BRITISH SWIMMER PROTECTED FROM SHARK BY POD OF DOLPHINS
Adam Walker was out for a 16 mile swim in New Zealand’s Cook Straight on the 22nd of April when a great white shark began stalking him. Queue Jaws theme music. Read more...
THE 7 MOST UNFORTUNATE TATTOOS ON THE INTERNET RIGHT NOW
In no particular order but in countdown format because countdowns rule, here are the top 7 most unfortunate tattoos on the Internet right now. Let them all serve as warnings(or inspirations): Read more...
A Budweiser blimp has gone rogue in New Brunswick, Canada. Canada Budweiser had the blimp designed for the Olympics, and it floated over Toronto before the Canadian men’s hockey team took the ice in Sochi for their first game. But now it is officially on the loose in the Canadian skies. The two-story, 70-foot-long blimp resembling a hockey goal light is floating aimlessly through the sky after it broke loose from a hockey tournament on Saturday afternoon. It’s not clear when, or where, the blimp will land.
Read more at: http://nesn.com/2014/04/budweiser-hockey-light-blimp-floats-aimlessly-through-canada-skies-photo/
BEER MILE WORLD RECORD SMASHED BY CANUCK
James Nielsen, a two-time NCAA 5,000-meters champion and Canadian, smashed the beer mile world record over the weekend with a time of four minutes, 57 seconds. He is 34.
98 YEAR OLD MAN CLAIMS HE'S BEEN SMOKING WEED SINCE 1936?
Absolutely have to acknowledge the 98 year old stoner who’s been smoking weed since before World War 2 on a day like today. That’s nearly 80 years of blazing it down and he doesn’t look like he’s stopping anytime soon. Probably rolls joints in his sleep and smokes them too. Are his mental faculties all there? Seems like it. He might yell things like “blind monkey!” out of the blue but he’d probably be yelling that anyway at his age. God bless this man and his wife too.
You've probably heard the reports from scientists and researchers who say that insects are a healthy source of protein with the bonus of being environmentally-friendly too -- but who wants to eat bugs? To try to overcome the "ick" factor, three recent Harvard grads have created snack chips they call Chirps that are made from ground-up crickets. In addition to the bugs, which are dried and crushed to a fine powder, the chips also contain mashed black and pinto beans and ground rice. Co-creator Rose Wang said, "They taste like tortilla chips with a hint of bean," with the crickets giving them a slightly nutty flavor. Chirps come in three flavors -- barbecue, aged cheddar and sea salt -- and have half the fat of potato chips, with co-creator Laura D'Asaro saying they are even healthier than kale chips
A POD OF KILLER WHALES CHASING A SPEED BOAT LIKE DOLPHINS
Some couple called Rich and Laura Howard decided to spend their 20th wedding anniversary off the coast of Mexico in La Paz at the Costa Baja resort/spa. They were scheduled to go on a dive with the friendly resident sea lion colony but this got interrupted when a pod (that’s the correct collective term, I looked it up) of killer whales decided to join in and swim behind their boat like dolphins.
INTRODUCING FIGHT CHURCH - WHERE MMA PASTORS BEAT THE CRAP OUT OF EACH OTHER
Ah of course, just like Jesus himself who turned water into wine and then spinning kicked some dude in the face. Just like the time he healed the blind and then put one of them in a triangle choke and made him tap out.
A SHAWN KEMP DUNK REEL SET TO NIRVANA'S "SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT"
These two minutes and 13 seconds capture the zeitgeist of the 90s better than perhaps any other random peek into that era. For a ten-year period, people stopped following rules and started throwing shit together and stuff like this was just...normal, everyday stuff. That's what NBA Inside Stuff did when it combined Shawn Kemp dunks with a Nirvana song for this segment of (the always awesome) Jam Session.
The world's biggest bunny weight nearly 50-pounds and is over 4-feet tall. Darius, who is a grey Continental rabbit, goes through 4,000 carrots, 120 cabbages, and 730 dog bowls of rabbit mix each year. Darius's owner Annette spends nearly $4,000-dollars on food alone.
