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Delta Airlines launches internet meme safety video

From Doge to Nyan Cat, Delta has crammed 25 internet memes into its latest safety video – and it’s just another in a series of cheesy inflight films<p>ROTFL (or don’t, whatevs). In a testament to how bored travellers have become with inflight safety videos, but how massively NOT bored everyone is with …

Air New Zealand

Cyber Gadget’s Multi-Console System ‘Retro Freak’ Set To Rival RetroN 5 With PC Engine Support

If you’re yet to experience the RetroN 5, Hyperkin’s all-in-one system is a fantastic offering for retro gamers with limited space. Although equipped …

Retrogaming

Fox hunting and anti-vivisection: Why animals matter more than people

Less than a week after the election, the Conservative party have already announced plans to overturn the 2004 ban on fox hunting. This has, inevitably, triggered immediate outrage. You have to wonder at the logic behind this move. For one, considering Cameron’s efforts to detoxify the Conservative …

Psychology

This Teacher Is Going To Have An Interesting School Year With This Kid

The Pentagon's Response to Ted Cruz Regarding Jade Helm 15

<i>Recently, Senator Ted Cruz from Texas asked the Pentagon to clarify its intentions with military exercises in Central Texas called "Jade Helm 15." The Pentagon's response follows:</i><p>Dear Senator Cruz:<p>Thank you for your inquiry into whether the Jade Helm 15 military exercise is the first wave of a …

Nintendo Bringing Its Franchises to Universal Theme Parks

Alongside Nintendo's positive earnings report Thursday, the Japanese game giant announced a major partnership with Universal Parks & Resorts to bring the company's IP to theme parks around the world.<p>Details are light at the moment, but Nintendo said in a statement that it plans to create …

Walt Disney Company

Nebraska woman files lawsuit against all the homosexuals for being gay

She heard “the boasting of the Defendant Homosexuals on the world news” and couldn’t help herself<p>A Nebraska woman filed a handwritten lawsuit against homosexuals -- <i>all</i> of them -- in the U.S. District Court of Omaha last week, the Lincoln Journal Star's Lori Pilger reports.<p>Sylvia Driskell -- acting …

Star

Latest<p>Star Wars May the 4th Be With You Sale Happening At PlayStation Store<p>Star Wars 3 hours ago<p>Star Wars<p>Infinity War Has Made This Video Game …

Avengers: Infinity War

How to see a green flash

The green flash image at the top of this post was taken by Jim Grant, our friend on Facebook. He captured it off the coast of Ocean Beach, …

San Diego

Mike Huckabee: U.S. moving toward 'criminalization of Christianity'

The United States is moving toward “criminalization of Christianity” as a result of legalizing same-sex marriage, Mike Huckabee told a group of conservative pastors in a conference call organized by the Family Research Council.<p>“I think it’s fair to say that Christian convictions are under attack as …

LGBTQI

Three-year-old 'pushed mother to death' in China

Chinese toddler suspected of pushing his mother down a lift shaft as she searched for the keys to their home<p>A Chinese mother who died after falling down a lift shaft while searching for her keys appeared to have been pushed by her three-year-old son, a newspaper claimed.<p>The 45-year-old woman, who …

GameStop's going retro with classic consoles and games

GameStop is trying a new tactic as it faces increased competition from the likes of Gamefly, Amazon and other online retailers: It's going old school. <i>IGN</i> reports that beginning April 24th, the company will once again begin accepting classic consoles for trade-in and sale in 250 of its …

Replica of 18th century French ship sets sail for U.S. - CNN Video

A replica of a French warship that helped the Americans during the Revolutionary war has just set sail. CNN's Jessica King has more.

