The Real History of Hail Caesar! and Eddie Mannix

The new Coen Brothers movie Hail Caesar! is a work of fiction set in 1951. But one of its major characters, Eddie Mannix, was a real mover and shaker who took care of problems for MGM during Hollywood’s Golden Age.   

Remaining on MGM’s payroll until his death in 1963, Mannix is an important figure in Hollywood history. His MGM ledger, which meticulously recorded the secret costs, revenues, and losses of the studio’s films from 1924 to 1948, is a treasure trove for film historians. He is also central in the mythology for the studio that once prided itself on having “More Stars Than There Are in the Heavens,” playing second fiddle only to MGM mogul Louis B. Mayer and Head of Production Irving Thalberg. He also was considered extended family by a number of stars, including Clark Gable and Spencer Tracy.

But primarily, Mannix was the guy that made sure Mayer’s family friendly entertainment stayed “family friendly,” at least as far as the press and moviegoing public were concerned. Alongside Howard Strickling, the unflappable head of MGM publicity, Mannix had a habit for making problems go away, whether they be drunk driving incidents, unplanned pregnancies, libidinous lifestyles, or even the occasional mysterious death, be it of sex symbol Jean Harlow’s second husband or the guy on TV that bullets were supposed to bounce off from.

Den of Geek looks at a few of the more prominent Hollywood scandals that Mannix was involved in, some in his role of covering them up, and some involving his own life.


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A Kayaking Trip through Tham Khoon Xe, One of the Largest River Caves on Earth

(Photo: Ryan Deboodt Photography)

Tham Khoun Xe, a cave on the border of Laos and Vietnam, contains a 4-mile long river. Imagine the experience of paddling down its full length!

Ryan Deboodt, a nature photographer, doesn’t have to imagine. He lived that experience when he and his companions spent 2 days kayaking through the cave. He took many photos of the natural wonders of this enormous cave complex. In an interview with Smithsonian, Deboodt described the expedition:

Describe your journey to the cave.

It’s a pretty big journey. We started in Vietnam and crossed the boarder to Laos. Once we got to Laos, the road condition was quite poor. Dirt roads, and the bridges were damaged from floods from the previous years. It took a day of driving to get to the cave. When we got to the cave, we set up camp by the downstream entrance. From there, we spent two days kayaking inside the cave. We started at the downstream entrance and then went to the upstream entrance. Through the caves there are about seven to eight small waterfalls where we had to get out and carry our kayaks.

You can see more of Deboodt’s photos of the cave at Colossal.


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Dad Joke Makes Bea Laugh

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This is how Dad jokes start, and become a lifelong habit for so many men. A two-year-old will laugh at anything. Bea is tickled pink to hear her Dad say Abu Dhabi. That’s silly, Daddy! There’s a joke there, but she doesn’t have to wait for the punch line to find Abu Dhabi funny. The punch line doesn’t really add much to it for her (although we can see it coming a mile away), because Bea doesn’t have any idea who the Flintstones are. But she’s so joyously entertained anyway that you have to laugh along with her! -via Tastefully Offensive 

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The World's Oldest Competitive Powerlifter Is 93 Years Old

Svend Stensgaard has always been active. He worked as a customs officer for the Danish government and enjoyed the thrill of chasing smugglers. He's also exercised throughout his life, including taking up powerlifting at the age of 70.

He's excelled at this sport, even winning medals. Stensgaard has faced challenges along the way. 3 years ago, he had a heart attack while swimming and sank to the bottom of the pool. But he's recovered and is lifting again, sometimes 150 kg at a time. Hitting the gym 4 to 6 times a week keeps him in phenomenal shape. Watch a video of him training with impressive vigor at BBC Magazine (auto-start video).

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A Dangerous Walk by the Sea

A couple, aged 75 and 76, went down to the beach in Porsguen in Portsall on the French coast this past Monday. A wave surprised them and knocked the man down. As he was being swept out to sea, his wife chased after, and was soon swept under herself! A tourist from Paris went in to help them, and was knocked down himself by another wave. You can skip the first two minutes.  

