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Wimbledon & Australian Open Champion Gordon Reid shared his view from center court as he got into the Quarter Finals playing Wheelchair Tennis Men's Doubles with Alfie Hewett at the 2016 Rio Paralympics:


The pair won the Wimbledon Wheelchair Men's Doubles earlier this summer:



...so they are used to kicking ass and taking names.



Go get 'em boys!


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Melbourne's Federation Square has been taken over by an 11-and-a-half metre (37.5-foot) baby named 'Ping Pong' made by Australian artist Felipe Reynolds:



The artist wanted the baby to "incorporate everybody in it," he said, "I wanted it to not be white, not be black, not be female, not be male - just be as inclusive as possible, so everybody can relate to it."

According to the Fed website:

"Interaction is key to experiencing this unique inflatable. Through a camera rigged to The Atrium screen (operating between 7am – 10pm) members of the public will find themselves part of the installation. Upon interaction the frame will be flipped horizontally, so it looks like the baby is sitting on the ground and the visitors become the human mobile. On weekdays from 10am – 4pm, during the school holidays, play with the baby via 4 giant rattles (1.5 meters) based beneath the inflatable."



Well, I think we can all relate to it being creepy, if nothing else.


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It's starting to smell more like quarter-life for Nirvana's, "Smells Like Teen Spirit," which turns 25 later this week.

The song is the opening track, and lead single, from the band's second album, Nevermind (1991, DGC Records) and was written by Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic, and Dave Grohl.




The monumental video is considered one of the benchmarks of the grunge movement and propelled Nirvana to stratospheric success.





Tori Amon and many others have done covers in homage to the wicked tune:




We'd be privy to even more excellent covers of Nirvana's excellent tune-age if Courtney Love weren't such a total music tyrant.

So, in the meantime, hit up your local independent record store, get your own original copy of Nevermind, and pour one out for Kurt.



RIP, brother. Too soon.


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Via The Verge
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Apparently, Google's parent company Alphabet has a hankering for some guac, because they've just invested in burrito drone delivery specifically for Chipotle.




The research team is currently working on the safety and logisitics of flying a burrito and keeping it hot.






Well, we've almost fixed everything...




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It's almost gridiron time, so bone up on your NFL Trivia with this list of 32 Team Name Origins!



So for REAL fans of REAL football, here ya' go:

The Seattle Seahawks



"There were 1,700 unique names among the more than 20,000 submitted in a name-the-team contest in 1975, including Skippers, Pioneers, Lumberjacks, and Seagulls. About 150 people suggested Seahawks. A Seattle minor league hockey team and Miami's franchise in the All-America Football Conference both used the nickname in the 1950s. "Our new name suggests aggressiveness, reflects our soaring Northwest heritage, and belongs to no other major league team," Seattle general manager John Thompson said. The Seahawks' helmet design is a stylized head of an osprey, a fish-eating hawk of the Northwest."



#GoHawks


Get a cake supporting your favorite team here.



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Ryan Lochte finally got his punishment for pissing on the wall of a locked service station and pulling a framed poster from the wall in Rio during the Olympics and lying about it saying someone robbed him.



CNN reports that The Liar will serve a 10-month suspension and will be banned from the 2017 World Championships, in addition to monetary losses that are still being determined.




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Mashable reports that there is a way to charge your new iPhone 7 AND use headphones at the same time: by buying a $39 phone dock to charge your phone on and plug your headphones into THAT.

Contrary to popular belief over on Planet Apple, however, we humans do NOT like to be tethered to the wall in order to listen to music on our ALREADY-OWNED high-end headphones when our battery is low, so we'd prefer a better setup, thanks.




So until further notice, Apple, we are still needing you to make a splitter that will allow headphones AND a charging cable, but at least there is this quick fix to help in the meantime:



Thanks, third party suppliers!


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Ellen Degeneres invited Orlando night club shooting survivor Tony Marrero to share his story on her show (above) and you'll feel all the feels.

He found strength in Katy Perry's music while recovering in the hospital from four gunshot wounds to his back, so Ellen surprises him by letting him and Perry meet, where she offers to personally pay for his first year at film school:



Thankfully, the last Pulse shooting survivor was just discharged from the hospital after nearly 3 months.




No matter what, #lovewins


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Drake and Future were performing at the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix Tuesday night when a thief (or thieves) made off with a suitcase containing $2-$3 Million dollars worth of jewelry. The suitcase has been on one of the tour buses that the thieves had broken into.



Drake freaked out when he heard the news, and security footage is being reviewed to catch a glimpse of the criminals.



Good thing Drake has a hotline set up for just these purposes...




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Jackson Hole, Wyoming has blessed us with their live stream webcam of the Jackson Hole Town Square, and people are loving the excitement of downtown Jackson Hole:






...and just when you think you've seen all Jackson Hole has to offer...




trending news ikea food rankings
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Whether you're there for the molded cardboard tables, fighting with your spouse, or the inevitable diarrhea, you will probably stop at the dining room of Ikea at least once during any visit.

So be smart about it and follow these official power food rankings to make sure you eat the BEST of the-cheapest-food-you'll-eat-this-week!











But if you're shopping for your college duds, you might be better off eating on campus first?





trending news website national parks leaf peeping website
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If you're like me, you've wanted to catch the leaves changing on your camping trips, but end up booking right before or after they've fallen.

But now you're in luck!

The National Park's Service has given us a fool-proof way to peep on their website, so you can book your holiday at the right time for the best views!

So you can take a beautiful bike ride...



...stiffly hang out at awesome vistas....



...or take a beautiful drive through the woods on the loudest motorcycles known to man:






But let's be honest, you'll probably still just be doing this:





So maybe just think about supporting our Parks Service here.


SDO Witnesses a Double Eclipse

Early in the morning of Sept. 1, 2016, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, caught both Earth and the moon crossing in front of the sun. SDO keeps a constant eye on the sun, but during SDO’s semiannual eclipse seasons, Earth briefly blocks SDO’s line of sight each day – a consequence of SDO’s geosynchronous orbit. On Sept. 1, Earth completely eclipsed the sun from SDO’s perspective just as the moon began its journey across the face of the sun. The end of the Earth eclipse happened just in time for SDO to catch the final stages of the lunar transit. In the SDO data, you can tell Earth and the moon’s shadows apart by their edges: Earth’s is fuzzy, while the moon’s is sharp and distinct. This is because Earth’s atmosphere absorbs some of the sun’s light, creating an ill-defined edge. On the other hand, the moon has no atmosphere, producing a crisp horizon. This particular geometry of Earth, the moon and the sun had effects on viewing down on the ground as well: It resulted in a simultaneous eclipse visible from southern Africa. The eclipse was what's known as a ring of fire, or annular, eclipse, which is similar to a total solar eclipse, except it happens when the moon is at a point in its orbit farther from Earth than average. The increased distance causes the moon’s apparent size to be smaller, so it doesn't block the entire face of the sun. This leaves a bright, narrow ring of the solar surface visible, looking much like a ring of fire. http://go.nasa.gov/2clNBFs

Posted by NASA Sun Science on Friday, September 2, 2016
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For the first recorded time, on the morning of Sept. 1, 2016, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), caught both Earth and the moon crossing in front of the sun, creating a double eclipse.

Check out the deets here:







I wonder if they could see this in Sweden too...


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Oh Amy, how we love you so. Check out 4:15 in the video, where Amy Schumer reveals her sexual history with Patrick Stewart, as she accepted her Man of the Year Award for Best Woman at the British GQ awards ceremony.


You'll always be my Man of the Year, Amy.