MINNESOTA STUDENTS SMASH CARS, MOON COPS IN POST-LOSS RIOT
Minnesota students got rowdy when their men's hockey team won a thrilling semifinal match Thursday night, and university president Eric Kaler warned students not to repeat their stupid behavior for the Golden Gophers' final against Union. Even though Minnesota lost, Kaler's email didn't work.
BUBBA WATSON WENT TO WAFFLE HOUSE TO CELEBRATE HIS MASTERS WIN
Bubba Watson, everyone's favorite Southern chillbro golfer, won his second Masters in three years yesterday, and he celebrated the achievement exactly as you would expect him to. After claiming his second green jacket, Watson and his crew made a late-night Waffle House run, because Waffle House is a place for champions.
Fellowship Church in Grapevine, Texas is trying to set the world record for the largest chalk drawing. The church led by Pastor Ed Young, is coloring a portrait of Jesus Christ that spans nearly 17,000-square feet. The drawing, which has taken 6,700 individual pieces and 125 bags of charcoal to create, is being used as a way to get people interested in and talking about the church in the days leading up to Easter
Good news: No matter how you do your seasonal accounting, it's definitely spring now. You're already kinda bored with baseball, you've got mud in previously undiscovered orifices, and your favorite fair-weather hot dog stand will come and go before Dick Vitale screams at you again. Furthermore, I solemnly swear not to let another flake of snow hit your driveway before the pumpkin beers hit the shelves.
SIX FLAGS NEW JERSEY HAS BUILT ZUMANJARO - THE WORLD'S TALLEST DROP RIDE
Drop rides are always the scariest rides for me at theme parks, so much so that sometimes I don’t even go on them. I just hate the feeling of dread as you’re going up on them higher and higher and higher until eventually you get to the top and sit there for a while before plummeting to the Earth. I mean they’re not even that much fun, right?
AC/DC'S MALCOM YOUNG IS ILL, TAKING A "BREAK" FROM BAND
AC/DC rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young is ill and is "taking a break," the band posted on its website Wednesday.
But the hugely popular group will continue, AC/DC said in the statement.
"After forty years of life dedicated to AC/DC, guitarist and founding member Malcolm Young is taking a break from the band due to ill health. Malcolm would like to thank the group's diehard legions of fans worldwide for their never-ending love and support," the statement said.
Robbie & Dave in the Morning debate whether or not the Bible is a credible source after an area teacher told a student he wasn't allowed to do an "argumentative essay" on God because the Bible wasn't a "credible source"!
THE MOST EPIC PRO WRESTLING ENTRANCE OF ALL TIME INVOLVES A SWORD AND A DINOSAUR
Pro wrestling is the only place on earth where you can get a proper superhero/villain’s entrance, walking to the ring to your own thememusic while highlights of your life/best moves play on the big screen behind you.
There are rumors coming out of Australia that AC/DC may announced their RETIREMENT soon . . . even as early as today.
An entertainment journalist on an Australian radio station said that the band was going to cancel an upcoming tour, and, quote, "we will never see them perform again or record again."
There are supposedly some tragic circumstances surrounding the band's retirement that might have something to do with guitarist MALCOLM YOUNG returning home to his family in Australia for "personal reasons."
There's been no official word on this, but according to one rumor, Malcolm is TERMINALLY ILL, and the band's position is that they'd rather pack it in than replace him. Malcolm is 61 years old.
BRYAN CRANSTON (WALTER WHITE) HELPS YOUNG KID ASK GIRL TO THE PROM
How do you get the girl of your dreams to accompany you to the prom? There’s a probably a variety of tactics you can employ – buying her loads of gifts, being really nice to her, threatening to firebomb her house if she doesn’t go with you etc – but surely one of the best is to get the lead actor in one of the best television series ever to ask her out for you. I mean there’s no way she can say no after that is there?
Makes you wonder if you should use your debit card EVER!
