JAW-DROPPING CELEBRITY HOUSES – SOME OF THEM ARE RIDICULOUSLY HUGE

JAW-DROPPING CELEBRITY HOUSES – SOME OF THEM ARE RIDICULOUSLY HUGE

Celebrities surely live a good life with their extravagant mansions and lavish lifestyle. Their million to billion dollar net worths allow them to live like kings and queens. A lot of the big names out there are known for their mansions that seem like their very own country club because of all the amenities they present. Some of these real estate properties are too good to be true that you would do anything just to live in such spectacular houses. Let’s take a peek at some of the biggest stars in the industry and see their posh mansions that they call their home.

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HOMEANIMALSUPLIFTING Incredible footage shows man pulling over to save rabbit from California wildfires

Incredible footage shows man pulling over to save rabbit from California wildfires

The flames that are spreading throughout Southern California, known as the Thomas fire, have already caused extensive damage to the area and are showing no signs of abating yet. The wildfire has covered over tens of thousands of acres so far, with some homes being burnt to the ground and many forced to leave the area.

A state of emergency has been declared, with mass evacuations and road closures affecting those in the state. Apparently, over 100,000 people in the region have fled, and hundreds of schools have been forced to close down because of the wildfire. Extreme winds add to the danger, spreading the flames across forest areas faster than usual.

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Seeing as California is the hub of the film and television industries, the entertainment and dramas shot there will surely be affected in some way. A number of productions have already been put on hold, such as HBO’s Westworld, which is currently developing its second season.

Fire officials have issued a statement on the fire today, stating that:

“Our big variable tonight is the wind, and the wind is expected to pick up in some places to 70 miles an hour – that’s hurricane force winds.”

“That can drive a fire in a way that is unimaginable to most of us. So please, take this serious, pack a bag, be ready to go.”
The Los Angeles Police Department issued a phone alert to those in the vicinity, warning residents in LA and the surrounding areas to be aware of the risk that fire strong winds bring. The mayor, Eric Garcetti, gave thanks to firefighters from the city as well as other agencies, saying that “these are days that break your heart, but these are also days that show the resilience of our city.”

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It was amidst this chaotic blaze, which NBC Los Angeles reported has scorched a total of 83,000 acres already, that one man took the time and risk to save an animal that had no clue what was happening, and surely would have died if left to its own devices.

The video was broadcast by RMG News after another motorist captured the video, which shows a man saving a wild rabbit from the flames. The man, who has chosen to remain unnamed, spotted a terrified rabbit on the edge of Highway 1, seemingly heading straight into the flames. Luckily, he managed to catch him just in time. You can see the amazing video below:

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You can understand the confusion of the people watching him, as he seems to stumble around fearfully and eventually pull the distressed creature from the flames. It’s a beautiful reveal after the first few seconds of the video make him look a bit mad.

The cameraman who filmed the event said that he saw the man pull his car over to save the rabbit, but afterward declined a request for an on-camera interview. So you can add “humble” to the list of words to describe this heroic individual.

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Incredible footage shows man pulling over to save rabbit from California wildfires

Incredible footage shows man pulling over to save rabbit from California wildfires

The flames that are spreading throughout Southern California, known as the Thomas fire, have already caused extensive damage to the area and are showing no signs of abating yet. The wildfire has covered over tens of thousands of acres so far, with some homes being burnt to the ground and many forced to leave the area.

A state of emergency has been declared, with mass evacuations and road closures affecting those in the state. Apparently, over 100,000 people in the region have fled, and hundreds of schools have been forced to close down because of the wildfire. Extreme winds add to the danger, spreading the flames across forest areas faster than usual.

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Seeing as California is the hub of the film and television industries, the entertainment and dramas shot there will surely be affected in some way. A number of productions have already been put on hold, such as HBO’s Westworld, which is currently developing its second season.

Fire officials have issued a statement on the fire today, stating that:

“Our big variable tonight is the wind, and the wind is expected to pick up in some places to 70 miles an hour – that’s hurricane force winds.”

“That can drive a fire in a way that is unimaginable to most of us. So please, take this serious, pack a bag, be ready to go.”
The Los Angeles Police Department issued a phone alert to those in the vicinity, warning residents in LA and the surrounding areas to be aware of the risk that fire strong winds bring. The mayor, Eric Garcetti, gave thanks to firefighters from the city as well as other agencies, saying that “these are days that break your heart, but these are also days that show the resilience of our city.”

