science gollum This Creepy New Arachnid is Named After Smeagol From 'Lord of the Rings'
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Iandumoema smeagol is a newly discovered type of daddy longlegs (also called harvestmen) which is a type of arachnid but NOT a spider. It has a lot in common with its namesake, it lives underground and it's a sickly yellow color. One thing it's missing is those large eyes.

via tlotrgifs

Because of its life underground, scientists believe this species evolved without eyes.

Political Fail of The Day: Ben Carson Doesn't Want Refugees in America, Can't Even Draw a Proper Map
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GOP presidential candidate and literal 24/7 sleepwalking man Ben Carson really doesn't want Syrian refugees to be allowed in the United States.

Unfortunately, he can't even draw a map of the country he wants to deny them access to (and be leader of).

His campaign tweeted out a message of support for the dozens of governors who have expressed concern over allowing Syrian refugees into the country following the terrorist attacks in Paris.

From The Washington Post:

As you can see, in Carson's map the states of Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine are moved northeast by about 150 miles or so. Vermont and New York now have hundreds of miles of new beachfront property. Massachusetts shares a border with Canada. Maine straddles what is now the Gulf of Saint Lawrence.

Also, if you look closely at the mid-Atlantic area, you'll see that Virginia's portion of the Delmarva Peninsula is colored red to match Maryland, rather than gray with the rest of Virginia.

Nice job, Ben!

Lawsuit of The Day: Josh Duggar is Being Sued by a Porn Star For Assault and Battery
Via: People
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Josh Duggar just can't stay out of trouble.

The 19 Kids and Counting star has already admitted to sexually abusing several girls (including his sisters) as a teen and cheating on his wife in the recent Ashley Madison website scandal.

He's now getting sued by adult film star Danica Dillon, who alleges Duggar "assaulted her to the point of causing her physical and emotional injuries" during sex.

If you don't recognize Danica, maybe these photos from her Instagram will help?

The adult film star and escort is asking for $500,000 in damages for physical and emotional injuries she says she sustained when Duggar "manhandled" her until she "felt as if she were being raped."

Duggar is currently in faith-based rehab center Reformers Unanimous in Rockford, Illinois.

Karma's a b*tch.

The Internet is rife with logical fallacies. Just enter into any Facebook conversation on politics and you're bound to come across dozens of them.

But Logical Fallacy Ref is here to help.

In honor of a new app for Logical Fallacy Ref, here's some best examples of the hilarious meme.

Just bookmark this for your next Internet tiff.

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Inspiration of The Day: Special Ed Teacher Starts Every Day by Complimenting Each Student
Via: ABC News
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Florida special ed teacher Chris Ulmer starts every class day in a very unique way.

Before any work starts, Ulmer calls each child up to the front of the classroom and compliments them.

"I love having you in my class. I think you're very funny. You're a great soccer player. Everyone in here loves you," he says at the start of a video posted on Facebook, which has gotten over 20 million views.

Ulmer runs a Facebook page for his class (with parent's permission) and has been trying to get a book published about his students.

From ABC:

Ulmer's Facebook page, Special Books by Special Kids, was created because he has been trying, unsuccessfully, to get a book published about the kids. "I have 50 rejection letters on my fridge to keep me motivated," he said. The book focuses on the story of each of the kids in his classroom and is collaboratively told by the child, his or her parents, and from Ulmer's perspective as their teacher.

He's had the same kids in his class for three years and said that they've "evolved as a family. We have an understanding that comes with time that you don't naturally have."

Great job, Chris. Keep it up!

Risky Move of The Day: McDonald's is Officially Killing The Dollar Menu
Via: AP
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The Dollar Menu is dead.

It has been a slow death for the popular Dollar Menu at McDonald's. But a new menu called the "McPick 2," which allows customers to choose between a McDouble, a McChicken, small fries and mozzarella sticks for $2, is taking its place.

The company hopes this will bring customers back who have left since the death of the Dollar Menu.

From the AP:

Whether the McPick menu catches on remains to be seen.

In an attempt to wean customers off the Dollar Menu in 2012, McDonald's rolled out an "Extra Value Menu" that offered items for a range of prices. After that failed to take hold, the company turned to the "Dollar Menu & More," which channeled a proven name but may have confused people with its range of prices.

McDonald's isn't alone in struggling to get customers to let go of the $1 price. Wendy's tried replacing its 99-cent menu with a "Right Price Right Size" menu, but acknowledged the switch wasn't doing the job. Last month, it began promoting a limited-time "4 for $4" deal that includes a Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger, chicken nuggets, fries and a drink.

Your McGangBang dreams are pretty much over, America.

We weep for you.

Via: CBS News
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Dolls—they're not only for girls!

In a first for toy company Mattel, a advertisement for a new Barbie features a boy.

The limited edition Moschino Barbie is outfitted in the fashion design house's clothes, and is a parody of an ad that ran in the 1980s. The young boy, who proclaims the doll "So fierce!" represents American fashion designer Jeremy Scott.

Scott told CBS News why a boy was chosen for the ad:

"When I dreamed up the concept for the Moschino Barbie fauxmercial, I felt it was natural to have a little boy representing for all the little boys like myself who played with Barbies growing up," Scott said in an emailed statement. "Barbie was more than a toy -- she was a muse!"

Boy or girl, Moschino Barbie ain't cheap. The fabulous dolls are going for $250+ on eBay.

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