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Good Samaritans in Houston haul 21 dogs to safety in a single boat

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After Hurricane Harvey, a group of good Samaritans came to the rescue of dozens of good dogs. Houston resident Betty Walter found herself stranded in floodwaters in the wake of the storm. She was also sheltering 21 dogs (some of which belonged to her neighbors) and wasn't sure how they would all get to safety. SEE ALSO: Incredibly pragmatic dog braves Hurricane Harvey with, yes, an entire bag of dog food Luckily, the dog rescue crew came along. They loaded all 21 dogs on the boat — Walter walked alongside — and hauled everyone away. "I was worried there was [...]

President Trump uses Texas tragedy to help promote his crappy merch

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Image: CHARLIE BLALOCK/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock Say what you will about Trump: the man never misses an opportunity to use a national tragedy for personal gain. Three times in the past two days, the president has been spotted wearing his campaign's own "USA" hat while in public settings. Trump has come under fire for turning the Texas emergency into a fundraising opportunity for his war chest. SEE ALSO: Trump sends out fundraising email in middle of Texas emergency because *bangs head on desk* The USA hat in question is currently available for $40 on Trump's campaign website. While some see it as a [...]

Trump visited Texas and just HAD to talk about crowd size

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"What a crowd, what a turnout." Image: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images After all these months it's still unclear whether or not Donald Trump knows he's not on reality television. Since his inauguration the man has made his obsession with ratings and crowd size very clear, and on Tuesday when he visited Texas for a briefing on Tropical Storm Harvey relief efforts, he just couldn't help himself from celebrating the really great press that came out of the storm. SEE ALSO: Hey, everyone, please shut up about Melania Trump's shoes During the trip to Corpus Christi, where Harvey made landfall, and Austin, [...]

Malia Obama moved into Harvard dorms during the eclipse with the help of her crafty parents

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Image: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images At this point, pretty much only the sun can outshine the Obamas, and they've figured out a brilliant way to use that to their advantage. The former POTUS and FLOTUS moved their eldest daughter Malia into her Harvard University dorm while the sun and the moon were doing their very special dance on Monday.   Malia, who took a gap year last year and worked for The Weinstein Company, is an incoming freshman at the university. She got some help from her famous parents moving into her new digs.  They've done their best to protect their [...]

This dog named Otis carried a bag of dog food through Hurricane Harvey

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Dogs and cars are making it through the hurricane. Image: DARREN ABATE/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock A dog named Otis wasn't about to go hungry during Hurricane Harvey.  As the hurricane made landfall, a dog was spotted wandering around Sinton, Texas carrying a full bag of dog food.  The German shepherd mix wasn't a stray—he just got loose from a screen porch.  "I kept yelling his name and yelling his name and he wasn't around," his caretaker Salvador Segovia told the Houston Chronicle.  The dog belongs to Segovia's 5-year-old grandson, who had evacuated in anticipation of flooding. Otis is well-known in the town of [...]

Pumpkin Pie M&M’s are here to ruin the end of summer

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Look at this M&M's face. He is so confused. Why is he in pie? Say to goodbye to summer, and thank the brands. The assault on the end of summer has officially begun. Starbucks made a Pumpkin Spice Latte announcement on Thursday, and recently, people started noticing that pumpkin pie flavored M&M's have already hit the shelves. SEE ALSO: Starbucks just made a huge Pumpkin Spice Latte announcement While it may feel like summer outside, the barrage of pumpkin flavored and spiced food marks the beginning of the end. And it appears as if this happens earlier and earlier every [...]

Google Maps puts Outback Steakhouse in the center of a bizarre conspiracy theory

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Image: mike mozart / flickr The internet has way too much time on its hands. Twitter user @eatmyaesthetics rehashed truly bizarre findings concerning a bunch of Outback Steakhouse locations, which has placed the restaurant chain at the center of an internet conspiracy theory. SEE ALSO: Sorry everyone, but that shocking Amelia Earhart photo has been debunked twice Yup, same in Bay Area California. Illuminati Confirmed. pic.twitter.com/0mUJp1UtCz Errol Apparel (@ErrolApparel) July 29, 2017 Outback Steakhouse is slaughtering cows and sacrificing them to SATAN: a conspiracy theory pic.twitter.com/RQP8DWUvDt JUJU (@QueenIdle) July 28, 2017 NC in on it pic.twitter.com/Yam8sZ1eEt jules (@julesjune_) July 28, [...]

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) [...]

$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 [...]