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Goblin Shark Netted Off Florida Keys

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries Service, a commercial shrimping trawler netted an extremely rare goblin shark off of the Florida Keys on Wednesday, the second specimen ever to be recorded in the Gulf of Mexico. …

Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Actor, Dies at 95

Actor Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., best known for his roles in the television series 77 Sunset Strip and The F.B.I., passed away at his ranch in Southern California on Friday. He was 95. In a statement, the actor’s daughter Stephanie Zimbalist …

Squirrel Selfie Attack: A Cautionary Tale Of Nature

Look, here I am in front of the Washington Monument. Look, here’s me at the Yankee game. Hey, look at me at the Jersey Shore drinking a Margarita. It’s just become a fact that people are no longer interested in …

Twitter Study Finds Brands ‘Integral’ To Regular Conversation Twitter Study Finds Brands ‘Integral’ To Regular Conversation

Twitter has released some new research about the influence of TV and brand-related tweets on consumer behavior. The study was done in partnership with the Advertising Research Foundation, Fox, and DB5. It sought to find how exposure to brand mentions …

Miley Cyrus Pregnancy Rumors Floating Around Twitter

Miley Cyrus has cancelled her shows in Amsterdam and Antwerp after a hospital stay for a reported allergic reaction, but some think there’s more to the story. Cyrus was hospitalized mid-April and was forced to postpone several shows on her …

Twitter Tests Mute Button for When You’re Just Tired of Someone’s Crap Twitter Tests Mute Button for When You’re Just Tired of Someone’s Crap

Sometimes, you don’t really want to unfollow someone, you just don’t want to see their bullshit in your feed for a while. If you’ve ever found yourself in that situation, you’ll be happy to learn that it appears Twitter is …

Twitter Expands Geo-Targeting To More Countries, Adds Postal Code Targeting In U.S. Twitter Expands Geo-Targeting To More Countries, Adds Postal Code Targeting In U.S.

Twitter announced the expansion of geo-targeting features to more advertisers. It has added state and region targeting in Brazil and Canada and postal code targeting in the U.S. It is also adding geo-targeting including state and region targeting to eight …

Sophia Loren Honored at Cannes Film Festival

International film star and Italy’s most renowned actress Sophia Loren has been named the Guest of Honor at the 67th annual Cannes Film Festival, which runs May 14-25 in Cannes, France. Aside from attending a screening of her new film, …

Kurt Cobain Note Bashes Courtney Love

With the recent 20-year anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s April 8, 1994 death, interest in the late Nirvana frontman has hit fever pitch. Seattle police have recently stated that they won’t be reopening the case regarding the passing of the iconic …

Qatar Airport Receives First Flights

Hamad International Airport opened today in the Qatari capital of Doha, with a ceremonial Qatar Airways flight landing from Doha International Airport. National carrier Qatar Airways is scheduled to fully move into the airport on May 27. The new airport …

Brunei Sharia Law Going Into Effect

Hassanal Bolkiah, 67, The Sultan of Brunei, plans to begin enforcing Sharia law for Muslims and non-Muslims on Thursday, despite concerns from human rights campaigners and international watchdog groups. In the Arabic-speaking world, Sharia, also known as Islāmī qānūn, means …

William Shatner Honored by NASA for Service

NASA honored iconic actor William Shatner with its highest award bestowed upon civilians Saturday, the Distinguished Public Service medal. Shatner received the citation while attending his own Hollywood Charity Horse Show in Los Angeles, which raises money for children’s causes. …

Whale Carcass Feared Ready to Explode

Residents of Trout River in Newfoundland, Canada fear that a blue whale carcass that washed ashore last week may be ready to explode. The stinky, 82-foot-long cetacean has been expanding due to a buildup of various gasses, and might go …

Rihanna, Instagram Spar Over Nude Photos Rihanna, Instagram Spar Over Nude Photos

Facebook hates nipples. So does the Facebook-owned Instagram. To be fair, Instagram hated nipples before it was acquired by Facebook, but I’m guessing that Instagram hates nipples even more now because of Facebook’s extreme nipple hatred. So it’s not that …

Lena Headey Pleased with Game of Thrones Rape Scene

The HBO epic fantasy drama Game of Thrones recently aired a rape scene involving stars Lena Headey and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, which has caused some controversy, and now Headey has commented that “it felt great.” For those uninitiated in the lore …

Mega Millions Winners in Florida Claim $207 Million

A central Florida man and woman have stepped forward to claim their half of the $414 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot on Tuesday. Raymond Moyer and Robyn Collier, both 35, claimed $207 million in winnings from the Florida Lottery, and …

Oklahoma Botches Execution, Postpones Another

An Oklahoma death row prisoner died of a heart attack roughly 20 minutes after waking up during his execution mid-injection, due to faulty equipment. The scheduled execution of a second inmate for the evening was subsequently postponed. Corrections Director Robert …

Scorpions Drummer Jailed for a Month in Dubai

Scorpions drummer James Kottak was arrested at Dubai International Airport for drunk and disorderly conduct on April 3, and was sentenced to 30 days in jail for the crime of insulting Islam. According to Dubai state-run newspaper The National, Kottak …

Jennifer Lawrence and Boyfriend Buy a House

Actress Jennifer Lawrence and beau Nicholas Hoult reportedly bought a house in London, after looking at properties in the area for the past few weeks. Lawrence, 23, and Hoult, 24, met on the set of X-Men: First Class in 2011, …

Twitter Revenue Up 119%, Monthly Active Users Up 25% Twitter Revenue Up 119%, Monthly Active Users Up 25%

Twitter just released its earnings report for the first quarter. This is its second earnings report as a public company. Revenue was $250 million, up 119% year-over-year, and up from $243 million the previous quarter. Net loss for the quarter …

Jason Momoa Rumored to Appear in Batman vs. Superman

The actor who portrayed Khal Drogo on HBO’s Game of Thrones might be joining the cast of Zack Snyder’s upcoming Batman vs. Superman film. Jason Momoa has been rumored to have signed on for the Man of Steel sequel, possibly …