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You should stay off the roads during a blizzard or snowstorm if at all possible. But if you absolutely can’t avoid it, here’s what you should know.

First, stock your car with as many of these essentials as you possibly can:

1. Your fully charged cell phone, with a portable charger if you have one

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If you get stranded on the side of the road during a snowstorm and can’t get yourself un-stuck, you should call for help immediately, Bill Van Tassel, Ph.D., an expert in safety education and manager of driver training programs at AAA, tells BuzzFeed Life. Call 911, and stay on the line with the dispatcher for as long as you need to.

You should also get in touch with loved ones to let them know where you are and what happened.

The portable charger pictured above gets good reviews on Amazon and is only $24.99. Get it here.

2. Flares or reflective triangles to increase your visibility

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“It’s so people can see you and avoid hitting you with their own cars,” Van Tassel says. It’ll also help any rescue workers spot you in blizzard white-out conditions, day or night.

The reflective triangle pictured above is heavy-duty, and meant to withstand strong winds. It’s also visible during the day and the night. Get it here.

3. Blankets and/or sleeping bags

To keep you warm in case you have to spend a few hours — or a full night — in your car. This one from AAA is easy to store and has a fleece interior with a water-resistant exterior, and it’s only $19.99. Get it here.

4. An extra set of warm clothes, AND an extra set of regular clothes

If you’re stranded on the side of the road during a snowstorm, you’ll likely have to get out of the car a few times to take some safety precautions, Van Tassel says. That means you could get wet. “Fresh dry clothes can go a long way to help preventing hypothermia,” he says. So pack extra clothes if you can.

You’ll also want to layer up with extra winter gear (like a hat, a scarf, gloves, boots, etc.), so you don’t have to rely so much on your car’s heat. (Running the car for heat can waste gas, and also might expose you to deadly carbon monoxide gas).

5. Bottled water and non-perishable snacks

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Keep a bottle of water in your glove box and a few in your trunk in case of emergency. And snack bars can be filling and tide you over in a pinch.

Nature Valley Crunch Oats ‘n Dark Chocolate granola bars — get them here.

6. A flashlight with an extra set of batteries

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Keep it in your glove box. Helps you see what you’re doing when it’s dark out, and also helps increase your visibility in case someone is out there looking for you.

The flashlight pictured above is waterproof and shock-resistant, and it uses LED lights. Get it here for $23.77.

7. Sand or kitty litter

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If your wheels are spinning and you just need a bit more traction to get your car unstuck, you can try putting down sand or kitty litter under the wheels to see if that helps, Van Tassel says. Another cool suggestion: “Pull out your floor mat, stick it under your tires,” he says. You can always get another one.

8. Standard car emergency tools: A jack, a shovel, a spare tire, jumper cables, tow rope, and some basic tools

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A flat board for soft surfaces is also helpful, Van Tassel says, in case you get a flat tire and need to jack up your car to replace it.

The jumper cables pictured above are just $6.34. Get them here.

9. An ice and snow scraper and brush

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If you’re stuck in your car on the side of the road, you’ll want good visibility from inside the car — that way you’ll know when someone is nearby and maybe can help, Van Tassel says. That means that you’ll need to keep your windshield clear and clean, which could mean scraping off snow and ice a few times over the course of several hours.

The scraper and brush combo above is only $10.37. Get it here.

10. First aid kit

For treating your small cuts and injuries until the emergency services arrive. This one gets 4 and a half stars on Amazon. Get it here for just $15.62.

And here’s what you should do if you get stuck in your car during a blizzard:

11. Do whatever you can to move your car out of harm’s way

“To whatever degree possible, you want to protect yourself from being hit by any other approaching motorists,” Van Tassel says. He suggests pulling off the road and stopping it along the back side of a guard rail or on a protected side of another vehicle. Moving it to the shoulder if you can will also help.

Pictured above is a video a bystander took of a recent tragic 193-vehicle crash in Michigan, where one person died.

12. Call 911 and let them know where you are

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“We recommend calling for help as soon as you can,” Van Tassel says.

