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Susan Sarandon heads jury for the world‘s biggest short film festival

Academy Award winner and five-time Emmy nominee Susan Sarandon will head the jury for the self-proclaimed largest short film festival in the world. Australia‘s Tropfest announced on Wednesday that Sarandon would be judging the event, set for Feb. 17 in Sydney‘s Parramatta Park. SEE ALSO: Learn how to be a cinematographer for just 18 Fresh off a Golden Globe nomination for Feud, Sarandon will join past jurors such as Nicole Kidman, Cat

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Cycle ball is the weirdest sport you‘ve probably never heard of

Cycle ball is a unique medley between soccer and cycling. The odd sport has been around for over a hundred years, yet is not really well known internationally. But it definitely looks like fun. Read more...More about Mashable Video, Sport, Ball, Cycling, and Bicycle

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Clever YouTuber plays the Cantina theme from ‘Star Wars‘ by solving a Rubik‘s Cube

Whether you asked for it or not, music made with nonmusical things has become a revolution. YouTuber The Cubican is the latest to join, also recreating the "Cantina Theme" from Star Wars but this time with the solving of a Rubik‘s cube. The only way I solve a Rubik‘s cube is by peeling off the stickers and putting them back so the Rubik‘s cube looks done, so it‘s safe to say I‘m amazed. I hope your Rubik‘s

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Beautiful Australian Shepherd is high as a kite and doesn‘t care about anything

Just imagine Air Bud meets Pineapple Express. That‘s the current life of this Australian Shepherd. Hank the Aussie Tanks had an eventful Sunday. Though we don‘t exactly know why, Hank‘s owner said that the poor pup was home from the vet with morphine in his system. It made for a very amused owner and a very high dog. The pain medication left the blue-eyed dog with no sense of his surroundings and not a care in the world. SEE ALS

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These wireless Bluetooth headphones will last up to 16 hours on a single charge and are on sale for 19

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable‘s commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. If plugging into your phone is so last year, then these Amazon‘s Choice wireless headphones that are 76% off are definitely up your alley. SEE ALSO: Get earbuds that last 5 times longer than AirPods for 40% off These noise cancelling Bluetooth he

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Woody Allen‘s actors are turning against him, and it‘s about time

The chorus of voices against Woody Allen is growing louder by the day. Over the past few months, several actors who‘ve starred in Allen‘s films have come forward to express their regrets - and, in some cases, announce that they‘re donating their salaries to charity. That list includes multiple stars of Allen‘s next movie, A Rainy Day in New York. SEE ALSO: Dylan Farrow slams stars supporting Time‘s Up, but working wi

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The Harry Potter books are getting another swaggy redesign, so guess you‘re buying more books!

In honor of the extended 20-year anniversary of the Harry Potter books - which released in 1997 in the U.K. and 1998 in the U.S. - the books are getting another new set of covers. This time, artist Brian Selznick will design jackets for the seven books. SEE ALSO: These ‘Harry Potter‘ ebook covers were never released (but should have been) I‘m a big Harry Potter fan and it is an incredible honor to illustrate J.K. Rowling‘s

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Chris Christie is the first elected NJ governor in decades who didn‘t break a leg during his term

Former New Jersey governor Chris Christie left office yesterday with a truly dismal approval rating. On the bright side, he also left with two intact legs! As Obama administration alum Eric Columbus pointed out on Twitter Tuesday, Christie is the first elected NJ governor in decades to leave office without having broken a leg. We don‘t mean in the "Break a leg!" metaphorical way, either we mean literally sustaining harm to a bone. SEE ALSO

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Get a webcam cover and ease your anxieties about internet privacy and creepy online hackers

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable‘s commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. Computer webcams are a hot topic for those worried about internet privacy and we‘re not just talking about that Season 3 episode of Black Mirror that we all hate. The most devious of hackers can hijack your computer view, invade your privacy, an

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Chris Christie is the first NJ governor in decades who didn‘t break a leg during his term

Former New Jersey governor Chris Christie left office yesterday with a truly dismal approval rating. On the bright side, he also left with two intact legs! As Obama administration alum Eric Columbus pointed out on Twitter Tuesday, Christie is the first NJ governor in decades to leave office without having broken a leg. We don‘t mean in the "Break a leg!" metaphorical way, either we mean literally sustaining harm to a bone. SEE ALSO: Chris

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Seize the Awkward campaign wants to help you talk to a friend about their mental health

We‘ve all been there before: A friend or loved one feels down, maybe even depressed, but we‘re not sure how to raise the subject. Will it offend them? Could it make them feel worse? Those fears might convince us that staying silent is the best bet, but a new campaign called Seize the Awkward wants to help people get past such concerns so they can provide support to someone who may really need it. SEE ALSO: Two Apple investors want the

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Politician casually falls asleep on live TV mid-way through debate

It‘s a well-established fact that politics is super-duper boring. Long, waffling speeches. Dull meetings. Arguments that go on for hours. SEE ALSO: 16 times Ed Miliband was the sassiest politician on Twitter If you happen to actually be a politician, though, it‘s good to show at least a tiny bit of interest. Or, if you happen to be UK MP Sir Desmond Swayne, you could just say screw it and fall asleep live on television, mid-way throug

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50 Cent explains why he called Jay-Z‘s new album ‘golf-course music‘

