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    This Week On The Inter Webz: Don’t Mind Us, We’re Just Gazing Wistfully At Aussie Summer Content, That’s All 🌞

    Plus: Cake pics, Taylor Swift tweets, and a generational pasta quiz.

    This Week: Defrost yourself with some summer content from BuzzFeed Oz

    Not sure about you guys, but we’re out here still thawing out from that last polar vortex and just, ya know, being in the northern hemisphere in general. Thankfully, BuzzFeed Australia’s got a steady stream of summery content that lets us at least pretend that it’s warm enough for paddle pops and backyard BBQs (see: 19 Foods Aussies Eat In Summer That The Rest Of The World Misses Out On).

    You’ll also want to check out these 39 Australian summer memes and 24 songs every Aussie has on their warm weather playlists — though before you get TOO nostalgic for the heat, though, here’s 17 Photos That Prove The Aussie Sun Is Actually Probably Satan to bring you back to reality, if that’s the kind of thing you’re into.

    (And for all our readers in the southern hemisphere rn, here’s 19 photos of the near-literal frozen midwestern U.S., ICYWW why we’re still shivering).


    International Hits:

    In Australia 🇦🇺 — Even Taylor Swift haters will LOL at these tweets, promise.

    In Brazil 🇧🇷 — A very important quiz: What kind of fart are you? (In Portuguese here)

    In Canada 🇨🇦 — We know whether you’re an old millennial or young one based on this pasta quiz.

    In Germany 🇩🇪 — Do not, I repeat, do not look at these pics in public, even though they are technically SFW (German here).

    In India 🇮🇳 — Two producers from BuzzFeed India hop onto the K-Pop bandwagon and never look back.

    In Japan 🇯🇵 — This news story about the death of the “bikini hiker” has been shared 12x as often as a Japanese translation.

    In Mexico 🇲🇽 — Some cakes turn out beautifully, and some don’t. It’s just a fact of life (Spanish here).

    In the UK 🇬🇧 — Everything you need to know and more about Ariana Grande’s Japanese tattoo/allegations of appropriation situation.

    In the US 🇺🇸 — And finally, this roundup of polar vortex photos from last month was viewed more than 6 million times!!


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