Off

For a show that doesn’t involve partying, sex, or budding romances, The Great British Bake Off is possibly one of the horniest shows still running. Look at all those strong baker hands kneading dough and whisking batter! The innuendos only add to the fun. 

1. Jersey Shore 

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Jersey Shore comes out on top as the horniest reality show in television history. It was the first show that made me fall in love with the delightfully trashy world of reality TV, from the nonstop partying to the endless disastrous hook ups. It’s far from a wholesome show — there are so many blatantly problematic scenes — but you have to admire how openly its cast discussed sex and how often they wanted it. 

Elon Musk’s Boring Company finishes excavating Las Vegas tunnel

After three months of digging, Elon Musk’s Boring Company has completed its excavation of a transportation tunnel beneath the Las Vegas Convention Center, the company tweeted Friday.

The Boring Company retweeted a video from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority account that shows an excavator breaking through the ground at the end of tunnel, which will ferry people around the sprawling convention center. At the end of the project, the tunnel is supposed to transport up to 4,400 people per hour without causing any noise or vibration on the surface, the company claimed back in May.

It’s kind of like a monorail or tram that you’d find at an airport, but with Musk’s name attached to it.

The tunnel spans about a mile underground and is only the first of two tunnels that will be dug under the LVCC, the Reno Gazette-Journal reported. The next step for the company is to disassemble its massive excavator and transport it to the next area where it’s set to dig.

Along with this project, The Boring Company has plans to dig more loops under Las Vegas connecting to the McCarran International Airport, downtown Las Vegas, the Vegas strip, and more. The end goal is to connect Las Vegas with Los Angeles.

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority expects the LVCC tunnel to be ready to roll by January 2021.

We ranked the horniest holidays and Valentine’s Day isn’t first

This year Mashable is celebrating the season of love with Horny on Main, an exploration of the many ways that thirsting for sex affects our lives.  

Listen, horniness is a huge part of romance, and social norms means we don’t talk about that nearly enough. 

Well, not here at Mashable. We’re spending the week talking about all-things-horny in honor of Valentine’s Day, which got me thinking: Sure, Valentine’s seems like it’s the horniest holiday… but is it really?

My controversial and brave opinion is as follows: No.

Naturally, this led to carefully ranking the horniness of 20 holidays (1 being the most horny, 20 being the least). 

1. Fourth of July 

Fireworks. Bathing suits. Beaches. More fireworks. Casual beers. Summer heat and summer skin. Parties. Double entendre voice: Even more fireworks. 

2. New Year’s Eve 

Everyone’s drunk on booze. Everyone’s drunk on the promise of the New Year. Everyone’s looking for someone to kiss. That’s horny, folks.

3. Thanksgiving Eve  

For the college-aged crowd, this might just be the horniest day of the year. All the Youths go home and hit the bars — looking for the high school crush that never panned out.

4. Valentine’s Day 

I get that it’s corporation-mandated horniness but alas, Valentine’s Day remains horny. 

5. Labor Day 

It’s the end of summer, bathing suits, etc. Everyone is trying to take the season out with a bang. Bonus points that it’s a long weekend, which makes people just a little more likely to get wild. 

6. Halloween 

Something just comes out of people when they’re dressed as someone or something else. 

7. St. Patrick’s Day 

St. Paddy’s is in the top 10 simply because people get absolutely blotto and lose all ability to control their horniest impulses. 

8. Christmas Day 

Have you even listened to Christmas songs? Like a good one-third of them are horny as hell for Santa. 

9. Memorial Day 

Pretty much the same as Labor Day but it’s not quite as warm yet and you’re probably kinda cold at the beach. 

11. Christmas Eve 

You’re probably not working, which is a plus for horniness. It’s a nice time of the year. (Plus.) But you’re likely with family. (Minus.) And you’re likely pretty full from a nice meal. (Minus.) 

12. New Year’s Day 

Being too hungover to even think about bumping uglies is a real, real feeling that many suffer through on NYD. 

13. Black Friday 

I mean, I guess shopping for deals could be horny? I don’t know? Capitalism? 

14. National Chicken Wing Day 

This is a big holiday for me. I love wings. Like, I’m legit a regular at Buffalo Wild Wings. But, sadly, wings aren’t really a horny food because there’s just no way to look good eating them. 

15. Groundhog Day  

I don’t know. This just feels like the right spot for Groundhog Day. 

16. Pi Day 

Math ain’t horny, pal. 

17. Flag Day 

You just know that a certain kind of person out there — someone who unironically sings Proud to Be an American and really belts the line “Cause the flag still stands for freedom” — that’s getting all horned up for Flag Day.

18. Star Wars Day 

See: Flag Day but for a smaller subset of people. 

