TikTok users and fans understand how easy it is to spend hours and hours sitting around and watching videos. With that said, the company is giving parents more control over how long their children can spend on the app.
The Clock is Ticking Faster
With the new Family Safety Mode, parents can control how long their kids can spend on TikTok. The founders of TikTok have teamed up with some of its most-followed personalities to create videos that remind people to get off TikTok. The videos tend to appear after someone has spent a lengthy bit of time watching them without doing anything else. The users that are not in Family Safety Mode can scroll past these videos; however, people that are using TikTok with parental control will not be able to watch any longer.
Now With a ‘TikOff’ Mode
The new family safety mode will also allow parents to restrict who can send their child a direct message or turn off the option and not receive any messages at all. With this mode, they can restrict the type of content their kids can see while using the app. It’s currently available in the UK; however, it will roll out to other markets in the upcoming weeks.
Is TikTok Without the New Family Mode Safe for Kids?
TikTok is a mobile app that allows users to create unique short videos. They range from 15 seconds to 60 seconds. Users can add stickers, use filters, and all kinds of video editing options so that anyone can become a content creator. By creating these videos, users gain likes in the form of heart symbols. They get followers and receive comments. The more you have, the more people view your creations. Is it safe for your kids to use the app without the Family Mode? It’s debatable and up to parents to decide.
Have you ever glanced at something you just had to double-check? Well, this world is full of all types of strange and unexplainable things. Nevertheless, we rarely attempt to explain these abnormalities. It’s far more comfortable and enjoyable even to marvel at any spectacle because of our natural curiosity towards new things. It’s an instinct we are quite ready to revel in and rightly so. Get ready to unleash your inner curiosity with these 40 weird and sometimes hilarious pictures.
Literal Air Sneakers, 100% Air
Very few things are as transparent, both metaphorically and plainly, as the Air branded shoes. Sure the marketing idea behind the name was to assure buyers of comfortable walking.
But these guys added something extra in the package. I’m sure your eyes won’t miss the transparent material used here, an authentic product right there.
I don’t know who the evil genius is behind this prank, but some kid did an amazing job making sure it’s impossible for him to do his chores.
By the time his parents are done chiseling the mop free from the ice cube, it will be bedtime. Hats off to you my good man!
Man’s Best Friend
Legend has it that Randy once lost his dog Ruffles at a county fair, and he’s been wearing his face on a t-shirt ever since. A heart-warming story of man’s best friend.
Ruffles, on the other hand, seems to be sporting a shirt with a completely different dude’s face on it. Is this a case of mistaken identity? Is that even you, Ruffles? This is confusing enough as it is, and don’t get us started on the face-swap photo.
It’s every middle-school nerd’s favorite day of the year, the medieval fair, and Alex showed up this year. He’s got the chainmail print, he’s rocking that tabard, and he even invested in the codpiece (not pictured…).
Things seem to have taken a turn for the worst, though, when it comes to the programmed lunch swap. Alex spent all last night cooking a rustic turkey leg fit for a knight of the kingdom and he got gifted scooby snacks? Oh, heck no!
One Of Us
Life’s hard when you’re a chicken. You’ve got a tiny brain and you spend most of your time pecking from the endless corn supply by your feet. Throw this red herring into the mix and it might as well be The Twilight Zone!
This poor feathered fellow doesn’t know whether he should be attacking or courting this attractive looking red valve. He better act fast though, because his coop cousins are looking to get in on the action.
Fail Of Epic Proportions
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, I present to you the winner of this year’s Shoddy Design Award: The Little Engineering School That Couldn’t. Apparently as soon as construction finished on this monstrosity it was deemed too unstable for use!
It seems crazy that nobody would have spotted these unsupported upper floors earlier on in the design stage. Maybe they were understaffed and let the interns do the heavy lifting on this project? Either way, it’s a fail of epic proportions!
The Future Is Now
Everyone should be proud of their heritage, but this guy turned it up to 11. His mama’s Italian, his dad’s an extreme-sports loving American, and he’s got the best of both sets of genes.
Fed up of living in the shadow of his big bro Giuseppe, Tony’s finally breaking out of his shell. Spaghetti skateboard? He’s getting good feedback on the prototype. Pizza quad-bike? Patent pending, jabronis. Switch over to the teleshopping channel, homies, the future is now.
A Mesmerizing Vision
This sensual curtain arrangement has to be the double-take of all double-takes. That poor boy scout doesn’t know what hit him! There he was in class minding his own business, doing a little community service when BAM!
It’s difficult to say how long he stood there, mesmerized by the vision in front of him, but his classmates were more than happy to take a photo, which will definitely be brought out again during the best man speech at his wedding years later!
