The year is almost over and that means it’s time for a dive into the archive of 2022. Check out an overview of the most viral stories of the year below. From Snoop Dogg’s blunt twister to OnlyFans models and from a woman who sold her farts to Pete Davidson’s penis length, it all came to pass in 2022.
1. EWOUT TRAVELS TO LOS ANGELES WITH ONLYFANS MODEL ANNA: “I EARN 30K A MONTH”
In an episode of the reportage series Ewout , Ewout Genemans traveled to the porn capital Los Angeles to investigate how things are going in the industry in times of OnlyFans. He also followed model Anna, who, together with her partner, Temptation Island participant Gregory, shares erotic images on such a paid platform.
Anna started her career as a lingerie model and then moved on to erotic content. “I always thought: I really don’t go naked in the picture, that’s dirty. And now I’m standing there.” Anna and her partner indicate that they earn about 35 to 40 thousand euros in a month with the spicy photos and videos. And earning so much money that way is addictive, Anna admits. “I think there are many more people who want this, but they are afraid of outside opinions.”
2. NOUREDDINE WAS FINED BUT MADE SPECIAL DEAL WITH POLICE OFFICER
If you receive a fine from the police, it is usually not so easy to get out of it. Nevertheless, Noureddine managed to make a special deal with the officer who ticketed him for riding a scooter without a helmet. In a message that went viral on LinkedIn, he explained with which idea he managed to put a positive spin on the situation.
Noureddine said in his message that he was stopped because he was riding an electric shared scooter without a helmet. “I was under the impression that a helmet on this scooter was not mandatory, but that turned out to be the case.” The officer understood his confusion, but still prescribed a fine. “And a big one too.” Noureddine then decided to make a proposal to the agent. “‘ Let’s donate the amount of the fine to charity’. The officer was silent for a moment and said, ‘Never experienced this before, but yes, let’s do that.'”
3. WOMAN WHO SOLD FARTS FOR 45,000 EUROS A WEEK ENDED UP IN HOSPITAL
Stephanie Matto went viral on social media because she earned 45,000 euros a week selling her farts in a jar. Interest in a wind from the reality star continued to grow, but her body apparently couldn’t keep up with the high demand. 31-year-old Stephanie produced up to 50 jars of farts a week and ended up in the hospital as a result.
At first glance, Stephanie’s business seems quite simple: fart a little in a jar and earn money from it. She has already shared on TikTok what her day as a fartrepreneur looks like and it shows that she still has to consume quite a few beans, eggs, muffins and protein shakes before she can get started. Without good nutrition, no good farts. However, her business plan almost cost her her life.
4. CHARLAMAGNE ON YE: “HE YELLED AT ME ABOUT PETE DAVIDSON’S PENIS SIZE”
Charlamagne made remarkable revelations about Ye on the Brilliant Idiots podcast. He did this after the musician spoke out about Charlamagne at Drink Champs. According to Kanye, Charlamagne, host on The Breakfast Club radio show, said on air that Kim took up a relationship with Pete Davidson, because he has a bigger penis than Ye. However, the radio host, who is good friends with Pete, says that Ye is the one who brought it up and now he just keeps repeating it on the radio to tease Ye.
“My wife is outside fucking with a white boy with a 10 inch penis and you don’t want to help me?” , Ye allegedly yelled at Charlamagne. When Ye said that, the radio host would have burst out laughing. That was reason for Kanye to go the extra mile. “She’s having sex with a white boy with a 10-inch penis and you say it’s your friend? I thought you belonged to our culture.”
5. REFEREE STOPS MATCH TO ALLOW PLAYER TO BREAK FAST
Referee Matthias Jöllenbeck stopped the match between FC Augsburg and Mainz this year so that a player could break the fast during Ramadan. It was the first time ever that a referee in the German Bundesliga did this. During the month of fasting, Muslims participating in Ramadan do not eat and drink until the sun has set.
In the 65th minute of the match, referee Jöllenbeck halted the match, allowing Moussa Niakhaté to take advantage of the moment to break his fast. The defender seized the moment to drink from two different bottles. The 26-year-old Niakhaté then applauded the referee and ran to Jöllenbeck to thank him by shaking his hand. In doing so, they made Bundesliga history as it was the first time a match was stopped to allow a player to break their fast during Ramadan.
6. ONLYFANS MODEL REACHES TOP 0.4 PERCENT AFTER FOLLOWERS ARE ALLOWED TO DICTATE ALL HER DECISIONS
Laurie , a 23-year-old student from France, reached the top 0.4 percent on OnlyFans this year after completely handing over control of her life to her subscribers. She had only been a member of the platform for a few weeks, but instead of just posting racy photos and videos, she decided to implement “a concept that hadn’t been seen on the platform before” .
Since announcing her initiative, Laurie has already made some drastic changes in her life. For example, she stopped her internship and left her partner. The concept, according to Laurie, is quite simple. “I have given my fans complete control over my life. Every decision of my life, important or not: my followers determine.”
- DRAKE TACKLES JOKER ON INSTAGRAM, FOLLOWS HIS WIFE AND DMS HER
Drake tackled a man on Instagram who made a ghostwrite-directed joke to him in the comment section of an Instagram post. The Canadian rapper targeted the man’s partner and sent her a private message. “I just started following your girl because she’s probably unhappy and could use some excitement in her life,” Drake said.
The lady in question then announced via her Instagram story that the Certified Lover Boy had indeed started following her. She also shared a screenshot showing Drake sending her a private message saying, “I’m here for you baby” . A good lesson for anyone trolling celebrities on social media: watch out before they run off with your partner.
8. LOREN (20) LOST HALF HER BODY IN A FORKLIFT ACCIDENT: “FOCUS ON THINGS I STILL HAVE”
Although the story of 20-year-old Loren Schauers is very moving, his positivity has stirred up a lot of people this year. Three years ago he was involved in a horrific forklift accident in which his body was cut in two. Despite his radical life change, the American tries to stay positive and makes YouTube videos with his girlfriend to show people what it’s like to live without legs.
“I now have a very simple life compared to how it used to be. There is a lot more predetermined than before ,” said Loren. “It took me about three months to realize how crazy and wonderful it is that I’m still alive. My best advice to anyone going through something bad: don’t focus on the things you don’t have anymore, but live your life to the fullest and focus on the things you still have.”
9. SNOOP DOGG RAISES HIS BLUNT-TURNER’S SALARY
Snoop Dogg is best known as a diverse entertainer, but also made a name for himself this year as a good employer. The rapper previously told Howard Stern that he had hired a professional blunt turner who he pays $ 50,000 a year. “I don’t have time to roll blunts. This guy rolls them and puts them right in my wrapper. His timing is impeccable. And of course that’s his job.”
The Doggfather said he had increased the salary of his blunt turner, who earns more than the average income in America, because of the rising prices in the country. “Inflation. The salary has gone up!”
10. STERRE CONFRONTED THE MOTHER OF THE BOY (12) WHO ASKED FOR A NUDE PHOTO
When you get unwanted messages in your dm asking you for nude photos, there are several things you can do. You can ignore it, report it or send an angry response back, but Sterre decided to do it differently. When she received such an inappropriate request for the umpteenth time, she decided to confront the sender’s mother. The boy turned out to be only twelve years old.
Sterre told Sander and Vonneke that she receives many messages every day in which people ask for photos. She normally doesn’t respond to that, but she thought it would be good material for a TikTok video this time. ” This guy just had a public profile with pictures of himself, so that made it easy. He was really just a 12-year-old kid. His tagged pictures had a picture of his mom, so I turned the call over to forwarded to his mother and made a TikTok about it.”