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Check Out the Incredible Head Stabilization of this Male Kestrel

Wildlife enthusiast Anthony Roberts (@ZedAnthony) recently shared this fascinating clip of a Male kestrel hunting at South Stack Island in Angelesey, Wales. Despite the strong winds, the bird can be observed using its remarkable head stabilization and maintaining his focus on his prey. You can see the original tweet embedded below. Just look at that head stabilisation! Male kestrel hunting at South Stack, Anglesey yesterday. pic.twitter.com/z1KKrvPR8S — Anthony Roberts (@ZedAnthony) June 6, 2019 Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/incredible-head-stabilization-of-male-kestrel-bird/

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A Definitive List of the Best #BottleCapChallenge Responses

It all started with a Taekwondo champion in Almaty, Kazakhstan. An expertly executed spinning kick posted on Instagram that resulted in the cap of a water bottle spinning off. With it, a challenge into the social media ether, tagging some of the world’s best known action stars and fighters. View this post on Instagram New Challenge with #farakickschallenge 😉! Sending a challenge @jasonstatham @thenotoriousmma @jcvd @jackiechan . Waiting for you video friends .🥋🔥 â € â € â € â € â € â € â € â € â € â € â € â € â € â € â € â € â €…

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Twitter announces new content deals with Univision, The Wall Street Journal and others

Twitter is unveiling a number of new content deals and renewals tonight at its NewFronts event for digital advertisers. It’s only been two years since Twitter first joined the NewFronts. At the time, coverage suggested that executives saw the company’s video strategy as a crucial part of turning things around, but since then, the spotlight has moved on to other things (like rethinking the fundamental social dynamics of the service). And yet the company is still making video deals, with 13 of them being unveiled tonight. That’s a lot of announcements, though…

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Saudi Sisters Escape to Georgia and Plead for Asylum on Twitter

TBILISI, GeorgiaFor the people of Saudi Arabia, its victims, and anyone who values human rights, Wednesday, April 17th, was a painful day. First, President Trump vetoed a bill that would have ended U.S. support for the Saudi war in Yemen. Then, an abrupt cancellation of a criminal court in Riyadh left some 30 Saudi human rights activists in prison. Among the detained are two U.S. citizens and the dissident Loujain al-Hathloul, who was arrested for campaigning against the Saudi male guardianship system and for the womans right to drive. Accused…

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People can’t figure out what the hell is happening in this photo

Some pictures are worth a thousand words. For other pictures, there are no words.   A cursed image of well, of something, has been making the rounds on Twitter recently. Upon first glance, it seems to be a hodgepodge of items. Stare at it for more than a couple of seconds, though, and it quickly descends into murkier territory.  This is like realizing you’re having a dream while dreaming. — aquarian-sunchild (@aquariansunchi1) April 23, 2019 I’m not sure what “guelves” are but I see them, too.  This photo knows the…

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Tesla gets restraining order against alleged harasser

Carmaker says man trespassed on factory in California and drove at security guard Tesla has been granted a temporary restraining order to prevent an alleged harasser from approaching the carmakers California factory. The electric carmaker claimed in its application for the order that the man had repeatedly harassed its employees. He allegedly controls a Twitter account which frequently claimsthat Tesla engages in fraud and which claims to be betting that Tesla shares will fall. The man, a resident of Fremont, California, is named in the order, granted by a court…

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Twitter introduces a battery-saving Lights Out dark-mode option

As promised back in January by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, the company today is rolling out an even darker version of the app’s existing dark mode. Before, Twitter’s dark theme was more of a blue-ish shade instead of a true black, which not everyone seemed to like. Now, there’s an optional setting that makes the current dark mode more of a pitch black. To use the new feature, you’ll first visit the Twitter app’s “Settings and Privacy” section, then click on “Display and Sound.” From there, you can toggle on…

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Jack Dorsey Is Captain of the Twittanic at TED 2019

