When Tesla helped popularize the idea of putting huge car screens in the middle of their infotainment systems, digital displays began to take up a big chunk of real estate in newer vehicles. Such screens have mutated in shape, size, and location as automakers tried to differentiate their offerings. Perhaps the strangest results so far are what you will find in the 2021 Cadillac Escalade.
Curved Escalade Car Screens – This ‘Escalated’ Quickly!
The new screens that Cadillac teased us with back in December, with a murky image of the driver’s seat, will be over 38 inches diagonal. There are actually two curved glass panels stacked in front of the driver. These two panels house three discrete OLED displays that add up to 38 inches of screen space. To many, it may seem to be a bit of a bizarre idea, though it somehow felt a little less strange when you see it personally.
For starters, the OLED displays are all made by LG. This means that there is a fairly direct link between the 2021 Escalade and the rolling screen that the South Korean conglomerate showed off all the way back in 2016. Cadillac works closely with LG to figure out exactly how far they can push the curve of their infotainment systems.
All The Info You Need While Driving
The most important screen of the three OLED displays that are placed in the new Escalade model is the 14.2-inch digital instrument cluster that sits just behind the steering wheel. It’s where the basic driving information and speed show up. As with many other modern digital instrument clusters, the one on the new Escalade can be fully customized. You can toggle between a “night vision” mode that leverages an infrared camera, a full-bleed map, and an augmented reality view that overlays turn-by-turn directions on a live camera feed.
This digital instrument cluster display occupies its own panel. It’s separated from the larger one behind it and dominates half of the dashboard. The two car screens are separated by a mostly negligible gap. Each panel is ringed with silver piping and lined with stitched leather. While the rear panel has one continuous piece of curved glass, it features two displays. On the left, you can find a smaller 7.2-inch display, on which you can see trip information or average fuel mileage. What benefits are we getting back as consumers, and what are we giving in return as cars increasingly take on the physical qualities of a smartphone? The future is sure to tell.
40 People Who Worked Way Too Hard Trying to Troll Others
It takes a special kind of person with a special set of skills to take trolling to the next level. While the following people might have worked a bit too hard to troll their friends and family, it was totally worth it.
Dancing With the Trolls
This couple just had to show off and send this photo to the man’s parents. At first, they had no idea how mom and dad could reenact such a difficult dance move. Amazingly, they realized that they were simply lying down in that position. Genius.
You Can Take the Troll Out of Canada…
The Fourth of July should be a day of celebration for all who live in the U.S. of A. Even those who have moved to the land of the free from other countries can join in on the celebrations. However, there is no denying that Canadians who live in America might be the most apprehensive to do so. That’s where this troll comes into play. Although the icing includes red, white, and blue, the inside revealed their true colors – the Canadian flag, maple leaf included.
Our Brother Was a “Fun Guy”
Many parents out there come up with all sorts of wacky lies for their kids in order to teach them valuables lessons early on in life. Take this family, for example. This mom and dad legitimately convinced their kids that if they didn’t take baths, then they would turn into a mushroom, just like their “other brother,” who we assumed they ate after they completed their fungal transformation. They prolonged the lie by including random photos of a mushroom in their family photo album.
Whenever Halloween comes around, we are excited to see what creative costumes our friends and family come up with. It is the ultimate display of individualism, at least, it should be. Not at this Halloween party though. The guy who posted this photo on Twitter was not even the troll. It turns out that all of his friends were trolling him after they decided to dress up in the same way that he’s dressed in his profile picture.
Tire of These Trolls
While many people on this list are looking for the entire world to see how they trolled someone via social media, this parent was more than happy to troll their daughter from the privacy of their text conversation. As soon they caught their kid making a spelling mistake, they capitalized on it and shared a photo of them literally feeling a tire. And as if that wasn’t enough? Mom had the perfect reaction to her daughter’s reaction!
Welcome to the State of Shock
Some people have even been trolled while looking out of the window of the plane they are a passenger on. A plane was landing in Milwaukee when passengers laid eyes on the following sign on top of a building. For some strange reason, this guy decided to write “Welcome to Cleveland.” In a fit of panic, all of the passengers started screaming, to which the pilot was forced to reassure them that they were in fact, in Milwaukee.
Yes, Your Majesty
Getting our kids to do chores at home can be a really challenging task. But sometimes, they can read a little too much into certain requests. This person read a little too deeply into their mom’s request, asking them to “clean the bathroom like the Queen of England is visiting.” Not only was the bathroom spotless, but they also added some quintessentially British touches, including a Union Jack flag, some tea, a Doctor Who Tardis, and a Harry Potter book!
