The world’s most powerful leaders once rode Segways

The world’s most powerful leaders once rode Segways

Who needs a presidential motorcade when you have this?Image: charles ommanney/Getty ImagesBy Heather Dockray2018-10-21 14:00:00 UTC The man in control of the world's second largest nuclear stockpile is reportedly terrified of taking the stairs. In earlier, happier times, our leaders were brave. They were courageous warriors. They were decent, educated, sophisticated diplomats. They kept the…
Kanye West, Brett Kavanaugh audition for Big Bird on ‘Colbert’

Kanye West, Brett Kavanaugh audition for Big Bird on ‘Colbert’

Now that Big Bird's original puppeteer Caroll Spinney is leaving Sesame Street after 50 years, people are wondering who can possibly step in to fill his big orange shoes. The Late Show With Stephen Colbert put forth a few... interesting candidates.  Like Kanye West, Brett Kavanaugh, and Donald Trump.  It's probably for the best that…
Trump admin seeks to erase the identity of transgender Americans

Trump admin seeks to erase the identity of transgender Americans

In one of the Donald Trump administration's most flagrant acts of evil to date, a narrowed legal definition of gender that is currently under consideration could jeopardize the rights of 1.4 million transgender Americans. A Sunday report from the New York Times makes public an effort spearheaded by the Department of Health and Human Services…
Story of a widow, a lake, and a rose will restore your faith in humanity

Story of a widow, a lake, and a rose will restore your faith in...

Hope you have tissues nearby.  The Bishop Vesey's Grammar School rowing club found a rose attached to the locked gate at a nearby lake, with the most heartbreaking note accompanying it.  "Please can someone throw this in the lake for me?" the note says. "My late husband's ashes are in the lake and I can't…
How a team of innovators overcame the odds to pull water from thin air

How a team of innovators overcame the odds to pull water from thin air

Nearly 100 teams entered a competition to solve the world's water crisisImage: xprize/skywater/skysource allianceBy Rayne Ellis2018-10-21 11:00:00 UTC Today, 790 million people — 11 percent of the world's population — live without access to clean water. Two years ago, XPrize, an international nonprofit organization, announced a global competition enticing innovators to find a sustainable and…
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry find inner peace in this ‘anti-bad vibes’ circle

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry find inner peace in this ‘anti-bad vibes’ circle

No bad vibes here: Harry and Meghan donned colourful leis for a discussion around mental health on Bondi Beach.Image: Chris Jackson - Pool/Getty ImagesBy Johnny Lieu2018-10-19 01:26:15 UTC It's been an understandably busy few days for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who are in the midst of their first overseas visit. On Friday, the Duke…
Facebook’s fight against fake news is actually working. Sort of.

Facebook’s fight against fake news is actually working. Sort of.

Facebook's promise to fight fake news is finally starting to work. Well, sort of. It depends on where you look.  Almost two years after the company vowed to start taking its fake news problem seriously, some of those efforts are beginning to pay off, even if things aren't moving nearly fast enough for some. The…
Massive 15-foot gator named Chubbs is terrifying golf course guests

Massive 15-foot gator named Chubbs is terrifying golf course guests

Chubbs the gator is back, everyone.  The massive 15-foot alligator first made a name for himself when he casually strolled through Buffalo Creek Golf Course in Palmetto, Florida in 2016. In a viral video, Chubbs ambles through the green fields, unbothered by the audibly freaked out course patrons.  He was spotted roaming the green again…
Twitter quietly fired a suspected Saudi Arabian spy, report says

Twitter quietly fired a suspected Saudi Arabian spy, report says

We've all seen what can happen when nefarious interests weaponize a social media platform like Twitter. Now imagine how much worse it would be if some foreign agent actually got a job at the company. That's what happened in 2013, apparently. In a sprawling Saturday New York Times report looking at the Saudi Arabian leadership's…
One ‘Daredevil’ Season 3 scene has viewers going nuts

One ‘Daredevil’ Season 3 scene has viewers going nuts

Poor sweet, tired, angel-devil.Image: Nicole Rivelli/NetflixBy Proma Khosla2018-10-20 19:07:14 UTC Marvel's Daredevil on Netflix has been known since its debut season for expertly-choreographed and visceral fight sequences. Season 1's three-minute hallway scene went viral. In Season 2, the show pushed itself further with a five-minute stairwell shot.  In Season 3, the show went all-out for…

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