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The Heartbreaking Odds of 20 Different Things Happening to You

Get ready to give up your dreams of stardom and take up new dreams of being assaulted by a toilet! Here are some surprising, and somewhat disappointing numbers on the likelihood of something happening to you. Sure, you can increase or decrease your odds by taking acting classes or getting drunk on the toilet more, but these are your ballpark numbers. Check this out for a list of incredibly unlikely things that actually happened,

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Amateur Footage Helps Us Understand Tsunamis More

December 26, 2004. The day of the worst tsunami in living memory that pummeled Indonesia and shocked the world. It was the first major tsunami that took place after mobile phones with cameras were created, and people around the world were able to witness the catastrophe through the shaky videos. But this footage was useful for more than that. Video footage helped scientists to understand tsunamis more. Here's how. 

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Spicy Comics To Satisfy Your Twisted Tastes (25 Images)

These twisted comics are not suited for children or the faint of heart. But if you like your cartoons with a little extra spice, some serious NSFW themes, and a dash of profanity, these gems will suit you just fine. Just don't send them to your grandma.  

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Tribute of the Day: RIP Debbie Reynolds, The World Says “Thank You”

Debbie Reynolds, singer, dancer, and actress of Singin’ in the Rain, died last night at the age 84, mere hours after the death of her daughter Carrie Fisher. One of Hollywood’s biggest stars in the 50s and 60s, she received an Oscar nomination for The Unsinkable Molly Brown in 1964 and continued to appear on stage and screen well into the 21st century. If you aren’t familiar with her face, you’ve probably heard Reynolds’ voice on some of your favorite cartoons, including Rugrats, Family Guy, and as the voice of Charlotte in 1973’s classic adaptation of Charlotte’s Web.

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And like in Fisher’s death just two days ago, the world mourns the loss of another beloved actor, with many posting tributes to Reynolds on Twitter.

Watch a clip from Singin’ in the Rain and read some of the tributes to Debbie Reynolds below.

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Neil Hanvey, the terminally ill cancer patient who inspired the hashtag #rogueonewish to get to see the movie before it's release, died Monday in hospice care in England, his family announced.



Hanvey's wife Andrea set up a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for St. Michael's. And shared the following statement:

"On behalf of all our family we would like to thank everyone who has passed on their condolences following Neil's death last night... We would also like to thank the tens of thousands of people who supported the #RogueOneWish campaign. All the messages of love during the past week have given us a great deal of comfort during a very difficult time. We would also like to thank everyone at St. Michael's Hospice, especially Amy Duncan, without whom #RogueOneWish would not have happened. All donations at Neil's funeral will go to the Hospice's Family Support team and will be used to fund work with children and young people."



Rest in peace, Neil Hanvey.

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The people attending this show probably didn't ask to have a stranger's remains dumped on them but you have to admit, it's pretty metal. Metal band Behemoth (seen in the video) scattered the ashes of a fan named Nick in to the mosh pit at their concert. A few days later, a band called Dying Fetus did the same during one of Nick's favorite songs. The fan who posted this video explained a little more about why this came to be in the video description:

I take nick's ashes with me every show that i go to so that he is there with me and at shows that he's missing out on. i love you nick. thank you so much Adam Nergal for doing this i couldn't have been happier. i appreciate this more then you know.



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You may have heard that the Beatles' former manager, George Martin, died recently. A lot of people saw that and thought that George R.R. Martin had died. 


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Even a news outlet got confused. 


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But the record has been set straight and we all know now that George R. R. Martin, the author of the Game of Thrones TV show and novel series, is totally still alive. 

Except this guy...


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He's... probably still a little confused. 

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Tony Dyson, known best as the creator of R2-D2, recently passed away in his home in Malta. Now his friends have started a crowdfunding campaign to cover the costs of his funeral services. The GoFundMe page explains:

Sadly, as wonderfully savvy he was with creating, money wasn't one of his strong suits. As the people who love him dearly, we are trying to make his arrangements. His wish was to be donated to science, because he wanted those to look into his brilliant brain. Sadly, due to the circumstances surrounding his death (he died alone in his apartment of natural causes), he wasn't found quickly enough to have this happen.  We believe his next wish was to be cremated. We have gotten an invoice for this to happen, and the cost in US Dollars is close to $8000. Needless to say, this is more money than most of his friends have on hand.Malta does not do cremation, so his body has to be shipped to his home country, England.  This is the major expense and why it is so costly. 


So far, the page has raised $3,600 of it's $7,000 goal. 

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Death by meteorite is a very, very uncommon way to go. Most objects from space disintegrate while entering the Earth's atmosphere. A man in Tamil Nadu, India may be the first person to actually be killed by a falling meteorite in at least 200 years, according to NDTV. Scientists are still analyzing the scrap of material that is believed to be the meteorite for confirmation.  The explosion from the impact also shattered windows in a nearby school building but everyone inside remained unhurt. 



