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The world’s most powerful politicians once rode Segways

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The man in control of the world’s second largest nuclear stockpile is reportedly terrified of taking the stairs.

In earlier, happier times, our leaders were brave. They were courageous warriors. They were decent, educated, sophisticated diplomats. They kept the post-WWII international world order together.

They rode Segways. 

The Segway, a two-wheeled motorized scooter, first hit the market in

‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ imagined some truly messed up Big Bird auditions

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Now that Big Bird’s original puppeteer Caroll Spinney is leaving Sesame Street after 50 years, people are wondering who can possibly step in to fill his big orange shoesThe Late Show With Stephen Colbert put forth a few… interesting candidates. 

Like Kanye West, Brett Kavanaugh, and Donald Trump. 

It’s probably for the best that veteran puppeteers Matt Vogel and Eric Jacobson got the role instead.  Read more…

More about Kanye West, Stephen Colbert, Big Bird, Big Bird Auditions,…

Elon Musk tweeted about a ‘dog mode’ for Teslas and it’s not a terrible idea

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When a Twitter user asked Elon Musk if future Teslas would include a “dog mode” to keep car-bound pets safe and cool while their owner was away, he responded with a simple “yes.”

Yes

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 20, 2018

The idea behind dog mode, a pitch that in this case also included the Tesla displaying a readout of the car’s interior temperature to assure passersby that the pet inside is…

‘Halloween’ opened with $77.5 million, the second highest ever for a horror movie

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Just over a year ago, the adaptation of Stephen King’s It shook horror fandom with a $123.4 million opening weekend — the highest ever for a horror movie. Now Halloween is here to join the party.

The 40-years-later sequel that opened on Friday picked up an estimated $77.5 million in the U.S. during its opening weekend. That’s not quite It levels of success, but it’s more than enough to make Halloween‘s first three days the second highest for an R-rated horror movie.

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‘Headless chicken monster’ caught on camera off East Antarctica

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In the deep, dark Southern Ocean encircling Antarctica lies a creature so bewildering and elusive, it hasn’t been filmed for a year. 

Behold, the ‘headless chicken monster,’ which has been filmed casually swimming near East Antarctica, the first time it’s been filmed in the region. 

Except that it’s not headless, a chicken, or a monster. It’s a sea cucumber.

Deep-sea resident Enypniastes eximia, also known…

Tesla pulls useless ‘Full Self-Driving’ add-on from its cars

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For years, Elon Musk has been touting the promise of a self-driving car. Well, it looks like that promise is a little further off than Musk previously thought, if it materializes at all.

On Thursday, Elon Musk unveiled a new “lower cost, mid-range” Tesla Model 3 car coming in at around $45,000. At the same time, one eagle-eyed Twitter user noticed another update over at Tesla: the optional add-on “Full Self-Driving” feature was gone.

Also available off menu for a week. Was causing…

Watch the moment when a 16-year-old becomes the world champion of ‘Tetris’

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How fast can you Tetris? This teenager can absolutely blitz the classic puzzle game.

16-year-old gamer Joseph Saelee has defeated seven-time Tetris world champion (and current champ) Jonas Neubauer to take the official crown, reports Kotaku.

The Classic Tetris World Championships wrapped up at the Portland Retro Gaming Expo inside the Oregon Convention Center on Sunday.

The game on the table? The same version of…

A Hawaiian singer reinvented the national anthem and it’s beautiful

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The Star-Spangled Banner has stayed the same, with the same words and the same tune for 87 years, but a Hawaiian musician reinvented the song while performing the song at a football game in Hawaii and left quite an impression. 

The singer, who goes by Willie K., reinterpreted the national anthem by accompanying himself on the ukulele and singing the tune in an original melody of his own creation. 

Isn’t it nice to hear a new spin on…

The 7 best VPNs for gaming

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A Virtual Private Network, or VPN, is an essential service to secure your internet connection. 

A VPN gives you greater control over how your online activity can be tracked, providing a combination of security (keeping your computer and data protected) and privacy (keeping your identity protected). 

So how does a VPN accomplish this? By creating an encrypted connection between your computer and a server operated by the VPN service,…

Reporter gets hit in the head with football on live TV, styles it out like a pro

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If you’re reporting live from the sideline of a sports game, there’s always an outside chance something unexpected might happen.

Just ask TV host Melissa Stark, who was in London covering the Tennessee Titans vs. the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday.

A few seconds into her report, the inevitable happened:

If you care to hear the latest on #TENvsLAC, watch this video. It may or may not include @melissastark