Bad Advice of the Day: Don Lemon Suggests Cosby Assault Victim Should Have Used Teeth

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Ouch. When life hands you Lemon, things get awkward really fast.

In an interview Tuesday with Joan Tarshis, one of the women who recently spoke up about new allegations of sexual assault against Bill Cosby, CNN anchor Don Lemon offered some very unusual advice on how she might have avoided it.

Lemon: You — you know, there are ways not to perform oral sex if you didn't want to do it.

Tarshis: I was kind of stoned at the time, and quite honestly, that didn't even enter my mind. Now I wish it would have.

Lemon: Right. Meaning the using of the teeth, right?

Following the interview, Twitter users took to the hashtag #DonLemonReporting to express their meme-rage.

Gif of the Day: This Japanese Train Goes Over 300mph

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The Central Japan Railway Company is in the midst of an 8-day testing period for its maglev (magnetically levitated) train, which can travel at speeds up to 311mph. Japan's bullet trains currently run at about 200mph.

One hundred passengers got to go for a ride this week during the first trail run in Yamanashi Prefecture.

But… should they really be "testing" this thing out with people on board?

If all goes as planned, the maglev trains will be operational 2027, providing a 40-minute trip between Nagoya and Tokyo (normally 80 minutes).

Technology of the Day: Google Can Now Auto Caption Photos

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Technology of the Day: Google Can Now Auto Caption Photos
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Google's not just building a robot army to take over the world, its also designing artificial intelligence to help people out (or so it says).

Researchers have announced that they have developed new technology that can automatically caption a photo with greater accuracy than ever before. The program is intended to assist the visually impaired in addition to making image searches easier.

"A picture may be worth a thousand words, but sometimes it's the words that are most useful -- so it's important we figure out ways to translate from images to words automatically and accurately," they wrote on their blog.

Google provided a few examples including this photo with the caption "Two pizzas sitting on top of a stove top oven."



Sounds great in theory, but it will be interesting to see how it shapes up against some of the other stuff the Internet has to offer, besides a couple pizzas.

Exhibit A:

Links of the Day: Sorry Ladies, Charles Manson’s Getting Hitched

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Links of the Day: Sorry Ladies, Charles Manson’s Getting Hitched
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If Murderous Cult Leaders Can Find True Love, So Can You [AP]

A New Study Suggests the Gay Gene is Real, and Therefore, This Guy is Lying [Yahoo]

Hackers Now Have a New Way to Steal All Your Money: Snapchat! [Snapchat]

Transformers IRL: NASA Has Conducted a Successful Flight of a Plane With Shape-Changing Wings [NASA]

Another Dashcam in Russian Captures Something Weird, Probably Aliens [Андрей Казанцев]

Oxford Dictionaries Chooses 'Vape' as Word of the Year

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Oxford Dictionaries Chooses 'Vape' as Word of the Year
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Stoners rejoice!

Oxford Dictionaries has chosen "vape" as its Word of the Year for 2014, thanks to our growing obsession with e-cigs and finding new and exciting ways to get high.

Oxford Dictionaries explains its decisions below:

"As e-cigarettes (or e-cigs) have become much more common, so vape has grown significantly in popularity. You are thirty times more likely to come across the word vape than you were two years ago, and usage has more than doubled in the past year."

On a related note, "budtender" was one of the runners up, along with "bae," "contactless," "indyref," "normcore," and "slacktivism."

Off-the-Record of the Day: Uber Exec Suggests Spying on Press

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Off-the-Record of the Day: Uber Exec Suggests Spying on Press
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Looks like the Uber app needs a new backpedalling feature.

In what he thought were off-the-record comments at a dinner in New York Monday, Emil Michael, senior vice president of business for Uber, said the company should consider spending a million dollars to investigate and report on the personal lives of journalists who criticize the company.

He mentioned one journalist in particular, "PandoDaily" editor Sarah Lacy, who wrote a column about why she was deleting the Uber app and accusing the company of sexism. He said Uber drivers are safer for women than regular taxis, according to Buzzfeed, and he accused Lacy of being responsible for any woman who also deletes the app because of her article, and as a result is sexually assaulted.

Buzzfeed editor in chief Ben Smith first reported the news, noting that they were never specifically told that the event was supposed to be off-the-record.

Michael has since apologized in a statement:

"The remarks attributed to me at a private dinner — borne out of frustration during an informal debate over what I feel is sensationalistic media coverage of the company I am proud to work for — do not reflect my actual views and have no relation to the company's views or approach."

He also apologized to Sarah Lacy in a Tweet:

Apology of the Day: ‘Drunk Girl in Public’ Sorry for Hoax

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While we have already learned that the "Drunk Girl in Public" video was a fake (is anything even real anymore?), now the actress hired to play said drunk girl is also speaking out.

Jennifer Box has released a video apologizing for the stunt Monday, which she says was originally pitched to her as a "lighthearted prank show."

She said she never would have participated if she had known the damaging outcome of the video. But isn't forever being remembered as "that drunk girl in public on Hollywood Boulevard" a good enough reason to turn it down?

The men in the video recently spoke up about the prank to Inside Edition and the mastermind behind the entire debacle, Stephen Zhang, has made the original video private, which had racked up millions of views since it aired.