19. President’s Day 

Get your presidents OUT OF MY FACE, that is NOT horny. 

20. Thanksgiving

Everyone is gross. Everyone is too full. Nobody is feeling it and, besides, the post-gluttony nap is better than sex. 

UFO sighting? Could this be a ‘UFO fleet’ over an Arizona desert?

Footage of unusual activity in US airspace has emerged online. And prominent alien life advocate Scott Waring believes the strange lights are likely to be a small fleet of alien UFOs.

Waring, who shared the bizarre footage on his site, said: “I’m calling it a UFO fleet.”

He said: “This UFO fleet was recorded by a eyewitness who watch as the lights in the sky disappeared one by one.

“UFOs such as these have been seen around the world from Taipei city to Rapid City, while similar sightings have occurred in South Dakota.”

However, the self-proclaimed UFO expert admits there could be a more prosaic explanation for the strange lights ion the sky.

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He said: “Can these be UFOs? Oh hell yeah, such reports, videos and photos of this type of glowing alien craft exist going back many decades.

“I just cannot see the military flying and dropping flares in such bad overcast foggy weather, so .

“Also the fact these lights are in triangle formation makes me confident they are not flares. Flares are most often dropped in lines.”

Waring claims the video was posted by a friend on Youtube called Willease.

Waring added: “He is a trustworthy guy who insures he posts original and authentic footage.”

In the shorter than two minute clip a male voice off camera is heard to say: “This looks interesting.

“There are, two, three, four, five, six lights flying over Yuma and I really do not know what they are.”

The footage is then acknowledged by the same voice this could be explained by the poor quality of the camera.

Bigfoot FOUND? Yeti video goes viral after legendary creature is spotted in the wilderness

Two stunned hikers in eastern Ohio may have spotted the creature, capturing the strange sight on camera. The two men claim to have spotted the yeti in Salt Fork State Park. The video of the Sasquatch has since gone viral. 

One of the men wrote in a post with the accompanying video that they got permission to fly drones. 

The post said: “My friend and I got permission to fly our drones at Salt Fork State Park in Ohio.

“While we were there we heard many strange noises and we believe we may have found the Ohio Grassman/Bigfoot/Sasquatch.”

“Ohio Grassman” is a local name for Bigfoot.

The video shows a tall bear-like creature covered in fur wandering among the trees.

The video has garnered more than half a million views since it was posted on February 2.

However, the video has had plenty of skepticism from YouTubers. 

One user quipped: “I once thought I saw a unicorn while I was driving on I-77 one evening.

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There have been other sightings of Bigfoot in the area, according to local news. 

An area of the Salt Fork State Park has also been branded Bigfoot Ridge.

More than 10,000 people in the US have allegedly encountered Bigfoot over the past 50 years. 

One third of the sightings have taken place in the Pacific northwest of the US. 

There are even several organisations that are dedicated to the research and investigation of Bigfoot. 

End of the world: Coronavirus panic and African locust plague spark Bible apocalypse fears

The deadly disease has now claimed the lives of more than 1,300 people in China and is threatening to become a global pandemic, while conflict in Iran and the African locust invasion have the Middle East on high alert. But, Biblical scholar Melvin Sandelin, has urged viewers on his “Christian Life” YouTube channel not to fear, claiming it is just part of the process for the return of Jesus Christ. Mr Sandellin wildly suggested coronavirus is “just one of the examples” that the End Times prophecy is “being fulfilled” and he is not alone in his thinking.

He said last week: “We know that the end results of the Bible prophecies is that the world is going to come to an end when Jesus comes back.

“As we see these signs increase, we know that we are getting closer to that moment.

“But notice that one of the signs that Jesus gives us for the end of the world is in Matthew 23, verse six and seven.”

The Gospel passage reads: “And you will hear of wars and rumours of wars. 

The end of the world could be around the corner, according to the claims

The end of the world could be around the corner, according to the claims (Image: GETTY)

Coronavirus has killed more than 1,300 people

Coronavirus has killed more than 1,300 people (Image: GETTY)

Coronavirus is just one of these examples of how we see End Times prophecy being fulfilled

Melvin Sandelin

“See that you are not troubled, these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.

“For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. 

“And there will be famines, pestilence and earthquakes in various places.”

Mr Sandellin added: “2,000 years ago Jesus made the prediction that in the time before he would come back the world would not be free from disease and outbreaks.

“Despite the modern efforts being made by the medical world, new diseases and outbreaks still take place.

“The Wuhan coronavirus is just one of these examples of how we see End Times prophecy like this being fulfilled in front of our very eyes.

