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Warning: Some of the in between banter includes a NSFW word or two. 

David Bowie was known as an amazing performer with an ever changing style so it's not too surprising that he was able to nail these impersonations so well.  The story in the description of this video says it all:

The day Bowie was first due to show up at Westside, we were all a bit nervous — Bowie was the biggest star client for Clive and Alan at that point in time. We kept looking out the windows, waiting for a stretch limo to show up and an entire entourage to walk in, but then a black cab showed up and out popped the unaccompanied Bowie. He walked in, announced in what seemed a more cockney voice than I remembered, “Hi, I’m David Bowie,” and shook our hands. He seemed smaller than I imagined he would be in person. A bit later I noticed that the cockney had dissipated somewhat and he also seemed to have grown more upright and taller, too. I thought, “Wow, he really is a chameleon,” and wondered if the earlier exaggerated cockney was his way of reducing his superstar status temporarily to put people at ease on first meeting him.

The impersonations on this YouTube posting were recorded in August '85, when Bowie came in to do the lead vocal. At the end of the session, he broke into the impersonations and I realized that these might get erased at some point, so I quickly put a cassette in and hit “record.” I wish we could hear the other side of the dialogue between Bowie and Clive and Alan, but unfortunately that wasn’t being recorded.
Via: Tom Scott
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There used to be a rumor that if you call 999, the UK version of 911, you can charge your phone. It's a myth that's often had to be debunked by local police forces all over England. Apparently it all started with Blackberry and what turned out to be a flaw in the programming that developers intended to be a helpful way to conserve battery power for emergencies only. 

Youtube host Tom Scott travels all the way to the Blackberry headquarters in Slough, England to set the record straight. 

As a sidenote, for those of us who are not UK residents, he also takes a moment in the comments to explain why Slough is such a punchline in the video. 

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Which excuse do you think this busted Chef will try to use: that he's just a Line Cook wink or that it's just sugar addiction he's trying to feed? 





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Lynea Lattanzio is by far the cat ladiest of cat ladies. She started rescuing and rehoming cats and just couldn't stop. Now she shares her home with around 800 adult cats and 300 kittens according to the video description. This number is ever changing of course, because in addition to caring for so, so many cats who roam free on her six-acre property, she rescues cats and rehomes the ones who are fit for adoption.

 What started out as a hobby she paid for out of pocket has become a non-profit, no-kill sanctuary called Cat House on the Kings which is run on donations and adoption fees. 

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If you're having trouble, the flight attendant's announcement was "The captain cannot take off when we have ice on the wings, and we don't want to die."



Passenger Ella Ryan, posted to Instagram her account of the chaotic travel delays, "This is what happens when you've been delayed almost 8 hours, everyone's at a lost including staff 'we don't want to die' absolute mayhem. All hell was breaking loose when a member of staff made this outrageous announcement."



She also revealed passengers were "continuously receiving inconsistent reasons for the delay" and were only given a £3.50 ($7.20) voucher. You'd think after 8 hours they'd get a full refund.



The discount airline Ryanair responded with only a statement of, "We will be speaking to the crew member involved and apologize for the regrettable comment she made in the heat of the moment".



cat news big cat gets mistaken for bobcat by neighbors
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Spock (the terror) is a big cat. Big enough that his neighbors mistake him for a bobcat walking past their windows.


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You'd think after one scare by this giant adorable fluffball, they'd remember that they have a feline friend for a neighbor.




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What are these glorious golden space swirls? According to NASA, who captured this video with the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), this happened when a dark solar filament erupted and caused a chain reaction.They call these cascading magnetic arches because what you see here is a lot of particles spinning around the sun's magnetic field lines. 

Here's a video where you can see what a dark solar filament looks like. The darker area, almost in the shape of a circle is it. Filaments are plasma held above the sun's surface by magnetic forces. 




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