• A man who lost his wife in the Paris attacks last week has penned an open letter to ISIS, which is quickly spreading the message of love, in defiance of hate, across social media.

    Hélène Muyal-Leiris​, 35, was one of the 89 concert-goers who were killed at the Bataclan concert hall in the terrorist attacks on Friday evening.

    In his Facebook post titled “You Will Not Have My Hatred”, Antoine Leiris writes that the terrorist organization will not succeed in fueling him with anger or suspicion towards others.

    “Friday night, you took an exceptional life – the love of my life, the mother of my son – but you will not have my hatred. I don’t know who you are and I don’t want to know, you are dead souls,” he wrote in French.

    “I will not grant you the gift of my hatred. You’re asking for it, but responding to hatred with anger is falling victim to the same ignorance that has made you what you are. You want me to be scared, to view my countrymen with mistrust, to sacrifice my liberty for my

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    An Arizona pastor, in his Sunday sermon, blamed the Paris attacks on the “sinful nation of France” and said all those who were massacred at the Eagles of Death Metal (EODM) concert brought it on themselves because they were devil worshipers.

    “There’s something about when you go to a concert of death metal, somebody might get killed! You know, you’re worshiping death! And then, all of a sudden, people start dying!” pastor Steve Anderson, of the Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe, said in Sunday’s service.

    “Well, you love death so much, you bought the ticket, you love worshiping Satan! Well, let’s have some of Satan’s religion come in and shoot you!” Anderson said, while congregants can be heard murmuring their approval in the background.

    “I mean, that’s what these people should think about before they go into such a wicked concert,” he said.

    The band lost their merchandise manager, Nick Alexander, in the co-ordinated attacks on Friday evening that left at least 129 dead and more

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    This is definitely one family game night to be remembered, as soon-to-be-parents, Alexa and Drew Goolsby, decide to share their happy news with the grandparents in one of the most unique ways - through a fun game called “The Whisper Challenge.” 

    In the YouTube video, Alexa’s parents are seen wearing headphones with music playing, while trying to lip read and guess what is being said to them. 

    Unfortunately, grandpa had a little harder time figuring it out. 

    Alexa’s mom, Sharla, gets it straight away after her daughter whispers “I’m pregnant.”

    As for Grandpa Bob, he struggles a bit and Drew comes in to help out.

    “You are going to be a grandfather,” Drew is heard saying in the video.

    “You are going to the beach,” Grandpa Bob replied. 

    Drew ends up repeating it a few more times before Alexa’s dad finally figures out he’s going to be a grandfather. 

    His adorable reaction after he realizes the secret makes up for all his earlier, hilariously, bad lip reading. 

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    If some unique ink isn’t enough to make you stand out in a crowd, why not put it in a not so run-of-the-mill place – like your eyeballs.

    Eyeball tattoos are becoming a thing in Australia, and that understandably has medical professionals issuing warnings the practice can lead to impaired vision and even cancer, according to the Daily Mail.

    Hundreds of people around the world have tatted peepers, including 20 Down Under, according to News Network.

    The process involves permanently inking your sclera (the whites around the iris). The ink spreads underneath the top layer of the eye (conjunctiva) and voila, your eye has been irreversibly miscoloured.

    The process came to the attention of John and Jane Public when a convicted criminal in Alaska made global headlines during his trial as news outlets around the world were less interested in his charges for attempting to murder a police officer but rather his jet black right eye.

    Getting your eyes inked is certainly not without dangers.

    (Photo: Facebook / Eyeball Tattoos)(Photo: Facebook / Eyeball Tattoos)

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    A Wisconsin police officer gave himself a ticket after he accidentally parked his cruiser in a handicapped parking spot at a Veteran’s Day event. 

    In a statement, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke asked another police officer to move his vehicle upon his arrival. When he got back, he noticed it was still there. 

    That’s when Clarke wrote himself a ticket, citation #755472 to be specific.

    “I paid the fine of $35 ($46 CAD) and since the city parking fine exceeded that ($200) I made a personal donation to an organization that works with the disabled,” reads the statement. “That $235 total ($313 CAD) exceeds the city parking violation. I would rather the money go to a private org working with the disabled than to government. I have copies of all receipts.”