So what exactly is "golf-course music"? SEE ALSO: 50 Cent and Gerard Butler are big goofballs on Instagram 50 Cent was a guest on Conan on Tuesday night and O‘Brien asked him to clarify what he meant when he described Jay-Z‘s new album in that way. "Hip-hop culture is connected to youth culture," he said. He claimed that, "maturity bled off into the material." Read more... More about 50 Cent, Jay Z, Conan, Culture, and Music

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You can track gritters in Scotland and they have incredible names

Fasten your seatbelt, because this is one wild ride. SEE ALSO: Public road gritter naming contest winner will make wordplay enthusiasts proud There‘s nothing we Brits love more than silly names for vehicles. Combine that with the excitement of live gritter tracking, and you‘ve got yourself a social media hit. Scotland‘s gritters have risen to prominence thanks to a website that lets you track their movements, and people are lovi

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Thread about the ‘grey areas‘ of bad sexual encounters is required reading in the wake of Aziz Ansari allegations

Set aside your feelings about the slew of hot takes that have emerged after the publication of a report accusing Aziz Ansari of sexual misconduct, and please give this powerful Twitter thread your undivided attention. Writer and radio host Ashley C. Ford shared an arresting anecdote about the grey areas of "bad sexual encounters," highlighting the need for specific language to facilitate difficult, but desperately-required conversations about the

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Penguin jumps into man‘s boat for a quick hi-bye

Hello yes, I would like to apply to be a member of the Australian Antarctic Division team. Oh and also, I‘m a penguin. SEE ALSO: 10 of the most incredible moments from ‘Blue Planet II‘ Footage released on Wednesday by the Australian Antarctic Division shows a penguin quickly dropping in on communications specialist Matthew McKay, who was travelling through sea ice at the time. When a #penguin drops in to check on your work. Mat

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Someone actually said ‘Gucci Gang‘ a million times for charity because this is 2018

Heroes come in many different forms. Some people rescue others from burning buildings, or save the lives of puppies. Some wear capes and zoom around the earth. Others, meanwhile, raise money for charity by saying "Gucci Gang" a full one million times. Seriously, though, stop and think about that for a moment: 1 million times. SEE ALSO: Youtuber uses only his voice to perform the whole ‘Home Alone‘ soundtrack In case you‘re not f

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Hello, Watson: How AI actually learns how to think

Paid Content byIBMPeople understandably have a lot of questions about how exactly artificial intelligence works. How could a machine understand nuance and context like a human brain can? Is creating Artificial Intelligence (AI) that sophisticated really possible?Your answers lie with AI systems like Watson: IBM‘s boundary-pushing technology,a collaborative effort designed to amplify human intelligence. Watson is on the cutting edge of cogni

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AI Everywhere: Surprising ways we already interact with artificial intelligence

Paid Content byIBMIf someone were to say to you that you‘ve spent all day interacting with artificial intelligence, you‘d probably stop and try to recount any instances of accidentally running into a robotDespite what‘s constantly being hammered into our brains via science fiction movies and television, AI comes in many forms, which may surprise you. Not only has artificial intelligence become integrated within a number of indus

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Jane Fonda makes jokes about Megyn Kelly in reply to facelift comment

It seems Jane Fonda can‘t go anywhere without someone bringing up plastic surgery. You might recall that, back in September, Fonda was asked an infuriating question about her plastic surgery by Megyn Kelly during an excruciating interview on the Today show. Though a few months have passed by, Fonda doesn‘t seem to have forgotten about that rather cringeworthy interaction. SEE ALSO: Jane Fonda has zero time for Megyn Kelly‘s anno

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This cryptocurrency correction is a good thing

Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work. If you own Bitcoin, Ethereum, or pretty much any other cryptocurrency, your portfolio isn‘t looking very good today. And you‘ve probably gotten your share of smug looks from folks in the office who‘d always said this crypto thing is a scam. And I bet you‘re a

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Kimmel gets couples to compare how long they think their sexual encounters last

How long should sex last? Don‘t worry, you don‘t have to answer. SEE ALSO: Jimmy Kimmel is all about Oprah in 2020 Inspired by a study of how long men and women think sex should last, Jimmy Kimmel Live took to the streets to ask couples how long their lovemaking lasts. The catch? They had to answer without consulting each other. One couple disagreed by a margin of three whole hours. Three. Hours. Read more... More about Couples, S

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‘Star Wars‘ stars totally shut down the men who edited the film to remove all the women

If you‘re going to spend a large amount of time editing a whole new cut of The Last Jedi that removes pretty much all the women, you‘d better be prepared for some feedback. Lots of feedback. SEE ALSO: A side-by-side comparison of the ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi‘ Homemade Trailer Earlier in the week, Pedestrian reported that a 46-minute cut of The Last Jedi had been shared anonymously on Pirate Bay. The main difference to the

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David Harbour from ‘Stranger Things‘ makes another big fan promise for lots of retweets

Good guy David Harbour is back with his big promises. The Stranger Things star has pledged to become ordained and preside over the wedding ceremony of Twitter user @ErickaElizabth, but only if he gets 125,000 retweets. SEE ALSO: Millie Bobby Brown wants people to know that hair does not equal beauty There‘s a bit of time though, the wedding is slated for September. What would it take to get @DavidKHarbour to be the Officiant at my wedding

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