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Absolute heroes brave rising floodwaters to save a giant spider


Giant spiders are the kind of creature many people are deathly afraid of, but bless the rest who are willing to lend them a hand.

Like this one found clinging to a branch outside a supermarket in the Queensland, Australia town of Halifax on Sunday, as floodwaters raged on below.

Video of the stranded arachnid was uploaded to Facebook by Andrea Gofton, where of course someone had to put their hand next to it to prove how big it is.

Later, another video shows a man taking the entire branch and placing it onto dry land, where it could scurry away. Read more…

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Landmarks around the world light up for International Women’s Day


Cities worldwide have outfitted their buildings with magenta lights to commemorate women on International Women’s Day. 

Here are some of the globe’s most iconic landmarks, honoring women with bright lights and projected messages.


Madrid’s Neptune fountain turns pink for International Women’s Day #8deMarzoHuelgaFeminista

— Sara Houlison (@SaraHoulison) March 8, 2018

Spain saw one of its biggest public demonstrations in history as an estimated 5 million people striked across the country, according to The Guardian. The millions of women workers protested machismo culture and workplace harassment. Madrid’s Neptune Fountain was lit up in magenta in honor of the strike.  Read more…

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The only ‘Mulan’ remake you need to see is right here


Remakes of Disney classics are a tricky thing to do successfully, but in 38 seconds, this group of brilliant young minds put every attempt to shame in a hilarious rendition of “I’ll Make a Man Out of You” from the 1998 film Mulan

Twitter user @senseileskee and a group of friends banded together to create the now-viral clip of the song for a school project, performing a routine that is almost identical to the one from the animated film. 

three days, five broken sticks, a shoe and volleyball stuck in a tree, and 2883827274832 hours of bloopers ALL for a 38 second video 🤦🏾‍♂️😂 — Micronesian Mulan 👌🏿💛

— skee 🍇 (@senseileskee) March 3, 2018 Read more…

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Drake’s ‘God’s Plan’ is now a meme, soundtracking your minor, but good deeds


OK, so it’s very likely you won’t be able to give away close to a million dollars as Drake does in his video for “God’s Plan.”

Not that it should stop you from trying to replicate the feeling he gets, kinda.

People on Twitter are parodying Drake’s charitable efforts in his music video with their own good, albeit very minor good deeds. 

Then “God’s Plan” starts playing, of course, in the background.

Me: *Holds door open*

Friend: Thanks—

*God’s plan starts playing*

— 🤞🏼🤞🏼🏁👁‍🗨 (@notklyde) February 26, 2018 Read more…

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Apparently impressed by their appetite for mornings, company offers thieves a ‘job’


Theft is never fun, but thankfully some people see some humour in it.

A New Zealand business called Smith Crane & Construction put up a Facebook post on Tuesday to find the people who stole their tools on Saturday morning — so they can offer them a job.

“We thought you might like to come and work for us? Maybe make an honest living instead of thieving off us?” reads the post.

It appears the owners are more impressed at the thieves’ ability to get out of bed on time, have a working knowledge of power tools, and have a truck to drive around, than annoyed by the theft. Read more…

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Adorable exchange between Ryan Reynolds and Tessa Virtue reignites Moir shippers


Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue, the gold-winning figure skaters from Canada, are the Ross and Rachel of this year’s Winter Olympics. 

Although Moir addressed romance rumors as “none of your business” — complete with sassy snaps — their fans are still convinced that his partnership with Virtue is more than just a professional relationship. 

This is how Scott Moir helps Tessa Virtue off the podium. What a prince#VirtueMoir #XX

— Maddie (@mQharper) February 20, 2018

Fellow Canadian Ryan Reynolds is one of those fans. On Monday he tweeted his support for the Team Canada, and implied that the figure skating duo was a couple: “And thank you @tessavirtue & @ScottMoir for agreeing to raise my children as your own.”  Read more…

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Thousands of people are apparently gathering to say ‘wow’ like Owen Wilson


First, people gathered in public places to scream like Goku. 

