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Florida Teen Poses As OB-GYN For Like, A Month, Fools Almost Everyone

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Today, in things that worry me greatly: A teen in West Palm Beach, FL, has been apprehended by police after “playing doctor” inside a real, live hospital. Dressed in a white doctor’s coat and with a stethoscope around his neck, the teen wandered the halls of St. Mary’s Medical Center, playing doctor and thankfully, not actually treating any patients. According to a statement from the hospital, “The individual never had any contact with the hospital patients and did not gain access to any patient care areas of the hospital at any time.”   The teen’s mother scooped up her own Doogie Howser, relaying to authorities that he is actually mentally ill and has been off his meds, which makes this sad rather than creepy. I am thankful that the authorities apprehended the teen, and hopeful that he gets help. [Fox 13 Now]

Watch This Woman Fall Out Of A Car While Twerking

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I Guess Twerking Has Hit Its Peak

Need some schadenfreude to brighten your Tuesday? Enjoy a glorious six seconds of this woman twerking her way out of a moving vehicle. At least you’re having a better day than her! In case you’re wondering, the twerker in question wasn’t hurt in her epic fall from grace – her friend insisted to the interwebs that she’s “fine and just a little ashy.” [Jezebel]

Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy Is Not Tarnished By His Family, But By The Absence Of Equality In America

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Legacy Is Not Tarnished By His Family, But By The Absence Of Equality In America

It seems that USA Today is concerned with the preservation of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy; or at least how his family has profited from it. Their editorial board published an article titled, “Martin Luther King’s Heirs Milk a Legacy” essentially detailed the amount of money the King family has made after his death (an estimate of $50 million) and the “embarrassing” ways which they have gone about reaping those profits. The conclusion? King’s family is tarnishing his legacy and disallowing millions access to his great words. Keep reading »

Watch Martin Luther King Jr.’s Full “I Have A Dream” Speech

On Its 50th Anniversary, Watch Martin Luther King Jr.'s Full "I Have A Dream" Speech
"I have a dream today."

Today marks what would have been Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 86th birthday. Above is his historic “I Have  A Dream” speech, delivered on August 28, 1963, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. The full speech, as transcribed by Huffington Post, is below.

I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.

Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity.

But one hundred years later, the Negro still is not free. One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination. One hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. One hundred years later, the Negro is still languishing in the corners of American society and finds himself an exile in his own land. So we have come here today to dramatize a shameful condition. Keep reading »

Study: iPhone Separation Anxiety Is An Actual Thing

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A new study from the University of Missouri found that people can suffer serious psychological and physiological effects when separated from their phones. Despite the fact that our collective cell phone obsession is the world’s favorite thing to talk about, very little research exists on what happens when our iPhones are taken away from us. Based on this study’s results, researchers are suggesting that people actually keep their phones on hand when doing a task that requires heavy focus like taking tests, sitting in meetings, and carrying out work assignments – if a person is too preoccupied stressing over not having their phone, they’re more likely to have worse cognitive performance on the task. Even weirder is this statement to Science Daily from study lead author Russell Clayton: “Additionally, the results from our study suggest that iPhones are capable of becoming an extension of our selves such that when separated, we experience a lessening of ‘self’ and a negative physiological state.” Unsettling, right?

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This Dude Photoshopped Himself Into Horrible Stock Photos And It’s Perfect

Working at the Frisky means coming across lots of terrible stock photos that make us tilt our head to one side and wonder WTF kind of twisted world the characters in the photos are living in. The Stock Photobomber takes that pondering to the next level by inserting pictures of himself into stock photos, making them even more bizarre than they were to begin with. The site’s creator is an art director in advertising, and is thus forced to stare at weirdass stock photography on the regular. He says on the site that stock photos stir in him “the same uncomfortable feeling I have when my bank teller asks me with a forced smile, how my morning is going or when I eat “Chick’n” or see an interview with Tom Cruise. It’s not simply that my teller’s greeting, the vegan meat substitute and the celebrity scientologist are fake, it’s how hard they pretend that they’re not – that’s what really gets under my skin.” That’s what launched him on the quest to, in his words, “photobomb the shit” out of them. Click through to check out some of his creations! [Cosmopolitan]

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