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Tortoise races hare IRL and you won’t believe what happens unless you’ve read an ancient fable

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And all this time we thought Aesop was some dumb punk making up BS.

As it turns out, the Ancient Greek storyteller credited with the tale of The Tortoise and The Hare had a pretty decent fan theory about what would happen if a tortoise raced a hare: the tortoise would win, slowly and steadily, while the hare would bounce around like a freaking idiot and get embarrassed. 

A video tweeted by @rodriguezdagod shows a seemingly sanctioned, well-attended race between a tortoise and a hare, in which the humble tortoise wins easily.

Dear God. It ACTUALLY fucking happened pic.twitter.com/h5J6ibytAU

— King Nathan, XV 🇹🇹 (@RodriguezDaGod) October 6, 2017 Read more…

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Woman Instagrams her catcallers to prove an important point

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Anyone who’s experienced catcalling knows how uncomfortable the experience can be — but one woman has found a way to bring more attention to it. 

Last month, Noa Jansma, a 20 year old from Amsterdam, ran a social experiment where she takes selfies with her catcallers and exposes them on an Instagram account she created, @dearcatcallers.

Jansma explained in her first post how doing this empowers her, “By making the selfie, both the objectifier and the object are assembled in one composition. Myself, as the object standing in front of the catcallers represents the reversed power which is caused by this project.” Read more…

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Dude smoking a cigarette at a gas station gets a load of instant karma

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If there’s anywhere you shouldn’t smoke, it’s at a gas station. 

A dude enjoying a cigarette at his car at a gas station in Sofia, Bulgaria received a healthy dose of instant karma when he apparently refused to extinguish his butt when asked. 

In the clip, the young man can be seen smoking next to his car and briefly arguing with someone off camera. Then, the gas station attendant slowly approaches the pump and calmly removes a fire extinguisher from its holder. Without warning, he then douses the man at the pump with foam.  Read more…

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Insane Clown Posse’s Juggalo March takes to the D.C. National Mall, and the photos are epic

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When the FBI published its 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment, the report drew ire for an unusual new addition: Juggalos, the fanbase of Detroit hip-hop duo Insane Clown Posse.

Now, 6 years later and still classified by the FBI as a gang, ICP fans descended on Washington D.C. for the Juggalo March, a coming-together of music fans looking to peacefully protest a classification they feel is unjust.

The march took place on Saturday at D.C.’s National Mall, and according to The Hill, hundreds gathered to take a stand.

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Watch this seagull, a criminal of the sky, rob a helpless small business of its chips

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WARNING: this video may be disturbing to some.

A passerby with a camera recorded a seagull in South Shields, England, robbing a store of a bag of chips (or “crispos/salty flat wafers” as the Brits say). 

The bird’s heist was simple in its brilliance: it simply entered the store, pretended to peruse the chips as though it intended to make a purchase, and then made its cunning getaway with the stolen merchandise through the front door.

If you have any information about this bird please contact MI5.  Read more…

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What happens when a Republican, Democrat, and Independent get real high together

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What starts as a stilted three-way conversation, with especially tense banter between a Republican, Democrat, and an Independent, quickly loosens up after a smoke session.

Cut put three young Americans of different political persuasions in front of a camera and a solid supply of marijuana and snacks. The eight-minute video covers the media, immigration, voting, and, of course President Donald Trump. “We’ve intensified the negativity,” the Independent in the middle says, sparking a discussion about social media and Trump’s influence on political discourse. Read more…

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Watch one family’s impressive timelapse of the total solar eclipse

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A family gathered in Broken Bow, Nebraska, shared an awesome timelapse video Tuesday of their rare experience watching yesterday’s total solar eclipse.

People lucky enough to be in the path of totality were treated to a few moments of darkness as the moon blocked the sun. This timelapse shows that exact moment. Because this is such a rare event, members of the McNeil family came from far away just to witness it.

“My sister-in-law has been planning this trip for 5+ years, and family from as far as China flew in for it,” video uploader Andy McNeil told Storyful. “I came from NYC.” Read more…

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97-year-old grandpa enjoys the wonders of the future in his first Tesla ride

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Prepare for an absolute sweetness overload as you watch this 97-year-old grandpa ride in a Tesla for the first time.

His grandson told him about the car, but he could hardly fathom all the things the electric car was capable of doing. So they decided take a little joy ride to test it out.

As they drove through town, the grandpa was feeling a bit like he was in the future. At one point, he was taken aback at how quickly the car could pick up momentum and joked, “you gotta have a parachute to drive this car.” 

Once it was time to take the grandpa back home, he could hardly describe how cool it was to be in such a futuristic time. In response, his grandson assured him that, yes indeed, “it’s the future.”  Read more…

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How to groom your pubic hair without ending up in the ER

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You would think pube-grooming would be an easy, breezy situation, but you would be absolutely wrong.

A new study has shown a rise in pubic hair grooming-related injuries for U.S. adults, some even resulting in emergency room visits. Who knew such a common primping practice could be so dangerous? 

From the results of this study, it seems like a lot of people need to brush up on their bush-maintenance safety. So if you’re worried about lacerations from razors and painful wax burns, take a look at these helpful tips and tricks.  Read more…

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Not-so-sneaky kid tries to get past dad’s security cam

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One kid was practicing his secret agent skills to get past his dad’s security camera, and it didn’t really work out.

