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    Thanks to drones, there are now very few places where people can find privacy, and you can add the top of a 200-foot tall wind turbine to that list.

    Kevin Miller was recently flying his drone when he spotted Brother Joseph Byron flat on his back, catching some rays way up on Portsmouth Abbey’s wind turbine in Rhode Island.

    According to ABC News, Byron is a Benedictine Monk who works at a private Rhode Island school. Ever since the turbine was installed in 2006, Byron has enjoyed climbing to the very top in order to find some peace and quiet.

    But his peace was recently disturbed when a drone had discovered his special hiding spot. 

    While on vacation in Rhode Island, Miller spotted Byron after noticing the maintenance door was opened at the bottom.

    “I thought this was my chance to get up close to capture what is usually tough to access,” Miller told Mirror. “So I decided to drive up to get a super close video while [the turbine] was not in operation.”

    In the footage, Byron is seen

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  • A Michigan father faces jail time for robbing a bank to pay for his daughter's pricey cancer treatments.A Michigan father faces jail time for robbing a bank to pay for his daughter's pricey cancer treatments.

    A man desperate to pay for his infant daughter’s cancer treatment is now in jail after attempting to rob a bank.

    Brian Randolph is accused of robbing a Michigan credit union earlier this month. Police say he passed a note to the tellers saying he had a shotgun and demanded they give him money, though he never revealed the firearm.

    After being arrested, Randolph told officials that his motive was to pay for his child’s chemotherapy since his insurance company was no longer paying for the pricey treatments. The child suffers from an eye cancer called retinoblastoma.

    The 23-year-old has been charged with armed robbery and bank robbery, which could land him a maximum sentence of life in prison. His bond is set at $500,000.

    The child’s mother has set up a GoFundMe account, which, at the time of publication has raised over $10,000. Their original goal was to raise $5,500.

    “To some of the world he is a monster” the mother, Asia Dupree wrote. “To us he is a father that wanted to protect his

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  • Get ready to pucker up to your morning coffeeGet ready to pucker up to your morning coffee

    Those who can’t get going in the morning without a cup of joe can now show their appreciation - by giving it a huge kiss.

    Thanks to Korean designer Jang Woo-Seok, there’s a new coffee cup lid, which features a human-shaped nose and mouth.

    Woo-Seok came up with the “Take ‘Kiss’ Out” coffee lid after noticing existing coffee lids “lacked flair,” Mashable reports.

    According to the designer, he has coffee everyday but not always a kiss. So the cup lid allows you to experience both. 

    He sketched the design in a cafe and came up with a prototype. At first, the lid only had a mouth with a small hole to sip through, but Woo-Seok felt something was missing. He later added a nose to make the close encounter feel more like a real kiss.

    He adds that the design is “fun but functional” and is a way to draw public attention.

    “Take-out coffee is a symbol of city culture and fashion,” he added. 

    The quirky coffee cup design will begin distribution by the end of this month in Korea. No word on when you

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  • We all know what it feels like to be caught doing something we shouldn’t: You halt in your tracks and quickly return to what you should be doing, hoping that you will avoid punishment.

    Two playful babies know this feeling all to well. Their mother, popular YouTube blogger, Judy Travis, managed to watch their reaction on her baby monitor, which she recorded with her cellphone and then shared online.

    In the video, you can see her two baby girls jumping around in their cribs, completely unaware that their mom is watching. The second they hear her voice, however, they stop dead in their tracks and fall into bed, pretending to be asleep. 

    Since sharing the video online, it has already received more than 15 million views, and has moms from all over the world laughing, as they can definitely relate to this situation.

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  • Looks like not everyone is a fan of dark chocolate.

    Although it may be healthier than milk chocolate, these kids clearly could care less based on their facial expressions after trying it. 

    For them it was all about the taste. 

    BBR Saatchi & Saatchi created an ad for Splendid Chocolates and decided to give small squares of dark chocolate to little kids for the very first time.

    “Most Israeli moms actually keep a full drawer stocked with goodies, which by the end of the week is bound to need serious refurbishing,”  agency rep, Eva Hasson, told Adweek about the idea behind the ad.

    “The only pack left half eaten in the drawer is the dark chocolate. This got us thinking, and we realized Splendid Chocolate – being as dark and bitter a chocolate as you can get – probably lacked the sweetness kids were after,” she said. 

    In the video posted on YouTube, the youngsters’ reactions to their first bites of dark chocolate are priceless.

    After seeing many faces displaying disgust and regret from

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  • A photo illustration shows the Ashley Madison website displayed on a smartphone in Toronto, August 20, 2015. REUTERS/Mark Blinch - RTX1OZ5RA photo illustration shows the Ashley Madison website displayed on a smartphone in Toronto, August 20, 2015. REUTERS/Mark Blinch - RTX1OZ5R

    The Ashley Madison hack has revealed plenty of unsavoury details about the site’s millions of subscribers and its parent company Avid Life Media; the most recent involving an app idea that would allow users to rate each other’s wives. 

