nobel prize donald trump Donald Trump Has Something in Common With Hitler and Stalin, A Nobel Peace Prize Nomination
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You may be thinking, how would someone like Trump, who's speeches are so hateful that the UK debated banning him, get nominated to win a prize all about PEACE? Well, lots of people can nominate someone for a Nobel Prize. According to the Nobel Prize website:

Each year, thousands of members of academies, university professors, scientists, previous Nobel Laureates and members of parliamentary assemblies and others, are asked to submit candidates for the Nobel Prizes for the coming year. These nominators are chosen in such a way that as many countries and universities as possible are represented over time.

So, they don't let just anyone nominate, but they let a lot of people do it. It's also worth saying that this nomination is considered extremely unlikely to win. In fact, some might consider nominating Trump for a Peace Prize kind of embarrassing, which is probably why the US politician who nominated him remains anonymous.  

Kristian Berg Harpviken, director of Oslo’s Peace Research Institute, who was interviewed about the nomination by The Telegraph said that the reasoning behind Trump's nomination focused on “his vigorous peace-through-strength ideology”.  According to Harpviken, citing what most people would refer to as Trump's hate speech is probably not going to impress the judges. 

Now if they focused more on the fact that his presidential run has brought about photoshopping his lips onto puffer fish, I think he might have a chance. 


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Alex Purdy was looking for life long friendships, support and maybe some philanthropy when she joined her sorority. What she got was a house full of mean girls. When she left Greek life she made this video hoping to inspire change. She says this in the description:

This video is a reflection of my experience in a sorority. I decided to leave last semester and make this video to share my thoughts on how greek life can change for the better. I want to make it clear that all matters are purely my opinion. If you relate to some of the things I said, please share this video on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #sororityrevamp to help inspire others to bring sororities back to their roots.


She mentions girls being given weight loss pills to encourage them to lose weight and girls being told to dress more provocatively so that "boys will like them".  Her biggest problem was the lack of compassion her "sisters" had toward each other. So far she's received mostly words of encouragement for her video. 

simpsons memes With This Website, You Can Actually Pinpoint The Second When The Simpsons Did It First
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This website makes it easy to find perfect image to match your favorite Simpson's quote.  Frinkiac allows you to search "nearly 3 million" screencaps of Simpsons episodes. Once you find an image that looks right, you can actually go frame by frame to find the best moment before adding text to make a meme. 



barbie realism image Dad Bod Ken Isn't Headed for the Shelves but You Can Still Imagine What He'd Look Like
Via: @lyst
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After decades of inspiring unattainable beauty standards, Barbie finally got a slightly more realistic makeover. Featuring tall, short, and plump Barbies, kids could finally get one that looks a little more like them. 

Not one minute after Barbie's new looks were announced, the (mostly male) people cried out, "Where's my Dadbod Ken?".  Well here he is, in all his Dadly glory.  Lyst, a clothing retailer, hired someone to do this mock-up of realistic Kens. There's beach Dadbod Ken, chubby, balding Ken. They also added in petite, hipster, Black and Asian Ken dolls to add to the line of realistic Kens.  

Quinoa is best dressed little toddler you have ever seen. Sure she's imaginary, but how else could she achieve such perfection? Her creator (mother?) Tiffany Beveridge started the project to have a little fun while pining away at the adorable Pinterest ensembles of incredibly on trend little girls for the daughter she didn't really have. People have been so inspired by Quinoa that Beveridge even wrote a book about her.

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zika virus STD Oh Good, The Terrifying Mosquito-Transmitted Zika Virus Is Now an STD
Via: Uproxx
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The Zika virus is responsible for what the World Health Organization calls a global health crisis. The disease is spread by mosquito bites and can cause terrible birth defects like microencephaly when pregnant women are infected. It's also been linked to the development of Guillain-Barré syndrome, a rare condition that causes the immune system to attack nerves. 

Until now it has only been a problem transmitted by mosquitos in South American countries. Now a person in the United States has caught the Zika virus on home turf. The good news is, we're probably not flooded with mosquitos that carry the virus (yet), the bad news is that it was sexually transmitted. According to NBC DFW:

The first person in Dallas County has been infected with the Zika virus without traveling outside the U.S., becoming the first person to acquire the virus in the country, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The patient was infected through sexual contact, not through a mosquito bite, according to county health officials.


Nature is getty scary, guys, and who better to put that into words than Twitter. 


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Brands are publishing their Super Bowl ads early this year. So, if you were only going to watch for the commercials, or you would like to actually take a break at the commercial break, look no further. Here are all the best Super Bowl commercials that are (already) available in one sleek collection.

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