• Titanic replica charts course to set sail in 2018

    You might think that the Titanic’s maiden voyage was disastrous enough that no one would dream of trying to replicate it. Aussie billionaire Clive Palmer and his company Blue Star Line have had the ambitious plan in the works to build a “Titanic II”. A spokesperson for Palmer confirmed with the Belfast

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  • Deformed fish found near Lac-Mégantic oil spill disaster

    Scientists have found an “unprecedented” number of fish with deformed fins, tumours and lesions in the river near the Lac-Mégantic oil spill in Quebec. A report for the provincial Environment Department says the scope and level of contamination in the Chaudière River near the site of the July 2013 disaster

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  • Meet the Canadian contenders at the Westminster dog show

    Canada will be well represented next week at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City. “When he walks into a ring, he owns it,” she tells Yahoo Canada News. Robertson suggests that dog lovers should attend the event, rather than participate in it, since it leads to a tremendous amount

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  • Daddy-long-legs spider wins lopsided battle with deadly snake

    Aussie farmer Patrick Lees snapped this photo last past weekend when he noticed a venomous brown snake caught in the web of spider on his farm, reports ABC. “I’ve heard about it, but I’ve never seen it, let alone a daddy-long-legs,” Lees told ABC. Lees decided to leave the snake alone, as a group of

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  • Alberta bishops call euthanasia ‘state-sponsored killing’

    As the expiration of Canada’s laws against physician-assisted death moves closer, a group of Catholic bishops in Alberta has come out strongly against the change. Canada’s current laws banning physician-assisted death will expire in June, after the Supreme Court of Canada granted the federal government

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  • Ghomeshi’s bail relaxed before trial: report

    Ghomeshi was compelled to live with his mother and turn over his passport after being charged in January 2015 with several counts of sexual assault and one count of overcoming resistance by choking in connection with allegations from three women dating back more than a decade. According to the website

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  • 'Drone boarding': The new winter sport?

    Two videos out of northern Europe have slope enthusiasts excited about a potential new winter sport that uses drone technology to pull a rider at a fast paced speed.

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  • Michelin-starred chef Glynn Purnell fights back against negative review ‘littered with lies’

    “This was declined and the lady stated that she would use this site [TripAdvisor] as a tool for being detrimental to our business and 30 members of staff,” he wrote in his response. “If all 4 diners were embarrassed and it was in fact the worst food, I am embarrassed for them not having enough courage

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  • American expats in Canada renouncing U.S. citizenship to avoid punitive taxation

    For American citizens living and working in Canada, these are stressful times. As tax season heats up, a growing number of American expats will begin the long, drawn-out process of renouncing their U.S. citizenship in a bid to avoid costly, complicated and onerous tax compliance obligations. “In the

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  • Sir Ian McKellen chokes up while reading coming out letter in novel

    The British actor was reading a passage from Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City. In it, a character named Michael Tolliver writes a letter to his parents to  dissuade them from supporting anti-gay politics.

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  • America’s longest married couple to offer love advice this Valentine’s Day

    For Valentine’s Day, America’s longest married couple wants to give lovebirds all the help they need. Annie and John Betar, who ran away to get married on the heels of the Great Depression more than 83 years ago, know a little something about the works of a successful marriage. The two, who have been

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  • Science says sighing is actually good for you

    “It’s a behaviour we all do,” co-author of the study, Silvia Pagliardini tells the Edmonton Journal. This unnoticed sighing works as “a healthy way to expand lung capacity,” the Edmonton Journal writes. In a circuit experiment involving rats, slight “tinkering” changed the frequency of their sighs,

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  • U.S. announcer thinks Saskatchewan is home to sasquatches

    NBA announcer Jeff Wade recently made a comment during a game between the Dallas Mavericks and Utah Jazz, claiming that Saskatchewan is named after sasquatches because that’s where all the furry Bigfoot creatures live, CTV News reports. Wade apparently made the bizarre comment in regards to Trey Lyles

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  • Canada’s ‘non-combat’ ISIS mission not risk free

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau fulfilled a key election promise this week by announcing the RCAF’s six CF-18 jets would be withdrawn from the aerial campaign against Islamic State before the end of February. While critics continue to challenge the reasoning behind that decision, the announcement Canada

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  • #ImNotKiddingMaddi Trends After Hillary Clinton Fundraising Email Goes Viral

    An email sent by Hillary Clinton to a woman named Maddi, asking for her support in the form of $1, has gone surfaced after Bernie Sanders’ recent victory in the New Hampshire Democratic primary. Maddi – After tonight’s results roll in, keep this in mind: most of the country casts their primary ballots

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  • 9-year-old with cystic fibrosis becomes ‘Iron Boy’ for the day