A similar thing happened in Russia in 2013 and it was caught on film. You can see the meteor streaking through the sky on its way to strike a building. 

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Natalie Cole, the renowned R&B and pop singer who won a grammy for her performance with her father, Nat "King" Cole, passed away at 65. She struggled through drug and health problems in her more recent years, and died due to complications from various health issues.

She died late Thursday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, according to a family statement. Our hearts go out to her loved ones. May she rest in peace.

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First off, this video contains graphic material.

Pretty much blood comes pouring out the front of an elevator on a cruise ship not so fittingly named, 'Ecstasy,' and the whole time you're kind of waiting for Jack Nicholson to jump out front the camera with a gleeful devilish grin on his face as he howls, "Here's Johnnnny"

No such luck. Our hearts go out to the recently deceased electrician Jose Sandoval Opazo. The cruise line company's offered to pay for the family's counseling sessions, but honestly what about the therapy anyone's going to need after seeing this video?

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A Chicago police officer shot and killed 19-year-old black man Quintonio Legrier, and 55-year-old black woman Bettie Jones this morning, while responding to a domestic disturbance call, officials said.

As officers were called to the scene this morning at 4:25AM they were informed Legrier was seen brandishing a baseball bat, and in an evolving confrontation with his father. The officers described the young Legrier as a "combative subject."

Legrier's mother told the press his son was dealing with mental issues and was prone to loud, but never violent behavior.

"My son has seven bullet wounds in him," Cooksey told WLS-TV. "That's too much." Police disclosed the shooting is under current investigation, and has been referred to Chicago's main police oversight agency.

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You may remember seeing this video back in October of Fox News hosts poking fun at Star Wars fans who were losing their minds over The Force Awakens. One of the contributors, Katherine Timpf, made a joke that she wasn't familiar with the series because she was "too busy liking cool things and being attractive," and has been receiving death threats ever since. 

It was a pretty rude thing to say, but it's certainly nothing anyone should receive death threats over, many of which looked like this:

Guardian978: I want to cut that blonde c***’s face off and stick it to a thermal detonator. What a network full of c***s.

dethklok21: Wow what a f***ing thunder c***. I hope this b**** gets hit by a f***ing car.


Even in the face of rabid death threats, Timpf refuses to apologize: "I’m sick of oversensitive mobs in our overly sensitive society bullying people into saying that they’re sorry over jokes — even if the subject of the joke is something as serious as Star Wars. So, for that reason, I will not apologize."


Timpf is still receiving a slew of salty messages over a month later, but she's taking it in stride.

Selfies have proven more dangerous than sharks in 2015.
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Put the selfie stick down.

There have been a lot of global deaths this year connected with selfies. And with the death of a 66-year-old Japanese tourist trying to get a picture of himself at the Taj Mahal, it brings up a whole lot of questions about why we are risking our lives to get these snapshots.



The Guardian had compiled some of the stories behind these unfortunate deaths in trying to answer the larger question of 'why?'.

The incident now takes the death toll of officially recorded selfie-related deaths to 12. Previous incidents this year include a man who was gored to death taking a picture during a bull run in a Spanish town, and two men who accidentally blew themselves up in the Russian Ural mountains when posing with a live grenade. The picture was discovered saved to the camera roll on one of the men's phones.

Other selfie related deaths this year in Russia alone include a 21-year-old woman in Moscow who shot herself in the head while pointing a 9mm pistol at her temple, another who reportedly fell from a bridge and a teenager in Ryazan who died when coming into contact with live wires while snapping a portrait near to railway tracks.




They mention that 'hundreds' of injuries led Russian authorities to compile a nation-wide safety campaign to increase selfie awareness.



Mashable put their best accountants on it and found out that our vain exploration to take pictures of ourselves has caused more death than sharks.

They have a helpful chart to accompany the information.



What the hell is happening?



Why can't you people control yourselves?



Keep it together, world.

Sarah Michelle Gellar honored Robin Williams on the anniversary of his death.
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Aug. 11 marks the one year anniversary of Robin Williams' death.

There have already been tributes from news sites and ways to remember him, like which of his movies to stream.

One heart-felt remembrance leapt out from Sarah Michelle Gellar as she posted the following picture to her Instagram.



One of Williams' last roles was on the CBS television show The Crazy Ones. It was a single-camera sitcom that CBS cancelled after one season in May of last year.

Gellar played Williams' daughter on the show and she might have been one of the last to get to know the comedian during the final months of his life.

It's an incredible quote from Emerson and another reminder of one more great talent lost.

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Links of the Day: Zoolander 2, Rowdy Roddy and What You Missed This Weekend



It was another beautiful summer weekend, which means you had lots of plans out in the sun (or plans to get away from the sun).

This also means you probably missed out on a few of the culture happenings.

Don't worry, we've got you covered.

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