A Bone to Pick With This Troll
Trolls can work their magic even in the most mundane situations. This guy seemed to have a little too much time on his hands. When renovating his dated front porch floor, he decided to bury a fake skeleton and a tombstone in the soil for someone to discover many years into the future. Truth be told, there is a chance that this “prank” might never be unearthed but we appreciate the effort and sharing it online.
It’s a Good Boy!
So many parents out there can’t wait for their kids to settle down and provide them with grandchildren. It’s the circle of life and revealing the gender of the baby is also a wonderful moment. These parents must have been taken aback though when their daughter and her husband dropped an impromptu gender reveal on them via social media. They didn’t even know she was pregnant! However, everything made sense as soon as they opened this box…
Switching Up His Teaching Method
Teachers are always trying to find new and innovative ways to maintain their students’ attention so that they will absorb as much as possible in class. While some resort to exciting presentations and games, this teacher had a pretty straightforward way of reaching out to his class. All he did was wear the following sweater and not once did the students check their phones. The question is: who was trolling who, the teacher, or the student who posted this photo with the following caption?
Thank You, Barista With an “A”
Baristas at cafes can get really cheeky when taking names of customers to write on their cups. Some can simply get it completely wrong, like how that barista spelled Barney’s name as “Swarley” in that hilarious episode of How I Met Your Mother. However, it seems like this barista knew exactly what they were doing. As soon as the customer told them that it was “Brian with a Y,” it was a trolling opportunity too good to pass up on.
How the Grinch Trolled Christmas
It should come as no surprise that many trolls come to life around the festive season to cause all sorts of chaos. After all, the Grinch is the ultimate troll. Thankfully, this person informed followers on social media that they had simply cut the Christmas tree in half to make it look like they had cut a hole through their roof to fit it in the living room. To be honest, we don’t know what is worse – cutting it in half or cutting a hole in the roof!
It’s amazing how the comments section can be a tool used against you by trolls. This person managed to convince someone on Facebook that their password would appear in star-form if they typed it as a comment. Little did Luke know that the people who had apparently “played” the game were actually in on the act. They were playing him too! From that point onward, it was a race against the clock as to who could use “isecretlove50cent” to access his account first…
The older we get, the more challenging it can be to buy birthday presents for the people we love. And yet, some people manage to find new and creative ways to surprise family and friends on their special day. This mother managed to both treat and troll their child in equal measures on their birthday. Instead of a boring wad of cash, this mom ended up filling a bunch of Tootsie Roll wrappers with one-dollar bills. Their kid wasted their entire birthday unwrapping each one.
This Is Not a Bidding War
When one has lost something valuable to them, they might advertise it with a cash reward for whoever can find it. It’s a perfectly legitimate thing to do. What it isn’t is an opportunity for others to come along and start a bidding war, offering a slightly bigger prize for a phone that isn’t theirs! We just hope that passersby had the common sense to ignore the white sign and do what was right if they stumbled across Caroline’s iPhone.
The Dog Cave
There aren’t that many fathers out there who are absolute masters at photoshop. But there are some exceptions to every rule. When we go away to college, we’d like to think that our parents will leave our rooms untouched, so that when we return home, we can enjoy all the home comforts, as if we never left. With that in mind, this dad decided to troll his son by making it look like he converted his room into a bedroom for the dog.
She Froze All His Assets
When would anyone say to their mother that they want “cold hard cash” for their birthday? Just saying “money” would suffice, you don’t have to get all poetic about it. That probably ground this mom’s gears more than anything and we can understand why she decided to take her son’s request literally. We’re not so sure if he’ll be able to use the bills when they have thawed out, but this prank is as cold as ice!
His Trolling Tipped the Scales
If you have been married to the same person for as long as this couple has, you are bound to have trolled your significant other at least a couple of times in your life. This guy seems to get a kick out of confusing his wife. Take this incident, for example, where she’s simply checking her weight on the scales. We can’t believe it took her seven minutes before she realized that her hubby had his foot on the scales.
Many of us love nothing more than kicking back and reading a good mystery book. All of those “whodunit” stories written by the likes of Agatha Christie make us wonder who is responsible for the murder at the center of the plot. There are entire sections in libraries and book stores dedicated to this genre. Ironically, it’s an absolute mystery as to who turned all of these mystery books the other way around. Also, it’s a mystery as to which book is which.
