Deerfield, Illinois Officials Vote Unanimously To Ban Assault Weapons In Their Town

Deerfield, Illinois Officials Vote Unanimously To Ban Assault Weapons In Their Town
Following the February mass shooting that killed 17 students and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, Deerfield Mayor Harriet Rosenthal decided that for her community, enough was enough. According to a press release, the mayor "directed staff and the Village attorney to prepare a report concerning the implementation of a ban of assault weapons.""I believe the time has now come to revisit a complete ban of assault weapons,” Rosenthal said. And the Village Board of Trustees members in Deerfield, Illinois, agreed. On the night of Monday, April 2, they voted unanimously to ban the possession, sale,...More From this publisher : HERE ; This post was curated using : TrendingTraffic

Whoever Came Up With The Idea To Use KFC Fried Chicken As Explosions Deserves A Promotion

Whoever Came Up With The Idea To Use KFC Fried Chicken As Explosions Deserves A Promotion
KFC have been pretty successful in their advertising over the years. From their iconic ‘colonel,’ to wacky ideas like chicken-scented candles and controversial ads that top the ‘most complained about commercials’ lists, they certainly have a way of getting their name and logo out there. I’m no fan of the chain myself, but this particular campaign did capture my attention with its simplicity and creative imagery. The concept is simple. Fiery, spicy chicken, photoshopped onto explosive images like a rocket taking off, or a drag-racer accelerating. Fried chicken under a rocket? How does that possibly work? Fair question. But work it does, spectacularly! Scroll down to check out the explosive campaign for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments! Someone also tried desaturating a piece of fried chicken and it then could be used as smoke from an erupting volcano Image credits:bokoyai Here’s how people

The 2018 Boston Marathon will help feed hundreds of malnourished children

The 2018 Boston Marathon will help feed hundreds of malnourished children
As the 2018 Boston Marathon approaches, UNICEF is working to ensure this year's run has a widespread global impact. UNICEF USA's Kid Power program is partnering with the marathon's sponsor, the financial services company John Hancock, to transform the steps of every single runner (approximately 30,000 people) into support for nutrition aid around the world. SEE ALSO: How free laptops in Madagascar offer kids information and tools for self-expression The UNICEF Kid Power program was introduced in 2015 with hopes that the the Kid Power fitness band would encourage students to participate in more physical activity. Read more...More about Social Good, Unicef, Boston Marathon, Malnutrition, and Fitness TrackersMore From this publisher : HERE ; This post was curated using : TrendingTraffic

Legendary ‘Amadeus’ director Miloš Forman is dead at 86

Legendary ‘Amadeus’ director Miloš Forman is dead at 86
Miloš Forman, the Czech American filmmaker who may have been best-known for his Oscar-winning work on Amadeus and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, is dead at 86. Forman died on Friday after a brief, unspecified illness, his wife, Martina Zborilova-Forman, told the Czech News Agency (h/t Variety). She said in a brief statement that "his departure was calm, and he was surrounded the whole time by his family and his closest friends." One of many directors making up film's "Czech New Wave" of the 1960s, Forman's first appearance on the Hollywood radar dates back to the middle years of that decade. His early works Loves of a Blonde and The Firemen's Ball both scored "Best Foreign Film" nominations at the Academy Awards. Read more...More about Entertainment, Film, Obituary, Milos Forman, and EntertainmentMore From this publisher : HERE ; This post was curated using : TrendingTraffic

Tom Arnold Accuses Ex-Wife Roseanne Barr Of Spreading ‘Lies & Cruelty’!

Tom Arnold Accuses Ex-Wife Roseanne Barr Of Spreading ‘Lies & Cruelty’!
Don't expect Tom Arnold on the Roseanne reboot anytime soon... A day before the ABC premiere, Roseanne Barr's ex-husband reviewed the show for The Hollywood Reporter and actually gave it a good write-up despite their messy past. Related: Roseanne Reboot Nabbed MASSIVE Ratings During Premiere! Even with her ex-husband's somewhat positive critique, the funny lady was in no mood to talk about him when asked by shade queen Wendy Williams on Wednesday. Sadly, Barr and Arnold's feud is far from over. On Friday, Tom wrote the following tweet accusing his ex-wife and President Donald Trump of spreading "lies and cruelty." He dished: Roseanne Barr should do ep about the lies & cruelty she & Trump represent. Ice Agents pulling pregnant moms from kids, appalling treatment of Transgenders, not just disagree with Hillary she's: Pedophile, Murderer, Obama: Kenyan, Muslim, Parkland Kids: Nazi's. Nazi's: Fine people Tom Arnold (@TomArnold) March 30,

