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Jeff Goldblum's handing out free sausages in a 'Chef Goldblum's' truck

2 hours 28 min ago

After news spread he'll be in the Jurassic World sequel (yay!), Jeff Goldblum hit the streets of Sydney, Australia to celebrate...well we assume so, anyway. 

He was found casually handing out free sausages to people from a food truck on Wednesday afternoon, which just so happens to be called "Chef Goldblum's."

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No, we're not making this up.

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And unsurprisingly, there were plenty of people who wanted to catch a glimpse of Dr Ian Malcolm/Mr. Goldblum, as his truck made its way from Wynyard Station to Circular Quay. Read more...

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Please enjoy this super excited dog accidentally somersaulting onto a beach

2 hours 46 min ago

Man, do we love dogs.

Especially when they pull off acrobatic stunts, like super-excited Rosie, who went chasing after a ball that hopped over a fence, in a video uploaded to 9 News' Facebook page.

SEE ALSO: Dogs, ranked

We doubt the ensuing somersault onto the beach was completely intentional, but by god it's hilarious.

Despite the awkward landing, the dog is alright folks.

"Even though it looks bad she was fine, brought the ball straight back for another go," Rosie's owner, Shannon Johnston, told 9 News

And here's a GIF for your eternal pleasure.

Image: 9 news

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Your headphones aren't spying on you, but your apps are. Here's why.

3 hours 10 min ago

Lawyers in the US are claiming that headphone and speaker company Bose, is secretly collecting information about what users listen to when they use its bluetooth wireless headphones.

Edelson, the lawyers acting on behalf of customer Kyle Zak of Illinois, claim that information about what Zak has been listening to through his Bose headphones was being collected without his knowledge or explicit consent every time he used a Bose companion mobile app called Bose Connect

The app allows customers to interact with the headphones, updating software and also managing which device is connected at any time with the headphones. If the headphones are being used to listen to something, details about what is being played will show up in the Connect App. Read more...

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This college student spent his summer undercover in a Chinese iPhone factory

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 23:45

Dejian Zeng may have built your phone. Or at least worked on it, anyway. 

The second-year masters of public administration student at NYU Wagner spent six weeks last year working in a Chinese factory manufacturing iPhones for Cupertino-based Apple. Six days a week he  screwed approximately 1,800 screws into 1,800 iPhones. Every day. Over and over again. 

SEE ALSO: Wait, we might only get two iPhones this year?

Why did he do this? It wasn't for the wages, which at approximately 3,100 yuan a month (roughly $450) are not even enough to buy one of the iPhone 6s phones he helped produce. Instead Zeng teamed up with New York University and the NGO China Labor Watch to investigate working conditions in a Chinese manufacturing plant.  Read more...

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This murdered woman's Fitbit led authorities to arrest her husband

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 23:35

After Connie Dabate was killed in her Connecticut home, just two days before Christmas 2015, her obituary described her as "beloved wife and best friend of Richard Dabate."

Fast-forward more than a year later and her "best friend" is the lead suspect charged with his 39-year-old wife's murder—thanks in part to her Fitbit, according to an arrest warrant reported in the Hartford Courant.

SEE ALSO: Man busted for arson after his pacemaker snitched on him

Connie's Fitbit has become integral in piecing together her murder. Prosecutors say her husband's alibi that a masked intruder attacked him first and then went after his wife just doesn't add up. He was arrested on suspicion of murder earlier this month and released on a $1 million bail last week. Read more...

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Watch this 101-year-old woman casually win gold in a 100 metre dash

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 22:55

Haven't run a competitive race since high school? It's never too late to start again. 

Like 101-year-old Man Kaur from Punjab, India, who won the women's 100-metre dash at the 2017 World Masters Games in New Zealand on Monday. 

SEE ALSO: Olympian shares touching moment she discovers she's won a medal 9 years later

Kaur was the only competitor in the 100+ age category, completing the race in 74 seconds to take the gold medal. 

101-year-old Indian woman wins 100 meter dash at World Masters Games in New Zealand as the only competitor in the 100+ age categorypic.twitter.com/P8VYoTW9Bm

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Jerk cat tricks two owners into giving him double the love

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 22:30

As most pet owners will tell you: These cats ain't loyal. 

If you have a free-range feline, chances are you've become suspicious of your jerk cat's outdoor past times and with good reason. Cats love having secret lives.  

Especially Simba. Or should we call him Crazy Horse? Yep, this jerk cat's disloyal diablerie has been exposed for what it was — a selfish desire for two mums.

