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Last year, John Oliver bought $14.9 million dollars of medical debt for $60,000 on a Last Week Tonight segment. And now the man who was relieved of that debt is speaking out.

On Reddit, user EricHill posted a letter from Last Week Tonight explaining that his debt had been cleared. 



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According to Mashable


“Not only had the comedian paid the debt, he also alleviated Eric of having to pay any taxes on his "cancellation of debt" income. That's because the series paid for Eric's debt through "RIP Medical Debt," as a 501(c)(3) charity. Eric's debt was paid off, no strings attached.

“The show cautioned that this was for this medical debt only and not future medical debts.”

So while everyone might not care about John Oliver, John Oliver certainly cares about something.

redditor receives tons of x box nintendo nes classic zelda video game stuff from bill gates on reddit secret santa
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Traditionally the worst part of the holiday gift giving season, Secret Santa generally sends offices around the world into a tizzy. Employees often try and fail to get something for their co-workers that won’t just sit in a drawer somewhere. Alas, any gift purchased from a CVS that stay under the $20 limit are not destined to be anyone’s favorite.

But every now and then you get that person who is willing to break with tradition, spend a little more, and make everyone else in the office feel bad. That person this year was Bill Gates, former richest man in the world and current one of the richest men in the world.

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Gates, who has done these Reddit Secret Santa exchanges for the last few years, seemed to outdo even himself, presenting Reddit user Aerrix with a ton of video game merch, including a Nintendo NES Classic, some Zelda gloves, and an X-Box, which he presumably didn’t even pay for. He’s probably just re-gifting that one.

“Merry Christmas to all yall out there, and to Mr. Gates, who has the biggest heart and REALLY KNOWS HOW TO TREAT A GIRL TO SOME VIDEO GAMES (and video game paraphernalia)! I’m just blown away by his generosity, which went even further than all these gifts because he submitted a donation to code.org in my name to give more students the chance to learn computer science, which is AWESOME because it’s something near and dear to my heart as my husband is a programmer and my brother has a degree in computer science!
Thank you SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO much Mr. Gates! I’ll never EVAR forget this Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D”

Reddit does these Secret Santa exchanges based on interests. She smartly picked video games. Check out everything that was waiting for her under the tree:

I won Secret Santa...Bill Gates was my Santa!
reddit user asks why pharmaceutical medicines look like candy
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Let’s be frank: Medicine looks delicious. Whether it’s pain reliever or antacid, it can be hard to not reach for some medicine when that sweet tooth starts acting up.

It begs the question, why is medicine made to look so much like candy?

To illustrate that point, Reddit user Mmnking asks:

Two gingerbread houses - one decorated with confectionary, the other with medication. Which one is which?

Can you choose? The point is, it shouldn’t be this difficult.

Mmmking writes:

“A little bit of backstory - a friend of my mum works in a poisons department at a children's hospital in Sydney. She made this, to be blown up into a poster, but didn't have a good camera other than her phone. She rang up, and I took the photos for her with a nice DSLR. I thought it was pretty interesting, as a ridiculous number of the people I asked couldn't tell which was which, so I figured I'd share it here.”

Point taken. This holiday season, watch what you’re putting in your body!

H/T The Daily Dot

Genius of The Day: This Kid Had The Best Answer Ever to a Simple Math Problem
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This kid is well ahead of the class. He's already discovered sarcasm.

A proud parent posted the hilarious answer on Reddit their student gave when asked to show work on a math problem.

And it is amazing.

The 6-year-old boy answered the math problem correctly. But instead of showing his work (Four dimes is $.40, which is greater than $.30) he drew this amusing stick figure.

"This is why my kid is going places," the boy's mother wrote.

Hold on mom, it looks like you have a genius on your hands!

Question of The Day: Bill Murray Debates Fighting a Horse-Sized Duck or 100 Duck-Sized Horses
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How could you not love Bill Murray?

The aging actor has been back in the spotlight recently. His new movie Rock The Kasbah is out, and rumors are swirling that he's dating his co-star Jenny Lewis.

But without a doubt, the most important thing he has done in recent memory is sit down with Reddit to answer a very important question.

Would you rather fight 100 duck-sized horses or one horse-sized duck?

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Reddit of The Day: People Share The Best Unwritten Rules of Life

There are just a few basic unwritten rules to life. We all know them.

Well, Reddit decided to write down these unwritten rules. And a thread discussing this topic has given us the essential guide to human life.

Just follow these 10 rules and you'll be good to go. At least, according to the Internet.

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Vision of The Day: Guy Spend Two Days Watching 'The Simpsons' While on LSD, Makes Profound Revelations
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Redditor doobieschnauzer has seen the light.

After watching The Simpsons and taking the psychedelic drug LSD for two days, he has concluded that the animated series is "the greatest comedy show ever made."

Here are some of the highlights from his trip to sparkly, swirly, bulging Simpsons land.

We are all Bart.

We are all Lisa.

We are all Marge.

We are all Homer.

We are all Maggie.

Far out, dude.