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Former Japanese Star Takeshi Yamasaki Tries To Hit 186 Mile An Hour Pitch

(0) Comments | Posted August 30, 2014 | 1:03 PM

Takeshi Yamasaki hit 403 home runs in Japanese baseball -- against human beings. But against a pitching machine hurling the ball at about 186 miles per hour (300 kilometers per hour), he's no slugger. All he can do is laugh. And that's all we can do,...

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Bill Murray Takes Tickets At Baseball Game, Definitely Worth Price Of Admission

(0) Comments | Posted August 30, 2014 | 9:43 AM

Bill Murray, part owner of the Minnesota minor-league baseball team St. Paul Saints, took tickets Thursday, Aug. 28, at the team's final game at Midway Stadium, outlets reported. And his work was a hit.

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Cubicle Guy's Idea For Zombie Movie Is Logically Dead

(0) Comments | Posted August 29, 2014 | 3:17 PM

Meet the talking dead.

Here's a guy who feels he should be making movies instead of pushing papers.

His big idea for a zombie flick? Use real zombies -- "even though everybody knows zombies aren't real." Yeah.

This conversation is enough to make us want to...

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This Is An Elephant Dunking A Basketball. The End.

(0) Comments | Posted August 29, 2014 | 2:31 PM

Chuck the elephant wouldn't be the first to succeed in basketball without jumping abilities. Larry Bird, for instance, got along just fine in his NBA Hall of Fame career.

Watch (above) as Chuck cradles the ball in his trunk, rears up on his hind legs and...

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Stephen Hawking Takes Ice Bucket Challenge, And All Seems Right With The Universe

(16) Comments | Posted August 29, 2014 | 12:50 PM

Since Stephen Hawking was diagnosed with ALS at age 21, no fundraising effort to benefit research for the disease has reached the grand scale of the recent ice bucket challenge. So it makes sense that the celebrated theoretical physicist, now 72, would take the challenge.


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Cat With Frog On Its Head Is So Chill We're In Awe

(4) Comments | Posted August 29, 2014 | 9:52 AM

The Internet has noticed how relaxed this cat is despite having a frog on its head.

We wouldn't be so calm with a frog on our head.

Come to think of it, we wouldn't be so comfortable if we were the frog either.

But as long...

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시리얼로 만든 유명인들의 초상화(사진)

(0) Comments | Posted August 28, 2014 | 9:29 PM

"독창적으로 생각하라! (Think out of the box)"

뉴욕의 한 아티스트는 시리얼 박스에서 독창성을 찾았다. 사라 로사도는 시리얼로 아티스트의 초상화를 만든다. 그녀의 손을 거치면 아침 메뉴가 엘비스 프레슬리, 존 레넌 그리고 비욘세를 그린 작품으로 변신한다.

사라 노사도는 허핑턴포스트와의 인터뷰에 이렇게 설명했다. "어느 날 아침에...

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This Honda Fit Ad Has A Surprise Ending We Can Barely Hold In

(1) Comments | Posted August 28, 2014 | 5:06 PM

This sly spec ad for the Honda Fit touts the car's ability to go long distances without needing a stop. But the payoff is more about our own capacity. We'll leave it at that.

James Rautmann, who directed the sample for A2F Pictures in Minneapolis, told...

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Make Sure You Get Your Cat The Right Food During The Zombie Apocalypse

(0) Comments | Posted August 28, 2014 | 1:23 PM

A zombie apocalypse isn't going to stop a cat from being finicky. And it isn't going to stop a cat lover from wanting to please their little snookums.

So what was this guy thinking?

Watch the latest in the CATastrophe series (above), featuring a guy fighting...

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Homeless Kitten Loses Leg In Mousetrap, Wins Our Adoration

(1) Comments | Posted August 28, 2014 | 12:12 PM

There's a lot of toughness in this little cutie.

A stray kitten whose leg was amputated after she stepped on a cheese-filled mouse trap is winning hearts for her determination.

A good Samaritan spotted the crying cat with its tiny leg stuck in the trap and...