Now, they’re turning it down a notch, instead meeting up to quietly say “wow” like Owen Wilson.

Thousands of people have clicked “attending” for an event planned for Monday, Feb. 26 in Melbourne’s Federation Square — 3,800, in fact. The event will apparently see a group of people show up, quietly say “wow” and leave.

“Let’s put some positivity out there into the world! Let’s marvel at the beauty and Wonder of this incredible planet we live on, and let’s WOW like Owen Wilson!” reads the event description. Read more…

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What would parents do to their kids if they ridiculed a senator? Give them ice cream, apparently


Wednesday’s CNN town hall on gun violence was always going to be a heated affair.

But the forum also presented numerous opportunities for the students, teachers and parents of Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, to confront decision makers about inaction on guns.

Namely Republican Senator Marco Rubio, who was asked by shooting survivor Cameron Kasky if he would reject contributions from the National Rifle Association, in a nod to the lobby group’s political influence.

Cameron Kasky, who survived the school shooting: “Sen. Rubio, can you tell me right now that you will not accept a single donation from the NRA?”
Rubio: “People buy into my agenda, and I do support the Second Amendment” #StudentsStandUp

— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) February 22, 2018 Read more…

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Fergie performed a jazzy rendition of the national anthem. It did not go well.


Alright, where do you even start with a performance like this.

Pop star and Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie opened the NBA All-Star game with her rendition of the national anthem, and by goodness, it was an interesting rendition to say the least.

While other singers may have opted for a straight-up, no fuss performance; Fergie gave the anthem a jazzy twist, which is incredible in both its braveness and repugnance for the ear. 

There’s no saving jazz this time, folks.

Throughout the performance, Fergie wildly shifts between different keys for some reason.  Read more…

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Watch Lupita Nyong’o and Letitia Wright freestyle a ‘Black Panther’ inspired rap


The best freestyle rapper in Wakanda is clearly Letitia Wright.

Celebrating the release of the already-smash-hit Marvel superhero movie Black Panther, co-stars  Lupita Nyong’o and Letitia Wright decided to share a few impromptu bars. 

The Black Panther lives… and so does Troublemaker! Introducing MC Underbite (@LetitiaWright), best freestyler in Wakanda. All cred to my girl @RobynHoodmusic for the original inspiration and my bars
Happy #BlackPantherDay! #BlackPanther 🎵🎶 @travbryanmusic

— Lupita Nyong’o (@Lupita_Nyongo) February 16, 2018 Read more…

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Colorado Girl Scouts can sell their cookies in front of marijuana dispensaries now


There’s good news for Colorado residents prone to munchies: as of Friday, you only need to make one stop to get both Girl Scout Cookies and weed. 

Girl Scouts of Colorado updated its cookie sales policy to allow Girl Scouts to sell their boxes outside of cannabis dispensaries. 

This is a change of heart for the organization, which previously banned setting up cookie booths in front of dispensaries. In a deleted tweet from 2014, its Colorado council stated, “If you are wondering, we don’t allow our Girl Scouts to sell cookies in front of marijuana shops or liquor stores/bars.”  Read more…

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New Zealand’s prime minister looks like the lead of a crime show in her Vogue shoot


It’s somewhat rare for New Zealand politicians to attract global attention, but Jacinda Ardern’s star continues to rise.

The current New Zealand Prime Minister is featured in the March issue of Vogue, where she’s been labelled the “anti-Trump,” admired for the way she speaks about poverty and homelessness with a “blend of Bernie Sanders’s bluntness and Elizabeth Warren’s fearlessness.”

But of course, being Vogue, there was plenty of attention dedicated to Ardern’s photoshoot. Clarke Gayford, Ardern’s partner, made the photo his wallpaper.

….well thats the desktop

— Clarke Gayford (@NZClarke) February 15, 2018 Read more…

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People are mesmerised by this snake’s elegant movement along a fence


Snakes move in mysterious ways, but perhaps not always as mesmerisingly as this.

A video posted on the Facebook page of Bangor Vineyard Shed in Australia shows a Tasmanian tiger snake trying to navigate a thin fence line, which looks to be pretty challenging.

