Gaza death toll rises; Hamas fires rockets at Tel AvivPublished by Reuters on 2014-07-13 at 05:11:28
GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – An Israeli air strike on the home of Gaza’s police chief killed 18 people on Saturday, Gaza’s health ministry said, and Hamas fired the largest salvo of rockets yet on Tel Aviv since the start of the Jewish state’s offensive in …
102 twitter shares, 53414 retweets and 169 favorites
28 positive votes on Reddit
412 shares and 324 likes on Facebook
8 Google+ Shares and 8 plus ones
13 shares on LinkedIn
1 views on StumbleUpon
Alaskan Fisherman Reels in Ginormous 482 lb. HalibutPublished by Mashable on 2014-07-12 at 06:28:28
Get ready for a whopper of a fish story or a helluva halibut tale.
The fish in this image is no Photoshop special. It’s a real (no, rot reel), 95-inch, 482 lb. fish caught in the Pacific Ocean near Alaska, according to a report in Alaska Dispatch News.
104 twitter shares, 34259 retweets and 576 favorites
247 shares and 203 likes on Facebook
12 Google+ Shares
24 shares on LinkedIn
Israel Airstrike Hits Gaza Mosque, Death Toll Tops 120Published by Mashable on 2014-07-12 at 19:16:35
UPDATE, 10:39 p.m. ET: Israel deployed ground troops inside Gaza for the first time early Sunday to raid a rocket launching site in the Palestinian territory, the military said.
Four Israeli soldiers were hurt in clashes during the brief incursion in nort…
103 twitter shares, 32911 retweets and 120 favorites
157 shares and 43 likes on Facebook
12 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
47 shares on LinkedIn
Dalai Lama: Stop attacks on MuslimsPublished by CNN on 2014-07-13 at 06:52:40
The Tibetan spiritual leader calls on Buddhists in Myanmar and Sri Lanka to halt violence.
99 twitter shares, 17345 retweets and 20 favorites
1888 shares and 7146 likes on Facebook
20 Google+ Shares, 49 plus ones and 2 reshares
Can skyscrapers really clean the air?Published by CNN on 2014-07-13 at 15:20:08
Imagine a skyscraper that cleans the air. You won’t have to wait long — two will soon be built in China.
100 twitter shares, 18627 retweets and 7 favorites
1143 shares and 4019 likes on Facebook
4 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
38 shares on LinkedIn
Coming soon: Standing on planes?Published by CNN on 2014-07-13 at 12:06:12
A new report says “vertical seats” could cut ticket costs. But would it be worth it?
100 twitter shares, 13919 retweets and 332 favorites
2620 shares and 5603 likes on Facebook
4 Google+ Shares
6 shares on LinkedIn
Opinion: A Refugee Crisis, Not an Immigration CrisisPublished by The New York times on 2014-07-13 at 01:26:22
They come to our border to escape murder, rape and conscription in the cartels.
6387 shares and 15135 likes on Facebook
16 Google+ Shares, 5 plus ones and 1 reshares
79 shares on LinkedIn
Tommy Ramone, Last of the Ramones, Dies at 65Published by Mashable on 2014-07-12 at 17:22:14
Tommy Ramone, a co-founder of the seminal punk band the Ramones and the last surviving member of the original group, has died, a business associate said Saturday.
Dave Frey, who works for Ramones Productions and Silent Partner Management, confirmed that h…
101 twitter shares, 13283 retweets and 133 favorites
383 shares and 574 likes on Facebook
20 Google+ Shares, 100 plus ones and 22 reshares
25 shares on LinkedIn
1 views on StumbleUpon
Dog Riding in a Porsche Is the Definition of HappinessPublished by Mashable on 2014-07-12 at 11:30:14
Moose the basset hound loves taking thrill rides with his owner, Phillip Meyer — especially when they’re in a Porsche
The adorable, floppy-eared dog took a spin in a sports car while Meyer used a GoPro camera to capture the ride from Moose’s point …
102 twitter shares, 11193 retweets and 401 favorites
778 shares and 1434 likes on Facebook
59 shares on LinkedIn
11 views on StumbleUpon
MP apologizes for ‘Hitler’ tweetPublished by CNN on 2014-07-13 at 09:26:48
A Malaysian politician is in hot water over an odd message to Germany’s football team.
102 twitter shares, 11165 retweets and 99 favorites
754 shares and 1384 likes on Facebook
2 Google+ Shares
Now on Kickstarter: a Production of ‘Hamlet’ Starring PugsPublished by Mashable on 2014-07-12 at 08:00:24
Hamlet. With pugs.
