• Paris Hilton pranked pretty horribly by Egyptian TV show

    'Poor Paris Hilton’ is a saying you don’t typically expect people to say

    Traumatized, Paris Hilton is upset after she was pranked in a fake plane crash.Traumatized, Paris Hilton is upset after she was pranked in a fake plane crash.

    ‘Poor Paris Hilton’ is a saying you don’t typically expect people to say about the spoiled hotel heiress.

    But after watching the most recent viral video making waves, you might be more inclined to pity her than mock her. 

    The Daily What reports that Hilton was on vacation in Dubai when an Egyptian Television show called Ramez Wakel el-Gaw decided to play a prank on her.

    What was considered to be funny is actually quite terrifying, as the TV show pretended that the plane Paris was flying in was going to crash.

    A video of the incident shows the socialite on what she believes is a typical scenic flight over Dubai. Little does she know that the pilot is pulling stunts and the fellow passengers are actually actors pretending to be scared.

    After the group is up in the air, everyone on board begins to notice a weird smell and then a loud warning sound begins to go off, leaving everyone really nervous and eventually panic sets in.

    You can hear Hilton repeatedly ask: “Is this normal?”

    The

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  • Girl Scouts returns $100K after donor requests funds not used to support transgender girls

    “Girl Scouts is for every girl. And every girl should have the opportunity to be a Girl Scout if she wants to."

    Transgender girls are welcome in the Girl Scouts of the United States of America, a stance that has attracted controversy from some conservative groups over the past week.Transgender girls are welcome in the Girl Scouts of the United States of America, a stance that has attracted controversy from some conservative groups over the past week.

    One hundred thousand dollars is a lot of money. It can help students through college, buy a car (or two), and it can help send 500 Girl Scouts to camp.

    But the exciting news of a $100,000 donation made out to the Queen Anne council of the Girl Scouts of Western Washington quickly turned sour when the donor sent a note: “Please guarantee that our gift will not be used to support transgender girls. If you can’t, please return the money,” it said, the council’s CEO, Megan Ferland reported to the Seattle Met.

    Soon after receiving the note, Ferland returned the money to the donor, whom she she has chosen not to name. Disappointed by the situation, Ferland had a simple response, telling the Seattle Met, “Girl Scouts is for every girl. And every girl should have the opportunity to be a Girl Scout if she wants to.”

    Coming that close to such a substantial donation was certainly a tough pill to swallow, so the Girl Scouts of Western Washington has launched an Indiegogo fundraising page asking

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  • With summer in full force - in some parts of Canada at least - dogs are in full ”play outside” mode. While it’s tempting to slap on a leash and take your furry friend for a long walk, there’s a simple test you can administer to make sure your dog isn’t going to be melting in the summer sun.

    A post from Moon Valley Canine Training, a dog training centre in California, has taken off on Tumblr, thanks in part to its simplicity.

    The post has been shared almost 40,000 times on Tumblr, and over 100,000 times on Facebook, where many people have been marveling at the genius of the tip.

    People laugh at me when I carry my dog from the car instead of letting her walk on the Florida sun heated pavement. If I can't walk barefoot on it, I won't let her either!!! - Anna McWilliams, Orlando, FL

    And some dogs seem to be appreciative that their owners finally figured it out.

    My Cocker is usually not the freshest biscuit in the box but when it comes to hot pavement she just plain won't walk on it.

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  • Walmart apologizes for ISIS cake after rejecting U.S. man's Confederate Flag request

    "They cheerfully did it, and sold me my ISIS cake. WTF Walmart!"

    Chuck Netzhammer asks for clarification in his video. (YouTube)Chuck Netzhammer asks for clarification in his video. (YouTube)

    While the Confederate flag continues to be the subject of bans across North America, a man from Louisiana has a bone to pick with Walmart.  

    Chuck Netzhammer requested his local Walmart decorate a cake for him in the shape of the Confederate flag and was outraged when he was refused, reports The Daily Caller

    Netzhammer decided to try another controversial symbol, the ISIS battle flag, and was shocked when his cake came back, in full piped-icing glory. In an uploaded YouTube video seen more than 500,000 times since last Friday, Netzhammer shows the cake, along with what he originally wanted – the Confederate flag with the slogan “Heritage not hate.”

    ““WTF Walmart! ISIS is beheading Christians, selling little girls into slavery, and is currently a terrorist org at war with the United States,” he wrote in the caption to his YouTube video.  “But you can’t buy the General Lee toy car at Wallmart[sic]? It’s a damn shame.”

    A rep from Walmart has since explained to The Daily Caller that

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  • A New York lawyer, dairy farmer and farm lover has documented the after-effects of one of the most gruesome animal battles one could imagine: pit bull vs. porcupine. Lorraine Lewandrowski, who tweets under the moniker @NYFarmer, posted updates Tuesday morning from her sister’s veterinary office, as she treated a pit bull for dozens of quill piercings after the fight.

    The quills narrowly missed the pit bull’s eyes, Lewandowski said, but the dog had a lot in its mouth as well, as far down as its throat.

    The dog had to undergo anesthesia to allow the quills to be removed; porcupine quills hook into the skin, making removal extremely painful otherwise.

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  • Giant male gorilla Shaban at the Higashiyama Zoo in Nagoya, Japan. (AFP)Giant male gorilla Shaban at the Higashiyama Zoo in Nagoya, Japan. (AFP)

    Gorillas have long been admired for having many interesting features, but handsome good looks isn’t something that often comes to mind. 

    Unless you’re one of the many women in Japan that have been flocking to see Shabani the studly gorilla at the Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens in Nagoya, Japan.  

