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  • Those among us lucky enough to be surrounded by loving friends and family at the end of our lives have nothing on a cat named Tama.
     
    Three thousand people attended her funeral!
     
    Tama the cat, who died of heart failure at age 16 (that’s about 80 in human years) is credited with saving a Japanese railway line from financial ruin.
     
    The former stray was appointed stationmaster of the rural Kishi station in 2007 and became a tourist attraction, pulling the station out of debt.
     
    She worked her way up the ladder and was eventually named a vice president of the rail firm. Because of her  dedication to the job during her life, Tama earned the posthumous status of a Shinto goddess.
     
    Nine lives certainly well spent ...

     

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  • He shoots, he scores!

    In a shot that is too good to be true, 28-year-old international soccer superstar Givanildo Vieira de Sousa, aka “The Hulk,” lives up to his nickname when his single kick of a soccer ball sends the goalie flying through the back of the net.

    Many are calling this video a PR stunt, and they are correct. The whole thing was most likely staged for the Hulk’s first day of pre-season training.  It also looks like the hole was cut out of the net in advance.

    Hoax or not, it hasn’t stopped the video from going viral. The 13-second clip has more than 6 million views.

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  • If you ever had reason to doubt that the Queen’s Guards are serious about their job, you may want to watch this video.

    In an unintentional PSA, one tourist takes joking with the guard a bit too far and suddenly finds himself looking down the barrel of the guard’s gun.

    The tourist in the video is seen mimicking, and quite possibly mocking, the soldier as he marches back and forth. But things take a turn for the worse when the tourist puts his hand on the guard’s shoulder where the guard’s rifle is resting.

    The guard immediately shouts, "Get back from the Queen’s Guard!” and points his rifle at the tourist.

    The video has gone viral with over 7.5 million views.

    We hope this guy learned his lesson!

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  • Concerned about concussions in soccer? Join a bubble team.

    It’s exactly what it sounds like — soccer, played in a bubble.

    Invented in 2011 by Norwegian comedians Henrik Elvestad and Johan Golden, bubble soccer is, surprisingly, one of the world’s fastest-growing sports — according to the National Association of Bubble Soccer.

    The game has six- to seven-minute quarters with five to eight players on each side, depending on the field.

    It may seem like all fun and games, but the bubbles are deceptively heavy — they weigh  as much as 30 pounds — and players must shuffle around the field without the help of momentum from their arms.

    The most frequently reported injuries are twisted ankles and sore necks. There are no figures on the numbers of bubbles burst, though.

    You can tune into the official Bubble Bowl this fall on ESPN or Telemundo.

     

     

     

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  • If you began to question your single life when Charles Manson got engaged while in prison, well, we want to prepare you … robots are now getting married.

    On Saturday, a robot groom named Frois and a robot bride named Yukirin tied the knot in Tokyo in front of 100 of their closest robot friends and family.

    There were invitations, party decorations, a wedding cake and even an orchestra.

    The ceremony was officiated by a humanoid robot named Pepper, and the two even shared a kiss to formalize the marriage.

    The event was organized by Maywa Denki, which produces electronic accessories. Regardless, prepare for the texts from your mother.

     

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