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Church Leader Mauled By Lion After Trying To Prove God Would Intervene

Church Leader Mauled By Lion After Trying To Prove God Would Intervene | 5.5 | Scoop.it
A Christian church leader tried to prove that the Lord would step forward and come to his rescue and save him recently when he went up against a lion. Things did not go as planned and the church
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On this special holiday Here is a reminder—some religions do teach us how to be kind so does any Disney tales. But religion is also a potion for stupidity. They should have a side effect or disclaimer label given to all church goers: WARNING: over believing can cost death, use it wisely with common sense.
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Take a Swim 500 Feet in the Air in This Crazy Glass-Bottomed Pool

Take a Swim 500 Feet in the Air in This Crazy Glass-Bottomed Pool | 5.5 | Scoop.it
This glass-bottomed infinity pool will make you feel like you're floating in the sky.
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OMFG!!!!
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Empire State Building unveils new lighting tradition on Daylight Savings

Empire State Building unveils new lighting tradition on Daylight Savings | 5.5 | Scoop.it
The Empire State Building (ESB) today announced it will sparkle its world-famous LED lights daily for five minutes every hour between sunset and 2:00 a.m. ET. The hourly sparkle will commence on Sunday, March 11, 2018, to mark setting the clock forward by one hour to celebrate warmer and sunnier days ahead. New
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McDonalds is flipping its famous golden arches for IWD

McDonalds is flipping its famous golden arches for IWD | 5.5 | Scoop.it
But the move has divided Twitter.
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Disgusting food? To all McD's haters, look again, we all grew up with McD, WE ALL had some good memories from McD! Be grateful, pay some respect! At least they are doing things other brands wouldnt. it still has the best fries on the planet! American culture wouldnt exist if there weren't the M² = McD + Mickey Mouse!
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I've been using my iPhone X for nearly a month, and I've decided I hate it

I've been using my iPhone X for nearly a month, and I've decided I hate it | 5.5 | Scoop.it
Hollis Johnson The iPhone X is beautiful and exciting. The phone has one crucial flaw, however — it's nearly impossible to use with just one-hand. The difficulty to use one-handed has changed the way I use my phone for the worse, so I'm selling mine.
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Absolutely a disappointment! It crashes so much in Simple tasks - editing a photo in its native camera app (probably due to the new stupid greedy LIVE function), the keyboard only slightly bigger, I went back to the iphone1, the keyboard is more precise than iphone X. The Usability of the buttons are just bad. 2 clicks to buy an app, if you push slower or faster, the screen shuts, same as screen grabbing, i wish the main button is back, becaseut obviouslt they didnt think through the changes before implemented them. Exactly like the 12" macbook with ONE power/usb c connecntion, or taking out the headphone jack,, Apple has become such pitty company.
Apple Post-Jobs tactic: If WE CANNOT SELL THOSE SILLY FAN BOY ONE MORE iPAD, LETS GET THEM THROUGH a watch, then those $19 Dongles, or a mouse required to be charged upside down so they would buy 2 that's $79 each pop. Stockholders are our main focus Oh and fanboys' wallets!
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Toys R Us could go out of business TOMORROW as buyer talks flounder

Toys R Us could go out of business TOMORROW as buyer talks flounder | 5.5 | Scoop.it
The chain is courting potential buyers in Europe hours before it plans to put British stores into administration, according to grim new reports
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An A-List Ensemble Breaks New Ground in Revival of The Boys in the Band

An A-List Ensemble Breaks New Ground in Revival of The Boys in the Band | 5.5 | Scoop.it
When The Boys in the Band debuted Off-Broadway in the spring of 1968, it caused a sensation as the first mainstream play centering on a group of gay men. With biting humor and no-holds-barred honesty, the characters created by fledgling playwright Mart Crowley turned a booze-soaked birthday party into a must-see theatrical event that ran…
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[SUPER CHINA] THEN & NOW | FROM ASHES TO PROSPERITY 超级中国崛起

04:00 CHINA TODAY 12:30 CHINA ON THE RISE
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Why do people hate Patriots QB Tom Brady so much?

