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Badass little otter pup is a survivor, he gonna make it

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Police release cringeworthy video telling kids not to buy drugs

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We’re not sure what’s in the water Down Under, but Australian police like to try and outdo each other by having the country’s weirdest social media presence.

While you might have seen the Nickelback-hating work of the Queensland Police, Northern Territory Police is here to throw its hat in the ring with an ’80s-style safety video for the upcoming Darwin festival, Bass In The Grass.

It’s chockful of VHS-esque filters, throwback graphics, and of course, really, really bad acting. The video is definitely cringeworthy, but we think they were totally going for that.  Read more…

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Guy steals the mic and proposes to his girlfriend at his graduation

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If you’re trying to surprise your girlfriend or boyfriend with the big question, there may be no time they’ll be expecting it less than at your own graduation.

Your moment on stage at your typical college graduation only lasts a few brief moments, but a graduate at Baylor University in Texas stole the show this year with a very memorable acceptance. 

Immediately after receiving his diploma and without warning, graduate Joseph Dizdar grabbed the microphone on stage, and took the opportunity to propose to his girlfriend.  Read more…

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Architecture

Fox News’ Tucker Carlson will do absolutely anything to avoid talking about the Trump fiasco

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Did Donald Trump really ask FBI Director James Comey to shut down his Russia investigation? 

Is this story real? Are you real? What is reality? 

Tucker Carlson of Fox News is asking these tough questions. 

Tucker’s lead at 8 pic.twitter.com/ZldaSJVtwC

— Josh Kraushaar (@HotlineJosh) May 17, 2017

If it seems like he’s avoiding the news that the president of the United States may be engaged of obstruction of justice, don’t be fooledTucker Carlson Tonight looks beyond Beltway politics to answer the big, existential questions.

Tucker Carlson nailed it tonight, you guyspic.twitter.com/onRIdGjBF2

— Molly Knight (@molly_knight) May 17, 2017 Read more…

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Some dude wearing an Australian flag jumped onstage at Eurovision and mooned everyone

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Eurovision fans often complain that Australia shouldn’t be included in the contest — after all, it’s not a European country. And now … the critics have quite a bit more fuel for their fire. Or, alternatively, a reason to include the Aussies forever and ever after a stunt on the show’s finale.

Here’s what went down (under). While last year’s winner, Jamala, was performing her number, an enthusiastic man wearing an Australian flag somehow got himself onto the stage. He then proceeded to moon everyone. Fun!

And the internet, predictably, went wild. (Worth noting: many people watching Eurovision had been drinking for a while at this point.) Read more…

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Trump finally tweets (and promptly deletes) a unifying message

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President Donald Trump is all about togetherness this weekend.

POTUS woke up, skipped his usual vicious Saturday morning tweetstorm, and instead, waited until the afternoon to tweet a simple, yet powerfully unifying two letters in the form of the word: “We.”

Image: screengrab/twitter

Now, we’re assuming this was an accidental tweet — which Trump, along with his Press Secretary, Sean Spicer, are very familiar with — because the message was promptly deleted.

President Trump has already proven to be truly just so horrible at using the social media platform that this comes as no surprise, but the tweet spoke volumes to Trump’s Twitter followers. Read more…

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Bear attempts to break into store, runs right into a glass door

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Police chopper warns paddleboarders they’re surrounded by 15 sharks

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New footage shot near Capistrano Beach from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department adds to the evidence that Southern California has a really bad shark problem this year. 

“You are paddleboarding next to approximately 15 great white sharks,” Deputy Brian Stockbridge announced  from the helicopter to the beachgoers below.

Thankfully, the sharks were relatively small and were not acting aggressively, so the area beaches were not closed but put under shark advisory instead, the Orange County Register reports

“We haven’t had any reports of anyone being bumped or charged, just observations of them either swimming or breaching,” OC Lifeguards Chief Jason Young told the Register. Read more…

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Guy scares the crap out of a bear using a dancing clown doll

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To many people in the world, bears are majestic and mysterious beasts — the king of the forest. To others, bears are a trash-eating nuisance. 

Considering bears are capable of ripping off your face, getting them to stop eating your trash once they’ve discovered the deliciousness of your leftover spaghetti isn’t so simple. Bear-proof trash cans can help, but they’re smart creatures, and they love to eat trash.

YouTuber Jordan Ogle discovered a brand new way to protect his garbage from his local hungry bear, proving that even wildlife thinks that clowns are creepy. 

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Toddler’s ‘how to’ video proves she’s a way better mechanic than you

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When it comes to car stuff, not many of us are experts.

But thanks to the adorable stylings of a three-year-old YouTuber, you can finally get an idea of how to change your car’s oil. The host of the channel “Little How To Girl” can’t quite do all of the physical stuff, but she’s doing better at adulting than some adults we know.

And she does a pretty hilarious cover of “Kumbaya,” where the lyrics are replaced with “the oil’s draining, m’lord, Kumbaya.” 