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He did manage to help the couple back to shore. Two other men also helped, and a local couple in Portsall took them in and gave them dry clothing. -via Viral Viral Videos


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Degas’s Dancers Turned into Reality

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The French Impressionist painter Edgar Degas was enchanted by the grace and splendor of ballet dancers. He frequently painted them onstage and backstage at work, both dancing and training. The Museum of Modern Art in New York City is conducting an exhibition of his work. To mark the occasion, ballet dancer Misty Copeland recreated some of his famous dancers. It was a great challenge. She tells Harper’s Bazaar:

"It was interesting to be on a shoot and to not have the freedom to just create like I normally do with my body," she says. "Trying to re-create what Degas did was really difficult. It was amazing just to notice all of the small details but also how he still allows you to feel like there's movement. That's what I think is so beautiful and difficult about dance too. You're trying to strive for this perfection, but you still want people to get that illusion that your line never ends and that you never stop moving."

You can see more photos in the series here.

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Comedian Delivers TED Talk About His Adventures In Spammer Trolling

Replying to spam email is something that internet users have been warned against since the 90s, which is probably why comedian James Veitch thought it might be fun.

But there's no way he could have known that by replying to a spam email from a guy named Solomon Odonkoh he'd be embarking on a grand adventure of the bizarro kind.

Here is James delivering a very entertaining TED Talk about his adventures in spammer trolling.

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I first wrote about James and his delightful correspondence with Solomon in this Neatorama article, but seeing him deliver a TED Talk about his days of spammer trolling makes the whole surreal experience seem like a lot of fun.

If only all spammers were as persistent and gullible as Solomon Odonkoh...

-Via Meme Base


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What Ever Happened To Waterbeds?

In the 1980s, it seemed like everyone had waterbeds. They were relatively inexpensive, you could move them without a truck, and (at least in the beginning) they were pretty cool. Then as the ‘90s dawned, it seemed like they just disappeared. The story of the waterbed begins a lot earlier, though.

By some accounts, waterbeds date all the way back to 3600 BCE, when Persians filled goat-skin mattresses with water warmed by the sun. In the early 1800s, Dr. Neil Arnott, a Scottish physician, created a “hydrostatic bed” for hospital patients with bedsores. This was essentially a warm bath covered with a thin layer of rubber and then sealed up with varnish. In 1853, Dr. William Hooper of Portsmouth, England patented a therapeutic rubber mattress that could be filled with water. It, too, was for hospital patients suffering from poor circulation and bedsores. In the mid 20th century, science fiction writer Robert Heinlein—inspired by the months he spent bedridden with tuberculosis in the 1930s—described waterbeds in great detail in three of his novels. The beds he envisioned had a sturdy frame, were temperature-controlled, and contained pumps that allowed patients to control the water level inside the mattress. There were also compartments for drinks and snacks, which sounds really convenient. It was, according to Heinlein, “an attempt to design the perfect hospital bed by one who had spent too damn much time in hospital beds.”

An article at mental_floss follows the history of the waterbed, up through the period when we all decided they were more hassle than they were worth.

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Tacos (With Hair) - They Came For The Probing, But Stayed For The Food!


Tacos (With Hair) by Eman! & ZombieMedia

We all know aliens are out there, and so are those crazy TV hosts with equally crazy hair who love to talk about aliens, but did you know that only humans have tacos? Pool all of mankind's accomplishments over the centuries together and they still don't compare to the creation of the taco, the perfect way to stuff meats and cheeses down your food tube. But if ancient history has taught us anything it's that inventing something as incredible as a taco is a surefire way to wind up dead, or probed by curious extraterrestrials looking for a new recipe.

Share some deliciously geeky humor with the world by wearing this Tacos (With Hair) t-shirt by Eman! and ZombieMedia, it's the colorful way to show the world they're out there, and they're hungry...

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The Banana Stereo Record Player Is Everything Great about the 70s

It was after successfully landing men on the moon that humanity undertook its greatest challenge: to build a portable record player shaped like a banana that could be played in any position.

The greatest minds of the human race soon accomplished this pinnacle of achievement. Etsy seller Carolyn Thielke says that the Electric Banana Stereo Phono was inspired by the work of an Andy Warhol painting of a banana that served as an album cover for the rock band Velvet Underground. This one still runs, but needs a new needle.

