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Ryan Grenoble
Ryan Grenoble is a news editor on the Trends team at The Huffington Post -- one of few who have the good fortune to work from the site's Denver office.

Entries by Ryan Grenoble

Fox Anchor Suing Hasbro Over Toy Rodent She Says Stole Her Likeness

(1) Comments | Posted September 2, 2015 | 12:55 PM

Fox News anchor Harris Faulkner sees herself in a toy hamster. And she's not playing around.

In a lawsuit filed Monday in U.S. District Court in New Jersey, Faulkner alleges toy manufacturing giant Hasbro stole her likeness to make a toy hamster of the same name for...

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Earth's Oldest Large Aquatic Predator Was A Terrifying 'Sea Scorpion'

(0) Comments | Posted September 1, 2015 | 5:27 PM

"Jumbo shrimp" doesn't do it justice.

Researchers at Yale and the University of Iowa have discovered a fossil of Earth's oldest large aquatic predator, a human-sized "giant sea scorpion" (albeit without the stinger-tipped tail). Named "Pentecopterus" in honor of the penteconter, an ancient Greek warship, the...

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Girl Realizes She's Going To Be A Big Sister, Dissolves In Happy Tears

(0) Comments | Posted September 1, 2015 | 3:48 PM

It took just 10 words to trigger an outpouring of emotion from Lilia, a girl in the U.K. who celebrated her seventh birthday last week:

"Lots of love from your baby sister or baby brother."

Lilia's parents attached the note to a birthday present to break the news that her...

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Congressman Decides To Teach Little Kids About Suicide Bombers

(0) Comments | Posted September 1, 2015 | 12:54 PM

It started as an innocent civics lesson, but it ended with Rep. Matt Salmon (R-Ariz.) chipping away at...

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Splish Splash! Golden Retriever Couldn't Be More Happy About This Bath

(0) Comments | Posted September 1, 2015 | 11:28 AM

Long day? Looking to take a relaxing soak in the tub?

Maybe steer clear of this bathtub, which -- thanks to the exuberant splashes of the golden retriever contained therein -- is unlikely to calm your nerves anytime soon.

Then again, for spectators safely removed from the splash zone,...

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Gerrymandering Snafu Puts Proposed Tax Hike In The Hands Of A Single Voter

(5) Comments | Posted August 31, 2015 | 2:10 PM

Business leaders in Columbia, Missouri, are caught in a web of their own spinning Monday, after their attempt to keep citizens from casting ballots on a sales tax measure inadvertently left the proposed tax's fate in the hands of just one voter.

In April, supporters of the half-cent sales tax...

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These Rubber Duckies Are More Suitable For Battle Than Bathtime

(0) Comments | Posted August 31, 2015 | 11:06 AM

Question: What looks like this:

But sounds like this?

Answer: This cart full of rubber ducks, which, when squeezed in unison, sound an awful lot like a clan of screaming soldiers:

These ducks -- or maybe they're geese? -- just need to team up with these goats who yell like humans and they'd have a proper army.


 H/T Tastefully...

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비맞는 개를 그냥 지나칠 수 없었던 두 남녀(사진)

(1) Comments | Posted August 31, 2015 | 12:49 AM

지난 8월 24일, 영국 동남부에 위치한 항구 도시인 도버(Dover)에는 세찬 비바람이 몰아쳤다. 모두가 비를 피해 분주하던 그곳의 어느 가로등에는 개 한 마리가 묶여 있었다. 개는 이미 온 몸이 흠뻑 젖은 상태였다. 하지만 개를 묶어둔 주인은 돌아올 기미가 보이지 않았다.

그때 인근에 위치한 빙고게임장인 ‘Gala Bingo’의 직원이 따뜻한 풍경을 목격했다....

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Ohio Cop Pulls Over Black Man Who 'Made Direct Eye Contact' With Him

(21) Comments | Posted August 28, 2015 | 2:50 PM

Earlier this month, a police officer in Dayton, Ohio, tailed a man by the name of John Felton for two miles, then pulled him over for failing to use a turn signal 100 feet prior to making his turn. To be clear: Felton used a turn signal, but he apparently didn't put it on early enough.

Only after handing over a written warning did the officer acknowledge the real reason he'd pulled over Felton, a black man who was driving a car with out-of-state plates: He had "made direct eye contact" with the officer.

The Dayton Police Department confirmed the incident in a statement emailed to The Huffington Post on Friday, and acknowledged that "making direct eye contact with an officer" is not a legitimate reason to be stopped.

"The Dayton Police Department is a true partner in the community and enjoys a positive community-police relationship," the statement said. "The Dayton Police Department is in contact with Mr. Felton. He has agreed to a conversation with the officer, facilitated by the Dayton Mediation Center. This will allow Mr. Felton and the Officer to discuss the specifics of the incident."

Felton captured the absurd interaction on camera, then shared the video on Facebook page. 

"This is why I hate coming to Dayton," he wrote in the caption. "He had no grounds for following/trailing me other than seeing an Infiniti with Michigan plates. His reason? 'I gave him direct eye contact while passing him.'"

Watch Felton's video, which contains adult language, below. 

After a bit of back and forth, Felton tells the officer he's using his cell phone to record the conversation and insists he had used his turn signal.

"You did signal," the officer clarifies. "You just didn't do it 100 feet prior to your turn."

"You just needed a reason to pull me over, sir," Felton responds, handing over his license and registration. "Is there a reason you pulled me over other than that?"

"Jesus Christ, this is so childish," he adds, speaking to himself.

The officer walks away, then returns a short time later with a written warning for the infraction.

