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This Volunteer Comes in Daily to Brush Cats and then Takes a Snooze

An amazing volunteer named Terry has gone viral after the Safe Haven Pet Sanctuary shared on Facebook the following message along with some priceless pics: We are so lucky to have a human like Terry. Terry just came along one day and introduced himself. He said he’d like to brush cats. Eventually it became everyday. He brushes all of the cats, and can tell you about all of their likes and dislikes. He also accidentally falls asleep most days. We don’t mind – Cats need this! Terry is a wonderful…

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40 Of My Darkest Ideas Turned Into Comics (NSFW)

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Olympic Legend Uses Butt to Smash the Most Random World Record Ever

Saori Yoshida is wrestling royalty in Japan. With 3 Olympic Gold Medals (and 1 silver) and 13 world championships, she was also the flagbearer for Japan at the 2012 Olympics. In 2007, she became the first female wrestler to be named Japanese Athlete of the Year, and in 2012 she received the People’s Honour Award. So yeah, she’s kind of a big deal. On August 25, 2018 she also became the official World Record Holder for “Most balloons burst by sitting in one minute” with 123 balloons burst. The bizarre…

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Serial is back but can it make a difference in the gritty new era of true-crime podcasting?

From The Teachers Pet to Spr, true crime is making a real dent in the criminal justice system worldwide. Can the third series of the pioneering podcast Serial keep up? On paper, the first season of Serial, launched in 2014, didnt exactly scream hit. Who would have bet on aThis American Life spin-off podcast that investigates a 16-year-old murder case in 12 episodes of excruciating detail without ever reaching a definite conclusion about who was guilty? Yet the host, Sarah Koenig, correctly judged the publics appetite for true-crime stories, and…

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What is QAnon? Explaining the bizarre rightwing conspiracy theory

The sprawling internet theory, beloved by Trump supporters, has ensnared everyone from Tom Hanks to Hillary Clinton If you happened to be watching YouTube videos on Monday morning and were struck by an urge to check in on one of Americas most beloved movie stars, you were likely in for a nasty surprise. Sarah Ruth Ashcraft says Tom Hanks is a pedophile, read the title of the top video search result for the actors name. Tom Hanks Alleged Sex Slave Speaks Out, read another top search result. Indeed, the top…

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Democracy at risk due to fake news and data misuse, MPs conclude

Parliamentary inquiry to demand urgent action to combat relentless targeting of hyper-partisan views Democracy is at risk unless the government and regulators take urgent action to combat a growing crisis of data manipulation, disinformation and so-called fake news, a parliamentary committee is expected to say. In damning conclusions to a report leaked by former Vote Leave campaign strategist Dominic Cummings before its official publication on Sunday, the digital, culture, media and sport (DCMS) committee in a post on his personal blog, saying that it had been leaked to him. Cummings,…

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This Guys Wife Ran Her First 5K So He Spiced Up Her Race Photo

Reddit user zachirino’s wife not only ran her first 5K last weekend but she won in her age group! In an effort to preserve the momentous occasion the couple looked up her official race photo and she was literally flying! The effort, the determination, the grit! It was all there—just waiting to be photoshopped. The first one was a layup: And then his wife made a few suggestions and things really got going.. Congrats on running and winning your first 5K! [via zachirino on reddit] Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/2018/06/guy-photoshops-his-wifes-race-photo/

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Internet on edge as daredevil raccoon scales Minnesota skyscraper

Climbing raccoon prompts live stream, photos and hashtag #MPRraccoon as world watches Raccoons are not typically known for their bravery, but one is scaling the UBS tower in Minnesota with death-defying nerve. The raccoon was originally spotted on the roof of a nearby office block and was safely removed by maintenance workers. But rather than find safety elsewhere, it jumped over to the UBS tower, one of the largest skyscrapers in the city, where it has been scaling the building all day, and, at the time of writing, was over…

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Yanny or Laurel Sucks, Brainstorm or Green Needle Is Far More Interesting

if you think of the word “brainstorm†you hear the word brainstorm. if you think of the words “green needle†you hear green needle. pic.twitter.com/kNBfIINpgL — Vinny Skywalker (@sirvinnyd) May 17, 2018 While Yanny & Laurel swept the Internet this week, a far more interesting example using similar audio tricks also surfaced. “Brainstorm or Green Needle” however, puts you in charge of your destiny. Try it for yourself! Think of which word you want to hear and you will. Now go back and forth between the two and really have…

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This Is Ajit Pai, Nemesis of Net Neutrality

In March, Ajit Pai, the 45-year-old chair of the Federal Communications Commission, took to the internet—a community he joyfully inhabits and grudgingly regulates—to pay tribute to his favorite movie. “It’s not just, like, my opinion, man: 20 years ago today, #TheBigLebowski—the greatest film in the history of cinema—was released,” Pai wrote on Twitter. “Decades on, the Dude still abides and the movie really ties us all together.” And sure enough, the response to Pai’s cheerful tweet was united. You’re out of your element Ajit.—@JohnsNotHere Yes, Ajit. Stop trying to mingle…

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PTAs Alternative Fundraiser Gets Internet Seal of Approval

In the United States it is common for the PTA (parent-teacher association) to raise money by asking students (or their parents) to sell various goods to their friends and family like wrapping paper, popcorn, cookie dough etc. Often the sale items are provided by an intermediary, so ultimately the PTA may receive less than 50% of the proceeds. So when reddit user Charlie_Oliver shared an ‘alternative fundraiser’ organized at his kids’ elementary school, it was not only applauded, but sparked a plethora of comments from other parents/colleagues/family members who have…

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The 5 Most Accurate Pie Charts Ever

Pie charts can have an elegant way of transforming data into a something that is easy to understand and visually appealing. Sometimes, they go one step further—literally looking like the thing they’re trying to represent. Okay that last sentence was clunky and confusing. Better to use pie charts to get my point across! 1.   2.   3.   4.   5.   *Double Bonus*   Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/2018/04/the-most-accurate-pie-charts-ever/

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The rules of written English no longer apply to millennials on social media

Image: bob al-greene / mashable The spelling and grammar rules do not apply on the Millennial Internet™.  That’s because millennials have created a new rulebook for a variant of written English unique to social media. A rulebook which states that deliberately misspelled words and misused grammar can convey tone, nuance, humour, and even annoyance.  Dr Lauren Fonteyn, English Linguistics lecturer at University of Manchester, told Mashable “something exciting” is happening with the way that millennials write, and it goes far, far beyond our proclivity to use acronyms and “like.”   Fonteyn…

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