Monthly Archives: November 2017

Syrian Electronic Army claims responsibility for hacking ‘60 Minutes’ feed

http://twitter.com/#!/RunGomez/status/325798780224012289

.@60minutes twitter feed is blowing up after an insane hack.

— Candace Datz (@candacedatz) April 21, 2013

Whoever hacked into the “60 Minutes” Twitter account has been having fun in his new sandbox again. The Syrian Electronic Army claimed responsibility for the hacking in a tweet. The group had successfully hacked into NPR’s website earlier this week.

RT @cbsmatt: Update: We’ve suspended the 60 Minutes account while we investigate with Twitter.

— CBS News (@CBSNews) April 21, 2013

so syrian regime supporters have hacked 60 Mins acct and then go a bit alex jones/hardcore conservative on us?

— Redacted (@FoolishReporter) April 21, 2013

The Twitter account has been suspended, but here’s a sample of what was posted.

60 Minutes (60Minutes) on Twitter

If I had hacked the @60minutes account I’d like to think I would’ve come up with something more entertaining to tweet. #Fail

— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) April 21, 2013

For 43 minutes. Heads up, @safety. RT @jilliancyork the @60minutes Twitter feed appears to have been hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army.

— Alex Howard (@digiphile) April 21, 2013

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Twitter rolls out archive functionality; Users revisit first tweets

http://twitter.com/#!/levie/status/281475075578941440

The Library of Congress has been archiving tweets for a while now, but starting today, Twitter is rolling out the ability for individual users to download a record of their own Twitter activity. Users will be able to relive their witty observations, election predictions, butt tweets and death threats, all the way back to the beginning of Twitter. The big question: will they want to?

i don’t think i want my twitter archive.

— Rosie Gray (@RosieGray) December 19, 2012

I haven’t got Twitter archive, but I am fairly sure I don’t want it. Looking at other people’s first tweets I bet mine is embarrassing.

— Tom Warren (@tomwarren) December 19, 2012

Wait, Twitter has been secretly saving all my tweets to put into a delightful archive! This is too far — I’m quitting.

— MG Siegler (@parislemon) December 19, 2012

The only thing my twitter archive would be good for is remembering the times in life I was riding on a bus.

— Matt Parish (@OrthoStice) December 19, 2012

SCREAMING. WE CAN FINALLY SEE OUR TWITTER ARCHIVE?! SCARED TO KNOW WHAT I’LL FIND.

— Angie [DR] (@angiee5110) December 19, 2012

Just request my twitter archive. Wonder what crap/genius things I was saying when I started here 🙂

— Donovan (@MrOzAtheist) December 19, 2012

Twitter has posted instructions here, but if the option isn’t available for you yet, be patient: word is that the service is being rolled out “slowly” and to English-language users first.

The first tweet ever sent by @reuters, on March 20th, 2007: soup.ps/V87RWa

— Anthony De Rosa (@AntDeRosa) December 19, 2012

Drum roll, please…

Russia hunts missing after mine blast kills 106 http://tinyurl.com/2bd49t

— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) March 20, 2007

We don’t remember that either. Here’s a taste of what you’ll see once you download your own tweet history.

Here’s my first three tweets, from February 4, 2007. As you can see, I wasn’t very good at it… – twitter.com/TheMatthewKeys…

— Matthew Keys (@TheMatthewKeys) December 19, 2012

(I should also clarify I was a radio intern back then)

— Matthew Keys (@TheMatthewKeys) December 19, 2012

So, how anxious are you to revisit your entire tweet history?

oh man my twitter archive is available. do i really wanna look at this though. do i really wanna see what 17 year old amanda was tweetin’

— Amanda (@heaveaway) December 19, 2012

My Twitter archive is so good I’m going to make it available as an ebook.

— Patrick Avenell (@Patrickavenell) December 19, 2012

Scanning through my complete historic Tweet archive. Hard to believe, looking at them, that I am employed.

— David S. Bernstein (@dbernstein) December 19, 2012

I Wish I Could Talk To The Last Survivors Of These 12 Famous Historical Events.

Hopefully we all get to experience history being made at some point in our lives. However, we can only wish that we’ll see as much as these 12 last survivors of famous historical events. How cool would it be to hang out with #6?! I would have so many questions. 

1.) Voyages of Captain Cook.

Isaac Smith played a significant role during the golden age of exploration in the 1700s. However, Smith is best known for being the only survivor of Captain Cook’s extremely ill-fated trip to the Southern Pacific Ocean on the HMS Endeavour.

2.) Mutiny on the Potemkim.

The Potemkim was a Russian battleship during the early 1900s. It became famous when the crew rebelled against their commanding officers as part of the Russian Revolution of 1905. The last living survivor of the Potemkim rebellion was Ivan Beshoff, who died in 1987 at the age of 102.

3.) Hitler’s Beer Hall Putsch.

The Beer Hall Putsch was the attempt of a young Adolf Hitler to start a revolution in Germany with him and his Nazi party at the head. Things went south for the Nazi leader, and he ended up getting arrested and throw in prison.

Among those participants and witnesses to this failed revolution was Emil Klein. He was a member of the Nazi party, and an active participant in World War II. When he died in 2010 at the age of 105, he was the last known witness to this first public display by Hitler.

4.) The First American in Space.