Why do people hate Patriots QB Tom Brady so much? | 5.5 | Scoop.it
Tom Brady embodies the American Dream. He has tirelessly worked to reach the mountaintop in life. So, why do people hate him so much?
Eric Chuan's insight:
Humanity is a chaos of simple minded narcissists. If Myself, Me or I isn’t as popular or perfect comparing to another person, subconsciously he/she has been judging their own roadmap to success and insecurity of their looks by expressing opinions of others to judge and criticize that person. This is the same pattern of 7yo School Bullies to Trump’s policies. To elevate self esteem or to deflect the shame onto him or self relief from his own mistakes in life. Only she/he would kno the real reason why! Humanity is doomed.
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Silicon Valley's Problematic Sex Parties On Blast In Upcoming Book

Silicon Valley's Problematic Sex Parties On Blast In Upcoming Book | 5.5 | Scoop.it
"You’re damned if you do, damned if you don’t," one woman said of attending these secret gatherings.
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Daddy’s little Monster
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Apple just admitted it's slowing down older iPhones — but says it has a good reason for doing it

Apple just admitted it's slowing down older iPhones — but says it has a good reason for doing it | 5.5 | Scoop.it
Over the past few months, people have discovered that older iPhones curiously become faster after the battery is replaced.
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YEAH RIGHT! CROOKS! slowing down to prevent system reboots? What a pile of Tim Crook's backpaddle-bullshit. If a processor cannot handle the Apps, it wouldnt even run those Apps or frozen at the initiation page. and Apple had never ever been generous on RAM specs, usually is 1/4 to 1/2 of what other companies offering, reason? cus less RAM, slowness shows, which speeds up aging, thus renew to another new iPhone, trying to turn it to be a leasing subscription infinity loop. Scam! a bunch of BS, Steve Jobs would never run Apple this way! The newer a product, the longer it should outlast the previous version, not the other way around! No technology ever had been in this iPhone model!
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At The Cheesecake Factory (芝樂坊), new in Hong Kong, you form a line just to get a place in line, and for hundreds that’s fine. Not me — by Bernice Chan

At The Cheesecake Factory (芝樂坊), new in Hong Kong, you form a line just to get a place in line, and for hundreds that’s fine. Not me — by Bernice Chan | 5.5 | Scoop.it
There was a lot of hype around The Cheesecake Factory arriving in Hong Kong before it opened in the Harbour City mall, Tsim Sha Tsui, thanks to media reports and the pictures of cheesecakes that spread via social media. Many recognise the name of the restaurant from having studied on the American west coast.
But was the restaurant ready for the hordes of would-be diners who descended on it when it officially opened on May 1?
We tried to book a table by phone, but the receptionist said they didn’t take reservations. I asked if I came at 6pm how long the wait would be. She said about half an hour.

When we got to the restaurant (in the space formerly occupied by the Golden Gateway cinema) at 6pm, there was a massive crowd of people in front. This did not look good.
I elbowed my way into the restaurant’s entrance and to the reception podium and put down my name, whereupon I was told that it would take an hour and a half to seat us, though we should return in an hour to get a pager.
So we went somewhere nearby for an overpriced drink and waited. We came back at 6.50pm and there were still a lot of people in front of the restaurant.
When I told a Caucasian man in a fresh shirt and tie that I needed to get a pager, he told me to get to the back of the queue which had formed to the left of the entrance. There was another queue to the right – and that was just to put your name down. Many people eagerly joined that line. Did they know how long they would have to wait?
After about 15 minutes we finally reached the front of the line, at which point a young man told us we would have to wait another hour (until 8.30pm) as there were 17 tables of three in front of us – or would we like to have take-out instead? They apologised and said people were sitting at the tables longer than expected. I told them not to waste another minute and hand me the pager.
Once you are handed this gadget – a black device the length of a smartphone, but slimmer and with a red digital number on it that will vibrate when your number is up – you are totally vested in getting a table.

