Chechens tell of prison beatings and electric shocks in anti-gay purge: They called us animals

Up to several hundred gay men are feared to have been rounded up and some killed in ultra-conservative Russian republic At least once a day, Adams captors attached metal clamps to his fingers and toes. One of the men then cranked a handle on a machine to which the clamps were linked with wires, and…

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This train ticket officer shut down a racist passenger and became our hero

Unfortunately, racist outbursts on public transportation aren’t uncommon. Thankfully, there are courageous individuals who stand up to the aggressors. SEE ALSO: Tinder bans racist, sexist bro for life on National Pig Day A man in Australia, Nicholas John, took to Facebook to share a story about an exchange he says he witnessed between an Opal…

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Fearless Girl? She looks like shes auditioning for a TV talent show | Emma Brockes

The new bronze statue facing down the Charging Bull on Wall Street is meant to be a symbol of defiant femininity. What a pity it makes no sense I had a meeting near Wall Street this week, half a block from the Charging Bull statue. I havent been down there for years; the last time…

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This homework assignment is a great way to teach kids how to swear

As you may recall from your elementary school years, homework assignments dished out to kids aren’t always well thought. While some assignments are able to stump parents, this sheet that was apparently assigned to first graders is just asking for trouble. The kids are supposed to create a word that ends with “uck.” Nice. SEE…

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United Airlines passenger claims scorpion stung him on flight to Canada

Richard Bell seeks compensation after insect fell on him from overhead bin, adding to airlines negative publicity after man injured while dragged from plane A Canadian man is seeking compensation from United Airlines over claims that a scorpion dropped on his head and later stung him just as he was tucking into his lunch on…

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Watch Orca whales toss boats like toys while hunting a sea lion

A couple of boaters found themselves directly in the middle of a pod of orca whales hunting a sea lion off of the coast of Bowyer Island in British Columbia, Canada. According to Viral Hog, the man filming the incident spotted a few whale watching boats and went to go check out the action. After…

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These Panda Diplomats Are Starting A New Life Halfway Around The World

The zoo has been requesting a pair of pandas from China for 16 years, and finally got permission to host the animals, Xing Ya and Wu Wen, from the Chinese government, according to Ouwehands Dierenparks website. Chinas program of sending pandas to other nations is often called panda diplomacy, which we guess makes this pair…

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Twitters dislike button is hidden, but it matters

Yes, you can dislike individual tweets.Image: shutterstock/Composite/lance ulanoff/mashable The tweet made me angry. I realized that most of this guys recent tweets were pissing me off. It was a shame, really, since I admired his work and was a long-time Twitter follower. But this was just too much. I decided to mute him. Mute lets…

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