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YOLO: Math Teacher Catches 17-Foot Anaconda With His Bare Hands (Video)

French Guiana’s Sebastien Bascoules is a math teacher by trade but has been catching snakes since he was a boy.

So when he heard that an anaconda had eaten his friend’s dog, the 39-year-old took it upon himself to rid his community of the giant reptile.

With the help of a few friends, Bascoules used nothing but his bare hands to capture the 17-foot, 175-pound beast and release it into the wild, miles from civilization.

Far more frightening than actually capturing the snake, however, was Bascoules’ decision to keep the snake in his bathtub overnight and even let his kids play with it as soon as its mouth was neutralized.

Picture of the Day: Long Exposure Lightning Strike

LONG EXPOSURE LIGHTNING STRIKE

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Photograph by Dean Mullin on 500px

In this fabulous capture by Dean Mullin, we see a long exposure shot of a lightning bolt off the coast of Kuala Belait in Brunei. The photo was taken on Belait Beach which overlooks the South China Sea. To get this shot, Dean took a 7 minute exposure (429 seconds to be exact) with a focal length of 26mm, aperture of f/7.1 and an ISO of 100.

The photograph was taken at 10pm and that orange light you see in the distance (lower left) is an offshore oil platform.

23 Things That Can Only Get Better From Here

23. This dad’s parenting skills.

22. Future family photographs.

21. Your next ride on the Happy Train.

20. Your public parking abilities.

19. Love letters from your wife.

18. Your surfing abilities.

17. This graphic designer’s use of the reflection effect.

16. This man’s Lotto winnings.

15. The demands of Dr. Hedgehog.

14. This boy’s track-design skills.

13. This man’s grammar.

This woman’s spelling.

12. Your exercise routine.

11. This Yahoo answer thread.

10. Your attitude after patronizing this establishment.

9. Your future accommodations.

8. The future handling of leash kids.

7. The self-esteem of everyone who worked at this McDonald’s.

6. The success of this advertising campaign.

And the PR for Emory University’s Math Department.

5. Your social sensibility after entering this party.

3. Your self-image after being called into CNN as an expert on this subject.

And this lady’s dating life.

2. Your heart rate after avoiding nature’s pee geysers.

1. Your experiences with kittens.

Nothing can get better than this man’s obituary.

Nothing can get better than the lives of these little fishes.

And, as for this chicken, life will not get better anytime soon.

SO REMEMEBR: “At least you are not the chicken.”

Yahoo Buys Startup SkyPhrase to Improve Web Searches

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Yahoo announced on Monday it acquired startup SkyPhrase to make finding what you want online easier, without using disjointed words and phrases in the search form.

The company said via a blog post SkyPhrase will be joining its Yahoo Labs team in New York. The four-person startup gained popularity earlier this year for its software that turns inquiries written in natural language into something the database understands.

The platform will allow Yahoo web users to get more personalized search results when entering various queries, such as “Find an American Airlines flight next week from New York to Los Angeles.”

“In Yahoo, we have found a company that not only shares our vision, but delivers a rich collection of information and services to a massive user base. We are excited to join Yahoo Labs to continue to work on our shared vision of making computers deeply understand people’s natural language and intentions,” SKyPhrase said in a statement. “We can’t wait to take things to the next level together.”

Yahoo hasn’t revealed financial details related to the deal.

SkyPhrase joins the long list of startups acquired this year by Yahoo, from Tumblr to app maker Lexity and media aggregator Summly.

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19 Reasons Not To Go To The Beach This Summer

Rhymes with “shmarks.”

Let’s start by making sure we’re all on the same page:

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OK? OK. Let’s begin:

1. Nope.

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2. No.

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3. Mmmmm no.

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4. Oh hell no!

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5. Yea, no.

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6. Oh, you’re going to the beach? No.

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7. Absolutely not.

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8. “Nope nope nope nope,” say all the little fishies.

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9. Noooooope.

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10. Hahahahahahaha! No.

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11. Even animated…NOPE.

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12. Innocent, land-locked Slip ‘N Slide?

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Noooooooope!

13. Later, mermaid.

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14. A shark so ugly that even his momma is like “Nope!”

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15. Your trip to the beach this summer (a dramatization):

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Nope nope nope.

16. A big, flying nooooope!

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17. Fuck this, no.

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18. In conclusion:

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19. Epilogue: Are you safe not at the beach?

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Nooooope! Moving to Kansas. Bye!

