Tuesday, 30 September 2014
A 16-foot-long great white shark was recently caught on video attacking another, smaller, great white in waters about 50 miles off the Australian shore, according to a clip posted on YouTube.
"The larger animal survived the encounter but the smaller shark has not been sighted since," the description reads.
“The day where the shark attacked the other was surreal. I asked the dive master and skipper of the boat what would happen if a smaller shark got in the way of a larger shark," shark watcher Adam Malski, who recorded the footage, told the Telegraph. "The skipper responded, 'The big shark would take the smaller one down.'"
Seconds later, they saw that very scenario unfold, and caught the whole thing on video.
The larger shark has been nicknamed Gilbert.
(h/t ITV) Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/30/great-white-sharks-fight-video_n_5911052.html?utm_hp_ref=weird-news&ir=Weird+News
Researchers from Finland surveyed 12,656 men and women aged 18 to 49 in an attempt to study age preferences in sexual partners. They asked each participant about which age group they were most sexually attracted to during the last 12 months and which age group they actually engaged in sexual activity with.
Just as the researchers hypothesized, the results varied by gender. Women tended to be interested in men who were similar in age or slightly older. Specifically, women in their late teens and twenties prefer male partners who are about four years older, and the age gap preference lessens as women get older.
Men tended to be interested in one single age group: women in their mid-twenties. This held true even in younger men in their late teens or early twenties.
Researchers argue that both male and female age preferences have roots in evolutionary biology. They hypothesize that women go for older men due to the "resources" they can offer, including the ability to help with offspring: "Men mature later than woman and in our evolutionary past, raising human offspring to nutritional independence necessitated bi-parental care."
The researchers also believe that men's sexual preference is shaped with offspring in mind; specifically, they are interested in women who are fertile.
"The highest fertility has been estimated to occur in the mid-twenties, with a decline after the age of 35," the researchers explain. "Especially for short-term mating, men show a high interest in fertile women, that is, women in their twenties."
What about the researchers' second question, which sought determine if males and females are engaging in sexual activity with partners in their preferred age group? Again, the results differed by gender.
"While women reported similar patterns of sexual interest and sexual activity with regard to men’s age, men reported dissimilar patterns of sexual interest and sexual activity with regard to women’s age," the researchers wrote.
This study was recently published in the journal Evolution and Human Behavior.
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Fortunately, participant and photographer Ari Fararooy brought his camera to the event in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada to convey the experience through images.
"The whole week felt like a really trippy, lucid dream," says Fararooy in the video description. "I was so busy exploring and meeting people that I barely took my camera out (hence the minute long video)."
Though nothing could match the actual experience of being there, this video's slow movements over the artworks and costumed Burners, overlapped with the sounds of a didgeridoo, offer a small window into the unique pop-up city on the Playa.
Check out some of Fararooy's Instagram pictures from the event, below:
Paul Ezekial Fagan, of Tampa, Florida, was reported missing from his grandmother's house last week, WFLA reported. The 10-year-old had been missing for more than half a day when reporter Cameron Polom and his cameraman were in the boy's neighborhood to report on his disappearance, according to ABC Action News. While on the job, the reporter spotted a tired-looking child who matched Paul's description wandering about in a nearby yard.
"He’s looking at me and I’m thinking, 'Could this possibly be this kid? Is this really happening?'" Polom told Today.com. "It was a very surreal moment."
Polom immediately took the child to law enforcement officials, who returned the boy to his family.
The 10-year-old, who went missing around 4 p.m. on Thursday, told the reporter that he had left his grandmother's house to get some alone time, away from his little brother, Today.com reported. Paul, who is under his grandmother's custody, spent some of the time he was missing at a neighbor's backyard taking a nap. When Polom saw the boy around 7 a.m. the next day, Paul was in good condition and unharmed -- only a bit scared he would be scolded.
"When I saw him, he looked not only tired, but he looked scared he might be in trouble. He’s 10 years old and he's a smart kid — he knew he was in a little bit of trouble for what he had done," Polom told Today.com.
Paul didn't have much to worry about as his family was overjoyed to see him, hugging the boy the moment they were reunited with him, according to ABC.
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Sure, they could say they love you back, but what if the feeling is anything but mutual and they let you know in the most soul-crushing way possible?
Take, for instance, any one of the terrible, terrible responses in this list, culled from an Ask Reddit thread that popped up Tuesday. Read what the Redditors had to say below -- and if you've ever been on the receiving end of any of these replies, our deepest, deepest condolences.
1. "Take it back' was said the other day to my friend's face. Ouch.
2. "'Wait...why?' I'm sad to say that I'm the owner of this response."
3. "And I love spending time with you!"
4. "My ex said 'thank you' and that was it. Shame ensued. There were a few moments of silence which I broke by saying 'juuuuuust kiddinggggggg' in a shaky, trying-not-to-cry voice and then we broke up a few days later."
5. "'Thank you' is bad, but the worst has to be 'thank you?' stated as a question, dragged out in an awkward way, so their response is actually more like, 'Why are you saying that? What am I supposed to say back? Am I supposed to be happy? Well, that's not how I actually feel and now you ruined this relationship.'"
6. "I love me, too!"
7. "I'm sorry."
8. "'Oh....no.' The tone of her voice sounded more disappointed than anything else. Sad day for me."
9. "Yeah, you're not too bad yourself."
10. "Awesome sauce."
11. "Via text: 'K' In person: 'I love you too, like a brother/sister.' On the phone: '-dial tone-' Webcam: 'Your session has ended.'"
