Kitten-filled parody Gone Purrl makes Gone Girl much less scary (plus five other films that need cute remakes, stat)

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Forget about Amazing Amy, this week the internet’s all about the amazing kitties in The Pet Collective’s fantastic new video: an all-kitten remake of Gone Girl, called (naturally) Gone Purrl. ('The hallmark of a sociocat is a lack of empathy.') And rightly so – it might be the best thing that's ever happened. In fact,…

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Experts predict time travel, invisibility & teleportation to be reality by year 2100

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A group of experts has agreed that time travel, invisibility and teleportation could all become realities within the lifetimes of today's school children. According to the Telegraph, professors from Imperial College London and the University of Glasgow have agreed that by the year 2080, teleportation could be fairly commonplace, with time travel expected 20 years…

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British design firm OS31 will build a pop-up restaurant on a frozen river

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A British design firm has won a hotly-contested competition to build a cosy space in one of the coldest places in the world, according to Treehugger. It’s too frosty to enjoy many outdoor activities in Manitoba, Canada during the winter, but the city’s embraced its icy reputation and in 2010 local gallery RAW launched the…

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North Korean women prefer mobile phones to engagement rings

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Despite living under one of the most oppressive regimes in the world, people in North Korea are just like us: when they get engaged, they want a ring. On the phone, that is. According to The Guardian, mobile phones are an increasingly popular engagement gift in North Korea. The country’s brides don’t traditionally wear wedding…

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OK Go’s newest video is filmed in one take with a drone. And it’s brilliant!

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OK Go, the band known for their incredibly inventive music videos, has unveiled another amazing one for their upcoming single ‘I Won’t Let You Down’. And, this time, it’s filmed in one take, using a drone! The five-minute long clip features everything from dancers twirling umbrellas to unicycles, along with hundreds of extras. At first,…

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Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” voted best song to listen to when ill

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Queen's anthemic song Bohemian Rhapsody has been voted the best track to listen to if you're feeling down or unwell. The results were gathered by ComRes for BBC local radio for Faith in the World Week, which is exploring the healing powers of music. ComRes polled 1,000 people and gave them 10 choices. Dancing Queen by Abba came second,…

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No need for an ATM with new app – get cash delivered

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If you're looking for a quick and easy way to get cash (easier than walking to the nearest ATM, that is), then Nimbl could hold the answer. As PSFK reports, Nimbl aims to deliver cash into the hands of its customers fast, to any location, at any time. It has been developed by San Francisco- and…

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Ten Halloween costumes for women from geeky to gruesome

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Whether you see Halloween as a chance to dress up in something glam, show off your 'geek' cred, or simply scare the neighbourhood children (serves them right, begging for sweets like that), there's a costume to suit your every whim. But choosing one with just a few days to go can be overwhelming.…

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Adam the labrador proves that dogs can be allergic to humans, too

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Itchy skin that causes an insatiable urge to scratch is one of the side-effects when people are allergic to dogs. And, as Treehugger reports, it's also one of the side-effects when dogs are allergic to people. When volunteers from the Lucky Dog Retreat rescue centre in Indianapolis in the U.S found an adorable two year-old…

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Words that have whole new meanings, thanks to social media

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'On a cold winter's evening, the whole family would gather round the wireless... because Virgin Media broadband was down to 2Mbps again.' For as long as it has existed, the internet has been taking words and claiming them as its own. Post, thread, status; all terms that would have entirely different meanings on Downton Abbey than they…

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“Photobomb”, “adorkable” among latest additions to Collins English Dictionary

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The terms 'twerking', 'photobomb' and 'meme' are among the latest to be added to the print edition of the Collins English Dictionary, Huffington Post reports. They're just a couple of the whopping 50,000 new entries which have been added to the dictionary's 12th edition. Also making the cut are 'Bitcoin' and 'onesie'. More obscure entries include…

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Is this the best Halloween costume ever?

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What happens when you attach LEDs to a toddler in a stick-man formation and film her running around? Here's what - a video that's been viewed more than 22 million times on YouTube, and a truly awesome business idea. As the Telegraph reports, what started out as a bit of fun has been turned into…

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It’s official: Sex started in Scotland, says science

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A palaeontologist has discovered when and where reproduction by copulation and internal fertilisation (also known as S-E-X) first took place. Professor John Long from Flinders University in South Australia dates heterosexual, penetrative sex to 385 million years ago in the place that later became Scotland (and OK, fine, to Estonia and China, too. But we…

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‘Zombie-proof’ cabins created by British company

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Do you fear a zombie apocalypse? Does the thought of being unprotected from this imminent threat leave you quaking in your boots? Well never fear, for this British company has got you covered with 'the world's first and only certified* Zombie Proof Log Cabin', and it can be yours for £69,995. 'Get yours before they get you!' the…

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Yahoo, Google, and Amazon reveal the top Halloween costume searches

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Google, Yahoo, and Amazon have revealed their top Halloween costume searches of the last week, and as Jezebel points out, the general public isn’t as imaginative as you might have hoped. Ninja Turtles top the list for Yahoo and Google and Frozen characters are a hit across the board, while some inventive souls still using…

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Mother cat adopts baby rabbit – something cute for Friday

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Now we know that cats can get a bit too excitable when they spot a rodent, but this mama cat has much more maternal ideas in mind when she sees a baby rabbit all alone. According to the video's subtitles, Bubbles - the tiny rabbit in question - lost her mother a week after she was born. But…

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10 songs you never knew were cover versions

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With sampling, reinterpretation and collaboration all staples of contemporary popular music, it can be difficult to know exactly who has masterminded the song behind the performance. But many of the greatest songs ever were created by borrowing - after all, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery (supposedly). Here is a list of songs from the past…

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