Can You Remember What Happened This Week? Prove It!

James LeVeque

Another week has passed, and more events have occurred, some of which we’ll eventually forget about entirely or mangle into vague, hazily remembered recollections. But let’s focus on the here and now, and see what we can recall about the last few days, shall we? [More]

For-Profit College Or Fictional School: Can You Tell Them Apart?

For-Profit College Or Fictional School: Can You Tell Them Apart?

When coming up with the name for a institution of higher learning, you often want to find that sweet spot where academia, history, and marketability meet; and you also have to make sure no one else is already using that name. [More]

Go Full MacGyver With This 5-Step Process For Getting Gum Off Your Jeans

Go Full MacGyver With This 5-Step Process For Getting Gum Off Your Jeans

So you’ve gone and sat in a wad of gum. Sucks, huh? Don’t despair. You might still be able to salvage your favorite pair of blue jeans with the help of some unexpected gum-removing tools that might already be sitting around your house. [More]

How Well Do You Remember The Last Few Days? Take The Consumerist Quiz

Sean Tubridy

Think you’re a smart one, eh? Well, you obviously have impeccable taste in websites, but how well did you absorb all the news of the last few days? It’s time to test that memory of yours one more time with the Consumerist Quiz! [More]

Quiz: Craft Beer Or Roller Derby Girl?

inajeep & Mike Matney

If there are two fun, creative groups of folks in this country who just can’t turn away from a good pun, it’s small-time beer brewers and roller derby girls. But can you tell which is which? [More]

Punch Up Your Real Estate Listing By Posing In A Panda Costume In Every Photo

Punch Up Your Real Estate Listing By Posing In A Panda Costume In Every Photo

If you’ve ever spent hours online looking for a home — especially in a region where most of the properties have similar layouts and designs — your eyes might glaze over as you skim through countless nearly identical photos. Then, wait — was that a woman in a panda suit? [More]

Test Your Memory Of The Week That Was With The Consumerist Quiz

Brad Clinesmith

A lot happens in a week; not all of it sticks in your brain the way it should. How much can you recall from what you’ve read in the last few days? It’s time to test your memory once again with the Consumerist Quiz. [More]

Test Your Memory Of The Week That Was With The Consumerist Quiz

Joel Zimmer

A lot happens in a week; even one shortened by a holiday Monday. How much can you recall from what you’ve read in the last few days? Test your memory with the Consumerist Quiz. [More]

Will DIY Air Conditioners Really Keep You Cool This Summer?

Will DIY Air Conditioners Really Keep You Cool This Summer?

Don’t feel like plunking down upwards of a few hundred bucks for a window unit air conditioner? No, of course you don’t; that was a silly question. At the same time, you probably don’t want to spend the next few months baking in the summer heat. You could McGyver one using ice and some stuff that’s sitting in your garage gathering dust, but will it make your life any more tolerable? [More]

John Oliver Reveals Illicit Global Cadbury Creme Egg Conspiracy

John Oliver Reveals Illicit Global Cadbury Creme Egg Conspiracy

Did you know that Cadbury Creme Eggs aren’t just a sickeningly sweet, vaguely holiday-themed treat? No, according to truth-telling TV personality John Oliver, they are also the epicenter of a global conspiracy involving classic Christmas movies, Bono, gold, and affordable airfare. [More]

John Oliver Rewrites Apple Ads To Make Them More Honest About Encryption

John Oliver Rewrites Apple Ads To Make Them More Honest About Encryption

On Sunday’s Last Week Tonight, host John Oliver looked at length at the ongoing, complicated legal battle between Apple and the FBI, which has asked a court to compel the tech company to rewrite its software to allow authorities to search crime suspects’ locked iPhones. And while Oliver ultimately came down in defense of Apple’s position in the matter, he also believes the company could be more direct about presenting the reality of the situation. [More]

Lawyer Bombarded With Errant Texts Demanding Free Chipotle Burritos

Lawyer Bombarded With Errant Texts Demanding Free Chipotle Burritos

On one end of the wrong-number spectrum is the lawyer who still gets calls and texts intended for Sir Mix-A-Lot, on the other end is the D.C.-area attorney who received some 300 text messages yesterday from people seeking free burritos from Chipotle. [More]

If you've been texting Sir Mix-A-Lot and he hasn't responded since 2012, you probably need to update your address book.

Interesting Things Happen When Verizon Gives You Sir Mix-A-Lot’s Old Number

If you’ve ever gotten a new phone line with a number that previously belonged to someone else, you know how annoying it can be to repeatedly tell callers that “No, this isn’t Carl. Yes, I’m sure I’m not him. No, I can’t pass him a message.” But when you get the former number of a ’90s rap superstar, the calls and texts are slightly more interesting. [More]

Selling “Silence Of The Lambs” Killer’s House Not As Easy As You’d Think

Selling “Silence Of The Lambs” Killer’s House Not As Easy As You’d Think

As we saw with the prolonged attempt to sell Cameron’s house from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, having your property featured in a famous movie is no guarantee that it will be snatched up at a good price. Just ask the owners of the Pennsylvania home used in the Oscar-winning horror film Silence of the Lambs. [More]

Hotel That Inspired “Fawlty Towers” To Be Torn Down

Hotel That Inspired “Fawlty Towers” To Be Torn Down

More than 45 years ago, the uptight manager of an English hotel inadvertently inspired Monty Python’s John Cleese to create a comedy legend. Now comes news that this landmark of sitcom history will soon be demolished. [More]

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How Well Do You Remember 2015? Take Our Quiz To Find Out

With only hours to go before we bid adieu to 2015, it’s time to look back and see how much you can recall about the year that was. [More]

InterContinental Hotels Surprises Loyalty Members With Customer Care Number Connecting To Adult Chat Line

InterContinental Hotels Surprises Loyalty Members With Customer Care Number Connecting To Adult Chat Line

UPDATE: A spokeswoman for IHG told Consumerist that the company had sent Spire Elite members an email alerting them to the incorrect number printed on their cards in September, and that they should expect to receive a new card in the mail. [More]

Furniture Company Mocks Coupon Fine Print With Rambling 350-Word Disclaimer

Furniture Company Mocks Coupon Fine Print With Rambling 350-Word Disclaimer

For years we’ve been highlighting ridiculous coupons with fine print so restrictive that it basically ruins all the fun of saving money. In that spirit, the folks at home furnishings chain Lovesac decided to create a discount that is nothing but fine print. [More]