12. "In ninth grade, some girl said 'I love you' in front of a group of 8-10 of us. The guy replied, 'You want fries with that?' Devastating."
13. "That's... sweet."
14. "'I wish I loved you.' Yeah, I got that once."
15. "Woah, I thought this was just physical."
16. "But I don't love you."
17. "Laughing. One of my close friends told me he loved me and always had. I laughed. I thought he was joking. He wasn't... He looked so crushed."
18. "I know how you feel; I love someone, too."
19. "Aww, crap."
20. "'The feeling is mutual.' I was 13, she was 12, it lasted a month and now we're both gay. At least something was mutual."
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During Disney's recent Fairy Tale Weddings Expo, the house of mouse unveiled their brand new creation: cake projection mapping. In layman's terms, that means lighted images are projected onto a white wedding cake, thus creating a magical, whimsical, oh-so-Disney way to decorate your big day confection (watch the video above to see how it works).
Plus, according to Disney's website, the cake is completely customizable -- which means the projection doesn't have to be of Tinkerbell as it is in the video (although that's clearly a great choice). Anything the bride and groom want can be projected onto the cake, including their own love story.
The only downside to this fairytale cake? It's currently only available as part of Disney's "Wishes Collection" wedding package, which starts at $12,000.
Of course, the technology for the cake exists outside of Disney, but it's not quite as magical.
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According to police, they decided the best way to do that was fake their own kidnapping.
In a photo posted on Reddit, one less-than-satisfied diner decided to bring up a pressing issue with Olive Garden's "Endless" pasta deal.
We'll forgive the fact that the food at Olive Garden was described as "great," but only because this person's description of what the never-ending deal should look like makes us want to be their best friend:
Your move, OG.
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Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Dylan Bryan says it is unclear why the woman was not clothed when the truck hit the bus Monday afternoon. The bus was carrying elementary students to their homes. Authorities say none of the students received life-threatening injuries, but the driver of the tractor-trailer and the woman were in critical condition.
Bradford County school officials said there were 15 students on the bus when it was hit traveling south on U.S. 301.
Bryan said the semi had a sleeper compartment. He did not know if the nude woman was in the cab or in the sleeper area when the accident occurred. Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/30/naked-woman-school-bus_n_5909006.html?utm_hp_ref=weird-news&ir=Weird+News
But a Scottish woman still stripped naked in a corporate box at an Australian Football League game in Melbourne Saturday, giving fans an eyeful. Heather McCartney apparently pulled the stunt on a dare as she watched Hawthorn play Sydney in the Grand Final.
“I said ‘If Hawthorn win I’m getting naked,’" McCartney told the Herald Sun. "They won and I got naked. It was great.”
But not everybody appreciated the view. Police at the Melbourne Cricket Ground arrived to arrest McCartney, and she was accused of trying to hit and bite officers. On Sunday the 26-year-old pleaded guilty to indecency and other charges and was fined $300 Australian (about $262 U.S.), according to reports.
Celebrating your team winning the grand final by getting nude in a corporate box...priceless pic.twitter.com/5GxydDUG1c— Tom Steinfort (@tomsteinfort) September 28, 2014
Both McCartney and the building firm that owns the corporate box have denied allegations that McCartney was hired to strip.
On Tuesday she told Melbourne radio station Triple M 104.9 that she "got carried away with the free alcohol. ... I don't regret it but I'm sorry for offending anyone."
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No one understands that sexist cliché better than cinema’s action heroes, who tirelessly toil to retrieve Hollywood's damsels in distress. Fortunately, these protagonists are armed with a foolproof strategy to secure safe release: the phrase “Let her go!” (which is often said with steely-eyed determination).
Praise, then, to these great feminists of cinema -- the Chuck Norrises, the Arnold Schwarzeneggers and the Jean Claude Van Dammes. Without them, those women would probably still be held in the patriarchal clutches of their male oppressors.
Watch the movie compilation above, and learn how heroism is done, at least for cinema’s greatest action stars.
Tip of the hat to Vince Mancini of FilmDrunk for providing the inspiration.
Full List Of Movies In Order Od Appearance:
"Code of Silence" (1985)
"Raiders of the Lost Ark" (1981)
"Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith" (2005)
"Get Smart" (2008)
"Rush Hour 3" (2007)
"Tango & Cash" (1989)
"I, Robot" (2004)
"I Still Know What You Did Last Summer" (1998)
"Black Knight" (2001)
"The Dead Pool (1988)
"The Matrix Revolutions" (2003)
"The Lone Ranger" (2013)
"Seeking Justice" (2011)
"End of Days" (1999)
"Year One" (2009)
"Me, Myself & Irene" (2000)
"The Conjuring" (2013)
"The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" (2012)
"Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance" (2011)
"Drive Angry" (2011)
"The Tourist" (2010)
"Green Lantern" (2011)
"The Warriors" (1979)
"Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow" (2004)
"Batman Forever" (1995)
"Rise of the Guardians" (2012)
"The Abyss" (1989)
"The Godfather: Part III" (1990)
"48 Hrs." (1982)
"Bride of Chucky" (1998)
"The Rocketeer" (1991)
"Jackie Chan's First Strike" (1996)
"Ghost Rider" (2007)
"Panic Room" (2002)
"Blue Ice" (1992)
"15 Minutes" (2001)
"The Jackal" (1997)
"Mission: Impossible III" (2006)
"30 Minutes or Less" (2011)
"The Samaritan" (2012)
"Children of Men" (2006)
"Cop Out" (2010)
"Point Break" (1991)
"Duel at Diablo" (1966)
"Ticker" (2001) clip 2
"For Your Eyes Only" (1981)
"The Last Boy Scout" (1991)
"Léon: The Professional" (1994)
"Universal Soldier" (1992)
"Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" (2011)
"Licence to Kill" (1989)
"The Crow" (1994)
"Taken 2" (2012)
"Dr. No" (1962)
"Timecop" (1994) clip 2
"Loaded Weapon 1" (1993)
"The Amazing Spider-Man 2" (2014)
"12 Rounds" (2009)
"Mission: Impossible II" (2000)
"Ride Along" (2014)
"The Last Boy Scout" (1991) clip 2
"Get Shorty" (1995)
"Into the Blue" (2005)
"American History X" (1998)
"Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" (1984)
"Men in Black" (1997)
"All About the Benjamins" (2002)
"Toy Story 2" (1999)
"Loaded Weapon 1" (1993) clip 2
"Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot" (1992)
"The Siege" (1998)
"Shoot to Kill" (1988)
"Lethal Weapon" (1987)
"Thelma & Louise" (1991)
"Sin City" (2005)
"Tomorrow Never Dies" (1997)
"The Dark Knight" (2008)
According to The Consumerist, the mom in question was having a meal with her 16-month-old daughter when the tot needed a diaper change. However, when the mom found that the establishment -- the store was in the Midwest, the outlet states -- didn't have a changing table, she changed her child's diaper on a table in the dining area.
