Matador is always scouting out memes and news and photos, and analyzing the latest trends in travel and pop culture, for, invariably, a few laughs.

From ridiculous exploits in travel, music, food service, and other industries, to bizarre moments that occur at the intersections of two different cultures, irony and humor return us back to ground level.

Photo: Risto Kuulasmaa

Man Runs 2 Miles in Flippers and Scuba Mask

9 things you get addicted to bartending

A truck spilled its cargo of Fireball Whiskey all over the highway

Corgi Con is San Francisco’s fluffiest beach party

All-you-can-eat Chinese buffet closes in two weeks after diners eat too much

Big Ben is under construction until 2021, and tourists aren’t happy

Maldives resorts are done with “influencers” requesting free stays

A 100-year-old tortoise went traveling but moved just one mile in a week

A passenger tried to sneak a python through airport security

Play real-life Mario Kart in these Japanese cities

8 pieces of advice for new bartenders

This cat has lived in Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia for 14 years

7 ways to humiliate yourself as a bartender

This city in Japan is suffering from a ninja shortage (despite the crazy high salary incentive)

This monster-themed bouncy course is the world’s longest

8 reasons why everyone should bartend in their life

A raccoon climbed a 25-story building in St. Paul, captivating the city

Relive your childhood on this inflatable Island in the Philippines

My toilet tour of Europe

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