Man in giant fish finger outfit beautifully upstages politician


General election night in the UK is a long, tiring business, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t moments of joy too.

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The joke candidates that stand purely for the pleasure of being on TV in their silly outfits, for instance.

249! A new Buckethead record! Something to celebrate, eh? #GeneralElection17

— Lord Buckethead (@LordBuckethead) June 9, 2017

One of these candidates is a man who goes by the name “Mr Fish Finger.” He was standing in the same constituency as Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron after he managed to successfully crowdfund over £2,300 (more than enough for the £500 pledge). Read more…

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Cheese plate in a cone is perfect for people who need their fix, and need it now


There’s two annoying things about cheese plates.

The first thing is that they’re really delicious. The second is that it’s not so easy to carry them around, and if you’ve got a smaller plate you’ll need to keep returning to the platter for more.

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Behold the Cheese Cone, here to help with those transportation problems. 

The cone is made with lavash flatbread, and filled with brie, a cranberry and pistachio cheddar, salami, then topped with a spiced pear paste and a breadstick through the middle. The base of the cone also has a “zingy” yoghurt cheese, to help cleanse the palate. Read more…

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Who needs a recall when you have over-the-air updates? Certainly not Tesla


Tesla has just issued probably the smoothest, least disruptive vehicle “recall” ever. 

The company recently found out that a software flaw might affect the passenger seat airbag functionality in right-hand drive Model X cars. While this might technically be counted as a recall, the fix will come in the way of an over-the-air update this weekend and customers needn’t do anything but wait a few days and accept the update. 

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Tesla announced the “recall” in an email sent to customers Wednesday, first reported by CarAdvice

Although we’re not aware of a single customer car that has had an issue with it, there was an anomaly with the passenger airbag in a right-hand-drive Model X that was part of routine internal tests this week. After reviewing the results of this test, we were able to isolate the anomaly to the software controlling the passenger airbags in right-hand-drive Model X cars only, and we are already developing an over-the-air software update that fixes it,” the email said.  Read more…

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Justin Bieber’s new song features a bunch of Victoria’s Secret models


There’s a general election going on in the UK, James Comey has just given his testimony on Donald Trump, but frankly you can forget about both of those things for a moment.

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Justin Bieber has a new single out:

Out now

— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) June 9, 2017

The Bieb’s new song, 2U (a collaboration with David Guetta featuring lots of Victoria’s Secret models) is available now on iTunes.

Here are some clips:

Happy beliebing.


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Politician’s missed high five is so awkward it’ll make you shudder


Going for a high five is a risky business at the best of times.

Best case scenario: you end up pulling it off and look moderately cool.

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The worst case scenario? Probably this:

That’s UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn attempting to high five Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry during Thursday night’s general election results. As you can see, it didn’t quite go as planned.

TFW you risk it all for a high five and fall short

— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) June 9, 2017

Never try to side-hug AND high five! YOU FLEW TOO CLOSE TO THE SUN!

— Robert Maguire (@RobertMaguire_) June 9, 2017 Read more…

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This photo perfectly sums up the state of British politics in 2017


It’s not everywhere in the world that the country’s leader shares a stage with a person wearing a bucket on their head and Elmo.

But this is Britain, where the politics is unpredictable and the humour is absurd.

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Current Prime Minister Theresa May was up for re-election in her constituency of Maidenhead. As is glorious tradition, several eccentric characters contested the seat, either for publicity or just for our enjoyment.

First, there’s Elmo.

Theresa May and husband Philip are greeted by Elmo at their polling station.

Theresa May and husband Philip are greeted by Elmo at their polling station.

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The UK just hit a major renewable energy milestone


For the first time ever, renewables generated more energy than gas and coal combined in the UK. 

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That’s according to a tweet from National Grid’s official account, which tracks the UK’s power supply. It was thrown in among endless updates, but it shouldn’t be overlooked.

For the first time ever this lunchtime wind, nuclear and solar were all generating more than both gas and coal combined.

— NG Control Room (@NGControlRoom) June 7, 2017

The power record was quickly broken yet again later that day with 50.7 percent of demand coming from wind, solar, biomass, and hydro energy (that’s 18.7 gigawatts in total renewables). Read more…

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Police dog too friendly for the force gets an adorable new job


If you want to be a police dog, you’ve gotta be a bit tough. Gavel, a German Shepherd from Queensland, Australia, isn’t.

He was ruled too sociable for the frontline by police trainers, and was let go from the training program while he was being fostered at the official residence of the Queensland governor.

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Left wondering what to do with the pooch, staff decided to give him a new job as a vice-regal dog, which was made official in February this year.

“He has outgrown four ceremonial coats, undergone a career change (his official title is now Gavel VRD, ‘Vice-Regal Dog’), and brought untold joy to the lives of the governor, Mrs de Jersey, Government House staff, and the thousands of Queenslanders who have since visited the estate,” the office of Governor Paul de Jersey told the BBC. Read more…

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Leonardo DiCaprio and Mexico team up to save the cutest little porpoise ever


A nearly extinct porpoise might have more of a chance thanks to actor and environmental advocate Leonardo DiCaprio, who took to Instagram and Twitter to get help from the Mexican government.

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Back in early May, DiCaprio posted about the vaquita porpoise, the world’s smallest porpoise and most endangered marine mammal. There are only 30 left in the wild. 

The smallest member of the porpoise family is the most endangered marine mammal in the world. Unsustainable and illegal fishing practices have caused a dramatic decline in the vaquita’s population. Fewer than 30 vaquita may be left in the wild and without immediate action, they face imminent extinction. Join me and @World_Wildlife and let President Peña Nieto of Mexico know that we demand action to protect the vaquita today. Link in bio.

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No more bad blood: Taylor Swift returns to Spotify


Taylor Swift is shaking off her opposition to Spotify and other streaming services.

The singer plans to restore her catalog in full to Spotify, Pandora, and other platforms starting on Friday, a source familiar with the situation confirmed. Swift originally pulled out of the streaming services in 2014 over qualms with how the companies pay artists.

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Each of Swift’s five albums will be available across all of the industry’s major services, including smaller contenders Tidal and Amazon.

A rep for Swift said in a statement to the Associated Press that her grand return was timed to celebrate a milestone in sales of her Grammy-winning album “1989.” Read more…

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