Breaking news such as the massive data breach at Experian or Target now seems common. Leaving aside the victims of actual fraud, I hear constantly from people who've had to swap out every debit and credit card, or whose cards were unilaterally replaced by their bank. This causes all sorts of problems.
Sometimes it makes you long for the days of cash. While cash is not practical for everything, there are very compelling reasons to consider it or other alternatives instead of those debit cards.
Of course, you also have to watch where you get your cash, too. Criminals are good at installing near-invisible skimmers on ATMs. These steal your card information and then a miniature camera over the keypad steals your PIN. It's everything a thief needs to drain your account.
Avoid out of the way ATMs in isolated areas. When you can, use ATMs in a restricted-access foyer. You should also hold your hand over the keypad when you enter your PIN. This blocks a camera from seeing what you're doing.
CREDIT OR DEBIT: What's best for consumers?
Now that you know how to safely get cash, here's where you should use it.
1. GAS STATIONS
ATMs aren't the only places criminals can install card skimmers. Gas stations are a favorite target for thieves. Last year, four men were arrested for allegedly stealing $2.1 million using skimmers at gas stations in the south. The skimmers were installed in the pumps and were even equipped with Bluetooth — which allowed the thieves to come by and extract the collected numbers and PINs wirelessly!
To keep the odds in your favor, use cash. If nothing else, use a credit card at a gas pump. It's not widely appreciated that consumer responsibility for debit-card charges are different than they are for credit cards. Credit-card charges are easier to contest, and you're only liable for up to $50 of fraudulent purchases.
With a debit card, you have to report a fraudulent purchase within a few business days for the $50 liability limit to kick in.
Restaurants, too, can be a source of trouble. Some unscrupulous servers bring handheld card skimmers to work to swipe your card info. Even low-tech thieves can just write down the card numbers.
To make matters worse, many restaurants use older computer systems for processing cards. These are easy for hackers to install card-swipe software, as in the Target hack. The price paid can be quite high; Subway got hit in 2011 by Romanian hackers, who got away with $10 million from 150 restaurants.
One of the lesser noted aspects about the coming end to Microsoft's XP operating system is that many restaurants and ATMs still use the XP infrastructure.
Restaurants and gas stations make juicy targets: a steady steam of customers, some not from the area. The same goes for stores.
For small purchases cash is the way to go. Use cash at the grocery store or while buying clothes. For larger purchases, use a credit card instead of a debit card. Again, you have less liability than you do with a debit card.
Bonus tip: Some people use cash at stores to avoid the store tracking what they buy. However, stores can still track your purchase history if you still swipe a loyalty card.
OK, you can't use cash online. But please, use a credit card, not a debit card. The fraud protections are better and a hacker can't overdraft your bank account with a credit card. You don't need to be fighting overdraft fees on top of everything else.
You can also check with your bank to see if it offers one-time credit card numbers for online buying. Since each number only works once, it won't do a hacker any good to steal it.
Of course, one drawback to using a credit card is the interest payments if you don't pay on time. This site can show you the real cost of using a credit card.
Finally, I know this is a lot of work, particularly when it seems that everyone is busy and overworked; but remember as well to check your bank statements, and credit reports, regularly for suspicious activity. On the Kim Komando Show, the nation's largest weekend radio talk show, Kim takes calls and dispenses advice on today's digital lifestyle, from smartphones and tablets to online privacy and data hacks. For her daily tips, newsletters and more, visitwww.komando.com. E-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY AIRS ON HBO, MAY 31ST...HERE'S THE NIRVANA ACCEPTANCE SPEECH
Dave Grohl, Krist Noveselic, Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain's relatives all give their acceptance speeches as Nirvana was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Michael Stipe from REM stands by, as he introduced them prior.
THE ULTIMATE WARRIOR COULD BE SLIGHTLY DIFFICULT TO WORK WITH AT TIMES
In his last public appearance, not 24 hours before his death, James Hellwig made clear that there is a distinction between the Ultimate Warrior and the man beneath the facepaint. So it in no way detracts from the respect earned by one of the biggest and most unique characters in wrestling history to point out that Hellwig himself was basically a crazy jerk.