“I guess when you are a snake for a living then it’s quite cool to get a perspective from a new angle now and then. But that really does look like an awkward way to get around!” the post reads.

This Tasmanian tiger snake certainly has an interesting way of getting around @bangorfarm! #WildOz

— Wildlife Land Trust (@wlt_au) February 14, 2018 Read more…

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Swiss Olympic skier casually rides up escalator with one arm on his day off


Competing at an Olympics is a serious affair, not that it seems to worry Fabian Bösch too much.

The 20-year-old Swiss skier isn’t due to compete until next Sunday in the men’s Slopestyle event, so in the meantime he’s having a bit of fun — or you could call it a spot of training.

Here’s Bösch casually holding onto the rail of an escalator, except he’s not on the steps, instead hanging off the side. The dude has a strong right arm.

A post shared by Fabian Bösch (@buhsch) on

It’s not the only time Bösch has pulled off a stunt for Instagram, even if the risk of injury would probably send any coach into a conniption. Read more…

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Guy discovers cheeky easter egg on a PS2 disc 14 years after it was released


We doubt anyone pays attention to what’s on a gaming disc, unless the thing is scratched.

But if you have a copy of 2004’s The Bard’s Tale, the rather funny RPG has an easter egg printed on the disc certain fans might be aware of.

For the rest of us underlings, we’ve only just discovered the joke via a tweet posted by @ajelansolo on Saturday. Here he’s posted a picture of the PlayStation 2 disc, which has the message “really disturbing image… flip disc over.” 

The disc, of course, is reflective.

This PS2 game just flat out gave me the most devastating

— A$AP BLOCK ME (@alejansolo) February 9, 2018 Read more…

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The Leslie Jones Winter Olympics live-tweeting has officially begun!


Every two years, for a few weeks, we all get to enjoy a global phenomenon that brings many countries together: Leslie Jones live-tweeting the Olympics.

Since the Opening Ceremony kicked off the Winter Games yesterday, the Saturday Night Live comedian has returned to Twitter with her enthusiasm, her jokes, and her sheer patriotism. It is a joy.

Two years ago during the Rio Summer Games, Jones was a breakout star for her seriously funny running commentary on the sports. And as of Saturday, she’s back in the saddle. The events are different, but her hilarity remains the same. Read more…

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Urban Dictionary wipes offensive and racist definitions for ‘aboriginal’


Urban Dictionary has made its name through user-submitted definitions, explaining words which normal dictionaries don’t.

While this freedom allows the site’s users to explain the most vulgar of slang, it’s opened the doors for egregiously racist and discriminatory definitions of regular words.

As reported by Junkee, an online campaign spearheaded by the Facebook page Blackfulla Revolution appears to have been successful in forcing the site to remove offensive definitions of the word “aboriginal.” 

These definitions were specifically targeted at Indigenous Australians, and were prevalent on the majority of the word’s entries up until recently.  Read more…

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Dudes brawl on train, then unexpectedly end up hugging it out


Well, this is unexpectedly heartwarming.

Two unnamed commuters who were traveling on a train in Sydney, Australia got into a fight for unknown reasons, in a video shot by Judita Aku-wei Winter but uploaded by Ten News on Friday.

The situation predictably got ugly, but the end result was uh, well, a hug. “If you don’t mean it, I don’t mean it,” one of the men tells his former opponent.

To be fair, it’s Australia: A place where you can get into a tiff with someone and still be friends afterwards. Read more…

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Here’s a snake eating a possum, because Australia


Australian animals are terrifying enough, but it doesn’t get more unsettling than watching one of them eat another.

A carpet python named Monty was filmed devouring a possum in the backyard of Gold Coast resident Greg Hosking’s home on Monday afternoon.

“It was pretty exciting to watch. It’s mesmerising in an alarming kind of way,” Hosking told ABC News

It took about 45 minutes for Monty to devour the possum, but we think this 1-minute video is enough for most people. Read more…

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Philadelphia greased poles to stop Eagles fans from climbing them. It didn’t work.


