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Ronda Rousey dominates as first female on Australian Men’s Fitness cover



Ronda Rousey breaks a lot of things. Records, bones, and potentially Justin Bieber’s ribcage in the near future. Now she’s breaking the mould by being the first woman to be featured on Australia’s edition for Men’s Fitness magazine.

The magazine’s November issue, out Thursday, features the first UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion in what is yet another achievement for a woman who has had no less than a banner year.


A giant peace sign made of cupcakes for John Lennon’s 75th birthday



All you need is love, and sometimes cupcakes

In honor of John Lennon’s 75th birthday, Baked by Melissa partnered with Yoko Ono and the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, a nonprofit organization that provides students music recording opportunities, to create the world’s largest cupcake art mosaic

A record-breaking 40,000 cupcakes were used in the creation of the mosaic, a giant tie-dye peace sign with #ImaginePeace beneath it

Baked by Melissa is submitting the sweet creation to Guinness World…

Unprecedented rains lead to disastrous flooding in South Carolina



Biblical amounts of rain continued to pour down onto the Palmetto State Sunday, sending rivers and creeks rising to record levels while smashing longstanding precipitation markers.

South Carolina officials have asked all state residents to stay home, unless their home is threatened by floodwaters, and restrict their use of 911 to life-threatening situations only. As waters rise, more swift water rescues have been taking place, and dam breaches are occurring around the state, according to…

Anti-violence activists push to ban Chris Brown from touring Down Under



Rapper Chris Brown may be denied the right to enter Australia for his upcoming tour if anti-violence campaigners have their way.

Brown, who plead guilty to assaulting his girlfriend pop singer Rihanna in 2009, plans to tour Australia in December. Activist group Getup! has started a petition calling for Immigration Minister Peter Dutton to refuse his visa application, as the group believes allowing the rapper into the country would condone his actions

“We urge you to refuse Chris Brown a visa…

‘Saturday Night Live’ finds its new Donald Trump



Sorry, Darrell Hammond — you’re fired.

OK, that’s an exaggerationSaturday Night Live has, however, chosen a new comedian to play controversial GOP candidate Donald Trump on its upcoming 40th season: veteran cast member Taran Killam, according to Deadline.

For a full decade, former Saturday Night Live cast member Hammond counted Donald Trump among his impressive stable of impressions. And though Hammond left SNL

Why this rainbow cloud formation appeared above Costa Rica



A relatively rare cloud formation caused an online sensation in Costa Rica on Tuesday. The rainbow cloud formation was captured by eyewitnesses on the ground and touted as “the end of days” and a “sign of God” by some online.

The cloud was spotted in the communities of San Jose, Parrita, Pavas, Escazu and Hatillo, according to ABC News.

Instead of signifying anything biblical, the cloud formation shown in videos and…

Donald Trump, Carly Fiorina pick apart each other’s business records



Donald Trump and Carly Fiorina traded jabs Wednesday over their business record with each accusing the other, essentially, of corporate incompetence.

While the two have been engaged in a bitter back-and-forth for weeks now, this exchange was sparked by a question from moderator Jake Tapper

Trump said that Hewlett Packard “is a disaster and continues to be a disaster,” referencing the recent announcement that the company will soon shed as many as 30,000 jobs.

Keith Richards confirms that The Rolling Stones will record a new studio album



It’s not so much a comeback, since The Rolling Stones have been performing pretty steadily for years — but their first studio album in almost ten years is no small feat.

Keith Richards confirmed Tuesday night during the iHeartRadio ICONS event that the Stones are coming back together to record their first studio album since 2005′s A Bigger Bang.

Richards, who was promoting his solo album Crosseyed Heart

Earth just had its warmest summer on record, as 2015 heads for a new high



The climate system is shrieking with alarm bells, as more heat milestones have been reached this week: The planet just had one of its hottest Augusts and its hottest summer on record, according to two of the four agencies responsible for keeping tabs on the planet’s surface temperatures.

A third such agency, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), is expected to concur with these findings in an announcement on Thursday

This took place during what is almost certain to…

Gorilla steals camera for some upclose selfie action



Sometimes, you just need to take a selfie.

While filming a virtual reality safari experience in Uganda in May, VR Gorilla captured a curious 3-year-old wild mountain gorilla who just wanted a little bit of personal camera time

In the clip, which was posted on September 1, the young gorilla spots the camera, slowly walks over to it and grabs it as he lays down for a closeup.

The gorilla eventually does normal gorilla stuff, like lick the camera and eat something that may or may not be but…