In a YouTube video posted by Jeremy Gabrysch, Gabrysch wrote that his elementary school-aged kids had been coming down “to party” in the middle of the night. 

The dad happened to bust the kids each time, but they didn’t know how. After spotting that there was a security camera hidden in the living room, the son decided to take matters into his own hands and tried to disable it by slithering on the floor so he’d go unseen. 

Unfortunately for him, he was definitely caught on camera trying his luck. Maybe next time the kids should just enjoy their parties in the daytime when it’s safe.   Read more…

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Labrador retriever loves splashing around in her pool, and you’ll love watching her

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Dogs and humans alike gotta enjoy those summertime vibes while they last. The weather is warm and the skies are clear, so that makes it the perfect time for taking a dip in the pool.

To enjoy those summer vibes, Teal the Labrador retriever took some time to splash around in her backyard pool and make a few waves. 

“Teal loves her pool, every time she gets in she does this,” the video’s description says.

Such fun way for a sweet doggo like her to make the best of the great weather. Read more…

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Super cute birb peeps with excitement when he meets his stuffed-animal twin

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Kids can get pretty excited when their parents bring home a new toy from the store, and so can our wonderful birb friends.

Alex the cockatiel was extremely excited to get a stuffed animal toy (that looks exactly like him) to play with and love forever and ever. The cockatiel’s owner presented Alex with the plush twin, and he could barely contain his peeps of excitement when he saw his new buddy.

Since these two are just getting acquainted, Alex didn’t seem completely enthusiastic to have plush-Alex invade his personal space, but we’re sure they’ll be inseparable in no time. Read more…

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Whiny husky will absolutely NOT give up his shotgun seat

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When someone calls shotgun, you have to obey the rules and give them that seat. That’s like Drivers Ed 101.

Those are the rules that Zeus the husky clearly understands, so it makes sense that he didn’t want to give up the front seat when his owner told him to move on out.

Zeus may be called the “stubborn husky” by his owner, but this just looks like a good boy who likes to play by the rules. So he’s. not. moving. Read more…

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Idina Menzel loved this little boy’s rendition of ‘Let it Go’ so much, she asked him to sing it twice

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Sometimes you’ve just got to “Let it Go” on, please, again and again and again.

Idina Menzel is known for bringing little kids on stage when she performs. During a concert in Grand Prairie, Texas last weekend, she happened to invite one particularly performative little boy on stage with her.

Most little boys claimed to hate “Let it Go,” Menzel posited.

“Heck to the no!” the boy responded. “I’m offended.”

His performance was so good (as was, coincidentally, his little kid stage patter) she asked him to sing “Let it Go” twice.

Watch, and feel ashamed of yourself for lacking his talent.  Read more…

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Dog having a spa day is more relaxed than you’ll ever imagine

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Bath running? Check. Cucumbers? Check. Faithful rubber ducky? All check.

Diesel Minnie is the dog having one of the most luxurious baths of them all. Diesel is usually hard at work posing for photos on his Instagram account, so this relaxing bath-in-a-sink is probably long overdue for him.

Let this video of Diesel relax you as you try to pretend you’re the one with cool cucumbers over your eyes and the calming smell of rosemary mint shampoo ready to take you away to your happy place. Read more…

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Grandma can’t help but show off her moves when ‘Despacito’ comes on

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“Despacito” is such the hottest Song of the Summer that even grandparents have dancing fever whenever they hear it.

Irish grandma Pat Fortune was caught dancing to “Despacito” by her daughter Caroline Fortune-Loughrey as the song blasted out of a car’s radio. Another woman even joins Grandma Pat while she shows off her moves because the song is just too contagious. 

Fortune-Loughrey told Independent.ie her mom is “the most positive person [she’s] ever known.” And those dance moves show it.

She also said of the dancing grandma, “She is so independent and loves every minute of life.” So keep rocking out, Grandma Pat. Read more…

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Cosplayers receive a lovely surprise when a talented melodica player belts out their themes

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How cool would it be to have your theme song played behind you wherever you go?

YouTuber LilyPichu gave a taste of that majestic life to a couple of unsuspecting cosplayers at Indy Popcon in July. Carrying a pink melodica (that little piano keyboard that you blow into), she played songs like “Let It Go” and the “Legend of Zelda” theme for cosplayers she spotted wandering around at the convention.

The best part is when the cosplayers finally hear the tune being played and happily turn around to see the big surprise behind them. Read more…

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Little Beyoncé fan lights up when she hears her queen and hates anything else

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Never, ever turn off the tunes when a little Beyoncé fan is listen to their favorite jam.

You might just get an ear full of whining if you do, like one 21-month-old Beyoncé fan that can’t get enough of “Single Ladies.”

In the video, the tiny fan is not having it when any other song is played in the car, but she immediately lights up when “Single Ladies” comes back on. But that’s because that’s what Beyoncé fans are supposed to do! She’s a true fan for real. Read more…

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Poor hamster has a surprisingly terrible time trying to work on its fitness

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Hamster running wheels typically only come with enough room for one hamster. 

But one excited hamster thought it was a good idea to take the wheel from another hamster that had already been using it. Well, this hamster surely learned a good lesson. The first hamster reclaimed its wheel and sent the wheel-stealing hamster spinning.

The pet shop video was first shared by @_missmiranduh on Twitter last week, whose brother sent her the video.

If anyone’s going to buy these little hamsters, they should probably go to separate families. Read more…

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