January 22, 2018

US: People totally freaked out over the meteor above Michigan

BY SHANNON CONNELLAN From Mashable Was it … Superman? No, but the super bright light in the sky certainly freaked people out. Residents of southeast Michigan reported a white ball of light paired with a loud boom on Tuesday night, capturing some seriously impressive footage of the event around 8:15 p.m. ET. The National Weather […]

‘Forbidden fruit’ locked up as Tide Pods meme reaches epic proportions

BY BRITTANY LEVINE BECKMAN From Mashable You know a meme has gone too far when people start sharing images of Tide Pods locked up at their local store.Several retailers including Walmart, Walgreens, Ralph’s, and Food 4 Less have locked up Tide Pods in plastic blocks or behind glass doors, according to recent social media reports. […]

There’s a travel agency hiring ‘Professional Slackers’ to get paid to sit around and do nothing

By Andrea Romano, Travel + Leisure From Business Insider Travel agency TUI is looking to hire four “Professional Slackers” to sit around and do nothing.  The position involves hanging out in a “cozy” office in summery attire with no other responsibilities. The job is in Stockholm, Sweden for a fixed term between January 22 and […]

Supermassive black hole caught burping — twice

From Science Daily Date: January 11, 2018Source:Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)Summary:Astronomers have caught a supermassive black hole in a distant galaxy snacking on gas and then “burping” — not once, but twice. IMAGE: This is an image of galaxy SDSS J1354+1327 (lower center) and its companion galaxy SDSS J1354+1328 (upper right). The inset panel to […]

5 incredibly weird and deadly places you didn’t hear about in school

By  JACINTA BOWLER From Science Alert There are plenty of amazing things in this world that you can read about in a textbook – think the pyramids, Pompeii, the Parthenon – but there are also plenty of strange places around the planet that you probably didn’t learn about at school. In fact, they’re so weird, […]

Yes, everything is hard, but at least your family isn’t being circled by a great white shark

BY JOHNNY LIEU From Mashable Sharks are invariably a part of the sea in Australia, but this encounter was a bit too close for one family. Jodie Brown was on a boat with her family of seven on Tuesday near the town of Port Victoria in South Australia, when a great white shark estimated to […]

Australia: No one knows where this random crocodile who turned up a at house on Christmas belongs to

BY JOHNNY LIEU From Mashable Here’s an absolute croc of a story. A one-metre-long freshwater crocodile was found “sitting quietly” by two residents in the front yard of a house on Christmas Day in Melbourne, Australia. They initially thought it was a large lizard. A snake catcher, Mark Pelley, was called by police to capture […]

Vampire serial-killer charged with more murders in Caribbean

From teleSurTV Two water bottles filled with what appeared to be blood were found in the vicinity of the suspect’s Virgin Islands home. The grisly case of a suspected ‘vampiric’ serial killer who drinks the blood of his victims is continuing as 23-year-old Delano Forbes is charged with the murders of two more victims in the Virgin Islands. Two […]

Kim Jong Un’s 3 kids

The mysterious lives of the 3 kids who are believed to be Kim Jong Un’ By Michelle Mark From Business Insider North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is believed to have three children with his wife Ri Sol-ju. There are few details on the kids, but they’re believed to be between the ages of 10 […]

CDC barred from using terms like ‘science-based’ in budget docs

By Mariella Moon From engadget “Evidence-based,” “fetus,” “vulnerable,” “entitlement,” “diversity” and “transgender” are also a no-no. We can just imagine CDC personnel still shaking their heads after finding out that they can’t use certain terms in official documents for next year’s budget. According to The Washington Post, the Trump administration has prohibited the CDC from […]