The West Fargo Pub Crawl picks out a different charity to help out each year & this year they have chosen 61 for 61 to benefit the Roger Maris Cancer Center! This years Pub Crawl is May 31st and will start at Bar Nine at 2pm. A must have is the ever popular Pub crawl T-shirt, which gets sold out every year so get yours ordered today at any of the participating bars. T-shirts will be made by Bone Skot Design and cost $20 each. "You MUST have a shirt to participate as that is how we raise money for the charity." says Chelsy Klava, the incredible young lady who got this whole thing rolling 4 years ago. Putting teams together & dressing up your t's is HIGHLY encouraged, there will be prizes to be won! You can get your T-shirt at any of these participating pub crawl sponsors:
Stars and Strikes
There will be a passport & thanks to BUDWEISER this year for being a big part of the event! Stay tuned for more details and check out the Facebook event page here for more updates!
Pretty weird man...A college lecturer in Andover, United Kingdom, reportedly saw what he believed to be the face of Rory McIlroy on a Danish and bet $1,700 on him to win the Masters."It’s got to be a sign -- Rory’s face on a piece of food from his girlfriend’s home country," Rob Price told British news site The Independent. "My mates have had a giggle and think I’m mad, but if I pocket [$20,000], I’ll be the one laughing."
JOAN JETT TO FRONT NIRVANA AT HALL OF FAME CEREMONY? FOO FIGHTERS SEEM TO THINK SO...
Joan Jett loves rock'n'roll, we know, but does she love it so much she'll be performing with Nirvana at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction on April 10? The Foo Fighters' Instagram account has posted a photo that shows Dave Grohl's drums, Krist Novoselic's bass, Pat Smear's guitar, and — as Stereogum points out — Joan Jett's recognizably stickered Gibson Melody Maker axe.
UK FAN WITH "NATIONAL CHAMPIONS" TATTOO TAKING IT AS YOU'D EXPECT
Sometimes, as with Seahawks Guy, an optimistic tattoo turns out to be prophetic. Other times (most times?) it turns out like it did for Kentucky fan Tyler Black, who went and got this "2014 Nati9nal Champions" tattoo before the tournament. After UConn defeated UK last night, let's check back in with Black.
SNL Presents: "NCAA Tournament - Best Of The White Guys"
We only have one game left in this year's NCAA Tournament, and NBC gave those willing to suffer through an entire Saturday Night Live episode one bonus highlight reel, in an infomercial for "NCAA Tournament: Best Of The White Guys."
According to the site's sources, Colbert has not had any formal conversations about taking the position, but he is the network's first pick. CBS did not return HuffPost TV's immediate request for comment, but a rep told Mashable that the network had no comment. Colbert's "The Colbert Report" contract with Comedy Central runs through 2014 and Letterman announced that he will retire in 2015, which would make the timing ideal for both hosts.
KEITH OLBERMANN'S TRIBUTE TO DAVID LETTERMAN IS AWESOME
Keith Olbermann is never better than when he's talking about someone he respects (perhaps because there aren't many of them). Last night was one such occasion, when Olbermann devoted an entire segment to David Letterman's announcement of his impending retirement. "All I keep thinking," Olbermann said, "is I'm watching Babe Ruth telling us he's going to stop playing baseball."
Photos of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love's Trashed Apartment Emerge
Last week Seattle police shared a pair of newly developed photos from the scene of Kurt Cobain's death. The release followed false rumors that they'd reopened the case — officially ruled a suicide — and precedes what will be the 20th anniversary of that unfortunate event on April 8 of this year. It now seems like the hubbub over the previously unseen images has shaken a few more photos loose.
Innovative chef uses power drill to peel apples in seconds Core blimey! Watch no-nonsense chef use a POWER DRILL to peel dozens of apples in seconds In this video uploaded to Facebook by Jasper van Ramshorst, he breezes his way through a huge pile of fruit by sticking each apple on a power drill.