World Cup celebration in Paris is the most jubilant sh*t we’ve ever seen


Know any soccer enthusiasts rooting for France? They are absolutely, 100%, without a doubt the happiest people you know right now.

France won the 2018 World Cup on Sunday, beating Croatia 4-2 thanks in part to 19-year-old star Kylian Mbappé. 

After the victory, fans watching took to the streets in Paris, celebrating, waving flags, and full-on screaming near the Arc de Triomphe.

It is the happiest shit ever.

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Image: Thibault Camus/AP/REX/Shutterstock


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Punk band Pussy Riot stage World Cup protest


Four protesters rushed the field during the France vs. Croatia final World Cup match. Russian group Pussy Riot has since claimed responsibility for the display.

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NEWS FLASH! Just a few minutes ago four Pussy Riot members performed in the FIFA World Cup final match — ”Policeman enters the Game”

— 𝖕𝖚𝖘𝖘𝖞 𝖗𝖎𝖔𝖙 (@pussyrrriot) July 15, 2018

Four protesters in police uniforms went onto the field shortly after intermission and were quickly nabbed by match stewards.  Read more…

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19-year-old World Cup winner Kylian Mbappé is making a lot of fans feel old


Imagine being 19 and also a World Cup winner. I personally cannot!

France’s Kylian Mbappé, 19, has become the youngest player in six decades to score during a World Cup final, according to ESPN. (In 1958, Pele scored two goals against Sweden at the age of 17.)

Teenagers to score in a #WorldCupFinal

* Pele
* Kylian Mbappe

That is

— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) July 15, 2018

That’s right, folks. Mbappé is 19 years old, which means he was born in 1998. And he’s inspiring both awe and mild existential crises in many World Cup viewers. 

As he should. Teens are well on their way to ruling the world. Read more…

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Jaguar escaped from the zoo and killed a bunch of animals and now I’m sad!


An adult male jaguar escaped his enclosure at a Louisiana zoo and killed six other animals Saturday. 

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This graphic is very helpful in depicting what the escaped Audubon Zoo jaguar killed today between 7:20 and 8:15a

— Jerry Brannon (@jerrybrannon) July 15, 2018

Valerio the jaguar, age three, was born in San Diego and moved to New Orleans in 2017. He killed four alpacas, an emu, and a fox before being subdued by zoo authorities. 

In cases like this, a zoo may consider putting down the animal in question, but Valerio will not be. Read more…

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Ugh, Elon Musk attacks British diver who called his submarine ‘just a PR stunt’


After Vern Unsworth, a British diver who helped rescue the trapped Thai soccer team, called Elon Musk’s attempt at a submarine rescue “just a PR stunt” that had ‘absolutely no chance of working,” Musk has chosen to be angry online. 


In a series of tweets Sunday morning, Musk referred to Unsworth as a “pedo,” requested video of the cave rescue, retracted that request, then promised proof that his submarine could have, in fact, performed the rescue.

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It’s a lot.

Never saw this British expat guy who lives in Thailand (sus) at any point when we were in the caves. Only people in sight were the Thai navy/army guys, who were great. Thai navy seals escorted us in — total opposite of wanting us to leave.

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 15, 2018 Read more…

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What it’s like to type on the new MacBook Pro keyboard


I’ve been using Apple’s new MacBook Pro for two days, and so far the most noticeable change is the keyboard.

The 2018 MacBook Pro is the first laptop from Apple to brandish the third generation of the company’s “butterfly” keyboard design that replaced the chiclet-style keyboards of the silver MacBooks that came before. Apple says the only improvement is that the keyboard is quieter to type on.

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From teardowns, we know that there’s likely more to that story. A new layer of silicone appears to both act as a cushion the keys as well as protect them from dust and other particles. That could in turn improve the reliability of the keyboards, which has been a source of major concern. Apple is facing multiple lawsuits over the issue, and this upgrade could in fact be a “secret” way to address it while not admitting there was a problem in the first place. Read more…

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How to send spam calls straight to voicemail with Google’s phone app


Google just gave us another good reason to use its phone app: better protection from spam callers. 

The company’s phone app for Android has a new setting that can automatically detect spam calls and send them straight to voicemail so your phone never even rings.

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The app now has a “filter suspected spam call” option in its settings. When enabled, suspected spam calls will be routed straight to your phone’s voicemail. Your phone won’t ring, and you won’t get a missed call notification.

If the caller does leave a voicemail, you also won’t get a notification, though you’ll have the ability to view missed calls and voicemails that have been “filtered.” Read more…

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Watch a tennis player mercilessly troll Neymar at Wimbledon


The defining meme of the 2018 World Cup has made its way to… Wimbledon. 

Swedish tennis player Jonas Bjorkman took part in his own impromptu #NeymarChallenge after getting hit with a ball during his match.

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After first laughing about the hit, Bjorkman pauses, then clutches his stomach and drops to the ground for some dramatic rolling. His opponent Mansour Bahrami then hops over the net to join the fun. 

The Wimbledon crowd seemed delighted with the move, which got lots of laughs. The Neymar trolling happened earlier in the week at Wimbledon, but it was widely shared online over the weekend. Read more…

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Parkland victim’s father mourns on Twitter on what would’ve been daughter’s 15th birthday


Jaime Guttenberg would have turned 15 on Friday had a gunman not killed her and 16 others at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida in February.

On her birthday, her father Fred Guttenberg and family took to Twitter to express their grief over never being able to watch her grow up. The family’s also using Twitter as a way to rally for gun safety laws.

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In a Twitter DM exchange, Fred told Mashable he needed a place to express his voice and only joined Twitter after his daughter had passed.

“I was not even on Twitter until a few weeks after my daughter died,” said Fred. “I decided to join as I felt I needed to express my voice and Twitter became a way for me to speak for Jaime and for all of the victims of preventable gun violence.” Read more…

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Elon Musk’s kid-submarine was ‘a PR stunt,’ Thailand cave rescue diver says


One of the British divers who helped rescue the Thai soccer team just confirmed what many suspected about Elon Musk’s somewhat bizarre attempt at helping: It was never going to work.

In an interview with CNN, British diver Vern Unsworth called Musk’s submarine “just a PR stunt” that “had absolutely no chance of working.”

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Unsworth, who according to CNN played a “pivotal” role in the rescue, appeared exasperated when asked about Musk.

“He can stick his submarine where it hurts,” he said. “It just had absolutely no chance of working. He had no conception of what the cave passage was like. ” Read more…

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