5 Books You Read in School (That Everybody Gets Wrong)

April 25, 2018

You probably read some pretty famous works of literature during high school. And by “read,” we mean “sorta skimmed for a while before giving up and checking a summary on Wikipedia” (or Encarta, if you’re unspeakably old). Even if you were among the elite who actually finished assigned books on time, chances are that your genitalia-obsessed teenage mind didn’t catch the most interesting details. As a result, far too many…

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The guns debate is a culture war. And young people will win it | Jessica Valenti

April 25, 2018

This is a fight between a young, diverse, feminist generation against an old, white, male minority desperate to hang on to power Young activists raised on social media and memes were bound to come up with the best protest signs. At the March for Our Lives, and the national school walkout earlier this month, teenagers held posters blasting politicians and declaring, Girls clothing in school is more regulated than guns…

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UK Goes 55 Hours Without Coal For The First Time Ever

April 24, 2018

It appears the UK is breaking up with coal for the first time in its 140-year love affair. The nation made its relationship status official earlier this week after producing a record 55 hours of electricity without burning any coal. Data compiled by Bloomberg shows the record was set in London between the hours of 10.25pm on Monday and 5.10am on Thursday, beating the previous 40-hour coal-free record set last…

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Girl Problems Illustrated In 31 Funny Comics By Russian Artist Anastasia Ivanova

April 24, 2018

Stushona has a background in illustration but has been drawing comics for only 8 months now. “The character is my alter ego,” she told Bored Panda. “It’s a reflective girl who finds non-standard ways of solving problems.” When there’s no inspiration, Anastasia claims she travels or turns to her friends, borrowing their experiences for her works. “I have offended them in my comics,” the Chelyabinsk-based artist confessed. Scroll down to…

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11 Weird Things That Should Have Never Become Popular in the First Place

April 24, 2018

Have you ever been in this situation? You’re super hungry for a certain something, and you decide to get the recipe online. There’s only one problem though – you have to get through the recipe’s background history first. Advertisement 2. Youtuber scandals And as the press breathlessly reports on every last detail, you can’t help but wonder whether the scandal is really a scandal or something manufactured by PR agents…

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Mark Zuckerberg testified in front of Congress, and the memes were glorious

April 23, 2018

Thankfully, there were memes. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had his big day on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, testifying in front of the Senate judiciary and commerce committees for the Cambridge Analytica data scandal which has rocked the company for the last few weeks. As is with most senate committees, it was long, slow, and well, boring to watch for most. But with all eyes on a figure as large as…

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This Brutal Anti-PETA Rant Is Going Viral, And People Are Shocked To Learn About Their Hypocrisy

April 23, 2018

PETA, the largest animal rights organization in the world, has been under fire for quite some time now But this emotional rant is trying to uncover the big picture Source: huffingtonpost.com Source: petakillsanimals.com Source: nathanwinograd.com Source: gizmodo.com Shearer Sean Harrison holds a freshly shorn sheep in response to a social media campaign by PETA featuring musician Jona Weinhofen. (Source: abc.net.au) Source: nathanwinograd.com / theatlantic.com Source: peta.org Source: usatoday.com Ahoskie Police Detective Sgt. Jeremy Roberts…

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Suspected White Supremacist Died Building ISIS-Style Bombs

April 23, 2018

Benjamin Morrow was found dead with white supremacist literature and the ingredients for a notorious bomb known as the Mother of Satan. Morrow, 28, died in an explosion in the kitchen of his Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, apartment on March 5. His home was filled with bomb-making substances so volatile that firefighters chose to destroy the 16-unit apartment block in a controlled blaze, rather than let Morrows neighbors continue to live…

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US, UK and France launch Syria strikes targeting Assad’s chemical weapons

April 23, 2018

Washington (CNN)The US, UK and France launched strikes against targets at three sites in Syria in the early hours of Saturday morning, following a week of threats of retaliation for an alleged chemical weapons attack on civilians in the Damascus enclave of Douma. Official: US response to Syria is not over Russia’s news agency TASS reported that none of the missiles fired by the three western nations struck areas near…

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Argentinian officers fired after claiming mice ate half a ton of missing marijuana

April 23, 2018

Eight police officers claimed mice ate the cannabis, but forensic experts explained that mice would not mistake the drug for food Eight Argentinian police officers have been dismissed after claiming that more than half a ton of marijuana which disappeared from a police warehouse had been eaten by mice. The disappearance of the drugs was discovered during an inspection of a police warehouse for impounded drugs in the town of…

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‘Full Metal Jacket’ actor R. Lee Ermey dies at age 74

April 23, 2018

Statement from R. Lee Ermey’s long time manager, Bill Rogin: It is with deep sadness that I regret to inform you all that R. Lee Ermey (“The Gunny”) passed away this morning from complications of pneumonia. He will be greatly missed by all of us. Semper Fi, Gunny. Godspeed. pic.twitter.com/vf4O78JKmb — R. Lee Ermey (@RLeeErmey) April 15, 2018 “He will be greatly missed by all of us,” Rogin wrote. “Semper…

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US Cops Find Huge Amount Of Makeup Contaminated With Human Fecal Matter

April 23, 2018

If you are a fan of cheap makeup and live in or have recently visited Los Angeles, we have some bad news: You may have been smearing human fecal matter all over your face and lips. After several complaints of adverse reactions to makeup in LA, a major taskforce was set up to investigate. Members of the public were having troubles with their skin after using makeup purchased in the…

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Marijuana legalization could help offset opioid epidemic, studies find

April 23, 2018

(CNN)Experts have proposed using medical marijuana to help Americans struggling with opioid addiction. Now, two studies suggest that there is merit to that strategy. The researchers found that states that allow the use of cannabis for medical purposes had 2.21 million fewer daily doses of opioids prescribed per year under Medicare Part D, compared with those states without medical cannabis laws. Opioid prescriptions under Medicaid also dropped by 5.88% in…

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Renewables Generated 104 Percent Of Portugal’s Electricity Usage In March

April 23, 2018

Portugal’s renewable electricity generation has been reported to have exceeded demand for the first time in four decades. In fact, for the month of March, renewables supplied 103.6 percent of the country’s electricity consumption. It wasn’t a clean run, so to speak: On some days, fossil fuels were required to meet the demand for Portugal’s electricity grid, but overall, clean energy won out. This is all according to a report…

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Green-haired turtle that breathes through its genitals added to endangered list

April 22, 2018

With its punky green mohican the striking Mary river turtle joins a new ZSL list of the worlds most vulnerable reptiles It sports a green mohican, fleshy finger-like growths under its chin and can breathe through its genitals. The Mary river turtle is one of the most striking creatures on the planet, and it is also one of the most endangered. The 40cm long turtle, which is only found on…

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