Marijuana plants hidden in plain sight for 4/20 stunt

Marijuana plants hidden in plain sight for 4/20 stunt
Look, there's been a lot of 4/20 stunts popping up around the joint. A lot. Not all of them are great, but a bunch of marijuana plants hidden in plain sight, not hurting anyone? We're in. SEE ALSO: From smart bongs to home growing kits, the best marijuana tech gadgets Australian artists installed "cannabis" plants all over Sydney's central business district on April 20 (also known as 4/20, international marijuana day), in an effort to draw attention to the country's debate around cannabis legalisation. If you're thinking of stealing some free pot, we've got some bad news for you. The plants aren't real. They're movie props, as the act of owning cannabis plants without a medicinal manufacturing license, or giving away free cannabis is, you guessed it, illegal. But it's the thought that counts, right?  Read more...More about Australia, Marijuana, Cannabis, 420, and LegalizationMore From this publisher : HERE

Summer movie preview: What to watch if you’re taking care of kids

Summer movie preview: What to watch if you’re taking care of kids
Hello again from our 2018 summer movie preview. Here's what to see to get pumped up, blissed out, or freaked out. Today: What to watch with the kids.  There's no phrase more delicious than "summer vacation" – at least, if you're a kid. If you're someone in charge of that kid, those are words to strike fear into your heart. After all, if the young ones aren't in school all day, that means you've gotta figure out what to do with them.  Or, you know. You could just leave it to us. SEE ALSO: A DIY dad made a Star Wars highchair for his son, and we're wondering if it comes in adult sizes We've done the work of scouring the calendar to come up with five movies that actually look like fun for the whole family, and not just for the members of the family too young to

School shooting documentary about the Parkland students is coming to Freeform

School shooting documentary about the Parkland students is coming to Freeform
Freeform will look back at the effects of the brutal shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fl. with the documentary For Our Lives: Parkland. The hour-long documentary will catch up with the heroic students who have been campaigning for gun control ever since a gunman opened fire in their schoolFor Our Lives is a joint production between ABC News' Nightline and youth network Freeform. SEE ALSO: Barack Obama pens heartfelt 'Time 100' profile for Parkland teens Freeform explained the production partnership in a press release, writing that "The impactful messages conveyed in the special are integral to Freeform's identity, which continues to set itself apart from other content platforms by delivering stories that energize and empower young adults to celebrate the power of possibility and inclusivity." Read more...More about Entertainment, Television, Parkland, Documentary, and AbcMore From this publisher : HERE ; This post was curated using : TrendingTraffic

Gendry confirms he’ll be at ‘Game of Thrones’ climax and that’s huge

Gendry confirms he’ll be at ‘Game of Thrones’ climax and that’s huge
All that rowing seems to have paid off for Gendry — and we don't just mean because of his beefy upper body muscles. The actor behind the blacksmith-turned-magic-king-blooded-bastard Joe Dempsie confirmed in an interview with Digital Spy that he'll have a bigger role to play in the final season of Game of Thrones. Most tantalizingly, he said Gendry will be there at the final climax (though that doesn't mean he'll survive it). SEE ALSO: Fan images from set of 'Game of Thrones' Season 8 possibly reveal devastating spoiler That could mean a lot of different and hugely important things for the final plot of Game of Thrones, Season 8, according to many theorists. Read more...More about Entertainment, Game Of Thrones, Game Of Thrones Season 7, Cersei Lannister, and ScreeningMore From this publisher : HERE ; This post was curated using : TrendingTraffic

An ode to the wonderfully wholesome world of ‘Sesame Street’ Twitter

An ode to the wonderfully wholesome world of ‘Sesame Street’ Twitter
Social media can be its own kind of hell. Between all the feuds and clapbacks, Trump rants, and Kardashian drama, sometimes you just need to surround yourself with some wholesome, positive content — enter Muppet twitter. It was in my own struggle to find a quiet space on the internet that I stumbled across the delightful world that is Sesame Street on Twitter. SEE ALSO: ‘Sesame Street’ awarded $100 million grant to bring interactive education to refugee children Sesame Street and all of its cast, human and Muppet, were a pivotal part of so many of our childhoods — but it's not just for kids.  Even grown people can delight in the adventures of Bert and Ernie, Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch, and the rest of the (literally) colorful Sesame Street gang.  Read more...More about Twitter, Sesame Street, Muppets, Culture, and Web CultureMore From this publisher : HERE ;

This Jeff Goldblum video of him purring on a loop for 30 minutes should be illegal

This Jeff Goldblum video of him purring on a loop for 30 minutes should be illegal
Jeff Goldblum is clearly in contention to be one of the internet's favorite boyfriends, and he went all in with this ASMR video for Vice News. ASMR uses soft noises – including speech – to soothe viewers, so Vice put together a 30-minute compilation of Goldblum purring into a microphone.  Oh. My. God. SEE ALSO: Just a perfect video of Jeff Goldblum calling 'Thor: Ragnarok' co-star Chris Hemsworth 'cute as Christmas' Purring is the type of sound that's perfect for ASMR, which often includes brushing hair or scratching a surface. Many YouTubers quietly narrate their motions to add to the effect, which can give viewers a tingling sensation. Read more...More about Entertainment, Video, Celebrities, Jeff Goldblum, and AsmrMore From this publisher : HERE ; This post was curated using : TrendingTraffic