The woman's husband, Chad, reportedly sent a letter to Chipotle's headquarters, defending his wife's behavior and criticizing the restaurant's employees for telling the family they'd have to leave if they tried to change another diaper in the dining area. In the letter, obtained by The Consumerist, he said that while his wife's choice to change their baby on a dining table may have struck some as "unsavory," the employees displayed an "inability/unwillingness to empathize with parents who find [the car] a less convenient alternative even on a beautiful day like yesterday, much less a subfreezing day as we undoubtedly will have in [this region] this winter."
Chipotle responded to Chad's letter by saying that they were "currently in the process of retrofitting locations with changing tables," according to the outlet. In a written statement to The Huffington Post Tuesday, the company confirmed that it is "looking to incorporate [changing tables] into new restaurants that are in locations where we are likely to see a high concentration of families as customers."
Read more of this story at The Consumerist.
As Eater.com notes, this is the second time in recent weeks that a mom has made headlines for changing her baby's diaper in the middle of an eatery.
In August, KHOU 11 News reported that a mom was kicked out of a Texas pizzeria after she changed her 4-month-old's diaper at the table. The woman, who was at the restaurant with her baby and her two other children, said that the pizza place had no changing table and, according to the news outlet, she "didn't want to take everyone back to the minivan to do the diaper change."
This week, as news of the latest diaper changing debacle makes its rounds on the Interwebs, many parents and mom bloggers have expressed their horror at the idea of changing a child on a restaurant's dining table.
"Introducing excrement into a dining area -- even if it’s coming out of the cutest little body in the land -- is a major health code violation," wrote a blogger on Mommyish Tuesday. "It is simply not okay to do this. I don’t care if you have your parent-blinders on. Take them off. Dealing with the no-changing table situation is annoying, but it’s something most parents manage to navigate without changing their baby’s diaper next to someone else’s dinner."
A blogger on The Stir concurred, writing: "Being that Chipotle seems like a restaurant on the more progressive side -- and one with a kids' menu -- it is a little surprising that this particular location didn't have a changing table in the bathroom. But, still, it's no excuse to go Cro-Magnon on everyone. I mean, they were eating at Chipotle for god's sake -- how long does that take?"
Still, others have been more forgiving. In the comments section of The Stir, for example, one mom confessed to having changed her daughter's diaper in the middle of a restaurant. "I was so mad that [somewhere] didn't have a changing table," she wrote. Another reader wrote, "I honestly don't see [what] the big deal is."
What would you have done if you were in this mom's position? Tell us below.
This post has been updated with comments from Chipotle. Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/30/diaper-change-chipotle_n_5908046.html?utm_hp_ref=weird-news&ir=Weird+News
This guy cannot attend the first Washington Nationals playoff game this Friday, so he's selling his tickets -- for something other than money. Yep, this man -- who, according to his advertisement, is "not some old gross dude" and is "actually 24 and athletic" -- is offering his seats to "two women" in exchange for a threesome.
It's remarkable that this guy's ad is still posted on Craigslist, but, in any case, here it is in all its ridiculous, objectifying glory:
His sign-off really speaks for itself.
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UW-Madison had shared a page of photos students were tweeting of the fall colors on campus, after Princeton bragged about their Instagram account:
Squirrels got involved pretty quickly:
Then things got morbid:
And then it was weird:
And the Taco Bell dog (R.I.P.) was brought into the picture:
Now we're not sure where things are going.
This is a developing story. If there are more squirrels tweeted, we will update promptly. Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/30/princeton-uw-madison-twitter_n_5909746.html?utm_hp_ref=weird-news&ir=Weird+News
The German-flagged MV Colombo Express and the Singaporean-flagged MV Maersk Tanjong were caught on tape as they steer south together from the canal when the Colombo Express turns inward towards the Maersk Tanjong.
People can be heard shouting off-camera as the two vessels gradually crash. Three shipping containers fell into the water as a result of the impact, and the Colombo Express was also left with a 65-foot dent, Reuters reports. No causalities were reported.
It's unclear what caused the Colombo Express to change course.
"Something went terribly wrong today," wrote the maritime industry blog gCaptain, adding that "As rudders on ships like [the Colombo Express] are powered by large, finely tuned hydraulic systems, it is possible that this system failed and was the cause of the incident."