Those were better times when we understood what truly mattered.

-via Dangerous Minds


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Baby Monkey Annoys Cat with His Adorable Antics


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This darling baby monkey just wants a playmate and has settled on this cat... or is he purposely trying to annoy the cat? Perhaps a little of both. Regardless, their swing, push and pull routine is entertaining to see. Via Arbroath

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Tracking Down a Beautiful Woman

Nigerian photographer and musician Ty Bello was doing a photo shoot with British musician Tinie Tempah in the city of Lagos. It looks like an early morning, and you can see people in the background. As they were shooting, a bread vendor walked by on her way to work and Bello snapped a few pictures with her in them. Bello was impressed with the woman’s look and wanted to find her again. The caption of this picture says,

BEATIFULX : WHO IS SHE.Every one has been asking if this lady is a model .. It was just perfect coincidence ... She just happened to be walking by while I photographed . It happened so fast .She definitely SHOULD be a model. .. I'm happy to help her build a portfolio if she's interested .She's so beautiful and photographed so well. I'll find a way to track her down somehow . You guys can also help

Nigerian Instagram followers helped her find Olajumoke Orisaguna, a 27-year-old mother of two from a distant village who came to Lagos for work. Bello arranged to photograph Orisanguna for the magazine This Day Style and tell her story.

Orisanguna became a sensation in Nigeria, and has since signed with a modeling agency. Read the whole story and see more pictures at Buzzfeed.


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Sled Legs Are a Sled That You Wear on Your Legs

Lugging a sled around snow-covered hills can be a chore. You can instead wear one with Sled Legs. Each one is an ABS shell contoured to direct the flow of snow. There’s a foam layer inside to cushion them around your legs. You attach them to your legs with straps that are adjustable, so they can fit a range of heights.

The inventors hope to sell them for $140 when they reach the retail market.


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What’s Your Price?

How much for your soul? Many of us will join anything for a coffee mug, while the rest of mankind will hold out for the t-shirts. A soul ain’t worth what it used to be. This disturbing scenario is from Owl Turd. -via Geeks Are Sexy


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Cool Concept For Plane That Can Detach Its Entire Cabin In An Emergency

In the future planes will be a whole lot safer to fly in, and safer for passengers to crash in as well, which really doesn't help make the whole process any more comforting to watch!

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This radical detaching cabin concept is being developed by aviation engineer Vladimir Tatarenko, who believe the key to making a safer plane is to separate the cabin from the engines in an emergency.

Vladimir's concept involves parachutes carrying the detached cabin safely to the ground, and rubber tubes along the bottom of the cabin to help cushion it against impact.

Some see his design as the future of safe air travel, while others worry the detachable cabin will weaken the plane's airframe, but either way it makes for an interesting idea!

Read more about The Plane That Can Detach Its Entire Cabin In Event Of Emergency here


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Gotta Be Better: Oscar Acceptance Speeches Get a Significant Change

Acceptance speeches at the Academy Awards range from newsworthy to hilarious to dreadfully dull as the winner thanks a list of people who we don’t know, but probably deserve to be recognized. This year, they can get that public recognition without being mentioned in the speech at all! The Academy announced the new scheme at the Oscar luncheon Monday.

All the nominees are being required to submit a list of whom they'd like to thank in the scroll, which will be displayed beneath their acceptance speech. That doesn't mean they can't give verbal shout-outs — it just means they have an excuse to use their moment for another purpose.

The nominees are on notice that they don’t have to worry about leaving someone out, and they are free to be more entertaining for the rest of us. Lat’s hope at least some of them take advantage of that opportunity. -via Uproxx


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Ten Promising Independent Horror Films to Watch Out For This Year


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If you're a horror film enthusiast, this list is likely to contain a few items that will appeal to you. Vulture has assembled a collection of ten independent horror films to be released this year, and some of them look pretty interesting. 

