Man’s Sarcastic Last Words Before Being Hanged Emerge Online, And People Can’t Even

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Man’s Sarcastic Last Words Before Being Hanged Emerge Online, And People Can’t Even

Daniel Summers, self-described “medicine & health columnist” and “cranky pediatrician,” recently found religion.

He found his patron saint, anyway:

Twitter

Here’s Klaas Meijer’s original tweet:

Twitter

A little history lesson, courtesy of Wikipedia:

Thomas de Mahy, marquis de Favras (March 26, 1744 – February 19, 1790) was a French aristocrat and supporter of the House of Bourbon during the French Revolution. Often seen as a martyr of the Royalist cause, Favras was executed for his part in planning against the people of France and is known for saying ‘I see that you have made three spelling mistakes’ upon reading his death certificate.

Ring any bells? No?

Well, old Thomas got some newfound respect on Twitter, because spelling is serious business:

Summers chimed back in:

And Twitter learned about another badass:

Summers heard from the “well, actually” crowd:

So he clarified his intentions:

And he summed up the unexpectedly epic thread nicely:

Maybe Thomas wasn’t such a great guy IRL, but for spelling geeks? He’s our jam.

H/T: WikipediaTwitter

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War Photographer Ends Up Being Total Fraud Who Deceived The World With Photoshop

Brazilian photographer Eduardo Martins stunned the world with his breathtaking photos taken all over the planet. But there was one big problem: they weren’t his photos.

“Eduardo Martins” was a well-known photographer, having amassed over 120,000 Instagram followers for his powerful photos of people in war-torn nations.

@edu_martinsp

But things changed recently when a few journalists started to become suspicious.

Martins had claimed to be a U.N. photographer, telling BBC Brazil via WhatsApp in August: “I am a humanitarian (volunteer) in the United Nations (UN) field. I work in the organization of refugee camps,” a claim he had made for several years.

The detail was apparently just one of many in a made-up life in which Martins claimed to be a 32-year-old Brazilian photographer who had survived leukemia as a child before landing the U.N. gig.

Martins’s photos were widely used by publications such as The Wall Street Journal and The Telegraph for several years before a reporter with the BBC, Natasha Ribeiro, started doing some research.

Ribeiro says Martins approached BBC Brazil about using his images, even offering them for free, but was only available to communicate through WhatsApp.

Martins’s excuse for no phone contact was that he was in Mosul, Iraq at the time.

As Ribeiro dug deeper, she discovered that nobody had ever heard of Martins. No government, no reporters in Mosul. Even the U.N., Martins’s supposed employer, had no record of him.

So if Martins didn’t really exist, then where were the photos coming from? And was that even Martins in his pictures?

Well, the answers were a bit startling.

The man pictured in Martins’s Instagram photos is actually British surfer Max Hepworth-Povey, not a Brazilian.

As for the photos Martins allegedly took? Many of them belong to American photographer Daniel C. Britt.

At least nine of Britt’s photos had previously been stolen by Martins, according to the BBC, and had been sold to agencies like Getty and Zuma.

Martins had mirrored some photos or made minor changes using Photoshop to prevent anyone, including Britt, from doing a reverse image Google search to connect them back to the originals.

Screenshot from Martins’ now-deleted Instagram

After a Brazilian gallery expressed interest in doing an exhibit of Martins’s work, fellow photographer and journalist Fernando Costa Netto, who had an online friendship with Martins, unintentionally clued Martins in to the investigation surrounding his authenticity.

Martins’s Instagram account was mysteriously deleted, and a final WhatsApp message from Martins said: “I’m in Australia, I made the decision to spend a year in a van running the world. I’ll cut everything, including internet, tb (also) I deleted the GI (Instagram). when I come back…Thanks, I’ll delete the zap [sic], stay with God.”

The number associated with Martins’s WhatsApp account has also since been deleted.

Twitter shared the shocking news:

Some found it rather impressive:

But also a bit unsettling:

As for the true identity of Martins, we may never know.

