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Do not watch this video if you’re scared of flying

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Welp, this is terrifying. This plane got caught in the crosswinds of Storm Xavier as it touched down Thursday at Dusseldorf Airport in Germany. As you can see, the Airbus A380 landed just fine, despite the scare. The powerful storm blasted northern Germany with 50-60 mph winds, downing trees and wreaking havoc on public transportation. Read more: http://mashable.com/2017/10/06/scary-plane-landing-germany-storm-xavier/

People on the internet are calling for Las Vegas mass shooting to be labeled as a terrorist act

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Image: Getty Images How do we distinguish a crime from a terrorist attack? It's a convoluted conversation that appears after every horrific mass shooting in America, and Sunday night's Las Vegas attack—the deadliest in U.S. history—is no exception.  As many on Twitter have pointed out, the president did not use the words "terror" or "terrorist" during his remarks about the shooting, despite his flippant use of the term in previous instances on Twitter. Today, the word is the top dictionary lookup online, according to Merriam-Webster, who defines it as "the use of violent acts to frighten the people in an [...]

McDonald’s is testing out a McVegan burger, but only in Finland

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McDonald's just answered every vegan's wish, so no more ordering only french fries.  The fast food chain is testing out a veggie burger, the McVegan in Tampere, Finland. The new burger will only be available until Nov. 21. So, you might want to catch the next flight out if you're feeling hungry. According to the Finland website, the "McVegan is a 100 percent vegetable-based hamburger, where a soybean steak is spread between the familiar rolls." Hopefully that sounds good to the people who will eat it. SEE ALSO: Dude's plan to go get some chicken nuggets goes viral A post [...]

Donald Trump Jr. and Jimmy Kimmel got in a bit of a Twitter squabble this weekend and it’s no surprise who won

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Image: WIN MCNAMEE;EMMA MCINTYRE/GETTY IMAGES Donald Trump and Donald Trump Jr. had nothing better to do than come for Jimmy Kimmel this weekend, 140 characters at a time. It backfired spectacularly.  Kimmel called for Trump to quit on Sunday morning after the president tweeted his displeasure with late night hosts who he believes are "dealing with the Democrats" due to their anti-Trump material. Trump Jr. took it upon himself to chime in on Twitter too. SEE ALSO: Jimmy Kimmel rejoices over the healthcare bill being no more Thoughts on Harvey Weinstein? #askingforafriend https://t.co/iyHhvrlDXO — Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) October 7, [...]

Pitbull lends his private plane to help cancer patients in Puerto Rico get treatment they need

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They don't call him Mr. Worldwide for nothing. Pitbull is sending his private plane to Puerto Rico for cancer patients to be brought into the mainland United States for treatment. The U.S. territory is still in dire straits from Hurricane Maria, which has left the entire island without power and upwards of 60 percent of the population without access to potable water. Generators are being distributed to hospitals, but there's no telling how long it'll be used for.  SEE ALSO: Mark Cuban let J.J. Barea use his plane to bring supplies to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico Puerto Rico congresswoman Jenniffer Gonzalez [...]

91-year-old former congressman sets the Twitter bar in the Trump era

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John Dingell has been owning Twitter for years. Image: ambar del moral/mashable 91-year-old former congressman John Dingell has been quick, witty, and on fire with his 140 characters for years. Despite his age, he knows how to use the tweet machine the way it was intended: biting commentary, playful retweets, and insightful and smart reactions. Time and again he's shown he's mastered Twitter. After tweeter-in-chief Donald Trump was elected, Dingell's Twitter game has become even more relevant and fiery. SEE ALSO: Artist paints offensive tweets he received outside Twitter's HQ to highlight how Twitter handles abuse After the violence in [...]

Harrison Ford can tell a joke better than you can

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He may be scruffy-lookin', but he ain't no nerf-herder. SEE ALSO: Jimmy Fallon just totally crushed J-Law in an axe throwing contest on live TV Harrison Ford appeared on The Tonight Show in what is possibly the most low-fi interview ever. No matter how peppy Fallon gets, Ford stays stalwartly chilled out. So chilled out that Fallon busts out some of Ford's favourite scotch Bruichladdich (10 points to Gryffindor if you can pronounce it). The two then proceed to tell jokes, and Ford's glacial delivery is absolutely brilliant, and not just because he tells a joke about ice... Conclusion: we [...]

Eminem’s anti-Trump cypher left celebrities and musicians shook

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Eminem left the internet shook during a heated cypher at the BET Awards Tuesday night.  Performing in a Detroit parking garage, the rapper ripped President Donald Trump to shreds in a politically-charged freestyle which lasted just under five minutes.  SEE ALSO: Lose yourself and $2 million in Eminem’s outdated Michigan mansion Every profound line he spit was filled with frustration with the leader of the free world and his supporters. Racism is the only thing he's Fantastic 4(fantastic for), cause that's how he gets his rock off, he's orange. Sheesh @Eminem!! 🔥🔥✊🏾🔥🔥#United pic.twitter.com/wcL28BCWpy — LeBron James (@KingJames) October 11, 2017 [...]

Nostril hair extensions have taken over the internet for all the wrong reasons

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Is it just us or are beauty trends becoming increasingly…bizarre? Gone are the infamous squiggle eyebrows, reversed eyeliner and holographic everything because there seems to be a new, peculiar movement in the vast world of makeup.  SEE ALSO: The new eyebrow trend you hope will die quickly We regret to inform you that nostril hair extensions are now a thing and yes, it looks as gross as it sounds.  If you're wondering how you can complete this interesting yet disturbing look, take a gander at Instagrammer  @gret_chen-chen masterful creation.  Nose hair extension #nosehair #lashes #extensions #beauty #selfie #eyelashextensions #falselashes #加藤一二三 [...]

Yes, of course Justin Trudeau owns a pair of Chewbacca socks

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Image: Photo by John Moore/Getty Images Justin Trudeau. Prime Minister of Canada. Leader of the Liberal Party. Wearer of Chewbacca socks.   The PR train of Canada's leader continued full steam ahead this week as the man sneakily wore yet another pair of socks that align him with the nerdier parts of his electorate.  Big ol' Star Wars wookies were peeking out under his pants during a discussion with Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutte, at the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday.  SEE ALSO: Feast your eyes on this butter sculpture of Justin Trudeau holding 2 pandas Image: Photo by [...]