    Clarke said unless it’s an emergency situation, the rules apply to him and his squad car the same as they would any other driver on the road.

    He has also ordered an internal investigation into why his order was not followed.

    It’s not

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    The joy of spending hours creating imaginative structures with Lego can quickly evaporate when accidentally stepping on one of those ever-pointy blocks. 

    Your foot, lacking the square grid needed to adhere Lego pieces together, easily holds the block in place, your skin molded around the four corners as you gasp in pain.

    It’s with this scenario in mind that French company Brand Station is teaming up with Lego, to create a pair of slippers specifically designed to keep your feet safe when dealing with the mess left behind by budding mini-architects.


    The company will produce a limited run of 1,500 pairs that are only available to parents who fill out a Christmas wish-list on Lego’s official French site

    Those of you looking to protect your feet from your child’s Lego aftermath may have to find a different alternative until they decide to mass produce these sole-protectors.

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    Amidst a flurry of social media posts and breaking news, the death of one beloved police dog has taken over Twitter today, drawing condolences from around the world.

    The Independent reports that Diesel, the seven-year-old Belgian Malinois, was killed earlier Wednesday during a raid on suspected terrorists in the Parisian suburb of Saint-Denis. Diesel was a trained assault and explosive search dog.

    The hashtag #JeSuisChien quickly spread across Twitter, with the official tweet regarding Diesel’s death being shared thousands of times in a few minutes, reports The Independent.

    Police stormed several apartments in the early hours of Wednesday morning, a raid which ended with at least two suspects dead and seven others

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  • The prognosis is good in today’s coffee news, with the latest study showing that drinking coffee, whether regular or non-caffeinated, can reduce the risk of death.

    The study looked at surveys with adults in the U.S. who were asked how much java they drank, as well as other food and drinks. Then they looked at the rate of deaths and disease over the next 20 years. The research, which was published in the journal Circulation, surveyed more than 200,000 women and 50,000 men.

    The study didn’t find a direct link between coffee drinking and mortality. Those who drank between less than a cup to three cups daily had 5 to 9 per cent lower risk of kicking it than those who didn’t touch the stuff. There was no suggested benefit to those who drank more than three cups of java a day.

    Researched then examined the consumption of coffee among non-smokers. Those who drank between less than a cup to three cups daily had a 6 to 8 per cent lower risk of dying than non-coffee consumers. The percentages

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    A photo entitled “An Old Dog’s Last Ride” was posted to Imgur, showing an elderly dog with her head out the window and her eyes closed, on her way to the vet for the last time.

    The photo is from 2013, but ewhippieyoustink2 posted it last week on Imgur and Reddit.

    The dog in the photo is 15-year-old Libra, who at the time had seizures and was unable to move or control her bladder, according to NicoleAlderman on Imgur.

    “She was our baby and this was the hardest thing.”


    An earlier photo of Libra and her adorable heart shaped nose.

    The thread has been removed due to some Reddit rules about posting sad pet photos in the /r/aww sub-Reddit.


    The original poster offered an apology, but most people didn’t mind. Instead they shared their sympathies and their own stories of losing beloved pets.


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  • This lovely photo of an elderly couple helping a young man tie his tie is going viralThis lovely photo of an elderly couple helping a young man tie his tie is going viral
    A photo snapped by a commuter in Atlanta of an elderly man helping a younger gentleman with his tie is going viral. 

    Redd Desmond Thomas was waiting to catch a train when he saw a young man utterly perplexed about how to do up his tie. 

    According to Thomas’ post, the woman noticed the young man fumbling with his tie.

    “'Do you know how to tie it properly?’ The young guy said ‘No ma'am.’ She taps her husband and says 'Come to this side [her right side; he was standing on her left side] and teach this young man how to tie his tie,” the post reads. 

    The elderly man happily showed him how to do it, even having the younger man do it in front of him to ensure he got it down.  

    Little is known about the elderly couple but they are being praised for their random act of kindness through comments and the thousands of shares the photo has received since being posted. 

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