Tuesday, October 16

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When You See Where This Abandoned Island Is Located, You’ll Question Everything.

When You See Where This Abandoned Island Is Located, You’ll Question Everything.

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New York City is place with a lot of well kept secret places. Probably the best (or at least most interesting) of these places is North Brother Island. The island is located in the East River between Queens and the Bronx. Today, it's completely abandoned, and nature is slowly reclaiming it. Here is North Brother Island. The island is technically located in the Bronx, but you can see the very edge of Queens there in the bottom corner. Imgur The entire island is about 20 square acres in total. Imgur The island was uninhabited until 1885, when Riverside Hospital moved there from Roosevelt Island. Imgur ...
I Thought Winter Where I Live Was Bad… Then I Saw This SNOWPOCALYPSE. Unbelievable.

I Thought Winter Where I Live Was Bad… Then I Saw This SNOWPOCALYPSE. Unbelievable.

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If you live above the Mason Dixon line in the United States, then you probably know how terrible winter can be. Snow, ice and bitter wind chills are a part of life. But, at least the US isn't Russia. The Rostov region can get a blast of snow so strong, it's apocalyptic. I'm not joking. When it snows in Russia... russiatrek.org It REALLY snows. russiatrek.org On Friday, January 30th, it snowed so much in the Rostov region a state of emergency was announced. russiatrek.org Transport networks were completely interrupted. russiatrek.org Food and...
Here Are 17 Things You Didn’t Know… But You’ll Definitely Want To. Although #11 Freaks Me Out.

Here Are 17 Things You Didn’t Know… But You’ll Definitely Want To. Although #11 Freaks Me Out.

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People commonly attribute the phrase "I know that I know nothing." to Socrates. We'll never know if Plato wrote that down correctly, but it still holds true. More of us need to acknowledge just how little we know about the world. It can be a wonderful thing to realize, that we are all learning new things every day. Like these 17 little known, but awesomely strange, facts. 1.) After getting struck by lightning, you can be left with this weird tattoo pattern. It's called a "Lichtenberg figure," a temporary mark that consists of fractals. 2.) Lobsters don't seem to age. They don't die of old age, but external factors. 3.) Neil Armstrong went th...
This Is One Of The Worst Cases Of Bullying I’ve Ever Seen. And It’s A Special Needs Child.

This Is One Of The Worst Cases Of Bullying I’ve Ever Seen. And It’s A Special Needs Child.

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Shea Shawhan of Plano, TX, is a special needs high school student. She is 18 years-old, but has the mental capacity of a child. During birth, oxygen was cut off from her brain, causing this condition and for Shea to experience seizures. Shea is a junior at Plano West Senior High School, where she plays softball and is a member of the cheer squad. However, being a happy teenager and eager to participate didn't protect her from evil, vicious bullies at her school. 8 months ago, Shea started receiving hateful messages on her iPhone. They make fun of her disability, her clothes and say much worse. Some texts tell her to "go die" and that she is a slut. Others tell her she is friendless. "Sh...
These Bizarre TV Crossovers Prove That Anything Is Possible In The World Of Television.

These Bizarre TV Crossovers Prove That Anything Is Possible In The World Of Television.

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Over the past weekend, The Simpsons had a crossover episode with Family Guy. Both animated series have been around for a long time and are both considered to be some of the funniest shows in the history of TV. Both of them are on FOX's animation domination Sunday night lineup, so it would only make sense to have the two shows meet up eventually. Other shows, though, had a rougher time with their crossovers. Here are some of the most bizarre and some of the more successful examples of that. 1.) Seinfeld and Mad About You. uproxx Kramer ends up as the subletter for Paul Reiser's free apartment in this crossover. 2.) The Flintstones and Jetsons Crossover campusdiari...
Terrorists in Kenya Killed this Pregnant Couple. How They Were Found is Heartbreaking Yet Beautiful.

Terrorists in Kenya Killed this Pregnant Couple. How They Were Found is Heartbreaking Yet Beautiful.

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When terrorists open fired at the Westgate mall in Nairobi, Kenya this week, many innocent lives were lost. Men, women and children were victims of a group of terrorists storming the mall with automatic weapons and opening fire. Two of those who lost their lives that tragic day were humanitarians, Ross Langdon and Elif Yavuz. They were lovers... and she was 8.5 months pregnant. Ross and Elif were supremely happy. They were both doing what they loved and they were together. Elif was working for the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation and Ross had been involved with a number of projects across Africa, which included designing an HIV-Aids hospital in Kenya free of charge. Both wer...
These Geeky Debates Got So Heated, They Were Taken To Court.

These Geeky Debates Got So Heated, They Were Taken To Court.

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Geeks will debate anything, from the outcome of a fight between Spider-Man and Superman, to the proper pronunciation of the Klingon battle song. That's why getting in the middle of a geek fight as an outsider, is a TERRIBLE idea. They're very passionate about their heroes and subjects, and you don't want to be in the crossfire. So it's not surprising that geeks took some of these arguments to court, and the resulting verdicts were hilarious. 1.) Zombies have First Amendment rights, too. Protesters in Tennessee dressed as zombies at a demonstration outside a nuclear power plant. The zombie getup signified the reopening of a plant that already died and was resurrected. Members of the Tennessee Valley Autho...
These Awesome Wedding Photos Will Make You Wish You Could Redo Yours.

These Awesome Wedding Photos Will Make You Wish You Could Redo Yours.

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Marriage is a stressful time in a couples lives. When you get married, you have to worry about the planning of the wedding, the reception afterwards, and the fact that you are committing yourself to one person for the rest of your life. Along the way, it is easy to forget to have fun. The people in these pictures certainly didn't, check it out! LinAndJirsaBlog TravisShoehne JuneBugWeddings OneWed TurquoiseAndPalm AcidCow ...
Here Are 25 Mind-Blowing Things You Didn’t Know Before Today. #20 Is Absolutely Insane.

Here Are 25 Mind-Blowing Things You Didn’t Know Before Today. #20 Is Absolutely Insane.

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Do you ever feel like you wish you knew more about the world? Are you terrible at random trivia? You won't be anymore. After you read this, you'll be able to stun friends and strangers alike with your knowledge of unique facts about the universe we live in. Read through these 25 odd facts. They are mind-blowing. (Hint: killer whales aren't what they seem.) 1.) Four is the loneliest number. Full Punch 2.) Intense. Full Punch 3.) I found a new party snack. Full Punch 4.) Bruce Lee was the boss. Full Punch 5.) Sharks are vicious ...
How Teenagers Join Adulthood In These 25 Places Is Absolutely Crazy. I Can’t Believe #8.

How Teenagers Join Adulthood In These 25 Places Is Absolutely Crazy. I Can’t Believe #8.

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Tribes and communities from around the world each have their own rites of passage. A rite of passage is a ritual event that marks a person's transition from one status to another. Most often, this rite occurs during the transformation of a child into an adult. The events vary from culture to culture. Some are positive and fun while others are a trial of stamina, pain and endurance. It seems strange that young people go through these violent and difficult trials - and have for centuries. 1.) Enemy sacrifices: In the Aztec Empire, a boy began his military training at 17. He could only be considered a man once he captured an enemy and brought him back as his prisoner to be sacrificed. List 25 2.) Bullet an...