This Italian hotel has the best view in the world…and guests stay for FREE

September 18, 2014 | No comments

This hotel just might have the best view in the world — a panoramic tableau of the incredible Italian Alps.

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The tent shaped shelter is simple: made of wood and steel, it has space for nine beds when travelers on the Ceria-Merlone trail make their way to the building.

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Golfer Rory McIlroy’s drive lands in the most unlikely place — a spectator’s pocket

September 15, 2014 | No comments

When Rory McIlroy’s drive strayed a bit to the right, it ended up catching a fan along the fairway completely off guard…and ended up in his pants pocket. Fortunately for the spectator, the official allowed McIlroy to drop the ball and play it from the grass rather than from where it lay…

City modifies a major road for commuters who won’t put their phones down

September 15, 2014 | No comments

In the Chinese city of Chongqing, they are trying something new to protect those who text while they’re on the road…and those who are near them. No, it’s not meant to help drivers who text — there’s no excuse or accommodation for that dangerously obnoxious habit. This is a special adaptation for those who can’t stop texting while they walk.

A Chinese news source reports that Foreigner Street in the heart of Chongqing is now equipped with a walking lane for mobile phone users…

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It’s official, God loves gay people…and He just unveiled a billboard to prove it

September 11, 2014 | No comments

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God is everywhere, being omnipresent, but when it comes to antagonizing the Westboro Baptist Church, Facebook has traditionally been His favorite.

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The Kansas-based hate group often protests military funerals and LGBT*Q communities with signs reading “God Hates Fags,” famously blaming gay people for 9/11 and the deaths of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq, among other tragedies.

But God disagrees…

This hate group goes around saying that God hates gay people. Nonsense! I love gay people.

In an email to Mashable, he says…

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Bill Murray switched places with his cab driver for the most Bill-Murray reason possible

September 11, 2014 | No comments

You just can’t make this stuff up! During a recent appearance at the Toronto Film Festival, Bill Murray regaled the crowd with a story of a “beautiful night” in Oakland.

Murray arrives following a screening of "Ghostbusters" at the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto

Apparently, he took over a cab ride last week and drove the car so the cabbie could play the saxophone.

This is Murray as FDR, but we imagine it looked something like this…

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Doctors baffled when Australian wakes from his coma…speaking fluent Mandarin

September 10, 2014 | No comments

When Ben McMahon woke from a coma two years ago, he was just happy to be alive. Speaking fluent Mandarin was just a bonus..

I wasn’t consciously thinking I was speaking Mandarin, it was what just came out and it was what was most natural to me.

The strange part? Ben wasn’t fluent in Mandarin before the car accident that put him in the coma. He had studied Mandarin and French in high school, but he says it never really “clicked.” Most of us who took a foreign language in school can relate. Studying it and knowing it are completely different.

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But once awoken from his coma, he was able to speak and write Mandarin with near-native fluency.

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Dad’s never-ending prank on his teen daughter makes it Halloween all year long

September 9, 2014 | 4 comments

When Carly Harris’ father bought a Halloween skeleton at Costco a few years ago, she didn’t give it a second thought…until it started showing up around the house last summer.

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She explains

My dad is really into Halloween and decorating our house with scary spiderwebs and bats and so on…and somehow over time, he thought it would be a good idea to hide it around the house to scare me.

Carly is decidedly not into it.

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