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576 border collies gathered together is the happiest place on earth

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A magical thing happened on Sunday: 576 border collies with smiling faces gathered together, apparently breaking the unofficial record for the most border collies in one place at one time. The event, which was put on by the Border Collie Owners of South Australia, was held in Willaston Oval. The group confirmed on its Facebook page that 576 collies attended the event (though we have to admit, we see some Australian shepherds in there, but we’re not judging because they’re all good dogs). SEE ALSO: Dog and kitten are the epitome of friendship goals According to the Australia outlet News.com, […]

People are still missing the point of #TakeAKnee protests

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Thirty-two Denver Broncos players took the knee on Sunday.Image: John Leyba/The Denver Post via Getty Images An unprecedented number of NFL players kneeled or otherwise protested during pre-game national anthems this Sunday after Donald Trump spent his weekend feuding with the league over the peaceful act. The hashtag #TakeAKnee (and a variant, #TakeTheKnee) trended on Twitter all day Saturday and Sunday as players and some team owners and front offices defied the president’s repeated attacks with public statements and on-field shows of solidarity. And despite players’ repeated explanations of the intention behind their decision to kneel or raise a fist, […]

Monkey selfie legal fight settled

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“Peta’s groundbreaking case sparked a massive international discussion about the need to extend fundamental rights to animals for their own sake, not in relation to how they can be exploited by humans,” said Peta lawyer Jeff Kerr. Mr Slater, of Chepstow, said he put in a lot of effort which was more than enough for him to claim copyright.

Cyclist breaks around the world record

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Five amazing facts about Mark Beaumont’s 80-day challenge Inspired by Jules Verne’s classic adventure novel Around The World In Eighty Days, he began his journey in Paris on 2 July and cycled through Europe, Russia, Mongolia and China. He then cycled across Australia, up through New Zealand and across North America before the final “sprint finish” thorough Portugal, Spain and France. During the trip, Mark was also awarded the Guinness World Records title for the most miles cycled in a month, from Paris to Perth in Australia, verified at 7,031 miles (11,315km). Media playback is unsupported on your device Media […]

German firefighters rescue man that got his penis stuck in a barbell

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There’s nothing quite like cozying up to a nice cold chunk of metal.  Firefighters in Worms, Germany, shared a fun story to its Facebook page on Friday in an attempt at showing how delicate the team of first responders can be during a sensitive rescue mission.  SEE ALSO: ‘Great British Bake Off’ contestant accidentally makes NSFW bread “The professional fire brigade was called to the hospital in Worms,” a translated version of the Facebook post reads. “One person had a very sensitive body part in the hole of a 2.5 kg dumbbell disc.” That’s right, a desperate man decided to […]