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boats names people The Naming of a $290 Million Research Ship Was Left to the Public Who Came up With "RRS Boaty McBoatface"
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Scientists in the UK asked the public to vote on a name for their $290 million polar research ship. Because people are awful (or awesome, depending on your point of view) the name at the top of the list is none other than "RRS Boaty McBoatface". 


via @NERCscience

Ah, such a fitting name for such a grand ship. You can watch this video for details on the construction and groundbreaking advancements of the soon to be RRS Boaty McBoatface:



Honestly, they'll probably pick one of the more serious suggestions as this naming poll is in no way binding.  However, at this point they'll probably be facing some backlash if they don't. 


via @Dovil

The people REALLY want Boaty Mc Boatface. 

travel planes luck  One Lucky Woman Was the Only Passenger on Her Flight
Via: miffyscat
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Snowstorms in China have delayed thousands of travelers nearing the Chinese New Year. This woman thought her flight was cancelled. All the other passengers were rerouted and caught different flights but ten hours later, the plane still took off with its single passenger. 



Hopefully with such an empty cabin they upgraded her to first class. 

Local chicago news station uses a holocaust image for Yom Kippur.
Via: WGNTV
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Well that's not the best way to wish Jewish people a respectful and reverent holiest of holy days...

Yom Kippur began Sept. 22 at sundown and while many people struggled to begin their fast local Chicago news station WGN had a pretty hard time of it as well.

In their broadcast drawing attention to the day they used the image above. While they probably thought it was a harmless Star of David, in actuality it was the Yellow Badge, which Nazis made mandatory for Jewish people to wear during the Holocaust.



WGN posted an apology to their Facebook page shortly after the incident.



And they wrote another one on their website:

We are extremely embarrassed and we deeply apologize to our viewers and to the Jewish community for this mistake.

Ignorance is not an excuse.

Please know we are reviewing our in house policies and changes have already been made to make sure a hurtful oversight like this never happens again.



Yikes.

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Via: Variety
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Unbeknownst to Kirk Douglas, "People Magazine" killed him this weekend.

No, Douglas is not dead, but the magazine gave everyone a scare on Sunday by posting his death notice a little bit early.

The publication had his pre-written obituary ready, as most news sites do with celebrities, but the article (dated Sept. 29, 2014) was not supposed to be live on the site.

With the headline "DO NOT PUB Kirk Douglas Dies," the post (which has since been removed) read:

"Kirk Douglas, one of the few genuine box-office names to emerge just as TV was overtaking American culture in the years right after World War II, died TK TK TK," the post reads, with his death date unknown.

Douglas will turn 98 this December, as long as we can keep him away from "People" in the meantime.

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Amou Haji is an 80 year old man who has chosen to live a solitary, nomadic life in Southern Iran. He hasn't bathed in 60 years and smokes a pipe filled with animal feces. Haji believes "cleanliness brings him sickness," according to the Tehran Times.

W3Schools.com

Though his chosen lifestyle may seem a little off, including eating his favorite meal of dead, rotten porcupine, Haji may be happier than many who live that of a more conventional lifestyle. He says the lacking of material possession actually makes him happy.

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Well...kinda walking on water. With a special mixture of water and cornstarch, you can create what is referred to as a "non-Newtonian fluid," which is basically a fluid that doesn't act like how a fluid should act...get it? Anyways, fill a 2,100 gallon pool of this stuff, and you'll have people walking, crawling, and dancing all over it!

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