American Revolution

Researcher denied flight after tweet poking United security

WASHINGTON (AP) — United Airlines stopped a prominent security researcher from boarding a California-bound flight late Saturday, following a social …

Security

Parrot's Cries of 'Help, Fire' Bring Firefighters to Burning House in Idaho

Emergency crews responding to a house fire in Idaho Friday night expected to find an elderly woman inside the home when they heard cries of "help" and "fire."<p>But after an extensive search, firefighters were only able to find two parrots — one who happened to be more verbal than the other.<p>Calls …

Fire Fighting

Star Wars director George Lucas strikes back against nimby neighbours

Filmmaker takes his revenge after being denied permission to build film studio on his California estate - by funding affordable house development in their backyards instead<p>It is a case of the <b>Star Wars</b>director striking back.<p>After being denied planning approval for a film studio on his California …

Star Wars

Nicole Richie's wedding dress. Would you wear it?

Nicole Richie married Joel Madden on December 11 and today pictures have emerged of her wedding dress, it was reportedly inspired by the dress Grace …

Russian Siri accused of homophobia after negative answers to LGBT questions

The Russian-language version of Apple's digital assistant Siri has been accused of being homophobic by some users who received surprising answers …

The plane that can fly backwards

The Soviet Antonov An-2, which has been generating headlines from North Korea, can perform a feat that seems impossible, says Stephen Dowling.<p>In early April, North Korean media unveiled a new camouflage scheme for one of its most important military aircraft. The supreme leader himself, Kim Jong-Un, …

Aviation

World's Last Male Northern White Rhino Placed Under 24-Hour Armed Guard In Kenya

After the decimation of his species by poachers, Sudan the rhino finds himself in an extremely precarious position: He is the last male northern white rhinoceros on the planet.<p>According to The Independent, the 40-year-old animal has been put under 24-hour armed guard in the Kenya game conservancy …

Can you solve the maths question for Singapore schoolkids that went viral?

Singapore usually comes top, or nearly top, of the international rankings in primary maths performance.<p>And when you read this question – you can see why. It’s an excellent logical puzzle, which will stump most adults.<p>To clear up any ambiguity, Cheryl tells Albert the month in which her birthday …

Mathematics

1 Dead In Accident At Walt Disney World Speedway

A man was killed in a car accident at the Exotic Driving Experience at the Walt Disney World Speedway in Florida on Sunday, according to police.<p>Gary Terry, the 36-year-old passenger, was pronounced dead at the scene while the driver, 24-year-old Tavon Watson, was taken to nearby Celebration …

We Accidentally Created A Super Termite Hybrid In Florida

Oops<p>You know all those stories where humans accidentally create a monster that eventually runs amok and destroys everything? That cautionary tale is playing out in real-time in Florida right now. With termites.<p>In a new study published in <i>PLOS One</i> scientists found that two incredibly invasive species …

Zoology

School principals threaten parents with police if kids play 'Grand Theft Auto'

Technically Incorrect: A group of British school principals send a letter to parents saying that violent adult-rated video games risk getting them into serious trouble.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Schools aren't there just to teach …

Grand Theft Auto

US: Chicago-area cousins planned US terrorist attack

CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois Army National Guard soldier vowed to bring "the flames of war to the heart" of America if he was unable to get to the …

Terrorism

David Cameron sung a cheesy Benny Hill song to the audience at the Sky debate during an advert break

Along with Ed Miliband, the Conservative Party leader was at the Sky studios in London, to be grilled by Jeremy Paxman and take questions from a studio audience ahead of the General Election in May.<p>Tasked with keeping the audience entertained during an advert break, Sky News host Kay Burley asked …

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

Psychology

Supreme Court’s corporate humiliation: Why this court would have Jefferson rolling in his grave

As right-wing justices grant corporations ever more rights and powers, here’s who’s slowly but surely losing theirs<p>Religious exemptions have been causing a great deal of debate lately, with some arguing that they are a natural extension of the establishment clause, and others contending they are …

California forced to take signatures for horrifying “shoot the gays” ballot initiative

One opponent of the measure has filed the “Intolerant Jacka** Act” to counteract the egregious anti-LGBTQ proposal<p>Unfortunately for a select group of bigots but fortunately for humankind, no state could constitutionally (or conscionably) enact a law requiring that LGBT people be executed with a …