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Llama on the lam saves family of ducks from scary bear

We believe humans and animals alike know that when confronted by a bear, it‘s best to just chill and not mess with it. But one brave llama became a hero when it stared fear directly in the face, and protected its fellow fuzzy friends from a scary bear. The llama, named Noir (cool name), was found on Eagle Mountain Golf Course in Jackson, New Hampshire after escaping its nearby home. According to The Conway Daily Sun, Noir, belonging to loca

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Dating apps are now banning white supremacists

Dating apps are taking a stand. In the wake of last weekend‘s events in Charlottesville and the ongoing fallout, several popular matchmaking platforms are taking steps to ensure their users feel they‘re in a safe space by banning hate speech and white supremacists. SEE ALSO: Are dating apps the new social networks? OKCupid took the unusual step today of announcing that they‘d discovered that white supremacist Chris Cantwell was

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Obi-Wan Kenobi will be the next ‘Star Wars‘ character to get his own spinoff

It looks like we‘ll finally get to see the Star Wars universe from a certain point of view. Lucasfilm is planning a standalone Star Wars movie to be centered around Obi-Wan Kenobi, with Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot) in early talks to direct. SEE ALSO: Somebody else replaced the lightsaber sounds in Star Wars with Owen Wilson saying ‘wow‘ According to The Hollywood Reporter, which first broke the news Thursday, the project is sti

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This failure of a Red Sox ceremonial first pitch may be the only thing that can pull together a fractured nation

Sometimes the universe gives you what you need right when you need it. In this case, it‘s a video of a dude getting hit in the beans by a very badly thrown baseball. And it is just as glorious as it sounds. (Though, um, maybe not for him.) SEE ALSO: Watch this Yankees fan‘s heart break as things go quickly south against the Red Sox At Fenway Park on Wednesday night, Jordan Leandre threw out the ceremonial first pitch. Perfectly. Note

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13 ‘Game of Thrones‘ reunions we‘re still waiting for (and where they were when they left off)

With less than a dozen episodes left to go, Game of Thrones has started to wrap things up. That means storylines are being consolidated, loose ends are being tied up, journeys are coming full circle ... and characters are coming together again. SEE ALSO: That ‘Game of Thrones‘ Stark family reunion had the internet Some of these recent reunions have been bittersweet, or even just sweet-sweet. Others have been awkward as hell. And st

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James Bond needs Daniel Craig more than Daniel Craig needs James Bond

After months of hemming and hawing, Daniel Craig finally made it official: Yes, he‘s coming back for another Bond movie. But should he have? SEE ALSO: Daniel Craig will return as Bond for a 5th and final time It‘s clear the Bond producers were eager to get him back. Despite rumors that they were eyeing potential replacements (Tom Hardy was high on their wishlist), they also made it clear they were willing to throw as much money as it

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Preview Skype‘s controversial millennial-inspired redesign on desktop

Skype released its redesigned mobile app this June in what was its biggest update since adding video calls in 2006. Microsoft announced today that those changes are now available on desktop. SEE ALSO: Instagram just launched live video chat and everyone else can watch It‘s currently in preview for Mac and non-Windows 10 PC users. Windows 10 users can already see the finalized update in all its glory. The redesign is a weird attempt by Skyp

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You can damage your eyes in mere seconds during the solar eclipse

On August 21, as the moon slips between the Earth and the sun, millions of people around the United States will look skyward to watch the one-in-100 year event. Many will be tempted to look at the sun with their naked eyes. In fact, it‘s often tempting to look at the sun, to challenge yourself to do something strictly forbidden by parents, teachers, and doctors. But in this particular instance, it‘s forbidden for a reason. SEE ALSO: S

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Who knew sitting on the couch with an icepack could project such a scary shadow?

Look, when your head hurts, you don‘t want to think about what you look like, and you especially don‘t care what shadow you give off. On Reddit, user cdnchef was having a headache, so his girlfriend gave him an icepack. She then freaked out over the veryyyy familiar shadow that he cast on the wall behind him. We are very fortunate/scared that they took a photo and shared it with the rest of us. SEE ALSO: Giant inflatable chicken with

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By supporting Confederate monuments, Donald Trump shows how poorly he understands history

If you‘re the kind of person who‘s dependent on using statues and monuments exclusively to help remember the history of America‘ greatest traitors, then maybe it‘s time to pick up some different history books. Or some books, period. SEE ALSO: A crowdsourced Google Doc is listing Confederate monuments all over the U.S. in hopes of bringing them down But that hasn‘t deterred our president who, on Thursday morning, full

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Does Microsoft‘s new patent mean you‘re finally getting a Surface Phone?