Both ships have been moored while an investigation is underway, according to a statement from Inchcape Shipping Services.
The Suez Canal in Egypt connects the Mediterranean Sea with the Red Sea, allowing ships sailing between Europe and Asia to bypass traveling around Africa. It is one of the most heavily used trade routes on the globe, providing the country with roughly $5 billion in annual revenue ,according to Reuters.
Traffic was halted in the canal for three hours.
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King Jim, a Japanese company specializing in office equipment and supplies, recently started selling something called the Wearable Futon Air Mat Set.
It's a jumpsuit made of nylon, polyethylene and polyester that can double between as an overcoat and a bed, for those times when you're not sure where you're going to sleep.
The product is available in Japan for about $40 from supplier King Jim -- and that includes an air mattress, according to the Daily Mail.
There is no news of a release in other territories yet.
So far, reaction in Japan has been mixed, according to RocketNews24.com.
Some people admire the ingenuity of the idea, while others fear it may make it easier for Japanese companies to force employees to pull all-nighters at the office.
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A Georgia woman was held in jail for one month after cops mistook sauce from a can of SpaghettiOs for methamphetamine, the Gainesville Times reports.
Ashley Huff, a 23-year-old woman from the city of Commerce, was the passenger in a car that was pulled over on July 2. Police noticed she had a spoon in her bag that had “some residue” on it. Huff told them it was just SpaghettiO sauce, but they slapped her with a charge of possession of methamphetamine.
Huff was jailed for about two weeks, then released on earned recognizance, her attorney, Chris van Rossem, told The Huffington Post. However, one of the conditions of her release was that she would make a series of court appointments, and after she missed one, she was reincarcerated on August 2.
Unable to afford to pay bond, Huff stayed behind bars until September 18, when a lab analysis found that the substance on the spoon contained no illicit substances.
Van Rossem speculated that the reason the crime lab analysis took so long was simply because of the sheer volume of cases the lab needs to process. Huff’s results, he said, actually came back “relatively quickly.”
Even though Huff knew she was innocent, during the weeks she sat in jail she was strongly considering taking a plea deal — and a permanent criminal record — just so she could get out, Van Rossem told HuffPost.
“You just get worn out, your spirit gets worn down,” the attorney said. “You reach a point where you’ll do anything just to get out of jail.”
All charges against Huff have been dismissed.
She is now contemplating taking legal action, according to KRON 4, but police officers say they acted in good faith. The arresting officer said he “found it strange” that Huff would eat SpaghettiOs and put the spoon in her purse.
Her explanation is that she had been eating the SpaghettiOs out of the can in the car, and after she was finished, threw the can out and tossed the spoon into her bag.
Officers also say they conducted a field test, and the substance tested positive for methamphetamine. Field tests, however, can often be incorrect, as was evidenced in a 2013 case in which a white brick that field-tested positive for cocaine ended up just being homemade soap.
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These two pups attack the water spouting from the hose with some serious fervor, but there is something about the slow motion -- and the classical music soundtrack -- that adds a sort of odd regality to the footage.
Don't worry about the collision, pups. Keep doin' you.
H/T Tastefully Offensive Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/30/dogs-hose-slow-motion_n_5906232.html?utm_hp_ref=weird-news&ir=Weird+News
Watch what happens when he's presented with an iPad making a simulated squeaky toy sound. This dog makes it clear he wants nothing to do with electronics at all.
"Help!" the pug seems to shout.
And who can blame him? A screen is not the same as a toy!
H/T Tastefully Offensive Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/30/pug-shouts-help_n_5906878.html?utm_hp_ref=weird-news&ir=Weird+News
It doesn't matter, because the moment you lock eyes with someone while you're doing whatever it is you're doing, you'll automatically become creepy.
Yup, there's no two ways about it. Eye contact makes everything unnecessarily intense.
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The movie does not have a cast or director yet, but it does have a script, apparently, and it sounds like its makers expect us to take it seriously. “This isn’t a movie with a bunch of lines running around the page," Larry Kasanoff, CEO of Threshold Entertainment, which is helping develop the movie, told the WSJ, supposedly without laughing. "We’re not giving feet to the geometric shapes.”
Um, OK. Let us remind everyone that there are no people in the game "Tetris," just like there are no characters or plot in the game "Tetris." There are only geometric shapes. Falling from the sky. That's it.
And that's basically all we know about the movie so far. But since we were so, uh, intrigued by the idea of a live-action Tetris movie, we asked some of our colleagues what they thought a Tetris movie might be about. Here are some of the more inspired ideas:
1. The Zombie Flick -- Different-colored geometric shapes start falling from the sky, seemingly from nowhere. The film's hero must get them all to line up before the Earth is completely filled with shapes and everyone dies. It's like "World War Z" except with geometric shapes instead of zombies.
2. The Sci-Fi Thriller -- "The son of a virtual world designer goes looking for his father and ends up inside the digital world that his father designed. He meets his father's corrupted creation and a unique ally who was born inside the digital world." Yes, this is the plot of "Tron: Legacy," copied word-for-word from IMDB. But here's the Tetris twist: Only by arranging the shapes of the digital world can the hero save himself. But will he be able to save his father?
3. The Drama -- Squiggly Tetris piece never quite fit in with the other kids. He knew he was different. But then one day, he saw what looked like a space and went for it. Directed by Gus Van Sant. Starring Ben Affleck and Matt Damon.
4. The Romantic Comedy -- He's a lovable, caring square. She's a three-sided flexible prong thing. She just wants to be free. Can love get these two in line once and for all, or will "Mr, Right" turnout to be "Mr. Right Angle" instead?
