by Paige Bourquin
Recently, a 13-year-old pug named Noodles has taken TikTok and the internet by storm. Tiktoker Jongraz posts daily the same thing: lifting up the old pug and seeing if he is able to stand or not. Depending on whether or not he has “bones” (stands) determines the day you will have. If Noodles is unable to stand by himself (“no bones”), it’s going to be a mediocre day. But if he does have bones, then that means to treat yourself because it’s going to be a great day!
The internet is divided on whether or not this pug is truly a divine force. Multiple influences have posted about a bones day, whether telling their fans to enjoy themselves on a bones-day or take it easy and remember to love themselves on a no bones day such as Adobe’s official account tweeting, “Do you really have a creative block or is it just a no bones day?”
There are, of course, the skeptics. On the EagleView News staff, 30% of the people asked disagreed with the idea that the bones decide what type of day you’re going to have. A recurring skepticism surrounds whether someone was having a good day on a no bones day or a bad day on a bones day. The most likely answer is confirmation bias, where if something happens, we have the tendency to search for, interpret, favor, and recall information in a way that confirms or supports our prior beliefs or values. Is Noodle truly magical, or is he…an old dog? That’s for you to decide. May your days always have bones.