SEE ALSO: Val Kilmer can't stop tweeting about Cate Blanchett and it's unsettling

As Simba's owner Shirley Bishop of Inglewood in New Zealand told Stuff, the two-year-old cat disappears for a few days on the regular. Because she respects his privacy, it's chill.  Read more...

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Coachella, we need to break up

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 22:28

Dear Coachella, 

We need to break up. We've been working on our relationship for four years now, but I feel like I'm the only one trying to salvage what we had. And I can't do it on my own any more.

Sure, it hasn't been all bad. Since we've been together, I've had joyous moments witnessing the bright orange sun settle into a pink sky as beautiful music flowed and dancing like crazy after midnight, but those experiences are few and far between now.

SEE ALSO: Coachella sues Urban Outfitters because karma is real

You hurt me too often and never take responsibility for your actions. Worse, you never apologize. I often find myself defending you to my friends, and I don't even know why any more.  Read more...

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'Alien: Covenant in Utero' on Oculus Rift is a disgusting and terrifying pleasure

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 22:27

Lovers of sci-fi horror, rejoice. Just weeks before the release of Alien: Covenant, we're getting something we've never seen before: The facehugger's view of being born (or chest burst) into the world, thanks to virtual reality. 

The experience is called Alien: Covenant in Utero and it's a short VR experience launching on the Oculus Rift Wednesday. 

SEE ALSO: 'Alien: Covenant' faux advert shows you the birth of the robot apocalypse

That day, April 26, also happens to be "Alien Day" — a reference to planet LV-426, from the original Alien film. 

Last year, Twentieth Century Fox kicked off the annual date to bring Alien fans together much like Star Wars and Star Trek fans hold regular franchise-based gathering. During the first Alien Day, Sigourney Weaver held court in New York City after a screening of Aliens, engaging a packed theater full of hardcore fans.  Read more...

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The future is being able to monitor the heart rate of your favorite NFL player

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 22:03

In the perhaps not-so-distant future, NFL players will be able to monetize intimate data about their body. 

The NFL Players Association recently closed a deal with Whoop, a wearable tech company that makes wristbands that track heart rate, sleep quality, and more. 

Whoop will now hand out wristbands to NFL players who will own the data produced by their wearables and can sell that information to, as Bloomberg wrote, a network that could then broadcast the heart rate of that player throughout a particular game. 

SEE ALSO: Watch this Texas sports anchor elegantly attack transphobic state laws

Players don't have to sell their data, and they don't even have to wear the wristbands. But if they do both, it could provide some pretty fascinating insights. Read more...

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Watch: Powerful Maori haka spreads support for veteran's mental health

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 21:56

The haka is always a powerful show of Maōri culture and identity, but you can really feel the force in this one. 

Tuesday marked ANZAC Day, a day to commemorate Australians and New Zealanders who served and died in armed conflicts around the world. In recent years, it's also been a day to recognise the impact that war has on the mental health of veterans.

It's culminated in the Haka For Life, a show of support for men's mental health. 

SEE ALSO: How weird sleep schedules can affect our mental health

200 men, women and children performed the traditional war cry at Kings Park in Perth, Australia, according to The West Australian. And boy, it's quite the show of passion. Read more...

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Canadian province to launch North America's first major universal basic income test in 30 years

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 21:15

Thousands of randomly chosen Canadians may soon receive free checks in the mail.

The province of Ontario just announced that a major trial run of a universal basic income program could begin as early as this summer.

SEE ALSO: Could 2017 be the year people take universal basic income seriously?

Universal basic income is a largely untested policy concept in which every citizen would get a regular government stipend with no strings attached.

The idea of such a system has bounced around academic circles for decades, but it's gained newfound traction lately as experts worry that advances in automation and artificial intelligence could kill millions of jobs. Read more...

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Inside the exclusive, stealthy club where future tech moguls are born

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 21:11

I’m at a New York City heliport in a waiting room so packed with people that the obviously overwhelmed staff are struggling to move through the crowd to check everyone in. While the staff of Blade, the "Uber for helicopters" company, is used to a well-heeled crowd, the current group may be a bit over the top even by their standards. 

Across Blade's three Manhattan heliports more than 200 people are boarding choppers bound for the Rockefeller Estate’s “playhouse,” a sprawling two-story building where members of the Rockefeller family still meet twice a year. 