13. Set up flares or reflective triangles to alert people that you’re there

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Turn your hazard flashers on, too. “You want to be as visible as you can to other motorists and rescue crews,” Van Tassel says.

14. Get out of the car and make sure your tailpipe is clear of snow. Do this repeatedly.

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This will help keep you safe from accidental carbon monoxide poisoning when you run your engine, Van Tassel says.

15. Only run the car for a few minutes every hour to help warm yourself up

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It sounds counterproductive, but you should keep a window cracked a little bit every time you run your engine, to reduce your risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, Van Tassel says.

16. Stay in your car for as long as possible

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“If you’re safe in the car [meaning, if you’re not in danger of being slammed by oncoming traffic], it’s better to stay with the car,” Van Tassel says. “You’ve got a nice structure around you, all your gear is there, it’s going to be a warmer place, you’ve got some shelter — that’s what you want.” Only get out to clear out the tailpipe and and clean off the windshield for visibility.

Be safe out there, guys.

Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/carolynkylstra/car-snow-safety


Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, who for many was the public face of the Gulf War, has passed away in Tampa, Fla., at the age of 78. He is being remembered on Twitter tonight as an American patriot and hero.

General Norman Schwarzkopf was an American Patriot, whose distinguished leadership and service for his country will be long remembered.

— Eric Cantor (@EricCantor) December 28, 2012

RIP General Norman Schwarzkopf – one of the great American heroes. We thank him for his service.

— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) December 28, 2012

General Schwarzkopf was a great patriot. My family’s thoughts and prayers are with his family.

— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) December 28, 2012

General Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr. has died. Stormin’ Norman – an American Patriot.

— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) December 28, 2012

RIP Stormin’ Norman Schwarzkopf.

— JaredHalpern (@JaredHalpern) December 28, 2012

General Swartzkopf was a great American hero. May God bless him for his service to America.

— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) December 28, 2012

Norman Schwarzkopf has died, and George HW Bush is on the brink. Hard to believe Desert Shield/Desert Storm were more than 20 yrs ago.

— Ian McCann (@imccanntx) December 28, 2012

RIP Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf. Died today in Tamp, FL. A true hero whose commitment to our country should never be forgotten.

— David C. (@TwittinSports) December 28, 2012

General Norman Schwarzkopf, thank you for your service to the country and may you rest in peace.

— Jeremy Davids (@HugeRedskinsFan) December 28, 2012

“It doesn’t take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.”Norman SchwarzkopfRIP

— National Throws (@nationalthrows) December 28, 2012

As a Desert Storm vet, I’ll always have a soft spot for Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf. He spoke to our unit just before we attacked Iraq. RIP Bear

— Mike Glenn (@mrglenn) December 28, 2012

Gen. Colin Powell says in statementhe’ll miss his friend, Gen. ‘Stormin Norman’ Schwarzkopf, ‘a great patriot and a great soldier.’

— Laura Rozen (@lrozen) December 28, 2012

President George H.W. Bush, currently undergoing treatment in a hospital in Houston, issued the following statement.

Barbara and I mourn the loss of a true American patriot and one of the great military leaders of his generation. A distinguished member of that Long Gray Line hailing from West Point, General Norm Schwarzkopf, to me, epitomized the ‘duty, service, country’ creed that has defended our freedom and seen this great Nation through our most trying international crises. More than that, he was a good and decent man — and a dear friend. Barbara and I send our condolences to his wife Brenda and his wonderful family.

Favorite Schwarzkopf wisecrack: going to war without the French is like going hunting without an accordion.

— Jacob Weisberg (@jacobwe) December 28, 2012

Sad to hear of the passing of General Norman Schwarzkopf. A truly great American and a hero.

— Alan Danzis (@adanzis) December 28, 2012

Stormin’ Norman Schwarzkopf, Vietnam Vet, master strategist of the 1992 Iraqi war, concerned with the safety of his men… Rest in Peace

— Matt (@Conlee) December 28, 2012

General Norman Schwarzkopf was the epitome of a soldier and Army leader. He earned it from his time in Vietnam through Desert Storm.

