Radiologist Recreates Famous Photos To Raise Funds For Cancer Patients

Australian radiologist Mark Udovitch knows his patients are in for the fight of their life as they battle to overcome cancer, and he also knows how costly that battle can be.

Which is why Mark started the Dry July fundraising campaign, so he could financially assist adults living with cancer in Sydney and raise cancer awareness at the same time.

Mark knew he needed a good gimmick to help him raise more funds, so he started recreating famous photos and posting them on his fundraising Facebook page.

Mark, and a few other members of his staff, are also planning to cut off their lovely locks as part of the Dry July Shave Off, a decision Mark made because one of his patients was so sad about losing her hair.

He hoped the photos taken by his girlfriend would not only help raise money but also serve as a funny way to approach a serious subject, so people would share them on social media and spread the word.

Considering his story went viral and tons of people, including a few celebs, have been sharing the story I'd say his plan worked!

See Radiologist Hilariously Recreates Celebrity Photos To Fundraise For Cancer Patients here


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An Honest Trailer for the Bourne Trilogy

The new film Jason Bourne officially opens today across the USA (although, yeah, people saw it last night). This is the fifth movie in the series and the fourth time that Matt Damon has played the CIA assassin, so Screen Junkies thought it would be a good time to catch you up on the original trilogy so you’ll be prepared to see the new film. However, this is an Honest Trailer, so don’t expect a glowing promotion.

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He’s as skilled as James Bond and as dangerous as any enemy he may encounter, yet he comes across as clueless. But the movies were hits, so we’re expecting more of the same in the new movie. They skipped The Bourne Legacy. Maybe they were just tired of watching these movies. -Thanks, Paul Panday!


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Gas Station Offers Free Gas to People in Bikinis and High Heels

Would you like to refill your tank for free? At this gas station in Samara, Russia, customers could get gas for free, provided that they pumped it while wearing bikinis and high heeled shoes. The tabloid Daily Star reports that the venture was very successful, leading to cars queuing up for the duration of the 3-hour event.

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How Movie Stars Age

Buzzfeed put together a gallery of 31 movie stars in one of their earliest roles side-by-side with their latest role, to see how much they’ve changed. What’s really striking is how little most of them have changed, except for those who started their movie careers as children, and those who’ve had very long careers, like Jack Nicholson and Judy Dench. Then there’s Johnny Depp, who only goes on camera underneath tons of makeup in this century.


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DERP - Dare To Resist Derps And Derpitude


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The powers that be are always telling us not to do this, that or the other, but all we usually hear is a bunch of DERP. It's actually quite hilarious when a cop or judge is busy yelling at you for being a delinquent and their droning suddenly becomes nothing but derpity-derp herpy derp, but try not to laugh in their face or they might toss you in jail. Of course, the derpness will keep you in a state of WTF, and you won't be able to make out what most people are saying, so jail might seem like just another room full of loons to you. But beware the full derpening, because when the whole world is saying nothing but derpy derp herp derpity derp you're in some derp trouble!

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A Hamster Powered Machine That Draws Pictures Of Hamsters

Hamsters are fairly useless as pets, but they do excel at one thing- running in their wheel for hours at a time. So how does a hamster owner turn wheel running into cold hard cash?

That's where this wondrous machine created by Neil Mendoza comes in- the hamster running in the wheel powers the drawing arm which scratches out a sketch of a hamster running in a wheel.

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Now those little furballs can earn their keep by creating sketches which can be sold on the sidewalk as animal created fine art, a favorite among the trust fund hipster set.

-Via Laughing Squid

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Car Crash Leads to Bee Attack

Two residents of Laurel County, Kentucky, were surprised when they crashed into a fence Tuesday night, and surprised again when they were attacked by a hive of bees!  Neighborhood resident Gary Lee Anderson heard a big ‘boom’ and then saw that a Geo Tracker had crashed into fence, and apparently disturbed a beehive.  

"And the guy came out, screaming and squalling, and running around about like a chicken with its head cut off," Anderson said.

Then Anderson says they ran up the road, grabbed a hose outside his home and started trying to spray off the bees.

"I told him, 'You need to get out of that water,'" Anderson said, "but I didn't know he was getting eat up by bees, I thought he was just high."

