August 2017 / 202 posts found

Double rainbow over the White House would be nice if it werent such a dump

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President Donald Trump left Washington to speak at a rally in West Virginia on Friday and a double freakin' rainbow was spotted over the White House. Coincidence? SEE ALSO: Stephen Colbert interviewing cartoon Donald Trump is hilariously confusing trump leaves the White House and a rainbow appears. https://t.co/oWY1p5jGL8 Ryan Graney (@RyanEGraney) August 3, 2017 "And on August 3rd, a grand jury was empaneled, and a rainbow appeared over the White House..." https://t.co/guvANxUPCv N.V. Binder (@nvbinder) August 3, 2017 There's a double rainbow over The White House as President Trump holds a rally in West Virginia. pic.twitter.com/7AP6Ihjx1T JR Berry WLTX (@JRBerryWLTX) [...]

Obama’s powerful Charlottesville response is now the most-liked tweet

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Legend. Image: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images Barack Obama may not be the president anymore but that's not stopping him from making history. In the wake of the deadly clash between neo-Nazi hate groups and protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend, President Donald Trump's usually eager Twitter fingers remained inactive for hours  while Obama rose to the challenge of addressing the nation. Now, just days after the former president responded to the tragic violence with a powerful Nelson Mandela quote, his tweet has become the most-liked in history. SEE ALSO: Obama responds to Charlottesville with one of the most liked tweets [...]

$1 million from Bruno Mars concert donated to Flint water crisis

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Singer Bruno Mars announced at a concert in Auburn Hills, Michigan that he donated $1 million to aid the Flint water crisis. "Tonight I want to donate 1 million dollars, to our brothers and sisters in Flint, Michigan," Mars announced to the crowd, which immediately erupted in approval. Mars, along with show promoter Live Nation, donated proceeds from the sold out show to the Community Foundation of Greater Flint. SEE ALSO: Michigan governor's damning emails reveal an effort to downplay Flint water crisis The foundation gives immediate and ongoing support to the community of of Flint, Michigan, which continues to [...]

Singapore Airlines goes all Instagram-pretty in its latest inflight safety video

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If you never pay attention during inflight safety videos, perhaps Singapore Airlines' latest will change that. The new video, which will start showing in flights at the end of the year, showcases plenty of iconic landmarks in the photogenic city, as a voiceover narrates the usual safety guidelines. It does take a bit of a suspended imagination to see how they've appropriated landmarks around Singapore for the safety demonstration, though. For example, they used park benches at the Henderson Waves to demonstrate how to brace for impact, and movie seats at the Capitol Theatre, to explain putting away your USB [...]

Dull and Bland celebration is far from Boring – BBC News

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe Dull and Boring road sign has become a tourist attraction Dull, Bland and Boring might sound like a bad TripAdvisor review, but a Scottish village and its Australian and American counterparts are turning the unexciting names to their advantage. After forging a link with Boring, Oregon in 2012, Dull will welcome the Mayor of Bland Shire at a civic reception in Aberfeldy. The Highland Perthshire hamlet has become a tourist attraction after a 10ft sign announcing the Boring pairing was erected in 2013. Local councillor Ian Campbell is promising a far [...]

IKEA releases instructions for making your own ‘Game of Thrones’ cape

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Despite the untold millions of dollars it costs to produce Game of Thrones, it turns out the HBO shows costume designer shops at IKEA just like the rest of us. During a talk at the Getty Museum event in Los Angeles last year, head costume designer Michele Clapton revealed that the capes worn by the Night's Watch are actually just sheepskin rugs from IKEA, which anyone can purchase for $79. SEE ALSO: Did 'Game of Thrones' seriously just spear Drogon then go LOL JK? In typical IKEA fashion, the company decided to release its own instructions, so you too can [...]

This weatherman’s reaction to the solar eclipse is the sweetest thing you’ll see all day

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Monday's total solar eclipse was akin to a meteorologist's Super Bowl a fact that was certainly not lost on one Chicago weatherman. SEE ALSO: The 2017 solar eclipse is finally here Tom Skilling, chief meteorologist for WGN-TV, travelled to Carbondale, Ill. to view the solar eclipse in its path of totality, (his first solar eclipse, btw) and his reaction was truly precious. Behold:

Tesco’s cheapest carrier bag to cost 10p – BBC News

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New grass snake discovered in the UK – BBC News

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Both types of grass snake are normally found in lowland regions in the south of England. The snakes can be more than a metre (3ft) long, are found near water and eat mainly amphibians like frogs and newts. The newly distinguished barred grass snake is grey, not olive green like the N. natrix and does not have the same bright yellow collar. The snake is also found in Switzerland, Italy and France and also has been seen in western Germany.

Judge Judy decides a case in seconds after an excited dog recognizes its owner

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The love and loyalty between a pet and its owner is like no other, and thankfully, Judge Judy knows it. On a super emotional episode of Judge Judy a dog owner fought to get his lost dog back from a woman who claimed that she bought the dog legally from someone on the street, implying the dog is rightfully hers. After Judge Judy ordered the dog to be brought into the courtroom and placed on the floor, it became obvious who the dog's real owner was. The tearful reunion between the pup and the man was all Judge Judy needed [...]