And who should they cast as the stars of the film? We figured that out for them, too.
Benedict Cumberbatch as the long, thin one
Jennifer Aniston as the triangle
The Bangles as the squiggles
Sting as the backwards "L"
This Model as the "L"
Danny DeVito as the square
This movie will undoubtedly make at least one billion dollars, so long as the pieces fall into place. Get it!?
In what's easily one of the most adorable NFL-related tweets ever, the Detroit Lions announced that tight end Joseph Fauria sprained his ankle while trying to stop his dog from having an accident inside.
Fauria was trying to stop Lil' Rufio from urinating in the house when he misstepped & sprained his ankle at home. pic.twitter.com/djBc9XVjp5— Detroit Lions (@Lions) September 29, 2014
Noticing that his husky-pomeranian mix Lil' Rufio was beginning to urinate in his apartment Wednesday night, Fauria said he chased after the dog downstairs and missed the final two steps, MLive reported.
The injury invited skepticism, but Fauria assured reporters Monday that he did not hurt his ankle -- which has him on crutches -- playing another sport in his spare time.
Fauria, who sat out the Lions' victory over the Jets Sunday, told reporters it could be a while before he returns to the lineup, but we'll always have that tweet and this one:
Now I'm only concentrating on getting back on the field ASAP! Please no death threats to Lil' Rufio, he's just a pup! pic.twitter.com/Q1O5QM41RW— Joseph Fauria (@BigJoeFauria) September 29, 2014
We're now waiting for when Lil' Rufio eats his playbook.
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Before posting the track to his sister's Soundcloud account, Smith tweeted, "I Think Im Gunna Drop Blue Ocean Tonight Since It Can't Go On The Album Anyway." This only leaves us with one question: Uh, what album?
[TO THE READER]
Exodus 22.18. Thou shalt not suffer a Witch to live.
This text containeth one of the judicial laws of Moses touching the punishment of witchcraft, which argument I have chosen to entreat of, for these causes:
First, because witchcraft is a rife and common sin in these our days, and very many are entangled with it, being either practitioners thereof in their own persons, or at the least, yielding to seek for help and counsel of such as practice it.
Again, there be sundry men who receive it for a truth that witchcraft is nothing else but a mere illusion, and witches nothing but persons deluded by the Devil. And this opinion takes place not only with the ignorant, but is holden and maintained by such as are learned, who do avouch it by word and writing that there be no witches but as I said before.
Upon these and such like considerations, I have been moved to undertake the interpretation of this judicial law, as a sufficient ground of the doctrine which shall be delivered. In handling whereof, two things are distinctly to be considered. The first, what is a witch. The second, what is her due and deserved punishment. And both these being opened and handled, the whole meaning of the law will the better appear.
For the first. To give the true description of a witch is a matter of great difficulty because there be many differences and diversities of opinions touching this point; and therefore that we may properly and truly define a witch, we must first pause a while in opening the nature of witchcraft, so far forth as it is delivered in the books of the Old and New Testament, and may be gathered out of the true experience of learned and godly men.
Touching witchcraft, therefore, I will consider three points:
What witchcraft is.
What is the ground of the whole practice thereof?
How many kinds and differences there be of it?
Of the Nature of Witchcraft.
To begin with the first. According to the true meaning of all the places of holy scripture which treat of this point, it may be thus described:
Witchcraft is a wicked art, serving for the working of wonders, by the assistance of the Devil, so far forth as God shall in justice permit.
I say it is an art, because it is commonly so called and esteemed among men, and there is reason why it should be thus termed. For as in all good and lawful arts, the whole practice thereof is performed by certain rules and precepts, and without them nothing can be done; so witchcraft hath certain superstitious grounds and principles whereupon it standeth, and by which alone the feats and practices thereof are commonly performed.
If it be demanded what these rules be and whence they had their beginning, considering that every art hath reference to some author by whom it was originally taught and delivered, I answer that they were devised first by Satan and by him revealed to wicked and ungodly persons of ancient times, as occasion served, who, receiving them from him, became afterward, in the just judgment of God, his instruments to report and convey them to others from hand to hand.
For manifestation whereof, it is to be considered that God is not only in general a sovereign Lord and king over all his creatures, whether in heaven or earth, none excepted, no, not the devils themselves; but that he exerciseth also a special kingdom, partly of grace in the church militant upon earth, and partly of glory over the saints and angels, members of the church triumphant in heaven. Now in like manner the Devil hath a kingdom called in scripture the kingdom of darkness, whereof himself is the head and governor, for which cause he is termed the prince of darkness, the God of this world, ruling and effectually working in the hearts of the children of disobedience.
Again, as God hath enacted laws whereby his kingdom is governed, so hath the Devil his ordinances whereby he keepeth his subjects in awe and obedience, which generally and for substance, are nothing else but transgressions of the very law of God. And amongst them all, the precepts of witchcraft are the very chief and most notorious. For by them especially he holds up his kingdom, and therefore more esteemeth the obedience of them than of other. Neither doth he deliver them indifferently to every man, but to his own subjects, the wicked; and not to them all, but to some special and tried ones, whom he most betrusteth with his secrets, as being the fittest to serve his turn, both in respect of their willingness to learn and practice, as also for their ability to become instruments of the mischief which he intendeth to others.
If it be here asked whence the Devil did fetch and conceive his rules, I answer, out of the corruption and depravation of what he is possibly able, against God and his honor. Hereupon, well perceiving that God hath expressly commanded to renounce and abhor all practices of witchcraft, he hath set abroach this art in the world, as a main pillar of his kingdom, which notwithstanding is flatly and directly opposed to one of the main principal laws of the kingdom of God, touching the service of himself in spirit and truth.