The last time the Philadelphia Eagles were in the Super Bowl, we only just started using MySpace and the iPod was still some newfangled thing.

So it’s no wonder the city was extra careful in the lead up to the Eagles NFC Championship game against the Minnesota Vikings, because a win — taking the team to the Super Bowl — would have the place in raptures.

Last week, businesses were also warned to put everything they owned inside and keep security cameras on. Then there were the crews dubbed “Crisco Cops” who greased poles to stop people from climbing on top of them.  Read more…

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Pesky crocodile steals fisherman’s catch like it’s NBD


We get fighting for what you’ve worked for, but maybe not up against a crocodile.

A fisherman came a bit too close to the reptile while trying to reel in a barramundi at Cahills Crossing in the Northern Territory, Australia.

In a video posted on the Facebook page Bonker’s Adventure on Sunday, the crocodile can be seen chasing after the fish — still attached to the line — then wrestling it away as the fisherman retreats. 

Uh, yeah, no thanks.

“I knew it was a bit risky but the plan was to stay well away from the water, even once I got my fish,” fisherman Luke Robertson told NT News. Read more…

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David Harbour from ‘Stranger Things’ makes another big fan promise for lots of retweets


Good guy David Harbour is back with his big promises.

The Stranger Things star has pledged to become ordained and preside over the wedding ceremony of Twitter user @ErickaElizabth, but only if he gets 125,000 retweets.

There’s a bit of time though, the wedding is slated for September.

What would it take to get @DavidKHarbour to be the Officiant at my wedding in September?!

— Ericka (@ErickaElizabth) January 15, 2018

Of course, the wedding date will have to work with the shooting schedule of Season 3 of Stranger Things.  Read more…

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Mark Wahlberg donated his $1.5 million ‘All The Money’ fee to Time’s Up


In the wake of an uproar over the $1.5 million Mark Wahlberg was paid for his All The Money In The World reshoots, the actor announced Saturday that he will donate the money in his costar Michelle Williams’ name to the Time’s Up legal defense fund.

Wahlberg’s hefty reshoot fee made headlines earlier this week after it was reported that Williams earned just $1,000 for her time. 

The cast of All The Money In The World reshot multiple scenes after director Ridley Scott cut actor Kevin Spacey from the film following multiple sexual assault allegations. Christopher Plummer replaced himUSA Today first reported the massive pay discrepancy on Tuesday. Read more…

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Trump’s racist ‘sh*thole’ comment: Who censored and who didn’t?


Trump’s racist comment about “shithole” countries shocked with its crudity, leaving the press figuring out how to deal with the word.

The U.S. president used the word to refer to Haiti, El Salvador and other African countries. Trump questioned why its people were were coming to America, and asked lawmakers why the U.S. didn’t accept more people from Norway, a majority Nordic (white) country.

In the original Washington Post report, “shithole” appears in all its unsightliness throughout the article and in its headline.  Read more…

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The first draft of that steamed hams script from ‘The Simpsons’ was excellent too


So, the steamed hams skit in The Simpsons’ “22 Short Films About Springfield” is a pretty hot meme right now.

Also known as “Skinner & The Superintendent,” the scene featuring Superintendent Chalmers and Principal Skinner is one of the show’s funniest, but has landed an extra bit of comedic oomph thanks to the plethora of remixes by people on the internet.

In case you haven’t been keeping up, here’s the steamed hams skit performed to a custom Guitar Hero song, for some reason.

Or this guy who hasn’t seen The Simpsons before, so he improvises the whole scene in one take. Read more…

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People in Oregon are freaking out about pumping their own gas


For many people around the world, refilling your own car at self-service stations has been a very normal thing for years.

Not for many people rural Oregon, who from Jan. 1 were allowed to pump their own gas as a result of the introduction of new bill introduced in the state.

Passed last May, House Bill 2482 allows for self-service refilling in counties which have a population of less than 40,000. Oregon was one of two U.S. states which long banned the practice, the other still being New Jersey.

