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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Microsoft held an imaginatively-named Windows 10 Devices event in New York Oct. 6. While they showed off some impressive new phones, a new Surface and a new Surface laptop, we were most interested in seeing new Hololens stuff.

We were super-impressed with the E3 Minecraft demo and have been salivating for more mind blowingness from the augmented reality helmet.

During today's event, they introduced Project X Ray and for the first time, let us see a wearable 'hologram'.

That's when the robots started bursting through the walls.

As with the Minecraft demo, we find this type of interactivity with the surrounding environment super fascinating.

Unfortunately, it's going to come at a price.

Microsoft set a developer kit price at $3,000, shipping in the first quarter of next year.

Time to start saving pennies.

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This time, it's really, really personal.

It's been a busy couple of months for fans of Back to the Future. Not only is it the 30th anniversary of the original's release, but Oct. 21 will mark the exact date when Doc Brown and Marty McFly arrived in Back to the Future 2's future.

Many people are celebrating in different ways. Some are building awesome DeLorean golf carts. Some are helping you build your own hoverboard. And Christopher Lloyd put his lab coat back on.

Universal Studios decided to celebrate by putting together a trailer for Jaws 19, the movie featured at Hill Valley's cinema.

And it's a lot of fun to watch.

Destiny's new microtransactions will go to fund free DLC
Via: Kotaku
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This might possibly be the best of both worlds? Maybe?

Yesterday, Kotaku reported on rumors they heard about microtransaction coming to the popular social shooter Destiny. They also talked about Bungie using the money gained through those transactions to fund DLC, allowing the developer to give it away for free.

This is all part of a new plan that could start as early as this month, according to two people familiar with Destiny's development. Rather than sell big expansion packs like they did last year, Bungie is planning on giving out quests and missions for free, sources say. This will likely involve big drops every few months until the fall of 2016 but could also include trickles of smaller stuff throughout the year.

That means the game's next paid expansion will be Destiny 2 in the fall of 2016, as has been known for a while now. That'll be $60.

And then Oct. 6, Bungie confirmed it:

This coming Tuesday, October 13th, Tess Everis will return to The Tower with a new look, a new storefront, and some new items to sell, courtesy of Eververse Trading Company. Initially, Tess will offer eighteen brand new emotes. Like the trio of emotes offered via The Taken King Collector's Edition, these emotes are completely optional, and won't impact the action game in any way.

To acquire these items, you'll first need to pick up some "Silver," a new in-game currency that will be available for purchase through the store associated with your console. Images and descriptions for each available emote, along with pricing information for Silver will be made available Tuesday, October 13th, alongside the launch of the in-game storefront right here on as soon as the content is live.

So if you want to customize your guardian for a small price, you can!

If you want free DLC, you get that too!

If you don't want either, you don't have to worry about it at all!

See, best of both worlds.

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This kid deserves all the bad things life can give him.

He also needs to learn how to handle his liquor and/or his lack of macaroni and cheese.

Luke Gatti, AKA All That's Wrong with the World, was refused service for being a drunken, 19-year-old a**hat Oct. 5. But he didn't walk away there. Terrible people like him never do.

He proceeds to get very, very into the face of the cafeteria manager, the cook and anyone of authority as he consistently yells and whinges about how much he wants mac and cheese and how low are those who refuse to give it to him.

Things get bad before the chef steps in and wrestles the little bastard to the ground.

It's an emotional journey.

Here's the surprise twist that's not a surprise at all:

This is far from his first run-in with the law, Only in Amherst:

Arrested two weeks ago on Phillips Street for disorderly conduct (which included calling a detective the N-word), this time around Mr. Gatti seemed to go out of his way to get arrested yet again on that same notorious street, and when taken back to the police station, assaulted an officer.

With his father looking on, Luke Gatti was arraigned this morning before Judge John Payne who set bail at $250, taken out of the $1,000 bail posted over the weekend to get out of jail.

Noting the arrest only two weeks ago Judge Payne said to Gatti, "I'm a little concerned you're going to pull a trifecta before the month is over."

Welp, maybe this time they'll actually put him in jail for a while.

Here's hoping!

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We know you were planning a lot for the 10th anniversary for the greatest love story ever told. Well so was Stephenie Meyer.

Apparently, her plans were to make more money by 'reimagining' the 10-year-old Twilight through trading the genders of the two main characters.

Sure. Whatever.

All this, according to Entertainment Weekly

In honor of the 10th anniversary of her best-selling vampire romance, Twilight author Stephenie Meyer has written a 442-page reimagining of the novel that made her a publishing sensation. This time around, she's switched the genders of her protagonists. Yes, it's true. In the new tale titled Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined, Bella Swan is now a boy named Beau (short for Beaufort) and the brooding Edward Cullen is now Edythe. Meyer is expected to discuss the project in more detail during an appearance Tuesday morning on Good Morning America.

Meyer explains in her foreword to the anniversary edition of the novel that she decided to go with the gender bending to underscore her position that Bella isn't a "damsel in distress" as certain critics have charged. Rather, the author insists, the character is a "human in distress," or as Meyer calls her, "a normal human being surrounded on all sides by people who are basically superheroes and supervillains." Meyer also takes issue with the criticism that Bella was "too consumed with her love interest, as if that's somehow just a girl thing." The author mentions, too, that Beau is "more OCD" than Bella was and that he's "totally missing the chip Bella carries around on her shoulder all the time."

Based on this, it sounds like the mystical, master class of writing that can only be found by using 'Replace All'.

Just please, PLEASE, don't make more movies to reflect this 'reimagining'.

As South Carolina floods, fire ants combine to form an island
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It's like Fire Island, but completely made of ants!

The rain that Hurricane Joaquin brought to South Carolina has left that state with some hard times both already passed and ahead. Besides people losing their pets and full caskets losing their rightful place in the ground, fire ants are also trying to stay afloat. Literally.

A local channel caught a video showing thousands upon thousands of fire ants scrambling for survival.

Video recorded by WSAV photojournalist Chris Murray shows what appears to be a floating island of fire ants on top of the water in Dorchester County, South Carolina.

...According to, fire ant rafts can be put together in about 100 seconds. They studied the phenomenon. The fire ants use claws, jaws and adhesive pads on their legs to stick together. They release an oily fluid that lets them stick to a smooth surface and the ant's hard covering is water-repelling.

We'll take our nope to go, thank you.

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