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Why women need Galentine’s Day more than ever this year

In 2010, Galentine’s Day was just another Parks and Rec episode, but in recent years it’s become a symbol of female empowerment and solidarity.  The fictional holiday, brought to life by Leslie Knope (played by Amy Poehler), was a day filled with “ladies celebrating ladies.” Since the episode aired, Feb, 13 has become a real-life …

Google engineer shares terrifying video of his plane falling apart, makes dad jokes

Passengers on United Airlines flight 1175 from San Francisco to Honolulu experienced an unfortunate incident Tuesday when the engine’s cowling fell off mid-flight. The plane made it to its destination safely, though it did make an emergency landing.  Google Engineer Erik Haddad was on the flight, and captured this video from his seat on board …

Roommates prank friend by turning their bedroom into a bad museum from the future

When Ellen Huet’s roommates went on vacation, she pulled out her laminator and went to work. Everyday objects haphazardly thrown around the room became exhibits in an error-filled museum from the future. Her housemates, Tony Lai and Nihar Madhavan wrote descriptions for each ancient relic.  opportunity: two of your housemates take a trip battle plan: …

Massive wild boar called 'Pigzilla' spotted rummaging through a dumpster

We usually have to deal with annoying raccoons digging through the trash, but this is a new level of pest.  A gigantic wild boar was seen digging through a dumpster outside a school in Hong Kong. Her three (also massive) piglets roamed on the sidewalk nearby. Facebook user Tu Dong recorded the boar’s search for …

Pornhub Premium will be free on Valentine's Day. So have at it, romantics.

Those feeling lonely on Valentine’s Day can take solace in one annual tradition: Pornhub will be offering its Premium service for free. Whether that’s an exciting prospect or a depressing one is for you to decide. But, per Pornhub Insights, for 24 hours non-Premium subscribers will gain access to thousands more videos – some in …

Panera wants you to get engaged at Panera, and everyone's wondering why?

Nothing screams romance like a bread-bowl filled with creamy tomato soup. At least, that’s what Panera Bread wants you to believe. The fast casual dining chain announced a special Valentine’s Day sweepstakes—get engaged in one of its bakery-cafés on Feb. 14 and the company just might cater your wedding. To be eligible, not only must …

Guy getting blasted by a fire hose in extreme slow-mo is all of us just trying to get through the day

Because who doesn’t like getting nailed by a high-pressure jet of water. The Slow Mo Guys are at it again (which is fair enough really, kind of comes with the territory) as Gav blasts Dan with a fire hose. It would look pretty heroic if it weren’t for Dan succumbing to the extreme force and …

Nobody can handle that video of a robot dog opening a door for his robot dog friend

If films like Terminator and I, Robot have taught us anything, it’s that one day humanity will finally take this whole robotics thing too far. Well brace yourselves for some machine-assisted doom, because on Monday Boston Dynamics released a new piece of deeply unnerving footage that’s almost certainly the beginning of the end. The 45 …