When I broke the news to my two dining companions, one of them joked we should order take-out and have a picnic on the floor in front of the restaurant.
My party of three soon became a party of two – one could not wait any longer, as her stomach was screaming for nourishment. While the two of us passed another hour, we watched children around three or four years old become cranky and their parents insist they behave. (What did they expect – these kids were hungry, for God’s sake!) It was way past their dinner time – and mine – and the children didn’t understand what all the fuss was about. We wondered too. The Caucasian man passed out small booklets with the menu printed in English and Chinese to people waiting in line. We got one and deciding what we would order once we sat down helped pass the time. We noticed every second dish on the menu had the adjective “crispy” either in the name of the dish or the description. This is definitely not the place for healthy eating, though there is a section called ‘Super’ Foods featuring salads with antioxidant ingredients, but the portions were massive.
While there is a lot of typical American fare such as hamburgers, pizzas, salads and Tex-Mex dishes, there are some odd ones too, like fried macaroni and cheese shaped into balls, mandarin orange chicken salad, and spicy cashew chicken that sounds like kung pao chicken.
At 8.30pm I checked again with reception and the young woman explained there were still nine tables ahead of us. “You’ll definitely be seated before 9pm,” she said brightly. How comforting. Just before 9pm I went back to reception. The guy who handed me the pager remembered me and apologised for me having to wait so long.
I said I’d been waiting for three hours and I was starving. He looked quickly behind him at the bar, where two people were leaving, and asked if we minded sitting there. Could they not have given this option in the first place? We were seated immediately.
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Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S answers Apple's iPhone X in China

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S answers Apple's iPhone X in China | 5.5 | Scoop.it
Xiaomi just answered the iPhone X with the Mi MIX 2S, a phone that will compete with the iPhone X in China.
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I really do think Apple’s days are numbered. Between Amazon and Xiaomi, we can live without Apple. Lets see how many more little things Apple try to get you before they realize they are the new blackberry!
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FBI Director Defends Remarks That Chinese People In U.S. Pose Threats

FBI Director Defends Remarks That Chinese People In U.S. Pose Threats | 5.5 | Scoop.it
Wray has received immense backlash from Asian-American civil rights organizations for his comments about "the China threat."
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SHAME ON HIM... if Chinese Americans are a threat, what is Trump then?
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‘Ugly Delicious’ Review

‘Ugly Delicious’ Review | 5.5 | Scoop.it
A review of ‘Ugly Delicious’, a Netflix series from Momofuku’s David Chang that explores the origins of and meaning behind a variety of foods, from pizza to fried chicken.
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Johnnie Walker Releases 'Jane Walker' Whisky To Celebrate Women's Rights

Johnnie Walker Releases 'Jane Walker' Whisky To Celebrate Women's Rights | 5.5 | Scoop.it
"With every step, we all move forward," says the brand's new campaign.
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These companies have cut ties with the NRA - Feb. 23, 2018

These companies have cut ties with the NRA - Feb. 23, 2018 | 5.5 | Scoop.it
Six car rental companies, cybersecurity firm Symantec, MetLife, a home security company and more are ending their discount deals for NRA members.
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Farting Passenger Forces Plane To Make Emergency Landing

Farting Passenger Forces Plane To Make Emergency Landing | 5.5 | Scoop.it
A fight broke out because the unnamed man couldn't stop passing gas.
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Christian Louboutin scrambles to trademark his red-soled shoes

Christian Louboutin scrambles to trademark his red-soled shoes | 5.5 | Scoop.it
Christian Louboutin may be losing his sole.
The French designer, famous for his red-bottomed stilettos, is fighting to keep his signature sole colo
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China Celebrates Lunar New Year With a Giant 'Trump Dog'

China Celebrates Lunar New Year With a Giant 'Trump Dog' | 5.5 | Scoop.it
A shopping mall in northern China has installed a giant statue bearing a resemblance to President Trump to mark the Year of the Dog.
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DOGGGGGY
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Mariah Carey on 'All I Want for Christmas Is You' Hitting Hot 100's Top 10: 'It Truly Warms My Heart'

Mariah Carey on 'All I Want for Christmas Is You' Hitting Hot 100's Top 10: 'It Truly Warms My Heart' | 5.5 | Scoop.it
Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You" ascends to the Billboard Hot 100's top 10 for the first time "This is such an amazing Christmas gift!," she tells Billboard exclusively.
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Meet R2-D2, BB-8 and the men who brought them to life

Meet R2-D2, BB-8 and the men who brought them to life | 5.5 | Scoop.it
With just a few days left until the newest "Star Wars" movie comes out in theaters, R2D2 and BB8 decided to drop by the KCRA 3 studios for a little visit before heading to the Sacramento premiere on Thursday of "The Last Jedi." Take a look at what it took to bring the life-size droids from a galaxy far, far away back down to Earth:
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