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Nature, y'all.

It's tough to believe this isn't some airbrushed design on a 1990s shirt. The world can pull out some crazy beautiful things sometimes.

This group of humpback whales bask in the northern lights of Norway in a super peaceful swim along the coast.

According to the video's description:

This Spectacular footage of a group of humpback whales swimming under the northern lights off the coast of Norway was shot by Norwegian cameraman Harald Albrigtsen, who works for the Norwegian media company NRK.

Large gatherings of whales like this are common in the waters off Norway, and this time of year is prime time to see the northern lights in the country.

The lights most frequently appear between September and March.

Thanks, Earth. This is great.

Pink handcuffs to support breast cancer awareness will be used in a Massachusetts police department.
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Getting handcuffed while promoting breast cancer awareness. That's the dream.

Well, that's the dream of the Greenfield Police Department in Greenfield, Massachusetts. They are getting all pinked out for Breast Cancer Awareness Month and thought that should extend to their handcuffs.


They're really excited about it and posted it on their Facebook page:

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same.

Many of our community members, including some of our own friends and family members, have been affected by breast or other types of cancer.

Officers of the Greenfield Police Department have "gone pink" in order to raise awareness for the disease! All of our officers have changed their collar pins, which were blue and white state seals to pink and white pins which states "ARREST BREAST CANCER - UNLOCK THE CURE" surrounding a pink ribbon and a pair of handcuffs. Some of our officers have even replaced their on duty silver handcuffs with pink ones and will be using them during the course of their work day.

Hmmm. It seems like it could be hard to unlock the cure if they need to use those same locks on criminals.

Surely it's well-intentioned, but using a method of detainment to promote early detection and cancer research seems damn strange.

Mark Zuckerberg unveils reactions as a thing instead of a dislike button.
Via: TechCrunch
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We wish we could dislike this story on Facebook.

Turns out we were right to be suspicious when we told you Mark Zuckerberg hinted at a 'dislike' button for Facebook last month.

Instead, Facebook revealed to TechCrunch Oct. 8, that the social network planned to 'supercharge' the existing 'Like' button by giving users some extra options on how to react.

Today, Facebook is taking the wraps off what form the new Like may take. It is rolling out "Reactions," a new set of six emoji that will sit alongside the original thumbs-up to let users quickly respond with love, laughter, happiness, shock, sadness and anger.

Facebook tells us that the pop-up feature will first start out as a test in two markets only, Spain and Ireland, before it decides whether to tweak it and/or how to roll it out further.

...The new set of reactions will appear across both mobile and desktop versions of the app and on all posts in the News Feed — be they from friends, Pages/accounts you follow, or advertisers. ...The reactions will work simply enough. On mobile, the emoji will come up when you touch the like button on your screen; on desktop they will come up as you hover the mouse over the like or click on it.

TechCrunch shows it as such:

Facebook Chief Product Officer Chris Cox even put up a video of what these Reactions will look like.

Today we're launching a pilot test of Reactions — a more expressive Like button. As you can see, it's not a "dislike" button, though we hope it addresses the spirit of this request more broadly. We studied which comments and reactions are most commonly and universally expressed across Facebook, then worked to design an experience around them that was elegant and fun. Starting today Ireland and Spain can start loving, wow-ing, or expressing sympathy to posts on Facebook by hovering or long-pressing the Like button wherever they see it. We'll use the feedback from this to improve the feature and hope to roll it out to everyone soon.

Posted by Chris Cox on Thursday, October 8, 2015

Jill the Squirrel makes a perfect pet after escaping a hurricane.
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When Hurricane Isaac rammed into Louisiana in 2012, it displaced a lot of people, but it gave at least one animal a new, happy home.

A squirrel, now named Jill, has found an owner who's willing to give her all the love and social media attention she can handle.

The Instagram account thisgirlisasquirrel says it all:

2-year-old Hurricane Isaac rescue. Vegetarian, parkour expert whose only fear is the vacuum. But, she loves every Starbucks napkin she meets.

And the pictures prove that all is well for Jill the squirrel.

She stays warm.

She has friends.

She works out.

She loves snap peas.

She loves America.

And Mexico

She loves fall.

You're killing it, girl. Keep living like you do.

iPhone 6s internals may lead to a wide difference in battery life.
Via: 9to5mac
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Just like last year's bendable iPhone 6 and Antennagate before that, along with a new iPhone release comes a technology scandal.

Which are either the least sexy or the sexiest scandals imaginable, depending on your tastes.

Tech bloggers and testers are discovering that iPhone 6s have one of two possible different A9 chips and, if their tests are to be believe, a significant contrast in battery life exists between the two.