— Eric Bandazewski (@EricBandazewski) December 28, 2012

RIP General, Retired Gen Norman Schwarzkopf has died in Tampa, Fla. A man who cared about his men more than himself at all times,Rare breed.

— Ron Frazier Crossfac (@crossfacewrestl) December 28, 2012

RIP Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf class of ’56 you gave a life of admirable service. That is to be honored and respected

— Tanner Van Essen (@TannerVanEssen) December 28, 2012

Join me in praying for General Norman Schwarzkopf’s family at this time of loss. A great Patriot and a model warrior.

— Ryan Higgins (@RyanHigginsUS) December 28, 2012

My General is dead. May Norman Schwarzkopffinally experience the peace he so bravely fought for his whole life.

— scottinnj (@scottinnj) December 28, 2012

Our country has lost a great leader today. Rest In Peace General H. Norman Schwarzkopf…You’ve left an indelible mark on this nation

— Liz Kurantowicz (@mrskurantowicz) December 28, 2012

I had the honor of serving under Norman Schwarzkopf… I would have given my life to support his ideal & profound belief in way of life #RIP

—Verified EricLAA™ (@EricLAA) December 28, 2012

RIP Norman Schwarzkopf. The consummate American military man. Had a job to do, and did it as effectively as he could.

— Southern Gooner (@MartinArsenalFC) December 28, 2012

My Oldest Son Served In The Gulf War UnderGen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf.A GREAT American Leader and Patriot.RIP Sir @goldeneagle#USA

— GoldenEagle (@GoldenEagle) December 28, 2012

RIP Sir it was an honor to serve with you Gen.. You will be missed…. fb.me/2a6fgo8jU

— algnn.com (@algnn2012) December 28, 2012

One of the greatest briefs of all time. 1990-91 Gulf War briefing by General Norman Schwarzkopf.RIP. #fb youtu.be/7BaSwaBPg6M

— David Cascio (@DavidMCascio) December 28, 2012

BREAKING: Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf’s sister says he died of complications from pneumonia. -RD

— The Associated Press (@AP) December 28, 2012

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/12/27/gen-norman-schwarzkopf-dies-in-tampa-fla-at-78-remembered-as-american-patriot/


Just last week, Twitchy told you about some Obama supporters’ bizarre and wholly unfounded fear that Mitt Romney would enslave blacks if elected president. Well, the paranoia ante has been upped about 50-fold; according to the latest conspiracy, President Romney’s ultimate goal would be to see the African-American population wiped out completely.

Behold the insanity:

“Mr. Romney, how do you plan to win the election?” “It’s simple… We kill the black man.”

— Alec (@alecdalton11) October 11, 2012


— NOBODY LIKES ME(@BlackBoyChris) October 17, 2012

If Romney get elected he’sgonna poison the fried chicken and kill all the black people

— Ross Grant (@RossGee_) October 18, 2012

If Romney Wins He Gone Put A New Ingredient In Chicken To Kill All Black People! Lol.

— Â1 §¡ñçê Dâÿ 1™ (@TITTY_2CHINNZZZ) October 17, 2012

romney gone’ kill me because being broke will definitely kill a nigga like me .

— tnk. (@foreverHER__) October 17, 2012

Mitt Romney is like the bad guy in a super hero movie, nigga tryna take over the world and kill us all. Yup.

— EΔRL (@KushBruh) October 17, 2012

@lexisartis im fr !!! Romney gone kill us anyways yu black ass gone be picking cotton

— Made In Japan! (@ZanWit_DatLean) October 17, 2012

Mitt Romney Trynna Kill Niggas .

— Obama’s Cousin(@Born__Stunnna) October 16, 2012

Yoooo imma vote for that nigga Obama Romney tryin to kill us niggas

— Bumpy Johnson (@Aint_shit_Benny) October 14, 2012

Today’s poll question:Would you vote for Romney after you found out he wants to kill Black people and torture and imprison homosexuals?.

— bob bondi (@bob16066) October 16, 2012

Wow. That’s one hell of a poll.

Romney will kill you black fuckers tonight !!!

— Tag-Team Price ™ (@JaylinPrice_) October 17, 2012

Romney looks at black people like roaches. We disgust him, we’re just here, we’re annoying, so he wants to kill us.