    Shabani, the Western Lowland gorilla, has captured the hearts of many young Japanese women and they’ve been lining up ever since just to get a glimpse. 

    The 18-year-old silverback, who weighs around 180 kilograms, has been living at the zoo since 2007 but not until recently has the gorilla gained so much popularity.

    (VTC News)(VTC News)According the Agence France Presse, his handsome looks have generated a lot of visitors in the past few months ever since he was used as a model for a campaign in the zoo’s spring festival.

    “He often rests his chin on his hands and looks intently at you,” a zoo spokesman told AFP. “He is more buff than most gorillas and he’s at his peak physically. We’ve seen a rise in the

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  • Dog digs up crabs on the beach so she can play with them

    Curiosity may have killed the cat, but what did it have in store for the dog?

    Curiosity may have killed the cat, but what did it have in store for the dog?

    Never ending entertainment, apparently.

    A beach-dwelling canine named Sheila was enjoying a long walk on Guanico Beach in Panama, when she decided that she wanted to have some seaside fun.

    But first she needed a willing – or unwilling – friend.

    In the video, Sheila is seen with her head buried in the sand as she digs a deep hole. The dog, who must’ve done this before judging by her sheer skill, is then rewarded when a crab is uncovered from under the wet, grey sand.

    The crab tries to make a break for it, but Sheila’s fun has just begun.

    The canine begins chasing the crab up and down the beach, while occasionally swatting it lightly with a paw.

    The crab eventually gets defensive and stands up to the dog, which is at least 50-times its size, by putting its claws up.

    Sheila, unafraid by the bout of bravery, lies down next to the crab with a watchful eye in case it tries to bolt.

    Since being uploaded to YouTube

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  • Just look at that face! (YouTube)Just look at that face! (YouTube)

    This dog got a great birthday surprise, and his reaction is priceless!

    At first it’s just another ordinary day for Maymo the lemon beagle. A lathargic Maymo is seen lying down on the couch, seemingly unamused as his owner rearranges the furniture around him in order to form the ball pit.

    But when thousands of colourful balls are spilled right infront of him, Maymo immediately hops in. As you’ll see in the video below, Maymo can hardly contain his excitement.

    We're not quite sure if he thinks they're just colourful balls or very large pieces of kibble, but that's neither here nor there. Maymo's enjoyment in the ball pit is enough to put a smile on even the surliest of faces.

    The video was posted on YouTube just 24 hours before this story was published and it has already received more than 40,000 views. The video’s description reads: “Since Maymo loved getting 100 balls last year, we decided to up the ante and fill a DIY pit with 1000+ rainbow-coloured balls (because gay marriage!)” 

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  • 'Crime doesn't pay': Notorious crime boss James ‘Whitey’ Bugler pens letter to students

    I know only [one] thing for sure – If you want to make crime pay – Go to Law School."

    Three Massachusetts teens are holding onto a piece of Most Wanted history. Three Massachusetts teens are holding onto a piece of Most Wanted history.

    High school history projects rarely get this much attention, but this is far from your average study of the Battle of 1812

    James “Whitey” Bulger – a convicted murderer and former Boston-area crime boss – wrote a handwritten letter dated Feb. 24 from federal prison in Florida to three high school girls in Lakeville, Massachusetts. 

    He starts off by writing: “I’m sorry but I can’t help you with your school project – There are many people more deserving of your time and interests.”

    But it doesn’t take long for the 85-year-old to turn a leaf and confess his remorse to the teens, which is something he has never done before.

    “My life was wasted and spent foolishly, brought shame and suffering on my parents and siblings and will end soon – Advice is a cheap commodity some seek it from me about crime – I know only [one] thing for sure – If you want to make crime pay – Go to Law School,” Bugler wrote in the letter to the girls.

    According to The Boston Globe, the three 17-year-olds chose

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  • A photographer says he can see the image of 
<strong>Michael Jackson</strong> moonwalking in this cloud. Well, actually, the Internet told him they could see Michael Jackson moonwalking and now it’s gone viral. The photo was taken over Goochland County, Va., during a lightning storm on Tuesday. Kind of spooky, because it was two days before the sixth anniversary of the King of Pop's death. So do you see the image of this...  Here?    Facebook   
<strong> PHOTOS: Take a look back on Michael Jackson’s life in picturesa</strong> Here, let us help you:    Facebook   Do you see him now? "It wasn't even my favorite picture that I took," the photographer, 
<strong>John Plashal</strong>,
<strong> </strong>told USA Today. "I have others that are better but don't have a celebrity in the image." Plashal says he hasn’t edited the photograph in any way, and he actually didn’t see Jackson in it when he submitted it to WTVR CBS 6’s Facebook page. But, “I see it now,” he says. “It’s pretty wild. It's one of those things — believe what you will." In other random news, Russell Crowe says Jackson prank-called him for years:

    Have you ever seen the King of Pop moon walking in a storm cloud?

    In Goochland, Virginia, photographer John Plashal snapped a few photos of a lightning storm and shared his pictures yesterday with the local news station, WTVR CBS 6, on their Facebook page.

    In the photo, a silhouette of Michael Jackson appears in storm, dancing with lightning surrounding him in the background.

    “The image that you see of Michael Jackson just happens to be there,” Plashal told the news station. “It’s pretty wild.” He added that he didn’t alter the photo in anyway.

    When his storm tracker app indicated that a lighting storm was coming, the 45-year-old man set up his camera outside a local restaurant and snapped away.

    The station reports that Plashal was completely unaware of what he captured on his camera.

    “I didn’t know what I had until this morning, to be honest with you, when my phone started blowing up,” he told the news station.

    And it didn’t take long for Twitter and Facebook to blow up as well.

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