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This Woman Didn’t Realize The Earthquakes Were Happening Until She Livestreamed And It Was Hilarious

How will you behave on the day your big end comes? Will your life flash before your eyes? Will you lay down and be ready and calm as a cucumber when it comes time to meet your maker? These are the questions that keep me awake at night about the people I know and they are the same ones that I got to see answered recently during the earthquakes in Los Angeles. You know, the ones that rocked the earth around Ridgecrest California last weekend with a 7.1 magnitude and the rest of us literally shook.

Many of my nearest and dearest had a hard time dealing with the earthquakes in Los Angeles, which weren’t as nearly impactful as the ones at ground zero. Seriously, I’ve felt more shaken while on a Subway.

But anyway.

Instagram influencer Amber Wagner also experienced the earthquakes and she’s also answering my questions about how she’ll behave when she bites the big one.

When her time comes, Wagner’s reaction proves that she will make Hot Cheetos priority numero uno.

During the earthquake last weekend, Wagner found herself in her car when it suddenly started shaking. At the time she was eating Hot Cheetos and live streaming on Instagram. “It’s an earthquake,” she says suddenly when she realizes that her car is visibly shaking. “It’s an earthquake. It’s a mother fuckin earthquake. Bitch y’all feel that?” She asks to no one in the car.

FYI: Wagner has yet to put or throw or Cheetos down. Priorities.

“The mutherfuckin’ windows are shaking on the barbershop and shit. Bitch it’s a big ass earthquake right now. Oh my god,” THEN she puts down the Cheetos before asking. “Oh shit Jesus, is this it?”

Of course, we were all SUPER worried for Amber and her experience…

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Truly.

But also. Slightly amused?

Amber asking NO ONE in the car if they “feel that??” is the best part of the video.

Oh, wait, no. I forgot. This is.

Literally cannot stop, will not stop laughing at this question.

And honestly, mostly it’s just because its a reaction that was just better said than my own.

Which was essentially me crying and calling my mom while I tore ass to get outside. Which apparently you aren’t even supposed to do??

But above all, the greatest thing about this video is Amber’s devotion to that Hot Cheetos bag.

I salute you, Amber. Live long and prosper. And I hope you live streamed or videod your reaction to today’s earthquake because I will be looking out for it.

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Photo Of Volcanic Ash In The Shape Of La Calavera Catrina Is Going Viral

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Photo Of Volcanic Ash In The Shape Of La Calavera Catrina Is Going Viral

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Latinos are nothing if not superstitious. We see signs everywhere and quickly believe anything our abuelas tell us. The latest manifestation that is catching everyone’s attention is the image of La Calavera Catrina in volcanic ash. The volcano erupted in Mexico and the shape of the ash is honestly impressive.

The Popocatepetl volcano in Mexico put on a special show recently.

A resident living near the volcano captured a photo that showed the volcanic ash creating that face of La Calavera Catrina. La Calavera Catrina is one of the most famous symbols of the Day of the Dead celebrations. It is really easy to see the shape taking form in the volcanic ash that is rising over the city.

Naturally, the image is making its way around the world via social media.

Social media is good for sharing things like this far and wide. The internet loves a volcano eruption and Latinos love a superstitious or traditional sightings. This is obviously heightened in 2020 when travel is impossible and omens are literally everywhere.

People are using the natural phenomenon to educate people about La Catrina.

La Calavera Catrina was not always associated with Día de los Muertos. It was originally drawn by artist José Guadalupe Posada as satire to call out Mexicans striving to be European. The description for La Calavera Catrina included the word garbancera, which was a name given to Mexicans who rejected their indigenous backgrounds. The description further calls attention to the Mexican women who, like La Catrina, wore big hats and used so much makeup that their faces looked whiter and whiter.

Over the years, La Catrina became a symbol for Día de los Muertos.

Over many years, Posada’s image has become a major part of the Día de los Muertos celebrations throughout Mexico. La Catrina was always known after her creation, however, it was Diego Rivera who made her famous. The artist created a mural in the historic center of Mexico City across from Alameda.

Rivera added the body and dress to Posada’s original creation. La Catrina stands between Rivera and Posada in the mural that was painted between 1946 and 1947.

The history lesson is a welcomed accompaniment to the stunning natural phenomenon.

Who doesn’t like to see pieces of our history shared far and wide? The history of La Catrina is another moment to dispel the myths and misconceptions people have of Mexican and Latino culture.

READ: ‘La Calavera Catrina’ Is Getting Her Own Parade For ‘Día De Muertos’ In Mexico City This Year And We Have All The Deets

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Series Of Earthquakes Shake LA And People Still Act Surprised

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Series Of Earthquakes Shake LA And People Still Act Surprised

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If there is one thing that everyone knows about Southern California is that you should expect earthquakes. They are as unique and predictable to Southern California as hurricanes in Florida. Yet, three earthquakes this morning shook Southern California to some surprise.

2020 has been one crazy year and for Angelenos, July ended with a bang.

Three earthquakes, one being a 4.2 centered in Pacoima, shook Southern California. The first earthquake occurred at 4:30 a.m. local time. the epicenter is 23 miles north of downtown LA. The quake woke up people in the greater Los Angeles area with a jolt and sustained rocking.

Some people are trying to get all philosophical with it.

Sure, we aren’t necessary on the planet. One can even argue that we are the biggest threat to the earth’s integrity. However, the earth shaking beneath your feet is one of the most unnerving sensations. Let people panic in peace.

Some people were ready to physically fight the earthquake.

When dealing with an earthquake, it is important not to run. You want to stay in place and find a way to hunker down. Study tables are a good place to hide under during an earthquake, according to the National Safety Council. If that is not available, a good, sturdy doorframe is the second-best place to hunker down.

Others managed to sleep right through them.

There is a special class of people who are never awakened by earthquakes. The sleep is so deep that not even the earth moving wakes them up. Those are the kinds of people you want on your side. Nerves of steel.

This one abuelito thinkgs that your concern over this earthquake is cute.

The 1994 Northridge earthquake is something no one will ever forget. The 6.7 magnitude earthquake was devastating and those who lived through it will never forget it. While this earthquake hasn’t caused immediate damage, it is a reminder to always be ready for the big one.

READ: Mexico Was Rattled By A Massive Earthquake And This Is What It Was Like In The Country’s Capital

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