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97-year-old war veteran takes a knee in response to President Trump’s protest comments

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There's never an age limit when it comes to fighting for what you believe in.  Brennan Gilmore tweeted a photo Sunday of his 97-year-old grandfather, John Middlemas, kneeling in support of the #TakeAKnee movement, started by former San Francisco 49ers football player Colin Kaepernick in 2016 over police violence against African Americans.  President Donald Trump's outspoken criticism against athletes who don't stand up for the national anthem sparked this protest among people like Middlemas in solidarity with NFL athletes who kneeled on the field this weekend.  SEE ALSO: #TakeAKnee protests are about police violence, not the military or the Constitution [...]

Cliffside hotel pods offer the ultimate panoramic views at terrifying heights

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If you're afraid of heights, look away. A man in China tried fleeing a hotel bill by escaping through a high-rise window, and climbing onto thin telephone wires to get to another building all the way across the street. Unfortunately, he appears to have underestimated how difficult that would be, and he's seen struggling to keep his balance, even swinging his body over the swaying wire to anchor it. SEE ALSO: Man refuses to let his fear of heights ruin this breathtaking view Eventually, he ends up trapped between two wires, dangling at a height estimated to be around the [...]

Candid photo of Obamas planting a tree inspires a glorious Photoshop battle

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For the past year, the internet's been Photoshopping the crap out of Donald Trump's every move. It's about time we took it back for a little blast from the past, Obamas edition. During the first 100 days of his first term as president, Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama took some time to help plant a tree at the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens in Washington, D.C. From the looks of this photo, Michelle did all the work, and Barack wore a white-collared shirt. SEE ALSO: 'Pilot' says he Photoshops his selfies, and yet somehow people still think they're real Image: REX/Shutterstock [...]

Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling can’t stop giggling in this interview

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Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling have been doing a lot of interviews lately to promote their new film Blade Runner 2049 but this might be the best one yet. SEE ALSO: Harrison Ford sips scotch and out-jokes Jimmy Fallon The pair went on the British morning show This Morning and the interviewer Alison Hammond had them in stitches. Mind you, they had her in stitches as well. There's a lot of uproarious laughter, and Gosling turns to booze to steady himself. He also pretends to storm off at one point, and drops a pretend microphone. However, dropping his imaginary mic [...]

Fireball bagels will make breakfast boozy without the booze

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Ever wake up regretting that last shot of Fireball? Well, now you can extend that regret all the way through breakfast. The Fireball bagel is the latest bizarre offering from The Bagel Nook, a bagel shop in Freehold, New Jersey. Per Delish, the semi-boozy treats are made by pouring a bit of Fireball into the bagel dough itself, then dunking the finished bagels in a glaze made from even more of the liquor (reduced, of course, so it's not actually alcoholic). SEE ALSO: The everything doughnut is a deep-fried alternative to your morning bagel It's served with a sprinkle of [...]

Unfortunate little boy swallows party horn, honks when he breathes

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Oh dear. This poor little boy got a rather nasty surprise after accidentally inhaling a whistle from a party horn.  A video the 8-year-old unnamed boy from San Miguel de Tucuman in Argentina was posted by his doctor. It shows him honking every time he breaths in.  Doctor Santiago Gomez Zuviría posted the video to raise awareness about toy safety and the risks children are exposed to.  In the video, the poor little guy looks absolutely exasperated from the honking sound which he emits every time he breathes in. Who can blame him?  Thankfully, the whistle was safely removed and [...]

Oh no, Ted Cruz just liked a very NSFW tweet and it’s all over followers’ timelines

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Oh no, Ted why Image: CQ-Roll Call, Inc. You know some intern's going to cop the blame for this. A very NSFW video is going viral on Twitter, (no) thanks to Ted Cruz's official Twitter account. The Texas senator and former U.S. presidential hopeful liked a pretty graphic two-minute long video from @SexuallPosts. SEE ALSO: Seth Rogen expertly trolls fervent Trump supporter on Twitter With over 3 million followers, the like from Cruz's verified account would have pushed the video to the news feeds of tens, if not hundreds of thousands of his followers' timelines. Image: twitter/mashable screenshot As Tuesday [...]

Children’s television show is under fire for a brief NSFW easter egg

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It's not every day you're forced to shield your child's eyes while watching children's television show.  Maya the Bee, a show on Netflix created by Studio 100 Animation and based on a German children's book, came under fire this week after concerned mothers noticed a crude drawing of a penis in one of the scenes. Nope, this isn't a debunk-able Disney moment—there are screenshots to prove it.  SEE ALSO: Netflix's prices are insanely low—enjoy it while you can

‘Silicon Valley’ shows how ridiculous the new iPhone X truly is

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Sometimes, it takes the cast of Silicon Valley to poke fun at the real world Silicon Valley. While the show masterfully ribs its own version of tech industry, a new cut from Funny or Die mashed scenes from Silicon Valley with Apple's iPhone keynote to reveal the ridiculousness that is the IRL iPhone X.  Sure, the iPhone X is an impressive phone (it better be with that price tag), but the way Apple fans praise anything the company does is something we should all call out and laugh at. While cool, Animoji is not the breakthrough technology we need (or [...]

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle hold hands and whisper sweet nothings in public for the first time

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Not since the Victorian era has the general public been so shook at two people holding hands in public.  But, these two star-crossed, hand-holding lovers are no ordinary people. They're Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. And, they just made their very first public appearance since word got out about their courtship.  SEE ALSO: Why the royal statement on trolling is unprecedented Harry and Meghan were every inch the couple as they sat courtside at the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto watching the wheelchair tennis semi-finals between Australia and New Zealand.  Just look at them, smiling and flirting together. "Oh Harry, [...]