J.K. Rowling destroys Trump with 1 handy George Washington quote

J.K. Rowling has no problem finding her own words, but sometimes she likes to let others say it for her. SEE ALSO: Trump’s wrestling tweet delivers a sobering reminder: This is not a game On Sunday, Donald Trump posted one of his strangest tweets so far — an edited video of himself clothes-lining WWE Chairman Vince McMahon, which had been altered so that the CNN logo was imposed over McMahon’s face. #FraudNewsCNN #FNN pic.twitter.com/WYUnHjjUjg — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 2, 2017 Yep: it was up there on the level…

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Apple ARKit user puts a color changing Tesla Model 3 in his driveway before the car's release

Elon Musk is working hard to make Tesla vehicles everyone can afford, but the only available versions of the tech-centric electric vehicle are still too pricey for some of us — but not in augmented reality!  That’s what one Norway-based 3D designer decided when he used Apple’s new ARKit to create his own augmented reality version of the upcoming Tesla Model 3.  SEE ALSO: Apple demos ARKit, a mobile augmented reality development platform Posting a video of the ARKit-created app on Twitter on Saturday, creator Jelmer Verhoog show off how…

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I tried to write a novel in a month and now I have a publishing offer

Back in December 2015, I wrote a fairly waffling account of my attempt to write 50,000 words in 30 days for National Novel Writing Month. You can read the whole thing here if you want, but the TL;DR version is this: I had very little sleep, drank far too much tea, and all-in-all felt like I had aged about 10 years in the process. But in the end I just about managed it. After reaching the 50,000 word target, I had three main aims: 1) actually finish the book, 2)…

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One hero tweeted at KFC for a year until it brought back the spicy drumlets he wanted so bad

You know how they say persistence is the key to success? This guy is the living embodiment of that. One man in Singapore made it his mission to get KFC to bring back its Hot Devil Drumlets — basically spicy chicken drumsticks — that was discontinued in the country in 2014. SEE ALSO: Everyone got all hyped up about this fried chicken pizza and apparently, it sucks He turned to Twitter as his weapon of choice. hot devil drumlets pls. — Farhan (@farthestofhans) August 26, 2016 He pretty much used…

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These fluffy stuffed toys are actually made of cake

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Philippines plans to make it illegal if you don't sing the national anthem with sufficient 'fervour'

Filipino citizens who don’t sing their national anthem enthusiastically enough could face penalties. Under a new proposed bill, approved by the House of Representatives on Monday, singing to the national anthem will be “mandatory and must be done with fervour.” SEE ALSO: Regulators in the Philippines want to ban rosaries on dashboards and people are pissed If the bill is passed by the senate eventually, those failing to sing with gusto could face a hefty fine of up to 100,000 pesos, or $1,978. All citizens also have to stand at…

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Take a POV ride on this delightful Lego rollercoaster at the beach

Just when you thought you were a full-grown adult, you suddenly find yourself watching a POV video of a Lego rollercoaster at the beach. With some help from a few friends, YouTuber 5MadMovieMakers created an impressive gravity-driven coaster at the Outer Banks in North Carolina. After a few runs, they eventually attach a GoPro to the car, giving the viewer a perfect POV shot of all the action.  For the record, it’s perfectly acceptable to play with Lego at any age.  Read more… More about Lego, Roller Coaster, Go Pro,…

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John Oliver explains why he's clearly anti-anti-vaccination

“Accidentally contracting polio” is the hottest new American fad. John Oliver went after anti-vaccination activists in his latest segment on Last Week Tonight. Oliver carefully debunked every one of the anti-vaccination myths some parents refuse to drop and noted that would be vaccinating his son, who was born premature. Surprise! Life-threatening illnesses don’t have to be life-threatening. Read more… More about Watercooler, John Oliver, Last Week Tonight, Culture, and Web Culture Source: Mashable

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Ice Cube kicks off celebrity 3-on-3 basketball league in new ad

Now that the Olympics has added three-on-three basketball as a medal-worthy competition, the usually street ball/playground-based game is big time, and Ice Cube is about to cash in on it.  SEE ALSO: Warriors star Klay Thompson now famous for the worst dunk fail in history Actually, the rapper/actor announced his Big 3 league long before the Olympics added the sport to the 2020 games (in January), but his timing for the official launch is perfect.   Mark it down in your calendars 📅 for the next 10 weeks. BIG3 and…

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Every single Stephen King novella, ranked

There aren’t many best-selling authors out there who still write novellas. In publishing terms, the form is a tricky one: often too short to stand alone but too long to include in a short story collection, books in the 20,000-40,000 word range can sometimes hang in a kind of literary no man’s land. It’s tricky to make them work. SEE ALSO: 13 of the best Stephen King short stories you’ve never read Stephen King’s found a way, though. Sprinkled throughout the horror master’s glorious 50-year career, nestled alongside his series,…

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