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Satirical Summer Migratory Species And Other Links

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George Lucas And Seth Green Debut New "Star Wars" Cartoon

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How do we feel about this? On the one hand, the super deformed character design is wonky but on the other hand, it's actually funny.

Source: youtube.com  /  via: bleedingcool.com

"Mass Effect 3" Leviathan DLC Trailer Drops

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You have come too far. Leviathan takes us where no Mass Effect game has gone before.

Source: g4tv.com

Japan Creates Motorcycle Toilet And Other Weekend Links

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Literally, this vehicle runs on waste. Plus, at least one fall couture line actually looks wearable and find out how and why internet ads seems to stalk you.

Akiko Matsuyama, an employee of Japanese toilet maker TOTO, gets on the Toilet Bike Neo in Fujisawa, near Tokyo. TOTO has rolled out the eco-friendly three-wheel 250cc motorcycle with a specially customized toilet-shaped seat that runs on bio-fuel made from waste water or the discharge of livestock.

Texas burger chain gives discounts based on "hotness". - [SeriousEats]

The helium shortage is a serious crisis and not just because it means less party balloons. - [TIME]

5 things you didn't know could make you more intelligent. - [Cracked]

Check out this beautiful illuminated graffiti created with thousands of LEDs and water. - [Tecca]

Wait a second, the fall line Versace couture actually looks...wearable. - [Elle]

Serena and Venus Williams cover the NYT; looks sexy, strong. - [JustJared]

Prince Harry isn' the only European royal in the hot seat this week. He's joined by Norwegian Prince Marius. - [HuffingtonPost]

DNA mutations make human women more likely to feel pain. Thanks for nothing, biology. - [GammaSquad]

Find out the technology behind those creepy targeted internet ads that seem to follow you everywhere. - [Slate]

Headline Story: Click through to see what other crazy photo ops you missed this week! - [Telegraph]

The Justice League Dredges Up Old Ghosts [Exclusive First Look]

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When it comes to dead loved ones, super heros sure are gullible. We got our hands on the first images from inside the issue where Superman and Wonder Woman lock lips.

In the real world, when a loved one dies under tragic or mysterious circumstances, you get therapy. When it happens in comic book land, you don a mask, bury your pain and kick in the teeth of the nearest villain. But all that guilt and self-loathing creates a wedge for the wrong person to exploit, as seems to be the case in Justice League #12.

While the cover image of Wonder Woman and Superman locked in a kiss stunned the comic world last week, it doesn't appear to be the main focus of the actual issue.

Find out if they're in the first throws of love or just finding temporary escape in each other this Tuesday!


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Paris Is Watching You Tops The Morning Links

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This Triple Amputee Is A Stone Cold Badass

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Warning: May cause spontaneous desire to achieve greatness. Corporal Todd Love isn't going to let something like losing all but one of his limbs slow him down.

The Spartan Race is an international obstacle course that challenges participants to push themselves beyond their limits. Which is exactly what Corporal Todd Love chose to do as part of Team E-X.T.R.E.M.E., an eight member group that signed up to run the Beast, the most brutal of all Spartan events.

Over a span of five and a half hours, 22-year-old Love covered 10.5 miles of muddy, rugged terrain and completed over 75 obstacles with minimal help from his team.

The corporal had been preparing for the challenge ever since he began to recover from the explosion in Afghanistan in 2010 that left him with only one of his natural limbs. Love said he set out, "…to push [myself] in all things physical, proving that overcoming obstacles isn’t just something you attempt, it’s something that you embrace."

You can read more of his incredible story here.


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Candy Colored Sea Salt Spa And Other Links

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All the therapeutic comforts of the beach, now in a Lisa Frank template. Also, be sure to look at the new bumper crop of British pop singers and compare “Call Me Maybe” with past summer hits.

The Galos salt-iodine caves in Chicago is a resort that provides guests with an authentic sea microclimate. The healing effects mimic that of the Black Sea. The crystalized salt has a delicate, shimmering pink hue and light flowery smell.

