Weird orange snow captivates skiers in eastern Europe


About every five years, the snow turns orange in parts of eastern Europe.

That happened again over the weekend, stunning skiers in Russia, Romania, Bulgaria, and other places in the region, with photos of the oddity appearing on social media.

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According to The Independent, the phenomenon is understood to be the result of Sahara Desert sand and dust being carried into the atmosphere, where it mixes with snow and rain, and is then dumped over areas in eastern Europe.

“There has been a lot of lifted sand or dust originating from North Africa and the Sahara, from sand storms which have formed in the desert,” UK Met Office meteorologist Steven Keates told the newspaper.   Read more…

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Very good pups attend ‘Isle of Dogs’ screening and Twitter can’t handle it


You’ll either love or hate the latest movie-going trend: Dog-friendly film screenings.

The concept made headlines recently when a San Francisco theater hosted viewers and their pups for the new Wes Anderson film Isle of Dogs. Now such a screening in Dublin, Ireland, has turned into a Twitter Moment, complete with photos of adorable canines at the cinema.  

SEE ALSO: Why is Wes Anderson’s ‘Isle of Dogs’ set in Japan? We’re not sure either.

Dogs that see the movie at Light House Cinema get plenty of water and a blanket so they can sit atop the theater chair next to their owner. The theater stressed that owners of “uncontrollable” dogs will be asked to leave. “But we’re sure this won’t happen as we’re expecting lots of good boys and girls,” the theater said on its website.  Read more…

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Stormy Daniels discussed her alleged affair with Donald Trump on ’60 Minutes’


This was it. The moment an entire nation (well, except perhaps one guy) was waiting for, and it did not disappoint. 

A pre-recorded interview with Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, aired this evening on 60 Minutes and dived into her alleged affair with Donald Trump — as well as the supposed efforts to keep her quiet. 

While Trump has so far publicly denied Daniels’ claims, that didn’t stop her from providing new details about the decade-old (again, alleged) happenings, and explaining why she went public in the first place.  

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The NBA knows you only care about the fourth quarter, and this proves it


Sure, watching a basketball game is fun, but it’s common knowledge that all the really exciting stuff happens at the end. 

It appears the NBA knows this too, and is on the verge of making it a whole lot easier to catch the fourth quarter of your favorite game. Oh, and significantly cheaper as well. 

SEE ALSO: Sports teams are deserting Trump’s hotels, and it’s hitting his wallet hard

This welcomed news was brought to us, as so many things are these days, via an app push notification that was screengrabbed and tweeted out. 

“Playoff positioning is on the line,” read the notification. “Watch the 4th quarter of Heat-Thunder live for just 99 cents on League Pass.” Read more…

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Rick Santorum seems to think teen protesters are just dumping their problems on others


Rick Santorum is no longer an elected official, but that doesn’t mean he’s stopped being a heartless buffoon.

The former Senator from Pennsylvania appeared on CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday, and for some unfathomable reason he decided to use that platform to criticize the students across the country who spent Saturday marching in support of gun control. That’s right, he legit went after survivors of gun violence — and the internet was not pleased. 

SEE ALSO: Emma Gonzalez’s March For Our Lives speech will go down in history

“How about kids, instead of looking to someone else to solve their problem, do something about maybe taking CPR classes or trying to deal with situations that when there is a violent shooter that you can actually respond to that,” noted the aspiring sweater vest spokesperson.  Read more…

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Millie Bobby Brown repped March For Our Lives in a big way at the Kids’ Choice Awards


Millie Bobby Brown, your favorite actor from the hit Netflix show Stranger Things, backed March For Our Lives in a big way at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards on Saturday.

She showed up to the event in a denim button-down shirt bearing the names of the 17 people who died in the Parkland, Florida mass shooting last month. The shirt was also emblazoned with the words “March For Our Lives” on the back and “Never Again” on the front.

SEE ALSO: Emma Gonzalez’s March For Our Lives speech will go down in history

When she won the award for Favorite TV Actress, Brown took her support a step further and talked about feeling inspired by gun reform protests that took place in Washington, D.C., and in cities across the country and world.  Read more…

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Spotify says 2 million people figured out how to block ads for free


No one likes ads interrupting their streaming jams, and millions of Spotify Premium users pay $9.99 a month to forestall that very terrible possibility.  

Some non-premium users, around two million of them in fact, decided to go another route — a route that just so happens to involve getting that ad-free content sans monthly payments. 

SEE ALSO: Is someone hijacking your Spotify? Here’s what I did when it happened to me.

Spotify noted in a March 23 SEC filing that a chunk of its users were “suppressing advertisements without payment.” And how were they pulling this off? Well that would be with the assistance of good, old-fashioned ad blockers. Read more…

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Wisconsin high school students to walk 50 miles, dare Paul Ryan not to act on gun reform


March For Our Lives and its hundreds of sibling marches may have ended Saturday, but a group of Wisconsin students decided to keep walking in support of the movement’s cause — all the way to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan’s office in Janesville, Wisconsin.  

The students, many of whom attended local Wisconsin marches Saturday, set out Sunday morning from Madison, the state’s capital. Drawing inspiration from the 54-mile civil rights march from Selma  to Montgomery, in 1965, the students have dubbed their protest walk “50 Miles More.” They hope their 50-mile trek to the Republican congressional leader’s office will help keep the spotlight on gun reform.    Read more…

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Here are the mutants that make up the new ‘Deadpool 2’ super-team, ‘X-Force’


Deadpool is back!

With the first official Deadpool 2 trailer, Marvel has reunited us with our favorite irreverent, wisecracking mercenary.

SEE ALSO: The ‘Deadpool 2’ trailer is bloody, explicit, and meta as f*ck

The second movie tasks Deadpool with protecting a young boy (Julian Dennison) from Cable (Josh Brolin), a mutant from the future. Deadpool can’t do it alone though, so he enlists the help of some fellow mutants.

“We’re going to need a super, duper fucking group,” Deadpool says. “We need ’em tough, morally flexible, and young enough to carry their own franchise for 10 to 12 years.”

That group? The X-Force. Read more…

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Mark Zuckerberg finally says ‘I’m sorry’ in newspaper ads around the globe


Mark Zuckerberg is sorry about that whole Cambridge Analytica mess. 

So sorry, in fact, that he took out full-page ads in newspapers around the globe on Sunday to “promise to do better for you.”

SEE ALSO: Facebook totally regrets threatening to sue the journalists who broke Cambridge Analytica story

According to CNN, the ads appeared in The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Observer, Sunday Mirror, The Sunday Times, Mail on Sunday, Sunday Express, and the Sunday Telegraph.

Like we said, he’s totally sorry. 

“You may have heard about a quiz app built by a university researcher that leaked Facebook data of millions of people in 2014,” reads the advertisement. “This was a breach of trust, and I’m sorry we didn’t do more at the time.” Read more…

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