1. Gaza death toll rises; Hamas fires rockets at Tel Aviv
    Published 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 …

    54479 Shares
    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

  2. Alaskan Fisherman Reels in Ginormous 482 lb. Halibut
    Published 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.

    F…

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    104 twitter shares, 34259 retweets and 576 favorites
    247 shares and 203 likes on Facebook
    12 Google+ Shares
    24 shares on LinkedIn

  3. Israel Airstrike Hits Gaza Mosque, Death Toll Tops 120
    Published 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…

    33394 Shares
    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

  4. Dalai Lama: Stop attacks on Muslims
    Published 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.

    26569 Shares
    99 twitter shares, 17345 retweets and 20 favorites
    1888 shares and 7146 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 49 plus ones and 2 reshares

  5. 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.

    23939 Shares
    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

  6. 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?

    22584 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 13919 retweets and 332 favorites
    2620 shares and 5603 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares
    6 shares on LinkedIn

  7. Opinion: A Refugee Crisis, Not an Immigration Crisis
    Published 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.

    21623 Shares
    6387 shares and 15135 likes on Facebook
    16 Google+ Shares, 5 plus ones and 1 reshares
    79 shares on LinkedIn

  8. Tommy Ramone, Last of the Ramones, Dies at 65
    Published 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…

    14642 Shares
    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

  9. Dog Riding in a Porsche Is the Definition of Happiness
    Published 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 …

    13978 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 11193 retweets and 401 favorites
    778 shares and 1434 likes on Facebook
    59 shares on LinkedIn
    11 views on StumbleUpon

  10. MP apologizes for ‘Hitler’ tweet
    Published 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.

    13506 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 11165 retweets and 99 favorites
    754 shares and 1384 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares

  11. Now on Kickstarter: a Production of ‘Hamlet’ Starring Pugs
    Published 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…

    12164 Shares
    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

  12. Seahorses Growl When They’re Stressed
    Published 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 …

    11505 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 10918 retweets and 308 favorites
    111 shares and 29 likes on Facebook
    9 Google+ Shares
    28 shares on LinkedIn

  13. Australian Olympic Swimmer Ian Thorpe Comes Out as Gay
    Published 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…

    11263 Shares
    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

  14. Tommy Ramone Dies at 65; He Gave Punk Rock Its Pulse
    Published 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.

    10813 Shares
    3361 shares and 7399 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 12 plus ones and 2 reshares
    19 shares on LinkedIn

  15. Comedian sues over deadly crash
    Published 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.

    10776 Shares
    1613 shares and 9162 likes on Facebook
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  16. 15 Crazy Things You’ve Never Thought About
    Published 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…

    9820 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 8142 retweets and 543 favorites
    406 shares and 580 likes on Facebook
    14 Google+ Shares
    33 shares on LinkedIn

  17. 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.

    9083 Shares
    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

  18. Medieval Child’s Skeleton Is the Earliest Down Syndrome Case Yet
    Published 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…

    8535 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 8142 retweets and 97 favorites
    118 shares and 31 likes on Facebook
    17 Google+ Shares
    29 shares on LinkedIn

  19. 10 Summer Blockbuster Movies Turning 20 This Year
    Published 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…

    8238 Shares
    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

  20. Tracy Morgan Sues Wal-Mart Over Deadly Crash, Released From Rehab
    Published 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…

    8196 Shares
    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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