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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]

http://twitter.com/#!/sluhockeyblog/status/434724326991204352

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:

http://twitter.com/#!/DavidClinchNews/status/434712690830094336
http://twitter.com/#!/KevinRothrock/status/434710554033524737

And anyway, way too good to check.

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

http://twitter.com/#!/KevinRothrock/status/434711546393272320

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

http://twitter.com/#!/KeithMcC29/status/434713947531276288
http://twitter.com/#!/rblotnicky/status/434721495559184384
http://twitter.com/#!/larmaill/status/434729303171805184
http://twitter.com/#!/MayorSury/status/434715022842167296
http://twitter.com/#!/MnBacon/status/434714348661919744

Important exit question:

http://twitter.com/#!/b1joe/status/434712673217810432

Related:

‘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.

IRONY alert! Guess who Planned Parenthood’s oppo research firm is accused of colluding with

Journalists, butt of Trump’s joke about Russia finding Hillary’s emails, dead certain he wasn’t joking

As Twitchy has noted a number of times, the strain between the news media and Donald Trump started long before his election and looks certain to continue throughout his term, especially as a new front has opened in the ongoing war between the two, with the White House hosting selected briefings off-camera.

It wasn’t only the absence of TV cameras from today’s briefings that stirred up the press; add to that White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s insistence Trump was joking on the campaign trail last summer when he said he hoped Russia could find Hillary Clinton’s 33,000 deleted emails.

When Even Moose Are Finding Creative Ways To Warm Up, You Know It’s Super Cold

If there’s one thing I hate, it’s being freezing cold.

That’s why now I live in a location that stays relatively warm most of the year. Growing up it was different, though, and I spent many nights curled up by a fireplace trying to get my toes warm again.

Our animal friends are used to living out in the cold. That’s why they have fur to keep them warm. Sometimes, however, it’s so cold that they get jealous of our warm houses and cars.

Watch as one moose in Russia decides to rub her face in a car’s exhaust pipe just to get that hot air. Poor baby must be freezing!

Read More: Adorable Polar Bear Who Was Abandoned By Her Mom Gets To Experience Snow For The First Time

Probably best that the car drives away so she’s not breathing that in for too long, but I can’t say I don’t relate. Share this crafty critter with your perpetually cold friends. We all have at least one!

Dashcam Captures The Really Scary Moment When A Tornado Hits Right Over A Parked Car.

This footage captured last week in the Russian Bashkiria region shows just how scary nature can be at times. The terrifying video was captured by a dashcam still rolling after the owner had abandoned the car. What it recorded? The amazing power of the natural world. Watch as a tornado approaches the abandoned car…

Wow.

(Source: YouTube)

For those of us not living in an area where you might spot a tornado, you often hear about things like this and think to yourself “Yeah, I guess tornadoes can be pretty destructive.” But to actually see what it would be like with your own eyes? It changes things.

Now, try to imagine the sheer terror you’d feel in the middle of a storm like this. The things you hear and the things you see probably don’t even come close to doing justice to the actual experience.

Dan Rather’s note to pray for the future of the country turns his Twitter feed into a theological tire fire

It’s always a pleasure to hear from the grandfather of fake news, and Dan Rather has a message for the country so important it couldn’t be squeezed into a tweet.

Instead, Rather published a lengthy Facebook post Monday advising all praying people to pray for the future of the country following today’s testimony from FBI Director JamesComey. Apparently, he’s suddenly concerned about the effect a “big and unproven allegation” could have on the nation’s trust in a Republican president.

Scary Tornado Tears A Man’s Garage Down Seconds After He Reverses Out Of It.

“I’ll just pull back into the garage…Oh, never mind!” is probably what went through this Russian man’s mind a few seconds after he had reversed out of his garage only to be greeted by a massive tornado. The tornado was so powerful, it tore down his garage in a matter of seconds.

The whole thing was captured on his dashboard camera, and it’s crazy just how terrifying the footage is. Seriously. My pulse quickened just watching the video.

(Source: ViralHog)

Toyota 1 – Tornado 0. Guess what they say is true, nothing can kill a Toyota.

‘Bones’ actor David Boreanaz thinks the president needs to ‘grow some’

http://twitter.com/#!/BassLake0405/status/494621138174369793

Actor David Boreanaz from successful TV series like “Bones,” “Angel,” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” had some blunt words for President Obama today.

http://twitter.com/#!/dandnhall/status/494615085093236736

Conservatives are always happy to see a well known actor break ranks with the political left. Celebrity doesn’t grant anyone’s opinion any additional weight but it is refreshing to be reminded that Hollywood isn’t 100% on the left on every issue. Also, one has to respect the willingness to go against the grain.

http://twitter.com/#!/David_Boreanaz/status/494619388717174785
http://twitter.com/#!/David_Boreanaz/status/494624815911690240
http://twitter.com/#!/David_Boreanaz/status/494627115866664960
http://twitter.com/#!/Angelus_Jenardo/status/494618292430991360
http://twitter.com/#!/GottaLoveDX/status/494616336681947138

We’ll get the unicorns to work on that right away.

(hat tip @Greg_Wiesemann)

Editor’s note: A typo in the first sentence has been corrected.