On Tuesday, Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter, came to TED 2019 to answer for the sins of his platform. In his signature black hoodie and jeans, unkempt facial hair, and black beanie, he sat with TED head Chris Anderson and Whitney Pennington Rodgers, who curates current affairs for the conference, for a conversation that left all three members, along with the audience, frustrated. “We’re on this great voyage with you on the Twittanic,” Anderson told Dorsey after roughly 20 minutes of interrupted back and forth. “There are people in…

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Trump wants astronauts back on the moon by 2024

Donald Trump is seeking re-election in 2020, and in case you had any doubts he tweeted a painfully bizarre hype video to confirm. The two-minute-long video displays the words “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they call you racist. Donald J. Trump. Your vote proved them all wrong.”  It’s also set to music from The Dark Knight Rises? OK! The video features dramatic music and clips from Trump’s time in office, along with footage of Barack Obama, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Rosie O’Donnell, Bryan Cranston, Amy…

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Jacob Wohl Proud to Be Number-One Trending Topic After Twitter Ban

Twitter banned notorious Trump supporter Jacob Wohl from its platform on Tuesday, alleging that Wohl broke the sites rules against creating fake accounts. Wohls ban came hours after he boasted in confirmed to NBC News that he ran promote Wohls trip with other right-wing personalities to Minneapolis to investigate Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN.). Wohl played up the danger he faced in the city in broadcasts to his fans, wearing a bulletproof vest and claiming he had to be driven around in an armored car. Twitter and other platforms have been…

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How Do You Pronounce Buttigieg? The Internet Counts the Ways

The trick to pronouncing presidential candidate and South Bend, Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg's last name is to keep your lips almost totally puckered through all three syllables. At least, that's the only way I'm able to do it. If I can get my lips halfway between a pout and a whistle, and say it in one quick exhale, I can get it. Bood-eh-jedge, bood-eh-jedge, bood-eh-jedge. I learned this a few days ago from watching video after YouTube video of Buttigieg saying his own name. Until then, whenever I'd read the…

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Twitter considering a tweet clarifying function

Clarification hasn’t always been Twitter’s strong suit. Fittingly, there’s a bit of confusion around the longstanding suggestion that the service could add an “edit” button in order to save users from silly typos and, well, much, much worse. At a Goldman Sachs event this week, Jack Dorsey clarified that, rather than adding a controversial edit function, Twitter might just let people “clarify” earlier statements. The feature, it seems, is less aimed at the typo part of the equation than the whole ongoing thing with people living to regret some horrible…

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Son Shares Photo Of His Dad, Sad That No One Is Coming To His New Donut Shop, It Goes Viral And People Flood The Shop

estimated that some 20% of small businesses will fail in their first year. Image credits: share a pic of his dad looking ‘sad’ about his predicament. Now, social media gets a lot of stick at times, bringing out the very worst in us as we shout at each other obnoxiously and say things to each other that we never would in real life. But it definitely has its good side too, as people can come together for a good cause and help someone in need, fostering a real community spirit. Image…

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Twitter testing Original Tweeter tag to distinguish who started a thread

Twitter is testing a new tag that will make it easier to parse who started a thread. The new feature, which is starting to pop up for some users, makes it easier to find posts from the original tweeter within a thread, but may also help curb (some types of) abuse on the platform, making it easier to distinguish accounts that are masquerading as other tweeters, for instance. It’s certainly a small change, but it all plays back into Twitter’s more drastic (beta) plans to introduce changes like color-coded replies…

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These skeleton-like sculptures look remarkably alive

Image: Getty Images Good morning, everyone. Apparently we’re mad about towels.  Scrolling through Twitter on Monday, you might have seen a feed full of people arguing over the amount of towels you’re supposed to own. The Great Towel Debate started when Twitter user @Advil asked followers to settle an argument between him and his girlfriend.  SEE ALSO: Surreal memes deserve their own internet dimension “We have zero frame of reference on the appropriate amount of towels in a household of two,” he tweeted.  As a couple you should own a…

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