John Glenn became the first American pilot to orbit the Earth in 1962. Glenn is still alive today at the age of 93, and is the only surviving member of the original Mercury Seven.

5.) Sinking of the Titanic.

Millvina Dean was the last remaining survivor of the sinking of the Titanic. Dean held this and one other record related to the Titanic in her life. When the ship left port for the last time, she was the youngest person on the ship, at the age of just two months. She passed away on May 31, 2009.

6.) Last Opposition to Hitler.

Josef Felder was a young politician in Weimar Germany when he had to cast one of the most controversial votes of his life. Felder had to vote on the law that could allow Hitler and his Nazi party to seize power in Germany.

Felder voted against it in 1933. As a result, he was sent to a concentration camp, but survived. When he passed away, he was the last of the 94 legislators who were brave enough to vote against the Nazi party.

7.) Last African Slave in America.

Eliza Moore was born into slavery in 1843. Moore lived through the Civil War in her home state of Alabama, and died as a free woman in 1948 at the age of 105.

8.) The Last Widow of the Civil War.

In 1934, when Maudie Hopkins was only 19, she married William M. Cantrell, who was 86 at the time and a Civil War veteran. I know it sounds bizarre, but it was fairly common for young women to marry and care for old Confederate pensioners in the South. 

9.) Russia’s World War I Army.

Mikhail Krichevsky was a Ukrainian man serving in Russia’s imperial army during the first World War. When Krichevsky died, at the age of 111 in 2008, he was the last survivor of Russia’s old Tsarist army.

10.) The First World Cup.

Francisco Varallo was never the world’s greatest soccer player. However, he went down in history for being the last survivor of the inaugural FIFA World Cup of 1930. Varallo played for Argentina that year, and had a good showing, despite his team not making it to the finals.

11.) The French Revolution. 

Nicolas Savin was a French soldier. He claimed to be one of the last survivors of the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars.

12.) The Mayflower.

Mary Allerton was a passenger on the original Mayflower, the ship carrying the first pilgrims from England. She made a home for herself in the New World, where she landed at just four years old. She passed away 80 years later as the last survivor of the original Mayflower.

Via: List 25

These stories are fantastic. Can you imagine being one of the last people to oppose the Nazi takeover of Germany? That had to be such an intense burden to carry at the time. Not to mention the nerves that go into making a decision like that. 

We Found The Best Napping Spots On Earth. Warning. This Post Will Make You Sleepy.

Warning. If you love sleep then this post may cause uncontrollable yawning and sudden exhaustion. In the interest of furthering the cause of napping we set out to discover the best places on Earth to take a nap. What we found may not shock you, but it will definitely make you tired.  You probably should not view these photos at work, unless you’re allowed to sleep at your desk.

1.) I would nap here so hard.

2.) Looks amazing.

3.) Perfect spot in nature.

4.) That view…wow.

5.) A delicious way to nap.

6.) A choice of hammock or bed.

7.) Doors open or closed?

8.) Talk about mood lighting.

9.) The ultimate piece of furniture for any home.

10.) So relaxing.

11.) Does Bruce Wayne take naps?

12.) Something is fishy here.

13.) I’d never want to leave this place.

14.) Yes. Yes. Yes.

15.) Gently swinging in the breeze.

16.) For the Pokemon fan in the family.

17.) Protection from the elements.

18.) Relaxing.

19.) Amazing.

20.) I’ll take two please.

21.) Watch the stars as you drift off to sleep.

22.) Looks a little cold to me.

23.) Napping space craft.

24.) Looks so relaxing. Just don’t fall asleep and lose the paddle.

25.) Sleepover time.

26.) Kitty!

27.) A bird nest for your little ones.

28.) Burger time.

29.) Sleep among the clouds.

30.) Tranquility at its finest.

31.) Surreal.

H/T: Distractify *Yawn* I’m just gonna take a quick five minute nap. Before you do too, make sure to share this post by clicking below.

NAILED IT! Greg Gutfeld MOCKS the media’s obsession with Trump and Russia in 1 perfect tweet

The media has a problem. Well, the media has LOTS of problems, but their biggest one is the constant screeching and paranoia around Russia. Every time they think they have a ‘gotcha’ story on the president they end up just making themselves look more foolish and desperate.

Greg Gutfeld had the perfect example of the media’s ‘handiwork’:

This Is The Adorable Baby Hippo In Cincinnati That You’ll Want To Be BFFs With

Back in January, zookeepers at the Cincinnati Zoo in Ohio were surprised and very concerned when the baby hippopotamus they were expecting in March was born six weeks premature.

Little Fiona weighed just 29 pounds, and baby hippos are supposed to be between 55 and 120 pounds. Those taking care of her weren’t very confident that she’d survive, but she proved how tough she was when she beat the odds and turned six months old on July 24!

Right after this cutie was born, she received around-the-clock care from zookeepers. People from the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center even helped put an IV in her when she was dehydrated.

As she got older and stronger, she started learning how to swim (and bite)…

YouTube / The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

…and her adorable antics made her an absolute star on social media. The zoo’s director, Thane Maynard, is even writing a children’s book about her called “Saving Fiona: Science, Social Media, and the Story of a Baby Hippo.” It will be published on January 22, 2019.

YouTube / The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

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Fiona, the baby hippo, makes her first public appearance at the Cincinnati zoo

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