Take the film February, the trailer of which is above. The writer has this to say in their description:

"Now that Mad Men is over, our Kiernan Shipka mainline has dried up, but getting to see her stretch beyond 1960s teenage ennui will be a welcome change. February is the directorial debut of Osgood (Oz) Perkins. He's the son of Psycho actor Anthony Perkins, but is probably best known to this point as David Kidney, the guy in Legally Blonde who dewormed orphans in Somalia before joining Elle Woods’s freshman introduction group.

But even if this is his first time at the helm, Perkins has penned a few thrillers, and for 
February, he’s gone to the fertile horror ground of girls alone at a boarding school to stage his slow-burn possession nightmare. Shipka’s character Kat is forced to spend a winter break on campus after her parents mysteriously fail to pick her up, and she’s stuck there with convenience companion Rose (Lucy Boynton), who’s dealing with her own substantial issues. Then there’s Emma Roberts, who plays a hitchhiking girl named Joan whose fate is intertwined with the two co-eds.

Since premiering at Fantastic Fest last fall, 
February hasn’t been widely seen, but it has garnered approval from the straitlaced types at Variety, as well as the blood freaks at Bloody Disgusting, where it was praised as “one of the best possession films ever.” That’s a broad swath of tastes being satisfied, and it sounds like the son of Psycho has really delivered with this nerve-twister."

Looks and sounds intriguing, does it not?

See the rest of their list of indie horror movies to look out for here. Warning: NSFW. one trailer contains nudity.  


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The Five Best Episodes in the History of The X-Files

The X-Files resonated with viewers so well that it lasted ten seasons, and then spawned two movies and came back as a mini-series.

Even the simple premise of having one partner who believes in the supernatural, and one who believes in science, it gave us a nice balance of views between the two. The show also had some gnarly monsters, some cool ideas, and some downright creepy moments.

Therefore, it was hard to select the best episodes from all ten seasons, but the attempt was made to rank the top five episodes of The X-Files at TVOM. See if your favorite is in there. There are video clips for each.


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"Boys Night Out" Is An Animated Short For Adults Created By Artists From Pixar

The animators at Pixar are all grown folks, adults, over the legal age for everything and absolutely normal in every adult way, including a healthy libido.

That can be easy to forget when you consider most of the movies they make really cater to kids, keeping that PG vibe that made them such good friends with Disney in the first place.

But adults sometimes draw and animate stuff for other adults to enjoy, and back in 2003 animators Bert Klein and Teddy Newton from Pixar created this risque short called Boys Night Out. (Video is NSFW-ish)

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Even though the storyline in Boys Night Out is all sorts of wrong, since it involves a stepfather and his underage stepson bonding at a strip club, this retro styled short is still quite charming, and the punchline will knock your socks off!

-Via Aggressive Comix


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Jurassic Hoth - You Can't Force Me To Fight That Thing!


Jurassic Hoth by Nathan Davis

Some days being a Rebel pilot can feel mighty strange, and the battlefield can be a mighty surreal place when you've been battling the Imperial forces so long you're starting to see things. But last time he checked the Empire wasn't employing any battle transport shaped like a T-Rex! Porkins thought "maybe this is all a food based hallucination" and tried to ignore what he'd just seen, but then that big blip showed up on his radar once again and he knew things were about to get Jurassic...

Add a whole new world of fun to that classic tale of a war in the stars with this Jurassic Hoth t-shirt by Nathan Davis, it's Red Leader approved and sure to make your fellow fans roar with laughter!

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How to Build a Stove with a Log

It’s sometimes called a Swedish torch. To make a cook stove, cut a log and stand it upright. Use a chainsaw to cut a cross pattern into the wood. Stuff kindling inside, then start the fire. The wood helps protect the embers from being blown out by the wind.

Once the fire is burning strongly, set a pan on top and fry up your favorite foods.


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Funny or Die Presents The Art of the Deal

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Funny or Die secretly produced a full-length movie starring Johnny Depp as Donald Trump. The premise is that it was made as a TV movie to air in 1988, but got pre-empted. Donald Trump is presented as starring as himself, but it’s Depp.

In 1988 Donald Trump wrote, directed, and starred in a made-for-TV movie based on his bestselling book 'The Art of the Deal.' When the film was bumped because Monday Night Football ran long, the furious Trump pulled the movie, obscuring it from the general public for decades. Now Funny Or Die has unearthed this delightfully dated masterpiece for the world to see.

