• We're not sure this was a great idea, but man, what a photo! (Facebook/Mauricio Hoyos Padilla)We're not sure this was a great idea, but man, what a photo! (Facebook/Mauricio Hoyos Padilla)

    It may have been 40 years since 'Jaws' first became the subject of our nightmares, but now… she’s back.

    Well, sort of.

    New footage has been released of one of the largest great white sharks to have ever been captured on camera – the monstrous, more than 20-foot-long creature known as Deep Blue, GrindTV reports.

    The enormous predator, which calls Mexico’s Guadalupe Island home, was featured last year by the Discovery Network where part of the tagging effort that involved researcher Mauricio Hoyos Padilla can be found.

    This week, Hoyos posted new footage of the same shark to Facebook, under the title, “I give you the biggest white shark ever seen in front of the cages in Guadalupe Island… DEEP BLUE!!!”

    Hoyos found the 50-second clip this week on his computer, he told GrindTV, although the footage is from around the same time that the Discovery crew was on site, dating back to the fall of 2013.

    The presumably pregnant shark, believed to be around 50-years-old, can be seen probing the

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  • Karen X. Cheng having fun on the streets of San Francisco just may blow your mind! (YouTube)Karen X. Cheng having fun on the streets of San Francisco just may blow your mind! (YouTube)

    Beautiful San Francisco is as hilly as they come – which is probably something that tourists absolutely adore. For locals, however, the glow had probably washed away the moment that they were expected to hike to their home on a hot Californian day.

    In this cheeky video, dancer Karen X. Cheng has a little fun in the topsy turvy city.

    Cheng, accompanied by a crew of dancers, visited San Francisco’s hilliest streets and, with the help of choreography, made an optical illusion at the expense of our brains. 

    Their choreography makes the streets appear straight, when in reality they’re slanted, dipped and crooked.

    The idea for the video came when Ross Ching saw photos by Dan Ng that had the “tilted camera” effect on steep streets, the YouTube description reads.

    “Since San Francisco is so hilly, it was the perfect city for this idea,” Cheng wrote. “The week before we filmed this, we ran all around San Francisco looking for the steepest streets we could find.”

    The streets featured in this

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  • Nick JensenNick Jensen

    An Australian Christian couple says they will divorce if Australia sanctions same-sex marriage.

    Nick Jensen, a former director with the Australian Christian Lobby, has been married to his wife Sarah for 10 years. They have two children. But Jensen told Canberra CityNews that if marriage is re-defined to include people of the same sex, he and his wife will divorce rather than recognize the legitimacy of the new definition.

    “My wife and I, as a matter of conscience, refuse to recognize the government’s regulation of marriage if its definition includes the solemnisation of same sex couples,” Jensen said.

    That’s not to say the couple would separate. He said they’ll still live together, raise their kids, call each other “husband” and “wife” and consider themselves married in the church’s eyes.

    Jensen’s main argument, it seems, is that by allowing same-sex marriage, Australia would be re-defining the covenant under which he and Sara married in 2005.

    “When we signed that official-looking

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  • Hero hippos to the rescue! (YouTube)Hero hippos to the rescue! (YouTube)

    Sometimes all it takes is a little team work.

    Although hippos are often joked about as being glutinous because of the Hasbro game ‘Hungry Hungry Hippos,’ they’ve proven that they can be something else: helpful.

    A ducking got stuck in a pool of water at Diergaarde Blijdorp Zoo in the Netherlands, and no matter how hard the little guy tried, he just couldn’t jump high enough to get himself out.

    No amount of chirping or mighty-duck power could get him over the ledge, and that’s when his friendly neighbour, the hippo, came to help.

    At first, it looks as if the hippo is hungry as it approaches the duckling, but stereotypes are made to be broken.

    Instead, the hippo tries to give him a little boost.

    After a few failed attempts, the hippo swims away from the duckling, looking as if he’s through with fighting the good fight.

    But, in a shocking development, he comes back – this time with back up.

    The two determined hippos then work together to bump the duckling to solid ground.  


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  • A Brazil university recently demanded its staff provide identifying information on all current and future Israeli students and faculty, because pro-Palestine campus groups wanted it.

    On May 15, The Federal University of Santa Maria sent out a memo “making an ‘urgent’ request for information on Israeli students or faculty members at the institution,” according to InsideHighEd.com.

      I ask you to urgently send us a list of Israeli students and lecturers in the graduate program,, the memo said, according to ynetnews.com.

    The information was to be distributed, among others, to the Association of Solidarity with the Palestinian People of southern Brazil, according to ynetnews.com.

    The university was accused of anti-Semitism and forced to apologize, but the administrator who issued the memo said the confusion centered around nationality vs. religion.

    “The controversy is caused by the deliberate confusion between Israeli nationality and Jewishness,” deputy dean José Fernando Schlosser told

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  • How Eminem helped Ed Sheeran overcome his childhood stutter

    “I learned every word, back and front, by the time I was 10."

    (Clever Music)(Clever Music)

    Long before multi-platinum recording artist, Ed Sheeran, won us over with his smooth-sounding songs about love and heartbreak, he was bullied for having a debilitating stutter.

