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This Woman Lived For 116 Years, And What She Saw In Her Lifetime Is Incredible

The last American born in the 19th century just passed away at the age of 116. Born in 1899, Alabama native Susannah Mushatt Jones lived for over a century, bearing witness to war, peace, and everything in between. She saw her fair share of United States presidents enter and leave office. She saw Queen Victoria sit on the throne. Over the course of a lifetime, she watched society at large evolve right before her eyes, and she witnessed the course of modern history unravel at her feet. Most of us…

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Kid Becomes Trapped Between Two Cows In The Background Of A TV Interview

I love watching the local news during fair season, because you never know what kind of ratings gold you’ll find hidden in the background of each broadcast. It goes without saying that whenever you bring a camera crew to an event with lots of people, someone is going to try and ham it up for the cameras. Whether they make funny facial expressions or do a wacky dance, sometimes the best news stories aren’t the ones being reported. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); Take this TV interview, for example. I found…

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When Three Lion Cubs Surrounded This Tiny Dog At Lunch, He Snapped Back

They say sharing is caring…but when it comes to food, I have a strict KEEP AWAY policy. This little dog and I would definitely get along. You see, all he wants to do is enjoy his afternoon snack. But nooo, these little lion cubs want in on the meaty action. That’s when things take a nasty turn — and not for the animal you’d expect… googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); “Not in my house!” Daily Mail googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBM_BTF’); }); Size definitely doesn’t matter when it comes to these cuties. I’m…

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She Held The Longest Vigil In U.S. History, And Now It’s Time To Honor Her Legacy

It’s no secret that we live in an increasingly socially conscious world. While plenty of people want nothing to do with political correctness, there’s something to be said for young people who commit themselves to making the world a more inclusive place in the face of unrelenting criticism. But the outspoken activism of this generation is not without precedent. In fact, one woman by the name of Concepcion Picciotto committed herself to social activism not only before most of us were born, but before our parents ever laid eyes on…

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Awesome Backpacks Turn Your Pets Into Tiny Little Astronauts When They Travel

Traveling with pets is always pretty tricky. Keeping them calm and carrying them around from place to place in clunky cages or bags can put a major strain on even the most serene outings. But this cool carrier is about to change all of that. It’ll make your little buddies look like tiny, fluffy astronauts while they take in all of the sights right by your side. The sphere-shaped window allows your cutie to take in their surroundings. Amazon / U-pet They’ll finally get to enjoy all the landmarks right…

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Summer Is Almost Upon Us, So Here Are 16 Travel Scams That You Should Avoid

As someone who has lived and traveled abroad, I can tell you that tourist scams abound, and they’re the worst. Designed with stealing your money (and sanity) in mind, these maneuvers are the tools of the trade for schemers all over the world. Since summer will be here before you know it, let’s go over what you should be on the lookout for when you hop on a plane to your dream destination. After all, nothing says “please get me out of here everything is terrible let me go home…

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In Case You Haven’t Heard, The Flooding In Baton Rouge Right Now Is Pretty Insane

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); So far, this summer has been marked by extreme and unseasonable weather. Over the weekend, record-breaking warm temperatures rocked nearly the entire nation. While you may have been inside, hunkered down with the air-conditioning, the people of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, were (many quite literally) fighting for their lives against relentless floodwaters. This week, unseasonably heavy rains throughout southern Louisiana caused severe flooding conditions. While the heavy rain has eased in parts of the state, some rivers are not expected to crest until later in the week…

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When He Approached The Microphone At Graduation, He Revealed Something Devastating

High school graduation doesn’t just signify the end of something. It also celebrates the beginning of a brand-new era in one’s life. Graduation speeches are usually replete with well-wishes, and more often than not, they bring students, faculty, and parents to tears. But one student in New Zealand just gave the most heartbreaking speech of all time — and it was absolutely stunning. Jake Bailey is loved by everyone who knows him. Sadly, the admirable teen was given some devastating news while he was in the process of drafting his…

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This Little Boy’s Small Gesture Teaches Us A Big Lesson About Love And Acceptance

Many people have lashed out at the Muslim community since the attacks in Paris and Beirut, blaming thousands for the actions of few. The Islamic Center in Pflugerville, Texas, was vandalized in the wake of these attacks, and the people who worship at the mosque were heartbroken by what they saw one day. The building was covered in feces, and torn pages of the Quran were strewn everywhere. A seven-year-old boy named Jack Swanson was equally upset and disturbed by this hateful act, so he decided to do something amazing….

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17 Beautiful And Unsettling Ghost Towns That Will Leave You Fascinated

Without humans, nature would take over everything that civilization has built. When organic growth and animals rule what was created by people, it makes for a fascinating juxtaposition. That’s why ghost towns are so alluring, both to the adventurous explorer and timid passerby. Empty buildings filled with shadows inspire a curiosity that’s difficult to quench. The Weather Channel created a list of interesting ghost towns around the world, ones that deserve to be on bucket lists far and wide. From old tourist towns to cities emptied in fear of nuclear…

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