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Logan Paul floored after receiving the weirdest birthday gift ever

Published: 3/Apr/2020 21:43

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube star Logan Paul recently celebrated his 25th birthday on April Fools’ — but instead of pulling a prank on their friend, his buddies got him one of the oddest birthday gifts imaginable.

While Paul has owned a plethora of different pets throughout his career on YouTube, including everything from a parrot to a pig and several different breeds of dogs, his favorite animal actually makes its home in the ocean.

As mentioned several times during various podcast episodes and vlogs, Logan has made no secret of his special affinity for the mantis shrimp, which surprisingly boasts one of the strongest strikes and most complicated eyes out of the entire animal kingdom.

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The mantis shrimp is one of the most complex ocean creatures, boasting a seriously strong strike and unique eyes that can see multiple kinds of light.

In fact, the mantis shrimp can see UV, polarized, and visible light, and has a strike equal to that of a .22 calibre bullet, making them a seriously interesting critter in spite of their small size.

Thus, Logan’s friend group decided to surprise him with the unique creature as a special birthday gift — and his initial reaction was one of genuine shock.

“No f**king way!” he exclaimed after his squad pointed out the animal swimming around in his aquarium. “Bro, shut the f**k up! No, no, no! …You’re f**ing lying! How did you do this? I thought they were illegal here!”

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YouTuber Logan Paul was initially floored by the unique birthday gift he was given by his friends – a mantis shrimp.

However, the star ended up backpedaling at bit on his surprise over the gift, later admitting that he wasn’t as impressed with the specimen as he thought he’d be.

“To be honest, bro, I don’t really care about that shrimp,” he revealed. “It’s not really a mantis shrimp, dude. Part of the reason I’m f**king obsessed with the mantis shrimp is because I’m colorblind, and the real mantis shrimp is so vibrant. This one is kind of just a monochrome shrimp.”

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Despite the thoughtful gift, Paul explained that he hates birthdays due to having difficulty managing his expectations — as well as suffering past trauma from being pranked with a fake luxury vehicle by his little brother, Jake Paul, when he turned 22.

For now, it looks like Logan is celebrating at home with a brand new (if unexpected) addition to the Maverick family.

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How to get the cartoon filter on TikTok

Published: 5/Dec/2020 15:42

by Connor Bennett

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The Cartoon filter has become the newest trend to rise to prominence on TikTok, with users flocking to use it. If you don’t know how to get it, but want to, simply follow the steps below. 

TikTok is, for the most part, all about jumping on a trend. Be it a dance routine, reacting to another uploading, or dueting with someone, the social media app is dominating by trends. 

Some of the most popular trends have come from being able to add a filter. We’ve seen filters that make TikTokers look like an Anime character, some that turn everything black and white, as well as others that turn you into a Disney character of your choosing. 

A handful of these filters are built into TikTok, and it’s just a case of adding them to your video, but others – like the new, incredibly popular Cartoon filter – require you to go elsewhere. 

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Trends have played a huge role in TikTok’s success.

Where to get the Cartoon filter for TikTok

In the case of the Cartoon filter, it’s exactly what it sounds like – it’ll make you look like a cartoon character. A few of these have popped up previously, but the new one is the best of the lot. 

However, for this one, you will need to go into Snapchat to get in. Simply head over there, add the filter to your face, take a photo or video, and then save it to your camera roll.

Once you’ve done that, you’ll then be able to upload it to TikTok and share it with the world. It’s a simple enough process once you’ve jumped through the first few Snapchat-related hurdles to get it.

  1. Open Snapchat and click the smiley face on the right-hand side
  2. Click explore, again in the bottom right 
  3. Search ‘Cartoon’ and select ‘Cartoon by Snapchat’
  4. Take your photo or video
  5. Save it to your Camera Roll
  6. Upload to Tiktok and away you go!

How long this filter trend sticks around on TikTok remains to be seen, so you’ll want to get your videos recorded and get them out before everyone moves on to the next one.

What that’ll be, though, who knows. We’re approaching the holiday season and new years, so maybe it’ll be related to that.