Again, the reason why he conveys these ungodly principles and practices from man to man is because he finds in experience that things are far more welcome and agreeable to the common nature of mankind which are taught by man like unto themselves than if the Devil should personally deliver the same to each man in special. Hereupon, he takes the course at first to instruct some few only, who being taught by him, are apt to convey that which they know to others. And hence in probabilities this devilish trade had his first original and continuance.
From “A Discourse of the Damned Art of Witchcraft” by William Perkins, 1608.
From THE PENGUIN BOOK OF WITCHES edited and with an introduction by Katherine Howe. Reprinted by arrangement with Penguin Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, A Penguin Random House Company. Introduction and selection copyright © Katherine Howe, 2014. Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/30/witch-hunts-history_n_5890094.html?utm_hp_ref=weird-news&ir=Weird+News
BuzzFeed asked a few of its gay male employees to explain tampons, sanitary napkins and diva cups, items that are "a little out of their wheelhouse." To help the men demonstrate, BuzzFeed also provided a plastic model of a woman's vagina.
"Literally, no idea," says one man, holding up a tampon.
Another holds up the plastic model and a sanitary napkin, saying, "I'm assuming the Georgie O'Keeffe painting right there is where you target it."
These guys are good sports, but just because you don't have a vagina and maybe don't interact with vaginas doesn't mean you shouldn't know how they work. Someone get these guys a copy of Our Bodies, Ourselves!
Watching them eat the relentlessly sticky treat never fails to provide endless entertainment, and fortunately the dogs love it, too -- in moderation, of course. Not only is raw, unsalted peanut butter delicious, but it's an excellent source of protein and other vitamins for dogs.
And it will keep them -- and us -- busy forever and ever and ever. Just try to look away! It can't be done.
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Uri Geller, who rose to fame in the 1970s by claiming he could bend spoons just by staring at them, now says he's figured out why the iPhone 6 is so prone to bendability.
“There are two possible explanations,” Geller told MarketWatch. “Either the phone is so seriously thin and flimsy that it is bendable with mere physical force, which I cannot believe given the extensive tests Apple would have done. Or -- and this is far more plausible -- somehow the energy and excitement of the 10 million people who purchased iPhones has awakened their mind powers and caused the phones to bend.”
Geller is now hoping to bend the ear of Apple executives and convince them to hire him as a public spokesman and prevent customers with bent iPhones from getting bent out of shape.
“I urge Apple to hire me to explain to the world that this is not the company’s fault at all,” he told MarketWatch.
However, Geller may not be the best Apple spokesman since he admits he is loyal to his Blackberry -- a phone that he claims he can also bend with his mind.
Apple execs apparently believe the so-called "Bend-gazi" controversy has been bent out of proportion since only nine people have reported the problem.
There may be a problem hiring Geller to explain his massive mind power theory problem to the world.
Ever since the 1970s, magicians like James Randi have shown that Geller's signature act of bending spoons psychically can easily be replicated, according to the Skeptics Dictionary.
Randi, the founder of the James Randi Educational Foundation, an organization dedicated promoting skeptical thinking, "If Uri Geller bends spoons with divine powers, then he's doing it the hard way."
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It's a bit after midnight at the Sunshine Cinema in Manhattan, and just like every month around this time, people are tossing plastic spoons at a screen. Large handfuls are thrown to the front of the theater again and again. Roses are typically saved for the end of a beloved performance, but fans of Tommy Wiseau's "The Room" will toss their plastic utensils for almost the entire duration of the film.
This is one of the many games that devoted fans will play while watching the cult classic, this use of plastic cutlery calling attention to the gratuitous amount of spoon art in the movie. Other games include yelling during long pans of the Golden Gate bridge and getting up and tossing footballs back and forth, underhand, just like the characters on the screen. Occasionally, you can hear a line of dialogue over the fans Wiseau has brought together.
"I don't know if you're familiar with the term, plastic is cheaper than wood?" Wiseau asks the next day during a late lunch at the Sheraton. The meaning of this phrase isn't entirely clear, consider it a new Wiseauian knot to meditate upon, but he sort of continues: "A long time ago, my family actually had a wood spoon, not plastic." This is partially significant as one of the only instances the famously guarded Wiseau has ever talked about his family. Although it ends there, with a vague ownership of a wooden spoon, the briefness makes sense as Wiseau seems to devote his time and mental energy these days to his new family, the fans of "The Room."
And this new family of fans, at Sunshine and across the globe, they shower Wiseau in rainbows of plastic. Norwegian wood.
Right before this weekend's screening of "The Room," Wiseau premiered his new show, "The Neighbors," which he hopes will land a development deal. The show is as Wiseauian as you could hope for. The crowd immediately took to the project and laughed and cheered their way through the 20ish minutes of the pilot. They even organically created a new game on the spot which involved dancing during a repetitive club music-soundtracked establishing shot that were used as a transition. According to one of Wiseau's assistants and one of many stars of "The Neighbors," this happened in both screenings of the night.
As the laughing and cheering and dancing were loud during this premiere, it was a bit tricky to determine what was happening plot-wise, but that's all the more reason for the show to find a home somewhere. "The Neighbors" had a trailer back in 2009, but everything has been re-worked since then.
