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Canadian girl responds to cyber-bullying with Positive Post-it campaign

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Caitlin Prater-Haacke's anti-bullying Post-Its led to the Airdrie city council declaring Oct. 9 as Positive Post-It Day.
An Alberta student is fighting back against bullying using Post-it notes of positivity. Meet Caitlin Prater-Haacke a high school student from Alberta, Canada, who was involved in a bullying incident. A person broke into her locker got on her ipad and posted a status urging her to die. Caitlin's response is incredible, and proves what a strong young woman she is. This video is such an inspiration to anyone who has been the victim of bullying.

Comment: Way to go Caitlin! Small, creative steps make the world a better place for everyone.


English speaking parrot vanishes for four years and returns speaking Spanish

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Grey African parrot vanished from British owner's home in Torrance, California in 2010 before reappearing in the same town
The owner of a parrot that spoke English with a British accent says the bird went missing for four years, only to return speaking Spanish and asking for someone named Larry, a Southern California newspaper reported on Monday.

Darren Chick told the Daily Breeze newspaper that he doesn't know where African grey parrot Nigel has been for four years but that aside from the language switch, the bird is doing fine back at home.

"He's doing perfect," Chick told the paper. "It's really weird, I knew it was him from the minute I saw him."

Kim Jong-un VS Obama (VS Abe VS Putin VS Ki-Moon!) - Let's dance!

Obama and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un have a dance-off... as Putin, Japanese leader Abe, and UN Sec-Gen Ban Ki-Moon join in!

Remember folks, it's all just theater in the end. Enjoy!


Knock-knock: Polar bear breaks into home in Alaskan village

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Ruby Kaleak heads out on polar bear patrol in Kaktovik, Alaska.
Ruby Kaleak's part-time job on polar bear patrol in the village of Kaktovik, Alaska, usually means chasing the animals back to the Beaufort Sea. But she wasn't expecting to shoo one of the biggest bears she's ever seen out of a house last week.

She was on duty Friday in the village of 300 people when a call came over the radio that a bear was inside a doorway, the Alaska Dispatch News reported ( ). Kaleak heard two whispered words: "Qanitchaq, nanuq," which in Inupiat means "arctic entryway, polar bear," referring to the home's narrow covered porch that serves as a barrier to the cold.

"They didn't say where or who," Kaleak said. "I thought that one of the young boys in town was pulling a prank." Armed with a 12-gauge shotgun that can fire rounds of beanbags, firecrackers or lethal slugs, Kaleak and a co-worker drove to a house where the call may have originated.

That's where she saw a shadow in the home's entryway that made her pause. Then, the head of a big polar bear popped up. "I was shocked. It was humongous," Kaleak said. "Just the neck and head was half the size of me, and I'm 5 (feet) 2 (inches)." The bear was feasting on a drum of seal oil in the entryway of 81-year-old Betty Brower's home, said Flora Rexford, Brower's granddaughter.

The widely cited physicist who doesn't exist turns out to be 'total *sshole'

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Physics professor who is not Stronzo Bestiale
An Italian science writer reviewing a paper written in 1987 by two well-known physicists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, noted a third author with an intriguing and profane Italian name which translates to "total *sshole."

Vito Tartamella discovered what turned out to be a private joke, when reading "Diffusion in a Periodic Lorentz Gas", published in 1987 in the Journal of Statistical Physics, and credited to physicists Bill Moran, William G. Hoover, and 'Stronzo Bestiale.' Recognizing the Italian name as slang meaning 'total *sshole,' Tartamella contacted the now-retired Hoover for an explanation.

According to Hoover he had submitted a paper on "connecting fractal geometry, irreversibility and the second law of thermodynamics,' only to have it rejected by the Physical Review Letters and the Journal of Statistical Physics refused to publish it because, according to him it "contained too innovative ideas."

Comment: For more information about the corruption of science, check out: And don't panic!


Week-long acid trip lands Washington man in jail, ending his crime spree

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A Washington man on a week-long acid trip faces multiple charges after going on a drug-fueled crime spree that ended when one of his victims drove him to McDonald's so he could get a soda. George Jacobson,23, is charged with multiple crimes including robbery, kidnapping, burglary, and theft of a firearm and is currently being held in Pierce County Jail with bail set at $1 million, according to Fox 13.

According to authorities, they received their first report on Jacobson's antics on Sept. 26 after receiving two callas from home owners who encountered him on their property. The first victim found Jacobson in his barn holding a single black rubber boot. Asked what he was doing, the homeowner said Jacobson walked outside, bent down, and put his hands in the air. After the homeowner threatened to "sic his dogs on him," Jacobson reportedly ran off.

Jacobson then showed up inside a neighbor's house where he drew a gun on the woman of the house, while muttering "mean neighbor." Asking him what he wanted, Jacobson requested the woman make him a sandwich, which she did. As he ate the sandwich, Jacobson showed the woman the boot explaining he was on a "spiritual journey" and the "boot contained his jewels."
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Mother Nature strikes back as hawk downs drone

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An irate hawk reclaimed its patch of sky from an antagonistic drone this week in Cambridge, Massachusetts, knocking the buzzing recording device out of the sky as easily as its normal prey.

YouTube user and software developer Christopher Schmidt had been flying the Phantom FC40 quadcopter drone around the city's Magazine Beach Park, when the giant bird of prey took exception to his activities. In Schmidt's words, the bird "wasn't too happy" with its presence.

The footage shows the predator skillfully swooping into the camera before swiping at it with its enormous talons and knocking it out of the sky.

"As soon as he flew at me, I throttled down the props to try to minimize any harm to the bird," Schmidt wrote alongside his upload of the video on YouTube.

This horse walks into a police station....

A horse walking into a police station sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, but that scenario actually happened.

The horse trotted into the Cheshire Constabulary Headquarters in Winsford, England, early Monday morning. The animal is seen on closed-circuit video casually entering the station through automatic doors before an officer walks him back out a short while later. Apparently the horse was from a nearby field, where it was returned by the staff.

Police Superintendent Peter Crowcroft released this statement: "We were somewhat saddled with our unexpected guest, who in the early hours of the morning quickly became the mane event of the night shift. ... At neigh point did the horse pose a risk to security."

That is probably the best example of British humor we have seen in a while.
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People kept complaining this restaurant sucked, look what they found out...

A famous restaurant in NYC decided to hire a firm to figure out why they kept getting bad reviews. What this firm discovered is quite interesting. Below is a transcript that the restaurant posted on Craigslist after they discovered what it was...


Report: Many companies now offering women permanent, unpaid maternity leave

As part of a nationwide effort to accommodate women in the workplace, many U.S. companies are now offering female employees permanent, unpaid maternity leave, according to a Pew Research Center survey released Thursday.