twitter emoji basketball NBA All-Stars Now Have Personalized Twitter Emojis
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These Twitter emoji are part of a promotion for that All-Star NBA game. They will be live until Monday morning. You can use them by Tweeting the All-Star's name with a hashtag. 


via @NBA


via @NBA

Those following along with the All-Star game can also use these emojis to vote for the MVP by adding #KiaAllStarMVP along with their player of choice. 

via @NBA

They also have some amusing personal emojis for the broadcasters as well, although since fan voting only makes up 25% of the decision for MVP it's unlikely the broadcasters will end up getting the award. 

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This commercial features all kinds of families and reminds us that Valentine's Day can be about celebrating family love too. 

It has candid video of different kinds of people, some adopted, some LGBT coming out to their parents and finding acceptance. All of them lucky enough to be surrounded by people who love them. Who knew graham crackers could be so touching? Just don't watch this in public, it might make you cry. 

Not us, though. We're fine over here, it's just really dusty. 


via lil-wishes

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The gameplay looks similar to 'Apples to Apples' or 'Cards Against Humanity'. Players start a comic and the judge picks the winner who had the best punchline. The base game will include 250 cards but they've added a list of tasks for fans to complete to help them meet a stretch goal that will add 30 more cards to every deck.



So far they have met $635,555 of their $10,000 goal. They've already included a 10 card booster pack to every reward and with 27 days to go, the extra stretch goal doesn't seem unrealistic.

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Japanese artist Nobumichi Asai created this effect by projecting images onto faces in real time. The features of the user's faces are mapped and tracked and then the 'new face' is projected onto that in a 3D pattern that gives them such a realistic look. 

This kind of 3D projection has also been used to make videos like this one: 

dating valentines day If You Really Want to Impress Someone, Give Them Doritos Roses and a Candlelit KFC Dinner
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Can you think of a more perfect gift for Valentine's Day than a bouquet of roses? Doritos did. 



Not everyone can just go out and buy a bouquet of roses made out of flavored corn chips so they also included a way to make one yourself. It seems like it involves a lot of glue... 


via Doritos

Then, when you've charmed them with your perfect gift, it is customary to bring your Valentine to a fancy dinner.  If you really want to outdo yourself this year, one KFC is doing a trial run of fancy table service for Valentines Day. According to Metro News, the Fishergate branch of KFC is the site where two lovebirds met and continue to have date night every week so far in their 50 year marriage. Pretty romantic. The date will include linen napkins and a soft drink sommelier to suggest the perfect soda pairing. 


via Metro News

Amazing how much lightning can strike our planet in a short timeFlying from North Africa over Turkey towards Russia in this timelapse (this is speeded up; travelling about 5500 km would take around 10-12 minutes, covered here in 30 seconds).

Posted by Tim Peake on Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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Astronaut Tim Peake posted a time lapse video from the International Space Station (ISS) that caught a particularly striking view of lightening as it flew over Earth. According to the caption, all these lightening strikes happened in a matter of minutes:

Flying from North Africa over Turkey towards Russia in this timelapse (this is speeded up; travelling about 5500 km would take around 10-12 minutes, covered here in 30 seconds).


As the ISS orbits the Earth astronauts living in the space station have the chance to take amazing time lapse video like this and others.

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