9to5 Mac breaks it down:

Some models ship with a processor made by TSMC while others come with a Samsung-made component. While you'd expect that Apple would ensure both are built to offer comparable performance, it appears that may not be the case. It's already been revealed by Chipworks that the Sammy model is 10% smaller, but if a couple of videos recently published are anything to go by, you might be better off with a TSMC model…

Well-known tech YouTubers, Austin Evans and Jonathan Morrison both uploaded videos showing how they tested the TSMC and Samsung models against each other and ended up with the same conclusion: You'll get better battery life from the TSMC model.

Here's the original video which discovered the difference between the battery life.

9to5 Mac did their own tests to double check, corroborating the original video.

The story gets ickier.

Both videos suggest that iPhone 6s users download a free app called Lirum Device Info Lite to check which chip users have in their phone.

Well, as of this Oct. 8 morning writing, Apple appears to have removed it from their App Store.

What do you think? Are you worried about your new phone and its battery life?

Matt Jackson is the new Jeopardy winner and it has the creepiest smile.
Via: Uproxx
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So, there's a new reigning Jeopardy champion that is getting a lot of attention. Just not all of it for his smarts.

Uproxx introduces him as such:

Meet Matt Jackson, a 23-year-old paralegal from Washington, D.C. who is currently crushing the competition in a nine-day winning streak on Jeopardy, and likely not going anywhere anytime soon. In a profile posted to Jeopardy's website this week, Jackson says he was encouraged to try out for the show by his friend Sam Spaulding, who finished second place in the 2010 College Championship, winning $50,000.

But there's way more to it.

People are really drawn to the very creepy smile he uses during the introduction sequence.

It's kind of wonderful.

Look at it!

The Soup thinks it's really funny as well.

And on top of that, his signature celebration move is also a thing of beauty.

Here's Jeopardy's video, letting you know the man behind the smile.

Via: Hammy TV
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It's getting dusty in here, folks.

What started off as a social experiment to see if anyone would stop and help became something completely different when the only man who stopped to help turned out to have recently been the victim of a devastating house fire.

Hammy TV was just looking for some good deeds and what they got was Eric, a man who suffered greatly in a fire this past June, where he lost all his belongings and received second and third degree burns over 50 percent of his body.

The YouTuber was a little overwhelmed with Eric's story and, since he was the only one to stop and help, replaced some of what he lost in the fire.

They also said that all proceeds of the video will go to Eric's GoFundMe campaign and invited others to donate as well.

Stripping down and squatting like a frozen chicken is something New Zealanders are doing.
Via: Frothpit
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Chicken kids these days.

A new trend is sweeping the small nation of New Zealand and it's spilling over onto other shores as well. That trend, in the same vein of planking, honors the frozen chicken. The humble, simple, frozen chicken.


It's called a 'Frozen Chook' because that sounds like something New Zealanders would say. Essentially, it involves taking off your clothes at a random place and squatting down like the raw bird. Oh, and taking pictures of it. Lots and lots of pictures.


Have hit the glorious 1000 likes mark! We are glad to see everyone is supporting the #frozenchook. Remember to send us footage of how clutch the #frozenchooks are in your area. We are now on instagram and will be posting from there also. Give us a follow and use the hashtag to explore a wider #frozenchook community.Baaaaahttps://instagram.com/frozenchook/

Posted by Frozenchook on Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Purveyors of the trend have set up a Facebook page as well as an Instagram account dedicated to spreading and collecting the best 'Frozenchook's they can find.

The future is in good hands.

Or should we say wings?

Via: Husky Raid
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The actual song doesn't kick in until a minute into the video. That's when this team of Destiny players rocks their bodies to Backstreet Boys' "Everybody".

They really make the most of the emotes and new dances that the Taken King expansion brought to Destiny last month. And they also are awesome.

Happy Wednesday!

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That's no way to answer a reporter's question.

A television reporter asking about a surfacing voter fraud scandal was met with open hostility by an Alabama city commissioner Oct. 6.

According to Jezebel:

WTVY reporter Ken Curtis approached City Commissioner Amos Newsome of Dothan, Alabama to ask if he was planning to resign. Newsome, a Democrat, has been facing calls from fellow city commissioners to resign after three of his campaign workers were convicted of voter fraud. Newsome, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, has not been charged with fraud himself.

Newsome's response to Curtis's questions was, some face-shoving, some yelling, and then, finally, some hitting, hard enough that Curtis staggered backwards.

Curtis later posted a picture of himself on Twitter, showing the result of that slap/scratch.

Dotham police arrested Newsome and charged him with third-degree assault, a misdemeanor.

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