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Expedition 53 @NASA_Astronauts aboard the International Space Station took these photos of the California wildfires in the Los Angeles area the week of December 4, 2017.

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It was amidst this chaotic blaze, which NBC Los Angeles reported has scorched a total of 83,000 acres already, that one man took the time and risk to save an animal that had no clue what was happening, and surely would have died if left to its own devices.

The video was broadcast by RMG News after another motorist captured the video, which shows a man saving a wild rabbit from the flames. The man, who has chosen to remain unnamed, spotted a terrified rabbit on the edge of Highway 1, seemingly heading straight into the flames. Luckily, he managed to catch him just in time. You can see the amazing video below:

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Witnesses say this man pulled over to save a wild rabbit from flames along Highway 1 in Southern California as the massive #ThomasFire spreads toward Santa Barbara County. http://abcn.ws/2BJfmA2

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You can understand the confusion of the people watching him, as he seems to stumble around fearfully and eventually pull the distressed creature from the flames. It’s a beautiful reveal after the first few seconds of the video make him look a bit mad.

The cameraman who filmed the event said that he saw the man pull his car over to save the rabbit, but afterward declined a request for an on-camera interview. So you can add “humble” to the list of words to describe this heroic individual.

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This suicidal army veteran with PTSD had his life saved by a cat

This suicidal army veteran with PTSD had his life saved by a cat

For a lot of military veterans, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (more commonly known as PTSD) can be a major problem. People who suffer from the condition usually feel extremely paranoid and anxious, and might also find themselves dealing with flashbacks or nightmares of traumatic events.

Unfortunately, because of the mental and physical toll the disorder can inflict, people who suffer from PTSD often turn to unhealthy coping mechanisms – or worse, suicide.
For Josh Marino, a veteran who sustained a brain injury during the Iraq war, this was exactly the case. “A lot of [soldiers] come home without realizing we are bringing the war home with us,” he explained. “In a lot of cases, having an invisible wound that nobody can see – you’re just not believed.”

Tragically, the ongoing trauma of the things that Josh had seen and experienced during combat became too much for him, and he made a plan to end his life.

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“There came a night when I was in a really, really bad place. I didn’t want to deal with it anymore,” said Josh. “So I took out one of my knives, set it to the side. I wrote a letter up on my computer, set it there on the desktop. Then I went downstairs and walked out the back door of the barracks, and I smoked a cigarette in the rain. It was going to be my last one.”

But, in this one pivotal moment of Josh’s life, something happened.
“I heard a little meow,” he said. And then, “This little black and white kitten comes walking out of the bushes. He just walked up and was brushing up against my legs. [He] let me pet him. I broke down crying.”

Josh said that this caused some kind of change in him. “I stopped thinking about all of my problems,” he said, “and I started thinking about all of his problems.”

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Having found this poor defenseless animal, Josh realized he couldn’t end his life. Instead, he took it as a sign that he had been given a new purpose. So, every day, he went outside with a plate of tuna and he fed the kitten, whom he named Scout. In turn, Scout let Josh pet him, and gradually grew so familiar with him that he learned to recognize the sound of his voice.

And it meant everything to the army vet.
“This cat gave me something to look forward to every day,” he explained. “He didn’t see anything wrong with me. He didn’t see any flaws or imperfections. It felt safe.”

But that all fell apart when Josh got back from work one evening to find that Scout was no longer at the barracks.

Amazingly, though, this is not where their story ends.

A few months later, when Josh had found himself a girlfriend, Becky, and was beginning to settle back into a normal life, he decided to adopt a pet. So, the couple went to a local shelter.
And this is what happened:

“Becky and I were walking through these two rows of crates [and] all of a sudden a little black and white paw shoots out from a crate and starts smacking me in my left arm. I looked inside, and it’s that same little black and white cat. I opened up that cage, and I pulled him out, and I held him tight.”

Just over a year later, Josh got married to Becky and moved in with her (and her three cats). And now, with the help of family, friends, and animals, the soldier is on the road to feeling well again

Police in tense 45 minute standoff with stuffed toy tiger

Police in tense 45 minute standoff with stuffed toy tiger

Any police force needs to be prepared for unusual situations. Even in small towns and villages where the most they have to deal with is the local drunk or someone going 5mph over the speed limit, they need to know the right procedure to follow when the unimaginable happens. Sure, they probably won’t have to use it, but you never know what could happen.