First Time At The Rodeo
These dudes were clearly sent by their wives for a double daddy-daughter date and a bit of fresh air. Unfortunately, it seems like this WAS their first time at the rodeo.
“Come on, girls, your mom wants one of those selfies!” says Jeff, completely oblivious to the shambles unfolding just behind him. Props to his buddy AJ for catching the girls fall. We wonder what bribe the girls will request what to keep quiet about the bad parenting!
Tiny Wheels, Big Dreams
Mikey doesn’t play by anyone’s rules, not even his own. You’re all out there on your bicycles and electric scooters thinking you’re all that. To Mikey, that’s a chumps game, and don’t get him started on unicycles.
It might take five times more effort to ride than a regular bicycle, but if your bike ain’t taller than a truck, you ain’t even in the game, son! Interested viewers should keep their eyes peeled for Mikey’s hot new VH1 series ‘Tiny Wheels, Big Dreams.’
There’s something strange about this statue. Is it the webbed feet? No, that’s probably like a reverse mermaid kind of situation. Is it the peachy backside? Nah, even Michelangelo’s David had a juicy bottom. Oh wait. IT’S THE GIANT OYSTER HEAD.
A lot of people use art as a way to externalize their emotions or create a fantasy, but please. If your fantasy is a webbed-footed peachy-bummed bombshell oyster, it might be better if you keep that one locked away.
Dedicated News Reporter
This reporter has to be the most dedicated employee in this media house. The guy won’t let grandma’s crocheted piece get between you and your news.
Yes, a little to the left Mark, that’s it. Carry on. See how you can still decorate your TV knowing very well your news guy is going to lay down the days reports regardless of anything.
The Egg Collector
I bet your chicken doesn’t love you the way these birds adore their owner. Bob here must have been out picnicking with his birds when they met up with the resident photographer.
He just had to snap one with the ladies and mister in the back row. It’s all smiles and clucks until breakfast time, however, when Bob must have his eggs poached.
Who Says Cats Hate Water?
Cats are notorious for hating water, especially when it touches their fur. It’s like the only water they’re okay with is the sips they take when thirsty. But these mega felines don’t seem to harbor the same resentment towards water.
In fact, under the searing sun, these big boys look like they are thoroughly enjoying their time in this barrel.
This Lovely Deer Enjoying The Human Life
Everyone hates moving houses, humans and animals alike. But if you’re moving from the jungle to some other posh estate complete with a warm, soft, and extremely bouncy bed, who is going to fault you?
Besides, you have a loving host, a feed bowl, and even a personal portrait staring down at you as you sleep.
A Sloth In Class
You must be wondering how this went. Short answer, nothing happens. The sloth must have just sat down and wonder how to get the book open. But then again, he is smiling at the camera.
Either way, he still looks excited on the first day. Those claws won’t be holding any pens, at least not regular ones.
Master Of The Sea-Birds
If you are marooned on a desolate island, remember that sea birds aren’t just food, they could be your ticket back to civilization. Just make sure you have plenty of gifts for them.
They love bread and will instantly fly over to pay homage—and probably lend you their wings if you are convincing enough.
Has Anyone Seen His Head?
Rarely do you see headless people walking about town unless maybe it is the end of the world. Well, for Halloween, this guy decided to lose his head at home and wander about the streets.
It sure seems adventurous to be walking about without direction. But what if you get curious as to where you are, how will you see where you are then? It still is a pleasing experience, so live a little and drop that round head you’ve been hauling all your life.
Big Cats Too Fear Shots
There have been a lot of tigers getting stretchered away lately. Besides the increased activity around the zoo, seeing his fellow mates lying lifeless at the mercy of humans is getting Mr. Stripes on edge.
He can’t afford to take a rest. Who knows, he might be the next one on the stretcher.
An Actual Piggy-Back
Rarely do you see popular culture being acted out right in front of your eyes. This farmer was lucky his pet pig was docile enough to give him a ride back home on its back. Rarely will you ever get a piggy-back ride from an actual pig.
See how effortlessly it carts away his precious human. Big Precious here, as he’s aptly named, hardly recognizes his owner’s weight. China sure is an interesting place to live in.
Tropical Birds Indeed
Touted as the beauties of the jungle, birds from the tropics indeed live up to that reputation. This trio, for instance, resembles different fruits, all of which are native to the tropics. They are an extremely adorable bunch, but be careful not to bite into one of them.
That would be an awkwardly crunchy fruit. If these do not satisfy your curiosity, then hop on the next plane to any tropical paradise and get a closer look at these magnificent animals.
Hiking In The Desert
Despite being the hottest places on earth, deserts rarely show their hand. If you feel that heat is the worst way to experience the wilderness, then you are mistaken. Just ask Brian over here.
