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Jaguar escapes zoo habitat, moves from enclosure to enclosure, killing trapped animals

A young male jaguar at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans slipped out of its enclosure in the dark of night and went on a territorial killing rampage, attacking alpacas and foxes and an emu trapped in their own habitats before veterinarians armed with tranquilizers managed to sedate it.<p>The big cat — a …

sedated

Florida cops say apparent murder was really suicide, accomplished with a handgun and a weather balloon

At first it appeared to be a murder case when a 71-year-old man was found dead in a field next to his country club home in southern Florida with a bullet wound to his chest.<p>But on Thursday, after a six-month investigation, police released a report that concluded Alan Jay Abrahamson killed himself …

Crime

The Complicated Legacy of 'The Dark Knight'

Christopher Nolan's acclaimed film changed the movie landscape when it was released ten years ago this month, but at what cost?<p>“You’ve changed …

The Dark Knight

People Told Us About the Moment They Realized Their Friend Was a Fake

From BFF to Bye, Felicia.<p>Friends. They pick you up from the airport, hold your hair back when you're puking, and offer their fries in times of need. Friends are so highly valued that there's even an entire religion for them. Without them, we'd have no one to group chat with but co-workers and …

Los Angeles

Unadulterated Joy: An Oral History of ‘Step Brothers’

The most hilarious, exhausting movie of the 21st century was, ironically, conceived as a cool-down. In the mid-2000s, Adam McKay and Will Ferrell …

Comedy

6 Shocking Ways Weed Can Affect Your Brain

Most people know that smoking marijuana can make you feel spaced out or trigger the need for some munchies, but it also can have some other, lesser …

The Brain

The 50 best podcasts of 2018

<b>2 Dope Queens</b><br>Comedy panel hit<p>Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams’s podcast is a perfect storm of comedy and representation, with the two US comedians hanging out with their mostly female, often non-white and LGBT guests to chat “race, gender, sex, and other less serious topics”. Recorded in front …

Comedy

How to get away with financial fraud

Some of the world’s biggest scandals have gone unspotted for years. The nature of fraud is that it works outside our field of vision. By Dan Davies<p>‘Guys, you’ve got to hear this,” I said. I was sitting in front of my computer one day in July 2012, with one eye on a screen of share prices and the …

Headphones

Boots Riley Explains How He Made Sorry to Bother You the Year’s Most Surprising Scifi Movie

As <i>Sorry to Bother You</i> steadily popped up at festivals and small screenings across the United States, there’s been a near-universal audience reaction: …

Bob Marley

Joseph Heller’s Handwritten Outline for Catch-22, One of the Great Novels of the 20th Century

We remember <i>Catch-22</i>, more than half a century after its publication, as a rollicking satire of American military culture in wartime. But those of us …

Literature

Chris Pratt's Unforgettable Acceptance Speech Reveals 9 Inspiring Rules to Live By

They're powerful words from the prominent actor.<p>Actor Chris Pratt usually isn't the first person that you think about when seeking sage words of wisdom. Although it's true that he's known for often playing a sarcastic role, that didn't stop him from collecting the prestigious Generation Award at …

Marvel Universe

Top 25 Tactics of Workplace Bullies (in Order of Most to Least Popular)

The most sophisticated bullies use tactics that go undetected by leadership.<p>While it's easy to recognize the schoolyard bully, workplace bullies use more sophisticated tactics. Some of them are difficult to prove. Other behaviors allow bullies to fly under the radar undetected.<p>But it's important to …

The Workplace

How hiding depression and mental illness from family can be deadly - Vox

The silent shame of having a mental illness in a Chinese family.<p>“Don’t you dare go back to that doctor,” my mother growled into the phone. “He’ll put ‘bipolar’ on your record and then you’ll never be able to get a job.”<p>I nodded into the receiver. “Okay.”<p>I never went back. Seven years later, I woke …

Mental Health

What's Your Favorite Movie Easter Egg?

Easter eggs aren't only in Disney movies!<p>The best responses will be featured in a future BuzzFeed Community post or video!