The main premise of the pilot seemed to follow a pizza delivery boy who decides he wants to move into an apartment building after realizing it's mostly full of scantily dressed women. His application is approved by the landlord's assistant immediately. (The assistant says, "I trust this kid" and then writes "APPROVED!" in all-caps red letters on his form, just moments after he applies.) There are multiple B-plots involving a missing chicken and a boy and girl who trick a stoner into giving away his gun for free. Wiseau plays two characters, the landlord and the boyfriend who gets the gun and the girl. It's great.
As Wiseau is pushing forward on this new project, "The Room" is getting closer attention with an upcoming movie from James Franco and his brother, Dave Franco. The Franco brothers are adapting the book, "The Disaster Artist," which is a behind-the-scenes account from one of the film's stars, Greg Sestero. Wiseau used to consider Sestero his "best friend." Now he feels betrayed. "I'm not so keen about it and I'm not so happy about it because some of the stuff in the book," he said, "it's not true."
In both the Q&A at the Sunshine screening and in our interview, Wiseau claims that only 50 percent of the book holds up and the rest is exaggeration and misunderstanding. Reached for comment, Sestero explained where he felt this repeated "50 percent" came from:
Tommy always has the best one liners. He refers to "The Disaster Artist" as the red bible. He attended a book event in Richmond, Virginia earlier this year. As people were waiting in line, he said to me, "Look, my god. They hold the book so tight! It is like bible. Wow is red bible. The red bible." So that's how he refers to it now. He did object to the subtitle of the book, "The Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made." His advice was, "You shouldn't put yourself down," arguing it should be changed to "The Greatest Movie Ever Made." On that point, he deducted 50% off his approval of the book.
Wiseau is nervous about the new adaptation but hopeful. "I think James Franco promised me when I talked to him that he will be respectful," he said.
What Wiseau wants Franco, Sestero and all critics to respect is his insistence that everything he does in his work is intentional. "Let me stress something, nothing happens by accident." Wiseau believes in needing a strong focus when writing as he explains during lunch, "If you don't have vision, you have nothing to talk about. However, you can learn to visualize something. For me it comes very naturally. You can test me right now if you want, give me one word and I can give you the scene."
This is the scene that came to Wiseau after "gossip" was proposed...
OK. So this show yesterday was a gossip thing. They talk about gossiping and gossiping. And one girl did not pronounce gossip. That was on the TV yesterday. People were laughing, but she was so chubby, the girl, and she say gossip, gossip, gossip. Everybody was laughing. Scene ... That's your scene.
The table laughs together.
Talking about what it's like interacting with fans, Wiseau said, "They already know they can say whatever they want and I still love them and I think vice versa." Years of being game for almost any fan request and attending countless Q&As and screenings across the globe, the man legitimately adores the people who will share this unlikely ride. His face lights up just remembering the different games people have created over the years (even behind his trademark sunglasses he wears indoors through the duration of the interview). "I didn't anticipate that someone would bring the spoon to the theaters and throw it ... I love that."
"The Room" has created an American cultural phenomenon like no other and he just wants some recognition for this. In discussing what it means to have a good relationship with somebody else, Wiseau advises, "You have to be very respectful, whoever you love, what you love and how you want to be. I think respect is very important."
With the release of "The Disaster Artist" almost exactly one year ago, the last 12 months must have been a bit harder for Wiseau. His work has been portrayed in ways Wiseau is frustrated with, especially because the critiques have come from someone he used to consider a very close friend. He and Sestero knew each other all the way back into the '90s, as they were in the same acting class together, reenacting scenes from "Rebel Without a Cause" (pictured below). Despite what's happened over the last year, Sestero says, "I've known Tommy for over 16 years now. I think having endured this surreal experience together, there will always be a bond and appreciation there. We still toss the football around every now and then."
Wiseau is certainly an artist with no contemporaries. After over a decade of touring with "The Room," you have to wonder if there is a greater cause behind all this. Behind those Oakley sunglasses.
As I'm walking away from the table, Wiseau jumps out of his seat and comes over to ask what I thought about "The Neighbors." On a scale of one to 10 he insisted. I said nine. He gave me a hug.
When asked about the kind of advice he gives to his younger fans, he gave a thoughtful answer about the need to help others saying, "I learned that a lot of people need help. It's funny in America, we're the biggest strongest country, and some of the stuff's not right, that's my point. I'm trying to give young people advice as much as I can. Don't be too greedy." One of his most memorable quotes, that he repeated in this interview, is that while watching "The Room" fans can laugh and cry and express themselves, as long as they don’t hurt each other.
Wiseau is truly a king and his kingdom is one room, which you can choose to live in or not. If you choose to live in The Room, Wiseau is going to try to make sure you have as good a time as possible, even if it tears him apart.
"Just be a cool guy," Wiseau offered as advice.
As long as you're laughing, Tommy's laughing.
All images from the The Room Facebook. First GIF from Exploitastic. Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/30/tommy-wiseau-interview_n_5897842.html?utm_hp_ref=weird-news&ir=Weird+News
"I think there is a strong humanitarian argument for making life multi-planetary... in order to safeguard the existence of humanity in the event that something catastrophic were to happen," Musk said in a recent interview with the digital magazine Aeon.
Musk's comment sounds ominous but may not be off the mark, given the threats that scientists see in climate change and space rocks.
Just what would it take to move so many people to Mars?
"Excluding organic growth, if you could take 100 people at a time, you would need 10,000 trips to get to a million people," Musk told Aeon. "But you would also need a lot of cargo to support those people. In fact, your cargo to person ratio is going to be quite high. It would probably be 10 cargo trips for every human trip, so more like 100,000 trips. And we’re talking 100,000 trips of a giant spaceship."