With the new year ticking over, there were a number of Oregonians angry about the potential change to self-service statewide in a viral Facebook post. Read more…

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Someone made a bad lip reading Trump Christmas song and it’s annoyingly catchy


Bad lip readings are mostly unrealistic, which makes them a hoot to watch. Their latest video, however, is all about Christmas and the Trump. It doesn’t ask you to stretch your imagination too much, except imaging the president singing with a reasonable pitch. 

The Donald sings and dances his way through a holiday song we didn’t really need in our lives, but it’s here and it’s unfortunately for us all, a little catchy.  Read more…

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People are angry over Miss America CEO’s alleged sexist and fat-shaming emails


Miss America has lost its TV partner following troubling emails allegedly written by the pageant organization’s CEO, Sam Haskell.

The leaked emails were published in the Huffington Post on Thursday, accusing Haskell and his colleagues of ridiculing past winners on their weight, sex lives, and using vulgar language to describe them.

According to the report, Haskell appeared to have a “special disdain” for 2013 winner Mallory Hagan, conversing with other Miss America Organization (MAO) colleagues about her weight and speculating about her sexual activity. Read more…

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Lost submarine from World War I found after 103-year search


One of World War I’s biggest mysteries has finally been solved after a 103-year search.

On Sep. 14, 1914, Australia’s first submarine, the HMAS AE1, disappeared off the coast of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea. 

It followed a successful mission to help capture what was then known as German New Guinea, and was the first loss for what was a young Royal Australian Navy. 

35 crew members went missing without a trace.

The AE1.

The AE1.

Image: Department of Defence

That’s until an expedition this week, the 13th search for the submarine, which located the AE1 on Wednesday off the coast of the Duke of York Island group, in east Papua New Guinea.  Read more…

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Chick-fil-A steps in to feed the stranded at Atlanta airport… on a Sunday


Chick-fil-A, famed for never opening on Sundays and will likely never be, has made an exception.

The fast food chain is stepping in to feed passengers left affected by the Atlanta airport blackout, according to the City of Atlanta

They’ll be served at the Georgia International Convention Center, where they are able to stay overnight, which is a pretty nice consolation given what some of these people have gone through.

The City of Atlanta has mobilized the Georgia International Convention Center and will provide shuttle services for anyone who needs a place to stay for the night@ChickfilA will provide food for passengers.

— City of Atlanta, GA (@Cityofatlanta) December 18, 2017 Read more…

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Dark vs. Light: ‘Star Wars’ fans storm social media with dueling ‘Last Jedi’ opinions


Spoiler alert! This post contains big spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Seriously, get out of here now if you don’t want to know what happens.

The critical response to The Last Jedi has been overwhelmingly positive, with reviews lauding the film for — among other things — deviating from the Star Wars norm.

Audiences online, though, haven’t been quite so enamored of the movieAs Mashable reported earlier this week, the gap between Rotten Tomatoes scores from critics vs. those from moviegoers was, at one point, a whopping 37 percent.

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Spy agency launches interactive online test to see if you’re cut out for the job


Recruiting spies is seldom a public exercise, but Australia’s intelligence agency is doing something different.

The Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS), equivalent to the CIA and Britain’s MI6, has launched an online interactive test to discover people who are cut out for the job. 

Through a series of visual and aural exercises, the test seeks to identify suitable applicants that have the perception and empathy to work in the service. 

You’ll be required to pick out a missing number from a sequence, pick out faces in a crowd, and try and decipher information while three people are talking at the same time.  Read more…

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Chris Evans is a real life superhero in lending his support to bullied kid


By now you might’ve heard of middle schooler Keaton Jones, whose teary video details what bullies at school do to him.

Well, it’s been a wild and heartwarming 24 hours. The video has racked up more than 20 million views and support from thousands of people, proving that maybe all of humanity isn’t terrible.

Here’s the upsetting video, if you haven’t already seen it:

This is Keaton Jones. He is amazing. I hope those who bullied him get what’s coming to them. And

— Jamie O’Grady (@JamieOGrady) December 9, 2017 Read more…

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Aspiring poet’s rejection letter from 1928 is delightfully brutal


No one likes being rejected, especially when you receive a letter that gives your work an absolute dressing down.  

