• An Instagram account claiming to show a migrant’s illegal journey from Senegal to Spain convinced many, but it turns out that the account was completely fake.

    According to the BBC, the account created under the username “Abdou Diouf” was set-up as a campaign to promote a photography festival.

    The account was launched last a week, showing how “Abdou Diof” left his home in search of a better life in Europe. Along the way, he took selfies documenting his trip.

    In one of the pictures, he is “hidden in the back of a trunk” crossing the border and in a later one, ‘Diof’ is on a small inflatable boat rowing in the dark. 

    Eventually, he reaches the Spanish shores and writes: “We tired but happy. Very danger trip.”

    The account managed to attract international attention and built up over 11,000 followers.


    One Instagram user commented: “Well done mate!! Congratulations for arriving safe to Spain!! I hope one day politicians will understand that we are all brothers and we share this world as our

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  • Beijing allegedly rips off 'Let It Go' in new 2022 Olympic Games song

    "Does anyone want to burst out into ‘Let It Go’ at 01:14?”

    (Photo credit: YouTube)(Photo credit: YouTube)

    Despite the obvious lack of snow in Beijing, the city has officially been selected to host the 2022 Winter Olympics. And while organizers have revealed they will be using man-made snow for the Games, Internet sleuths appear to believe the process of ripping off the original source may not stop with the snow. 

    During the application process, organizers released a number of promotional songs, but one song in particular called ‘Snow and Ice Dance’ is now garnering international attention for the wrong reasons. Many casual observers have take to Twitter, claiming that the song is a rip off of Disney’s hit song ‘Let It Go’ from the musical “Frozen,” the BBC reports.

    The official video for the Chinese song has now received more than 2000 dislikes, and YouTube users have flooded the comments section with some pretty negative and sarcastic remarks.  

    User zn4807 wrote, “Plagiarism, stealing, copying - that’s the only thing China can do.“ 

    Shiu-Wah Wong wrote, "Does anyone want to burst out

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  • Boss, I'm going to be a little bit late this morning. (Photo credit: Facebook/Erin Van Londen)Boss, I'm going to be a little bit late this morning. (Photo credit: Facebook/Erin Van Londen)

    While traffic jams are a common headache for motorist in Ireland, it’s not everyday that a giant minion causes you to be late for work.

    A gigantic inflatable replica of Kevin, a minion character in the ‘Despicable Me’ and ‘Minions’ films, flew loose on Monday afternoon, causing a 15-minute traffic jam on the Old Swords Road in Dublin, reported the Telegraph.  

    “We got quite a shock,” witness Erin Van Londen told the Journal.ie. “Luckily it didn’t seem to cause much damage.” 

    The 40 ft minion was seen earlier this week getting inflated at a local fair when around 3 p.m. the yellow inflatable escaped from its restraints. It blew over in “very strong winds” and ended up blocking the four-lane road. 

    “I actually rang the gardai (police),” Van Londen told the Journal.ie. “It was quite an odd thing to have to report.” 

    The minion was eventually deflated and taken out of the way using a wheelbarrow. 

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  • Pad your wallet as a professional cuddler on CuddleUp.com

    No word on who chooses to be the big or little spoon

    (Photo credit: Thinkstock)(Photo credit: Thinkstock)

    A nice cuddle is known to have many benefits, like lowering your blood pressure and decreasing anxiety. And now, it can also be an easy way to pad your wallet.

    There are cuddle parties meet-ups around the world, a cuddling studio and freelance cuddlers. And now the cuddle community is expanding to include a web site that connects people who need a cuddle with people who are willing to be cuddled – for a price.

    On Cuddleup.com, those wanting to get paid to cuddle – known as cuddlers – create a profile that states their city, age, ethnicity, height, body type and astrological sign, as well as how much they charge an hour. They’re also welcome to include a little blurb about themselves, which generally includes a reason why they’re on the site. (“I have much experience, since this is very important in my culture,” and “I’ve been cuddling on the amateur circuit for a while now and I think it’s time to turn pro,” for example.)

    Cuddlees – those wishing to pay for the service – can browse

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  • Jean Chretien is seen waiting to water ski in a screengrab from YouTube.Jean Chretien is seen waiting to water ski in a screengrab from YouTube.

    As we kick off the longest election season in modern Canadian history, former prime minister Jean Chretien has to feel a little relief the only things he's kicking off are water skis.

    In a video uploaded to YouTube on Aug. 3, Chretien is shown zipping around the lake on two skis, then dropping one about halfway through and continuing to ski on just one.

    The video was uploaded by Steven Hogue, a member of Chretien's personal staff, according to Canoe, whose YouTube videos seem to be limited explicitly to Chretien doing various sports; he also has a clip of Chretien wakeboarding in 2013, and downhill skiing the same year.

    Chretien underwent quadruple bypass surgery in 2007, and had a subdermal hematoma (when blood puts pressure between the skull and the brain) removed in 2010.

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  • Mark Hamill channels his inner Joker when giving autographs

    “This Vader guy is a loser… hope he doesn’t have kids!”