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This Man Thinks He's Being Haunted By A Ghost Child With A Dented Head

Illustrator Adam Ellis thinks he is being haunted by a murderous ghost. And after reading his Twitter thread about it, you might end up agreeing with him.

One where Ellis was able to see his vision clearly enough that he could draw it later.

But the vision was INTENSE.

And it wasn’t the last dream on the subject, either.

Holy moly. Okay, this is all terrifying, but just as long as he doesn’t ask Dear David three questions, he should be fi—

YOU HAD ONE JOB, ADAM!

Of course, he goes down a rabbit hole looking up information about Dear David.

Oh, like you were going to get off THAT easy. David’s a ghost, dude!

AHHH IT IS TOTALLY DEAR DAVID.

Um, RIP, and thank you for the very spooky Twitter thread.

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People Are Freaking Out Over This Fish That's Flailing After Being Cut In Half

You’ve probably seen a few of those terrifying videos of fish seemingly coming back from the dead and flopping around on a dinner plate. Twitter was horrified when a user from Japan uploaded a video of a tuna fish that had already been cut in half flopping around for a solid two minutes. 

The clip was posted to Twitter by Yutaka Suzuki along with the caption: “The vitality of the fish is amazing.” 

We do have some good news, though. The fish is long dead, and not feeling any pain at all. According to Christie Wilcox of Scientific American, the muscles of a fish that was just killed are so fresh that its neurons are still completely in tact. Add some sodium ions from salt to the exposed muscles and you’ll trigger the neurons, which will signal to the muscles to contract. And the very dead fish will continue to flip around until its use the last of its energy stores. 

It works with squid, as well. 

But that didn’t stop Twitter from being any less terrified. 

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It's Finally Spring And These Dogs Just Can't Deal With Being In The Park Right Now

My dog hates the dog park. I’ve taken her there many times and as soon as she realizes that’s where we are heading, she starts to pull away in the opposite direction. I don’t really get it. It seems to have everything she likes. Open space to run around and things to smell.

I suppose every dog there is bigger than her by a significant margin and I wouldn’t want to play where giants roam. That part makes sense to me. Even so, I wouldn’t take her someplace where she’d get hurt. She knows that, right? 

Sorry, guys. My dog and I are going through a thing right now. I didn’t mean to drop that on you. Forget I said anything. Just enjoy these other dogs enjoying the park. 

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This Queer Chef Has Zero Interest In Being Profiled By Ivanka Trump's Website

This Queer Chef Has Zero Interest In Being Profiled By Ivanka Trump’s Website

Chef Angela Dimayuga was surprised to see freelance writer Adi Heyman slide into her DMs recently.  “I would love to conduct an interview (via telephone/email) with you spotlighting your work as a strong female entrepreneur,” wrote Heyman, calling her work “extraordinary.” 

The catch to all this positive press? It was for Ivanka Trump’s website. 

Heyman went on to reassure Dimayuga that the website was “a non-political platform of empowerment for modern working women.” Dimayuga is the executive chef at Mission Chinese Food, so she has certainly accomplished extraordinary things. However, she disagreed with Heyman’s characterization of an Ivanka property.

In a long response which Dimayuga screenshot for Instagram, she laid into the idea of Ivanka Trump profiting off her story in any way. Dimayuga is queer, the child of immigrants, and a woman of color. In her letter she says that any amplification of her voice through Ivanka’s publication wouldn’t put a dent in all the techniques the Trump family is using to silence people like her all over the country. Here’s her letter in full:

Hi Adi, Thank you for thinking of me. I’m glad you are a fan of my work so much that you want to provide more visibility for my career to inspire “other working women.” However, I’m for women who actually empower other women. I don’t believe thatIvankaTrump.comis truly “a non-political platform of empowerment for [women]”. 

So long as the name Trump is involved, it is political and frankly, an option for theIvankaTrump.combusiness to make a profit. I don’t see anything empowering about defunding Planned Parenthood, barring asylum from women refugees, rolling back safeguards for equal pay, and treating POC/LGBT and the communities that support these groups like second class citizens.