Penned by Australian publisher Angus & Robertson in 1928, the letter is addressed to Frederick Charles Meyer of Katoomba, who had sent a sample of his writing to the company.

The letter was sent by Kylie Parkinson to the Twitter page Letters of Note, who posted it on Tuesday. You’d rarely come across a letter as stern, albeit eloquent as this.

All other rejection letters can step down. We have a

— Letters of Note (@LettersOfNote) December 3, 2017 Read more…

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Someone’s impersonating Chris Pratt on Facebook and he’s not happy about it


Chris Pratt is a known prankster, but his latest Instagram post isn’t a joke at all. 

The Guardians of the Galaxy actor just discovered a fake profile claiming to be him on Facebook, and has taken upon himself to make sure no one is duped by the Chris Pratt that’s luring young female fans “trying to get their numbers and who knows what else.”

He sent out a warning on Instagram Thursday night, hoping to alert people to the dangers of the imposter. 

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Trump’s ‘Time’ tweet got better with every internet spoof


It’s Thanksgiving week, and you know what that means: Time for Donald Trump’s annual tiff with Time magazine and it’s “Person of the Year” issue. 

Trump won the honor last year, which should have silenced his irritation forthwith. But because he’s Donald Trump, he will not be satisfied unless he is the center of all attention always. 

Time Magazine called to say that I was PROBABLY going to be named “Man (Person) of the Year,” like last year, but I would have to agree to an interview and a major photo shoot. I said probably is no good and took a pass. Thanks anyway!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 24, 2017 Read more…

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Here’s why a Twitter account for Maine tourism gets so many notifications


Your relatable tweets are proving to be a real headache for the state of Maine.

As The Daily Dot pointed out Saturday, one of the many ways people announce that they’ve found a tweet relatable is by at-replying the Twitter handle “@me.” It’s tongue-in-cheek — a shorter way to say “that’s me” or “it me.”

The handle is also frequently used when someone says “don’t @ me,” but fails to put a space between “@” and “me.” That space makes a world of difference, y’all. Isn’t Twitter interesting?

Using “@me” has an unintended side effect. The handle @me is actually owned by, a website run by a man named Teddy Worcester to advertise Maine tourism.  Read more…

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You know you’re going to watch these two rats fight over a french fry


It’s been over two years since Pizza Rat taught us what it means to reach for the stars. It was 2015, a simpler time — one that you may be feeling nostalgic for even now.

And that’s why we know you’re going to watch this video of two rats battling for a french fry in the disgusting NYC subway. Come on, give it a try! It’s short, it’s fun, it’s dramatic. It even has a beginning, middle, and end.

Truly, what more could you ask for? Read more…

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This ‘Harry Potter’ sock advent calendar could free 24 house elves this Christmas


Free a house elf every day this Christmas, with this Harry Potter advent calendar filled with socks.

Perfect for wrenching poor ol’ Dobby from the Malfoys, Target’s new festive calendar contains 12 pairs of Harry Potter themed socks — that’s 24 freed house elves, people.

It’s going for $15 in Target’s online store, pretty decent for 12 pairs of socks. They feature design references to the Marauder’s Map, quidditch and the Deathly Hallows. 

Look at those socks, they’re cuter than a niffler (nah, nothing is cuter than a niffler). Read more…

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San Juan’s mayor has a message for Moe from ‘The Simpsons’


Moe the bartender and San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz both know what it’s like to have paper towels thrown at them. 

At least, that’s the message from The Simpsons, which released a video on Friday night announcing the show had raised $25,000 for the people of Puerto Rico. 

Apparently, Cruz appreciated the message. 

Thank you Moe for understanding how we feel. We have very little power but having @TheSimpsons in our corner fills our hearts with light.

— Carmen Yulín Cruz (@CarmenYulinCruz) November 4, 2017

The show made an appeal for aid after the first episode of Season 29, which also got a response from Cruz. Looks like it’s the start of a perfectly cromulent relationship.  Read more…

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Listen to Linkin Park’s new song ‘Looking for an Answer’


On Friday, Linkin Park played a star-studded show at the Hollywood Bowl, the band’s first since Chester Bennington’s death in July. 