The Grey Area of Trolling
Some trolling is more acceptable than others, like the following example. However, we can’t help but feel sorry for the victim. It seems like the husband was excited and got his hopes up when his wife told him that she “picked up 50 Shades of Grey.” Of course, this is the film adaption of the erotic romance novel. So he must’ve thought that she was trying to spice up their marriage. Little did he know though that she was simply picking a color for the wallpaper.
We’re a Van of This
Do you know what is probably not the best place to troll others? That’s right, on the highway. Road accidents can happen even when people are completely concentrating on their driving. The last thing we need is more distractions from other vehicles. For some drivers, seeing this van in front of them for the first time must be pretty jarring. It’s only upon closer inspection that one might realize that it’s simply an image painted onto the back of the van.
I Was Just Taking Your Order!
Dads are notorious for deliberately taking their wife and kids’ words literally just so that they can troll them. If you ask your dad to do something for you, be prepared for them to follow the instructions by the word. When this father asked his kid if they wanted pancakes for breakfast, they specified that they only wanted “little pancakes” this time around. By all accounts, we think that this dad delivered on all fronts.
The Apple of My Windows
Surely an Apple store should be a safe place where trolling is absolutely impossible. And yet, this photo proves that this is certainly not the case. It appears that someone had the speed and stealth to walk into an Apple store and change the desktop wallpaper of each of these MacBooks to show the Windows logo. Naturally, the staff of the store was absolutely bewildered by what they were seeing and tried to solve the “problem” immediately.
Very Wet, Indeed
Sometimes, the best trolls are the ones who manage to spell out the obvious with the smallest of gestures. Take this guy, for example. Whoever was working as the lifeguard at his public pool had the audacity to put this “Caution – Wet Floor” sign on a perfectly-sized float. Anyone who walks past is bound to be confused for at least a couple of moments. Of course, it’s a wet floor, it’s in a swimming pool! Water is wet, duh!
Sand-Which Half, Honey?
Many wives around the world will agree with the following statement: if you ask your husband to do something, there is a strong chance that they will do it, albeit not exactly how you wanted it done. While some guys try their very best and just can’t get it completely right, others actually have the potential to do a perfect job. They just choose to bend the rules, simply to troll the wife. Here is a perfect example.
Even parents can be trolls to their kids through the power of social media. While there are many moms and dads out there who have been pranking their children since the dawn of man, it’s incidents like this one that prove that you can teach an old troll new tricks. We’re not sure what the context is behind this Snapchat post, but whatever the case might be, this mom seems to like to poke fun at the fact that her son is single.
The Choice Is Poor
If you were given a free box of donuts and you had to choose between that or a bowl of fruit, what would you do? We think that most people would go for the balls and rolls of sugary, doughy goodness. After all, donuts don’t exactly grow on trees. This meme from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade was bound to put them under immense pressure. Little did these people know though that inside the box was a platter of chopped veggies.
In-N-Out of My Life
Who doesn’t have a craving for a burger every once in a while? But you know what’s better than simply going to your nearest In-N-Out for some meaty goodness? That’s right, someone going to get it for you. That’s what this person wanted when they wrote the following on Twitter. When someone offered to buy her something while next to the fast-food restaurant, she was over the moon. However, it wasn’t long before the Good Samaritan revealed that he had simply shared a photo from Google Search.
This Professor Is Swift With His Pranks
The things that professors need to do to grab their students’ attention is absolutely bewildering. You would think that a young adult paying to study for a few of years would make the most of their time at college, in regards to their education. Finally, this student was prepared to answer the following email as they thought they’d be getting free tickets to an upcoming Taylor Swift concert. However, they were in for a rude awakening…
Troll, At Large!
When it comes to families, you’d expect the kids to be the ones that troll their parents and not the other way round. And yet, this mom and dad knew exactly how to get a rise out of their child when they heard that a killer had escaped prison and was now at large. When the person in question texted their parents to see how they were, they sent him this selfie. We hope they realized that it was a joke!
Worst Treasure Hunt Ever
Many parents will do anything for their kids and give them whatever money they need in order to make their lives better. Then there are parents like these, who like to tease their kids with false promises. There’s a good chance that the dad had $10 hidden away in his wallet and he just didn’t want to give any cash to his kid. After all, trolling him is a lot more fun, so we understand why he did it.