— dope peddler. (@MACmonroee) October 17, 2012

Us black folks are already starving Romney is tryna kill us

— PABLO OCHOA (@buddy_escobar) October 17, 2012

Romney gone make black people kill each other cus if you not a Singer rapper or drug dealer you are middle class with one income for most

— 愛asia •__• 愛 (@Legit_Boss_) October 17, 2012

romney is gonna put posin in the blue drink in kill all da hood niggas

— banana(@evolvinghippie) October 17, 2012

Romney want niggas to kill themselves!!!

— Mahli A (@MsMahli) October 17, 2012

Romney tryna kill us black folks.

— ★ Bríanna ★ (@_iBeThatGirl) October 17, 2012

romney tryna kill all black people.

— ;♥_ LOW key . (@itsJustSley_XO) October 17, 2012

Romney gone take the food stamps away & kill all black people if he win. His uglass.. . .

— J A R M E E $ E (@Raawwwrrr_) October 17, 2012

Romney is going to kill us all. *Throws hands in the air* fuck.

— ScottieTooHottie (@ScottieBLykShih) October 18, 2012

“Without guns what will the blacks and mexicans have to kill each other with” – Mitt Romney

— Jimmy (@Jimamesdotgov) October 17, 2012

This Nigga Romney Gone Have Our Asses In Concentration Camps & Gone Kill Us In Gas Chambers & Have Us Livn Like The Jews

— Mainey(@IAmSaundersBoii) October 17, 2012

Damn I thought Bush was bad this nigga Romney trying to kill us!

— Devon Gee 3 (@HiiiPowerG3E) October 17, 2012

Like G Talk If Romney Win Im Packin Ma Bags Cuz Dhat Nigga Gonna Kill Every Single One Of Us

— TuPac Back ! (@Savage_Hoee) October 17, 2012

Romney want black people to kill each other, make his job easier. He dn’t gaf about murder in the hood. Obama from CHI, Romney #HOODCHECK?

— Gaddafi(@VivaLaAlien) October 17, 2012

Romney tryna kill the black people

— Arch_and_point (@Poonie_man) October 17, 2012

Of course his ass; wanna use guns so he can kill US Black PEOPLE; Romney ho’ ass

— Call Me Susie;) (@Adoree_MACCin) October 17, 2012

Romney just want black people to continue to kill each other til we extinct.

— PreciousJewel (@Born_a_Jewel) October 17, 2012

I really dont like Romney, im sure if it were for him he would kill all the black & Mexicans. . .

— Brianna Marquez (: (@_mibri) October 17, 2012

Romney gone kill all our middle class black asses if he becomes president

— ☜KissMyAss(@KittyCodeRed) October 17, 2012

but I’m a lesbian black woman so Romney will kill me off on the 1st day. “@hiphopgivesback: If you were raised in a single family home…RT”

— DE LA. (@whoaDELAMEG) October 17, 2012

Romney tryna kill us black people tho -__

— Skylyn Danay .. (@Ayoo_Sky) October 17, 2012

Romney is trying to setup the world in a way that there is more black on black crime so we can kill each other off. #myopinion

— Ms.Ambitious (@zreammuar) October 17, 2012

Obama Needs To Stay President Cause Romney Was A former KKK Member & He Will Kill All Black People If He Becomes President

— jourdejah (@BITCHxSaluteMe) October 17, 2012

Beg your pardon?

As the election draws closer, voices of reason may be more and more difficult to come by. So when we do run across one, it’s worth spotlighting:

Can we push race aside and at least listen to what Romney gotta say black people kill me sometimes

— Moonpie (@Moonpizzy) October 17, 2012

Hear, hear! These kinds of conspiracies are ridiculous and harmfully divisive. It’s time to take off the race goggles, stop the shouting, and listen. The truth really can set you free.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/10/18/paranoid-obama-supporters-romney-wants-to-exterminate-black-people/


Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko addressed a joint session of Congress today, and asked U.S. lawmakers for military aid:

