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This Astronaut Just Shut Down Trump On Twitter Twice In 24 Hours

Astronauts, apart from living happy lives back on Earth after the fact, should be spending most of their time either in space or communicating science to the masses – or both. They should not have to waste any time arguing with flat-earthers on TV, nor should they have to shut down the President of the United States. Sadly, although a new year has begun, this is the age of Alternative Facts. Shortly after ending 2017 on a mind-achingly sad comment about climate change science, Trump started 2018 as he meant to…

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Mom Tries to Calm Crying Baby in ChurchThen a Woman Reveals Why HER Baby is Quiet

ShareTweet From the ‘sleep-all-night-like-an-angel’ newborns to the ‘scream-bloody-murder-til-mommy-comes’ babies, we all know that children are wired very differently. Still, it can be hard to not internalize their behavior as a failure in our parenting—especially when you are “blessed” with three of the latter type. In the words of Jordan Harrell, “THREE hard babies? That seems illogical. Surely, the common denominator is their flipping ill-equipped mother.” She WAS the problem. At least, that was her conclusion, until she recalled a poignant experience her young mother once had in church that completely transformed her perspective. The mommy…

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Male Sex Robots With Bionic Penises And AI Could Go On Sale This Year

Matt McMullen, CEO of Realbotix, says he’s getting ready to launch AI-enhanced male sex robots. This follows the release of Harmony, the world’s first interacting female sex robot, last year. The male version, currently unnamed, will have all the software specifications of Harmony, as well as a bionic penis because what would be the point otherwise? “We’re working on a male version of the robot AI,” McMullen told the Daily Star Online. “We’ll eventually have a male and a female platform available.” The male sex robot will come in all shape and sizes…

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It’s Official: China Has Put An End To Its Legal Ivory Trade

In China, ivory is officially so last year. On December 31, 2017, the Chinese government shut down all of its remaining domestic ivory trade, meaning one of the world’s largest consumers of ivory is no longer legally selling and purchasing ivory. Poaching is one of the biggest threats facing African elephants, resulting in the slaughter of 30,000 elephants each year. Combined with habitat destruction, poaching has devastated population numbers in recent history. Over the past 100 years, the number of African elephants in the wild has fallen from between 3-5 million to…

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Astonishing Video Shows Woman Shielded From Shark By Humpback Whale

A never-before-captured video shows the incredible moment a 22,000-kilogram (48,500-pound) humpback whale appears to rescue a snorkeler from a nearby tiger shark. Filmed in the warm seas off the Cook Islands, the video shows a large whale pushing Nan Hauser to the surface using its head and mouth. The 63-year-old marine biologist was then tucked under the whale’s pectoral fin, which, she later realized, likely shielded her from a nearby tiger shark. A second whale then uses its tail, slapping it through the water to keep the shark away. Reaching…

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User Live-Tweets How Horrible Logan Paul’s Actions Were With Haunting Account of the Suicide Forest

Bottom line here is he KNEW what he was doing and chose to ignore all reason and sanity.  1 Pin It Via nymag 2 Pin It Via flavordays 3 Pin It Via flavordays 4 Pin It Via flavordays 5 Pin It Via flavordays 6 Pin It Via flavordays 7 Pin It Via flavordays 8 Pin It Via flavordays 9 Pin It Via flavordays 10 Pin It Via flavordays 11 Pin It Via flavordays 12 Pin It Via flavordays 13 Pin It Via flavordays 14 Pin It Via flavordays 15 Pin…

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Barbra Streisand has found a reason to impeach Trump! (Who wants to tell her?)

Trump-triggered singer Barbra Streisand has found a reason to impeach President Trump. The charge? Collusion or no collusion, @realDonaldTrump should be impeached for sheer stupidity. — Barbra Streisand (@BarbraStreisand) December 30, 2017 At least that tweet didn’t contain the word “Russia.” This is a pretty solid sign that democrats are giving up on the Trump Campaign/Russia Collusion fantasy. https://t.co/qdWc8Ha1G8 — Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) December 30, 2017 Read more: https://twitchy.com/dougp-3137/2017/12/30/barbra-streisand-has-found-a-reason-to-impeach-trump-who-wants-to-tell-her/

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Senator Al Frankens Resignation Is Deeply Unfair

Sometime today, Al Franken will resign his Senate seat. The Democrats are hoping for a banner year, and from all indicators it looks like theyll have one, and I hope they doif they take back one house, this horrid Trump/GOP agenda is done for. But the Democrats 2018 is sure getting off to a dubious start. Franken should not be going. When he announced his resignation on December 7, I wrote a column saying that Democrats would come to regret what theyd done to him. Nevertheless, I wrote, his resignation…

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This Marble Run Perfectly Synced to Tchaikovskys Waltz of the Flowers is Good Internet

The madman that perfectly synced a line rider course to Edvard Grieg’s Mountain King is back with something new and equally entertaining—a magnetized marble run perfectly synced to Tchaikovsky’s “Waltz of the Flowers”. I can’t imagine how long this took to design and how many tries it took to nail the timing. Bravo Doodle Chaos, bravo. Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/videos/marble-run-synced-to-tchaikovsky-waltz-of-the-flowers/

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