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Australian ad showing cyclist wearing a helmet in Amsterdam amuses the Dutch

For most Australians, this Emirates advertisement at a Sydney bus stop would barely raise an eyelid.  A photo of the ad posted by Twitter user @BicycleAdagio shows a woman with a helmet, riding a bicycle along a bridge in Amsterdam with the tagline "Don't just visit it, live it. Navigate new paths in Europe."  SEE ALSO: Xiaomi launches a smart folding bicycle for China's busy city roads Notice anything odd? The Dutch certainly did, the sight of a cyclist wearing a helmet became the source of ridicule in an article from the country's newspaper Het Parool   last week [...]

Singapore Airlines plane catches fire after emergency landing

A Singapore Airlines plane caught fire after making an emergency landing.  The plane was bound for Milan, but was forced to turn back due to an engine oil-related warning.  All 222 passengers and 19 crew members were able to safely exit the plane with no injuries, according to  Singapore Airlines. More details:  http://on.mash.to/295YSrj   Read more... More about Real Time , Plane Emergency , Fire , Plane , and Singapore [...]

Messi becomes a meme after critical Copa miss

It was quite a fall for Lionel Messi on Sunday night, as the Argentina star went from GOAT to goat after his first-ever penalty shootout miss, paving the way for Chile to win the Copa America championship.  And, in the emotional aftermath of a heartbreaking loss, the world's greatest soccer player joined the growing list of crying athlete memes. SEE ALSO: The original photographer of the Crying Jordan meme thinks it's great After the two South American rivals played a scoreless 90 minutes, they finished two 15-minute periods without a goal, pushing the championship match to a penalty kick shootout.  Read more... More about Copa America , Crying Lebron , Crying Jordan Meme , Lionel Messi , and Entertainment [...]

Arya had a truly triumphant (and savage) return in the ‘Game of Thrones’ finale

A post has no name, but a post contains spoilers.  Well, there's one less name on Arya Stark's kill list. Even though we last saw Arya on Braavos two episodes ago, telling  Jaqen H'ghar  that she has a name, she wound up in Riverrun in the finale, giving further proof that distance means nothing in Game of Thrones. SEE ALSO: Bet you didn't notice this goofy error on the last 'Game of Thrones' episode There, she murders Walder Frey after brutally feeding him his sons [...]

Devastation and hope shared on social media in wake of West Virginia floods

At least 24 people are dead after heavy rains caused some of the worst flooding in West Virginia's history.  The bad weather started on Thursday night and continued through the weekend, finally letting up on Sunday. President Barack Obama declared a disaster in the state, committing federal funds to state and local recovery efforts.  SEE ALSO: Deadly floods are crippling West Virginia West Virginia residents shared their experiences on social media.  Many residents were forced to evacuate their homes and around 17,300 people are still without power, according to CNN . [...]

Several people stabbed in clashes at white extremists rally in Sacramento

UPDATED (3:30 p.m PT): Updated number of injured from five to seven, per authorities. At least seven people were hurt, several with stab wounds, when counter-protesters clashed with members of The Traditionalist Worker Party at a rally in Sacramento on Sunday afternoon.  SEE ALSO: The most outrageous things Trump's White Nationalist delegate has said Calling it a "mass-casualty incident," the Sacramento Fire Department said on Twitter that five people had been hurt in the incident and transported to a local hospital.  ABC 7 in San Francisco  later reported that 2 of the injured were in life-threatening condition.  Read more.. [...]
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