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Caroline Wozniacki Gets Hair Caught In Racket At U.S. Open

(3) Comments | Posted August 28, 2014 | 11:31 AM

Caroline Wozniacki didn't have a bad hair day at the U.S. Open Wednesday, but she certainly had a bad hair moment.

During her match against Aliaksandra Sasnovich, Wozniacki tried to backhand a return, but her ponytail caught got in her racket. The athlete, who lost a point as a result,...

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Heartless Burglars Blind Dog With Ammonia

(24) Comments | Posted August 28, 2014 | 8:30 AM

In a case that has outraged animal advocates, burglars temporarily blinded a dog with ammonia while breaking into a home in Manchester, England, on Aug 15.

The thieves spotted the border collie, named Jack, as they entered the kitchen mid-morning and sprayed the chemical in his face, causing great pain...

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GoPro Fetch Camera Harness Lets You See From Pooch's Point Of View

(1) Comments | Posted August 27, 2014 | 3:15 PM

Ever ask your dog how his day went and not get a satisfying answer?

Now you can know exactly what your pooch has been up to by outfitting it with a GoPro Fetch harness, which enables a camera to be mounted on the dog at two locations.

The device...

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Nobody Can Fill This Baseball Manager's Shoes When It Comes To Freaking Out

(0) Comments | Posted August 27, 2014 | 3:05 PM

Tommy Thompson, manager of baseball's Winston-Salem Dash, took off his shoes during a game Monday and left them at home plate.

To be polished? To be polite? To protest athlete's foot? Because Minor League managers can't stop stripping?

None of the above. Thompson was reportedly angry...

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GIANT Wasps' Nest Discovered On Woman's Guest Bed

(153) Comments | Posted August 27, 2014 | 11:22 AM

These guests had to go.

Protected from head to toe like "someone going to the Moon," an exterminator on Sunday removed a three-foot wasps' nest from a guest room bed in Winchester, England.

"I have never ever in my 40 odd years [on the job] seen something like this before,"...

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Big Fight Breaks Out After Former Lingerie Football League Game (EXPLICIT LANGUAGE)

(12) Comments | Posted August 27, 2014 | 10:45 AM

The Lingerie Football League may have changed its name to the Legends Football League to gain credibility, but the extracurricular violence that sometimes gained the group mainstream coverage returned in a recent playoff game.

A nasty brawl broke out at the end of the...

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Homer Simpson Takes Ice Bucket Challenge, Because We Had To See It

(3) Comments | Posted August 27, 2014 | 9:38 AM

We could imagine Homer Simpson dumping toilet water on his head for the ice bucket challenge to benefit the ALS Association in its fight against Lou Gehrig’s disease, but Matt Damon already did that one.

Instead, Homer attempts the gesture with a tiny glass of water....

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Artist Inspires Us To Think Outside The (Cereal) Box

(0) Comments | Posted August 26, 2014 | 5:17 PM

This New York City artist is thinking outside the (cereal) box.

Sarah Rosado makes portraits of major performers out of cornflakes. With works that feature greats like John Lennon and Elvis Presley to latter-day stars like Beyonce and Lady Gaga, Rosado has rendered the breakfast staple into art.

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ESPN Actually Just Reported On Michael Sam's Showering Habits

(46) Comments | Posted August 26, 2014 | 3:10 PM

ESPN might have taken its locker room reporting a little too inside the locker room.

The sports network actually dished Tuesday on Michael Sam's showering habits during the St. Louis Rams training camp.

Sam, the first openly gay player to be drafted by the NFL, is fighting for...

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Watch Baylor's Gorgeous New Football Stadium Rise Up Before Your Eyes

(0) Comments | Posted August 26, 2014 | 1:04 PM

This is a two-minute drill any football team could be proud of.

Check out the slick construction time-lapse video of Baylor University's new McLane Stadium in Waco, Texas.

"It's Time," reads the video's title on YouTube. As if the anticipation preceding the Bears' first game in their new...

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