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A ‘Good Morning America’ Reporter Went Live On Air With No Pants And Let’s Try And Learn From His Big Mistake

I would say we can all relate to this major fumble by a ‘Good Morning America’ reporter – but then again I’ve never been caught not actually wearing pants on any of my Zoom calls.

Sure, millions of us are currently encerradas thanks to the Coronavirus pandemic – doing our jobs from the bed, desk, sofa, and kitchen table – in various states of dress. But, I don’t think many of us would forget we’re not wearing pants. Especially, when live on national television.

Unfortunately, reporter Will Reeves did forget. And it’s a moment that he won’t soon forget.

He Went On ‘GMA’ Wearing No Pants, Not Realizing We Could All See

It turns out, there may be a downside to quarantine making us all super-casual dressers. Reporter Will Reeves had a live video call on ABC’s ‘Good Morning America’, and he got all suited up donning a dress shirt and suit jacket. But turns out he just couldn’t be bothered to put some pants on.

He had gone live to discuss a story about drones beginning to deliver medication in Florida. Camera framing and digital graphics made it appear as though he was fully dressed in the beginning of the segment. But toward the end, his bare legs began to show onscreen. 

Reeve himself is taking his 15-minutes of fame with a sense of humor.

“I have ARRIVED… in the most hilariously mortifying way possible,” Reeve joked after photos of his appearance went viral online. 

He went on to explain that he had started to get ready for “a post-GMA workout a little too soon,” and is now rethinking his morning routine.

“Any sartorial tips from (online commenters) who are wearing a belt, trousers and shoes during their work video calls at home are most welcome,” he wrote on Twitter. “Now, back to work. Wearing pants. Hope everyone got a much needed laugh.” We did Will, we really did.

Now let this reporter’s mistake serve as a PSA to all of us doing video calls from home.

Reeve’s wardrobe malfunction may have given us that viral moment of the week, and a much-needed laugh, but let’s be real: this could very well happen to you. So let’s use this moment to remember to get properly dressed for a meeting or make sure that the camera won’t show anything we don’t want seen. And, if you’re looking for some super great backgrounds for your next videollamada, we’ve got them all right here for you.

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Peeing On Escalators: The Curiously Gross Case Of Mexico City’s Subway System

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Peeing On Escalators: The Curiously Gross Case Of Mexico City’s Subway System

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Mexico City subway users often complain about malfunctioning escalators that keep breaking down continually. In any given CDMX metro station, you’ll find that escalators are out of order more often than they are functioning. And city officials have offered an explanation that shocked no one—people are peeing on them so much that escalators are corroding. Yup, you read that right.

Of the system’s 467 escalators, 22 are out of service on any given day.

Travelers on the Mexico City subway system often blame authorities for broken-down escalators at subway stops, but Metro officials have another explanation. Somehow, urine is penetrating and corroding the drive wheels and mechanisms of the escalators that carry riders up from underground stations.

One-quarter of escalator breakdowns on the Mexico City Metro are caused by people urinating on them, according to authorities.

The deputy manager of mechanical installations, Fermín Rafael Ramírez Alonso, said that Tacubaya and Chabacano are among the most affected stations.

Maybe—just maybe— stop peeing on escalators?

Ramírez urged users not to urinate on escalators or other Metro installations, because of the damage it causes. “When we open up escalators for maintenance, there is always urine,” Ramírez said.

But another issue is that there are no public bathroom facilities available.

Most stations have no public bathroom facilities, a fact Twitter users were quick to point out, noting there are not even any pay toilets. “More than this being an issue about ethics or manners, I think that this is happening because of a lack of free and accesible bathrooms in the city,” tweeted one user.

Ramirez also said that other causes for breakdowns include excessively heavy loads, running on the stairs, imbalance on the stairs and objects falling between them.

“There are even users who cut the stairs with knives or other sharp objects, of which we have examples in Tacubaya,” he said, surprising absolutely not one of Mexico City’s users. Many metro users know that vendors even sell knives on subway carriages, as was noted by this tweet.

The biggest problem, subway authorities admit, is that many escalators are old, or have been damaged by rough use.

The city plans to replace about 55 escalators over the next two years. With over 1.6bn rides per year, the Mexico City subway is considered the eighth largest in the world by some measures, and one of the cheapest: a 25¢ ticket will get you a single ride to any destination on the 140-mile (226km) system. Just remember to use the bathroom before setting out.

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This Laundry Detergent Cap Hack Will Blow Your Mind

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This Laundry Detergent Cap Hack Will Blow Your Mind

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Moms have blessed us with an amazing laundry fact that has apparently been around forever. Turns out that plastic lid cup that comes with your washing detergent is so much than for measuring liquid.

A little known fact was shared in the private Facebook group Mums Who Clean and the tip-off has reeled in millions of comments and views.

While all of us probably use the lids of our detergent bottles for measuring out the soup it turns out you’re meant to put the plastic lid or cup into the wash with your load. That way all of the detergent soap can be rinsed from it. This means that not only do your clothes get the exact amount of detergent it needs but it also means that this method will keep you from getting that messy soap up in your cup.

When the load is finished you scoop out the squeaky clean cup and use it for next time!

Don’t forget to be careful!

This hack doesn’t apply to all caps. Some brands will specify that the cup can’t be added i to your wash. According to news.com.au “There could be a risk of damaging parts and components, within the bowl itself, in relation to the agitator…It could get caught or trapped under the agitator or damage the fins of the agitator. Also it could damage the plastic cup you put in, resulting in bits of plastic going through your clothes.”

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