All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘YouTube’

Earth Facing Sixth Mass Extinction

The Earth may be on the brink of a sixth mass extinction, due to human activity, according to the academic journal Science. The Earth’s most recent mass extinction event occurred roughly 65 million years ago, when an asteroid wiped out 75% of all existing species, including the dinosaurs. Commenting on the progression of Earth’s present defaunation, or loss of species, …

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Good News For Your Facebook Traffic

Changes to the Facebook News Feed made over recent months may have angered some brands and publishers. Such changes may have even pushed some to abandon their Facebook strategies in favor of competing social platforms like Twitter or Google+, but if you’re looking for traffic, that’s probably not an entirely wise move to make. Has your Facebook traffic been increasing …

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Kim Jong-Un Furious Over Viral Dance Video

North Korea’s Great Successor Kim Jong-un is said to be very displeased over a parody video, which features the Supreme Leader dancing his way through absurd situations to a Chinese pop song. According to South Korean newspaper The Chosunilbo, North Korea asked China to stop the spread of the YouTube clip, as it “seriously compromises Kim’s dignity and authority.” China …

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North Dakota Oil Fire Extinguished

A large fire that broke out at an oil supply and logistics company in Williston, North Dakota has been extinguished. The blaze, which ignited in an oil patch hub in the western part of the state, grew so hot that fireballs shot hundreds of feet into the air. The fire started at around midnight Monday, and Williston Fire Department shift …

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Plague Found in China, City of Yumen Sealed Off

Chinese state media reported Tuesday that the city of Yumen has been sealed off since last week, after a 38-year-old man died of bubonic plague. Yumen, which has a population of roughly 30,000, is situated in the northwestern province of Gansu, and is presently surrounded by police at roadblocks. No residents are allowed to leave the established perimeter, and travelers …

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World’s Largest Flying Aquatic Insect Found in China

The world’s largest flying aquatic insect has been identified in China’s Sichuan province, according to entomologists in the region. The Insect Museum of West China said that villagers from Chengdu presented what they called “weird insects that resemble giant dragonflies with long teeth,” earlier this month. Several of the bugs were examined by museum staff, and were found to be …

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‘Sons of Anarchy’ Creator Talks Casting Manson, Love

Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter discussed the casting of rock stars Marilyn Manson and Courtney Love for the seventh season of the hit FX motorcycle gang drama at the Television Critics Association Summer Tour in Beverly Hills. Sutter commented, “I tend to do this every season, I like to do some casting that’s a little bit outside the box, …

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Fruit Sold at Costco and Trader Joe’s Recalled

Wawona Packing Company, based in the Central Valley of California, has voluntarily recalled white and yellow peaches, white and yellow nectarines and various plum varieties. The whole fruits were packed between June 1 and July 12, and distributed to Trader Joe’s and Costco stores. The Food and Drug Administration issued a statement on the matter: “FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July …

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Tim Tebow Staying in Shape for NFL

With NFL training camps commencing this week, former Broncos and Jets quarterback Tim Tebow is staying in shape and waiting for a call. Tebow has been training at the Performance Enhancement Professionals facility in Scottsdale, Arizona, and also in Los Angeles, where he is coached by quarterback guru Tom House, to work on his skills and conditioning. Regarding his intense …

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Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder Dating

Twilight franchise actress Nikki Reed is reported to be unironically dating The Vampire Diaries star Ian Somerhalder, according to US Magazine. The two were spotted jogging together in Los Angeles on Saturday, and then again at the Studio City Farmer’s Market on Sunday. Somerhalder kept his arms around Reed, repeatedly kissing her on the cheek. The couple was also seen …

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Rare Blue-Colored Red King Crab Caught in Alaska

An exceedingly rare blue-colored red king crab was caught in Norton Sound, Alaska on the fourth of July, and ended up making its rounds as a sort of tourist attraction. Commercial crabber Frank McFarland discovered the unique crab in one of the pots set down from his boat, The Nome Nugget. McFarland stored the crab at the Norton Sound Seafood …

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Philip Seymour Hoffman Leaves Children Out of Will

Court documents obtained Monday revealed that late actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman opted to leave his three children out of his will, as he “did not want his children to be considered ‘trust fund’ kids,” according to the Oscar winner’s accountant. Hoffman had amassed a $35 million fortune during his Hollywood career, and his accountant David Friedman was recently interviewed by …

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