    Domenic is a huge Iron Man fan, and so the children’s charity Make-A-Wish Australia teamed up with the New South Wales Police to turn him into “Iron Boy” for the day. “Around 9am this morning, Domenic received an urgent call for assistance from senior police and was flown by police helicopter from a

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  • Send your ex on a $3,000 Alaskan cruise through a break-up kit

    For $50, the ‘I’m not ready to be in a profile picture with you’ package comes with a box of tissues and a three-month subscription to Netflix. The 'we’re perfect … for other people,’ package, includes a 12-month Netflix subscription, a box of tissues, a snuggie blanket, a dozen of roses and chocolate

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  • Lego robot builds, then launches, perfect paper airplane

    If you’re a kid, it goes without saying that Lego is pretty awesome. Same goes for paper airplanes, and robots are also pretty popular among the prepubescent set. Now, an electronics company has harnessed the power of technology and built a robot out of lego that folds and then flies perfect paper

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  • Homeless man reunites with his family for the first time in 40 years

    Social media is often criticized, but it can be an incredible thing. A homeless man in Miami used its power to reunite with his family, who he hasn’t seen in 40 years. Isaac Avila, better known as Chico, has spent the past 10 years living on the streets of Miami, just blocks away from the Miami Herald

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  • Adorable fox thinks white bed sheet is snow

    [Sorry buddy, that’s not snow/YouTube/MacaroniMegaByte]

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  • Two million people have watched this guy put his tongue in a mouse trap

    [That’s gonna leave a mark/YouTube/The Slo Mo Guys]

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  • Van Gogh's famous bedroom listed on Airbnb

    The host of the Airbnb ad is named Vincent and features a portrait of the long deceased artist. The museum happens to have a show featuring all three versions the famous paintings depicting the room once inhabited by the artist while he was living in Arles, France.

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  • Canadian universities facing a financial crunch

    Universities across Canada are getting squeezed by provincial budget cuts, declining enrolments, program changes and the weak loonie. Nipissing University should consider measures like cutting money-losing programs, reducing faculty and selling off real estate assets, advised an independent PwC audit

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  • Microbead ban moving too slowly: advocate

    Environment Canada is appealing for public input as the agency moves toward a federal ban on microbeads in cosmetic products on Canadian store shelves. “It’s not consistent with the high priority that the government says it’s placing on sustainability and the environment,” says Pierre Sadik, a lawyer

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  • Potential Porter sale a good deal with few buyers

    Toronto-based carrier Porter Airlines is reportedly seeking a buyer, but aviation expert Karl Moore says Canada’s foreign ownership rules for carriers mean selling won’t be easy. Porter Aviation Holdings Inc., which owns the 10-year-old regional airline, is searching for a way to cash out, the Globe

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  • Dad and his identical twin mess with baby

    Everyone knows that the reason people have babies is so that they can pull hilarious pranks on them, and what’s funnier than introducing your baby to your identical twin brother? Stephen Ratpojanakul is the father of an adorable baby boy named Reed. Stephen also has an identical twin named Michael,

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  • Large grocery stores in France now have to donate unsold food to charity

    Food banks in France will soon be giving out thousands more free meals a year thanks to a recently passed law forcing some grocery stores to donate unsold food to charity instead of throwing it out. The stores will also be required to give away food approaching its best-before date and stop the intentional

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  • Transgender man’s “coming out” video is fun and instructive

    [Henry Tadebois is using humour to highlight his experience being trans/YouTube]

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  • Mother, orangutan share touching moment at the Melbourne Zoo

    While celebrating her daughter’s third birthday at the Melbourne Zoo, Elizabeth Hunt Burrett’s 13-week-old son Eli became very hungry while they were at the orangutan enclosure. “This orangutan locked eyes with me and came over to check out what was going on,” Burrett told 774 ABC Melbourne. At first

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  • Baby goat climbs its first rock and makes the Internet fall in love

    A newborn goat climbing a rock is the latest video to make its rounds and win hearts over the Internet. After being rejected by her mother and having to be bottle-fed, Violet becomes a wide-eyed wanderer in her “first day in the big world,” the Catskill Animal Sanctuary told The Huffington Post. The

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  • Snake eats snake in viral Australian video

    Dave Weidman of Toowoomba Snake Catchers 24/7 stumbled upon a rare yet gruesome sight when attending to a local call, according to The Telegraph. Weidman posted a video to the company’s official Facebook page on Sunday. In it, we find Weidman rummages through a client’s garage when he discovers two

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  • Video shows elderly couple nearly swept away by waves

    An elderly couple is reportedly unharmed after a harrowing video shot earlier this week shows them nearly getting swept away by giant waves. Posted Monday on YouTube, the video shows a man in a yellow jacket taking in the giant waves on a beach in Portsall, France.

