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Kayakers Lifted Out of Water: ‘We’re on Top of the Whale!’



Here’s a whale of a tale

Two kayakers in Argentina came in extremely close contact with a few southern right whales before their boat was lifted up by one of the mammals.

The kayakers were paddling through a marine sanctuary near Puerto Madryn as they reached a pod of whales. They were surrounded ever so calmly, then hoisted onto the back of a whale. The duo captured the event on a GoPro camera and uploaded the incredible…

The Original Rickroll Video Is Gone From YouTube



One of the oldest, classic Internet memes has let us down and deserted us

The original music video for Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up,” the basis for the Rickrolling bait-and-switch meme, has been blocked by YouTube in several countries, including the United States. The video was first uploaded by YouTube user cotter548 on May 15, 2007 and was temporarily taken down due to copyright disputes once before, in 2012.

In remembrance of the original video’s takedown, we present you with…

Kim Jong-Un Has a Limp in Latest Video From North Korea



North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un was filmed walking across the stage with what appears to be a limp during a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of his grandfather Kim Il-sung’s death. State-run media released footage of the event on Tuesday, and international news outlets soon picked up on the purported limp.

Footage like this is especially rare coming out of North Korea, where events are choreographed and depicting…

Thousands Celebrate the Start of Spain’s ‘San Fermin’ Bull-Running Festival



Thousands of Spaniards and tourists from all over the world gathered in the streets of Pamplona, Spain on Sunday to celebrate the start of the famed San Fermin “running of the bulls” festival, which will fill the city’s streets with bulls and wine-fueled partygoers for more than a week

Dressed in traditional white outfits, red bandanas and cummerbunds unique to San Fermin, festivalgoers kicked off the event in Pamplona’s main Consistorial square, with many onlookers flooding nearby narrow…

5 Upcoming Events to Help Move Your Career Forward



Mashable Events Board is a great place to find leading conferences in your industry, whether it’s advertising, technology, media or public relations. This week, we’re highlighting five events that we think can help move your career forward. If you don’t find something that’s right for you, check out dozens of event listings featured in our complete listing.

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On the Events Board, you can sort listings by date added, get discount codes as a Mashable reader and watch videos of past…

Start Those Schedules! Warner Bros. TV Releases Full Lineup For Comic-Con 2014



Warner Bros. TV has announced their full line-up for San Diego Comic Con 2014 — and you better pray for Flash-like powers of super-speed if you intend to attend all the action.

The studio will bring a total of 15 series to the annual convention, including 10 returning shows and five newbies.

SEE ALSO: ‘Gotham,’ ‘Flash’ to Screen at San Diego Comic-Con

It was announced Monday that Batman prequel Gotham and Arrow spin-off Flash would be screened at a July 26 event, but the latter pilot will…

The Social Media Day 2014 Highlight Reel (Spoiler: GIFs Ahead)



Guests flocked to the Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club in Brooklyn on Sunday to celebrate Mashable’s fifth annual Social Media Day. This year’s event boasted hundreds of attendees throughout the afternoon and fostered good spirits at the funky, retro-themed venue.

While there, guests played shuffleboard, snapped pictures at a GIF booth, sipped on social media-themed cocktails and socialized with others passionate about our global social media revolution. In between all the activities, guests…

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28 NYC Pride Attendees Share the Most Inspiring Moments



NYC Pride hosted its annual Pride March on Sunday, in advocacy and celebration of the LGBT community. Over 50 floats rolled down the streets of midtown and downtown Manhattan, along with drag queens, support groups, politicians and celebrity guests. This year’s grand marshals included actress Laverne Cox (of Orange Is the New Black fame), actor Jonathan Groff and activist Rea Carey.

Mashable took to the boisterous…

Happy 2014 Social Media Day!



Happy Social Media Day from all of us at Mashable.

This year marks the fifth-annual global celebration, and it’s gearing up to be one of the largest yet, with hundreds of events around the world, many of which are bringing hundreds and sometimes thousands of people together.

While many can (and do) argue that every day is essentially Social Media Day, this holiday welcomes the world to sit back for a moment and reflect on the…

Biblical Floods Threaten USA-Germany World Cup Match in Recife, Brazil



The city that’s playing host to Thursday’s much-anticipated USA vs. Germany World Cup match is underwater

Recife is located in the northeastern most portion of Brazil, only about 190 miles south of Natal, which was also struck by flooding rains this month.

The culprit is a flow of moisture-rich air off the ocean, and Brazil’s meteorological service as well as international centers had flagged that part of Brazil,…