Trolling Us Before We Even Enter
Some entrances to stores are more complicated than others. In an ideal world, one would either be able to pull a door or push it in order to enter their desired store. However, some front doors don’t allow for either possibility. What good is a store if you can’t even enter it? Thankfully, some store owners will allow their customers to enter from another part of the building. This didn’t stop this person though from making this trolling entrance sign.
Whatever Heats Your Pizza
We’ve all been there before. We come home from a hard day of work and for some strange reason, our front door is bombarded with ads for pizza delivery and fast-food chains. The first time this woman found an ad for a local pizza place by her apartment, she just ignored it. However, as the weeks passed, she kept receiving the same ad over and over again. By the time the 18th ad arrived, she had enough and decided to troll the company.
Not the Line You’re Thinking Of
It’s amazing how certain terms can get completely misunderstood. Either that or people just want to troll and make a joke out of a sign in a public setting. The following person couldn’t help but act when they saw a sign at the pharmacy that said, “pick-up line.” Of course, “pick-up lines” are also literally phrases that people use to charm others into dating them. So this person provided a classic pick-up line, which surely tickled some customers and staff alike.
If you thought couples couldn’t troll each other then you haven’t been in enough relationships! This young lady gave her boyfriend the fright of his life when she sent him photos of her newly bald head. Naturally, he was absolutely mortified by the reveal, especially since he was used to seeing her with a full head of hair. It turns out that she was using an app that has a “balding” filter. However, she wanted to pretend that it was real until he saw her in person.
Never Gonna Dress You Up
If you aren’t familiar with the classic number “Never Gonna Give You Up” by Rick Astley by now, where have you been over the last 35 years?! This is the quintessential song of the ’80s and it’s incredibly catchy, as well. Since the dawn of the internet, the song has become something of a meme, with millions of different versions being uploaded to sites such as YouTube and Instagram. This comment is internet trolling at it’s finest though.
Time for Some Trash Pong
So many kids think that they have the God-given right to let loose as soon as they enroll in college. For so many, these are the carefree party years, until the exams come, that is. This mother wasn’t interested though in her son going to tons of frat parties and getting into all sorts of substance/drink-induced trouble. So she sent a bit of a message when she provided him with this “cup.” How are you possibly supposed to drink from this?
Who You Gonna Troll?
These days, you can simply record your most cherished memories digitally and save them onto your laptop forever. However, there was a time when memories could be erased pretty easily through VCR. This guy was terrified by the following prospect. Thankfully, as soon as he inserted it into the machine and started watching, he discovered that the video of his first birthday had not been recorded over. His parents simply want to scare the heck out of him for fun.
Time for a Downgrade
So many of us have lost our cellphones after a night out on the town. Take this young lady for example, who begged her mom for a replacement. It turns out that the mother managed to find her phone at the bar and didn’t tell her about it. Instead, she simply pretended that she was providing her with the upgrade that she wanted. Sometimes, you should be careful what you wish for and this is a perfect example of that.
Maybe it’s a Sign
It seems like virtually every word in the dictionary is also the name of a place. Buffalo, Boulder, Chicken, Embarrass – the list goes on and on. So these parents thought it would be funny to make the most out of the situation when they passed through an area known as Virgin. Of course, the daughter, who was 12 years of age at the time, had no idea what her mom and dad found so funny about the situation, not until she looked back at the photo years later.
A Nihilistic Birthday
Sometimes in life, you have to be careful of what you wish for. And this certainly applies when you are asked what you want for your birthday. You really have to play your cards right, otherwise, you might set yourself up for failure. Someone might just love you enough that no matter what you want, they will do everything in their power to make you happy on your big day. Even this person, who said they wanted “nothing” on their cake, got a little surprise.
Out of Sight, Out of Your Mind
It’s amazing how sadistic our parents can be when it comes to reacting to their children’s misfortunes. This young lady was temporarily blind and usually, you’d expect the parent in this situation to be extra-caring. Truth be told though, this situation could have been extremely dangerous. What if the daughter had slipped upon walking into the hole? What if the hole was much deeper? This easily could have gone terribly and the mother should consider herself lucky for simply looking on and laughing.
The Big Prank Theory
If you are a fan of the sitcom The Big Bang Theory, you will be familiar with the classic phrase Sheldon Cooper uses when he has outsmarted or pranked one of his friends. Of course, that one-word phrase is the following: “Bazinga!” These parents seem to be fans of the nerdy show and wanted to use it to troll their child when Christmas came around. The kid was convinced that they were getting an iPad as their present. But then they opened up the box…
Coffee + Trolling = Perfect Birthday
If you can’t have some banter with your loved ones then who can you have it with? This couple seems to know how to get a rise out of each other. At least, it’s clear that the wife knows how to push her husband’s buttons, especially on his birthday. We guess she was trying to make the point that those who are good at math generally aren’t that good at spelling. While it’s a stereotype, it certainly does apply to a lot of mathematicians!
