Donald Trump Jr.'s wife Vanessa filed for divorce

Vanessa Trump once told The New York Times that Donald Trump introduced her to Donald Trump Jr. (one of Trump's dumb and dumber boys) during a fashion show in 2003. They chatted during a break at the show. Five minutes later Trump introduced his son to her again, as if the first time had never happened. When she ran into Junior six weeks later, she said they talked for an hour before she realized who he was, and then blurted out, Hey, "you're the one with the retarded dad!"

Yep, she had that one right, and the apple obviously didn't fall far.

But Vanessa didn't connect the dots, and married Junior in 2005. After 13 years and five children, however, she finally got the picture and filed for divorce.

According to Business Insider:

Just Wednesday, the New York Post reported that the Trumps, who have five young children, were on the rocks. Vanessa, 40, has now filed for divorce, per New York court records. But signs of the couple’s separation had long been speculated about — Don Jr., 39, a prolific user of social media, had lately been posting pictures of family life in which his wife was notably absent.

Fueling speculation about a rift, Vanessa had also been a no-show to her father-in-law’s State of the Union address, an occasion that drew Trump Jr.’s younger brother Eric, and his wife, Lara, as well as their half sister, Tiffany Trump. In a video posted to Instagram stories, the siblings and their spouses — sans Vanessa — gathered at the Kalorama home of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner before heading to the Capitol to listen to their father’s speech.

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Watch this literal cheeseburger melt

By stacking layers of multi-colored, hand-carved cheese, Tastemade created this meatless "CHEESEburger." Read the rest

Surgical resident judges the accuracy of medical scenes from film and TV

In this Wired video, Columbia University general surgery resident Annie Onishi watches ER and operating room scenes from some film and TV scenes, including Uma Thurman's adrenaline-to-the-heart one in Pulp Fiction, and gives her professional opinion on their accuracy. Although it's 20 minutes long, it's entertaining, so give it a watch... STAT.

Wired notes:

Correction: We misidentified the type of worm in the Grey's Anatomy episode at 5:23! It was actually Ascaris lumbricoides,not Strongyloides

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Music to poop by

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Killer gets 180-day sentence for YouTube stunt gone wrong

Lifehack: Killing someone in cold blood, passion or even accidentally can land a person in jail for years, if not decades. But, if you film it, you could get off with a significantly less stringent sentence.

If you're big into Darwinism, you might remember Monalisa Perez. Last year, she and her boyfriend, Pedro Ruiz III, parted ways, permanently, after a YouTube video they were filming went horribly, predictably wrong. This wasn't the pair's first doing-dumb-things-on-camera rodeo. They'd posted questionable stunts to YouTube before. This time around, they planned on taking the Internet by storm with footage of Perez firing a gun at Ruiz, who believed that he could stop a bullet with nothing more than a hardcover book. There were a couple of issues with this plan. First, trusting a book to protect you from death, unless you're boning up on how to make an anti-venom, is insane. Second, the pistol that Perez fired at her beau was a .50 caliber Desert Eagle. For the uninitiated, this is an insanely powerful handgun. With the right load, a round fired from it can bop through a bulletproof vest or pierce light ceramic or steel armor. In short, there was a very high probability that a book wasn't going to cut it.

Despite this, Perez stood a foot away from her man and fired a single round. It went through the book! It went into him! He was killed! She got it all on tape, with not one, but two cameras. When Ruiz went down, she called 911 and told the operator what had happened. Read the rest

How to use an eierschalensollbruchstellenverursacher

For those who want to know how to use their eierschalensollbruchstellenverursacher properly, here is a tutorial that explains it in simple steps.

And for the rest of you who just want to know what the heck an eierschalensollbruchstellenverursacher is, it literally means "eggshell predetermined breaking point causer." According to Wiktionary, it's "a device used to create breaking points in egg shells in order to allow one to easily remove the top part of an egg using a knife without causing the shell to splinter; used for the humorous effect of its overly-formal construction."

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Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, 'several dead,' multiple vehicles trapped beneath

Several people died when a 950-ton pedestrian bridge collapsed over a roadway near Florida International University (FIU). Live video footage of the incident shows 5 or 6 cars flattened beneath, pinned down by enormous concrete slabs. It is hard to imagine any of the people inside having survived, but some have. Read the rest

Snapchat removes ad that asks people if they would like to "Slap Rihanna"

Rihanna criticized Snap for running an ad on its platform that asked users if they would rather "Slap Rihanna" or "Punch Chris Brown." In 2009 Chris Brown beat Rihanna so badly that she was hospitalized.

