1. 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…

    101 twitter shares, 30911 retweets and 403 favorites
    109 shares and 40 likes on Facebook
    11 Google+ Shares
    29 shares on LinkedIn

  2. 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…

    104 twitter shares, 27223 retweets and 115 favorites
    148 shares and 34 likes on Facebook
    12 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    47 shares on LinkedIn

  3. 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.

    99 twitter shares, 17345 retweets and 20 favorites
    1871 shares and 7128 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 48 plus ones and 2 reshares

  4. Standing on planes?
    Published by CNN on 2014-07-13 at 06:45:39

    A new report says “vertical seats” could cut ticket costs. But would it be worth it?

    100 twitter shares, 14423 retweets and 332 favorites
    2563 shares and 5519 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares
    6 shares on LinkedIn

  5. 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 …

    104 twitter shares, 21458 retweets and 104 favorites
    31 positive votes on Reddit
    389 shares and 289 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares and 7 plus ones
    12 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  6. 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.

    5176 shares and 12240 likes on Facebook
    16 Google+ Shares, 5 plus ones and 1 reshares
    73 shares on LinkedIn

  7. 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…

    101 twitter shares, 14136 retweets and 133 favorites
    361 shares and 511 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 90 plus ones and 21 reshares
    25 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  8. 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…

    101 twitter shares, 10909 retweets and 172 favorites
    535 shares and 1024 likes on Facebook
    15 Google+ Shares, 52 plus ones and 6 reshares
    23 shares on LinkedIn
    61 views on StumbleUpon

  9. 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.


    103 twitter shares, 11119 retweets and 259 favorites
    218 shares and 178 likes on Facebook
    12 Google+ Shares
    21 shares on LinkedIn

  10. 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 …

    101 twitter shares, 9965 retweets and 174 favorites
    100 shares and 24 likes on Facebook
    9 Google+ Shares
    28 shares on LinkedIn

  11. 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.

    1 twitter shares
    1554 shares and 8499 likes on Facebook
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  12. 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 …

    101 twitter shares, 7604 retweets and 247 favorites
    624 shares and 1057 likes on Facebook
    59 shares on LinkedIn
    10 views on StumbleUpon

  13. 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…

    101 twitter shares, 7745 retweets and 229 favorites
    461 shares and 1006 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 16 plus ones and 4 reshares
    50 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.

    2997 shares and 6081 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 11 plus ones and 2 reshares
    17 shares on LinkedIn

  15. 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
    2411 shares and 6403 likes on Facebook
    9 Google+ Shares, 1 plus ones and 1 reshares
    6 shares on LinkedIn

  16. Brazil’s World Cup Loss to the Netherlands Reopens Wounds Just Beginning to Heal
    Published by Mashable on 2014-07-13 at 03:40:45

    Brazil entered the consolation match of the World Cup against the Netherlands looking to salvage some respect after its disastrous loss to Germany.
    With not much at stake, the match seemed to provide little opportunity for Brazil and a healthy dose of dan…

    101 twitter shares, 8534 retweets and 115 favorites
    63 shares and 9 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares
    17 shares on LinkedIn

  17. 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…

    101 twitter shares, 8464 retweets and 93 favorites
    115 shares and 26 likes on Facebook
    17 Google+ Shares
    27 shares on LinkedIn

  18. Disabled Palestinians unable to escape Israeli air strike
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-12 at 19:06:07

    International pressure to curb civilian casualties is mounting as a charitable centre in Gaza is destroyed in an Israeli attack targeting a suspected militant Continue reading…

    112 twitter shares, 4209 retweets and 86 favorites
    65 positive votes on Reddit
    2004 shares and 2024 likes on Facebook
    17 Google+ Shares, 12 plus ones and 4 reshares
    12 shares on LinkedIn
    35 views on StumbleUpon

  19. Japanese train gets Ferrari makeover
    Published by CNN on 2014-07-13 at 09:41:46

    This is what happens when you ask a super-car designer to create a super swanky train.

    101 twitter shares, 7030 retweets and 90 favorites
    317 shares and 370 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 35 plus ones and 3 reshares
    5 shares on LinkedIn
    148 views on StumbleUpon

  20. 5 Factors to Consider Before Accepting a Job Offer
    Published by Mashable on 2014-07-12 at 18:00:46

    When considering a new job, it is important to ensure the grass will truly be greener on the other side.
    While working for a new employer often helps an employee’s career, it can also be a detriment. A new study from Spherion Staffing Services r…

    101 twitter shares, 6945 retweets and 190 favorites
    105 shares and 23 likes on Facebook
    9 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    664 shares on LinkedIn

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