This isn't the first time Musk has made a pitch for colonizing Mars. At the AllThingsD's 2013 conference last year, Musk said, "Either we spread Earth to other planets, or we risk going extinct... An extinction event is inevitable and we’re increasingly doing ourselves in."
Read the full interview in Aeon magazine, published September 30, 2014. Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/30/elon-musk-mars-aeon-interview_n_5907914.html?utm_hp_ref=weird-news&ir=Weird+News
Called to a local mobile home on Sept. 26 to put out a fire, which apparently began in the laundry room, the Lacey crew first beat back the flames and then set about saving the hamster family they found in the living room.
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Once safely outside, the firefighters administered oxygen to the family via breathing tubes, which pressed up against the hamsters' noses like teeny, tiny oxygen masks. All but one of the five hamsters survived.
The hamsters were then returned to their human family.
"As a matter of fact, the owner carried one of them inside her shirt pocket while we were finishing overhaul of the fire and caring for the babies. ... The two adults and two remaining babies looked pretty good, considering what they had been through," Lacey Batallion Chief Tim Hulse told The Huffington Post.
The crew's prior training with a local veterinarian crew helped them execute the successful hamster rescue, as did their copy of the Pet Emergency Pocket Guide. The department's firefighters are also outfitted with a first aid kit and specialized equipment geared toward pet rescue.
"We see people most often when they are having a terrible day. We go out of our way to try and turn that around. It might be a cardiac arrest save, or when their house catches fire, [or] taking care of the family pets. Sometimes it's as simple as taking someone's groceries to their home after they are in a bad car accident," Hulse said.
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According to Gizmodo, Demid Lebedev (aka Demidism), accompanied by his friend, scaled at least one thousand feet up the tower some time last week.
The photos were then uploaded to Instagram, and they're guaranteed to give you chills:
This video also appears to have been taken from the top of the Park Avenue building:
It's pretty clear that mortality isn't a big deal for these self-proclaimed urban historians, who regularly climb atop tall buildings and dangle their feet over the facades, according to their social media accounts. You shouldn't try this at home -- and the act is probably illegal -- but we're glad these photos exist.
This isn't the first time people have risked their lives for an insane shot. We've previously seen a Russian photographer who takes crazy selfies and daredevils who took an incredible video after jumping off One World Trade Center, just to name a few.
The New York Daily News reports that it isn't immediately clear whether Lebedev and his co-hort will face charges. To see how Lebedev takes the photos, you can view a video here or keep up with his antics on Instagram. Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/30/17-year-old-climbs-nyc-tallest-building-photos_n_5906512.html?utm_hp_ref=weird-news&ir=Weird+News
The driver, who struck the coyote around 6:30 a.m. on Sept. 24, thought he may have hit something but didn't see anything. He drove six more miles to a train station in Waukegan, Illinois, the Lake County News-Sun reports.
There, onlookers noticed an animal they thought was a fox wedged inside his truck's front bumper. They soon learned they were dealing, instead, with a coyote.
An animal control officer with the Waukegan Police Department freed the coyote, who appeared to be in shock. The officer then called the Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation center, which agreed to take the animal in for medical treatment.
The Barrington, Illinois-based facility found that the coyote, which they named Vern, had sustained three fractures to his legs. Vern is now resting after receiving treatment, according to the center, where staff is hopeful for a full recovery. They plan to release him back into the wild after winter.
The center is accepting donations toward the costs of Vern's recovery. Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/30/coyote-found-in-bumper_n_5906952.html?utm_hp_ref=weird-news&ir=Weird+News
"It's not playable like a regular tuba," Steve Dillon, owner of Dillon Music, explains in the video above. He's the one propping the tuba up while Derek Fenstermacher, principal tuba at the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, attempts to squeeze notes out of the behemoth brass marvel. "But if it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it's a duck. You can play fundamental tones on it."
Wait, is it a duck? Either way, take a second to watch Fenstermacher play the duck/instrument in this great clip, created by The New York Times.
Keep in mind, the Musikinstrumenten-Museum in Markneukirchen, Germany has also claimed to house the "world's largest functional tuba." Erm, and then there's this guy. Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/30/worlds-largest-tuba_n_5903466.html?utm_hp_ref=weird-news&ir=Weird+News
Karen Bass said she went out into her yard Sept. 28 and something smelled terrible. She said there was waste splattered all over her yard, her house, and her car.
"The first thing when I walked out of my door this morning and I saw it, I thought an airplane s*** on us. You open the door and it smells like s***," she told the Herald on Sunday. "I'm absolutely disgusted at the moment. The amount of crap everywhere is horrendous."
Bass' home lies directly along an Auckland International Airport flight path. She's convinced that the excrement isn't from birds or other animals, and has sent a sample of the mess to be independently tested.
Other residents told the newspaper that they'd been dumped on in the past as well, but the government's Civil Aviation Authority denied it, blaming migrating ducks.
"I fought it hard, we got tests done that proved it was human matter and even at that point the CAA still kicked their heels in, they wouldn't have a bar of it," a dumping victim, who did not want to be named, told the paper.
Airplane waste has caused serious problems before. Last year, a British woman said a frozen chunk of mess crashed through the roof of her home and put a hole in the floor. Experts told SWNS that the frozen waste was likely caused by a leak on the plane.
The U.S.'s Federal Aviation Administration has its own term for frozen airplane waste. They call it "blue ice," after the chemical that's added to toilet water to help deodorize and break down waste.
While the agency acknowledges that leaks can occur, the official FAA stance is that the material most often dissipates before it hits the ground. Although the FAA investigates purported incidents of waste dumped from planes, they maintain that the culprit is usually migrating birds.
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