Starbucks to close all U.S. stores for an afternoon of racial-bias training

Starbucks to close all U.S. stores for an afternoon of racial-bias training
Starbucks announced it plans to close its 8,000 company-owned stores on the afternoon of May 29 to administer racial-bias training to all staff members and employees. The decision comes in response to two recent incidents that raised accusations of racial discrimination exhibited by Starbucks employees.  SEE ALSO: Starbucks faces social media backlash over tepid apology for alleged racial profiling On April 12, a video posted to Twitter by Philadelphia resident Melissa DePino showed two black men being arrested and escorted out of a Starbucks in handcuffs. According to reports, the police were called because the men were sitting in the coffeeshop and hadn't ordered anything, but according to the men they were waiting for a friend.  Read more...More about Starbucks, Social Good, Philadelphia, Training, and Racial BiasMore From this publisher : HERE ; This post was curated using : TrendingTraffic

Ultra Rare Footage of Mating Deep-Sea Anglerfish Stuns Biologists

Ultra Rare Footage of Mating Deep-Sea Anglerfish Stuns Biologists
  A new video, captured in the waters around Portugal’s Azores islands, has stunned deep-sea biologists. It shows a fist-size female anglerfish, resplendent with bioluminescent lights and elongated whiskerlike structures projecting outward from her body. And if you look closely, she’s got a mate: A dwarf male is fused to her underside, essentially acting as a permanent sperm provider. According to Science Magazine, the video was captured at a depth of 800 meters (2,625 ft) by deep-sea explorers Kirsten and Joachim Jakobsen in a submersible. Only a handful of videos exist of live deep-sea anglerfish and this is the first to show a sexually united pair.     More From this publisher : HERE ; This post was curated using : TrendingTraffic

Craigslist ad seeking attorney for ‘difficult client’ in D.C. is the ultimate Trump troll

Craigslist ad seeking attorney for ‘difficult client’ in D.C. is the ultimate Trump troll
President Donald Trump is currently short on attorney, and since it looks like he's gonna need one (or two), an anonymous good Samaritan decided to put a job posting on Craigslist to help Trump out.  SEE ALSO: Donald Trump's 'pee tape' controversy, explained Under the title, "SEEKING LEAD ATTORNEY FOR DIFFICULT CLIENT," the listing, firs spotted by reporter Igor Bobic, puts the place of business at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C. which is, of course, the White House's address. And it only gets more fun from there.  There's plenty here to laugh at, including this part of the job description: Read more...More about Donald Trump, White House, Russia Investigation, Culture, and Web CultureMore From this publisher : HERE ; This post was curated using : TrendingTraffic

Dunkin’ Donuts tests ‘Donut Fries,’ but you’ll have to fly to Boston to get them

Dunkin’ Donuts tests ‘Donut Fries,’ but you’ll have to fly to Boston to get them
Fast food was put on this earth to fulfill our unhealthiest culinary desires. Sometimes this means sandwiching a waffle between two fried chicken patties. Sometimes this means dyeing a burger bun black.  Sometimes this means Donut Fries, a buzzy item off the new Dunkin' Donuts snack menu. But before you speed to nearest DD, know that these doughy fries are available in Massachusetts only, per Boston.com.  SEE ALSO: Yes, the rumors are true. Girl Scout Cookie coffee now exists. A representative for Dunkin' tells Mashable that the coffee chain is, indeed, testing a $2 snack menu in select Boston-area locations. The full menu rundown, via the Dunkin' rep: Read more...More about Food, Culture, Culture, and FoodMore From this publisher : HERE ; This post was curated using : TrendingTraffic

Weird orange snow captivates skiers in eastern Europe

Weird orange snow captivates skiers in eastern Europe
About every five years, the snow turns orange in parts of eastern Europe. That happened again over the weekend, stunning skiers in Russia, Romania, Bulgaria, and other places in the region, with photos of the oddity appearing on social media. SEE ALSO: Historic snowstorm slams East Coast, as winter stages hostile takeover of spring According to The Independent, the phenomenon is understood to be the result of Sahara Desert sand and dust being carried into the atmosphere, where it mixes with snow and rain, and is then dumped over areas in eastern Europe. "There has been a lot of lifted sand or dust originating from North Africa and the Sahara, from sand storms which have formed in the desert," UK Met Office meteorologist Steven Keates told the newspaper.   Read more...More about Climate, Science, Weather, Europe, and SnowMore From this publisher : HERE ; This post was curated using