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Try and watch this video without tearing up. Seriously, do it, and it'll restore your faith in humanity.  Baktash Noori, a video blogger on YouTube under the "Life of Bako" channel, has spent the last few days blindfolded, standing alone on Manchester's Market Street with his arms open.  SEE ALSO: Alt-right trolls are targeting Ariana Grande after terror attack Carrying a sign which says, "I'm Muslim and I trust you. Do you trust me enough for a hug?" the blogger wanted to show a...
Everyone finds joy in different places. Some people discover it in the face of a yappy dog, or a smiling infant. Others see it in the first flowers to bloom with the arrival of spring.  SEE ALSO: Playful puppy gets so riled up by tickles, he falls asleep Rats, meanwhile, just really, really like banana skins. On Monday, 19-year-old student Lucy Baker from London shared the following images of her pet. Become the banan pic.twitter.com/nX5rEG9Av7 — gecko emoji 🦎 (@smollverine...
You can now literally immerse yourself in the scent of your favourite food — in a bath.  A novelty retail chain in Japan is offering Japanese food-themed bath salts that are designed to make you feel and look like you're bathing in your favourite food or drink. SEE ALSO: Our eyes reveal when we're about to have an epiphany The chain, Village Vanguard, is offering flavours like cheesy pizza, Japanese gyoza potstickers, beer, and even yakiniku grilled meat so you can smell like them a...
I recently began wearing an Apple Watch regularly. Generally I'm not a watch guy — haven't been since I gave up my calculator watch in the late '80s — but in recent years I've learned to appreciate some of the utility features of smartwatches. I especially like the notifications, which necessitate only a glance at the wrist instead of the heavier lift — literally and figuratively — of digging my iPhone out of my pocket. First world problems, sure, but those are really w...
The Essential Phone, coming from the workshop of Android creator Andy Rubin, is finally out after months of teasing. And it's probably the most exciting smartphone launch in years.  The phone is a looker: Titanium on the back, an enormous screen on the front, extending all the way to the top and broken only by the phone's selfie camera. The screen actually wraps around the camera, which could be a horrible idea but for now we can only say that it looks cool.  SEE ALSO: Android O: Eve...
A Swiss man has been convicted of defamation for “liking” posts on Facebook. The unnamed 45-year-old defendant, who lives in Zurich, used the social network’s feature to approve of a string of posts attacking an animal rights activist. It is believed to be the first time a social media user has been punished for just liking something – an ambiguous act whose meaning is difficult to define precisely. As previously reported by Heat Street, the posts accused Erwin Kessler &...
The mayor of Portland, Oregon, has called for an allegedly alt-right rally planned for Sunday to be banned from taking place. Ted Wheeler, the Democrat mayor of the city, demanded that the federal government revoke a permit for the group Patriot Prayer to hold a meeting. He argued that the event should be called off in the wake of a double murder on a train last week, allegedly by white supremacist Jeremy Christian. However, free speech advocates said he shouldn’t be allowed to regulate po...
A new teaching resource has come under fire for advising British kids as young as seven to “write a letter to a terrorist” to understand their motives. Talking about Terrorism, published by Brilliant Publications The guide, Talking About Terrorism, is aimed at helping students to understand the threat of terrorism, and attempts to explain the reasons behind terrorist acts. “Structured in a question and answer format, ‘Talking About Terrorism: Responding to Children’s Quest...
Rela (热拉), a popular lesbian dating app from China, has suddenly gone dark. People are speculating that the app has been blocked by the country's notorious content censors, after its participation in an LGBTQ awareness event in Shanghai recently. SEE ALSO: People are sharing their amazing love stories after Taiwan's same-sex marriage ruling The app, which was launched in 2012, has around five million registered users, as a cached version of its iTunes app description showed, acco...
Nore Davis was a winning street racer, but even he couldn't run away from the law. Reminisce with the comedian as we animate the tale of his first arrest. First Fails is a new mini-series from Mashable and Bravo. Join celebrities as they recount their first worst moments — coming to you in full animated color. Read more... More about Bravo, First Fails, Nore Davis, and Watercooler
For a football fan, a penalty shootout in the play-off finals — with the chance of your team being promoted to the Premier League, no less — is about as tense as it gets. And it's even more tense when you're not 100% sure what's going on. SEE ALSO: Patrick Stewart is being compared to Kellyanne Conway and he couldn't be happier On Monday, Huddersfield took on Reading in the Championship Final. The winner would be promoted to the Premier League, while the loser would stay down in th...