Time to crank up the creative juices Hollywood because these 4 horror movie villains aren't scaring anyone anymore. - [Cracked]

A decade ago, the song of the summer wasn't nearly as kid friendly as Carly Rae's infectious "Call Me Maybe". How'd we get from point A to B? - [TheDailyBeast]

Neil Armstrong may have passed away, but some of the moon men are still kicking around. What out what they've been up to. - [HLN]

Move over Lindsay Lohan, there's a new hot mess in town. And it's...Randy Travis? - [TMZ]

Check out the 25 best college movies. - [CollegeHumor]

Lingerie giant Victoria's Secret is embroiled in a $15 million hosiery lawsuit. - [Elle]

The Piranha predator drone looks like a slick Bond boat and will hunt down pirates accordingly. - [Maxim]

The latest crop of British pop singers are crossing the pond. Which one is right for you? - [Vulture]

Tis the season to start thinking about Christmas shopping (sorry!) and these 5 hot pieces of fall technology are ready to take your money. - [Tecca]

Headline Story: Psychedelic healing not your bag? Try one nine other outrageous resort spas! - [Flavorwire]

Is This Red Dust Devil For Real?

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Something here seems…off. Supposedly this was filmed in Brazil, where the clay based soil created a uniquely hued funnel cloud.

Source: youtube.com  /  via: presurfer.blogspot.com

9 Pokemon Inspired High Fashion Designs

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I choose you, Raichu! First and last time I'll ever say that un-ironically.

Arbok

Arbok

Source: 29centpens.blogspot.ca

Lindsay, or 29CenPens as she goes by on Blogspot, is a 19-year-old Canadian with a propensity for drawing Pokemon high fashion. These nine represent only a small portion of her portfolio and she looks well on her way to designing them all.

Now all we need are some talented cosplay seamstresses to turn them into reality!

Butterfree

Butterfree

Source: 29centpens.blogspot.ca

Charmeleon

Charmeleon

Source: 29centpens.blogspot.ca


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Stunning Photos From Helicopter Safari And Other Weekend Links

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Awesome Speakeasies Across America

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But you didn't hear about it from us. Whatever you do, don't check out these completely illegal establishments.

Name: Billows
Location: San Francisco, California
Dress Code: Semi-Formal
Raided: Yes

Via: sfcityguides.org

Name: Club 21
Location: New York, New York
Dress Code: Formal
Raided: Yes But No Arrests

Via: en.wikipedia.org

Name: The Cotton Club
Location: New York, New York
Dress Code: Formal, Whites Only
Raided: Yes

Via: pcs.org

Name: Cavern Nite Club
Location: Bowling Green, KY
Dress Code: Casual
Raided: No

Via: lostrivercave.com


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Ruthless Gun Molls Behind The Mob's Infamous Gangsters

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These dames can kill with more than just their looks. They say behind every great man is a woman and that appears to hold true even into the criminal underground.

Bonnie Parker

Bonnie Parker

Name: Bonnie Elizabeth Parker
Born: October 1st, 1910
Gun Moll To: Clyde Chestnut Barrow
Weapon Of Choice: Browning Automatic Rifle
Most Infamous Crime: Participating the the brazen broad daylight Eastham Prison Break that freed 4 prisoners and left one guard dead.
Fun Fact: Despite her love of Clyde, Bonnie's body still wore the ring of her estranged husband, Roy Thornton.

Via: en.wikipedia.org

Billie Frechette

Billie Frechette

Name: Mary Evelyn "Billie" Fretchette
Born: September 15th, 1907
Gun Moll To: John Dillinger
Weapon Of Choice: Her Charm
Greatest Crime: Fretchette housed Dillinger in her apartment after his prison escape, lying to police about his whereabouts.
Fun Fact: Billie was half Native American and grew up on Menominee Reservation.

Via: awesomestories.com

Blanche Barrow

Blanche Barrow

Name: Bennie Iva "Blanche" Barrow
Born: January 1st, 1911
Gun Moll To: Marvin "Buck" Barrow
Weapon Of Choice: Unknown; Possibly Handguns
Greatest Crime: Armed robbery leading up to a shootout that left several officers dead.
Fun Fact: Surviving the shootout with only permanent loss of sight in her left eye, Blanche was the only Barrow gang member to outlive her 20s.