Movies

An Award-Winning Author Says This Should Be the Goal of Everything You Write

Methods may differ, but the goal is the same.<p>George Saunders is an American author who contributes essays and short stories to <i>The New Yorker</i> and several other publications. Saunders has published several volumes of his short stories, for which he's received prestigious writing awards, including the …

Creative Writing

25 Of The Absolute Scariest Psychological Horror Books

The scariest writing for me is not the bloodspattery, gore-filled prose. It is not even the kind that keeps me up at night, wondering if a killer is …

Horror

Bill Murray Explains How He Pulled Himself Out of a Deep, Lasting Funk: He Took Hunter S. Thompson’s Advice & Listened to the Music of John Prine

Judging by the outpouring of affection in online comment sections, Chicago folk musician John Prine has helped a great many of his fans through tough …

Bill Murray

This "Inside Out" Detail Just Made "Up" Even Sadder...Or Maybe Less Sad

Yes, it's been three years since Inside Out came out and I JUST noticed this, sue me.

Animation

One of the World’s Largest Advertisers Is Asking Brands to Help Endangered Animals

CANNES, France—Mars, one of the world’s largest advertisers, is asking other major brands to help animals at the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity. …

Advertising Industry

Humans should stop meddling with pandas and let them die

About 183,000 years ago, early humans shared the Earth with a lot of giant pandas. And not just the black-and-white, roly-poly creatures we know today, but another, previously unknown lineage of giant panda bears as well.<p>In a paper published Monday (June 18) in Current Biology, researchers from the …

Royal Family

25 Basic Camera Terms All Beginner Filmmakers Should Know

If you want to use a camera, you're gonna want to know this terminology.Filmmaking might be a creative art form, but it's also incredibly technical, …

Cinematography

5 Tips for Directors from Sidney Lumet

The great New York filmmaker was also a great teacher of his craft.Who comes to mind when you try to think of the best New York-bred filmmaker? …

The Science Behind Being Funny. This Is No Joke.

Here is a not so serious overview of what science and research says about what makes you funny (or not).<p>I've written about the science behind lots of things, including influence, note taking, procrastination, and even awkward silence.<p>Now to the science of something a little less serious. Like being …

Sigmund Freud

The Kuleshov Effect and How Spielberg Masters It

If you haven't heard of Kuleshov's Effect you are not alone. However, once you understand it you will start noticing it in many directors' films …

The 57 best one-hit wonders of all time

1/<p>"Rockin Robin" by Bobby Day (1958)<p>You might know "Rockin' Robin" best as a kid's song that has an accompanying hand game, or as the 1972 version …

Music

Uh oh: Blockchain may not be as secure as we thought

Blockchain has the potential to transform our world. Experts insist the technology is “bigger than the internet,” but we may want to take a beat …

Blockchain

Shady cryptocurrency project brings on Steven Seagal for added shadiness

Actor Steven Seagal could be the harbinger of the ICO apocalypse. Seagal today announced his involvement with ‘Bitcoiin,’ an upcoming token that looks a lot like Bitcoin, but is built on the Ethereum blockchain.<p>Hollywood actor Steven Seagal has become a believer of Bitcoiin2Gen (B2G), the Hollywood …

Blockchain, Bitcoin, cryptocurrency and all the things we think we know, but are probably faking

Ethereum. Ripple. Dash. No, these aren’t the titles of dystopian novels or proposed names for future Kardashian offspring, along with Bitcoin, these …

15 Crazy and Surprising Ways People Are Using Blockchain

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are just the beginning of how blockchain can be used for transactions and tracking.<p>Entrepreneur Staff<p>Associate Editor<p><i>This article originally published Jan. 25, 2018.</i><p>Hacking and fraud have in some cases become more difficult to prevent and track as people have …

Blockchain

Inside the group chats where people pump and dump cryptocurrency

How self-proclaimed “pump and dump groups” scam thousands of wannabe altcoin investors.<p>Every few days, 200,000 strangers come together online to buy …

Cryptocurrency