NYC, Upworthy-style

We scale the heights of hyperbole in the vein of the Web’s most overwrought site

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We've all seen them screaming across our Facebook news feeds: Upworthy headlines, proclaiming to us in initial caps Just What Thing Is the Most Important Thing That Will Change How You Look at Every Other Thing. It's click-baiting at its most blatant, meant to awaken our emotional FOMO ("I must know exactly in what context this nine-year-old is precociously wise!"). We took a page from the viral website's playbook and dreamed up some headlines that would make most New Yorkers scramble for their mice.

Times Square

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Flatiron Building

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Willemijn Verkaik as Elphaba in Wicked

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One World Trade Center

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Editor: Marley Lynch (@marleyasinbob)

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