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Somehow this driver managed to hit himself with his own car

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Warning: Coarse language in this video.

Getting hit by your own car really takes some talent.

But if you want to find out how to do it, here’s a few pointers as per this video from Facebook page Dash Cam Owners Australia.

The clip was shot in the Sydney suburb of Malabar, and shows a man getting out of his car to try and talk to the beeping driver behind him. The only problem is that he forgets to put his car’s handbrake on, and let’s just say it all goes downhill from there.

Fortunately, the man in question appears to be fine — eventually arguing with the driver behind him. His ego, maybe not so much. Read more…

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Protester hugs a Nazi and asks ‘Why do you hate me?’

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The age-old debate: Should you punch a Nazi? 

Here’s a new one: Should you hug one? Probably not, but a protester outside white supremacist Richard Spencer’s failed speech in Gainesville, Florida this week tried the tactic. 

High school football coach Aaron Courtney approached Randy Furniss, who was wearing a t-shirt emblazoned with swastikas and had been punched earlier. 

A man wearing swastikas is punched at a protest against white nationalist #RichardSpencer https://t.co/NQx2rLelNW #SpenceratUF📷:Brian Blanco pic.twitter.com/DuK6b8VmIX

— Getty Images News (@GettyImagesNews) October 19, 2017 Read more…

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Hillary Clinton tried to use a very relatable trick to skip Trump’s inauguration, but alas, it didn’t work

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Hey, it’s October and here we are, still talking about President Donald Trump’s inauguration.

Hillary Clinton was on The Graham Norton Show on Friday to promote the release of her book What Happened when the two got talking about Trump’s inauguration in January, which she attended alongside other former presidents and their spouses. 

Obviously, Clinton, who won the popular vote by 3 million but lost the election due to the Electoral College, didn’t really feel like going to Trump’s inauguration. So she tried to get out of it the same way anyone tries to get out of a social gathering they don’t want to attend. Read more…

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Abused Rescue Dog Is Terrified Of Everyone Except This Adorable Toddler

Nora’s previous owners had abused her to the point where she’s now scared to death of every living being – except one toddler. “We got our girl Nora, an English Pointer, from a rescue shelter seven years ago prior to having kids,” her owner Elizabeth told Bored Panda. “Despite having come from an abusive situation her sweet and gentle nature shone through and we knew with certainty she would be a wonderful family dog when the time came. She absolutely did not disappoint!”

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Military VR programs are working to train soldiers to deal with pressure

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Black Mirror is way ahead of us again. 

Virtual reality training is being developed as a method to equip troops with resilience training before deployment — something a Black Mirror episode toyed with in season three.

Australia’s Minister for Defence Industry, Christopher Pyne, has announced $2.2 million for a University of Newcastle project that aims to develop enhanced resilience training for military personnel using VR and biometrics.

The program, which will work in conjunction with the ADF’s existing Battle SMART stress resilience training program, will see neuroscientists designing simulated environments to replicate real-world combat scenarios in VR. Read more…

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Large-scale sculptures take over the Australian coastline

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Burger bait. A cavalcade of charging horses. A plastic bubble paradise. They’re all sitting on the coastline of Australia.

Every year, the two-kilometre coastal walk from Sydney’s Bondi Beach to Tamarama becomes an open-air gallery for the celebrated Sculpture by the Sea exhibition, with selected artists invited to install sculptural works along the shoreline for three weeks in spring.

Started in 1997 and now featuring 100 works every year, it’s one of Australia’s most popular, free, annual events, attracting half a million visitors in 2016. Read more…

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Sonos One and Alexa is an audio marriage made in heaven

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This sounds amazing.

That’s what I thought when I got all my Sonos speakers playing the late Tom Petty’s Won’t Back Down and the first floor of my home filled with his distinct, Gainesville, Florida, twang. 

I chose that song with my voice and not by speaking to the first-generation Amazon Echo I have in my home, but by speaking directly to the brand new Sonos One smart speaker.

Sonos is just one of an increasing number of third-party partners integrating Amazon’s soon-to-be ubiquitous digital voice assistant Alexa. On the one hand, this seems redundant. Why do I need a Sonos Alexa-enabled speaker when I already have the Amazon Echo to drive what was my two-speaker Sonos system? Read more…

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