    Yup, just like Demi Moore’s classic film from the early 90s, “Indecent Proposal,” but for your phone.

    Called “What’s Your Wife Worth,” the concept would have invited users to “post your wife” or “bid on someone’s wife,” according to The Daily Mail. By uploading a photo of their spouse, users could invite others to rate her based on a scale of 1 to 10, or rate her based on monetary value. 

    According to a mock-ups sent between the company’s chief executive Noel Biderman and vice president of creative and design, Brian Offenheim, the profile would also show the average rate, total rated and total views.

    The emails were sent between 2013 and 2014, and prompted an enthusiastic response from Biderman, who stated “This is really good.” But the app never came

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  • (Photo: Heather Ar'ite/Incredible Things blog)(Photo: Heather Ar'ite/Incredible Things blog)

    A photographer who was having a particularly tough stretch discovered that her eight-legged neighbour has quite the sense of humour. 

    “It’s been a rough couple of weeks at the Ar’ite homestead,” Heather Ar’ite shared on the Incredible Things blog. “Water pipe explosion … our shower/bath stopped working for a week.”

    Toss in a broken down Jeep and a Hyundai which no longer steers and it’s safe to assume the Ar’ite household has seen better days.

    “Defeated and exhausted we retreated up our front stairs. I muttered, “Why, Universe… WHY????!” And then I looked to the right of our front door and saw THIS written in a spider web….”

    You can only wonder if the talented spider was actually laughing out loud, or simply trying to insert a little levity into a difficult time. 

    But on second thought, maybe there are a few more things to ponder, like how the spider actually managed to create these letters in its web. Or, better yet, how spiders appear to understand Internet slang. 

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  • Migrants are silhouetted against the moon as they stand onboard the Eleftherios Venizelos passenger ship at port of Piraeus near Athens, Greece, August 26, 2015. REUTERS/Stoyan NenovMigrants are silhouetted against the moon as they stand onboard the Eleftherios Venizelos passenger ship at port of Piraeus near Athens, Greece, August 26, 2015. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

    There’s a new song that is topping the iTunes chart in Austria - but it doesn’t have any blended melodies or catchy pop hooks. It is, instead, a song that is simply a minute of unbroken silence.

    Austrian artist, Raoul Haspel, recorded his unique track called Schweigeminute (Minute’s Silence) as a way to protest against his country’s handling of refugees. It was released last week on Friday and has quickly taken over radio stations across Austria.

    More than 2,000 refugees in Traiskirchen, Austria’s main refugee camp, have been sleeping outdoors for weeks, Reuters reports.

    According to The Independent, Traiskirchen has been “heavily criticized” by the UN refugee agency for its “intolerable, dangerous and inhumane” conditions.

    “We have a huge humanitarian problem, babies have been born outside in a city with some of the best healthcare in the world,” Haspel told Reuters.

    “I chose silence because everybody has such a strong opinion on the situation, and the debate just gets louder and

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  • Recent visitors of Yellowstone National Park were rather disappointed when the park turned out to be much less of the circus that they apparently had been expecting.

    A photo recently shared on Reddit revealed a very unusual comment card that was left for the staff at Yellowstone National Park Lodges, on which the tourists explained just how disappointed they were with their stay. 

    The photo was uploaded with a caption that reads, “My friend works at Yellowstone and some guests actually left this with the front desk upon checkout this morning."

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    The comment card read, “Our visit was wonderful but we never saw any bears. Please train your bears to be where guests can see them. This was an expensive trip to not get to see bears”

    And, just as you would have expected, it didn’t take long for the Redditers to share their disbelief in the posting’s thread.

    One user wrote, ”I grew up at a tourist beach – got asked once: ‘what time do you guys let the dolphins out’… stupid people will stupid

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    If you’ve got a Facebook account, chances are you’ve seen photos of your friends holding up works of art that they’ve painted — often with wine glass in hand. Since Paint Nite launched in Canada, in June 2013, people across the country have been discovering the joy of painting with a little liquid inspiration on the side. 

    These unique guided painting sessions offer adults the rare opportunity to paint without fear of judgment. The events are held in restaurants and bars, and the atmosphere is more like a party than an art class. Even if you have no painting skills whatsoever, you can still attend a Paint Nite session.

    “It’s a no-experience-required event,” said Manda Brownrigg, a Paint Nite licensee who is also an artist and instructor. “Our paintings are chosen on what somebody who’s never picked up a paint brush can do in two hours, that they’re really going to impress themselves with.”

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    (Credit: Paint Nite)

    Each Paint Nite session is instructed by a local

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