There's really no way you could miss the huge blue hole in the centre of Asus' new router. The rather aptly-named Blue Cave is the Taiwanese tech giant's latest AC2600 dual-band Wi-Fi router. SEE ALSO: Next-gen Google Home could control your lights and fix your bad Wi-Fi But there's more to the hole than pure aesthetic design. Speaking to Mashable on the showfloor of the Computex technology show, an Asus spokesman explained that the antennas of the device are built into the roof, so you'll no ...
From the outside, McLaren's ultramodern supercar factory looks like a giant mirror in the horizon, splitting water and sky. It's an unexpected sight in the English town of Woking.  Is it any wonder that it was built by the same architects behind Apple's Campus 2? Like Apple, the sublime philosophy here is all about supreme hygiene – in shape, color and design — and an obsession for detail and minimalism.  SEE ALSO: McLaren has a sweet job offer for the world's fastest gam...
Once again, the toxicity of modern-day feminism creeps into a fandom’s space. Between tweets about upcoming Netflix show The Defenders, the Jessica Jones official account published a tweet that ragged on men for having emotions this weekend. Using the sexist “male tears” meme made popular by smug feminists, the account posted the following tweet: It’s clear that the tweet was also the author’s response to the Wonder Woman controversy over the women-only screenings of the movie at...
A feminist scholar with no academic training in physics has developed a theory of “intersectional quantum physics” to fight oppression. Whitney Stark, a scholar affiliated with the University of Arizona and Utrecht University in the Netherlands, published her latest theory in a journal published by Duke University Press. Whitney Stark In the 2017 edition of the Minnesota Review, the feminist academic argued that “combining intersectionality and quantum physics” will he...
Everyone loves a good revenge story — especially when the story in question happens to involve the Queen of Twitter badassery herself, J.K. Rowling. Stories aren't always true, though. SEE ALSO: J.K. Rowling calls Trump a 'tiny, little man' for shoving a foreign leader Over the last few weeks, the following anecdote about J.K. Rowling and Stephen Fry has been doing the rounds on Twitter. Brilliant pic.twitter.com/dUGXXNZYWW — Harry Potter (@ArryPottah) May 12, 2017 According to t...
Prince William has opened up about missing his mother in an emotional interview with British GQ magazine.  SEE ALSO: William and Harry tell Kate what it was like losing their mom in a special Facebook live stream William is notoriously reserved about Princess Diana, who died in a car crash in 1997 when he was just 15. In January, during a visit to a charity in Stratford, he spoke for the first time about grieving at such a young age.  See @CampbellClaret introduce our #PrinceWilliam...
Pitbull just posted the most Pitbull tweet ever. Memorial Day in the U.S. is a time for reflection and remembrance, and like many well-known Americans, the DJ and room service aficionado also took to social media to pay tribute to those who served. SEE ALSO: Trump is back from Europe and ready to ruin Twitter again The feeling behind Pitbull's tweet on Monday might have been genuine, but the execution, uh, speaks for itself. Here's the post, which features Mr. Worldwide with an superimposed Am...
The Prime Minister of Belgium is being treated for hearing loss after standing too close to the starting pistol at a race this weekend. Charles Michel – who met President Trump in Brussels last week (pictured) – cancelled official engagements Tuesday for emergency medical treatment. Michel was one a several dignitaries at the starting ceremony of the annual Brussels 20km race through the Belgian capital. HILARIOUS: face of our prime minister Charles Michel when princess Astrid launc...
A zoo-keeper who died Monday after getting mauled by a tiger in a British wildlife park has been identified as 33 year-old Rosa King. Over 100 visitors were evacuated from Hamerton Zoo in Cambridgeshire, amid rumors that an dangerous animal was on the loose. Police said the tiger entered the enclosure King was working in around 11 am on Monday and attacked her in what zoo management has described as a “freak accident”. They confirmed the accident was not suspicious and that the animal ne...