An Austrian's silent single has hit number one in support of refugees.
Via: Reuters
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In an attempt to aid the flood of refugees entering Austria, as well as protest the government's policies regarding them, one musician dropped a pretty unique single Aug. 21. And his countrymen and women are listening.

Those escaping Middle Eastern conflicts in Syria and Afghanistan have run into some pretty unwelcoming European governments and Raoul Haspel wanted to do something about it.

He 'recorded' a minute of silence, released it and it quickly over took Austria's charts.

According to Reuters:

Proceeds from Raoul Haspel's track Schweigeminute ("Minute's Silence"), which beat German DJ Robin Schulz to capture top spot through pre-orders alone earlier this week, will go toward aid for people in the asylum processing center in Traiskirchen.

More than 2,000 refugees in Traiskirchen have been sleeping in the open for weeks, braving heat of around 40 degrees Celsius and rainstorms wrapped in blankets on the grass, and Amnesty International last week called their treatment "scandalous".

Children who had fled alone from countries like Afghanistan and Syria have been offered no psychological care, women have had to use mixed showers, and a baby with a concussion was left next to a bus on a parking lot, the human rights group said.



Haspel futher explained his usage of silence for the protest/charity song:

"I chose silence because everybody has such a strong opinion on the situation, and the debate just gets louder and louder each time... arguments and protests are not being heard anymore, people are becoming fed up and not paying attention as before."



This is all very inspiring and a righteous cause, but it also completely, totally reminds us of this:



Pootie done did it again.

Haspel's track is available at at iTunes, Google Play and at Amazon.

Samsung fridges are easily hacked for your email passwords.
Via: Daily Dot
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You know how everything connects to the Internet these days? Well, it looks like the refrigerators from Samsung aren't very smart about it.

A group of hackers discovered that they can easily scrape the fridge's information for Gmail passwords, thus giving you yet another reason to not trust your refrigerator, or techonology, or anything really.



As Daily Dot reports:

Security researchers at the firm Pen Test Partners found a flaw in Samsung's smart fridges that lets anyone with the right technical know-how intercept the Gmail username and password of the fridge's owner.

Ken Munro, one of the researchers, told the Register that the hack—known as a "man-in-the-middle" attack because of the way it intercepts the data—takes advantage of the fridge's Google Calendar feature.

"It appears to work the same way that any device running a Gmail calendar does," Munro said. "A logged-in user/owner of the calendar makes updates and those changes are then seen on any device that a user can view the calendar on."





As with all these new fangled things onto which we are just throwing all our über-personal information, we should really take care.

Don't tell your fridge your secrets or who knows what could happen.

Police release video of crazy jerk pushing a cyclist into traffic.
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Riding a bicycle on a busy street can be terrifying even without some lunatic pushing you off your bike into traffic.

London Metropolitan Police released this harrowing video Aug. 25, in the search for the insane monster who chased a cyclist down after she totally politely asked him to watch out for her while he crossed the road.



The silvery-est lining of this dark, fuming cloud is that she wore he head camera to capture the whole thing so the dude can hopefully be caught.

In the meantime, watch out for those cyclists on the road. They are helping the environment, alleviating traffic and trying to improve themselves.

And on a broader note, let us never forget this sage advice from Bill and Ted.

A man died after being run over by a Jelly Belly CEO's husband driving a tank
Via: LA Times
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In a very sad and very weird story, a man lost his life after being run over by a tank, driven by a Jelly Belly executive's husband.

Oh, and it happened during a family reunion.

Apparently, the family-owned confectionary company is staffed with lovers of big military stuff. They need people to maintain and handle that big military stuff. Kevin Wright was one of those people.



The Los Angeles Times sheds some light on this strange story:



The accident occurred about 2:25 p.m. Saturday afternoon on the property of fourth-generation candy maker Herman Rowland Sr. during a family reunion, authorities said. Rowland is a collector of the military vehicles, which he stores in a restoration facility known as "The Tank Barn," the Daily Republic reported.

Rowland's daughter, Lisa Rowland Brasher, was named chief executive in March and reports to her father, who is now the company's chairman. It was her husband, Dwayne Brasher, 62, of Vacaville, who was driving the 1944 M5 tank, authorities said.

The California Highway Patrol said the victim was Kevin Wright, 54, of Suisun City, Calif.



Here's a picture of Wright:



Maybe the Jelly Belly family will stick to more pacifist hobbies in the future.

Donald Trump called Megyn Kelly a bimbo again.
Via: NY Post
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Well, it seems like Donald Trump has not let go of his grudge towards FOX News' Megyn Kelly, even though its been over a month since the GOP debate that sparked the whole thing off.

After Kelly asked him a series of questions regarding Trump's views of women, he took it personally, saying the questions were unfair.

He continued responded, days after the debate, with Twitter baiting and possible interview slander, but that was a few weeks ago and you'd think the candidate for United States President would find other ways to fill his time.

Not so!

Megyn Kelly returned to her regular FOX show, The Kelly File and Trump returned to troll.





Then he just started retweeting people.





And then there's this one.



Save us, Deez Nuts.

A kid fell on a $1.5 million painting in Taiwan.
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This kid may love art, but he doesn't have to use it as a crutch.

Some poor, uncoordinated tween lost his balance and unfortunately found it again in a 350-year-old painting in Taiwain.

Even more unfortunately for him, they released the surveillance footage of this clumsy person, struggling with the awkwardness of his growing body.



The Telegraph gives more details:

The 12-year-old lost his footing next to the 17th century Paolo Porpora oil painting called Flowers, valued at $1.5 million (£950,000), at a Leonardo da Vinci show at Huashan 1914 Creative Park in Taipei on Sunday.

He lost his balance, stumbled over the safety rope and pressed a can of soda into the painting to steady himself in the security footage released by the exhibition organisers.

Andrea Rossi, the exhibition curator, said the boy seemed "nervous" and asked that he not be blamed for the damage. The family will not be asked to pay the restoration costs.



They did confirm with a local news source that the painting is insured and this kid's ensuing teenage years will not have to further suffer under the weight of crushing debt, leaning on him as he did that work of art.



This is what the painting looked like pre-kid:



And here's the hole he made:



Here are some museum experts trying to assess the damage done.



We're sorry to say it, kid. But this will not be the last inelegant thing to happen to you in adolescence.

Heinz ketchup can't be called ketchup in Israel.
Via: Mashable
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Would a ketchup by any other name still taste as sweet? Probably.

Legally, in Israel, Heinz ketchup must now be called 'tomato seasoning' because it straight up doesn't have enough tomato in it to be called an actual ketchup product. Gross.

As Mashable reports;

After a complaint levied by local competitor Osem, the Health Ministry agreed that since Heinz does not contain at least 10% tomato solids, it can't legally be called ketchup.

However, Osem's victory may be shortlived. Haaretz reports that Heinz's local importer, Diplomat, is working with the Health Ministry to legally change the definition of ketchup from containing 10% to 6% tomato solids. In the meantime, English labels may still retain the term "ketchup."

This paired with a recent outcry over the lack of actual almonds in almond milk signals a rise in consumer awareness.



Heinz better put some more tomato in their ketchup stat, or face some kind of seasoning stigma and be thought a lesser product.

Would you eat some tomato seasoning with your fries?

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