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More about Edward Snowden, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Snowden, Tinder, and Silicon Valley

This 'impossible' puzzle box is a real head-scratcher

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 20:50

The impossible box gets its name because, at a glance, it looks like an impossible creation. With a dove tail joint attaching two pieces of wood on each side, the box seemingly shouldn't even exist.

Thankfully, YouTuber Mr. Puzzle shows us the ins and outs of the puzzle, but even after the explanation, you still may be scratching your head.  Read more...

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Forget scissors and combs—get your hair cut by an ax, if you're brave enough

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 20:42

Scissors and combs are fine if you want a normal, non-anxiety-inducing haircut. 

But if you're looking to add a little excitement to your hair maintenance routine, try a shear that's a bit more dangerous with like, I don't know, an ax, perhaps?

Why? WHY? There are easier ways to get a haircut, we swear. We've survived every haircut ever done by a pair of scissors or a razor. This is as terrifying as getting your head set on fire during a haircut, which is also an unnecessarily dangerous thing that happens. 

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We don't know if this is something people do to troll the rest of the internet, or if it's something they do to become Insta-famous, but it's dangerous, people. From what we can see, this doesn't seem to be something salons typically offer. Read more...

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Send this satirical Mar-a-Lago application (and bribe) straight to Donald Trump

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 20:16

Summer might be right around the corner, but that doesn't mean you can't apply to be a member of President Donald Trump's "Winter White House," Mar-a-Lago.

The satirical website Mar.alago.me is giving users a way to apply for membership to the exclusive Palm Beach club at which Trump has spent more than a quarter of his time as POTUS. Simply print out the joke-laden application, place it in an envelope addressed to Trump and the Mar-a-Lago admissions committee, and include a bribe (a 50-ruble banknote—worth less than $1—was included in an application packet Mashable received).

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The 'Avengers 4' title is apparently too spoilery to reveal so here are our best guesses for what it is

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 20:00

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige recently revealed a bit of interesting news regarding the fourth Avengers movie, in an interview with CinemaBlend

So basically, they aren't revealing the title of the fourth Avengers film because it has a SPOILER in it. What could it possibly be? 

SEE ALSO: I am the founder of Starbucks and I am begging you to stop buying the Unicorn Frappuccino

Truly, it could be ANYTHING. So, after sitting down and really studying Marvel's cinematic universe, I've come up with a handful of predictions for what the title could be.

Image: mashable composite; marvel studios  Read more...

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OMG remember 'Night Trap'? The cheesy live-action game is back after 25 years.

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 19:28

We don't see many live-action games anymore, and for good reason. They're goofy AF, and they need to be deployed sparingly.

That's why a 25th anniversary re-release of Night Trap — perhaps the most beloved of the live-action genre, in all its cheesy glory — is exciting. It's coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this spring.

Here's all you need to know: The story follows a group of teen girls who are trapped in a house that's under siege by vampires. It's up to you to keep them safe, by flipping between a variety of cameras and triggering traps set throughout the house.

The announcement trailer suggests this is just a straight re-release, instead of a new game based on the original, and that's perfectly OK with me. Read more...

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How one community came together to help four cancer-stricken students

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 19:19

For a group of eighth grade girls from Deer Park, Texas, organizing a benefit concert has shown them the incredible power of community.

The Music 4 A Mission benefit concert was born out of a class the girls are taking at Deer Park Junior High School called Caring Communities. The goal is to raise $20,000, through a combination of ticket sales, donations, and a silent auction. The proceeds will be donated to four students in the Deer Park community who are all battling a different form of cancer.

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“Our main goal is to let the kids know that the community cares about them, to help them with their financials, and to just be there for them,” says Bethany Joy, director of operations for Caring Communities. Read more...

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Icelandic farmers discover 'unicorn' among their sheep

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 19:13

Just when you thought we'd reached peak unicorn, a sheep in Iceland has been discovered masquerading as the real thing.

A ram, born last spring to family farmers Erla Porey Olafsdottir and her husband, Bjarni Bjarnason, in Hraunkot, Iceland, has been named, literally, "Unicorn," or "Einhyrningur" in Icelandic, according to a translation from the local newspaper the Iceland Monitor.

SEE ALSO: Starbucks has launched a Unicorn Frappuccino to grace the Earth

Unicorn's two horns are fused together at the top of his head making one super-wide horn and making him look like the mythical creature. As the BBC points out, "unicorn" originates from the Latin for "single horn." This isn't a perfect unicorn situation, since the horn splits toward the top, but still.  Read more...

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