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New 'The Mist' trailer is a friggin' gorefest

Wow. If you expected The Mist, the Stephen King novella-based TV show which hits Spike on June 22, to be tamer then the 2007 movie of the same name, think again.  The new trailer for the show is an absolute gorefest, with enough violence to put Doom to shame and enough missing eyeballs to scare away...well, anyone who doesn't like missing eyeballs.   The premise is the same as in King's novella (and the movie, which is unrelated t...
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WhatsApp is down and the internet is freaking out

This is not a drill.  WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned app that 1.2 billion people count on to communicate, is down. Like, in many places it's totally not working. And the internet is not pleased.  According to Down Detector , service problems started around 1 p.m. PT on May 3 and were ongoing at time of publication. Large swaths of Europe, Brazil, and parts of the United States appear to be suffering the brunt of the outages.  Frustrated users...
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Just when you thought 'Outlander' couldn't get any better: PUPPIES!

Meet the puppies who will steal your heart in 'Outlander' Season 4 Image: Starz Entertainment, LLC By Laura Prudom 2017-05-02 14:04:31 UTC We've finally discovered something even more heartwarming than Claire and Jamie's epic love story in Outlander (okay, let's call it a tie) — puppies!  Meet the two newest cast additions for Outlander Season 4 — a pair of Northern Innuit puppies who will be a major part of the show's fourth season, which ...
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Starbucks fan shows us how to get a Unicorn Frappuccino for free

Starbucks' Unicorn Frappuccinos are huge right now. So huge, in fact, that one man made up a song about the mythical new drink which arrived in stores two days ago. Paul Harlan posted a video of him serenading a barista at a Starbucks drive-thru with a truly magical song. "Well, I just heard the news today, there's a unicorn in my frappé," sand Harlan, who also works at Starbucks. "Close my eyes, begin to say, can I get one in a grande?" Ha...
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Sesame Street gets the 'Real Housewives' treatment in hilarious new parody

We can't think of two entities more polar opposite than the Muppets of Sesame Street and the women of The Real Housewives franchise.  But thanks to the hilariously adorable parody "The Real Grouches of Sesame Street," the two meet in the best way possible.  In the first installment of the series, we meet Oscar, Grundgetta, Diva GarbageDump, and outsider Grover. We're also greeted with sassy, grouchy taglines fit for a real Housewives vetera...
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First woman to run Boston Marathon returns, and this time she has another powerful message

Kathrine Switzer crosses a very significant finish line. Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock By Rebecca Ruiz 2017-04-18 01:32:31 UTC Fifty years ago, a clever, determined woman named Kathrine Switzer crossed the finish line at the Boston Marathon — but not before an official tried to drag her from the course.  See, at the time, only men competed in the race. Switzer signed her registration as "K.V. Switzer," was accepted and, despite efforts to remo...
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Accidental Tom Hardy lookalike was 'gutted' after not meeting himself

This Tom Hardy is not a lie Image: BUCHAN/VARIETY/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK By Adam Rosenberg 2017-04-16 14:59:21 UTC We can safely assume that perfect human Tom Hardy leads a fairly charmed life. That's also good news if you happen to be a Hardy lookalike, but resembling a celebrity means you can never, ever trust sightings in your immediate vicinity. That's what happened to Johnny Watson, a U.K. resident who happens to be the famous actor's spitti...
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Family tries to let their pet bird go free and fails miserably

A family with only the best intentions for their pet bird ended up making a very bad decision by letting it fly free into the world. Maritza Sanchez tweeted a video on Thursday of her family releasing their pet parakeet into the wild. It's unclear why they thought this was a good idea, but hey, maybe they were just sick of hearing a bird sing all day long. Their dog had different ideas for the confused bird, which fell to the ground the mom...
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'World of Warcraft' players finally got through a two-week-long easter egg hunt

World of Warcraft is full of secrets, and one of the game's latest puzzles took a group of clever players two entire weeks to complete, earning them some pretty awesome mounts for their troubles. The latest WoW patch for the Legion expansion that introduced a brand new raid on March 28 also included a convoluted easter egg hunt that had players scouring the world of Azeroth looking for tiny pieces of paper. Each one gave a very vague clue t...
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Justin Bieber is sick overeager fans, and he ain't afraid to say so

Justin Bieber performs on stage during his concert in Mexico City in February. Image: OCESA/CHINO LEMUS HANDOUT/EP/REX/Shutterstock By Johnny Lieu 2017-03-13 04:52:32 UTC Justin Bieber has been hounded by fame, ever since he first sang Justin Timberlake covers as a 14-year-old.  Nine years later, his ennui is at an all-time high. And his tolerance for selfies is zero. Adoring fans in Australia, many who've paid a motza to see him live on hi...
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It's Saturday night and 75,000 people are watching the giraffe livestream

Let's get this out of the way first. No, April the giraffe hasn't given birth to her calf yet.  However, more than 75,000 people have nothing better to do at 7:00pm on Saturday than wait around and watch, just in case.  Image: animal adventure park/youtube We're not sure whether this moves us to hope or despair for the state of the world. Either way, it'd really be great if April's bundle of joy got this party started.  Original link
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The SEC just dashed the Winkelvoss twins' bitcoin dreams

Better luck next time. Image: craig barritt/Getty Images for FIJI Water By Emma Hinchliffe 2017-03-11 21:03:42 UTC The Winklevoss twins lost out on Facebook, and now they've lost out on bitcoin.  The Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday denied an application from brothers Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss — depicted by Armie Hammer in The Social Network — to create an exchange-traded fund for bitcoin.  An ETF would track the price of bit...
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An 1895 photo album offers a gentleman's guide to self-defense moves

