Taco Bell actually went ahead and married a hungry couple


Yeah, I’ll have a Crunchy Taco Supreme and one wedding please. 

Dan Ryckert and Bianca Monda were the first couple to get married at Taco Bell’s Las Vegas Cantina flagship restaurant and the first couple the fast food chain has married. 

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The lucky couple was selected after sending in a 30-second video to enter the Love and Tacos Contest. In the video, they explained why they deserved to be wed surrounded by crunchy, spicy goodness, and expressed Dan’s adoration for the delicious chain. 

#LoveAndTacosContest pic.twitter.com/aXxxxYjlwh

— Dan Ryckert (@DanRyckert) March 2, 2017 Read more…

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Jake the extremely good waterboy is the star of minor league baseball


You know what would make professional baseball more exciting? If it were played with puppies instead of people. But alas…

Minor league baseball is getting something right, however, by having Jake the Diamond Dog be the best damn waterboy we’ve ever seen. Monday night at the Fort Wayne TinCaps game, the incredibly good Golden Retriever brought water to thirsty umpires between innings. Zach Groth, sports anchor at ABC21 WPTA News, posted this video of the pup doing his very important job.

Jake the Diamond Dog is at the @TinCaps game, and he’s still amazing.

cc: @Lana pic.twitter.com/nB4bpRO8Z3

— Zach Groth (@Zach_ABC21) June 27, 2017 Read more…

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Someone put Drake in a movie because his ‘Get Out’ Steph Curry parody is absolutely perfect


In addition to the new songs Drake’s been churning out, the Canadian rapper took some time to host the NBA Awards. During his hosting gig, he flexed his acting chops with hilarious skits—one that poked fun of everyone’s favorite point guard. 

Drake mocked Golden State Warriors guard Steph Curry’s home-loving lifestyle with a Get Out parody, using themes from the critically acclaimed horror film to explain for why he’s never out partying with the rest of the team.  

SEE ALSO: Kevin Durant and Steph Curry’s moms adorably celebrated their sons’ Game 3 win together

Kylie Bunbury from Pitch and Lil Rel of Get Out fame join Drake to poke fun at Ayesha Curry and Draymond Green, respectively. In this hilarious skit, ‘Green’ tries to persuade ‘Steph’ to celebrate his win with the Warriors, while ‘Ayesha’ has other plans (that involves tea and “the sunken place”).  Read more…

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Snapchat maps can figure out what you’re doing and it’s either cool or creepy


Snap Maps don’t just tell your friends where you are; they also disclose a few of your activities. And it’s freaking people out big time. 

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Anyone who’s found themselves lurking on Snap Maps since it launched last week might have spotted a few quirky details that occasionally pop up on people’s Bitmojis. Some Bitmojis are appearing in yellow cars, planes, and even on big armchairs. And, some people’s Bitmojis are disappearing from the maps completely without them switching on Ghost Mode. 

So, what exactly is going on? 

According to Snapchat, these Bitomojis are actually called “Actionmojis” and they appear when Snapchat pulls in things like your location, the time of day ,or your speed of travel. These Actionmojis are supposed to contextualise your friends’ placement on the maps. The feature doesn’t track any of those things while you’re off the app, only when you’re active in the app.  Read more…

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Now you can watch a slick SpaceX rocket landing in augmented reality


SpaceX keeps landing its rockets back on Earth after launching to space. But if you can’t make it to Florida for a Falcon 9 landing yourself, now you can check it out in augmented reality. 

A new 20-second video shows off what it would be like to watch a miniature Falcon 9 first stage land on a virtual drone ship in a backyard pool.

SEE ALSO: Elon Musk packs the best of SpaceX’s latest landing in 20-second video

Usually these kinds of landings happen on a square-shaped drone ship in the Pacific or Atlantic oceans, but hey, the scaled-down version is pretty awesome in its own right. 

Developer Tomás García created the augmented reality video using ARkit, a tool that allows users to create their own augmented reality videos. Read more…

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‘Baby Driver’ director Edgar Wright fires off the best (movie) car crashes of all time


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The best new TV shows of 2017 (so far)


We’re at the halfway point of 2017, so all this week Mashable entertainment will be rolling out our 8.5 (Get it, half of ’17?) picks for the best of the year – so far! – in movies, TV, music, and more. It’s our eight best picks for you, along with a bonus choice that, while not strictly one of the greats, deserves a guilty pleasure mention. Enjoy.

1. The Handmaid’s Tale

The best show of the year so far is also the hardest to watch, but don’t you dare look away. While seeing women being stripped of their rights sadly isn’t a far-fetched concept right now, no other series has captured the zeitgeist in such an effective way — its impact can be seen all around us, from public protests across the country to a mansplaining Saturday Night Live parody. Confrontational, horrifying and beautiful in equal measure, Hulu’s Handmaid’s Tale is both a timely parable and an electrifying call to action against the evil that is allowed to flourish when good people do nothing. What could be more vital? Read more…

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Gooooooooal! Facebook will livestream European soccer’s top tournament


Facebook’s live sports offer is taking a giant step-over.

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Facebook will livestream more than a dozen matches from the Champions League, European soccer’s top tournament, as part of a new deal with Fox Sports. 

The deal includes showing double-headers during the group stage, four round-of-16 games and four quarterfinal games. Financial terms are not disclosed. Facebook did not immediately return a request for comment.

FOX Sports will stream UEFA Champions League matches in the United States on the FOX Sports Facebook Page, and in Spanish on the FOX Deportes Facebook Page beginning September.  Read more…

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Take your avocado obsession to the next level with these products


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The collective millennial love for avocados has reached its tipping point. We’ve now moved way beyond fancy toasts and guacamole, opting to spread our love for the fruit (yes, it’s a fruit) to everything from clothing to pool floats.

Satisfy your craving with these tasty finds.

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Image: BigMouth Inc

No eating in the pool is so last season

Thanks to BigMouth, you can enjoy some guac in the water with this crowd-pleasing float. Get it here for $19.99. Read more…

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