Dude must have been hiking without a care in the world and somehow tripped and grabbed along all these painful needle-plants. Even the medics are unsure how to help him with all those cacti.
What do you do when your horse now wants to play a more significant role in your bank heists? Being the getaway ride can be a pretty dull job, so why not give the young stallion a chance.
This one here had extreme potential and even managed to take down the guard all by himself. The owner must be proud of him right now.
One Straw, Two Different Personalities
At face value, these straws are identical but have different purposes deep-down. The one on the left is better suited for couples on a romantic date. It even has the heart shape in an upright position.
But if love is the last thing you feel, then the 2-in-1 configuration will blow you away—more so if you use the exact drinks in the picture.
Hardly Anything Explosive About This Dog
Well, the vest indicates the puppy’s job description, but the word doesn’t do this dog justice. She looks well behaved, calm, and obedient. Also, aggressive hardly describes the dog.
Therefore explosive may suit it if it was in action. Otherwise, it is in stark contrast to the animal’s demeanor.
Even Dogs Get Midlife Crises
He must have had an intense argument with the missus to be here this late. It’s way past dog bedtime and the bar is even empty. Buddy here, however, seems to have a hell lot on his mind. He hasn’t touched his drink yet.
He had better remember to take home a bone for his partner or all hell will break loose tonight.
This Was Some Costume Party
These are bizarre costumes, even by Halloween standards. The guy, for instance, looks like a cross between an actual man and some demon-like creature. Especially when it comes to what seems to be his tongue or goatee.
His partner, though toned down, lends credence to his shocking display. Even the innocent bystander is visibly startled.
Badges Of Honor?
Sure looks like the cover of a European rock band except, of course, for the lack of actual musicians. The boy must be the star in this family, seeing as he holds pretty much all the tableware in the house.
But how many hands do you need to hold so many spoons? Or is it just about how many spoons you need to eat with?
Long-necked Furby, creepy skeleton hands, and two impeccable hotdogs. There’s a lot to unpack here. This photo was clearly unearthed from a lonely college student’s Imgur account. He didn’t get invited to the party, so he brought the party to himself!
It was Jean-Paul Sartre who said ‘hell is other people.’ Switching friends for inanimate objects worked for this philosophy student: no-one to diss his dystopian thesis, no one to steal his girl, just him and his Furby. Forever alone.
Working Fox Earning His Keep
Life must be hard out in the woods for Mister Fox to join human workers in the rat race. Dumpster diving doesn’t appeal to this working-class fox.
At least this way he will be able to afford some fresh sausages for the family instead of stale kitchen waste. Maybe he can teach the future generation a little something about order and getting in line.
High Rise Computing
PC gamers build some pretty impressive gaming rigs. Most of the time, state-of-the-art tech is the norm. Cable management and visually appealing designs are most preferred. But then again, it isn’t exactly cheap to come up with an imposing rig.
To get around this costly affair, this gamer decided to opt against housing his computer parts. It is way cheaper to have them suspended from the ceiling. Just pray an earthquake doesn’t hit home.
Those Owls Must Be Tiring
These burrowing owls came out for some sun in the wrong neighborhood. Mommy owl is annoyed at keeping four hungry and curious baby owls entertained.
Showing them to the neighbor should keep them occupied for a while longer before Dad comes back with some grub. She sure can’t wait to be done with this task and shift duties with her partner.
Angriest Chicken So Far
Now that is a stare that shouts “bloody murder.” Who had the unfortunate run-in with this cockerel that completely ruined his day. He’s also probably not in the mood to crow.
The other farm animals had better wake themselves up because this guy is plotting his revenge. It’s better not to get too close; you would never know what’s playing in that small head.
How Heavy Are Cats?
This little fella has been sleeping on that spot long enough to make a crater on the paved driveway. He needs to watch his weight lest resting may be the only thing possible.
His calm demeanor will have some thinking he just landed from space or something. A cosmic cat sent by the gods with a message for this household.
Being an only child sure is the dream for any kid. All the attention, toys, and treats for you alone. This cub is well aware of the benefits of being the only kid in the family.
So the guy gets to work to ensure that the benefits keep on flowing. Daddy will curse a little but it is for the greater good, as the young prince sees it. The determination plastered on his face and drawn-out claws mean serious intent
If Experience Was A Man
“Now hold still son,” says the barber to his client. Experience is written all over his face and even his client trusts him. The future barber back there patiently observes and marvels from a distance. Axe shaving is not the go-to method to cut facial hair.
But if you’re a lumberjack cutting wood deep in the forest, an axe is probably the only blade you have. And since necessity breeds invention, an axe shaver emerged from among the men.
Hitching A Quick Ride
Buffaloes are notoriously aggressive and pose a great danger to other big game. Very few animals can measure up to a big male bull. However, it seems that this beast has a soft spot for little birds.
