Protest of the Day: Thailand is Experiencing Hunger Games IRL

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Protest of the Day: Thailand is Experiencing Hunger Games IRL
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Students protesting the military coup in Thailand have adopted Katniss' 3-fingered salute from Hunger Games, and "The Capitol" is not happy.

The military-controlled government has banned the gesture, and a movie chain has cancelled all screenings of the latest film "Mockingjay" as a result of the protests and, reportedly, pressure from the police.

Five students were arrested at a speech this week by Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-O-Cha (Thailand's President Snow), wearing shirts that read "Don't Want a Coup."

Chan-O-Cha is denying any involvement in the screening cancellations. He also says he isn't phased by the salute, but warns them all - in a very creepy Snow-like fashion - that this might "jeopardize their futures."

Maybe the government should spend more time watching the movies themselves to learn that trying to silence the people is probably not going to end very well for them.

Crazy Moment of the Day: A Train Hits an 18-Wheeler Stuck on the Tracks

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From the YouTube description:

We were sitting at a train track today on our way from West Monroe, LA to Memphis when we notice a tractor trailer with a crane stuck on the train tracks. Then the train crossing lights came on and I grabbed the camera as the train smashed into the crane. We are getting a lot of comments about how we should have called 911 instead of filming. There was no need as we were sitting right in front of the police station. Believe me, they heard the crash and came running out. By the time we were able to go around the train and get to the other side, the police were over there and the driver of the truck was there as well. He is fine but we understand that the train engineers were in pretty bad shape. The thoughts and prayers of David's Garden Seeds And Products are with them. We pray that God will heal them. At the time of the crash, we were in shock and I had no idea what had come out of my mouth until I played the video back....you just don't know how you will react to tragedy that unfolds right before your eyes until it happens. I did not shoot this with a Smart Phone. I shot it with a Flip camera.

IRL Spongebob Squarepants Restaurant Set to Open on the West Bank in Palestine

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IRL Spongebob Squarepants Restaurant Set to Open on the West Bank in Palestine
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A real life version of the Krusty Krab, the iconic fast food restaurant is set to open up in Ramallah, on the West Bank in Palestine. The restaurant has been designed to be an exact replica of Mr Krabs' establishment in Bikini Bottom, from the fixtures outside the building to the Krabby Patty burgers on the menu.

Here are more photos of the establishment under construction:

What the Heck of the Day: Giant Clamshell Floating Down the Mississippi River

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What the Heck of the Day: Giant Clamshell Floating Down the Mississippi River View Fullscreen
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This morning while filming the rising Mississippi River cameras picked up something very peculiar. Fear not, giant clam overlords are not taking over. The giant clamshell was discovered to be a playground item.