More Like, Troll-A-Roonie
Some cakes are perfect for the recipient and it seems like this a fine example. However, we think that says more about the birthday boy than the cake. We don’t really get what point the mother was trying to make with the anthropomorphic unicorn urinating rainbows. Maybe it is some kind of metaphor for how she thinks that everything her son does is wonderful that he is a beautiful specimen? We might be clutching at straws here.
Tip of the Tongue
We’re sure that sometimes, fast-food chains regret giving customers the option to make specific demands during the delivery process. While things such as “leave the food by the door” or “call upon arrival” are reasonable, telling the delivery guy to not let the recipient lick them must be extremely worrying. Thankfully, the son in this scenario isn’t actually interested in licking anyone and simply wanted to take the pizza off the guy’s hands. Things were awkward, that’s for sure.
That’s Going to Hurt in the Morning
It’s amazing how easy it is to convince passersby that you are squashed under a boulder simply by placing your boots next to one in an upright position. In this situation, someone stopped and noticed this exact phenomenon, only to realize that he too has been guilty of trolling others in the exact same way. One day though, these pranksters are going to discover an actual body and when that day comes, we pray for their sanity.
One reason that we have license plates is so that others can identify us in case we commit a crime or are a part of some kind of road accident. You’d be surprised how much time you have to take note of someone’s license plate in case they choose to flee the scene of the crime. That’s where this following “hack” comes into play. There are many people out there who would struggle to tell the difference between the 8s and the Bs on this plate.
Smelly Christmas, Everyone!
Many families are keen to prolong the illusion that Santa Claus does, in fact, exist. It is a nice way to build excitement for Christmas Day when the kids finally have a chance to open their presents. This dad has a funny way of convincing his kids that Saint Nick is a real person. Apparently, these kids still haven’t realized that their dad was trolling them and still try calling Santa with his feet every December.
Just a Little Cat Nap!
Looks can certainly be deceiving and even animals have been known to troll others, from time to time. Take this cat, for example, who appeared to be a little worse for wear when someone assumed she was lying in a pool of her own blood. Don’t worry though, this cat is doing just fine. She is simply napping on the ground where someone had previously spilled some tomato sauce. Kitty doesn’t seem to care though.
Haunted by the Troll
Whenever tenants leave an apartment and hand it over to someone new, there are bound to be some strange quirks about the place that needs fixing. Our hearts go out to those people though who move into a place and are convinced that their new home is haunted. It doesn’t help when you walk into the apartment and find the words “GET OUT” painted in red on the floorboards, with what appears to be the silhouette of someone getting dragged into a hole in the wall.
The Quiz Wizard
Sure, if we were given a quiz at college that only had one question on the paper, we would be scratching our heads too. While there’s not much context to this paper, we can assume the following: Jerry and Robby are either over or underachievers. If they are over, then this quiz is for everyone else in the class and should act as a motivator for them to not be so complacent. Or, they are underachievers who need to be kicked into gear.
Troll Thy Neighbor
Don’t you just hate those neighbors who play loud music until the early hours of the night and the end to their chaos is nowhere in sight? Everyone seems to have that neighbor. The question is: how can you solve this problem? Do you call the cops? Or do you go over and confront them yourselves? This person did neither and thought of a completely unique way to troll their neighbors. It didn’t stop the music, but he could tell they were uncomfortable.
Are You Siri-Us?
It’s amazing what Siri can do these days. For iPhone users, it’s a great facility to find the answers to all of their pressing questions. If you really want, you can have a full-on conversation with this A.I. However, this isn’t without its downsides. It seems like Siri has adopted the ability to trolls its “masters.” Exhibit A. When asked to “make note of that,” she literally wrote “of that” in a note. Technically speaking, she should have just written “that.”
Trolling from the Past
It seems that even people over 100 years ago are somehow trolling people in the present. This person recalls the time that they read a history book and were tricked into directing themselves to another part of the book for no reason whatsoever. Someone came up with this trick 141 years prior and someone in the present got tricked by it. It just goes to show that trolling knows no limits. It almost feels like something from the Back to the Future film franchise.