Woman with 27 contact lenses in her eye probably set some kind of record, right?


As a person with nearly perfect vision (not trying to brag, I swear), the thought of a morning routine that includes touching your eyeballs sounds pretty horrifying.

One woman seems to have the routine nailed down to a tee… she just happened to forget the second, and most important part: removing the contacts. 

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Surgeons in the UK found a 17 contact lenses in a 67-year-old patient’s eye. A subsequent examination found a further 10 lenses, bringing the total number of contacts up to a staggering 27.

Rupal Morjaria, a specialist trainee ophthalmologist who found the contacts, told Optometry Today: “It was such a large mass. All the 17 contact lenses were stuck together. We were really surprised that the patient didn’t notice it because it would cause quite a lot of irritation while it was sitting there.” Read more…

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Who’s she! Jodie Whittaker is the first female Doctor and it makes total sense


The BBC has made it official: Jodie Whittaker will be the 13th actor to play the lead role in ‘Doctor Who’ full-time. She’ll take over the TARDIS from Peter Capaldi this December, when everyone’s favorite Time Lord from Gallifrey finally undergoes his much-delayed regeneration. 

Whittaker, the first woman to play the Doctor in the show’s 54-year history, has already spent three seasons working with incoming showrunner Chris Chibnall (plus former Doctor David Tennant) on Chibnall’s moody murder-mystery show Broadchurch. And that’s not the only reason she’s perfect for the role.

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Someone made a Iron Throne phone charger and it’s about as cool as it gets


Everywhere you go in life, there’s bound to be someone more talented than you. And that’s okay.

Take YouTuber Natural Nerd, who recently designed their own Iron Throne from Game of Thrones phone charger. It’s far cooler than any “hip case” you’ll get from the T-mobile stand at the mall and it appears to be actually easy to build.

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To be honest: I made it through about one half step before collapsing in disgrace. But that doesn’t mean you/most people can’t make it with a little bit of patience and a surreal number of mini plastic swords. Read more…

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How to use Google Drive’s new Backup and Sync tool


Google’s Backup and Sync Drive tool launched earlier this week, and it promises to make full-system cloud storage easier than ever. In essence, you can backup your entire PC by clicking just a couple of buttons.

The tool, which you can download as a desktop application, will store your photos, videos, and docs automatically in the same file format you have on your PC. If you use it right, you should be able to eliminate the annoying process of organizing your stuff a second time on the cloud — so we’re going to show you how to do just that. 

We installed the new app on a MacBook Air for the demo, but Backup and Sync tool is available for Windows, too. You should be able to follow the same steps on any computer. So with that in mind, here’s how to backup your entire computer on Google Drive. Read more…

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Australian foreign minister not so sure if Trump himself is in “good shape”


Let’s be honest: no one except Congress has the power to “shut President Trump down,” not even J.K. Rowling.

What leaders can do, however, is humiliate him — fairly and squarely, as Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop recently did. 

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Last week, Trump told the French president’s wife, Brigitte Macron, that she was in “good shape” — prompting condemnation from people all around the world, except for Republicans in Congress.

When asked how she would respond if Trump said the same thing to her, Bishop told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation this: Read more…

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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ posters tease a regal Leia and Jedi Rey


There’s no color more ominous in the Star Wars universe than red. But as revealed in these character teaser posters, our heroes don the color in spectacular fashion.

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Teaser posters for #StarWars: #TheLastJedi. Arriving in our galaxy December 15pic.twitter.com/GSMKsdI2uH

— Star Wars (@starwars) July 15, 2017


— Star Wars (@starwars) July 15, 2017

This weekend’s D23 Expo has given Star Wars fans a feast for the eyes. From an epic behind-the-scenes reel that left us feeling all the feels to a sneak peak at the new ‘Star Wars: Galaxy Edge’ theme park, and these posters are no exception.  Read more…

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You’re not alone in seeing your ex on a dating app


Breaking up is hard to do. Being constantly reminded of the person who broke your heart can be even harder.

Back in the day, things were simpler. All you had to worry about was IRL run-ins, but now there are a thousand online minefields you have to avoid. Sure, you can block them on Facebook and Snapchat, but that won’t stop them from popping up on the very last online platform you’d want to see them. Yeppp, dating apps. 

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Obviously you have to figure your ex is looking to mingle, but you don’t actually want to witness it in action. When you suddenly swipe across that familiar face, it can be disorienting and confusing. Read more…

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Honolulu wants to ban cellphone walking. Here’s 8 petty laws they could pass instead.


If you are a human with a cell phone, odds are you’ve broken this law that could soon be passed in Hawaii.

On Wednesday, in an extraordinarily ambitious effort to make Hawaii’s streets safer, the Honolulu City Council passed a bill that prohibits pedestrians from staring down at their cell phones while crossing the street. Yes, you read that correctly. Hawaii essentially wants to prohibit people from texting and walking.

HA, good luck with that.

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As CNN reported, if you’re caught staring at your phone, in violation of Bill 6, you could be fined anywhere from $15 to $99 unless it’s a 911-worthy emergency. Sure it’s in the best interest of safety, but the proposed law begs the following massive question. Read more…

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Track your important stuff for less with the Nut Mini Tracker


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We’ve all lost important things before: keys, wallets, that super confidential dream journal. And unless you hire a Sherpa to keep track of everything for you, you’re probably going to lose something important again. It’s simply human nature.

Fortunately, you no longer need to worry because you can now use your smartphone to keep track of all of your valuables. There are great little gizmos like the Nut Mini Tracker that attach to all of your physical possessions and alert your phone whenever something is located or left behind. You can even use it backwards and get an alert on your Nut Mini Tracker if your phone goes missing.  Read more…

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