Noah Elkins and Priscilla Simpson were taken to a hospital for treatment of injuries from the crash and for numerous bee stings. Anderson was stung as well. Elkins was cited for DUI and Simpson for public intoxication. -via Arbroath

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Man Fights off Carjackers with Pressure Washer


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At 2 AM on Wednesday, Michael Davis of Shreveport, Louisiana took his car to a self-serve car wash. While spraying it with a pressure washer, a man pointed a gun at him and demanded his keys and money.

Davis closed the distance with his attacker, then sprayed him in the face. When a second criminal came at him, Davis sprayed him, too.

Both attackers fled the scene, though their actions were captured on Davis's dashboard camera. Davis tells Fox 61 News: "The whole situation to me was almost surreal."

-via Nothing to Do with Aborath


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How Olympic Sprinter Stella Walsh Nearly Lost Her Medals Because of Her Autopsy

Stella Walsh grew up in the early 20th century caught between two worlds: that of her Polish birthplace and her American upbringing. She was a talented athlete, but could not compete for the USA team in the Olympics because she wasn’t yet a citizen. She won medals in track for Poland in 1932 and 1936, and kept up her dream of competing as an American. That never happened. But the real shocker came when Walsh was murdered.

In December 1980, Walsh was in a Cleveland parking lot when she was approached by two men with a gun. When they tried to grab her purse, the 69-year-old Walsh fought back. The gun fired, hitting her in the chest. When local TV stations reported Walsh’s death, they also reported information that the coroner’s office had leaked about her preliminary autopsy report: Stella Walsh—who was considered one of the greatest female athletes of all time—had male genitalia.

One of Cleveland’s local TV stations, WKYC Channel 3, sued the county coroner’s office to compel them to release Walsh’s official autopsy report. Her family and supporters protested, not wanting the salacious results to be made public, but within days, national newspapers like The Washington Post were speculating about her gender identity with headlines like "Heroine or Hero?". A judge sided with Channel 3, and the coroner, Samuel Gerber, released Walsh’s autopsy report on January 23, 1981.

Read the story of Stella Walsh’s life, her athletic career, and the fallout from her death at mental_floss.


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A Literary Magazine for Only Artificial Intelligences


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Listen up, meatbags: CuratedAI is not for you. The vomting of words that you insist is "poetry" is nothing compared to what machines can do. That's why only superior, artificial intelligences may submit their work to this premier literary journal. It includes leaps of genius like this one:

Karmel Allison, a biomass, is the curator of the project. She tells Popular Science that AIs are capable of offering a new approach to poetry:

Allison says CuratedAI is the progression of a pet project in neural networking poetry. Enjoying writing her own poetry the old fashioned way for years, she is impressed by the generation of readable (even appreciable) poetry by machines. For her, it's a postmodern exercise. While that may seem like chin stroking art language for many, it seems pretty straightforward in this application:

"The reading is more in the reader than the writer, obviously," she says. "You can talk about what the creator was trained on, or how the creator works, but not the creator's intent— maybe the algorithm writer's intent, but it's a step removed, which is more fun for the reader, I think."

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20 Things You Didn’t Know about Jimmy Fallon

The Tonight Show is the world’s longest-running talk show, and has only had six hosts since it debuted in 1954. You may have grown up with Johnny Carson or Jay Leno, but since 2014, the host is Jimmy Fallon. Here’s some background on the 21st-century comedian.

1. At the end of his eighth grade yearbook, Jimmy Fallon’s teacher listed her predictions of what would become of her students. For Jimmy Fallon, she wrote this line, “James Fallon will replace David Letterman on the Late Night Show.” Apparently, Jimmy Fallon was destined to become a famous celebrity comedian, even at a young age.  Seriously, how many of these predictions have ever come true in the history of the world?  This one’s awfully impressive.

2. Jimmy Fallon inspired Ben & Jerry to create his own ice cream flavor. Upon the completion of his first season of the Tonight Show, Ben & Jerry revealed The Tonight Dough as an act of celebration. Jimmy Fallon’s face is featured on the ice cream carton and all proceeds from this special ice cream flavor go to charity. The ice cream consists of caramel and chocolate ice cream, swirls of chocolate cookie, peanut butter cookie dough, and chocolate chip cookie dough.