This majestic beast lent his head to the tired ox-pecker. That bird had better not get too comfortable; you never know when this male will encounter a fight. For now, however, this birdie can rest easy.
A Head Complete With Wings
Granted, dinosaurs were immense creatures even by today’s standards. But rarely do people get the idea at just how humongous these reptiles grew. This comparison with a full-grown man gives you a rough idea to this extent.
The flying reptile is no doubt an opposing beast and dwarfs the man standing next to it. We humans wouldn’t last a minute with these creatures roaming the skies.
Cheap Valentine’s Day Package
The season of love is near. So get yourself ready to treat your partner to some beautiful and, at times, awkward date events. One of them is checking out dog behind.
Sounds bizarre right from the get-go, but this lovely couple here finds the experience attention-grabbing. See how thoughtful these guys are towards that puppy’s rear-end. I wonder what could be so exciting back there to capture their attention. I doubt dinner will appeal to me anymore, but if you’ve got the heart and are brave enough, go for it.
If you are always late for something, take care not to miss your wedding. This guy had one of the closest shaves ever in his life.
Judging from the fallen vehicle back there and the group of police, it was a wild ride before he got here. However, he seems not to have a single scratch on his body. What’s more, his gift is still unbroken. Talk about wild luck.
Watching The Sunset
A pair of chairs by the open ocean sets the stage for one of the most profound conversations you can ever experience. Such a scene only deserves the best in terms of communication. So who would you tag along to this place?
It must be someone important in your life or even society. I sure will consider some fallen worldly heroes to talk about their struggles back in the day. That would be quite the storytelling session.
Group Of Elvis Presleys
Everyone who happens to witness this is bound to double-take whatever he’s seen. In all seriousness, however, it’s not every day that you see not one, not two, but three Presleys in the same place.
It’s safe to say, they’re making the King of Rock and Roll proud.
Toilet-Themed Café Anyone?
I don’t know whose bright idea it was to set up a toilet-themed eatery, but it seems to be reaping some decent returns. Either way, residents of Moscow seem to be enjoying the scenery in this weirdly set up café.
Who knows, maybe these guys prefer taking their food from the toilet. Whatever floats your boat, it seems to work perfectly here. They even got the cisterns set up in the right position, just above the clients’ heads—quite the perfect lavatory experience.
In Search Of Global Peace
Geopolitics rarely allow mascots and cheering squads during diplomatic meetings. But if only they understood how motivational these dressed-up dancers are among the crowd.
This pair brought along not one but three conspicuous mascots to cheer up the boring peace-talks. They sure look like they’re succeeding.
Even Bad Guys Start Small
You know what you don’t see a lot of? Evil geniuses in the workplace. What, you though Dr. Robotnik and The Red Skull walked straight out of college into their esteemed positions? Even bad guys have to work their way up.
This rare pre-Death Star photo shows Darth Vader running a Russian nuclear plant. According to his Linked In profile, his greatest achievements in the role included developing a high-powered death laser and restructuring the HR department. A true thought leader in action!
Go Hard Or Go Home
Winter has just set in and you think you have the perfect excuse not to work out anymore? Well, don’t get your hopes up just yet. In China’s Wuhan Province, not even the snow prevents fitness aficionados from getting a dose of that super workout.
Don’t worry about the snow; once you get warmed up, it’ll be a distant memory. This guy already has his groove going.
Such Adorable Looking Eyes
Cats hate water, and it is no secret. However, Kitty here had nowhere else to go as her owner decided she wouldn’t go another day with all her fleas.
To escape, she deployed her only weapon with the highest success rate, her eyes. They convey her message directly into your soul; you wouldn’t hesitate releasing her.
Victory Is Sweet
It sure feels nice to overtake the lead car. But to cap the day, you have to meet up with your victim and demonstrate your perfect pass.
Call it bragging, but Michael sure knows that was a pass worth his post-race briefing time. He probably hadn’t seen Mika back there and would love to next time.
Animals Have Feelings Too
A lot of people disregard animals as being non-sentient beings. But they aren’t just sacks of flesh and bones. The fact that they bear living breath points to a highly complex creature.
This rat, for instance, was caught out in the storm and had to seek out shelter wherever he could find. Notice the cat in the background also seeking shelter. Even humans behave the same way when facing harsh conditions.
How Big Is The Universe?
Our world is defined mainly in superlatives. We, humans, are mere minuscule players in this cosmic arena. Our galaxy spans billions of light-years in size, keeping in mind that it is not the only one in existence.
To give you a visual perspective of just how big things are in space, this tennis ball represents the sun’s scaled down size next to a grain of sand, the earth’s relative size. Profound doesn’t begin to define what the realization of this information means.