Whether they were skeptical or not, officers came out in full force recently when it was reported that a tiger may be on the loose in Hatton, near Peterhead in Scotland. A local farmer, 24-year-old Bruce Grubb, was having a housewarming party in his new cottage when he left his guests to check in on the cows, some of which were pregnant.

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“I was on duty because the cows could drop at any time so I wasn’t drinking,” he told the Scottish Sun. “I flashed my torch in the shed and saw it sitting there. I got the fright of my life”.

The dangerous creature he believed he had spotted in his animal shed could have put the lives of his 200 cows in peril, and even potentially his guests. So he called up the North East Police Division, who surrounded the area with an armed response team. They called a local zoo to see if anything had escaped, but without any more information, they ended up in a 45-minute stand-off with a stuffed toy, before they started to suspect it might not be real.

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Inspector George Cordiner told the BBC that it was “standard practice” given the potential threat to the public, and the North East Police Division posted a statement about the incident. The Facebook post read that it was true that their “officers had a roaring shift on Saturday night”, quoting Cordiner:

“We received a call from an extremely concerned member of the public late on Saturday evening with regards to a wild animal being loose in the grounds of a farm in the Hatton area.

“Unusual as the call may have seemed, any call reporting a potential danger to the public has to be taken seriously and efforts were made to verify the sighting as soon as possible, including starting to make contact with the nearest wildlife park to make sure they did not have an escapee.

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“As is standard practice when we are made aware of a potential threat to the public the use of firearms officers was considered as a contingency. In this case, they attended the area in support of the local community officers but they were not deployed nor required.

“Our ultimate aim is to protect the public and keep our officers safe when faced with uncertain situations. Until you know exactly what you are dealing with, every option has to be considered.

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“The incident was stood down within 45 minutes once officers attended and established there was no threat to the public. We appreciate that it was a false call made with genuine good intent.”

World’s worst police sketch actually leads to successful arrest

World’s worst police sketch actually leads to successful arrest

These days, a lot of the forensic techniques used by crime investigators are so sophisticated that they’d probably seem unrealistically futuristic if used in a TV show. We all know about fingerprint identification and DNA comparisons, but highly-advanced techniques like chemical analysis through spectrometry, psychological profiling, and (if you’ve ever seen an episode of Dexter) blood spatter analysis all seem way too complex for us laypeople to understand.

However, criminal investigations aren’t always as high tech as we imagine them to be, and sometimes a break in the case will come from something as simple as a witness testimony, or a police sketch.

Just recently, in fact, a suspect in Pennsylvania was charged with theft after being identified through a witness’ sketch; even though it was possibly the worst one in the world.

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Hunt Phuoc Nguyen, a 44-year-old man from Lancaster, is being sought for arrest as of this week after someone recognized him from a sketch that was provided by a witness.

According to Lancaster City Police, the alleged criminal was described as being of either Asian or South American descent, around 5 feet 4 inches tall, and somewhere between the ages of 30 and 40. It was also noted that the suspect had wide cheekbones and dark hair.

Granted, that’s not a hugely detailed amount of information, and personally, I think I could identify at least one or two people from my list of acquaintances who fit that description. So, when it was posted online, people hoped that the accompanying sketch would give them a better idea of who to look out for.

Unfortunately, it looked like this:

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Far from being an obvious likeness of a specific person (or, indeed, an actual human being), the sketch instead resembled the scribblings of a six-year-old. With its comically-shaped head, scribbly hair, and a tiny smile, the picture could easily have passed as a kid’s attempt at drawing their dad.

The drawing seemed so ridiculous that many people thought it might be a joke, prompting Lancaster City Police to say, “We released all of those details together in our police log in the hope that someone recognizes the suspect. This was not done in jest.”

And, amazingly, it actually helped one person to identify Nguyen as the perpetrator.

This is what he really looks like:

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Somehow, I can sort of see the resemblance. The round eyes were spot on in the sketch, as was the small mouth. The nose could have done with some more work, and his hair is definitely not as full as it was made out to be in the drawing; but – considering the sketch looked like a 30-second doodle – I think it was fairly accurate.

“While the sketch provided by the witness may have appeared amateurish and cartoonish, it, along with the distinctive physical descriptors, jogged the memory of at least one investigator to provide a potential suspect name,” the police said.

After he was identified, Nguyen was charged with theft by unlawful taking and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

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Black Customer Wins Out After Being Accused Of Stealing His Own Jacket

Black Customer Wins Out After Being Accused Of Stealing His Own Jacket

It’s no secret that despite many social advances in the modern age, racism is still an issue. Contentious debates over privilege, statues of slave traders and incidents of police brutality remind us that however far we think we’ve come in recent times, there is still much further to go.

