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Toilet Flushes, Pet Appearances And Funny Backgrounds: What ‘Zoom Fails’ Have You Experienced?




 Ethan Thompson and partner Jurrah Chilcott look on during the Haka and Corroboree for Life ANZAC online service via Zoom on April 25, 2020 in Sydney, Australia.
Ethan Thompson and partner Jurrah Chilcott look on during the Haka and Corroboree for Life ANZAC online service via Zoom on April 25, 2020 in Sydney, Australia.
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Many of us remain homebound for the most part as stay-at-home orders stay in place and states slowly begin to ease restrictions. And many who have been lucky enough to continue working through this challenging time have found Zoom and other video or phone conferencing platforms to be the life blood of staying connected. Getting used to the technology hasn’t come easy to everybody though. 

Just last week, as Supreme Court justices began oral arguments that are now live streamed to the public, an undeniable sound of a toilet flushing could be heard. This left people wondering who could have flushed it! Double checking that mute button can often be overlooked and can result in some interesting sounds or discussions. In one work meeting, a woman showed up to her meeting looking like an actual potato. According to Buzzfeed News, she had downloaded the fun filter for a happy hour event. She remained in potato form the rest of the meeting because she couldn’t figure out how to change the setting. Plus, pets and kids who are home can enter the work screen resulting in some funny flounders.

Today on AirTalk, we want to hear all of your epic “zoom fails.” Share your stories on air by calling us at 866-893-5722.