"No disrespect, I don't have anything against police officers," Felton tells the officer, "but all the shit that's going on now, that's some scary shit to have a police officer just trailing you. ... Why were you trailing me?"

"Because you made direct eye contact with me and held onto it while I was passing you," he replies. "If you want to keep talking about it, I'll just give you a citation for the violation and we can take it to court. I'm not going to argue about it anymore."

In an interview with Dayton TV station ABC 22/FOX 45, Felton, who lives in Detroit, said he felt targeted as soon as he saw the officer's car.

"I have a nice car, I don’t know if he’d seen me as a black male, but I feel like I was targeted. Being a Michigan car and it was about 11 at night," he said. "I’m not your stereotypical black male that a lot of people have in mind. It’s just awareness that this stuff still happens in 2015."

H/T The David Pakman...

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Soggy Dog Weathers Rainstorm Thanks To Kindhearted Strangers

(0) Comments | Posted August 28, 2015 | 10:19 AM

When it's raining cats and dogs, sometimes all you can do is seek shelter and ride out the storm. And when you're a dog in that situation, if you're lucky, the shelter comes to you.

Two strangers came to the rescue of a soggy dog in Dover, England, earlier this...
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Oregon Wedding Featuring Weed Bar Was A Huge 'Hit' With Guests

(0) Comments | Posted August 27, 2015 | 2:49 PM

This wasn't your typical weeding... er, wedding. 

For their matrimonial ceremony this summer, Oregon couple John Elledge and Whitney Alexander decided to augment the standard open bar with a "weed tent." The experience included transportation to and from the event (safety first!) and a budtender to help guests in need of...

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Una hora y media instalando la puerta del gato, desperdiciada

(0) Comments | Posted August 27, 2015 | 12:43 PM

Cuando necesites validación después de una hora y media de trabajo, quizá no deberías esperarla por parte del gato.

"Ayer, pasé una hora y media instalando una nueva puerta para el gato para que así Philo pudiera entrar y salir a placer", escribió el dueño del gato Philo en YouTube el fin de semana pasado. Pero claramente el siamés de pelo largo no quedó impresionado con el esfuerzo de su humano.

Lo sentimos, señor, es hora de aceptar que no necesitan su ayuda.

(H/T Digg)

--Esta nota fue publicada originalmente en inglés por Ryan Grenoble en HuffPost Comedy. La versión en español es de Sonia Ramírez.

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Comment Card Scolds National Park For Failing To Train Bears Better

(2) Comments | Posted August 27, 2015 | 11:25 AM

For some people, the problem with the great outdoors is ... it's outdoors.

Take this visitor to Yellowstone National Park, for instance, who failed to see any bears and recommended lodge employees train them better. The unidentified guest left a comment card at the front desk of the hotel, requesting that...

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Magician Turns Girlfriend Into His Fiancee With His Best Trick Yet

(0) Comments | Posted August 26, 2015 | 5:28 PM

For Neil Henry, the writing wasn't on the wall, it was in a can of alphabet soup. And it spelled "--M-A-R-R-Y---M-E--".

Henry, a professional magician, employed all his skills earlier this week to surprise his girlfriend, Charlie Gardner, by proposing to her in front...

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Foal With All The Smooth Moves Redefines 'Hot To Trot'

(0) Comments | Posted August 26, 2015 | 1:14 PM

Have you ever seen a horse moonwalk?

Neither have we, but this foal comes awfully close.

Unlike pop star Michael Jackson, who picked up his smooth moves with plenty of hard work, Paso Fino horses like...

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Meet The 'Porn-Sniffing' Dog Who Busted Jared Fogle For Child Porn

(0) Comments | Posted August 26, 2015 | 11:01 AM

Investigators in the case against former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle, who pleaded guilty last Wednesday to "unlawful commercial sexual acts" with minors and possession of child pornography, had a secret weapon: a "porn-sniffing" dog.

OK, the dog doesn't literally sniff out porn; he sniffs out electronics....

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An Hour And A Half Installing The Cat Door, Wasted

(1) Comments | Posted August 26, 2015 | 6:44 AM

When you need validation for an hour and a half of hard work, maybe don't expect to get it from the cat?

"Yesterday, I spent an hour and half installing a new cat door so Philo the Cat could come and go as he pleases," Philo's owner wrote on YouTube...

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Baby Can't Keep It Together Over Animal Noises

(0) Comments | Posted August 25, 2015 | 4:25 PM

Successful animal noise delivery involves a delicate dance of timing, intonation and rhythm.

Just kidding -- it's all about mom making puppy noises, however she sees fit. And it's hilarious.

In this YouTube video uploaded earlier this month, a baby boy and his mom, who wishes to remain anonymous, share an uplifting bout of laughter over a book of animal noises. 

This mom is absolutely barking up the right...

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An Hour And A Half Installing The Cat Door, Wasted

(0) Comments | Posted August 25, 2015 | 1:35 PM

When you need validation for an hour and a half of hard work, maybe don't expect to get it from the cat?

"Yesterday, I spent an hour and half installing a new cat door so Philo the Cat could come and go as he pleases," Philo's owner wrote on YouTube last week. But the long-haired Siamese cat was clearly unimpressed by his human's efforts.

Sorry, human, it's time to face the mewsic.


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Ceres' Four-Mile Tall 'Pyramid' Is Closer Than Ever, Still Puzzling

(0) Comments | Posted August 25, 2015 | 11:02 AM

The closer we get to Ceres, the largest object in our solar system's asteroid belt, the stranger it becomes. 

In June, NASA released a photo of Ceres, taken by the Dawn spacecraft from 2,700 miles away, that showed a several-mile high "pyramid" protruding from the dwarf planet's otherwise generally...

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