The examples listed above are just the tip of the iceberg, of course. One of the most insidious forms of racism in is something that happens to black people every day – racial profiling.

A perfect example of that is what happened to James Conley III, when members of staff at a branch of Old Navy in Jordan Creek, Iowa accused him of stealing the jacket he had walked into the store wearing.

He explained in a Facebook post: “I was accused that I didn’t pay for my blue bubble jacket that I got for Christmas that I wore into the store.

“As I was checking out to purchase some hoodies, I was asked if I wanted to also purchase the jacket that I was wearing.

“First, I started laughing because I didn’t believe what I was hearing. The store manager was very unprofessional and stereotyped me because I was a black male.”

“He says: ‘Any time someone wears Old Navy clothing they have to always scan that customers clothing to ensure that it was previously purchased.'”

Seems an unusual policy, eh? Imagine the length of the queues and the level of outrage if they introduced that at Primark.

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Credit: Facebook / James Conley III

James continued: “Every time I go to this store I have on my same exact winter blue jacket and have never been asked to scan my clothing and the previous ‘non-black’ customers had on identical apparel as me from Old Navy but was never asked to scan their clothing.

“Then after they scan my jacket, they try to make me repay for it?? Finally the District Manager Shannon (who refused to give out her last name) came out and I made her check the surveillance tape to prove that her and her fellow employees were in the wrong for racially profiling me because of the color of my skin.”

Credit: Facebook / James Conley III
Credit: Facebook / James Conley III

The Facebook post has since been shared more than 150,000 times, and the video that Conley made after the accusations has also gone viral.

Unsurprisingly, it resulted in the dismissal of the employees involved, as well as the following statement from Old Navy, posted to the company’s Facebook page:

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Credit: Facebook

Hopefully Old Navy also gave him a lifetime supply of vouchers. Still, James is planning to pursue a civil damages lawsuit against the store. He also hopes that his case will shed light on how common racial profiling is in the States. Good luck, sir!

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Do These Photos Look Different To You? They’re Actually Identical

Do These Photos Look Different To You? They’re Actually Identical

Optical illusions are a fun way to bend your concept of space, physics and reality to let your brain see something weird. Staring at one for long enough can sometimes make your head hurt because you might not be able to unseesomething specific in the photo.

Well, have a look at these two seemingly-different photos of a street.

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Credit: Reddit

At first glance, it appears the left-hand photo is closer to the middle of the street, whereas the right-hand image is more to the sidewalk.

However, in actual fact, it’s the same bloody picture. Is your mind blown? My mind is blown.

The image has been seen more than a million times on Imgur and Reddit, with some baffled by the reality and others unable to see what all the fuss is about. One person commented: “This is super weird. I can tell that it’s the same picture, but something makes my brain not want to believe it. I wonder what specifically causes that to happen?”

Another said: “For me it looks like the roads are going in different directions, like one road forking off. It’s hard to believe the two streets are actually parallel.”

However, a third user commented: “My thought was ‘yup those are the same pictures’ feels odd being left out of an optical illusion.”

If you’re scratching your head, wondering why your brain tries to make it appear like they are different image, this handy Reddit user came to the rescue with an answer.

“It’s because the two streets come together at the bottom of the pictures,” they wrote.

“Your brain tries to perceive this as one image with a fork in the road and therefore the street in the picture on the left must be at a different angle than the picture on the right.”

People have reported using rulers or pieces of paper to see whether different parts of the picture line up. Many say that once their instrument reaches the point where the sidewalk disappears off to the left, that’s when their brains try to make the picture look weird.

There are plenty of optical illusions which are based on depth and motion perception, and play on your brain trying to interpret a two-dimensional image into a three-dimensional setting.

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One of the best examples of that is the spinning dancer illusion.

It’s tough to work out whether the model is moving left to right or vis versa. If you’re particularly crafty, you can change the direction of the dancer and that can give you a right mind fuck.

It’s because there aren’t enough visual cues in the illusion to accurately determine what’s going on, therefore your mind has to fill in those gaps – hence there’s either a difference or even a change in perception.

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Couple who met during threesome travel the world on sex video income

Couple who met during threesome travel the world on sex video income

When couples tell you how they met, it’s usually a pretty boring story. It’s always at a bar, or at a party, or on Tinder. However, Kim and Paulo met each other in a pretty interesting situation – during a threesome. (One day it’ll be a lovely story to tell their grandchildren.)

