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Fortnite Player Breaks Solo Kills Record During Rocket Launch

A Fortnite player used the rocket launch viewing party on Saturday to break the game's solo kills record.<p>With the rocket launching this past weekend, …

Fortnite players are mad after being killed during the epic rocket launch

Missing out<p>This afternoon, Epic Games unveiled its latest in-game event in <i>Fortnite</i>: a rocket launch that appears to have opened up a dimensional rift. The launch was a one-time event that saw thousands of players logging into the game to watch what would happen. While many people took in the …

23 Pixar Movie Easter Eggs That Actually Alluded To Future Movies

Did you know Dug from Up makes an appearance in Ratatouille?

Look at this monstrous alligator walking around a golf course in South Carolina

If you ever needed some extra motivation to keep your ball clear of hazards, this mammoth alligator prowling around a golf course in South Carolina should terrify you enough to keep the ball in play at all costs.<p>This seems to be the same gator that was spotted a few weeks ago by a Marine. Stay …

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7 Characters I Really Don't Want To See In 'Super Smash Bros.' For The Nintendo Switch

The moment has arrived: Nintendo just announced a new <i>Super Smash Bros.</i> for the Nintendo Switch. The iconic platforming brawler is one of Nintendo’s most treasured franchises, and bringing it out for 2018 is an amazing way for Nintendo to keep the foot on the gas to maintain the sizable momentum …

Is it ... Bigfoot? Hard-to-make-out footage purporting to show legendary giant in Canada forest goes viral

Was it a bear? A guy in a furry suit? Or was it in fact ... the elusive BIGFOOT!?<p>The lumbering legend has once again been filmed, allegedly, and albeit a little out of focus, and from quite a distance -- this time in the Great White North, roaming in some thick woods.<p>The video, uploaded to YouTube, …

Gamesharing with a friend on Xbox One is simple — here’s how to do it

There are a lot of downsides to the modern media landscape. We rarely ever <i>own</i> things anymore — media least of all. But there are some upsides too. …

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Can you hear this silent gif bouncing? Here’s why

The phenomenon may be more common than we think<p>Look at this GIF. There’s no sound, but most people who see it hear a “thudding” in their head each time the bouncing structure hits the ground. Why?<p>The answer has to do with how our senses work, says Christopher Fassnidge, a doctoral candidate in …

'Ghosts' Caught On Camera At Famed Stanley Hotel In Colorado

Who is that little girl on the stairs?<p>A photograph taken at the Colorado hotel that helped to inspire Stephen King’s bestselling novel “The Shining” shows what appears to be two “ghosts.”<p>The Mausling family of Aurora, Colorado, participated in a “spirit tour” at the 108-year-old Stanley Hotel in …

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A look back at the 1979 total solar eclipse

Dressed in a dark blazer and a polka-dot tie, ABC News' Frank Reynolds anchored the network's live coverage of a total solar eclipse 38 years …

This Plank Workout Will Work Every Inch of Your Body

Cardio is out and strength training is becoming the focus when it comes to losing weight. Nicole Aurigemma, MS physiology at Women's Health and Exercise Lab at Penn State said, "Having more muscle is actually beneficial to weight loss," because "muscle uses more energy and thus burns more calories …

[Premiere] A Sith Lord Is Born in This Gorgeously Dark 'Star Wars' Fan Film

In 'Dark Legacy,' a female apprentice must kill a Sith Master to inherit his legacy, or become host to a strange parasite.<p>When it comes to Star Wars and learning the Force, we've seen most of it from the perspective of the Jedi. When we see training, like Anakin, Luke, and now Rey, it's all from …

E3 2017: All the trailers from Xbox’s conference

From Crackdown 3 to Metro Exodus<p>The biggest moment from the Xbox press conference was undoubtedly the confirmation that Xbox One X, the company’s new console, would be released on Nov. 7 for $499.<p>The Xbox One X isn’t just the most powerful, as toted by Microsoft during its conference, but it’s also …

The absolute best way to grill chicken

How many times have you been to a barbecue only to be served sad chicken? What, you may ask, is “sad chicken”?<p>Oh, we think you know.<p>Burnt chicken, dry chicken, chicken with no discernable flavor, chicken that looks alright at first and then turns out to be raw in the middle — ah, that might be the …

Grilled Herb and Honey Pork Loin

This pork loin roast is marinated in beer and honey, making it tender and flavorful. To save money, use pork loin instead of pork tenderloin. Also, …

Inside Carnival's tech-filled Medallion cruise ship

Carnival's smart ship makeover set to revolutionize cruising

The Regal Princess will set sail this November with a new "Medallion Class" experience. Take a look inside.