As a queer person of color and daughter of immigrant parents I am not interested in being profiled as an aspirational figure for those that support a brand and a President that slyly disparages female empowerment.Sharing my story with a brand and family that silences our same voices is futile. Thank you for the consideration. 

The Huffington Postreports that Dimayuga is even more aware of intersectional politics because of her job as a chef, as cooking is often a male dominated field. She told them, “It’s important for me to acknowledge the intersectional community in which I’ve been able to creatively thrive in.” In return, she’s gotten an enormous response on her post, including a comment from celebrity chef Antony Bourdain who wrote, “My hero!” in the Instagram comments.

”The sheer number of people that have been supportive just shows that there is a stronger and bigger community than I see on the day-to-day that are willing to actually help, protect, support women and those in marginalized communities,” Dimayuga toldThe Huffington Post, adding, “I’m not interested in a catfight―I just found an opportunity to speak and share my narrative and my truth to vocalize my values and my own integrity. For me, it was an opportunity to say I belonged to a community where I hope to enrich the different spheres I live in and to cultivate empowering environments that are safe for us.” 

Though Dimayuga hasn’t heard back from Heyman, she got a bunch of new followers from her post. Including Ivanka Trump herself. Guess Ivanka momentarily heard at least one new voice, probably because it was shouting, “HELL NO.”

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Twitter Reacts To The Dakota Access Pipeline Being Blocked

After months of protests in North Dakota, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today that they would block the Dakota Access Pipeline from crossing underneath a reservoir that they own. 

The multi-billion dollar pipeline, which runs close to the Standing Rock Sioux Native American Indian reservation, will now have to be redirected away from Standing Rock. 

“I am thankful there were some leaders in the federal government that realized something was not right even though it’s legal,” said Standing Rock Sioux Chairman David Archambault. “For the first time in history… they heard our voices. This is something that will go down in history and is a blessing for all indigenous people. I heard the Army Corps of Engineers will not grant the easement and they will reroute.”

Unsurprisingly, reactions on Twitter have been mixed.

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32 Animals Taking A Break Because Being An Animal Is Hard

I used to have a dog that would sleep for around twenty hours a day. The remaining four hours were spent looking for a good space to sleep. He would normally settle for the same spot where he always slept. 

My family and I would always wonder what he was doing that was so exhausting. Being a dog sounds like a pretty sweet gig. 

As it turns out all animals need to sleep. (Who could have guessed?) So we have collected some of the best sleepers. Please enjoy. I am going to take a nap.   

  1. This big boy who just has an big day

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  2. These friends who are ready to call it a night

    My day is made

  3. This exhausted mom

    Mamma doggo does a love on her puppers

  4. Who says calves can’t be cute?

    Calf falling asleep on lap

  5. Being born is hard work

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  6. Dreaming of High Fives

  7. Small hamster. Big dreams.

  8. This bean bag chair is mine by right of sleep

    reddit

  9. No. No more playing today.

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  10. A very cozy sleeper

    reddit

  11. This book makes a good blanket

    Bored Panda

  12. Always forward

    Lubbz

  13. A recipe for disaster

    xDaniPhantomx

  14. A very sleepy muse

    Bored Panda

  15. We all get tired after eating

    Bored Panda

  16. Just rotate the room 90 degrees

    Vapinlikeafool

  17. Nailed it

    imgur

  18. They’ll never find me here

    alkynesofthings

  19. Ugh, just carry me

    Hollis J. Works

  20. Exercise is hard

    kpetey15

  21. City life is exhausting

    joecooool418

  22. Drink your squirrel

    Paul Williams

  23. Puss in boots

    kitschdelaney

  24. A perfect bed

    Fire_Above_Ice_Below

  25. It is like they were made for each other

    Theron Humphrey

  26. This can’t be comfortable

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  27. This is not a toy

    Titangil

  28. This kitty recovering from surgery

    cutest paw

  29. This cat doubling as a T-Shirt design

    cutest paw

  30. Sleepy Hot Dog

    cutest paw

  31. Who needs bunk beds?

    cutest paw

  32. A fluffy, sleepy pretzel

    cutest paw

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