• After a summer of shark-induced injuries and scares, a Massachusetts man claims his run-in with the scary fish had actually saved his life.

    Eugene Finney, of Fitchburg, northwest of Boston, was on a family vacation in Huntington, California, when a shark smashed into him while swimming, CBS Boston reports.

    “Something struck me from behind. I’d never been hit like that before. It was pretty jarring. It kind of gave me an instant whiplash,” Finney told CBS.

    Though he sustained a gash across his back from the shark, it was not until later that night, at home, that Finney started experiencing real pain.  

    After bouts of chest and back pain, the father of two went to the hospital, where doctors found interior bruising and gave him an additional (and unexpected) diagnosis – he had a walnut-sized tumor on his right kidney.

    Doctors at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center removed the cancerous tumor using minimally-invasive robotic surgery and Finney says he feels lucky to be alive.

    “If this didn’t happen

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  • Steve Rannazzisi breaks silence about his surviving 9/11 lie on Howard Stern Show

    "I know what I did was terrible. And I know that I hurt a lot of people."

    A comedian who fabricated a story about surviving the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001, is coming clean for the first time.

    For years, Steve Rannazzisi had spoken in great detail about his experience during the attack, telling various podcasts and other media outlets that he had escaped from the World Trade Center.

    Last month, the New York Times uncovered that none of that story checked out. The backlash came fast and hard – the star of the sitcom “The League” not only lost respect from his colleagues and fans but also an endorsement deal with Buffalo Wild Wing.

    Earlier this week, the comedian went on Howard Stern to speak frankly about why he chose to invent such a story. Watch the complete interview in the video below.

    The tale began to spin when he was hanging out at a comedy club, shortly after moving to Los Angeles from New York, when the attacks were still fresh in people’s minds. When other comedians asked if he’d been in the area of the Twin Towers, he told them he had.

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  • How a racist Facebook photo cost a man his job and inspired an outpouring of love for a three-year-old

    A hashtag was created in solidarity with the young boy’s mother

    An Atlanta man has been fired as a result of racist comments made about his Facebook profile photo, which contained the image of a coworker’s young black son. 

    Gerod Roth took a selfie while in the offices of Polaris Marketing Group, his place of work, reports Fox 5 Atlanta. He made the image his profile photo. In the background of the photo stands a little boy, three-year-old Cayden Jenkins. Cayden had been visiting his mom at the office, and Roth took and posted the photo without the mother’s knowledge or permission.

    Cayden appears innocent and adorable, but what followed was anything but. 

    Friends of Roth’s began posting disturbingly racist comments. Among them, “I didn’t know you were a slave owner,” “Dude, where the hell did you get a black kid,” and “But Massuh, I dindu nuffin.” 

    Roth’s response to this alarming outpouring of prejudice? “He was feral.” 

    If this seems like just another putrid example to throw on the ever-growing pile of evidence that the internet is a vile and

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    Ever been left sitting in an airplane thinking to yourself, “Gee, there sure is a lot of unused space in this cabin?”

    Of course not.  

    You’re cramped in enough as it is, trying to jostle for that bit of arm rest while the person in front of you reclines their seat back.

    The people at Airbus think differently, and offer up some creative ways of stuffing more people into cabins in these new concepts for cabin design submitted to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in March. 

    The patent proposes to position an elevated deck structure on the main floor which acts as a seated mezzanine area which would occupy the upper half of fuselage, effectively replacing the overhead lockers.


    Airbus wants to “provide a passenger seat arrangement that permits optimum use of the space in a passenger cabin of an aircraft… but still provides a high level of comfort for the passengers using the seat arrangement,” as stated in the patent application.


    I’m not sure how much more comfortable this may be. Personally,

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  • The fountain of youth has been found and its name is bacon. Maybe.

    Susannah Mushatt Jones, aka ‘Tee’ is current the world’s oldest person, according to Guinness. She has more than 116 years of wisdom under her belt.

    In a recent interview with the New York Post, Tee said she wakes up at 9:30 a.m. for a breakfast of scrambled eggs with bacon. Every day. Like clockwork.

    “She’ll eat bacon all day long,” an aide at the Brooklyn facility where she lives told the paper.

    “Sometimes, she’ll take the last strip, fold it in a napkin, put it in her pocket and save it for later,” Tee’s niece, Selbra Mushatt, told Time.