How Chicago Is Quickly Becoming the Social Entrepreneurship Capital of the U.S.

Chicagoans have a sweet spot for social responsibility.<p>One of the most underestimated entrepreneurship hubs in the United States is, without question, Chicago.<p>It gets some love here and there, and has definitely risen in the ranks (both nationally and globally) over the past few years, but in …

America’s best train journeys, ranked

Sit back and watch the world go by on one of America’s best train journeys. You’ll cross lofty trestles, swoop through long tunnels, snake alongside rivers, and flank canyons — seeing parts of the country accessible only by rail. We compared data from Amtrak, Vacations By Rail and America By Rail, …

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A thermonuclear bomb slammed into a North Carolina farm in 1961 — and part of it is still missing

Disaster struck early in the morning of January 24, 1961, as eight servicemen in a nuclear bomber were patrolling the skies near Goldsboro, North Carolina.<p>They were an insurance policy against a surprise nuclear attack by Russia on the United States — a sobering threat at the time. The on-alert …

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22 People Who Can't Be Trusted Under Any Circumstances

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The best new graphic design tools of 2017 so far

Whether it’s new versions of well-known software, or totally new apps from startup companies, new tools for graphic designers are coming out all the …

Graphic Design

Guy Catches His GF Cheating In Bed With Another Man, Becomes A Hero For His Unexpected Reaction

What would you do if you came home to find your partner fast asleep in bed with another person? Yell the house down? Reach for the shotgun? Drive …

How they created that astonishing 'American Gods' sex scene

The opening episode of "American Gods" is filled with scenes of blood-soaked violence. But a different scene drew stunned gasps from the audience at the London premiere.<p>The scene introduces Bilquis, one of the story's ancient gods adrift in the contemporary world. Fans of the 2001 Neil Gaiman novel …

Here are all your favorite TV shows that are coming back for another season

And while the people behind the shows are awaiting the networks' decisions, viewers are also feeling the tension. Will your favorite show head to the TV graveyard or get another year of life?<p>Exhale. That question has been answered for many of your favorite shows. Business Insider has compiled an …

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Death Note, Bleach, Naruto are now available to stream for free — and legally

If you’re looking for a reason to start watching anime, this is a pretty good one<p>As anime continues to rise in popularity stateside, more streaming services are looking to cater to a hungry audience trying to find niche series at a cost effective price.<p>In an effort to bring more people over to Tubi …

From Lemon Cake To Chocolate Cream Pie: 15 Unforgettable Easter Desserts

Jelly beans and chocolate bunnies are fine, but these Easter treats will make your holiday celebration unforgettable. From the lemoniest lemon pound cake to the silkiest chocolate cream pie, there is something on this list for every<i>bunny</i>.<p>1. Lemon Buttermilk Pound Cake<p>If ever there was a cake for …

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Chevrolet Tahoe RST is a special edition that actually feels special

Special editions, even if they're just small aesthetic changes, are hot sellers for Chevrolet, which is why you see so many of them. The Tahoe RST is yet another special edition, but this one brings just a bit more to the table... albeit as an optional upgrade.<p>RST stands for Rally Sport Truck, but …

Most Underrated PlayStation 4 Exclusives You Should Play Right Now

NieR is a special game – one that means all people like me (who’ve seen it through and know of it’s genuinely mind-blowing and thoroughly unique …

How to take your kids to Disney World for free (almost)

Anyone with kids understands that Disney World is a vacation they need to take at least once. After all, it’s the happiest place on earth. The only …

Personal Finance