    “I was quite a weird kid when I was little. I wore big glasses, had hearing problems, had a stutter and I had ginger hair,” Sheeran told Take 40.

    But who’s to thank for helping him overcome it? None other than rapper Eminem – otherwise known as, The Real Slim Shady.

    Sheeran’s dad bought him ‘The Marshal Mathers LP’ when the 24-year-old songwriter was just nine-years-old because his uncle had told his dad that “Eminem was the next Bob Dylan.”

    “It’s pretty similar, it’s all just storytelling,” Sheeran told the crowd, although he admitted his dad bought it without knowing what was on it.

    Eminem, also known as Marshall Mathers. (The Wrap)Eminem, also known as Marshall Mathers. (The Wrap)The LP, that sold more than 1.76 million copies in its debut week, included hits such as ‘Stan,’ ‘The Way I Am,’ and ‘The Real Slim Shady.’

    “I learned every word, back and front, by the time I was 10,” he said. “He raps very fast

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  • A Texas high school student with autism thought he was going to walk during his school’s graduation ceremony on Saturday. He didn’t, his family is upset and demanding answers, and the school is promising to find out what went wrong.

    On Monday, a Tumblr post with a screenshot of a Facebook complaint began to draw attention. The complaint was written by Maria Nanez, mother of student Julian Nanez. Julian is a high school senior with autism; he’s in the special needs program at Sam Houston High School in Arlington, TX.

    Maria and Julian thought he was going to walk in Sam Houston’s graduation ceremony last Saturday, along with the other special needs students. The four others made it; Julian didn’t. What’s unclear is why that happened. There is no indication from the school that Julian was ill-equipped to participate in the ceremony.

    Maria said in her post, and in an interview with CBS 11 in Dallas-Ft. Worth, that Julian’s teacher told her he wouldn’t be allowed to walk in the ceremony.

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  • Adou Ouattar shares a hug with his mother, Lucie, in this handout photo. Adou Ouattar shares a hug with his mother, Lucie, in this handout photo.

    Reunions are nearly always happy occasions, especially those between a mother and her child.

    The young boy who was almost smuggled out of West Africa in a suitcase was reunited with his mother on Monday.

    Adou Ouattara and his mother, Lucie, are shown hugging in a handout photo released on June 8, 2015, after being reunited in the territory of Ceuta, where the boy has been staying at a youth centre.

    Boy found in suitcase gets Spanish residency. (Yahoo News)Boy found in suitcase gets Spanish residency. (Yahoo News)

    Last month Spanish border police found the eight-year-old boy huddled in a suitcase after he was detected by the luggage scanner.

    Adou’s parents had applied to the Spanish authorities to have their son join them on the Spanish island of Fuerteventura, but their request was denied citing a lack of funds, reported the Spanish newspaper El Pais.

    Originally from the Ivory Coast, Adou was brought across the border by a now-detained Moroccan woman. His father knew about the smuggling attempt and was consequently detained as well in Ceuta. Adou’s father was also released on bail Monday, reported

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    We’re living in a whale-eat-whale world.

    The remains of a 40-million-year-old whale, with another whale trapped inside of it that researchers believe was then eaten by sharks has been discovered by scientists in Egypt, the Huffington Post reports.

    The fossils were discovered at Wadi al-Hitan, a UNESCO World Heritage site that is commonly known as “Whale Valley” located southwest of Cairo.

    (Facebook / وزارة البيئة المصرية - الصفحة الرسمية)(Facebook / وزارة البيئة المصرية - الصفحة الرسمية)The smaller whale that was found inside the fossils of the 60-foot-long basilosaurus is likely to have been a fetus, but since the basilosaurus had pretty interesting eating habits, it’s debateable. The long-gone predator was also known to eat other whales, comparable to today’s orcas.

    Relics from other sea creatures were also found inside the whale, such as crab and sawfish, the Cairo Post reports. Large bits of shark teeth were found next to the whale’s skeleton, showing evidence that sharks likely ate the whale after it died.

    The fossils include the smallest vertebras of the tale making it the

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  • Terminally ill 22-year-old rejects organ donations to complete her bucket list

    “I know I’ve taken a massive risk but I want to enjoy the time I have left."

    Channan Petrides (Twitter/@PA_Real_Life)Channan Petrides (Twitter/@PA_Real_Life)

    Terminally ill 22-year-old, Channan Petrides, has made the difficult decision to turn down the opportunity for a new heart and lungs so that she could pursue the items on her bucket list.

    Petrides, who has cystic fibrosis, has been on the transplant list since last September, the Metro reports. But after learning about the hidden risks that the operation would pose, she decided to remove herself.

    “I know I’ve taken a massive risk but I want to enjoy the time I have left, rather than stick waiting for a call that may never come,” Petrides told the Metro.

    “Nobody could say for sure that the transplant would work, and I wouldn’t have been able to do anything on my bucket list because of the risk of infection.”

    The disease is brought on by a gene that controls the salt and water movement between cells, and as a result, the lungs become clogged with mucus, making it difficult to breathe.

    Petrides said it “feels like having a plastic back over your head and [like you’re] breathing through a

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