Mumps is going round Newcastle and there’s a Twitter thread of before and after pics
Swollen cheeks out for the boys
It seems there is somewhat of a 'mumps epidemic' going round Newcastle with lots of students being diagnosed over the last month or so.
One of the noticeable symptoms of mumps is a swollen face and these students are seeing the lighter side of the illness and showing off their best pics.
The tweet started by club night Oops, has shown the sense of humour of Newcastle students, creating a long thread of people's before and after pics.
The initial tweet from Oops, showed them offering mumps sufferers the chance to win an ASOS gift card and some other prizes if they shared the best picture of their 'mumps head'.
We need to do like before/after. So like a normal photo then compared to your mumps head. Best one I’ll give you £100 voucher for like Asos or something. And I’ll do some other prizes. Seen as you have been through the wars and that
— Oops! (@Oops_Ncl) January 12, 2020
And here are some of our favourite entries:
Same hair, different face
wish I could say this was photoshop 😭 pic.twitter.com/5IHvJB6LlK
— Sam Garner (@samkgarner16) January 12, 2020
A DIFFERENT PERSON
Peep the camera roll on the last photo, mumps stops no shoots
Come fly off my chin with me
— Amy (@AmyDixon99) January 13, 2020
He literally has two faces
My boyfriend looked after me the entire time bc he had his vaccines as a child…. immediately caught it straight after me hahahahahaha pic.twitter.com/3IRhIdXZut
— 🌹 liv 🌹 (@oliviamurphyx_) January 13, 2020
No, we agree with you there, this is not normal
She PLAYED us
2020 let's have ya
got diagnosed on New Year’s Day . Excellent start to the year pic.twitter.com/b5BunFLbTq
— alistair (@alistair4sythh) January 13, 2020
When will the face stop growing?!?!?!?
Oops decided to then make three people winners for being able to see the lighter side of mumps.
Niamh took first place and can we really argue?!
Look at the size of her face. Oops tweeted: "you look like an emoji".
Liv came in second place, winning £50. Some compensation for having a swollen face for a week we guess.
If I don’t win this I’m seriously shook pic.twitter.com/WLDBU6OOrW
— Liv (@OliviaHarkin_) January 12, 2020
Matt came in third, being told: "with mumps you look like Ed Milliband". Is there a compliment in there somewhere?
Don't you know, pump it up,
You got to pump it up, pic.twitter.com/H5OexMAmoT
— Matthew Smith (@matt__sm1th) January 12, 2020
We think you're all winners for embracing the turbulent weeks and sharing the pictures for everyone to have a laugh at.