Impressive.  Read more…

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Architecture

Lightning strike leaves a surprise for an unsuspecting motorist

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Thanks to the rise of cheap and reliable dashcams, the internet is filled with random occurrences people have witnessed behind the wheel.

While we’ve seen plenty of meteor strikes, instant justice delivered to bad drivers, and even plane crashes, this clip of a bolt of lighting hitting a bird and whacking it right out of the sky is one for the weird record books.  Read more…

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The spaghetti-stuffed meatball is here to make you feel bloated

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When it comes to creating weird food, the power couple behind HellthyJunkFood are the unofficial YouTuber champions. From oversized concoctions to DIY versions of fast food, JP and Julia know how to keep things funky.

But this time, they’ve gone too far.

There’s not much room for creativity when it comes to the classic spaghetti and meatballs, so JP and Julia decided to put some spaghetti inside a meatball. Yes, inside the meatball.

We reluctantly approve of this creation, but agree that a smaller version would be a bit more practical.  Read more…

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Pottermore announces the official ‘Harry Potter’ book club of your dreams

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Harry Potter fans, it’s time to channel your inner Hermione: on Friday, Pottermore announced its official Wizarding World Book Club.

The club will start in June in honor of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone‘s 20th anniversary. 

New readers as well as seasoned superfans are welcome to join the group — the only starting requirement is that you read one Potter book per month. You’ll get more time to read as the books get longer.

As for exactly how book discussions will work, Pottermore says there’s more info to come — but we do know that (1) each week will focus on a unique theme in the series and (2) some of the discussion will take place on Twitter. Read more…

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Nick Viall has his own men’s grooming startup, of course

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Now that he probably can’t appear on the Bachelor franchise again, Nick Viall needs a new career. 

The four-time Bachelor, Bachelorette, and Bachelor in Paradise star has a new endeavor: a men’s grooming startup called The Polished Gent

“I’m 36 years old, and I think I look young as f*ck. And we can all agree that I’ve polished up over the past few years. How did I do it? I have been using this amazing combination of products religiously,” Viall said in an Instagram video announcing the line’s launch. 

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Badass mother whale fights off orcas attacking her calf

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Video of very serious lawyers listening to Eminem’s ‘Lose Yourself’ is hilariously awkward

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These very, very serious lawyers are definitely not losing themselves in this music or moment.

Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” was played for this unsmiling group of lawyers as part of a case alleging that New Zealand’s National Party breached copyright with a piece of music used in a 2014 campaign ad.

The case kicked off in Wellington High Court on Monday. Lawyer for the plaintiff Eight Mile Style, Gary Williams, says the party bought the music called “Eminem Esque” from a company called BeatBox, according to NewsHub. The party rejects the allegation. Read more…

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Seth Rogen and The Lonely Island tease a film about a ‘music festival that goes horribly wrong’

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In addition to its many other failures, it looks like Fyre Fest is also an unintentional copycat.

According to some Friday tweets from Seth Rogen and The Lonely Island, the two are combining comedic forces for a film about a “music festival that goes horribly wrong.” Interesting! That sounds familiar.

This seems like a good time to mention the movie we are making with @thelonelyisland about a music festival that goes HORRIBLY WRONG.

— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) April 28, 2017

For real, thinking about suing #FyreFestival for stealing our ideahttps://t.co/uiLxhzLg85

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This creepy face hiding in a lamppost is freaking the internet out

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The town of Salem, Massachusetts is infamous for spooky happenings, so when the mayor shares a creepy photo of a face hidden in a lamppost, people are going to take note. 

Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll tweeted out an eerie photo of a lamppost on Wednesday that appeared to have a ghostly face trapped inside.  

Anybody else see a face in this light?…Totally eerie, eh pic.twitter.com/W5OeVlz9yQ

— Kim Driscoll (@MayorDriscoll) April 26, 2017

@MayorDriscoll It’s there. And you’re in Salem. Nuff said.

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Man-hating fish jumps out of water, nails water skier in the penis

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A renegade fish on a mission to destroy humans landed a direct hit on a water skier in Japan recently. 

A member of the Waseda Waterski Team known as Miroku was water-skiing on the Tone River near the Kantō region in Japan when disaster struck. A sizable fish jumped out of the water and nailed Miroku right in the penis, Rocket News reports.

Miroku dropped the tow line and appeared to double over in pain following the assault. Thankfully, it appears that he recovered from his injuries, because he later tweeted the video of the incident, and it has since received over 65,000 retweets at the time of writing.  Read more…

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Serena Williams has a message for the creep who made ‘racist’ comments about her baby

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Serena Williams, of course, is not to be messed with. Serena as a mom? Doubly so. 

Williams shut down ugly comments Romanian Fed Cup captain Ilie Natase made about the child she’s expecting with fiancé Alexis Ohanian with a classy note on Instagram. In it, she denounces his remarks as “racist.” 

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A post shared by Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) on Apr 24, 2017 at 12:58pm PDT

“Let’s see what color it has,” the 70-year old Natase crudely asked at a press conference when no one asked him to comment on Williams or her baby to begin with. “Chocolate with milk?”   Read more…

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