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  • Dogsled pulls owner to a Tim Horton’s drive-thru during snowstorm

    Allyson Mitton’s took her two border collie dogs through a Sussex, N.B., Tim Hortons drive-thru, CBC News reports. Living outside of town, Mitton hooked up her two dogs, Shift and Braya, to a sled and made their way through the slushy, snow-covered roads to reach the popular doughnut and coffee shop

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  • News team completely loses it imagining naked yoga poses

    A story about a yoga studio offering naked classes in Kansas City had the entire news team at FOX4 in hysterics. As he transitions to weather, he asks his co-host what the best pose for naked yoga is and her answer combined with the genius of whoever is in charge of graphics basically ended the newscast

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  • Video of dad and wheelchair-bound son at skate park goes viral

    Video footage of dad Jared Edmunds pushing his son Atticus’ wheelchair in a community skate park has gone viral, reports The Daily Mirror, and the touching video has made the shy eight-year-old, who has cerebral palsy, a minor celebrity. As for their visits to the skate park, not only are they a fun

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  • Saskatchewan principal allegedly offered to pay teachers to raise daughter’s grade

    When many of them refused, Sautner allegedly took it upon herself to make the changes, the Saskatchewan Teacher’s Federation heard Tuesday. “If she’d had an overall 80 per cent average in English in high school, she’d be exempt from taking that English course altogether,” Sautner explained to the professional

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  • Toronto councillor asks if Beyoncé could be banned from Canada

    Due to her show-stopping performance, she may be en route to getting banned from Canada – if Toronto councillor Jim Karygiannis has anything to say about it. The pop star is slated to play at the Rogers Centre in Toronto as a part of her Formation tour in a few months. During the spot, Beyoncé gave

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  • “The Trumpening” is the scariest movie mash-up you’ll see this year

    Does Donald Trump’s win the New Hampshire primary and the idea of a Trump presidency give you the willies? The clip takes the teaser trailer for the 2013 horror flick “The Conjuring,” which stars Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga, and cuts it with some of Trump’s more outrageous audio clips. If that’

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  • Awkward! TV host matches criminal’s mugshot

    Things got a little awkward during a Monday night episode of the BBC show “Crimewatch,” for one host in particular. Hosts Jason Mohammad and Sophie Raworth were giving an update about a crime story involving Viktor Lakatos, who was imprisoned after being convicted for attacking an elderly man, Mashable

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  • UCLA gymnast wows the crowd with hip-hop moves during her floor routine

    Sophina DeJesus of the University of California gymnastics team delivered a near-perfect floor routine but the moments in between her tumbling runs are the reason why she’s gained so much popularity. DeJesus was competing against the Utah Utes at her home arena on Saturday. “I love dancing,” DeJesus

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  • Scientists say they can now test the IQ of a dog

    If your dog’s retrieving skills amaze you, you soon might have a chance to test if your pooch is in fact, smarter than average. A study published this month in the journal Intelligence found that dogs that aced one test seemed to do well on others – just like humans. Scientists Rosalind Arden and Mark

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  • Man asks Internet how to fix wife’s Fitbit, finds out she’s pregnant

    A man recently made a highly personal discovery when he turned to the internet to help him fix his wife’s Fitbit. “My wifes fitbit is showing her heartbeat being consistently high over the last few days. 2 days ago, a somewhat normal day, she logged 10 hours in the fat burning zone, which i would think

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  • Ghomeshi trial puts spotlight on sex assault and justice system

    The sexual assault trial of fallen radio star Jian Ghomeshi was always going to be controversial. There was the 48-year-old’s pre-emptive strike on social media, defending his “private sex life,” and his $50-million lawsuit against the CBC, which dismissed the host over allegations of sexual violence

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  • The “wearable chair” could make your long work days better

    As weird as a “wearable chair” sounds, if you’ve ever worked a retail or service job that requires you to be on your feet for hours at a time, it could be heaven on earth. A company in Japan has created a wearable chair called the Archelis.

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  • Duffy’s ethics filing frees him to return to Senate if acquitted

    Embattled Sen. Mike Duffy could be considering a return to the Red Chamber, as indicated by his filing of an ethics declaration.

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  • End of heckling unlikely despite Speaker’s promise, experts say

    Lori Lukinuk, an expert on rules of order and proceedings in both the public and private sector, said Canada’s Parliament is much more unruly than the corporate boards or public gatherings she’s seen.

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  • Unpaid internships: advocacy group says labour changes amount to ‘exploitation’

    A group representing interns and students has pulled out of consultations with the federal government concerning possible changes to the Canada Labour Code connected to unpaid internships. “We urge your government to immediately halt this process, and to enact meaningful reforms,” implored the Canadian

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  • Ridiculously easy word puzzle doesn’t offer much challenge for kids

    [Try not to overthink it/Reddit/Briggykins]

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