HOW IS THIS A THING? ++

Things that cause me to ask, how is this a thing?
  1. Taxidermy.
    How is beheading an animal decor?
  2. Socks + sandals.
    Oh, your feet are cold? That's why shoes exist.
  3. Breaking news
    It absolutely doesn't count as breaking news if you apply it to all the things.
  4. Standardized testing
    We are discussing children, not livestock...right?
  5. Baby/bridal showers
    I mean really? Have you been to these things? What is happening?
  6. Small talk
    Hard pass.
  7. Shake weight
    What makes you believe this will make you ripped? Clearly a joke.
  8. The invite to play your latest Facebook game.
    Really?
  9. Sauerkraut
    Eww.
  10. Local news
    Where exactly does the news part come in?
  11. Pencil challenge
    Clearly we aren't teaching enough science.
  12. Home Alone 3
    Enough said.
  13. Surface pro.
    This would have been cool technology in 1999.
  14. The word bae
  15. Selfie Stick
    Suggested by   @NoahGeisel
  16. Single ply
    Everyone's going to fold it in half anyway.
    Suggested by   @NoahGeisel