Gizmodo found out why Burger King's black burger turns your poop green.
Via: Gizmodo
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As October's shadow loomed long on September, we knew Burger King would bring a black-bunned burger to celebrate the creepy season.

What we didn't know is that eating the thing would turn your poop a vibrant, verdant, lustrous green. Careful there, that link shows actual human waste.

Furthermore, we didn't know why. We only had to hold ourselves against the dark ignorance that blanketed us.

People had lots of speculation, from A-1 sauce to demonic leprechauns, but it was Gizmodo that ultimately revealed the truth.

But while the poop is indisputably green, the dye causing it might not be. The dyes that make the bun black are a combination of Yellow #6, Red #40, Caramel Color, and Blue #1. Blue #1 is also known as Brilliant Blue FCF. Brilliant Blue doesn't absorb well in the intestines, so it often comes out in the poop—it just doesn't come out blue. The internet is full of concerned parents talking about giving their kids a purple drink or smoothie (made with red and blue food coloring) only to change green diapers or find green stains on underwear. Brilliant blue is often combined with tartrazine, a yellow food dye, to make green dye. A site called The Poop Report claims that blue food dye (Blue #5 this time) combines with bile to make poop green, although bile by itself can turn poop green.

In the end, the green product of the black burger is probably the result of blue food coloring. The good news is that it's coming out of you because it's not getting absorbed into your body.

Now we can sleep soundly and try to eat stuff that's not cosmetically dyed to celebrate a time of year.

Dad created a class to teach fathers how to fix their daughters' hair
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Bond with your kids, dads, because they're hair today and gone tomorrow.

Redditor MashedPotatoh, a single dad in Daytona, Florida, shared his story of helping dads connect with their daughters in a post where the title says it all.

"I created a Dads and Daughters hair class to help other fathers learn about doing hair. We had a small class full of dads that learned basic brushing, ponytails, braids and buns. The turnout was great! I'm so proud of these dads for stepping up and building a better bond with their daughters."

The dedicated dad is calling his class Daddy Daughter Hair Factory and it received a whole lot of love from the Reddit community.

He proceeded to provide a lot more information by answering questions in the comments.

I decided to put this class together after multiple requests from friends to teach them how to do hairstyles. I'm a single father and my daughter loves challenging me with new styles. It was great to share what I have learned over the years.

...In tonight's class we went over the basics. I taught them how to comb out tangles and do some basic styles. I had the daughter's talk about their favorite styles and we also discussed scalp sensitivity. My daughter and i were trying to think of a way to make it more exciting for the girls involved. We were considering making bracelets by braiding, since most of the dads wanted to sharpen their braiding technique.

He said the dad turnout was really varied, with different expectations and different backgrounds.

I asked the dads what they did for work, and it was an interesting bunch. We had a prison guard, mechanic, general contractor, ATT tech, Apple tech, healthcare recruiter and a carpenter. Definitely out of their element but they were all excited to learn. It was beautiful.

...Two of the dads learned how to do buns because their daughters are in dance class, and they were excited to learn how easy it was with the right hair pin. I know they are going to appreciate it.

MashedPotatoh has been thrilled with the response and just wants to see greater relationships between fathers and their daughters.

I would love to see it become more popular. I know many girls that grew up with close relationships with their fathers, and they tend to be so well rounded. They usually comment on my relationship with my daughter and how much their dad means to them. I think it is a special bond for girls and it guides them to make better choices later in life with who they choose to be with.

...It was the first class, kind of put together to get a feel for what will be needed for future class. I'm planning on doing this once a month at the hair academy and another one at the community center. The idea is to have a small group of dads and help them with their hair. Most of them are married and doing this to help around the house, but there are a few single dads like myself that want to learn more.

...I have funding for future class and to start a class for woman [sic]. I have dads looking to start groups in their area. I have two scheduled radio interviews. It's all been positive. It's not even about the hair, it's about the bond, it's about coming together and sharpening our skills. I'm excited to inspire. I am very happy because if this. Thank you and everyone on this group for always being kind. It means so much.