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Melvin Sandelin

Melvin Sandelin urged viewers not to worry (Image: YOUTUBE)

“As the whole world is sucked into this media-furled fear for the coronavirus, Jesus said ‘don’t fear’.

“These things must happen, they are a sign of what is soon to come, Jesus is coming back soon.”

Meanwhile, a locust swarm “as big as a major city” is wreaking havoc in Africa and experts say it could grow 400 times the size by June, spreading to Uganda, South Sudan and further North, threatening the Middle East.

It is almost like a page out of the Bible’s Old Testament book of Exodus.

A chapter reads: So Moses stretched out his staff over Egypt, and the Lord made an east wind blow across the land all that day and all that night. 

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A locust swarm in Africa is causing concern

A locust swarm in Africa is causing concern (Image: GETTY)

Donald Trump is at the centre of heightened tensions

Donald Trump is at the centre of heightened tensions (Image: GETTY)

“By morning the wind had brought the locusts, they invaded all Egypt and settled down in every area of the country in great numbers. 

“Never before had there been such a plague of locusts, nor will there ever be again. 

They covered all the ground until it was black. 

“They devoured all that was left after the hail everything growing in the fields and the fruit on the trees. 

“Nothing green remained on tree or plant in all the land of Egypt.”

A pastor in Kenya’s capital said he was asking for God’s forgiveness following the invasion earlier this month.

He said: “It is not normal that the country has been invaded by desert locusts and having rain in the month of January. 

“I am here to repent our sins and ask God for forgiveness because something is wrong somewhere and also ask God for His visitation. 

“God bless you all, call the Lord and he will hear your prayers.”

Last night, a rocket attack slammed into an Iraqi base in the province of Kirkuk, where US bases are stationed.

It was the latest saga following heightened tensions between the US and Iran which have been mounting since Donald Trump ordered the assassination of General Qassem Soleimani on January 3.

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What is Coronavirus? (Image: GETTY)

California-based prophecy writer Bill Salus told viewers on his YouTube channel “Prophecy Watchers” that “Iran is the elephant in the room in the Middle East, he’s the bully”.

Mr Salus suggested that God is angry with the current Iranian leadership and that Christians should watch recent events as they are likely to fulfil biblical prophecies.

He added: “I really do believe this is going to lead to other things.

“This is number one on my radar.”

The popular Christian novelist Joel Rosenberg, who in recent years has led trips of evangelical leaders to meet with leaders in the Middle East, said that while he is cautious about saying that prophecies from the Bible are unfolding right now, he takes those forecasts from the Old and New Testaments seriously.

He interprets biblical texts such as Ezekiel 38, which describes a forthcoming war, as meaning that Iran will ally with Russia and attack Israel. 

He says that Jeremiah 49, which describes the destruction of a nation, promises God’s judgment, as well as his eventual blessing, specifically on the nation of Iran. 

Utah Health Officials’ Jokey ‘SL, UT’ Condoms Don’t Go Over Super Swell With Governor

Health Department officials in Utah thought they had a cute idea for combatting HIV: Give away 130,000 condoms with sexy-sly, Utah-themed names. But the gimmick fell flat with Republican Gov. Gary Herbert.

The multicolored condom packages boasted names like “Greatest Sex on Earth (a play on the Utah slogan the “Greatest Snow on Earth”), “SL, UT” (that’s Salt Lake, Utah), “Explore Utah’s Caves,” “Enjoy Your Mountin’,” and “This is the Place,” which Mormon leader Brigham Young uttered when he entered the Salt Lake Valley.

The campaign was ordered halted hours after it began — but not before some 42,000 condoms had already been distributed, reported The Salt Lake Tribune.

“The Governor understands the importance of the Utah Department of Health conducting a campaign to educate Utahns about HIV prevention,” Herbert’s office said in a statement. “He does not, however, approve the use of sexual innuendo as part of a taxpayer-funded campaign, and our office has asked the department to rework the campaign’s branding.”

The Health Department issued a statement apologizing for the “offensive packaging,” and “asked our partners to stop distributing them immediately.”

Ahmer Afroz, executive director of the Utah AIDS Foundation, which was one of the partners distributing the condoms, argued that the messages might be effective for the target market.

“I understand it’s not necessarily the best messaging for everyone, but I would argue: If it’s not the messaging for you, you may not be the person who most needs to use these prevention tools,” Afroz told the Tribune.

Before the governor’s office stepped in, Erin Fratto of the Health Department’s Prevention Treatment and Care Program, spoke up for the packaging.

“If the condoms are fun, relatable, sex positive — people are more apt to talk about them,” Fratto said, and, presumably, use. 

The Health Department launched a website with information on safe sex to accompany the condom giveaway and its “H is for Human” campaign. The website was “temporarily offline” Thursday.