Just a great white on the beach, nothing to see here


Going for a cheeky afternoon dip proved a little difficult for folks in Sydney on Monday, due to a casual cameo from, y’know, a great white shark.

Picked up by locals on social media and reported by Nine News, the shark washed up on the shore of Sydney’s Manly Beach in distress. 

Literally about to take my boys for a swim… #shark #manlybeach

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A rescue team from Manly Sea Life Sanctuary managed to transport the shark to nearby Fairy Bower Pool on a stretcher. Read more…

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Hollywood casting director says Asians are not expressive and people are not having it


Are Asian actors less expressive than their white counterparts?

Asians are taking to Twitter in anger, after a Hollywood casting director allegedly said Asian actors were more difficult to cast because they were “not very expressive.”

An article by Paste Magazine quotes Nancy Wang Yuen, a sociologist, in which she recalls talking to an unnamed casting director regarding Asians.

“I work with a lot of different people and Asians are a challenge to cast because most casting directors feel as though they’re not very expressive,” the Hollywood casting director allegedly told Yuen. Read more…

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China makes plans to ban gasoline cars


China is looking to fully ban gasoline cars down the road.

The surprising announcement was made at an automotive industry forum over the weekend. Xin Guobin, deputy minister of industry and IT, said the ministry has started planning out a timeline for the end of petrol and diesel cars, and light commercial vehicles.

China, the world’s biggest car market, sold 28 million cars last year. That’s a third of the 88 million cars and vans sold around the world.

A Yudo X-¦Ð concept electric vehicle shown in April this year.

A Yudo X-¦Ð concept electric vehicle shown in April this year.

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Forgetting to hydrate is no longer an excuse with this smart water bottle


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Hydration nation, y’all.

Drinking water seems to be the answer to all problems these days at least according to Twitter. Skin acting up? Drink water. Going through a breakup? Drink water.  Need to raise $500 in a day to pay rent? Drink water. (If only, right?)

Test out the power of proper hydration for $31.99 with the PYRUS smart water bottle. This little guy will quickly become one of those things you can’t leave home without. 

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Patrick Stewart trolling Thomas Middleditch is the best thing on Instagram right now


There are a lot of horrible and stupid things on the internet in 2017, but there is also, perpetually, hope. 

This time, it’s in the form of Sir Patrick Stewart, veteran thespian and erstwhile poo emoji, trolling comedian and Silicon Valley star Thomas Middleditch in a series of incessantly savage Instagram posts. It’s absurd and it’s senseless and yet, it’s all that makes sense anymore.

It started Wednesday morning with this extremely English post; Stewart speaks to Middleditch as if the latter is his butler at Downton, and creates a colorful world with as much realism. We want to meet Dagworth Maestro and Willie West, and we will dress in our finest to join Stewart for tea in the rose garden. Read more…

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