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Costco is now selling disaster kits for all you preppers out there

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Image: costco  Prepping for the end of the world just got way easier. Beloved bulk retailer Costco is now offering a "1 Year Emergency Food Kit" for anyone who's getting ready to hunker down at the possibility of disaster. It seems like a pretty simple and smart move for the store, which already sells items in bulk.  The kit will run you $999.99, which is actually pretty reasonable considering it comes with 6,200 servings of food, which is apparently enough to feed one person for an entire year on a 1,200 calorie diet.  According to the kit's description on Costco's [...]

Dead 2017 pop culture trends got their own Halloween graveyard thanks to one creative art teacher

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Image: Michael fry Aside from the scary movies, costumes, and cool weather, one of the best things about Halloween are people's house decorations. And one dude decided to use his spooky decorations to comment on pop culture. SEE ALSO: Take a peek at our top five horror flicks of all time... if you dare! Michael Fry, 39 from Mamaroneck, New York, was inspired by Disney World's Haunted Mansion gravestones to create his own graveyard on his front yard, except these have a twist—Fry's graveyard is made up of pop culture trends that are dead or dying out in 2017. RIP.  [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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