These images come from an untitled turn-of-the-century album which catalogued numerous maneuvers a person can use if suddenly engaged in hand-to-hand combat. Following the revolutionary advancements in motion photography made by Étienne-Jules Marey and Eadweard Muybridge in the 1880s, many similar handbooks of bodies in motion were produced, with purposes ranging from artistic and scientific reference to achieving business success through e...
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All the clues from the 'Game of Thrones' Season 7 teaser you may have missed

We finally, finally have a release date for Game of Thrones Season 7, and that can only mean one thing — it's time jump aboard the hype train and crank the theories into overdrive. Luckily, we have some new material to work with. Thursday's release date announcement coincided with the first official Season 7 tease — a 90 second video called "Sigils" which featured disembodied voices and some moody-looking, crumbling statues. If you need a r...
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Finding your chill in VR is easy when you can meditate on Mars

Currently, most of the virtual reality developer brainpower is being directed toward creating amazingly immersive games (and to a lesser extent, film and non-gaming interactive experiences). But when you just want to kick back and find your chill, the options in VR are surprisingly limited.  That said, I think I've found the best of the bunch.  My parameters were simple. I wanted something you could use on a high-end VR headset (not mobile)...
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Scientists could end up flying blind about Arctic sea ice at the worst possible time

All is not well in the Arctic, where sea ice is in a long-term precipitous decline due to human-caused global warming. In February, for example, Arctic sea ice set a monthly record low, with sea ice extent coming in 455,600 square miles below the February 1981 to 2010 average. That means that, at the end of February, the Arctic was missing an ice chunk the size of Texas, California and West Virginia combined, thanks to an unusually warm win...
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Sleep in a spherical capsule hotel that floats over to a desert island by morning

Imagine going to sleep in a floating capsule hotel, and waking up on a desert island in the morning. Amazingly, that's an experience a theme park in Japan plans to offer. Huis Ten Bosch , a Dutch-themed park in Japan, is building spherical capsules which float on the sea.  The two-storey capsules are left to float slowly overnight to an island, which houses numerous attractions that tourists can explore the following day. A night in the cap...
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What happens when the LGBTQ community celebrates? A 24-hour party and great photos.

The streets of Sydney ran rainbow with plenty of sequins and leather on show Saturday night as the city hosted the 2017 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. The parade, which celebrates LGBTQ culture and activism, began as a march and protest in 1978 . Met with police violence at the time, the annual event now draws crowds from around the world.  Getty Images has covered the event since 2000, and this year, photographer Brendon Thorne chose h...
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Emma Watson wants a nanny, or at least she wants you to believe that

Emma Watson stopped by The Ellen Show to chat about her turn as a Disney princess in Beauty and the Beast and to also join in on DeGeneres' favorite pastime: pranking people. The always polite star interviewed an unsuspecting woman for a position as her personal nanny, inspired by the delightfully villainous Bachelor contestant Corinne and her real-life nanny.  Watson channeled her best toddler impression as she snacked on a giant lollipop ...
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Breeze through 32 locations in Asia in this breathtaking hyperlapse video

Ever wanted to see more of Asia? Now you can live vicariously through two backpackers, who spent six months travelling through 32 locations in Asia. Swiss couple Sylvain Botter and Jenny Gehrig of Lytchee TV visited Singapore, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, China and Myanmar to make this hyperlapse video.  Watch as these nine countries whiz by in a blur, and dream about your next trip in the region. Original link Or...
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This openly gay football player is about to make history

Arizona fans storm the field after a big win. Image: Wily Low/AP/REX/Shutterstock By Sam Laird 2017-02-28 22:41:42 UTC When a high school star joins the University of Arizona Wildcats next season, he'll become what's believed to be the first openly gay scholarship player in the history of major college football.  But My-King Johnson sounds pretty casual about the whole thing.  As Johnson himself recently said on Twitter :  Johnson's story a...
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The Oscars made a big mistake during the In Memoriam

A lot of famous people died in 2016 — producer Jan Chapman wasn't one of them. The Oscars on Sunday accidentally put a picture of the Australian producer instead of designer Janet Patterson during its In Memoriam portion of the show. Patterson, who designed looks for films including Far From the Madding Crowd and The Piano, died in October 2016 . Chapman, a producer who is still alive, worked with Patterson on films such as The Piano and Br...
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Who is this random guy Fox News had on to talk about Swedish security?

A trans-Atlantic wave of puzzlement is rippling across Sweden for the second time in a week, after a prominent Fox News program featured a "Swedish defense and national security advisor" who's unknown to the country's military and foreign-affairs officials. Swedes, and some Americans, have been wondering about representations of the Nordic nation in the U.S. since President Donald Trump invoked "what's happening last night in Sweden" while ...
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Watch this aerogel insulated jacket withstand liquid nitrogen

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James Corden brutally tears apart that Britney Spears biopic

The internet called and James Corden responded.  The topic: that Britney Spears biopic, Britney Ever After, that left excruciated viewers in shock and despair.  During The Late Late Show, Corden ripped apart the TV movie sharing many concerns that Britney fans had poured on Twitter — from the ridiculous casting, cheesy dialogue and atrocious costume design.  “The role of Britney Spears was played by none other than the Australian actress Na...
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