Jennifer Lawrence barfed at Olivia Wilde’s Broadway play


Jennifer Lawrence makes headlines for all sorts of things. 

JLaw makes headlines when she trips. She makes headlines when she trips again, over a traffic cone on the Oscars red carpet. She makes headlines when she jetskis, when she eats and, most recently, when she barfs during a Broadway performance.

Per Page Six, the actress excused herself midway through a Monday night performance of 1984 to throw up. 

But although this particular show — starring Olivia Wilde and Tom Sturridge — is notorious for making audience members faint or vomit, Lawrence’s bout of sickness was reportedly due to a stomach flu she caught from her nephews. Read more…

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The legacy of Boaty McBoatface lives on with … Trainy McTrainface


“Don’t let the public vote to name things” is probably a lesson we should have learned by now, but apparently Sweden didn’t get the memo.

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Remember Boaty McBoatface, the name chosen by the public for Britain’s new polar research vessel? Now, the Swedes have decided to name one of the four trains that travels between the cities of Stockholm and Gothenburg Trainy McTrainface. 

Trainy McTrainface chugged across the competition, receiving 49 percent of the votes in the polls and finishing well ahead of the three other options: Hakan, Miriam, and Poseidon. Read more…

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Kids narrate the tough parts of growing up in cheeky animated videos


Animated cartoons aren’t just for mindless Saturday morning binging. They’re also empowering children to share stories about the toughest moments of their lives.

Children from around the world are recording and submitting their real stories to Storybooth, a digital platform collecting kids’ first-person narratives. The submitted stories are then turned into short animated cartoons narrated by the children who experienced them.

The platform gives these kids a place to tell their stories — and be heard.

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Most stories animated by Storybooth cover tough or taboo topics, like relationship violence, menstruation, bullying, and coming out as LGBTQ. These topics, often deemed too risqué for young children, are approached sensitively and effectively in short, three-minute videos.  Read more…

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A melty duck is the biggest internet mystery of our time


The internet is no stranger to liars, cheats, and thieves, which causes everyone to question the authenticity of every little thing they see. Melty ducks are no exception.

High temperatures in Japan have apparently caused a cute little plastic duck to melt on a man’s dashboard. But when the tweet blew up, some users questioned the legitimacy of the melty duck — it just looked too ridiculous and too good to be true. 

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— hzm (@shiohitoshi) July 19, 2017

The tweet, which has racked up nearly 500,000 retweets since Tuesday, has a photo of the duck in its original, pristine form. Next to it, a sad, melted version, presumably ruined by the sun and its evil rays.  Read more…

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100 people shares their favorite sex position and some are inspiringly creative


Time to try out some new moves.

In WatchCut’s latest video, they asked 100 people to share their favorite way to get down. While many people went with classics like missionary and doggy style, others had more exotic faves you might not have heard of, like Edward scissor-legs and under-roundhouse-kick. 

One of the best answers, though, is the guy who confidently exclaims, “wearing a mask.” Which is not really a position…but we will let it slide for originality.  Read more…

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Become your own barista with this portable espresso maker


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Paying $4 for your daily dose of espresso each morning is fun, but you might want to save your money and purchase one of these bad boys instead. 

Say goodbye to that clunky machine in your kitchen and hello to this portable one instead. Weighing in at under 1lb and measuring about 7” long, it can fit in your bag, the drawer of your desk, and just about anywhere else. 

Image: wacaco company

The Minipresso GR’s innovate design features a semi-automatic piston that injects small quantities of water into the coffee adapter. After a few pushes of the button, a bold espresso shot is extracted. It also has water tanks of different capacities, which makes it possible to enjoy multiple espresso types with any variety of bean or roast.  Read more…

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Google quietly released a killer new feature in Google Maps


Google added a neat feature for cyclists in Google Maps in 2014. Whenever you asked for directions from point A to point B, Maps would also provide a little map with an estimated elevation for each part of the route. 

Now the same is true for walking directions. For each set of directions, you’ll get a little interactive map that shows you elevation changes and the overall climb and descent of the route. 

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We’re not sure how long the feature has been live (we’ve asked Google to clarify), but we definitely haven’t seen it before. It worked for several people at Mashable in several regions, so we assume it’s live for everyone. Read more…

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‘Game of Thrones’ is still the most pirated show, but there’s a twist this year


There have never been more ways to watch Game of Thrones legally, but that hasn’t stopped the show from continuing to be the most popular TV show for illegal downloads and streams. 

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That’s the finding from a report from file sharing news site TorrentFreak, released Monday, which revealed that the show still leads the list of pirated shows. At one point, one day after the show’s Season 7 premiere, over 130,000 people were sharing various torrents of the episode, according to TorrentFreak.

But those are just the hardcore users willing to directly download illegal torrent files of the show. As for those watching illegal streams offered on websites, citing an anonymous source at one major illegal streaming portal, the same report revealed that the portal logged up to 20,000 illegal streams per hour of the show’s premiere as of Monday morning.  Read more…

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We finally know when ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 8 premieres


The war approaches, Walking Dead fans, and it begins in October. AMC has confirmed that The Walking Dead‘s eighth season will begin Oct. 22.

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The Walking Dead, Season 8. Photo Credit: Courtesy AMC

The Walking Dead, Season 8. Photo Credit: Courtesy AMC

In Season 7, Negan tried to take down Rick and the town of Alexandria and failed miserably. Daryl broke out of the Saviors camp and Carol woke up from her apathetic stupor. Now Rick is rallying the troops against Negan with Maggie and the people of Hilltop, so we can expect the famous All Out War storyline when Season 8 starts in the fall. Read more…

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‘SNL’ writer treats Trump’s tweets like they’re text messages


Somebody’s gotta do the job of making sure President Donald J. Trump knows we’ve been paying attention to tweets he sends out every day.

And since cable news network coverage of them just seems to make him mad, a comedy writer is taking a different tact.

SEE ALSO: Why is everybody so worked up about Donald Trump’s Twitter account?

Josh Patten, a writer for Saturday Night Live, has been responding to Donald Trump tweets as if they were texts sent straight to him.

He’d been responding to Trump’s tweets this way for a few weeks and revealed his project to his followers on Sunday. 

Proud to unveil my new, incredibly stupid project: Responding To Trump Tweets Like They Were Texts

— Josh Patten (@thejoshpatten) July 16, 2017 Read more…

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