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Twitter hit by mother of all fake news bombs as CNN’s Brian Stelter links to Dan Rather’s Facebook page

After what seemed like months of back-and-forth between President Trump and CNN over fake news and “violent” wrestling GIFs, the New York Times went and surprised everyone Monday night with one of those Trump-Russia bombshells everyone had come to expect. Sure, the sourcing was anonymous, but it turns out the story was solid.

For almost a full day there, it seemed as if the news media had remembered its core mission: to rid America of its elected president after failing to prevent said election. And speaking of journalists who failed to prevent an election, look who popped up just as the country was digesting some real news:

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As If You Needed Another Reason To Fear Climate Change…It Could Bring Back Anthrax

For those of us paying attention, it’s safe to say that climate change is the scariest thing that humanity will have to face in the coming decades.

While we’re already beginning to feel the impact of a warming planet, the full effect of the greenhouse gases we’ve pumped into the atmosphere might not be felt for years. While we can’t be 100 percent sure of all the ways in which climate change will destroy us, it will probably hit us from all sides. To demonstrate this point, I’d like to take you to the frozen tundra of Siberia.

Beautiful, right? Except that the warming climate has caused the region’s thick stores of permafrost to thaw. While this is bad news in and of itself, this phenomenon has brought back one seriously deadly strain of bacteria.

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One frozen reindeer carcass that thawed in the process is believed to have died during the region’s last major anthrax outbreak in 1968. When it warmed up, it released this bacteria into the air.

The outbreak has killed over 1,200 reindeer and has landed 40 people in the hospital.

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Record warm temperatures didn’t just cause that carcass to release anthrax. They also allowed it to spread quickly.

Anthrax is typically spread through contact with the bacteria’s spores. Upon contact with the skin, they can create lesions. The spores can also be inhaled and ingested, which together can cause severe health complications. There is a vaccine for the disease, but for those already infected, early treatment with antibiotics is essential.

(via Mysterious Universe)

Luckily, this outbreak is receiving the full attention of the Russian government, so it probably won’t spread far. Still, it makes you wonder about all the other unexpected impacts of climate change we might have to contend with later on.

When They Found This Poor Cat Frozen In The Snow, They Knew They Had To Do Something

This frozen cat was able to keep one of its nine lives thanks to a couple that was quick to the rescue.

As the cat sat shivering in a puddle of water in Russia, this caring couple happened to stumble upon it, and they knew just what to do. Grabbing bucket after bucket of warm water, they took turns showering the cat in hopes of warming it up enough to save its life. After a few minutes, the couple wrapped the cat in a coat and headed for a safe place.

Watch the rescue unfold in the video below.

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This couple is proof that you don’t have to be a superhero to help save a life. Keep up the good work, guys!

Puh-LEEZE! Louise Mensch knows EXACTLY who robbed Hillary of ‘victory that she deserved’

Louise Mensch is among those continuing to lament Hillary Clinton’s election loss:

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’:

They tricked us: White House explains the Russia-only photo-op in the Oval Office

(Russian Foreign Ministry Photo via AP)

CNN’s Jim Acosta reports on how the Russians were able to take photographs of President Trump in yesterday’s Oval Office meeting with AmbassadorSergey Kislyak and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov:

‘Sadimir Putin’? Check out Putin’s face at the USA-Russia ice hockey game [pic]


What did Vladimir Putin think of T.J. Oshie leading the U.S. men’s ice hockey team to a dramatic Olympic win over Russia? If this screen grab was indeed taken after the victory, he’s not Gladimir:


And anyway, way too good to check.

Granted Putin’s unimpressed face looks a lot like his everyday face.


But does that mean we won’t enjoy it as we revel in the delicious victory? Hell no.


Important exit question:



‘Only a matter of time’: Is this how Obama will celebrate the Team USA hockey victory? [pic]

He Died While Diving, And His Camera Was Running The Entire Time

On the coast of the Red Sea lies one of the world’s most infamous scuba locations, and it’s known locally as the Blue Hole. The Blue Hole is an underwater sinkhole that goes down about 96 meters (or 314 feet). It’s a popular spot for free diving, but it’s also earned a reputation as one of the most dangerous locations in the world.

Despite regulation by authorities, about two divers per year are defeated by the sinkhole. The most famous death at the hole happened when diving instructor Yuri Lipski got lost back in 2000.

Lipski foolishly decided to dive to the bottom of the hole on his own.

He managed to reach a depth of 304 feet. However, at this depth, nitrogen narcosis began to impact his mental state, causing him to become disoriented.

Once he realized that he would not be able to escape, Lipski removed his oxygen mask and quickly perished.

When a diver was sent to retrieve Lipski’s body, they discovered that he had brought a video camera down with him. The camera attached to his helmet ended up recording the entire ordeal — including the moment of his death.

The video below is not for the faint of heart.

(via Reddit)

That poor guy. I can’t even imagine how horrible his final moments must have been. Let this be a reminder to bring a buddy with you when you’re doing anything risky, no matter how skilled you are.

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