"America's war, too." Ukraine's president asks for help from U.S. Congress http://t.co/jmgT4yodEi pic.twitter.com/DFPCTfcXx2

— NBC News (@NBCNews) September 18, 2014

Ukraine prez: We can’t win a war with blankets. Obama admin: How about $46 million worth of blankets? http://t.co/cQ8c37U9C1

— Andrew Stiles (@AndrewStilesUSA) September 18, 2014

Shortly after Poroshenko’s plea to U.S. lawmakers for help fighting Russian-backed separatists, State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki observed “Throwback Thursday” by thanking Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the cool hat:

.@back_ttys still have the pink hat, thanks @mfa_russia , waiting for colder weather in DC #ThrowBackThursdays #tbt pic.twitter.com/q2rCClK3Xu

— Jen Psaki (@statedeptspox) September 18, 2014

Psaki made the comment in response to a question to #AskJen:

You're welcome, twitter. pic.twitter.com/jXR5UkjGok

— BT (@back_ttys) September 18, 2014

This might be more of a question for Hillary Clinton:

.@statedeptspox do you still have the reset button?

— S.M (@redsteeze) September 18, 2014

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/09/18/ukraine-president-asks-us-for-help-jen-psaki-thanks-russia-for-throwbackthursday-hat/

Thanks to the innovative and ever-developing technology of the modern age, learning about where you came from is as easy as spitting in a cup.

Genetic tests revealing your ancestry and personal health-related information, such as the “23andMe” DNA test, are just a click away for consumers interested in examining their lineage — no health care professional needed. That’s why a lot people take them just for fun. But as described in these 12 testing stories, a person’s results can reveal seriously uncomfortable truths they never expected to face.

1. “My mom did 23 and Me this summer, it came back saying my uncle was only a half uncle. She asked family friends and it turns out my grandmother had an affair and passed my mom off as her father’s kid — a fact that my grandmother clearly intended to take to her grave but science caught up.” — reverendexile

2. “In my genetics class we do a blood typing lab and our teacher told a story about her first year doing it where there was a girl who had a blood type that meant her dad couldn’t be her actual father and the mom (who also worked at the school) got caught cheating.” — Xzeener

3. “A former coworker of mine took the test and found she had a different father than her sister and neither were related to their father. She decided to confront her mom about her infidelity. She found out that her mom and dad were into group sex and that the biological fathers could be a number of gentlemen.” — MTGothmog

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4. “So I did Ancestry. My father is ‘an eighth Cherokee’ and my mother ‘a little.’ They insist they’re ‘on the rolls’ somewhere. Ancestry came back 0% Native American. They’re not sure which is worse- did I get switched at the hospital or is their Cherokee heritage a lie?” — JustGreenGuy7

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5. “This is how my ‘brother’ found out my father wasn’t his father. I’m adopted and last year found my biological father and mother. One of my new brothers also took the test and we did not match, although I DID match with our father…and he did not. Found out mom had had an affair while father was in Korea during the war. Oops!” — Edrondol

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6. “My girlfriend got us tests for Christmas, and ever since posting about it on Facebook my mom has been sending her messages asking her to tell her the results before anyone else, including me.” — YoureRude

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7. “At Christmas my grandma told me her friend took a test and found out her dad was her mom’s OBGYN.” — parksy555

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8. “My wife had been told she was of Native American decent her entire life. Supposedly, her great grandmother was full-blood Native. This is a story her family still preaches to be true. Well, my wife does the DNA test only to discover it matches 100% with folks in Europe. Not a drop of Native American in her.” — pyledrive

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9. “Through my DNA test, we discovered that my father has an older half brother that we never knew about before. He was adopted and trying to find his biological family. Turns out my grandpa had a little thing on the side. Both he and my grandmother have passed away… We don’t know if either of them were aware of the child (now grown up).” — dmc5

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10. “My very French Canadian aunt (related to me by marriage) and her sister both took the test. My aunt’s result was more or less exactly what she expected. Her sister found out that she was 50% Arabic, not French at all. Looks like momma had some explaining to do.” — thepragmaticsanction

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Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/dna-tests-gone-wrong/

It’s not every day you see a man stripping down to his underwear outside in the middle of winter.

