7 million people have downloaded that ridiculous ‘Fidget Spinner’ app


Yes, the only thing more inane than an actual fidget spinner is an app version of a fidget spinner.

Still, ridiculous as they are, the apps are — inexplicably — nearly as popular as the toys themselves. Seriously.

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Of all the “fidget spinner” apps — and there are hundreds — the most popular by far is this app from Ketchapp simply called “Fidget Spinner.” The app, which hit the Ap Store May 16, has already racked up more than 7 million downloads across Apple’s App Store and Google Play, according to statistics from app analytics firm Sensor Tower.  Read more…

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In cruel twist, Netflix cancels the diverse ‘Sense8’ during Pride Month


Netflix canceled Sense8 after two seasons, the streaming service announced Thursday.

It was a bitter blow to fans of the diverse show, especially on the first day of LGBT Pride Month.

Created by The Matrix masterminds Lana and Lilly Wachowski, Sense8 won praise for its diversity and inclusivity both on screen and behind the scenes, which made the cancellation especially hard for fans to swallow — and they made their disappointment known on Twitter.

The most gender, sexuality, race, religion, mental health inclusive show quite possibly ever, and you bloody cancel it. Why @netflix #Sense8

— katieroo (@allouratoms) June 1, 2017 Read more…

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The NBA is a cold business, a story in 2 tweets


Early Wednesday morning, the Sacramento Kings took to Twitter to wish forward Anthony Tolliver a very happy birthday. So sweet. So nice. It just warms your heart doesn’t it? 

RT to wish @ATolliver44 a happy birthday! pic.twitter.com/kWEIWKYWQ3

— Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) June 1, 2017

Then, a few hours later … 

The Sacramento Kings have waived Anthony Tolliver, league sources tell @TheVertical.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) June 1, 2017

Womp womp. 

But hey man — it’s a business. 

Tolliver averaged 7 points and 4 rebounds for Sacramento in his one-season stint as a King.  Read more…

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Jim Carrey defends Kathy Griffin, says comedians are ‘last voice of truth’


Kathy Griffin has been under fire (and fired) for posting a bloody, severed Donald Trump-like head as part of a photoshoot earlier this week. But amid all the backlash from conservatives and liberals alike, she just got her first public backing from a fellow comedian.

SEE ALSO: Donald Trump finally responded to Kathy Griffin’s bloody Trump photo

Jim Carrey defended the outspoken comedian Thursday — and he’s pretty much the only celebrity standing up for Griffin’s gruesome photo of the president. Griffin had originally defended the work calling it art, but then apologized and said she was wrong. She hasn’t posted anything since that Twitter apology. Read more…

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Want a visa? The Trump administration wants to creep on your profiles.


Those seeking a visa to enter the United States will now have to air out their dirty social media laundry, which could bring the approval process to an agonizingly slow pace.  

The Trump administration recently released a lengthy new questionnaire for visa applicants that goes above and beyond all previous such measures, according to a Reuters report. After a contentious public comment period, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved the expansive questionnaire on May 23. 

Among the new fields is a section dedicated solely to social media, in which applicants are asked to provide their “unique user name” for any online service used to “create or share content” over the past five years.    Read more…

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Soon you’ll be able to visit the world of ‘My Neighbor Totoro’ for real


Fasten your seat belts Totoro fanatics — because you’ve got some good news coming your way. 

Studio Ghibli has just announced plans to build a new theme park based on Hayao Miyazaki’s beloved 1988 film, My Neighbor Totoro.

*Cue happy face emoji*

SEE ALSO: Step into Miyazaki’s world with Studio Ghibli virtual reality

The details on the new construction, reportedly set to be a 500-acre expansion of Nagoya’s Expo Park (which already has replicas of Satsuki and Mei’s house from the film), are scarce so far. 

However, the park will apparently fully recreate the world of Totoro and, in true Ghibli fashion, encourage guests to enjoy foliage from each of the world’s four seasons.  Read more…

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Important simulator pits 10,000 chickens against 20 T-rex


Would you rather face an army of 10,000 chickens or be chased down by 20 T-rex? Maybe this video can help you decide. Watch these creatures duke it out in the battle of the century. 

This masterpiece was created using Ultimate Epic Battle Simulator, a sandbox video game that allows players to “create massive battles with absolutely no limits.” 

What a time to be alive. Read more…

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Dad has adorable sendoff for his daughter’s last day of high school


It’s a tough day for a parent when your little kid becomes an adult. When that day came for dad Tom Sullivan, he decided to give his daughter Meg a proper sendoff.

After 13 years of peeling his daughter’s oranges in her school lunch, Tom decided enough was enough. It was time to let his daughter 18-year-old daughter fend for herself, even if that means sticky fingers. 

SEE ALSO: Teen turns in 127-page ‘Gay Marriage is Fabulous’ manifesto to defend love

Image: meg sullivan/twitter

“My dad started making my lunches for school in elementary school, and it just never stopped, Meg explained in an email. “Sometime last year my family started to make jokes about how my dad still peels my oranges at age 17 for my lunch. He ignored us and kept peeling them.” Read more…

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Nike, Google, and other companies slam Trump’s decision on climate agreement


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‘Outlander’ Season 3 just gave us a first look at Claire and Jamie’s older selves


Okay, so it’s not new footage from Season 3, but let’s take a moment to freak out about about the Outlander video that was posted by the show’s official Twitter account to celebrate World Outlander Day. 

Clan, celebrate #WorldOutlanderDay with @SamHeughan and @caitrionambalfe as they give us three reasons to look forward to the new season! pic.twitter.com/at9O1Ak1sM

— Outlander (@Outlander_STARZ) June 1, 2017

You’re darn right, Outlander has its own day! 

June 1 marks the 26th anniversary of the date Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander was published, and series stars Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe took the opportunity to give fans three special reasons to look forward to Season 3: Read more…

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