The pair had a ménage à trois with a female colleague (as you do), but it turned into something more than sex. They fell in love. And they discovered they had some common interests: travel, exhibitionist sex, and a desire to star in adult films (don’t we all?)

They wanted to break in to the industry, but weren’t sure how, so they recorded their own raunchy video in the bedroom and posted it online. It was a hit, so they founded a website and started selling their salacious content for five bucks a video. Now they’ve gained enough subscribers for it to be their main source of income. Living the dream!

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They quit their jobs at the IT firm, so they could continue doing it firm. (Sorry. It’s really hard to avoid making cheesy sexual innuendos on this story.) At the company, Kim worked as a translator and Paolo worked as a media designer. But that wasn’t their passion. They wanted to travel around the world, and have outdoor sex in every exotic location. (Their vacation photos are better than your vacation photos.)

With millions of strangers funding their promiscuous adventures, they’ve traveled to quite a few countries: France, Greece, Poland, Argentina, Montenegro, Romania and Spain (including all of the Canary Islands). Occasionally they get busted for doing it in public. In Italy, they were fined. In France, they were arrested. But other than that, there’s been no negative repercussions.

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Kim and Paolo say they’re swingers, and are open to having other sexual partners. But although they’re comfortable with their arrangement, they were hesitant to tell friends and family. But here’s the thing: When you’re posting content on the Internet, you can only keep it a secret for so long. One day Kim received a text message from a friend that read, “We know!”

“We freaked out and were horrified,” said Kim. “So we took a bus to the beach in Tenerife, Canary Islands, sat and drank beer all afternoon chilling by the sea. Then it hit us. Why on earth should we care about anyone knowing when we are living the life we’ve always dreamed about? Now literally everybody knows and they are not surprised either.” Good point.

Sometimes you hear about jobs that seem too good to be true. One company offered a position where you’d get paid $10,000 a month to live in Cancun. Another company announced they were hiring “professional slackers” to relax abroad. But getting paid to travel around the world, having sex? That might be the best one yet (as long as you don’t mind all those people watching your intimate moments.)

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Seven-Year Old Becomes Youngest Person To Discover New Species Of Dinosaur

Seven-Year Old Becomes Youngest Person To Discover New Species Of Dinosaur

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but kids are getting smarter all of the time. Earlier today, we saw a story about a maths problem that was sent home with someone’s seven-year-old kid that was too hard for most of our tiny minds.

When most of us were seven we were interested in trying to avoid having a bath and playing around with trains. Well, now a kid has gone and written himself into the record books by finding a fossil of a brand new dinosaur at the tender age of 7 years old.

In 2004 Diego Suarez was just a Chilean kid hanging around outside in the forests around a place called Aysen when he stumbled upon some weird looking rocks on the floor.

Now, most seven-year-olds dream of finding dinosaur bones on their holidays, but for Diego it became a reality.

Luckily, his parents are both geologists who had brought him on the trip to the Carre Negro area of Chile as part of their research, so they were able to help him identify what he had found.

His mum said: “Because of the age of the rocks and their texture in conjunction with the history of the place, they had to be dinosaurs.”

What they didn’t realise at the time was that Diego had found a completely new dinosaur altogether.

Dinosaur Fossils. Credit: PA
Dinosaur Fossils. Credit: PA

His dad added: “They were two small bones that were later recognised as part of an exceptional fossiliferous location in the Chilean Patagonia Mountain Range where the new and strange species was found.”

The bones were given over to a scientific team who studied them further, and even recognised Diego by naming the dinosaur after him – Chilesaurus diegosuarezi – which is possibly the coolest thing ever.

We now know a bit about the creature too. Fernando Novas, head of the Comparative Anatomy Laboratory at the Argentine Museum of Natural Sciences Bernardo Rivadavia in Buenos Aires explained: “The Chilesaurus diegosuarezi had arms that were sturdy, but his hands only had two rather short fingers that ended in slightly curved claws, so it was clear this species did not use its hands to capture animals.

“This dinosaur could be described as a puma with a guanaco head and atrophied hands like of a Tyrannosaurus rex.”

Diego, now 20, has only recently applied for and received the record, 13 years since he made the discovery. He offered the following advice to anyone looking to follow in his footsteps: “Just because the world thinks something does not exist, doesn’t mean it is not there.”

Deep stuff indeed – truly something for us all to ponder. Excuse me for now though – I’m just off to try and dig up some dinosaur bones.

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