At the concert, they debuted “Looking for an Answer,” a ballad written by band member Mike Shinoda shortly after Bennington’s death. Shinoda performed the song solo, accompanied only by piano. 

It’s sparse, lovely, and poignant — a must-listen for Linkin Park fans and, to be honest, everyone else. Read more…

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New Zealanders worry about a ‘chipocalypse’ as potato supply drops


We don’t want to ever live in a world where there is a “chipocalypse.”

No wonder New Zealanders are concerned at the prospect, as 20 percent of potato crops have been lost due to extended periods of wet weather, according to the New Zealand Herald.

Supermarkets have indicated to the newspaper there might be a shortage in potato crisps, as manufacturers have a smaller cut of potato crops in the country. Normal potato supply won’t return until the new year.

When the chips are down, people are going to freak out — a bit — on social media. Read more…

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Man tries to escape hotel bill by crossing a telephone wire over to the next building


If you’re afraid of heights, look away. A man in China tried fleeing a hotel bill by escaping through a high-rise window, and climbing onto thin telephone wires to get to another building all the way across the street.

Unfortunately, he appears to have underestimated how difficult that would be, and he’s seen struggling to keep his balance, even swinging his body over the swaying wire to anchor it.

Eventually, he ends up trapped between two wires, dangling at a height estimated to be around the 19th floor, based on video footage. Read more…

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Jimmy Kimmel tears apart his critics on health care bill


Jimmy Kimmel isn’t taking your shit lying down.

On Tuesday night, Kimmel went to town on the Graham-Cassidy bill — proposed by Republican senators Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy — for failing the “Jimmy Kimmel test.” 

In the monologue, Kimmel said Cassidy “lied right to my face” when he appeared on the show in May, where the senator promised coverage for kids like Kimmel’s son who was born with congenital heart disease.  

In the day after Kimmel’s outburst on the bill, politicians and television personalities lined up to criticise the talk show host. Like Cassidy, who accused Kimmel of not understanding the bill, when talking to CNN‘s Chris Cuomo on Wednesday morning.   Read more…

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Yeah, so here's Lil Wayne's weird cover of the 'Friends' theme


Feel free to file this in the “unlikeliest covers ever” folder.

Lil Wayne covered the Friends theme song, poking fun at the San Francisco 49ers’ poor start to the NFL season in a promotion for the league’s second week on Fox.

Well, as fans would know the 49ers did indeed go 0-2 with their loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, but the upshot is that we’ve got this utterly bizarre Lil Wayne cover to store in our minds forever.  Read more…

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World's oldest person dies, giving title to Japanese supercentenarian


Some sad news out of Jamaica: the world’s oldest person has died. 

Violet Mosse-Brown was 117 years old, born on March 10, 1900, in Jamaica.

The prime minister of Jamaica, Andrew Holness, posted about Mosse-Brown’s death Friday evening.

With her death, Japanese 117-year-old Nabi Tajima is now the known oldest human on the planet. She was born on Aug. 4, 1900, in Japan, a few months after Mosse-Brown.

Our oldest person in the world Mrs. Violet Mosse-Brown has died. She was 117 years old.

Rest In Peace Mrs Mosse-Brown#worldsoldestperson

— Andrew Holness (@AndrewHolnessJM) September 16, 2017 Read more…

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Heinz's new Australian ad could be mistaken for a Pixar short film


If you’re in the business of marketing baked beans, you’ll pull out a fair few stops and a large budget to cut through the noise.

Heinz has launched their new Australian ad for baked beans, as part of their new ‘Can Size for Every Aussie’ product launch, and it could be mistaken for a Pixar short.

Created over a year, the ad has a rather Up vibe. It focuses on central character Geoff, head of innovation at the company. Essentially, the ad is a three-minute life narrative of a man addicted to beans, and his future wife in the spaghetti department. See for yourself above. Read more…

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