By now, nothing that happens on Kickstarter should surprise you, but this emerging project just might. A brave man is trying to fund a five-hour production of Hamlet with a cast comprised entirely of pugs. Glorious, slobbering, royal ro…
102 twitter shares, 8887 retweets and 357 favorites
626 shares and 2101 likes on Facebook
20 Google+ Shares, 17 plus ones and 4 reshares
50 shares on LinkedIn
Seahorses Growl When They’re StressedPublished by Mashable on 2014-07-12 at 19:30:28
Dogs and bears aren’t the only animals that give off warning growls. Seahorses do, too.
For the first time, researchers have recorded seahorses growling, a tiny, deep sound not easily detectable by the human ear. These distinctive little fishes …
102 twitter shares, 10918 retweets and 308 favorites
111 shares and 29 likes on Facebook
9 Google+ Shares
28 shares on LinkedIn
Australian Olympic Swimmer Ian Thorpe Comes Out as GayPublished by Mashable on 2014-07-13 at 01:26:42
Australian swimmer and Olympic gold medalist Ian Thorpe revealed in an interview that he is gay, confirming years of speculation about his sexuality
Thorpe sat down for an interview with British broadcaster Sir Michael Parkinson, which aired on Sunday ni…
101 twitter shares, 10436 retweets and 120 favorites
174 shares and 378 likes on Facebook
16 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
37 shares on LinkedIn
Tommy Ramone Dies at 65; He Gave Punk Rock Its PulsePublished by The New York times on 2014-07-12 at 22:29:31
The founding drummer and last surviving original member of the Ramones cut a much more easygoing figure than his bandmates.
3361 shares and 7399 likes on Facebook
20 Google+ Shares, 12 plus ones and 2 reshares
19 shares on LinkedIn
Comedian sues over deadly crashPublished by CNN on 2014-07-12 at 20:39:37
Comedian Tracy Morgan is suing Walmart over a deadly limo bus crash on the New Jersey Turnpike that left him critically injured.
1613 shares and 9162 likes on Facebook
1 views on StumbleUpon
15 Crazy Things You’ve Never Thought AboutPublished by Mashable on 2014-07-12 at 21:30:18
A small piece of useless knowledge can completely rattle your brain.
Tiny bits of information and thoughts may leave you pondering your very existence. Or at least give you a genuine whoa moment.
See also: 20 Simply Genius Shower Thoughts
Expand your bra…
102 twitter shares, 8142 retweets and 543 favorites
406 shares and 580 likes on Facebook
14 Google+ Shares
33 shares on LinkedIn
See the world’s most bizarre lakes Published by CNN on 2014-07-13 at 09:35:34
The water’s anything but fine at these strange lakes from Trinidad to Thailand.
16 twitter shares and 2 favorites
2451 shares and 6562 likes on Facebook
12 Google+ Shares, 32 plus ones and 2 reshares
6 shares on LinkedIn
Medieval Child’s Skeleton Is the Earliest Down Syndrome Case YetPublished by Mashable on 2014-07-12 at 17:30:04
The earliest probable case of Down syndrome in the archaeological record comes from a 5- to 7-year-old child who lived in medieval France some 1,500 years ago, new research shows.
The child, who is also the youngest example of the condition in the archaeo…
101 twitter shares, 8142 retweets and 97 favorites
118 shares and 31 likes on Facebook
17 Google+ Shares
29 shares on LinkedIn
10 Summer Blockbuster Movies Turning 20 This YearPublished by Mashable on 2014-07-12 at 18:30:44
Prepare to feel old, Internet.
When it comes to blockbusters, the summer of 1994 was a smash hit. Looking back, it seems like there was an awesome movie for everybody — a children’s cartoon, a courtroom drama, a quirky comedy and an inspiring sports…
101 twitter shares, 5814 retweets and 184 favorites
624 shares and 1295 likes on Facebook
17 Google+ Shares, 62 plus ones and 8 reshares
23 shares on LinkedIn
110 views on StumbleUpon
Tracy Morgan Sues Wal-Mart Over Deadly Crash, Released From RehabPublished by Mashable on 2014-07-12 at 17:55:00
This story was updated most recently at 5:01 p.m. ET on July 12.
TRENTON, N.J. — Tracy Morgan has sued Wal-Mart over last month’s highway crash that seriously injured him, and killed a fellow comedian.
The lawsuit, filed Thursday in U.S. District Co…
103 twitter shares, 7492 retweets and 316 favorites
90 shares and 91 likes on Facebook
11 Google+ Shares, 46 plus ones and 6 reshares
41 shares on LinkedIn
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