The movie stars Johnny Depp as Donald Trump, Patton Oswalt as Merv Griffin, Henry Winkler as Mayor Ed Koch, Michaela Watkins as Ivana Trump, and also features Alfred Molina, Andy Richter, Jack McBrayer, Robert Morse, Jacob Tremblay, Ron Funches, Stephen Merchant, Paul Scheer, Rob Huebel, Jason Mantzoukas, Kristen Schaal, and ALF. Kenny Loggins, '80s soundtrack virtuoso, performs the film's original theme song. The movie was directed by Jeremy Konner (Drunk History) and written by Joe Randazzo (The Onion, @midnight), with an intro from Ron Howard.

See the 50-minute movie in its entirety. Contains NSFW language. -Thanks, Nick!


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Ten of the World's Most Dangerous Toxic Ghost Towns


Picher, Oklahoma | Image: Tim Dowd

If there are any locations worldwide that you want to clear off your "bucket list," it's these ten towns listed in the linked article as the most toxic areas in existence. So unles you have a "bucket list" of places in which you'd like to kick the proverbial bucket, keep a wide berth from these hot spots.

One grim example is Picher, Oklahoma:

"The Tar Creek area, which includes the lead and zinc mining town of Picher was designated a Superfund site in 1983. In the mid-1990s, a third of children in Picher were found to have elevated levels of lead in their bloodstream, which can cause cognitive issues. (Members of the Picher school board have said that students showed a high rate of learning difficulties, despite the work of teachers and the school board.) But that's not what ultimately triggered the mass exodus from Picher; in 2006, a study found that, due to mining, the ground was at risk for collapse, and in fact one motorist died after driving into a gaping hole in the ground. That triggered a federal relocation buyout, with only six households and one business remaining in 2011.

How dangerous is it today? Well, the long-term plans for Picher don't include human habitation. The town is being gradually dismantled, and once the cleanup is finished, the land will likely be turned over to the Quapaw tribe, which resided there before the mines came in. At the moment, the Quapaw tribe intends to turn the area into wetlands. Other towns in the area, including Treece, Kansas, and Cardin, Oklahoma, are largely abandoned."

Read about all ten of the world's most toxic towns here.  


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Darth Vader Can’t Resist the Cute Side of the Force


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Little Lane loves to dress up as Disney characters and meet her professional counterparts at Disney theme parks. In the past, we’ve seen her enchant Gaston, Tarzan, and Jack Skellington. More recently, dressed as Padmé Amidala and met her husband, Anakin Skywalker.

Vader has completely given himself over to the dark side of the Force. But there hides within him a twinkling of goodness. The actor in the Vader suit struggled to stay in character. But the dark side cannot prevail.

-via Tastefully Offensive

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The Story of Rocky

When Sylvester Stallone was told there were no parts for him, he wrote his own.

Sylvester Stallone wasn’t born a leading man. Complications at birth left the son of a hairdresser with nerve damage that slurred his speech and curled his lips into a permanent snarl. His childhood wasn’t easy. His parents fought constantly, and he and his brother slipped in and out of foster care. By high school, they’d moved back in with their mother in Philadelphia, but Stallone’s emotional problems followed him. He struggled academically and was expelled from multiple schools. The arts became his refuge. He spent his free time painting and writing poetry, but his real dream was the silver screen. By the time he was 18, he knew he wanted to act.

Stallone studied drama at the American College of Switzerland and then at the University of Miami, but then abandoned school to pursue a career in New York City. By his mid-twenties, he was getting by on odd jobs like cleaning lion cages and ushering at movie theaters. The bit parts he did manage to land were few and far between. Once, when funds were short, he took a role in an adult film to keep from living in a bus station. When Stallone landed bigger parts, it was because his drooping, stone-chiseled face made him the perfect heavy (Subway Thug No. 1 wasn’t an uncommon credit). By 1975, the 29-year-old actor was desperate for something bigger, so his agent sent him to the L.A. offices of Irwin Winkler and Robert Chartoff, two producers who had a standing deal with United Artists.

