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23 of the weirdest, funniest, creepiest, most surprising items found by librarians.

Ever wondered what goes on in a library’s dark corners, where you aren’t allowed to go? Wonder no more, thanks to The Society of American Archivists’ Ask an Archivist Day. On Oct. 4, university, corporate, and museum archivists around the world dug out the coolest, rarest, and weirdest items in their collections, photographed them, and put the results on Twitter. They didn’t disappoint. Here’s just some of what they had in storage. 1. Small items. Very small items. Like a Bible so tiny that it has a magnifying glass with…

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‘Equality for all’: Macklemore issues emotional plea during NRL grand final

US rapper performs Same Love after a week of controversy in Australia due to his support for marriage equality The US rapper, Macklemore, issued a call for equality after an emotional performance of his hit single, Same Love, in a much-hyped pre-game show at the NRL grand final. The performance at ANZ Stadium in Sydney follows previously described Same Love as a song that deals with equal rights, human rights for LGBTI people. This is an issue that I feel strongly about, that I feel passionate about. These people are…

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Bear on couch too damn chill to eat you

Image: courtesy of mandy stantic Bears don’t have any interest in your miserable standing desks, thank you very much. Mandy Stantic was visiting a garbage dump in Northern Manitoba last spring when she came upon a black bear sitting on a discarded sofa. Stantic, whose photos just recently went viral, had specifically driven to the dump with her daughter to see the dump (god bless Canadian road trips) when she discovered the bear just lounging. SEE ALSO: Man’s encounter with bears is the most Canadian thing you’ll ever see “The…

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Mayor of San Juan responds to Trump: \

Image: Joe Raedle/Getty Images After President Trump tore into Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz on Twitter on Saturday morning, the mayor took to TV to briefly defend herself and advocate for the rest of the island. “This is what we have, it is one goal: it is to save lives,” the mayor told MSNBC’s Joy Reid. “I have no time for distractions. All I have is time for people to move forward and get help.” Cruz’s comments were part of a larger effort by the mayor to attract additional military and…

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Harrison Ford can tell a joke better than you can

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…

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Trump attempts to drag Bolt into NFL debate, gets horribly burned on Twitter

Trump is going to learn the hard way what happens when you attempt to throw a country’s favourite idol into the political arena for your personal gains. SEE ALSO: The first NFL game of Sept. 24 started with a powerful, unprecedented protest The U.S. president is embroiled in a bitter fight with NFL players over their #TakeAKnee protest during pre-matches national anthems.  So he thought better to tweet a video from the 2012 Summer Olympics showing Jamaica’s national pride and world renowned sprinter Usain Bolt, cutting a live interview as…

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Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe calls out the hypocrisy of the NFL in a must-see clip.

Shannon Sharpe does not mince words. And he has no patience for bullshit. So if anyone was going to speak truth to power when it came to the displays of “unity” and “solidarity” across the NFL last weekend — following President Donald Trump’s inflammatory comments suggesting players protesting during the national anthem should be fired — it would be him. Sharpe did not disappoint, delivering a fiery sermon from the desk of Fox Sports’ “Undisputed,” saying he was “disappointed and unimpressed.” For nearly eight minutes, an eternity in broadcast time,…

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

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…

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Lakes of mercury and human sacrifices after 1,800 years, Teotihuacan reveals its treasures

When archaeologists found a tunnel under Mexicos birthplace of the gods, they could only dream of the riches they would discover. Now its wonders from jewel-eyed figures to necklaces of human teeth are being revealed to the world In 2003, a tunnel was discovered beneath the Feathered Serpent pyramid in the ruins of Teotihuacan, the ancient city in Mexico. Undisturbed for 1,800 years, the sealed-off passage was found to contain thousands of extraordinary treasures lying exactly where they had first been placed as ritual offerings to the gods. Items unearthed…

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576 border collies gathered together is the happiest place on earth

A magical thing happened on Sunday: 576 border collies with smiling faces gathered together, apparently breaking the unofficial record for the most border collies in one place at one time. The event, which was put on by the Border Collie Owners of South Australia, was held in Willaston Oval. The group confirmed on its Facebook page that 576 collies attended the event (though we have to admit, we see some Australian shepherds in there, but we’re not judging because they’re all good dogs). SEE ALSO: Dog and kitten are the…

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LeBron James destroys Trump with the perfect, understated insult

Champion of insults.Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock There are so many things to call President Donald Trump.  On Saturday morning, LeBron James found the perfect one. The NBA star called Trump “U bum” over the president’s rescinded invitation for Steph Curry to visit the White House, which came only after Curry stated that he didn’t want to go anyway.  SEE ALSO: NFL players slam Donald Trump for rant against protests U bum 😂 https://t.co/PU1WuB9lqs — christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) September 23, 2017 at least the Trump era brought the until-now-criminally-underused insult of “bum” back…

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Jimmy Kimmel isn’t done being a thorn in the side of Obamacare repeal bill

When you’re only trying to save health care for 30 million people, you’ve got to be a little persistent. The man you’d least expect to be on the front foot for saving health care in America, Jimmy Kimmel, is far from resting in his battle to ensure the Graham-Cassidy bill doesn’t cut funding to the most vulnerable.  SEE ALSO: Jimmy Kimmel’s baby may save healthcare for 30 million people Entering into round three of the debate on Thursday night, Kimmel took aim at President Donald Trump, who recently got involved…

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‘Columbine destroyed my entire career’: Marilyn Manson on the perils of being the lord of darkness

He has been called an emissary of Satan and falsely blamed for one of the most notorious shootings in US history. But the singer has never been afraid of outrage. Is that really an excuse, though, to flick our interviewers testicles? It is while discussing the difference between his stage persona and his day-to-day life that Marilyn Manson leans over and flicks me in the testicles. This comes as quite a surprise: I have encountered a lot of unusual things as a journalist, but have thus far managed to get…

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A furious Jimmy Kimmel slams the new GOP health bill in a monologue everyone should watch.

Sen. Bill Cassidy has failed the “Jimmy Kimmel Test.” Spectacularly so. In a blistering monologue delivered Tuesday night, late-night host Kimmel accused the Louisiana Republican of coming on his show and lying “right to my face” about health care. If you too are disappointed in Sen @BillCassidy #GrahamCassidy let them know it – call (202) 224-3121 pic.twitter.com/eswlh6BaoV — Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) September 20, 2017 At issue: the latest Republican attempt to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act, with a bill co-sponsored by Cassidy. This bill comes just a few…

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In defence of Ringo Starr a masterful drummer and the Beatles’ unsung genius

He may have lacked precision and showmanship and he did write Octopuss Garden. But those who dismiss Ringo as a journeyman who got lucky wildly underestimate a rhythmic powerhouse In 1983, the British comedian Jasper Carrott made an unhelpful contribution to Beatles legend when a tribute video for Starrs Rock & Roll Hall of Fame presentation. Is it someone thats technically proficient? Or is it someone that sits in the song with their own feel? Ringo was the king of feel. What this means is that many of Ringos best…

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