Microsoft Surface Phone rumors have been swirling around the Internet for almost two years and a new patent for a force sensitive device looks like long-sought after proof that, yes, Microsoft is working on a Surface Phone. Except that‘s not exactly what the patent means and, if we‘re being honest with ourselves, Microsoft will probably never deliver a Surface Phone device. The rumor mill started churning again today thanks to a new p

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This smart ‘Game of Thrones‘ theory lays out Dany‘s destiny

Game of Thrones loves its prophecies, but there might be one hidden for Daenerys from her time spent in Qarth. In the Season 2 finale, "Valar Morghulis," Daenerys goes to the House of the Undying to find her missing dragons. She has a vision of the deceased Khal Drogo and their unborn son, but in the end she leaves them to answer the distress call of the baby dragon. Is this the ultimate fate of our dragon queen to save a young dragon in need? S

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Take your selfie game up a notch with these clip-on lenses

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. So, you‘re something of a phone-photography pro. You‘ve got the rule of thirds down, you shout things like find your light! and you aren‘t afraid to shimmy up a drainage pipe to get that perfect angleBut, let‘s face it: your phone‘s camera has limits. If you‘re not ready to start lugging around a giant DSLRor

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Andy Rubin just made even more big promises about the Essential Phone

The Essential Phone is finally here, and its creator Andy Rubin just made more big promises about the device ahead of its shipping date next week. Rubin, who is also the creator of the Android, published a blog post today to officially announce the phone‘s availability and drum up more excitement about this new "pure" Android phone. Availability of the phone has been a cause for major concern among many fans ever since unlocked versions of

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JK Rowling just roasted Donald Trump again with one incredibly ironic observation

There‘s literally no shortage of shade from J.K. Rowling when it comes to President Donald Trump, and we got some more of it today. SEE ALSO: J.K. Rowling tweets heartbreaking video of Heather Heyer‘s mother "Unbelievable. He actually did bring the Middle East together," Rowling tweeted, taking a direct shot at Trump after both Israel and Iran condemned his comments on Charlottesville that equated KKK members with those protesting the

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Here is definitive proof that there‘s no such thing as too many huskies

Ever seen a group of huskies and thought, "Hm, maybe that‘s too many huskies?" No? There‘s a reason for that: there is no such thing as too many huskies. The case in point here is this nice group of "20+" huskies (tag yourself!), who have their own playground and are constantly surrounded by friends. On Tuesday, they were revealed to a grateful internet by Twitter user @xleahprescottx, although they belong to her aunt and uncle. SEE A

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Instagram‘s new update adds a fun new way to reply to direct messages

Instagram isn‘t just about posting selfies or artsy photos. The Facebook-owned app has been building out its direct messaging capabilities, and the company just revealed a new feature that‘ll help transform the app into something users will want to use all day, every day. SEE ALSO: Instagram is updating its comments with conversation threads The company released an update on Thursday that now lets Instagram users reply with a photo or

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Canada‘s forests are on fire, and the smoke is headed for the Arctic‘s vulnerable ice

Forests in Canada are ablaze, with 2.2 million acres going up in flames so far this year in British Columbia alone. These fires, and others in the Yukon and Northwest Territories, have been belching smoke into the air, in some cases up to 8 miles high. Once in the atmosphere, weather patterns are causing the wildfire smoke to converge into a blanket so thick it‘s blotting out the sun across northern Canada. This smoke is working its way to

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Red Sox ceremonial first pitch goes as wrong as possible for innocent bystander

Sometimes the universe gives you what you need right when you need it. In this case, it‘s a video of a dude getting hit in the beans by a very badly thrown baseball. And it is just as glorious as it sounds. (Though, um, maybe not for him.) SEE ALSO: Watch this Yankees fan‘s heart break as things go quickly south against the Red Sox At Fenway Park on Wednesday night, Jordan Leandre threw out the ceremonial first pitch. Perfectly. Note

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Justin Bieber is back with ‘Friends,‘ the perfect song for the end of summer

Just a few weeks after he cancelled his tour due to wanting to be "sustainable" in his career, Justin Bieber is back. On Thursday, the Canadian singer released "Friends" with frequent collaborator, producer BloodPop. It‘s a delightful sequel to the string of 2015 singles ("Sorry" and "What Do You Mean?") that had everyone falling in love (strictly as friends) with the Biebs all over again. SEE ALSO: Justin Bieber reveals why he cancelled to

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Horde of Nintendo games and collectibles sells for 20,000

After amassing an impressive collection of nearly 1,000 different Nintendo games, consoles, accessories, and collectibles, a man from Wisconsin sold them all for 20,000 in cold, hard cash. SEE ALSO: Super rare copy of ‘Super Mario Bros.‘ sells for over 30,000 Charles Amble, 30, found a buyer for his impressive collection of Nintendo goodies, ABC Milwaukee affiliate WISN reported Wednesday. Amble originally put the collection up on eBa

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This Electric Paint Could Change Your Life

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Here it is: the worst Tinder name pun you‘ve ever seen

Just when you thought you‘d seen it all, the Tinder name punning trend has sunk to an even deeper level of shame. This one is really so bad that you almost have to give its creator credit. It comes from Redditor Cigzilla, who added, Well, I thought it was clever. We‘ll give you a second to stop groaning. It‘s solid as a name-based pun goes, but you‘re really taking a chance relying on Sean Connery‘s accent as the

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Mark Cuban-backed Unikrn to launch cryptocurrency for esports betting

Ethereum-based initial coin offerings (ICOs) are popping up every day, but everyone is still waiting for that killer service that really proves to the world that blockchain-based businesses are the future. An upcoming token by esports betting platform Unikrn may not be the ultimate answer to that question, but it is one of the most natural uses of the blockchain architecture I‘ve seen so far. SEE ALSO: How to buy Bitcoin and Ethereum Unikrn

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