Pubic Hair Trended on Facebook This Morning

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For the hordes of people who get their news from Facebook, today brought a particularly hairy situation with it. And by that we mean pubic hair.

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As Twitter user Matt Silverman pointed out this morning, Facebook’s trending tab included a topic about genital topiaries. Oh, glory days!

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When we checked earlier this morning, the good ol’ act of vacuuming the carpet was still trending, though it appeared to have disappeared by the time of publication.

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While the topic was ostensibly tied to a real story—a study about the supposed connection between STIs and grooming down there—the research itself was a tad questionable, as Inside Science points out: it appears to be one for the “correlation, not causation” file.

Still, while amusing given Facebook’s troubles with fake news, that’s not the point here. The point is that pubic hair was trending on Facebook with absolutely no context attached, which is a problem the platform previously managed to avoid until it ditched all its human curators.

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Since then, however, the lack of obvious context has caused some... confusion.

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(If you recall, that one was about a dude fucking a McChicken sandwich.)

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Perhaps one day Facebook will get its trending news section in order. Until then, we always have pubes.

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Sophie is a former news editor at Gizmodo.

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Mark Carlson

Makes sense that it’s correlation not causation. Wouldn’t a reasonable hypothesis be that humans that groom their downstairs hair are likely more sexually active than those with unkempt tufts of nettles?