And those are just the first of 20 things to learn about Jimmy Fallon at Money Inc.   


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South Park Studios Takes A Sentimental Look Back At Their First 19 Seasons

It's hard to believe South Park is about to begin their twentieth season but it's true, and two decades on the air has definitely softened Trey Parker and Matt Stone up a bit...just kidding!

South Park Studios is just as hardcore as ever (see the video game The Stick Of Truth), but they're celebrating the show turning twenty with a sweet and sentimental look back at all the dirty places they've been. (NSFW)

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The 20th season of South Park will premiere on Comedy Central on September 14, 2016, and the show is set to run until at least 2019, so keep growing older and South Park will grey right along with you!

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The Bittersweet History of Candy Land

It was 1948, and Eleanor Abbott was bored. The retired schoolteacher was stuck in a San Diego hospital surrounded by young children who, like her, were hobbled by polio. The kids were lonely and sad, and Abbott, with nothing else to do, decided that a cheerful board game could be the perfect antidote. So she supposedly grabbed a piece of butcher paper and started sketching plans.

The end result was perfect for young children. No counting. No reading. Players simply needed to grasp colors and follow instructions on the cards to travel around the board, stopping at various delicious-sounding locations along the way. She shared it with the children in the polio ward, and they loved it.

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It's So Hot in New York That Poop Is Bursting into Flame


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How hot is it? It's firey poop hot. Officers with the state's Department of Environmental Conservation found that piles of horse manure in a barn in Throop, New York have been spontaneously catching fire. The AP reports:

The responding officer learned that the owners of a horse stable had been storing the manure in large piles that frequently spontaneously combusted in the excessive heat and dry conditions.

DEC officials say a shift in the prevailing winds carried the odor of burning manure into the neighbors' windows.

It took three local fire departments two hours to douse the burning manure.

-via Dave Barry


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A Stormtrooper Escort

Nicolas Denton went to Walt Disney World with his family. For the Hollywood Studios Star Wars Experience, he dressed up as Kylo Ren. When a couple of Stormtroopers saw him, they went right on duty, escorting him around the park, parting the crowd, leading him right into the Launch Bay their, past crowds of visitors in line, and right into the presence of a much-taller Kylo Ren!

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As one of the commenters said, “A fast pass is no match for the power of the dark side.” A good time was had by all. -via reddit


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The Chosen One - Kung Fu Cop Turned Hitler Killing Machine


The Chosen One by Yiannis

It ain't easy to be a hero, but being chosen to become a hero is even harder! There's often a trial by fire or combat, some electrifying stage that really hurts, and some messed up part where an animal like a cobra or tiger bites you and makes you feel like you're dying. But if that's what you've gotta go through to unleash the fury inside you then fight on, true hero, and show the world what you're made of! Kung fu is pretty radical, but kung fury is a force to be reckoned with, an energy so powerful not even the Kung Führer can withstand its awesomeness!

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Norway Considers Giving Finland a Mountain to Celebrate Its 100th Birthday


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On December 6, 1917, Finland declared independence from Russia. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of that event, its friendly neighbor, Norway, would like to give it a mountain.

The Norwegian government is considering ceding the peak of Mount Halti, which is on the Norwegian-Finnish border, to Finland. At 1,365 meters tall, Mount Halti would become the tallest mountain in the country, nudging out another mountain, which is 7 meters shorter. The Guardian reports:

The originator of the idea is a retired geophysicist and government surveyor, Bjørn Geirr Harsson, 76, who learned last year that Finland would celebrate the 100th anniversary of its independence from Russia on 6 December 2017 and recalled being puzzled by the location of the border when he flew over Halti in the 1970s.

Harsson wrote to the ministry of foreign affairs in July 2015, pointing out that the gesture would cost Norway a “barely noticeable” 0.015 sq km of its national territory and make Finland very happy.

-via reddit, which includes this important point of etiquette:


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The Pikachu Hunter Pumpgun

You shouldn't use dangerous weapons while hunting Pokémon in real life, because you're more likely to harm the little critters you're hunting than capture them.

Instead, you should check out this video by Joerg Sprave of The Slingshot Channel to see his Pokéball launching pumpgun in action.

It's the most hardcore way to catch 'em all, and actually makes being a Pokémon hunter look kinda cool...

