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Helpful mom takes her plant sitting duties VERY seriously


Regan Speyer’s mom might have dropped some not-so-subtle (but very creative) hints that she wants grandchildren. 

Speyer has a collection of house plants that needed a little sun while she was out, so she asked her mother to simply open the blinds. 

In response, her mom sent her photos of her plants basking in sunlight, and texted how much she loved being a “grandplantrent.” 

Then, she sent her daughter even more wholesome updates. 

Asked my mom to open the blinds for my plants and she really just went above and beyondpic.twitter.com/JOXjsrHFgn

— Regan Speyer (@ReganSpeyer) March 27, 2019 Read more…

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Mia Farrow’s Twitter account is joyfully bizarre


Stream of consciousness writing made for great 20th century fiction, and now it’s coming for 21st century Twitter.

Consider Mia Farrow’s Twitter account, which has always been weird and wonderful and which recently took a turn for the absurd. 

Look at how Farrow’s most recent viral tweet moves from one thought to another, with seemingly no connection between the two.

Ive been on this Earth for a long time & have found most people to be kind and good hearted which is the reason i dont think they’ll vote for Donald Trump again. Also the first version of Myst was released in 1993 & I think its still one of the BEST video games

— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) March 26, 2019 Read more…

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Here’s what the speed of light looks like at 10 trillion FPS


The speed of light, as you’re probably aware, is pretty darn speedy.

But what does it actually look like? This is the question YouTubers The Slow Mo Guys set out to answer in the latest episode of their “Planet Slow Mo” series.

The video above involves a trip to Caltech and some experiments with a camera capable of filming at 10 trillion frames per second — fast enough, in other words, to capture light moving.

The final shot, with the camera cranked up to full power, looks like something from a sci-fi movie. Read more…

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The cursed St. Louis style bagel is a meme now


Twitter has channeled its carb-loaded rage into a new meme. 

The “St. Louis style” bagel — apparently, a bagel cut into thin slices like a loaf of bread — infuriated Twitter users on Wednesday. 

It’s a special kind of sad and pathetic. 

Today I introduced my coworkers to the St Louis secret of ordering bagels bread sliced. It was a hit! pic.twitter.com/XNGbljtpYz

— Alek Krautmann (@AlekKrautmann) March 26, 2019

After the initial anger over the travesty that is sliced bagels passed, “St. Louis style” became a meme. People shared messed-up ways to consume their favorite foods — from delicately sipping coffee through a soaked napkin to feasting on boiled pizza. Read more…

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Sleepy monk seal queen passes out in the sand


There have been many times in my life when I’ve just wanted to pass out on the floor — whether I’ve been sober or not sober, at home or at work and in front of my computer.

But actually passing out in front of complete strangers takes bravery. So kudos to this sleeping monk seal, who Twitter user @PAYOLETTER found on the beach while visiting the Hawaiian island of Kauai.

“We just were lucky enough to see him on the beach, pure happenstance!” PAYOLETTER told Mashable. “Apparently they are endangered and rare to see.”

He’s been sleeping so long they put signs up to let him slumber!!!!!!! legend!!!! pic.twitter.com/Efa5CmrYga

— rae paoletta (@PAYOLETTER) March 26, 2019 Read more…

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News anchor tries to say ‘Okurrr’ like Cardi Bs and fails hilariously


First rule of the Cardi B club: be able to roll your r’s. 

In a news segment about Cardi B’s plans to trademark her infamous “Okurrr” tagline, anchors on NBC 10 WJAR attempted to say the word themselves. Mark Searles and Emily Volz did it without a hitch. Next, they convinced their co-anchor, Dan Jaehnig, to try. 

Unlike his peers, he simply couldn’t do it. Instead, he let out a frightening caw. “I sound like a parakeet,” he laughed while taking stabs at replicating Cardi’s high-pitched call. 

Watch the anchor hilariously botch the catchphrase— and try not to have nightmares about his noises later. Read more…

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‘Avengers: Endgame’ poster sparks photoshop tributes to all our fallen non-Marvel heroes


You can always rely on the internet to take a theme and commit to it fully. That’s precisely what happened when the new poster for Avengers: Endgame was released, showing 16 fallen Marvel heroes with the words “Avenge The Fallen” etched over their faces. 

Naturally, the internet decided to get creative and people began photoshopping the words “Avenge the Fallen” over the faces of their beloved non-Marvel heroes. 

From The Lion King to RuPaul’s Drag Race to Finding Nemo, all bases have been well and truly covered. 

The Avengers (left)
The Fallen (right)#AvengersEndgame
4.26.2019 pic.twitter.com/Oz4ec5i1Vb

— Fandango (@Fandango) March 26, 2019 Read more…

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