Last night in NYC, Drake, Chris Brown, and Meek Mill participated in a barroom brawl of sorts, one that is rumored to have been entirely based around Rihanna. The fight has captured the attention of Twitter, especially with the involvement of one of today’s biggest rappers (Drake), and biggest R&B singers (Chris Brown).

The people have decided to build Brown and Drake a bit of a playlist, mocking their fight last night, and perhaps giving us some really jazzed songs to bump to should they ever fight again.

So just what songs would be perfect for a Drake/Chris Brown throwdown?

#DrakeAndChrisBrownFightPlaylist "Same Girl" By R-Kelly And Usher

— THE ILLUMINATI (@ThelIluminati) June 14, 2012

#DrakeAndChrisBrownFightPlaylist Drake : YOLO *throws bottle* , ChrisB : Duecessss *tries too run , get hit in chin* , Rhianna : Mandown !

— R E A L ★ B I T C H (@she_moansWinnie) June 14, 2012

#DrakeAndChrisBrownFightPlaylist britney spears hit me baby one more time

— /.Shanti (@Journey2DaPast) June 14, 2012

#DrakeAndChrisBrownFightPlaylist Thats My Hoe – Future

— d i a m o n d (@TheDiamonddLife) June 14, 2012

#DrakeAndChrisBrownFightPlaylist , young joc it's going down

— Marcus Lamar ♋ (@PavedGreatness) June 14, 2012

@OfficialKojo Shania Twain – 'Man! I Feel Like a Woman' #drakeandchrisbrownfightplaylist

— Steven Smith (@StandardSteven) June 14, 2012

#DrakeAndChrisBrownFightPlaylist The Girl Is Mine – Michael Jackson

— Crystal (@CrystalBosset) June 14, 2012

#DrakeAndChrisBrownFightPlaylist "Mama Said Knock You Out" by @llcoolj

— Me & Mrs. Jones (@asharatheauthor) June 14, 2012

#DrakeAndChrisBrownFightPlaylist Whoop That Trick- Djay

— Peter Quill (@killdeshaan) June 14, 2012

#DrakeAndChrisBrownFightPlaylist Yamaha Mamma – Chris Brown ft Drake

— Corey Broyles (@CBroyles3) June 14, 2012

#DrakeAndChrisBrownFightPlaylist I Need A Doctor – Eminem

— Carvellz (@Tempahkid) June 14, 2012

Take note, promoters. Should you ever negotiate something a little more official than two guys throwing bottles at each other over girl, we’ve compiled the perfect playlist for you right here.

The 18 Most Embarrassing Things Marnie Has Done On "Girls"

18. When she couldn’t take a compliment gracefully.

17. When she realized Booth was stringing her along way after the fact.

16. When she whined about her clothes being “basic.”

15. When she complained about Charlie. Again.

 

14. When she tried to insult Elijah.

13. When she danced.

 

12. When she attempted this method of seduction.

11. When she was totally whatever.

10. When she made the trip to rehab about her.

 

9. When she asked Ray to help her “lay down this track.”

 

8. When she inadvertently threw shade.

 

7. When she wouldn’t shut up about the grilled pizza.

6. When she was definitely bragging.

 

5. When she thought this was romantic and not weirdly racist.

4. When she forced Hannah into a duet of “Take Me or Leave Me.”

 

3. When she was too sad to finish her taco.

 

2. When she made this heinous music video.

 

1. When she performed Kanye against everyone’s will.

 
Wtf!

Wtf!

Conservative bloggers not keen on Gang of Eight amnesty bill

Matthew Boyle is a reporter for Breitbart.com. He is referring to comments made by his colleague Lee Stranahan at BlogCon 2013 in Dallas earlier today.

Investigative Journalism panel: @jamesokeefeiii @rebelpundit and @stranahan #Blogcon2013 twitter.com/loud_talker/st…

— Loud Talker (@loud_talker) May 12, 2013

The tide seems to be turning, and in a big way.

18 Things You Wish You Could Forget About Middle School

1. Middle School relationships

2. Horrible Health class questions

3. Always being mad at Mom

5. Awkward slow dances

And some by yourself

6. Being really dumb

7. Keeping an online journal

8. Pretending to be a pimp

9. Every day this didn’t happen

10. Bad yearbook photos

11. How to flirt

12. Getting stuck in places

13. Dance chaperones

And the music they played

14. Middle School band

15. Middle School fashion

Check out those Frosted Tips.

17. Dance segregation