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  • Next time you see a koala, you may want to think twice before giving it a hug.

    Australian dairy farmer Ebony Churchill was herding her cows down a muddy road on her quad bike when she realized a pretty aggressive koala was chasing her down.

    She told the Advertiser, “He was close, but then he started running towards me, and I thought I better speed up [on the quad bike]. I thought if I got further down the track, he would lose interest. I got to the end of the cows and couldn’t go any further, so that’s when I bailed off the bike. They’ve got hard, sharp claws, and I didn’t want to have him grabbing at my leg as I was on the bike.”

    Ebony surrendered her bike after the koala caught up to her and grabbed on to the back tire.

    “He sat on the tire for a while, and I didn’t want to upset him,” she said. “I started herding the cows on foot, and when I looked back, he had got off the bike and was walking away.”

    Ebony's theory as to why the koala ran after her: “He was in love with me, and I rejected

    Read More »from Watch this koala chase down a terrified dairy farmer
  • Even in a galaxies far, far away, everyone at some point can use some R&R.

    Artist Kyle Hagey created a series of portraits featuring iconic “Star Wars” characters relaxing in various vacation spots. Because, come on, even Darth Vader needs to take time off and sip tea in a meadow.

    “Here’s Darth just sipping some bomb-ass tea, minding his own business. Maybe he’s plotting some evil deeds. Or maybe he’s just pondering his life and how it got to this point. I can’t really say for sure.” Hagey writes in the picture’s description.

    Other portraits show “Star Wars” Stormtroopers riding a bicycle built for two, C-3PO daydreaming in a meadow, and, of course, Yoda flipping the bird in a garden window.

    Hagey’s prints are for sale on his Etsy page.

    Read More »from Artist depicts ‘Star Wars’ characters on their vacation
  • What rhymes with “Trump”? Well, “chump,” for one.

    Thirteen-year-old Molly Bergman of Southern California calls presidential candidate Donald Trump an embarrassment to America in an original song she posted to her YouTube channel.

    The song, titled “Dear Mr. Trump,” begs the GOP candidate to drop out of the race, apologize to women and just go away.  

    “Dear Mr. Trump, stop being such a chump,” she sings in the first line of the song. “You’re embarrassing the nation — time to take a long vacation.”

    “You don’t explain positions fully. Your first instinct is to bully,” she goes on. “You’re a bit of a disgrace. Time to pull out of the race.”

    All the while, less-than-flattering pictures of Trump appear on the screen.

    Her voice might be sweet but don't let that fool you her message to Trump is clear, "time to go, time to go."


    Read More »from 13-year-old girl slams Donald Trump in an original song

  • Canadian Parliament candidate Wyatt Scott decided to ditch the traditional campaign ads and take a — let’s call it different — approach.

    In his video, the independent candidate promises to “fight for Canada” while he rides a Canadian goose and swings a sword through the air. But that’s not all: Scott slays a dragon, fist-bumps an alien and even destroys a robot with lasers coming out of his eyes!

    Scott enlisted the help of student filmmakers to make the nontraditional political ad and gave them “quite a bit of artistic freedom.”

    “This is what we thought we could get away with without pushing the envelope too much.” he told the Guardian.

    “In this day and age, you have to come up with something pretty clever to get everybody’s attention.”

    Well, he certainly got our attention!

    Read More »from Absurd political ad features Canadian candidate riding a goose and destroying a robot
  • A group of “Lord of the Rings” fans are hoping to make J.R.R. Tolkien’s fictional city of Minas Tirith a reality.

    The team of self-described “ambitious” architects and structural engineers launched a crowdfunding campaign to help raise money to turn the fictional city into a real one.

    “We all share a love of Tolkien’s work, and a desire to challenge the common perception of community and architecture. We believe that, in realizing Minas Tirith, we can create not only the most remarkable tourist attraction on the planet, but also a wonderfully unique place to live and work.” Jonathan Wilson, the campaign leader, wrote on the campaigns Indiegogo page.

    The group is trying to raise 1.85 billion pounds — roughly $2.9 billion — to cover the cost of buying the land, building the city, and maintaining it through the year 2053.

    Rewards for campaign donors range from a follow on Twitter to getting your name on a monument or plaque. Or, if you have a spare 100,000 pounds to donate, you could be

    Read More »from Architects crowdfunding to build a real ‘Lord of the Rings’ city of Minas Tirith


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