Brave, brave woman lets a huge spider crawl all over her face

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After a woman in Pensacola, Florida discovered a golden orb weaver (a type of spider) in her home, she decided to relocate it to a “more appropriate location” — one that we assume is not inside a house.

But before being subjected to relocation, the spider decided to crawl around on the woman’s face. Surprisingly, the woman seemed fairly cool with that, a reaction to which I absolutely cannot relate. (To be fair, it’s not a particularly aggressive spider and does have a low-risk bite, but … still.)

Here’s hoping this yellow friend has now woven a beautiful circular web somewhere in the Great Outdoors. Read more…

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NASA honors ‘Hidden Figures’ inspiration with a new research facility

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More than 50 years after Katherine Johnson first helped send astronauts into space, the once “hidden figure” is hidden no more at NASA. 

The federal agency named a new research facility in Johnson’s honor this week. The Katherine G. Johnson Computational Research Facility at Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia opened Friday. 

SEE ALSO: ‘Hidden Figures’ screenings at embassies inspire a program for women in STEM

Johnson was part of a group of black women mathematicians whose calculations — done by hand — were essential to NASA’s early space missions. She was memorably portrayed by Taraji P. Henson in the movie Hidden Figures last year.  Read more…

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Amazon will deliver Chipotle, Chili’s, and your other fast-casual faves

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The food-delivery wars never end, and now Amazon has a new play against Postmates and UberEats. 

The Whole Foods owner just partnered with Olo, a restaurant software system used by many popular fast-casual eateries. The partnership means that most restaurants using the Olo system will now be available for delivery on Amazon Restaurants. 

For the most part, these are the kinds of places you can usually only order from on Postmates: fast-casual restaurants that don’t offer their own delivery. Think Chipotle, Applebee’s, Sweetgreen, Shake Shack, Chili’s, Red Robin, Noodles & Company, and Jamba Juice.  Read more…

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Trump doubles down on NFL rant, clearly has no idea how all this works

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If there’s anything constructive to take from Donald Trump’s continuing crusade against black athletes in the NFL protesting racial injustices in America, it’s that he seems to have lost touch with reality.

Less than 24 hours after his initial, poorly received remarks that took the league’s protesting players to task, the 45th president of the United States is using his favorite social media platform to double down. In a pair of Saturday tweets, he seems to suggest that he’s somehow empowered to fire NFL players.

SEE ALSO: Donald Trump begins feud with Steph Curry, reaches new level of petty

Or maybe he just wanted to bring out his trademark TV catchphrase, perhaps in a misguided bid to boost his popularity amid an ineffectual first year in office. Read more…

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Costumed dachshunds race for the win in annual ‘running of the wieners’

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No, you aren’t dreaming. The Teckelrennen Annual Dachshund Race is a real thing.

The yearly event took place Saturday in Melbourne, Australia, where dozens of dachshunds gather each year as part of the Hophaus beer hall’s Oktoberfest celebrations.

At the festival, pups can compete in the 15-meter “running of the wieners,” which raises money for Dachshund Rescue Australia. There’s also a costume contest, in case fancy dress is more your speed.

SEE ALSO: Classic mom mistakes purse for little sleeping dachshund pup

But enough talk. See the magic for yourself.

Warming up before the race! #hophausdachyrace #hophausbar #raceday

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There’s a new hottest pepper in town: Pepper X

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Turns out, the Carolina Reaper wasn’t quite devilish enough. There’s a new hottest pepper in town — allegedly, at least — and it’s called Pepper X. 

This particular mouth destroyer was created by Ed Currie, who founded the appropriately-named Puckerbutt Pepper Company. He’s also responsible for the Reaper, which held the title of world’s hottest pepper (at 1.5 million Scoville units) until it was bested by Dragon’s Breath (2.48 Scoville units) in May.

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Now, he’s taking back the title.

Per a video from First We Feast, Pepper X destroys the competition at around 3.18 Scoville units, although that number has yet to be officially confirmed as a world record. (That will probably happen in November, according to Currie.)  Read more…

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9 tweets that killed the internet’s favorite memes

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If a meme is lucky it might live about a month so before fading out of our minds when an exciting new inside joke catches our eye. 

However, from Doge to the dab, some of the internet’s best memes have met premature demises, all thanks to a single tweet that completely missed the mark.

SEE ALSO: Meet the Disloyal Man, star of the internet’s new favorite meme

Though no meme can ever really “die” per se, once they’ve reached the ultimate level of mortal embarrassment, what’s the point? Memes simply aren’t as fun once the shark’s been jumped.

Here are 9 times desperate politicians and brands attempting to be cool jumped on our favorite internet memes and managed to kill them off with one single tweet. Read more…

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LeBron James drags Trump with a perfect ‘U Bum’

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There are so many things to call President Donald Trump. 

On Saturday morning, LeBron James found the perfect one. The NBA star called Trump “U bum” over the president’s rescinded invitation for Steph Curry to visit the White House, which came only after Curry stated that he didn’t want to go anyway. 

SEE ALSO: NFL players slam Donald Trump for rant against protests

U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain’t going! So therefore ain’t no invite. Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!

— LeBron James (@KingJames) September 23, 2017

It’s so simple, yet so perfect. Who needs to curse out the president when “U bum” gets it across so well?  Read more…

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At the request of Chrissy Teigen, moms share the meanest things their kids have said

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Little kids can really throw away the filter when it comes to sharing their feelings—in fact, they will often say pretty much anything. Sometimes this is adorable. And sometimes … it is scathing.

For proof, look no further than the following stories. After a difficult day, Chrissy Teigen asked moms on Twitter to share the times their kids were, uh, less than angelic.

SEE ALSO: Chrissy Teigen uses Twitter to get John Legend to pick up the phone

I am having a very rough day and it would help me a lot if any moms would like to share stories of their kids being mean to them

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