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    We Test Freezing Cryotherapy: -292 For 3 Minutes | Inc


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    On Halloween night 2018, the LED screen at the top of the rather distinctive Salesforce Tower in San Francisco turned a bright orange before revealing a brilliant “Eye of Sauron”, the symbolic emblem of the iconic villain who appeared throughout The Lord of the Rings series. This remarkable event came about through a public petition put forward by a local group called The Fellowship, who asked CEO Marc Benioff to make it so. And so he did.

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    Uncle Sam balloon in the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade of 1940.


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    Alaska Earthquake

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    https://www.iflscience.com/plants-an...xnuB889FmOUehI

    Called Dozer, the cow lives on the Kismet Creek Farm in Hanover, Canada. And while Knickers was an impressive 1.94 meters (6.4 feet) tall, Dozer is even bigger at 1.98 meters (6.5 feet).

    Sadly for Knickers, a cow though he might be, he has lost his billing as flavor of the week to the slightly chunkier Dozer. But both of them fall short of the record, an Italian ox called Bellino, which measures 2.1 meters (6.8 feet) tall.

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    Mandy Moore


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    Prank-O, a Minneapolis-based comedy company, has a hilarious line of fake gift boxes known as Prank Packs. These gift boxes are printed with items of questionable taste while hiding the real presents inside. Such absurd items include a Plant Urinal, a “Crib Dribbler”, “My First Fire”, “Bathe and Brew”, “Tech Neck”, “Tweet Printer” and “Sizzl Bacon Scented Dryer Sheets”, just to name a few.

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    Josh Duhamel next Monday.


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    On Friday this Alaska road collapsed in an earthquake. It's already been fixed\


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    Hey Tom Brady and Michael Jordan, I have 6 too. Plus I have "6" MVPs (a record in all sports) and scored the most points ever 3 NCAA MVPs and won 3 NCAA titles .. "Slow ya roll on the G.O.A.T. chatter young men!!" AND I fought BRUCE LEE!! - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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    "Swole" is now in the dictionary.

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    BOSTON (AP) — Get swole, prepare a bug-out bag, grab a go-cup and maybe you’ll have a better chance of surviving the omnicide.

    Translation: Hit the gym and bulk up, put a bunch of stuff essential for survival in an easy-to-carry bag, grab a drink for the road, and perhaps you’ll live through a man-made disaster that could wipe out the human race.

    Swole , bug-out bag , go-cup and omnicide are just a few of the 640 additions to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary added Monday.

    Deciding what gets included is a painstaking process involving the Springfield, Massachusetts-based company’s roughly two dozen lexicographers, said Peter Sokolowski, Merriam-Webster’s editor at large.

    They scan online versions of newspapers, magazines, academic journals, books and even movie and television scripts until they detect what he calls “a critical mass” of usage that warrants inclusion.

    The words are added to the online dictionary first, before some are later added to print updates of the company’s popular Collegiate Dictionary, which according to company spokeswoman Meghan Lunghi, has sold more than 50 million copies since 1898, making it the “best-selling hardcover book after the Bible.”

    “So many people use our website as their principal dictionary and we want it to be current,” Sokolowski said. “We want to be as useful as possible.”

    The latest additions include mostly new words, or phrases, but also some old words with new meanings or applications.

    Take unplug and snowflake, for example. Unplug means to literally tug an electric plug from a wall socket, but now, it also has a more metaphorical meaning, as in to disconnect from social media, he said.

    And yes, a snowflake is still a beautiful ice crystal that floats from the sky during winter, but it now also has a usually disparaging meaning of “someone who is overly sensitive,” according to Merriam-Webster’s definition.

    Some of the words have been around for decades, but are included in the dictionary because of increased usage.

    Omnicide, which means “the destruction of all life,” dates to the Cold War and was used in reference to the threat of nuclear annihilation, but lately it has been used to define the risk of other man-made disasters, primarily climate change.

    Popular culture —movies, TV and sports — is a common source of new words, such as buzzy , an adjective that literally means creating a buzz, such as a “buzzy new movie.”

    And then there’s EGOT , a noun that refers to an entertainer who has won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony. Audrey Hepburn, Marvin Hamlisch, Mel Brooks and Whoopi Goldberg are among the elite group .

    Garbage time, those painful final minutes of a game when one team has an insurmountable lead and both teams empty their benches, has been around since 1960, but is on the latest list of new words.

    With the rapid advance of science, many new words come from the fields of technology and medicine.

    In the internet age when it’s sometimes difficult to determine whether the vast amounts of information we’re exposed to is accurate, the dictionary is a rock, Sokolowski said.

    “We need the dictionary more than ever now that we have information flying at us from all directions,” he said.

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    Car manufacturer Renault certainly knows how to roll a performance check! A recently released commercial in Brazil for the KWID Outsider highlights the adventures you can find in the new SUV. To help them on this epic quest, the characters of the classic 1980s Dungeons & Dragons cartoon step out of animation into a fiery real-world adventure that begs to be watched over and over.

    Hank, Eric, Diana, Presto, Sheila, Bobby and, oh yes, Uni face off against an appropriately menacing and imposing-looking Tiamat in this unforgettable commercial.


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    Ryan Reynolds Commits to Blowing Every Glass Bottle for His Limited Run, Signature Aviation American Gin


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    Star Wars Fans Direct Traffic With Lightsabers During New York Blackout

    https://comicbook.com/starwars/2019/...I96sfu8pueKNRc

    On Saturday night, a power failure in New York City left the West Side of Manhattan in the dark. Some of the city’s denizens became trapped in subway cars. Others had to navigate the roads of the city without the aid of streetlights or stoplights. Some good Samaritans took to the streets, using what light sources they could find to help direct traffic through the city. These included cell phones as well as lightsaber blades.

    Some in the city, including The New York Times reporter Liam Stack, took photos of the Jedi in action. “Now that it’s getting dark the civilians directing traffic in Hell’s Kitchen are using whatever light they can get, including cellphones and... light sabers #NYCblackout,” Stack tweeted with a photo on Twitter.

    The one in Stack’s photo wasn’t alone.

    Directing traffic is a difficult and necessary job during incidents like this one. "I know how tricky it is when it comes to that intersection and I just saw in my mind car accidents people getting hit, people screaming," a woman told CNN, saying she learned the skill from her police officer father. "So I felt like I should have just tried."

    The power outage lasted for approximately three hours. Con Edison said that a mechanical problem — an explosion and fire, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo — at a substation was the cause of the blackout. The substation problem led to issues in six power sectors, leading to the power outage in portions of Manhattan.

    The power came back on around 10 p.m. “Power has been restored after today's #blackout, but New Yorkers should continue to exercise caution as everything returns to normal,” Cuomo tweeted. “When things are at their worst, New Yorkers are at their best, and they were at their best tonight.”

    Parts of Midtown and Hell’s Kitchen were also affected by the blackout. The outage occurred on the 42nd anniversary of the 1977 blackout that left the city in darkness.

    Some found themselves trapped in elevators waiting for the power to return. Broadway shows canceled their performances.

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