The meeting didn’t go as planned. When Winkler and Chartoff met Stallone, they didn’t see a movie star. Dejected, Stallone had his hand on the doorknob when he turned and made one last pitch. “You know,” he said, “I also write.”

The script Stallone turned in was an underdog tale, the story of Rocky, a streetwise palooka who gets an unlikely opportunity to fight the heavyweight champion of the world. But the story of how the film itself got made is even more improbable.

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Birds of Prey May Be Deliberately Spreading Fires

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Witnesses in Australia have seen black kites and brown falcons carrying burning twigs to dry areas, then dropping them, spreading wildfires in the Australian bush.

Why? Because fire drives small food animals, such as mice and lizards, out of hiding to escape the fire. Then they are visible and vulnerable to the birds. One witness named Bob Gosford explained:

Mr Gosford told the IFL Science website: 'Reptiles, frogs and insects rush out from the fire, and there are birds that wait in front, right at the foot of the fire, waiting to catch them.

'Small fires often attract so many birds that there is insufficient fleeing prey for all, so a bird that was being beaten to its food might benefit from starting a new fire with less competition.'

The researchers found numerous accounts from Aborigines, several firefighters as well as 14 Bush rangers who reported birds carrying burning sticks.

Scientists are a bit more skeptical:

Steve Debus, from the University of New England, an expert in predatory birds said he believed it would be difficult for researchers to distinguish between birds incidentally grasping burning twigs with prey and those deliberately picking them up.

'However, I think black kites and brown falcons are sufficiently intelligent to intentionally spread fires by dropping burning embers, because black kites have been seen to drop bread scraps from picnic areas into nearby waterholes to bait fish within striking range.' Dr Debus said.

-via India Knight


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People Obey Silly Walk Sign

It’s been a couple of years since the art collective Kreativiteket put up a street sign in  Ørje, Norway, referencing Monty Python’s “silly walks” sketch. I’ve just been made aware of a video that shows how people obey the sign.

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The video was made some time ago, so we don’t know whether the sign is still there. However, there was another installed in Ottawa a few months later. -via Metafilter
 


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Heroic Dog Throws Himself in Front of a Bus to Save His Human

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Audrey Stone, 62, is legally blind. Figo, her Golden Retriever, is her guide dog. In June, they tried to cross a street. A bus almost rammed into them. Figo blocked her, then leaped at the bus in a desperate attempt to knock it out of the way. CBS New York reports:

As Stone lay injured on the ground, Brewster Police Chief John Del Gardo said despite having a severe leg injury, Figo would not leave Stone’s side.

Amazingly, Figo didn’t yelp in pain but calmly struggled to stay with Stone.

Stone avoided the full force of the impact and survived with only a broken elbow, ankle, and 3 ribs. Figo broke his right front leg. After Stone spent a few months in a rehabilitation home, they reunited in October.

-via Ace of Spades HQ

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Rey’s Stunt Double

The requirements are pretty stiff to make it in Hollywood as a stunt double. You have to be strong, athletic, and graceful. You have to train with different weapons, dance artfully, and hit your mark consistently. You have to know what you're doing and show no fear. And it helps if you have a body type that’s a bit different from the average strong guy looking for those jobs.

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Meet Chloe Bruce, who is all of those things. She was the stunt double for Daisy Ridley in The Force Awakens. Let’s hope that Rey gets to put a lot more of that power to work in Star Wars: Episode VIII. -via Geeks Are Sexy  


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This Year’s Oscars Gift Bag Includes $275 Toilet Paper and a Vampire Breast Lift


(Photo: National Cancer Institute--original is NSFW)

Everyone is a winner at this year’s Academy Awards! Every person who is nominated will walk away with a “swag bag” of goodies worth over $200,000. The party favors include a 15-day walking tour of Japan, a roll of luxury toilet paper worth $275, a year’s worth of Audi car rentals, and a vampire breast lift.

What’s a vampire breast lift? That’s when doctors extract blood from you, process it in a centrifuge, then inject it into your breasts to make them look plumper.

So even if Leonardo DiCaprio doesn't get an Oscar, but he does has a vampire breast lift going for him, which is nice.

-via Sarah Hoyt


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