He has set up a Twitter account and plans to spread the word there and on Facebook.

Vladimir Putin played hockey and scored 7 goals on his birthday.
Via: Mashable
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Ah, you're Putin me on with this one.

For his Oct. 7 birthday, the President of the Russian Federation strapped on his skates and took to the ice like a tyrannical zamboni. Vladamir Putin played against NHL stars in Socci and scored a whopping seven goals, leading his team to a 15-10 victory.

So impressive.

Mashable has more details:

The event kicked off the fifth season of Russia's Night Hockey League, and saw Putin playing alongside international hockey legends like Pavel Bure and Vladimir Lutchenko. His team took home victory, beating their opponents 15 to 10.

The opposing team included Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu as well as Putin's close friends — tycoons Gennady Timchenko and Arkady Rotenberg. Both were slapped with Western sanctions last year for their ties to Putin in the wake of Russia's annexation of Crimea.

But Putin was undoubtedly the star of the show, and event went home with a trophy for his team's win at the end and a medal for his contribution to hockey in Russia.

There's no reason at all to question Putin's ability to score seven goals playing against hockey legends.

He's just that good.

This isn't the first time, he's shown such amazing prowess in three periods of play. Just last May, Putin bested his birthday score, by putting eight pucks into the net.

Truly the world of hockey is missing out on a player that would eclipse the great Gretzky.

Here's the highlight reel from Wednesday's game.

Disney found their princess for Moana in Auli'i Cravalho.
Via: People
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We've known about Disney's next animated movie Moana for a while now, but some specific details about who will voice the titular character and what she will look like have finally emerged.

Hawaiian-native Auli'i Cravalho has been tapped to voice the next Disney 'princess', following on the heels of the wildly-successful Frozen.

People got the exclusive on the story.

[W]hen Disney Animation began searching for a girl to voice the lead in its next princess movie Moana– about a young teen from 2,000 years ago who sets sail to fulfill her ancestors' quest – Cravalho didn't think she was good enough to audition.

"I was getting through my freshman year, and there were already so many great submissions over YouTube," the 14-year-old Native Hawaiian tells PEOPLE, which features an exclusive first look at the movie in this week's issue.

"Moana is such an amazing character," says Cravalho, who lives in the town of Mililani with her mother, Puanani. "She's brave, she is so empowered, she knows what she wants and she's not afraid to get it, and I think that's something that I can relate to as well. I just love watching how she goes along in this wonderful movie and grows as a person and helps her culture along the way."

And what's more, she'll be joined by Dwayne Johnson, who's voicing that cool looking dude there.

These images are also the first we've seen of what Moana will look like.

So, what do you think? Interested? Hyped?

That terrible kid who started a fight because he couldn't get mac and cheese got rightfully expelled.
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Ah, sweet, eternal justice.

Remember that absolutely terrible kid yesterday who drunkenly belittled a cafeteria manager and started a fight because they wouldn't sell his entitled face bacon jalapeño mac and cheese?

Yeah, remember that kid?

Well, University of Connecticut wisely expelled him from Luke Gatti school after the arrest, according to Death and Taxes.

He was charged yesterday with breach of peace in the second degree and criminal trespass and given a $1,500 bail. It came out that he was arrested twice last year for similar offenses, each time using racial slurs. Just a real great guy.

And now he's expelled. There was much rejoicing.

And some Snapchats via Barstool Sports;

Sometimes, happy endings do exist.

Dogfart offers Kim Davis half a million to appear in a porn movie.
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Kim Davis might just land on her feet... or her back.

After gaining national attention for refusing to do her job and issue same-sex marriage certificate in Rowan County, Kentucky, Davis has only really been popular with the people who have deep issues with the Supreme Court's decision to legalize gay marriage.

Well, here's her chance to make some more friends.

The Dogfart Network, being a host of sites dedicated to all things er0tic, wanted to extend an olive branch towards the beaten down Davis, who might not have a job after the next election cycle. That olive branch is an offer of $500,000 to be in an interracial lesbian sex scene.