    (Imgur/raggedrabbit)(Imgur/raggedrabbit)
    Mark Hamill, most famously know for his role as Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars trilogy, seems to have a wicked sense of humour as well. 

    Recently some bubblegum cards have surfaced on Imgur that appear to have been signed by Hamill, along with some hilarious Star Wars jokes.

    One card depicting Luke Skywalker’s destroyed home reads: “Darn it! I told Uncle Owen not to smoke in the house!”

    Another one shows Luke Skywalker in search for Vader and the 63-year-old actor writes: “This Vader guy is a loser… hope he doesn’t have kids!” 

    One Imgur user said: “Now I know why they call him The Joker,” a character Hamill is known for voicing in numerous animated features and video games in the Batman franchise. 

    Another one said: “Nice to know he actually looks at what he’s signing. What a nice guy.” 

    But getting a hand on an autograph from the childhood idol isn’t cheap.

    According to the Hollywood Reporter, getting a signature from Hamill will cost you about $125

    Fans definitely have

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  • Job hunters highlight their not-so-valuable skills with #MyUselessResumeSkills hashtag

    "Selfie artist. (Might as well make it sound legit) #MyUselessResumeSkills"

    And what a great impression of a hot dog it is! (Photo credit: Twitter)And what a great impression of a hot dog it is! (Photo credit: Twitter)

    If you have ever toiled over your resume, wondering what to highlight and what to omit, then you know how, well, useless, some of your skills really are.

    Twitter user @SarahGee1987 put it best:  “I’m highly dedicated. I can finish an entire season of a show in two days or less,” she tweeted, with the hashtag #MyUselessResumeSkills.

    The hashtag has gone viral over the past week, with prospective job searchers hilariously admitting to their less-than-desirable traits and skills.

    Nev Schulman, host and producer of the MTV TV series Catfish and the 2010 documentary of the same name, tweeted his own not-so impressive job skills and the Internet took it from there:

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  • Forget about plates, apparently. 

    There’s an unusual food trend in Britain that has customers eating a ‘dog’s dinner’ out of stainless steel bowls. Yummy! 

    Varsity, a pub in Warwick, England, has been serving authentic meals in dog bowls as part of its “Dirty Food” menu.

    The restaurant’s unusual trend has been put in the spotlight after Zoe Carrington shared an image of her meal with the website We Want Plates, reports the Mirror.

    (Twitter/@WeWantPlates)(Twitter/@WeWantPlates)

    ‘We Want Plates’ campaigns against food being served on anything other than plates, including baskets or even shovels.

    The meal is called Dirty Dog’s Dinner, which consists of bacon, baked beans, chips (fries) and sausages. The dish goes for £4.29, roughly about $8.75.

    According to the Daily Mail, a Varsity spokesperson commented that it’s catching on. “The fun choice of stainless

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  • Ontario woman’s obituary asks readers to ‘drive Stephen Harper from office’

    “Mom wanted an interesting obit and we tried to honour that."

    Catherine Finn (Photo credit: turnerporter.permavita.com)Catherine Finn (Photo credit: turnerporter.permavita.com)

    Catherine Finn was remembered for her “sharp wit” and “steely backbone,” as well as her bold opinions. It only makes sense that her obituary wouldn’t be any different.

    The 72-year-old’s obituary appeared in newspapers last week and is going viral ever since for its brutal honesty. 

    The Peterborough, Ont., native passed away quietly in her sleep in Toronto on July 19. Her obit notes that she was a wife, mother and grandmother who loved life and was a “fearless defender of the world of ideas.”

    Her three sons took on the challenge to write her obit, which included a few “zingers,” reported the Toronto Star

    “Mom wanted an interesting obit and we tried to honour that,” her son, Patrick Finn, told BuzzFeed. “We were trying to channel her voice and not impose our own.”

    Finn had strong opinions about Canadian politics and culture. One of her ideas related to Canada’s current Prime Minister. 

    Instead of donations, “Catherine would want you to do everything you can to drive Stephen Harper

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  • B.C. Mountie under investigation for questionable traffic stop caught on video

    "You want to potshot me by saying I’m a distracted driver when I’m doing my job?"

    Among a recent slew of investigations into police activity comes a case out of Kelowna, B.C., where a Mountie is being investigated for his questionable behaviour.

    Shawn Michaelz of Edmonton, Alberta, was driving in Kelowna with his girlfriend when a Mountie pulled them over.

    As he explained on his Facebook profile, Michaelz and his girlfriend were waiting to turn left at an intersection and even though they had time to turn, they waited for the slowly oncoming police officer to make his turn, as he had the right of way.

    “I throw my hands up in the air in the passenger seat of the vehicle and the cop gets mad and pulls a U-turn in the intersection to pull us over,” wrote Michaelz on Facebook.

    When asked why they were pulled over, the unidentified Mountie was recorded saying, “I’m doing my job. I’m looking for a licence plate and I looked down at my screen and I may have lost track of where I was on the road. Fair enough, but that’s my job as a police officer.“

    When Michaelz brought

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