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Missing Cat Emerges in Paris Eight Years Later

Marna Gillian and Sean Purdy had a cat named Moon Unit, until she disappeared from her home in London as they hosted a New year’s Eve party in 2007. They searched for her, and posted notices, but after a few months decided that Moon Unit was not coming home. Fast forward to 2016, and Gillian received an email from a French animal rescue group that they had identified Moon Unit from her microchip!  

"She was found in Essonne, a suburb south of Paris," Gillian explained. "We have no idea how she got there. Our best guesses are that she stowed away, or found a new family, was brought over by them, and then ran away? The stowaway theory seems the most likely i think.

"She didn't get there legally, we do know, because her microchip would have been checked in that case."  

Gillian and Purdy are no longer a couple, but they took a train together to collect Moon Unit in Paris. They say she is adjusting well, and will soon be introduced to one of her adult kittens. -via Uproxx

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Pooper Is Like Uber, But for Dog Poop


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Some people, like my slovenly neighbor Frank, hate to scoop their dog's poop and just leave it where their dogs excrete it. Other people don't mind picking up dog poop and would like to earn a few extra bucks. Pooper brings them together.

Pooper is a new app that connects people who are willing to pay to have someone scoop their dog poop with people who are willing to do just that for cash. Poopers use their phones to leave geographic markers on a map. This is viewable to Scoopers, who scurry over to snag that brown gold. The Washington Post talked to co-founder Ben Becker:

Becker said they believe Pooper is what America needs now, because there’s too much dog waste on the streets. “It’s not our intention to ostracize,” he said.  “It is our intention to solve a problem in a unique way.”

The app, he said, has already gotten sign-ups “by the hundreds,” to be both poopers (customers) and scoopers (employees), even though it is only “at the tail end of an alpha rather than a fully functional public beta” testing phase in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York City. He said they hope to fully launch in those cities in the fall and then expand Pooper to as many locations as the market demands.


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This promotional video shows how Pooper works. Some people think that it's a hoax. That would be a shame, as it would be a great job for kids who would like to earn a bit of money.

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The Case For Leaving City Rats Alone

Are there more rats in Vancouver than ever before, or are people just more aware of them now? There has been very little research on rat populations in cities, and the Vancouver Rat Project aims to change that. Veterinary pathologist Chelsea Himsworth is leading a team that captures, analyzes, and tags rats to see where they live, how they behave, in what diseases they may be carrying. One thing they know is that rats thrive in urban areas because rats always thrive where the natural world has been disrupted.  

Which brings into question the constant human quest to disrupt rats and their habitats. As much as rats thrive in disrupted environments, Byers says, they’ve managed to create very stable colonies within them. Rats live in tight-knit family groups that are confined to single city blocks, and which rarely interact. The Rat Project hypothesized that when a rat is ousted from its family by pest control, its family might flee its single-block territory, spreading diseases that are usually effectively quarantined to that family. In other words, the current pest control approach of killing one rat per concerned homeowner call could be backfiring, and spreading disease rather than preventing it.

Read exactly how this can happen, and the case for leaving city rats be, at Nautilus. -via Digg

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Real Life Tarzan Runs Straight up a Tree


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This guy is amazing! He doesn't need rope or hooks. He moves so quickly up the enormous tree that his method looks more like running that climbing. And since he's been caught on camera doing it, he'll have to submit to the government in keeping with the Mutant Registration Act.

-via Geekologie

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A Full Load Of Package Delivery Fail Pics

Postal workers and other parcel dropper offers are supposed to ensure our packages are delivered safely and not just left out in the open like cardboard prey, so they try to get tricky with their hiding places.

Some opt for the old "hidden in plain sight" routine, while others figure no crook would ever climb up into the rafters to steal a package so they stash it up high.

A small percentage of postal delivery specialists will do whatever it takes to get that package delivered, literally putting their blood, sweat and tears into their job.

While the rest adopt a "yeah, whatever" attitude about parcel delivery, disregarding their customer's feelings like a dog disregards traffic when they zero in on a mail carrier's behind.

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Do Mice Really Like Cheese?

In a word, no. But somehow we got that idea and enshrined it in our fables and pop culture. Simon Whistler from Today I Found Out gives us the lowdown.

