Hey, remember that stupid, viral challenge a few summers ago that had celebrities and your weird aunt on Facebook alike dumping a bucket of ice water over their heads? A lot of people at the time criticized it for being the same kind of "slacktivism" as a filter on your profile picture or a status update. Well, for once, we have good news. THIS ACTUALLY DID SOMETHING. According to the ALS Association, this trend raised $115 million, $77 million went to research which so far has found at least three new gene variants that can be linked to ALS. Here's a nifty infographic showing what happened after people started dousing themselves in ice water.
During the latest episode of The Bachelor (Aussie edition) Russian contestant Sasha outshone all others by literally eating her rose after accepting it.
This raises the question: will she do the same with Richie if she wins?
It's been eight years since Heath Ledger died from a lethal drug overdose. Heath Ledger's father recently sat down for an interview to discuss his son's truly tragic death.
“The last conversation Kate had with him was this discussion about his medications and she warned him, ‘‘You can’t mix drugs that you don’t know anything about’,” Ledger’s father Kim told news.com.au.
“He said ‘Katie, Katie, I’ll be fine’. Well, that’s a cavalier boy’s answer. It just put his whole system to sleep I guess,” Mr. Ledger said.
Heath's father went on to say that his son wasn't addicted to opioids--he just made the mistake of mixing the wrong drugs. And that Heath's chaotic work schedule had begun to take its toll on the actor.
“There is pressure on everybody, especially young people, to perform and to keep going. He was a young guy that travelled all the time for work. Even as a two-year-old, he hardly ever slept. He was trying to work and travel and do everything in a short space of time.”
RIP Heath Ledger you were a fiercely talented young man, taken from us all too soon.
For the price of A$49, an Australian man won a tropical island. It's a tropical resort on the Micronesian island of Kosrae.
The island has a population of over 6,500 people and is part of the Federated States of Micronesia.
The winner will be the owner of a tropical resort, has his own residence, can take five cars, a pick-up truck and two ten-seater vans for a spin. Not too shabby...
To read more, go to http://mashable.com/2016/07/27/man-wins-tropical-island/#fRx31kwL.aqN
Higuain went from hero to zero after completing the world's third most expensive transfer to join Napoli's rivals in a move that has underlined his quest for success, yet prompted swift criticism.
Higuain was feted as the King of Napoli only two months ago when he broke Gunnar Nordahl's 66-year-old record of 35 goals in a single Serie A season as the Azzurri battled Juve for a title they last won in 1990.
Read more on http://www.thelocal.it/20160727/higuain-goes-from-hero-to-zero-after-90-million-juve-deal