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She’s Only 10 And Is Reporting The News From One Of The Most Dangerous Cities

What were your hopes and dreams as a 10-year-old kid? I’ll venture a guess that they were to get that really cool toy for Christmas or become the king or queen of the playground. Personally, I knew what I wanted to be when I “grew up,” but some people don’t discover their true callings until later in life. Janna Jihad Ayyad is not one of those people. She proclaims that she’s “the youngest journalist in Palestine,” and we’re inclined to believe her. At just 10 years old, Janna has been…

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10 ‘Facts’ The Vice Presidential Candidates Got Wrong During Last Night’s Debate

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); The first Vice Presidential Debate of the 2016 election cycle was held on Tuesday, October 4 at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. And as is the case for most debates, facts did not always reign supreme when Governor Mike Pence (R-IN) and Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) started talking. Although human error is inevitable, it’s always useful to parse out where our leaders fall short during debates since they’re vying to, you know, help run the country and all that. Here are 10 points at which our…

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Now You Can Become A Backyard Pirate With This Awesome DIY Cooler

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); I’m sure that at some point in your life, you wanted to be a pirate. Who wouldn’t? The promise of endless adventure and huge amounts of treasure is enough for anyone to want to live on the sea. But you don’t even have to leave dry land to feel like one when you replicate Instructables user Absinthe-Dragon‘s amazing backyard creation. This project is so awesome that when you see the end result, you’ll believe this cooler is a real pirate’s chest! Okay, maybe not, but either…

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This Bear Needed An Afternoon Snack, So He Hilariously Raided A Family’s Bird Feeder

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); Surviving in the wilderness can be difficult for any species, so it’s okay to take a shortcut or two. I absolutely love watching all of those survival shows on TV. There’s nothing I enjoy more than sitting on my comfy couch, eating junk food, and covering up with a fuzzy blanket to watch survivalists struggle to find their bearings in nature. You do you, guys. I’ll just sit here and watch from the sidelines. But surviving in the great outdoors isn’t just an issue for humans….

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He Decided It Was Time To Take The Plunge, So He Proposed On The Ocean Floor

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTAT_ATF’); }); This daring couple might get to that “’til death do us part” bit before they even say “I do.” While scuba diving off the coast of Florida, Ulises Flores decided it was time to take the plunge and ask his girlfriend, Cassie Jensen, to marry him. But in keeping with the trend of unconventional proposals, Flores decided to pop the question a couple hundred feet below sea level while surrounded by all of their fishy loved ones. Sharks and smaller fish alike swam around them as…

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Are You The Mother Of An Alien Hybrid Baby? There’s A Support Group For That

Facebook is a great place for people with similar interests or experiences to interact, and the specificity of these online groups can sometimes be wonderfully bizarre. Take the Hybrid Children Facebook community, for instance. This group was created with the purpose of connecting alien half-breed children with their human parents. You see, the members of this group believe an advanced race of aliens bred with humans, harvested their eggs, and their children now reside in another dimension…at least until they can return. Members of the Hybrid Children community believe that…

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Backyard Security Camera Catches A Bear Beating The Heat With A Swim

When you live close to a forest or in a wooded area, you’re bound to encounter some wildlife around your home. Most of the time, though, the animals are only there in search of some food, not a relaxing dip in your backyard pool! One man decided to check his security camera after he came home and found that his backyard fence was broken. What he saw was a black bear that had decided to beat the heat with a quick swim. This bear’s got it all figured out…all he…

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This Owl Has A Pretty Incredible Defense Mechanism When He Feels Threatened

Lots of animals have incredible powers that many people don’t know about — Mother Nature is truly amazing. For instance, watching an animal’s survival mechanisms in action can be simply astounding. Take the northern white-faced owl — he has a pretty rad defensive technique when he feels threatened by a predator. Watch as he changes appearance instantaneously to look more menacing than usual! (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = “//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.3”; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’)); The northern…

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Ever Wanted To Take A Spin On The Titanic? Well, That Dream May Soon Come True.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock your entire life, you’ve probably heard of the Titanic or shed a few tears while watching the eerily accurate 1997 James Cameron film of the same name. Whether you’re familiar with the fictional version or the much less glamorous reality, the basic premise of Titanic’s tragedy is the same. The year was 1912 and construction on the famous ocean liner had finally been completed. The crew was given the okay to set off on its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City….

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14 Years After His Death, His Family Received A Note He Wrote To His Future Self

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.defineSlot(‘/37886402/VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’, [728, 90], ‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF_580d7422b84ae’).addService(googletag.pubads()) googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_MB”, “VN_”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_SC”, “VN_ORGN”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_TS”, “TS_D”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_AT”, “VN_ORGN_PG_D_REV_1.0_ASYNC_DEFAULT”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_CC”, “VN_ORGN_D_UNK_118171_A”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_PG”, “1”); googletag.enableServices(); googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF_580d7422b84ae’); }); One of the assignments high school English teachers sometimes give is the opportunity for students to write notes to their future selves. It takes a lot of commitment to give students this task because those teachers have to mail their former students’ letters one, five, or 10 years later. Daryl Hutchins was one of these dedicated teachers. Hutchins asked his students to write notes predicting their futures and the…

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