17 Random Things Gen Z Would Rather Do Than Focus On Trending, Current Events, Shown By Instagram Polls

17 Random Things Gen Z Would Rather Do Than Focus On Trending, Current Events, Shown By Instagram Polls

Some Instagram polls are just more important and insightful than others. The numbers say it all.

Having an Instagram is quite the adventure when there are new features added on basically every day, but one of my favorite parts of the platform is using polls in stories. It's gotten to the point where I can't add to my story without including a poll, so I couldn't refuse when someone offered me the idea to write an article based on some "would you rather" poll results. Some of the questions were about what Gen Z would rather do than focus on certain current events, and others took a certain event and gave options on how to approach it. I have to say that I am truly surprised at these results, but it's nothing short of interesting to analyze them.

1. Talk about Kylie Jenner's baby or take a test in every class on the same day?

94 percent for talking about the baby // 6 percent for taking tests

2. Watch Logan Paul's videos or eat a can of worms?

53 percent for watching his channel // 47 percent for the worms

I really didn't know what to expect for this one because I'd heard people complain about him for so long but didn't know if they'd go through with their animosity. Turns out a can of worms isn't as appetizing as people would say it is in this situation.

3. Light the Olympic torch or be an Olympian?

47 percent for the torch // 53 percent for being an Olympian

4. Have Trump or Pence as president?

76 percent for Trump // 24 percent for Pence

5. Be on "American Idol" or be called an "idiot sandwich" by Gordon Ramsay?

4 percent for "American Idol" // 96 percent for idiot sandwich

Accused of racism, "American Idol" has a pretty bad reputation for just a singing competition. On the other hand, Gordon Ramsay has the power to destroy you with his creative insults, especially his infamous "idiot sandwich" comment.

6. Stop California's forest fires or calm California's earthquakes?

85 percent for stopping fires // 15 percent for calming earthquakes

7. March in the 2017 Women's March or have everyone contact your representative about gender equality?

54 percent for marching // 46 percent for contact a representative

I'd personally say contacting the representative would be better, but this poll actually had a fierce battle going on. The percentage kept hitting 50/50, and I was worried about the results staying like that because I really wanted to see what the majority of people would prefer to do.

8. Discover substances that lack CFCs or not worry about it because global warming doesn't exist?

90 percent for less CFCs // 10 percent for not worrying about it

9. Have all social media with the Instagram algorithm or the Snapchat update?

92 percent for the Instagram algorithm // 8 percent for the Snapchat update

I really wish Instagram feeds would go back to just being in chronological order. Life would be so much easier.

10. Talk about gun control or visit your least favorite relative?

100 percent for gun control discussion // 0 percent for visiting relative

I'm really, really proud of the response here. Gun control is a huge issue that deserves attention, and the recent shooting in Florida has been another example of what happens when we choose to keep our gun laws this way.

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11. Watch "Black Panther" or drink an egg smoothie?

93 percent for "Black Panther" // 7 percent for egg smoothie

12. Read about the Trump Russia case or scream in the middle of a crowded hallway?

43 percent for the Trump case // 57 percent for screaming

13. Watch "Altered Carbon" and "Black Mirror" or watching Olympic curling and not know what's going on?

88 percent for Netflix sci-fi shows // 12 percent for confused curling

And if you haven't watched "Black Mirror" yet, I do take huge offense to that. Start watching now before it's too late.

14. Plant trees to combat fast-paced urbanization or be the most-hated but richest celebrity in the world?

92 percent for planting trees // 8 percent for being a celebrity

15. Help end world hunger by flying to an impoverished country or play Spotify ads on loop for a whole day?

92 percent for helping end world hunger // 8 percent for playing Spotify ads

To whomever chose the Spotify ads: I hope you accidentally pressed the wrong choice.

16. Destroy the idea of skin bleaching to look beautiful or take AP World History every year for the rest of your education-related life?

96 percent for destroying the idea // 4 percent for AP World History

I wrote an article about going against brands like Fair and Lovely a few months ago. Skin bleaching is actually a bigger problem than you think, even if it doesn't directly affect you.

17. Watch a Super Blue Blood Moon again or watch a solar eclipse again?

45 percent for Super Blue Blood Moon // 55 percent for Solar Eclipse

This is a picture I got of the great American solar eclipse in August 2017, and I'll never forget how breathtaking it was. I also got to see the Super Blue Blood Moon a few weeks ago, but it honestly wasn't anything close to the spectacle of the eclipse.

Cover Image Credit: Unsplash / John Schnobrich

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14 Fraternity Guy Gifts Ideas, Since He Already Has Enough Beer

Frat boys are a species of their own and here are some exciting gifts they will be ecstatic to receive!


What more do frat boys love than alcohol, partying, and just acting stupid? Here are some gifts that help fulfill all of those needs for the frat boy in your life!

1. Beer holster belt

Whats better than one beer? Six beers! This fashionable camouflage accessory can be used for tailgates, beach days, formals and everything in between.

Price: $8.49

2. Phone juul holder 

You know those cardholders everyone sticks on the back of their phones? Well, now a Juul holder for your phone is on the market! This will save your favorite frat boy from ever again losing his Juul!

Price: $10.98

3. Animal house poster 

This Animal House poster is a classic staple for any frat boy. This poster will compliment any frat house decor or lack thereof.

Price: $1.95

4. The American Fraternity book

Does the frat boy in your life need a good read for Thanksgiving or winter break? Look no farther, this will certainly keep his attention and give him a history lesson on American fraternity heritage and tradition.

Price: $28.46

5. Beer pong socks 

These snazzy socks featuring beer pong will be loved by any frat boy. As for the way to any frat boy's heart may, in fact, be beer pong.

Price: $12.00

6. Condom case

This condom carrying case will not only protect condoms from damage but also make frat boys more inclined to practice safe sex, which is a win-win situation!

Price: $9.99

7. Frat house candle

Ahhh yes, who does not like the smell of stale beer in a dark, musty frat house basement? Frat boys can make their apartment or bedroom back home smell like their favorite place with the help of this candle.

Price: $16.99

8. "Frat" sticker

Frat boys always need to make sure everyone around them knows just how "fratty" they are. This versatile stick can go on a laptop, car, water bottle, or practically anywhere their little hearts desire.

Price: $6.50

9. Natty Light t-shirt 

Even I will admit that this shirt is pretty cool. The frat boy in your life will wear this shirt at every possible moment, it is just that cool!

Price: $38.76-$41.11

10. Natty light fanny pack 

This fanny pack can absolutely be rocked by any frat boy. The built-in koozie adds a nice touch.

Price: $21.85

11. Bud Light Neon Beer Sign 

A neon beer sign will be the perfect addition to any frat boys bedroom.

Price: $79.99

12. Beer Opener

Although most frat boys' go to beers come in cans, this bottle opener will be useful for those special occasions when they buy nicer bottled beers.

Price: $7.99

13. Frat House Dr. Sign

Price: $13.99

Forget stealing random street signs, with this gift frat boys no longer have to do so.

14. Beer Lights 

Lights are an essential for any party and these will surely light up even the lamest parties.

Price: $17.19

Please note that prices are accurate and items in stock as of the time of publication. As an Amazon Associate, Odyssey may earn a portion of qualifying sales.

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