Via: en.wikipedia.org

Mae Capone

Mae Capone

Name: Mary "Mae" Josephine Capone
Born: April 11th, 1897
Gun Moll To: Al Capone
Weapon Of Choice: None
Greatest Crime: Unknown: Perhaps covering for her husband's many crimes. Or at the very least, turning a blind eye.
Fun Fact: Mae Capone did not approve of Al's activities and told their son Sonny, "Don't do as your father did, he broke my heart."

Via: myalcaponemuseum.com


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Airships Spotted Over Famous Landmarks

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With the Hindenburg up in flames, the entire airship industry is kaput. But in less than 40 years, the zeppelin traveled the world and changed history.

Zeppelin over Washington D.C. - 1920

Zeppelin over Washington D.C. - 1920

Via: loc.gov

Zeppelin Over The Capitol Building - 1928

Zeppelin Over The Capitol Building - 1928

Via: shorpy.com

Zeppelin Over Ocean - Date Unknown

Zeppelin Over Ocean - Date Unknown

Via: loc.gov

Zeppelin In Egypt - 1931

Zeppelin In Egypt - 1931

Via: loc.gov


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TRAGEDY STRIKES! The Hindenburg Goes Up In Flames

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The nation is plunged into mourning at such a senseless loss of life.

Via: en.wikipedia.org

The Hindenburg was the largest airship ever constructed by man, but it only took slightly over a year before she was fatally compromised. On May 6th, 1937 she was filled with hydrogen instead of the militarily embargoed helium, and made her final transatlantic flight. For reasons unknown, the tail of Hindenburg caught flame and within seconds was completely obliterated. Thirty-six souls were lost, though sixty-two passengers miraculously survived. Footage from the scene has been captured below:

Before her destruction, the Hindenburg was the most luxurious zeppelin in the air, as these rare colorized photographs show.


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World Mourns Loss Of The Last Thylacine

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R.I.P. you otherworldly creature. On September 7th, 1936 the captive animal succumbed to unknown causes.

Via: en.wikipedia.org

Captured in 1933 by Elias Churchill, the thylacine was donated to the Hobart Zoo in Tasmania, Australia. An astonishing find for science, since the last known sighting had occurred three years previously and the unfortunate animals washout and killed by a local farmer.

The Thylacine's death comes as an especially bitter note for conservationists, who only 59 days previously had secured official government protection for the species. Though the hunt for more of its kind continues, hope is looking slim.

Catch your last glimpse of this exotic mammal with the technologically marvelous moving pictures.

Source: youtube.com  /  via: retronaut.co

Women Enter The Working World As Men Go To War

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Wife. Mother. Engineer. With our able bodied boys fighting overseas, the heavy lifting has been left in the capable hands of their wives.

Enola O'Connell, age 32, widow and mother of one child, ex-housewife, now only woman welder at Heil and Co., Milwaukee, Wisc.

Photo By: Howard R. Hollem

Via: library_of_congress

The careful hands of women are trained in precise aircraft engine installation duties at Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, Calif.

Photo By: Alfred Palmer

Via: library_of_congress

With a woman's determination, Lorena Craig takes over a man-size job, Corpus Christi, Texas. Before she came to work at the Naval air base she was a department store girl. Now she is a cowler under civil service.

Photo By: Howard R. Hollem

Via: library_of_congress

Lorena Craig is a cowler under civil service at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas.

Photo By: Howard R. Hollem

Via: library_of_congress


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10 Things You Need To Know About The Black Dahlia

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America is reeling from the senselessly brutal death of Hollywood starlet, Elizabeth Short. Who was this woman who's life was cut short one January night?

Via: crimeandinvestigation.co.uk

Elizabeth Short was a 22 year old Boston, Massachusetts transplant to L.A. where she hoped to break into acting and turn around what had hereto been an unpleasant young life.

Via: theblackdahliainhollywood.com

Short's family had a history of strange police cases. After the stock market crash of 1929 left her family without assets, her father Cleo parked his car on a bridge and vanished. Though suicide was suspected, no body was found and Mr. Short would later turn up quite alive in California.


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Parents Of Twins Bribe Fellow Flyers Tops The Morning Links

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What The Hell Are "Oogieloves" And Other Links

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