Checkout Dogfart's press release:

Of course, it's just a chance to grab some headlines and give talented writers everywhere (ahem) a chance to write the word 'Dogfart'.

Still, we appreciate them giving Davis the opportunity to mend some of those bridges she gladly burned.

Take the money, Kim. Make America proud.

Lion's mane is absolutely beautiful.
Via: Daily Mail
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Who's giving this lion a daily blowout?

Leon, a Congolese lion at the Labem Zoo in the Czech Republic, is drawing a lot of stares and a little bit of jealousy due to his perfect mane.

The coiffed bit of beauty atop his majestic head has

I mean, look at this face and the glorious mane surrounding it:

Leon has been at the zoo since 2005. And, if you believe The Daily Mail, he needs no help to look so fine.

Also, Obvs.

Me irl

One more funny face.

A china mountain glass walkway cracks while tourists walk on it.
Via: Mashable
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People have a fear of heights for a reason.

A glass walkway around a mountain in China was just opened last month and it's already scared the hell out of some tourists by cracking as they walked on it Oct. 5.

Mashable has more details and the translations:

A section of a new glass-bottomed walkway at Yuntai Mountain Geological Park in Henan Province, China, cracked at around 5 p.m. Monday afternoon, causing the tourists on it to understandably freak out.

Lee Dong Hai, a tourist who was on the walkway, posted on the social media site Weibo: "I was almost at the end and suddenly I heard a sound. My foot shook a little. I looked down and I saw that there was a crack in the floor."

The walkway is suspended at a height of about 1,080 meters, or 3,543 feet.

A spokesperson for the Yuntai Mountain tourism bureau told People's Daily Online that the cracks occurred after a tourist dropped a stainless steel mug on the walkway. Only one of a total of three layers of glass broke, so the tourists were not in danger, the spokesperson said.

Here's a video promoting the beauty of the bridge, but downplaying it's apparent danger.

Toddler gets his head reattached after being decapitated internally.
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Sweet mother of mercy.

A toddler is resting comfortably after having to go through a very harrowing experience. A violent car crash separated his first two vertebrae from his skull causing an extreme medical emergency.

The Sun reported it first:

Jackson Taylor, 16-months-old, was in the car with his mum and sister when they collided head on with another vehicle at around 70mph.

The force of the crash was so bad that Jackson's head pulled apart from his neck, in what's known as an internal decapitation.

Spinal surgeon Dr Geoff Askin said: "A lot of children wouldn't survive that injury in the first place, and if they did and they were resuscitated then they may never move or breathe again."

But after a gruelling six hour surgery, Dr Askin and his team of expert surgeons managed to reattach his vertebrae, using a tiny piece of wire and a piece of Jackson's rib to graft them back together.

Fortunately, the operation was a success and Taylor is recuperating nicely.

There's a nice video showing the happy baby, healing well.

Meryl Streep's shirt had a wildly different meaning across the pond.
Via: Mic
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Words can have so many meanings.

It's something that possibly should have been thought about when Meryl Streep and others from the upcoming film Suffragette posed for the cover of Time Out London's photo shoot.

The film portrays Streep as Emmeline Pankhurst, a British feminist and leader of the suffragette movie there. Though the shoot was obviously to promote the movie, it's prompted some rather negative reactions.

The Sept. 29 issue of Time Out London features Streep and her co-stars wearing T-shirts emblazoned with Pankhurst's famous quote, "I'd rather be a rebel than a slave." While Carey Mulligan, Romola Garai and Anne-Marie Duff also also appear wearing the shirt, Streep — who appears alone on the cover and rejected the term "feminism" in favor of "humanism" in the accompanying Time Out interview — is facing the bulk of criticism.

So, clearly, this quote would work fine in England, but across the pond, it has an entirely different connotation. It pretty much reflects what would have been the belief of confederate soldiers and essentially comes out in favor of slavery under that reading.

As is so often it's wont, Twitter wasn't havin' it.

Maybe the movie will be better than the promotion.

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