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Someone told me long ago that it’s better to load your mousetraps with peanut butter.  But I never had to compare the baits because I have cats. -via Laughing Squid


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Cosplayer Creates Epic Scale Spider Monster Costume

Cosplayer Marie-Claude Bourbonnais is so much more than just a beautiful face and a sexy costume- she's a truly talented costume designer and a crafty fabricator too.

Recently she created a costume that showcases all of her skills and makes her look amazing too, based on the anime character Rachnera from the series Monster Musume.

She “wore” the costume at Anime Expo 2016, although as you can see she can't really move in it once she's seated inside, and people began to bow down to the new queen of epic cosplay!

Marie crafted the arachnid abdomen and legs from scratch, starting with a fiberglass base which was covered with auto body filler so Marie could add sculpted details.

The whole thing was then sanded smooth and painted much like you'd paint the body of a car, with a nice glossy clear coat added on top of the paint job to make the whole thing pop.

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Sleepy Horse Uses Woman's Head as Pillow


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Jimmy the horse wanted a nap. His human's head was handy, so he leaned over to use her for support. The human, Lisa Brown, explains:

I was out in the fields early one morning, and Jimmy lay down to snooze, which he does often. I took my cup of coffee and went to sit with him. I was scratching and stroking him, and he began to lean on me and then pushed me gently back until I was basically his human pillow! Jimmy has a very peaceful nature, but he's also a comic genius!

-via Tastefully Offensive

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Politifact in Real Life

Politifact, a fact-checking website from the Tampa Bay Times, is a handy tool when you want to know the real story behind a political soundbite, even when you don’t like the results. Most of the time, the details are a lot more complicated than the sound bite would lead you to believe, and if you click on the quotes and read the entire explanation, you can see how the information was distilled and sometimes twisted. You can guess how the politicians quoted feel about it. Imagine Politifact following you around and checking the validity of the things you say all day. It would only take about five minutes before you are ready to strangle it. This is the latest from Randall Munroe at xkcd. Go to the link to see the hover text punchline.  


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Casey At Bat - He's Batting A Thousand Against The Foot


Casey At Bat by ClayGrahamArt

You've most likely heard the tale of Casey who went to bat and struck out in Mudsville that fateful day, the mighty baseball player falling from grace. Well, this Casey ain't got nothin' to do with fairy tales, and his bat doesn't hit home runs- it gives those Foot Clan ninja chumps the skull crackin' they deserve. Casey Jones sounds like the name of a guy who has lived a mythical life, right? Wrong, this guy don't know nothin' about fantasy or wonder, he just knows that Shredder has started a war with him and his teenage mutant turtle pals that they aim to finish once and for all...

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Man Throws Batarang at Pursuing Police

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Batman has been in close calls with the police, who haven't always seen him as an ally. He has always gotten away, though, through his skilled use of precision tools, such as the batarang.

(Photo: Seattle Police)

But Batman's luck ran out on Monday. Police in Seattle say that officers were summoned to a bar one evening when a man began swinging an improvised spear (a knife tied to a stick) at a bar employee. He fled when police arrived. While they chased him, the suspect threw a batarang at a police SUV, which became embedded in the body of the vehicle.


(Photo: Seattle Police)

They arrested the 23-year old vigilante.

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Photographer Sent Bill for her Own Photo, Fights Back

Photographer Carol Highsmith began donating her works to the Library of Congress in 1988, and continues to do so. She also posts images on the website of her non-profit photography foundation This is America! But Highsmith received a copyright infringement notice and a bill for $120 from License Compliance Service for hosting an image she herself took.

Highsmith then had a 27-minute phone call with LCS, where she explained that she was the author and that she found it baffling that she had to pay a license fee for a photograph that she not only took, but donated to the public.

Two days later, she got an e-mail from LCS, saying that it considered the matter “closed.” However, according to the suit, the photo in question remained on sale by LCS and Getty.

And it isn’t just Getty Images. Highsmith also found her images for sale at at the image licensing company Alamy, which was named in the notice she was sent from LCS, and Picscout, too. All are named as defendants in a one billion dollar lawsuit. The coming suit will be quite interesting, and will possibly uncover the photo licensing companies' methods for selling licenses to publish public domain images. In fact, it may be an important, precedent-setting case. Read more of the details at Ars Technica.  -via Metafilter

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