Sports stories that already lit up the internet in 2017

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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.

Sports are spectacle, and this year hasn’t disappointed. 

The year is only half over, but 2017 has already brought no shortage of moments, characters, and storylines that left fans picking their collective jaw up off the floor. 

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Notorious B.I.G.’s mom accuses Kendall and Kylie of cultural appropriation after T-shirt scandal

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A lot of people are extremely unhappy and offended by Kendall and Kylie Jenner’s new line of t-shirts, featuring their faces and initials plastered over the album covers of iconic, largely dead, musicians. Those among the offended is Notorious B.I.G.’s mother, Volleta Wallace.

The famous sisters featured her son’s face on one of their, now pulled, shirts. 

Kendall and Kylie are trash for so many things… but this… this is straight disrespectful, and they’re selling them for $125 each 🤦🏻‍♂️ pic.twitter.com/W50WqHUpRw

— Cj Conde (@carloscjconde) June 28, 2017

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How to make a cool Spider-Man costume for under $40

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Find out how to make your very own Spider-Man: Homecoming costume using regular clothes and a ton of black marker.

In each episode of ‘DIY Costume Squad,’ one of our expert hosts shows you how to make your own DIY costume based on popular movie/TV/video game characters. Watch as they transform everyday materials and store-bought items into fantastic costumes! 

Visit CineFix for more episodes and movie-related content. Read more…

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Women destroy body-shamer’s tweet in most empowering way

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A man who tweeted saying that “girls over 110 lbs should never posts pics in a bikini” got his comeuppance on Twitter as women flooded him with body-positive photos of themselves in swimsuits. 

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The ill-judged statement promoted an empowering response from women weighing over 110lbs, who rightly pointed out that he was talking utter nonsense.  

Girls over 110 should never post pics in a bikini just sayin😷

— king (@ElliottEdie35) June 26, 2017

Women on Twitter were having none of it:  Read more…

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This endoscopic camera helps you peek inside the tiniest of spaces

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No matter how handy you are, your home repairs and DIY projects can come to a standstill when there’s an issue where hands and eyes can’t reach. 

Since shrinking yourself down to microscopic size isn’t the best idea (see: Honey I Shrunk the Kids or that episode of Rick and Morty), your best bet may just be this WiFi HD Waterproof Endoscopic Camera. It can easily venture into the micro world and eliminate the guesswork that might otherwise plague your projects.

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Everything about Kumail Nanjiani’s excellent ‘The Big Sick’ makes us cry

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Welcome to our weekly series “Cry of the Week,” in which we highlight whatever moment made us ugly cry on our couches the most in the past seven days. 

Yes, The Big Sick is a comedy, but it’s a comedy that offers up about a million reasons to cry.

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Maybe you’ll tear up at the tender romance between the central couple, or at the poignant relationships between its parents and children. Perhaps you’ll feel a lump in your throat over its warm-hearted representation of a Pakistani immigrant family, or an aching twinge of recognition at Kumail’s struggles to make his name in the Chicago comedy scene. Read more…

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Joe and Mika implore Trump not to watch their show in blistering, but sticky, editorial

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After Trump tweeted about “Psycho Joe” and “low I.Q. Crazy Mika” yesterday, the two decided to fight back — with more than his trademark, lazy 140 characters.

Scarborough and Brzezinski wrote a powerful op-ed for The Washington Post Friday morning, alleging that the President had an “unhealthy obsession” with the show and encouraging him to “keep his 60-inch-plus flat-screen TV tuned to Fox & Friends instead.”

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The two denied that they asked to join Trump’s New Years Eve party, adding: “He also claimed that he refused to see us. That is laughable.” Read more…

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Water droplets were animated in midair to create a life-sized human figure for an ad

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Using a 3D water printer and high-speed flash, water droplets were animated in stop motion to bring a liquid human figure to life.

The technology is unique, taking over 11 days in a studio to complete. It was produced for a special Gatorade ad. The printer was guided by data that captured the motion of real human beings.  Read more…

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Man attempts to hide from police, fails spectacularly

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This guy must have habitually lost at hide and seek as a child.

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The West Yorkshire Police went in search of a man who had failed to appear in court for a burglary charge. Suffice to say they found him. 

They shared a picture of the arrest to the West Yorkshire Halifax Facebook page and, no, it is not a joke.

In the Facebook post, they wrote, “A male in Calderdale who was wanted by Police decided to try hide this morning when they went to his property looking for him. You will not be surprised to find out that yes we did find him – he will not be winning any awards for hide and seek champion soon!!!” Read more…

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Euphoric scenes as Germany legalises same sex marriage

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Germany has erupted in jubilant celebration as the country’s government voted in favour of same sex marriage. 

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The lower house passed the bill by a margin of 393-226 and the measure is expected to be put in place by the end of the year. The reform means same sex couples now have full marital rights, including child adoption. The German legal code has been updated to say “marriage is entered into for life by two people of different or the same sex”. 

In Berlin, supporters gathered outside the Chancellery to cut a cake in celebration of the vote which took place at Bundestag, Germany’s national parliament.  Read more…

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