    Tee, short for ‘Auntie’, has 100 nieces and nephews, according to Guinness.

    After following the bacon and eggs up with some grits, Business Insider reports, Tee unwraps five sticks of Doublemint gum and starts chewing away.

    Despite possibly making you feel like a little better about your diet, Tee knows it’s not actually the reason she’s lived so long.

    “I never drink or smoke,” she

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  • (Photo: Conor Collins)(Photo: Conor Collins)A talented artist from Manchester, UK, is known to create one-of-a-kind pieces of celebrities who have endured challenges in life.

    Conor Collins’ most recent project is a portrait of Caitlyn Jenner. It’s based off the star’s Vanity Fair cover and made out of hateful tweets about her.

    Many, including Jenner who tweeted “Turning hate into love is so beautiful and powerful – great job by this artist”, have praised his work.

    His project, shared widely on social media, has received some backlash. Somebody even mailed Collins a letter anonymously.

    Instead of allowing the letter to upset him, Collins decided to respond in the best way possible. He graded the piece of mail and shared it online.

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  • Have you ever wondered what it would be like to find out that you’ve just won the lottery? How about learning you've become a millionaire with 11 of your coworkers?

    Well, we think it might be something like this.

    Twelve co-workers from the Ontario-based vehicle evaluation business Black Books recently learned that they had became multi-millionaires, the CBC reports.

    The grou pitched in to a lottery pool that was led by Black Books employee Dennis Cartier and they ended up winning the largest jackpot in the lottery’s history, a sum of $60-million dollars.  

    Cartier was the one to learn the group had won the pot this past Saturday, but didn’t break the news until Monday morning.

    “I wanted to stay calm, eat my burrito and check the numbers again online. Every single number matched up, so I went back to where I bought the ticket and that’s when it all became very real,” Cartier told CBC News.

    Cartier showed up to work on Monday in sandals and a T-shirt, which was very different from his

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  • Walking across a glass-bottomed walkway suspended in the air is frightening enough as it is. But could you imagine if the glass cracked beneath your feet as you were walking it?

    This was a reality for a group of tourists in China.

    Just two weeks after opening a popular walkway at Yuntai Mountain Geological Park in the country’s Henan province was evacuated and closed after tourists noticed cracks forming, Mashable reported.

    Tourists were enjoying the beautiful views, when around 5 p.m. a 68-centimetre glass pane cracked causing a stampede as terrified visitors rushed to get to the other side of the bridge for safety.

    Lee Dong Hai was on the walkway when he heard the cracking noise. He shared his experience of what happened on the social media site Weibo:

    "I was almost at the end and suddenly I heard a sound. My foot shook a little. I looked down and I saw that there was a crack in the floor. A lot of people started to scream. I screamed out, ‘It cracked! It really cracked!’ and then I

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  • Man’s best friend has proven to be a child’s best playmate after a stray dog was captured playing jump rope with kids in Brazil.

    Capitalizing on every canine’s favorite game, tug of war, the kids got the dog to pull on one end of the rope to anchor it, while a child stood on the opposite end to control the movement.

    Pretty clever act from both parties, as everyone involved seems to be having a great time.

    Globo.com spoke to a resident of the area, Ricardo Cavalcante, who said the dog is named ‘Female’ and she is a community pet. As a result, she is also known by locals to answer to other names, including: Marble, Polka Dot and “Bolihna”. All the children in the neighborhood play with her and make sure she has food to eat and that she is taken care of. 


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  • (Warning: Video contains profane language)

    You've probably run into this guy at some point in your life.

    He’s underage but, it’s college, so he gets drunk. Unfortunately, he doesn’t seem to be able to handle his liquor and gets way too high and mighty for his own good.

    A video posted on YouTube appears to show this exact scenario that is played out all too often on college campuses everywhere.

    Nineteen-year-old Luke Vincent Gatti was arrested by University of Connecticut police Sunday night after verbally and physically abusing staff at the UConn Student Union, according to the Hartford Courant.

    The explicit clip has since gone viral, with most people commenting on the ignorance and entitlement of the teen, as well as the incredible patience displayed by the staff.

    The video starts with Gatti and the manager of the Union Street Market already standing toe-to-toe with Gatti in full-profanity mode, calling the manager a “f****** idiot” while demanding some “f****** jalapeno, bacon mac

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