Not everyone is made equally when it comes to baseball. Some people are pretty good at it, and some people (like me) are shockingly bad. And then there are people like Luis Arraez of the Minnesota Twins, who displayed such control of the ball in their game against the White Sox that he hit an incredible curveball, earning his team a home run. It's not magic that made this possible, it's physics.
You've probably heard that the rules concerning emotional support animals on airplanes are changing, after a few incidents including a hamster flushed down the toilet, a VIP turkey and a few dog bites. Now, all animals except for dogs, cats and miniature horses are banned from flying. Yep, you heard me right: miniature horses. If you're more interested in taking your doggo on board, check out this travel guide for your fur babies. But if you have equine inclinations, read on.
The animals are always the first to know.
In what some are considering a bit of symbolism for our country going down the drain, two bald eagles in — you guessed it — Florida decided to hammer home that metaphor by getting stuck in a drain. With their talons feet from being washed away by the waste water below, the two eagles cried out for a help as a nation looks on in horror, powerless to do anything.
Many are probably wondering, how did those eagles get in that storm drain? What were they doing so close to that storm drain? Don’t they know that storm drains are dangerous? Don’t they know that just because a storm drain hosted a reality TV show that doesn’t make it a qualified world leader? Questions that, you know, could only be applied to a situation in which two bald eagles get stuck in a storm drain.
Luckily, authorities from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission intervened and rescued the trapped metaphor. One of the eagles was taken to Audubon Center for Birds of Prey in Maitland to treat its injuries. The other was released, presumably to search out more storm drains because no matter how perfect this metaphor is, it’s worth repeating over and over.
The Big Bang Theory actress posted a photo of three decorated dogs to Instagram and her patriotic followers through a fit.
Her photo was obviously meant to be a cute act of patriotism, but some people don't have a life and decided to slam the actress for disrespecting 'Murica because two dogs were sitting on an American Flag.
The caption read, "Thank you @thepethandler for taking care of the squad while im out of town!" It was later removed.
George Zimmerman claimed self-defense when he shot and killed a young, unarmed man named Trayvon Martin in 2012. He was acquitted of all charges and now he's selling the gun as "a piece of American history".
Maybe his confederate flag business isn't doing so well?
Bidding starts at $5,000 and he is literally planning to use some of the proceeds to fight Black Lives Matter activists, or as he put it according to the video "fight [Black Lives Matter] violence against law enforcement officers".
Sit down Neil McCabe.
"It's just part of life, I think," proposes McCabe at one point, when he's confronted with the unavoidable fact that more than 130 people have already died from gun violence in the U.S. this year.
This is where Snow channels his inner GoT Jon Snow, and goes off in the most effective, yet vaguely stoic way possible.
"No, it's part of death, Mr. McCabe," responds Snow. "That's death. That's dead people, people who have died as a result of guns."
Stand up. Now leave Neil McCabe.
America Ferrara, known for her role in Ugly Betty got to kick off the anouncements of the Golden Globes nominees.
Uh.. wait, Golden Globes, why did you just say that was Gina Rodríguez?
Gina Rodríguez was nominated for an award for her role in Jane the Virgin. There she is now!
No, no that's the same event as before. That's still America Ferrera!
After being called out on the misidentification, TWICE, the Golden Globes' Twitter account seems to have deleted the offending tweets and started identifying America Ferrera as herself.
Neither actresses have commented but people are pretty mad about the mistake. Someone who's job includes knowing who celebrities are and Tweeting about them probably should have been able to figure it out. Or at least ask someone, or take one second to Google who was presenting the Golden Globes nominees.
People born after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 will never know that impact it had on those who experienced it firsthand and those who watched from around the world.
But this might give a slight glimpse into what happened that day.
A new virtual reality experience named [08:46] puts users in New York's World Trade Center as the tragic events of September 11 unfold.
The experience drops users in the North Tower moments before impact.
From the project's Oculus Share page:
Based on countless hours of research in order to try to properly recreate the atmosphere and dynamics within the top floors of the towers, [08:46] was designed and developed as a school project during three months by a six members team, working in close collaboration with two actors for mocap and voice acting.
You can download the project right here and try it out for yourself.
Just ahead of Pope Francis' first visit to America, Twitter rolled out some new emojis to welcome the leader of the Catholic church.
The social media company explained the new emojis in a blog post.
As Pope Francis (@Pontifex) makes his historic journey to the US, there will undoubtedly be excitement and celebration surrounding his arrival – both in the cities he visits, and on Twitter. Considering the warm Twitter welcome he received shortly after being named Pope, we anticipate many devotees will flock to Twitter to savor his visit.
No matter where you are, we want to make it easy for you to follow right along with his journey. We also wanted to offer a bit of fun to the proceedings, so today you'll start to see special Twitter Emojis that celebrate his historic visit to the US. To see the emojis appended to the end of the hashtag, simply Tweet your messages using these hashtags:
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey welcomed the Holy See with the new emoji:
And others have joined as he arrived.
Not even Catholic and I'm excited for #PopeinUS lol— Becca (@BeccaAshmon) September 22, 2015
#PopeinUS emoji is killing my catholic ass— gem (@cecaelias) September 22, 2015
I'm not religious - but the #PopeinUS is quite something. This Pope is really breaking the stereotype - I really respect that!— Kar (@KarMarsten) September 22, 2015
Welcome to America, Your Popiness!
No matter which state you call home, you probably use emojis when expressing your various feelings.
Well, Swiftkey, makers behind the popular alternative smartphone keyboard, has taken their billions of emojis used and mapped them according to which state uses which picture emotion most.
A lot of them are really pretty obvious.
For instance, Washington state uses the music and coffee emojis most.
And Arizona uses the cactus and cooling ice cream the most.
Others are just interesting collections of a specific state's most pressing emotional ...um... state.
Like, Illinois panics the most about drugs and spaghetti. Probably because of Chicago.
New York is the strongest, dances the most and uses the Statue of Liberty most, obvs.
And we know you were wondering which state uses the poo emoji most.
Which one do you use the most and does your state represent it?
Competitive eater Molly Schuyler broke a new record this weekend, eating 3 72-oz steaks in less than 20 minutes.
At this year's 72oz Showdown at the Big Texan Steak Ranch in Amarillo, Texas, Schuyler was matched up against four teams of two, and she singlehandedly destroyed her competition while besting herself in the process.
The other teams included professional wrestlers and football players and they each had one hour to throw down as much as they could.
In total, Schuyler, who weighs just 124 pounds, ate 3 steaks, 3 backed potatoes, 3 shrimp cocktails, 3 side salads and 3 rolls.
Basically, as The Big Texan describes it, she consumed more than 13.5 pounds of food which is "the equivalent of a bowling ball or averaged sized three-month-old baby."
Here's the "Pitch Perfect" way to shoot off your finger.
Jim Huish from the Tennessee-based band Amber's Drive recently performed Anna Kendrick's hit single "Cups."
But instead of using actual cups, he opted for an AR15, an AK47 (AK74), a CZ75 and a Walther P22.
There are still some Solo cups involved, but they just get riddled with bullets.