How Dikembe Mutombo’s Finger Changed The NBA

Five years after his retirement, one of the greatest shot-blockers in NBA history is as visible as ever, thanks to a trademark finger-wag that helped him become an icon and clear a path for the league’s globalization. View this image › NBA / Via youtube.com Dikembe Mutombo doesn’t remember the first time he wagged his finger in a basketball game, but he does remember why. In 1992, the 7-foot-2-inch rookie…

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Cuba Releases Photos Of Fidel Castro Meeting With “Cuban Five”

Granma published 13 images of Fidel Castro’s meeting with the five intelligence agents who spent years in prison in the U.S., becoming heroes at home and a major source of friction between the two countries. View this image › Fidel Castro, accompanied by his wife, with the five Cuban agents Granma / Via granma.cu MEXICO CITY — Photographs of Fidel Castro meeting with the five Cuban intelligence agents who until…

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Over-The-Counter Weight Loss Supplement Contains Prozac

A supplement called OxyElite Pro Super Thermogenic contains the prescription drug Prozac, according to a letter released Saturday by the FDA. The supplement’s manufacturer said that the tainted product is a counterfeit. View this image › oxyelite-pro.com Some weight-loss supplements labeled as OxyElite Pro Super Thermogenic contain the prescription drug fluoxetine, better known as Prozac. In a public notification letter released Saturday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned consumers…

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They Turned This World War II Bunker Into What? That’s Awesome.

Belgian team B-ILD designed a vacation home unlike any other. Thanks to their creativity and hard work, they were able to create this unique home for the holidays in the Netherlands countryside. Part of what makes the place interesting is that half of it is below ground. However, what separates it from the thousands of other luxury vacation spots is that it was once a wartime bunker. Here’s to hoping…

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He Was Attacked By A Shark…And It Ended Up Saving His Life

Eugene Finney was expecting an average, run-of-the-mill day at the beach with his girlfriend and kids. But while swimming in the ocean, Finney was struck by a large creature that turned out to be a shark. As he wasn’t seriously injured, he went about the rest of his day as normal. Later that night, he began experiencing horrible chest and back pains and decided to head to the hospital. Finney…

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He’s Been Paralyzed For A While Now, But He Just Moved His Arm…With His Mind

For the past eight years, Bill Kochevar hasn’t even been able to take a drink of water without help. Now, thanks to a sensor in his brain, he’s become the first paralyzed person in the world to move his arm just by thinking about it. Kochevar was paralyzed from the shoulders down after crashing into a mail truck while biking. By placing sensors in his brain that connect to electrodes…

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An Egyptian Archaeologist Has Confirmed Damage To King Tut’s Mask

After museum officials alleged the pharaoh’s beard was knocked off and quickly glued back on, a task force is planning to file charges. update An archaeologist has confirmed damage to the mask after a visit to the museum. The New York Times reports archaeologists plan to file charges against Egyptian Museum officials. In a series of tweets, Monica Hanna wrote Egypt’s Heritage Task Force will take evidence to the public…

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When A Fire Ravaged This Horse Barn, One Groomer Risked His Life To Save Them

The Southern California wildfires that began earlier this month have already forced 212,000 people to evacuate, burning over 257,000 acres, destroying more than 1,000 structures and giving countless wild animals no other choice than to flee their homes. During the Lilac Fire in North San Diego County, dozens of horses were trapped in their stalls at the San Luis Rey Downs Training Center. Panic spread among humans and animals alike…

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As Creative As This Upside Down House Is, Look At The Bathroom. How’s That Work?

Dirk Oster is an interesting man from Germany who has a penchant for building upside down houses. The investor had his contractors build this unique house for a local zoo in Getorff, Germany… although I can’t for the life of me understand why. But, for whatever reason, he built the upside down house and to this day it remains a huge attraction for the zoo (who may want to consider…

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Mexico’s Quiet Marriage Equality Revolution

“Outside of Mexico, and even inside of Mexico, these advances are not widely known … but it is irreversible,” the lawyer who started the wave of cases now sweeping the country told BuzzFeed News. View this image › Alex Cossio / AP Courts in more than two-thirds of Mexico’s 31 states have granted same-sex couples the right to marry over the past two years in a series of rulings that…

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