From BBC News:

Snap told Newsbeat the advert, which was only published in the US, was published "in error" and had been removed immediately.

Ads on the social media platform are subject to a review process, while it also has a list of banned content.

Snap said: "The advert was reviewed and approved in error, as it violates our advertising guidelines. We immediately removed the ad last weekend, once we became aware."

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Mueller subpoenas Trump Organization, demands Russia documents

Special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation has issued a subpoena to the Trump Organization for an array of documents, including those related to contact with Russia. Read the rest

Funny collection of combined gifs

Combined gifs - the art of taking clips from two or more different videos and mixing them together to create a funny little story - are hitting a new high water mark. Here's a collection of some good ones. Please share your favorites in the comments.

Combined gifs for the win! 

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Drivers are successfully not dying in their Ford-made vehicle, thanks to this one simple trick

My Grandfather used to say that Ford stood for "Found Off Road, Dead." It was funny to a kid growing up,  but it isn't true: Ford makes some damn fine vehicles.


According to The Washington Post, Ford announced, earlier this week, that they were recalling 1.4 million vehicles for what's really just a minor defec--OH MY GOD STEERING WHEELS ARE FALLING OFF. If you're behind the wheel of a Ford Fusion or Lincoln MKZ made between 2014 and 2018 sold in the U.S., Canada or Mexico, you might want to swing by your local Ford dealership, provided you can steer, and have them sort it out.

The problem with the faulty steering wheel stems from a simple source: some of the bolts that they used to attach the steering wheels to the steering column were shit. Ford's solution to the problem is to replace these bolts with ones that aren't shit. Why they didn't use ones that weren't shit in the first place is anyone's guess, but here we are.

If reading about Ford's concerns that you could die in a slap-stick-inspired, fiery death isn't enough to drive you into action, you'll be happy to hear that USA Today has a compelling list of 10 instances where Ford drivers have had their steering wheel separate from their car's steering column while driving. My personal favorite from the collection:

“While driving on interstate, steering wheel came loose and car veered off interstate. I regained control but steering wheel is still loose.

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Star from 1971 "Willy Wonka" surprised fans when he appeared on Jeopardy

Only the biggest fans of the 1971 classic film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory were able to figure out that the actor who played the cowboys-and-TV-obsessed Mike Teevee was a contestant on Jeopardy. I say "only the biggest fans" because never did host Alex Trebek or contestant Paris Themmen, now 58-years-old, ever mention his younger years as a child actor.

Introduced on Monday only as "an entrepreneur from North Hollywood, California," it took die-hard Wonka fans on Twitter to enlighten the rest of us.

Themmen came in second place with a prize value of $6800. Good job!

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Dog has been stopped too many times by hard air to accept treat from owner

This dog has bumped his snout into the sliding glass door enough times to know that taking a treat offered by its human companion could have painful consequences.

Good Boye Ran Into Glass Door Too Many Times from r/aww

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NYPD Commissioner "troubled" by news of cop arrested for running an international heroin ring

New York Police Department Officer Yessenia Jimenez was arrested by Drug Enforcement Administration agents on weapons and drug trafficking charges following a month long investigation. According to AP, Jimenez "helped her boyfriend run a heroin trafficking ring that spanned from Mexico to New York."

NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill is so troubled by the arrest that he suspended Jimenez without pay. "Cops are charged with enforcing the law, not breaking it," he said in a statement. "Today’s arrest — for serious allegations of trafficking heroin — are troubling.”

Did it really take this long for O’Neill to become troubled about crimes committed by his officers? Here are are a few recent stories about serious misdeeds conducted on his watch:

Lawyer says nine NYPD officers bullied teen girl who accused two detectives of cuffing and raping her Secret NYPD files show hundreds of cops committed serious crimes and kept jobs and pensions NYPD cops charged with felonies after beating up mailman Read the rest

OK Go explains the incredible math behind their "The One Moment" music video

As brilliant as OK Go's "The One Moment" music video is from their Hungry Ghosts album, the math that went behind it is even more genius. Using spreadsheets and an incredible amount of math, you'll see why this meticulous and gorgeous video took years to make. If you haven't yet seen the "The One Moment" music video, you should watch it first (below) before seeing how it all added up.

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Hugo nominations close tomorrow!

If you attended either of the past two World Science Fiction Conventions or are registered for the next one in San Jose, California, you're eligible to nominate for the Hugo Awards, which you can do here -- you've only got until midnight tomorrow! Read the rest

Watch - people react to looking at the moon through a telescope

This guy set up a telescope in public areas around Los Angeles and invited people to look at the Moon. They react with astonishment and joy. Read the rest

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