Cricketer’s unique celebration is a thing of bizarre beauty


Unique sporting celebrations are a time-honoured tradition.

Footballers, basketball players, baseball players — there are many, many examples of people coming up with creative new ways to mark a good play and express their glee.

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Cricket is a bit different, though. 

Stereotypically a “gentleman’s game,” you’d be more likely to expect a few cheers and some polite clapping when someone hits a six or bowls out a batsman than anything else.

Still, there are always exceptions.

The man writhing around on the ground in that clip is Kent County Cricket Club player Matthew Coles. He appears to be doing some kind of slug impression. Read more…

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Guy endures a 3-day wait outside Taiwan’s new Apple Store, to be the first in the door


As they say, if an Apple fan queues up for three days and no one is around to see it, did it happen?

A 28-year-old American named Steve Burt stood (and slept) in line for three days outside Taiwan’s first Apple Store, in order to be the first in line when it opened on July 1.

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Naturally, his antics, which included slipping a note through the glass door to staff inside, and getting kicked out by security, got the attention of the Taiwan media.

He also documented the three-day wait in a video for local content creator Stop Kiddin’ Studio. Read more…

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Here’s how much it’d actually cost Daenerys to ship her ‘Game of Thrones’ army


Warning: Contains spoilers for the first 6 seasons of Game of Thrones.

So: Daenerys Targaryen is finally, finally on her way to Westeros. In just over a week the new season of Game of Thrones will start, and she’ll presumably touch down on Dragonstone before planning her inevitably fiery invasion of King’s Landing.

It’s taken us a long time to get to this point. For the first 60 hours of the show, everyone’s favourite Targaryen was busy getting sucked into various side-quests over on Essos, and it was easy to get frustrated at just how damn long it was taking her to get her act together.

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You can now make Rosé Alfredo because 2017 has lost all self-control


A long time ago, cheesy sauces and rosé wine stood proudly on separate sides of the plate. Rarely, if ever, did they touch.

We’ve now officially entered the postmodern, post-truth era and the culinary norms that once existed have collapsed, mostly for better. Take Rosé Alfredo: the latest development in the rose trend that takes the fatty classic and makes it millennial pink.

And no, we haven’t gone too far.

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The recipe is an invention of Grant Melton, a Rachel Ray acolyte and brilliant Brooklyn-based chef. Say what you will about rosé (as long as those are exclusively good things), you’ve got to hand it to the cook for being so #onbrand. Read more…

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Hangover cure from the world’s heaviest drinking country is here to save your morning


Work hard, play hard — that’s South Korea’s formula for success.

For one South Korean entrepreneur, it only made sense to bottle that formula from his home country and bring it to the hands of hard-working, hard-playing Americans.

Sisun Lee’s product, Morning Recovery, is a hangover cure based on some of the many traditional remedies in South Korea’s heavy drinking culture.

The idea is to chug a bottle of it after a big night, before you go to bed. Lee claims that you’ll wake up without the typical effects expected.

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The former Tesla and Uber product manager appears to have hit upon nascent demand for the drink outside of South Korea. Morning Recovery’s Indiegogo campaign now stands at 300 percent of its $25,000 goal, less than 24 hours after the page went live. Read more…

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Seth Rogen’s mom tweets about sex, gets response from Seth Rogen


Nobody likes hearing their parents talk about sex, but when it’s on a public forum like Twitter it’s even worse.

Just ask Seth Rogen.

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On Wednesday, his mom Sandy shared the following thought with her 41+K followers.

Falling asleep after sex is like shavasana after yoga.!

— Sandy Rogen (@RogenSandy) July 5, 2017

A couple of thousand retweets later and people were gleefully bringing the tweet to Seth’s attention.

“Hey Seth! Come see what your Mom tweeted!”

— john macdonald (@lennon4life1968) July 5, 2017 Read more…

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Brace yourselves: Tomi Lahren and Chelsea Handler are going to face off in a debate


Face it: no matter how we try, Tomi Lahren is going to be part of our lives as long as the internet exists. There’s no point in resisting.

Lahren, the conservative personalty who was recently fired from The Blaze, is scheduled to debate progressive comedian Chelsea Handler at Politicon in Pasadena, California, July 29 – 30. Millions are expected to ask: “Who would watch that?” then watch all the pirated clips on YouTube, hours later.

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I don’t know who keeps scheduling these torturous debates and otherwise forcing us to re-live the 2016 election. Remember when CNN made us all hate watch Ted Cruz v. Bernie Sanders? Read more…

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People are not cool with Katy Perry’s Australian ad


Don’t mess with the koalas, Katy Perry.

The pop star faced criticism for telling her pet dog Nugget “let’s go chase some koalas” in an ad for Australian department store chain Myer. 

But one veterinarian wasn’t cool with the koala, saying it reverses efforts to stop dogs coming into contact with the marsupial.

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“Perry is a role model to so many young people, and this just destroys all the good work we do to try to encourage people not to let their dogs come into contact with koalas,” Queensland vet Claire Madden told the Courier Mail. Read more…

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Yes, augmented reality sneakers are here


The AR hype is alive and kicking.

Japanese footwear giant Onitsuka Tiger has teamed up with fashion label Anrealage to produce what is quite possibly the first pair of augmented reality sneakers in the world. 

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The Anrealage Monte Z looks like an ordinary pair of black and white sneakers, until you look at them through Anrealage’s AR app.

You open the app, scan it over the shoes like you would if you were taking a picture — and the Anrealage logo virtually pops out, as music by Japanese band Sakanaction plays in the background. Read more…

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Hobby Lobby buying smuggled Iraqi artifacts is too much for the internet to handle


Hobby Lobby, the store that sells picture frames and wicker baskets to your grandmother, was just punished for buying ancient artifacts smuggled out of modern-day Iraq.

Like the villain in the world’s worst Indiana Jones movie (“It belongs in a museum!”), the company snatched up thousands of cuneiform tablets and clay bullae, which were moved through Israel and the United Arab Emirates, and illegally shipped to the United States. 

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The Department of Justice made Hobby Lobby forfeit the artifacts, worth about $1.6 million, and pay an additional $3 million.  Read more…

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