After a group of bystanders spotted a dog flailing around in the icy waters of a frozen pond, one brave man knew he had to step in and save the day. As the dog began sinking into the frigid unknown, the quick thinking Good Samaritan stripped down to his boxers and jumped in after it. Unafraid of the repercussions of his polar plunge, the man was able to swim the pup back to the shoreline in no time at all.

He deserves a medal (and about 30 blankets).

Read More: If You Caught Your Child Stealing, Would You Do What This Mother Did?

This is compassion at its finest. Share this video with the animal lovers in your life!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/frozen-pond-rescue/

Anyone who’s ever lived a cat knows all too well that, frankly, they’re weird as hell.

Having two kitties of my own, I can tell you that there’s no end to their odd behavior. From the moaning noises they make in the middle of the night that sound like they’re dying to zipping around the house like they’re truly insane, one thing’s for sure about these strange creatures — they’re never boring.

Get ready to laugh your ass off because it’s impossible to keep a straight face with these 20 hilariously bizarre felines around.

1. I’m sure this pole-dancing kitty is just trying to pay her way through vet school.

2. Bob the cat is a big fan of his feet.

3. A cat sitting like a human is way creepier than expected.

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5. “Everybody put your paws in the air…

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…And wave ’em like you just don’t care!”

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6. “I is no kitteh. I is head warmer.”

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7. “Ah, this is so much comfier than the couch cushions.”

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8. Meet George

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9. “The reason why I can’t have nice things.”

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10. I think you might have a defective kitty there.

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11. “She saw the kids playing on it and now she meows until you rock her.”

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12. “This is how my friend found the cat in the bathroom.”

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14. Somebody’s about to go murder his owner in their sleep.

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15. “Someone please give this cat an exorcism.”

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17. “Dis my tail.”

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19. This cat must have been a pin-up model in another life.

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Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/bizarre-cats/


Twitter users publish something like half a billion tweets per day. Even if 99.999 percent of those tweets are unimportant or nonsense, that leaves 5,000 tweets per day that are potentially newsworthy, or at least noteworthy.

Our mission is to find those hidden nuggets and report on them to you, our readers.

We’ve been at it for a year as of today. Has our Twitter-based news-gathering model proven a success?

We believe our record speaks for itself:

MSM dinosaurs consider our methods irresponsible. They insist that “real reporters” must wait around for government officials to confirm facts that are already widely known to anyone using Twitter.

Sorry, MSM, we don’t follow your rules. We have created a news model that allows people to read information that gatekeepers don’t want them to know. Our motto is “who said what.” Their motto is “which official source said what, and we’ll let you know when we’re good and ready.”

Do we make mistakes? Of course. Who doesn’t? And when errors are brought to our attention, we run straightforward corrections. We wish our MSM competitors did the same (see, e.g., here and here).

Twitchy couldn’t be what it is without you: the community of readers, commenters, and tipsters who come to the site every day; the Twitter users who retweet our posts; the Facebook users who “like” and “share” our articles.

Thanks so much to all of you for making our first year a phenomenal success.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/03/07/happy-birthday-to-us/

David Brooks was given a lot of grief on social media Tuesday after starting a column with an anecdote about taking a friend “with only a high school degree” to a gourmet sandwich shop where every item had a cryptic name. He did have a point to make about today’s college-educated adults having become “devastatingly good” at keeping others’ kids from joining the ranks of the privileged, though.

So while Vox is concerned that more and more Republicans thinkcolleges and universities are having a negative impact on the nation, it might cheer them up to know that high school graduates in Wisconsin might pick up some valuable gun safety skills they could pass along to professors freaked out over concealed carry on campus.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2017/07/11/wisconsin-considers-gun-safety-elective-will-high-school-graduates-take-david-brooks-to-the-range/

It’s not often, but sometimes after you click a link you’re rewarded with something even crazier than the headline. This is one of those times:

Read more: http://twitchy.com/gregp-3534/2017/06/06/mom-throws-teen-dubai-themed-prom-party-with-a-camel-sand-3-dates-and-a-quran-cake/