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September 23, 2015 Annoying your friends with cold, hard facts

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College Humour is huge. Their videos get four million views a week, and their website says that their target audience is eighteen to forty-nine (sorry fifty year-olds), which shows how they have burst the banks of humour for people who are actually at college, and are pushing their way onto screen across the world.

At times that pushing is more welcome than at others; while they definitely have some dud videos that are capitalising on twelve year-old boy levels of humour, sometimes they strike gold, like with the Adam Ruins Everything series. I hope that he does ruin everything, because I would watch him do it.

These videos are clever, well-researched attacks on things that seem perfectly benign, like pugs, but actually have a sinister past, and therefore, a sinister present. Look deeply into those adorable brown eyes.

Pug

 

Do you know why you’re circumcised? Do you know why your pug has a squashed-up face? Do you know why you’re obliged to tip waitstaff (at least in the USA), or why so many modern women are still hanging out for an engagement ring? Click on the links, and Adam will tell you why.

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Kate Cole
is a journalist and student at the University of Sydney