Lady Liberty Will Be A Black Woman On New $100 Commemorative Coin

In celebration of the U.S. Mint and Treasury’s 225th anniversary, a new $ 100 coin was unveiled on Thursday. But, this coin is a little different. It’s the first coin in US history on which Lady Liberty will be depicted as a black woman.

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Elisa Basnight, U.S. Mint chief of staff, said:

“As we as a nation continue to evolve, so does liberty’s representation. We live in a nation that affords us the opportunity to dream big and try to accomplish the seemingly impossible.”

The Treasury said in a statement that it was looking “to the future by casting Liberty in a new light, as an African-American woman wearing a crown of stars, looking forward to ever-brighter chapters in our nation’s history book.”

The coin is only part of a collection that will show Lady Liberty as Asian, Hispanic and Indian “to reflect the cultural and ethnic diversity of the United States.”

The 24-karat gold coin will be available for purchase in April and is meant primarily for collectors, but judging by the response on Twitter, they might have to make a few extra.

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A Woman Left Her Purse In An Uber On New Year's Eve And The Driver Took It On An Adventure

Like many of us on New Year’s Eve, Imgur user  and his friend were flat out drunk. His friend was so drunk that she accidentally left her purse in an Uber. And the good thing about Uber is that you actually know who has your purse. 

She contacted Uber, and they arranged to have the purse dropped off the next day. But when she got it back, she discovered that the purse had been on a bit of an adventure since she last saw it. 

The post reads: “Friend left her purse in an Uber on NYE. Found some interesting pictures on her phone when she retrieved it the following day.”

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Commenters were pretty impressed:

“To whomever did this: if you are female, will you marry me. If you are male, can we grab a beer sometime. It’s on me, you glorious bastard,” one commenter wrote.

“I would be simultaneously amused and angered,” another joked. 

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This Woman Found A Snake Wrapped Around Her Christmas Tree Decorations

Although I never grew up decorating Christmas trees, there’s nothing like gazing upon a well-decorated one to put me in the Holiday spirit.

Every time I walk through a Target or Michael’s I look at all the ornaments and start planning an imaginary tree in my head. How would I decorate it? Would I go all avant-garde and make a black and white tree with white decorations? Or would I go classic and cut down my own to bring it inside and do it up in red and gold?

Or would I just put a highly venomous snake on it, just for kicks?

That’s what happened to Cheryl, a woman from Frankston, Australia, who found a slithering surprise in her Christmas tree.

The photo was posted by Barry Goldsmith on his Snake Catcher Victoria Australia Facebook Page.

In an interview with Mashable, Goldsmith said it was the first time he’s ever seen a snake in a Christmas tree and a Tiger Snake, no less.

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The snake catcher went on to say that people panic when they see a snake and even try to kill it by cutting their heads off, which is super dangerous:

“I’m all about stopping people from trying to hurt themselves. Usually people cut the head off the snake, and don’t realise it that its head is actually still alive for about 15 minutes … lots of people get bitten while trying to pick up the severed head of the snake.”

You read that right, these things can live for 15 minutes after getting their heads cut off. People on Goldsmith’s FB page were shocked at the find.

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The snake was unharmed and successfully transported out of the woman’s home. Looks like folks in Australia who celebrate Christmas with real trees have more to worry about than just bugs. (h/t mashable)

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Woman Shares Story Of How Her Ex-Boyfriend Ended Up With A Face Full Of Foot Dust

We’ve all had someone in some point of our lives that simply refuses to listen to what we have to say. They’re usually the people that end up getting the boot, and that was the case with Sarah Gailey and her now ex-boyfriend.

Now ‘foot dust’ is a rather odd term unless you regularly scrape down the callouses on your feet, which you really need to start doing if you don’t already. The texture is both grainy and airy, and if you miss whatever container you’re discarding the shavings in, the small pile of former you scatters all over the place and becomes even more difficult to clean.

With that in mind, check out Sarah’s story on how her boyfriend ended up with a face full of her relative’s foot dust.

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Woman Shares The Savage Note She Received From Neighbors For Making Too Much Noise

Twitter user morgxmarie recently shared her exchange with downstair neighbors when they recently complained about the noise her and her roommates were making after 9pm.

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The letter reads:

“Dear assholes,”

“Why are you so loud after 9pm everyday? Are you fucking sumo wrestlers, or do you possibly have lead fucking feet. Ya’ll are really wild as hell. It was funny @ first, but now you’re just snnoying. Please, calm the fuck down.

“Have an axcellent night.”

“p.s. if you’re selling tickets to the 2 a.m. basketball games let us know.”

As it turns out, they are selling tickets. This is what was attached to the back of the letter…

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Twitter was pretty entertained by the savagery on the display.

And apparently, there’s no end in sight.

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This 27-Year-Old Will Become The First Woman To Visit Every Country In The World

Recently, we covered a story about a dude who managed to visit every country in the world before he turned 40 years old. It’s an amazing accomplishment and to think that he basically got his job on board with his decision and he chronicled that amazing journey is a feat in its own.

But there’s a saying and it goes a little something like “girls do it better,” but what are they talking about, exactly?

It could be visiting every country in the world in record time.

Because Cassandra De Pecol has almost visited every single country in the world and she’s only 27 years old. WHAT.

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She’s on track to become the first female, American, youngest, and fastest traveler on the planet to visit all the world’s 196 countries.

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She’s already hit up 181 countries and has 40 days to finish out the remaining 15, which the 27-year-old from Connecticut can easily accomplish.

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She’s calling her trip around the globe Expedition 196. You might be wondering how in the hell she’s able to travel the world and hold down a job.

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She’s employed as an ambassador for peace with the International Institute for Peace Through Tourism.

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Her whole life centers around traveling and tourism, along with taking gorgeous photos and posting them to her Instagram account.

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She also leverages her nearly 68,000 thousand followers for free stays in hotels all over the world.

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She snaps photos of the exotic venues she stays in and that covers the cost of her rooms. Smart move.

She’s also a fitness enthusiast, triathlete, and entrepreneur.

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Her trip has cost her almost $ 200,000 so far, but she’s gotten almost all of it covered by sponsors.

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She’s been able to do some amazing things…like cuddle lion cubs. 
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Go skiing in Colorado – without a coat!

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Chilling on a beach in Kiribati.

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And she visited Mostar bridge in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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The camera set-up she uses to snap her amazing photos from around the world is small yet powerful.

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And of course, she has to bring her world map.

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You can check out more of her adventures on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and her Website.

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Prosecutors Are Charging The Playmate Who Shamed An Old Woman At The Gym

Former Playboy Playmate Dani Mathers got in heaps of trouble after body shaming a woman at the gym while snapping a nude photo of her without the woman’s knowledge.

And because the internet is filled with as many level-headed people as there are total morons, commenters immediately started to boo Mathers’ Snapchat post, saying it wasn’t cool of her to make fun of an old and out-of-shape woman who’s at the gym. You know, because the whole point of going to the gym is to get in shape.

It turns out that Mathers’ post didn’t just piss off a lot of people online, but it ended up getting her charged by LA City Attorney Mike Feuer.

Feuer said that the photo violated the woman’s privacy.

“Body-shaming is humiliating, with often painful, long-term consequences. It mocks and stigmatizes its victims, tearing down self-respect and perpetuating the harmful idea that our unique physical appearances should be compared to air-brushed notions of ‘perfect.’ What really matters is our character and humanity. While body-shaming, in itself, is not a crime, there are circumstances in which invading one’s privacy to accomplish it can be. And we shouldn’t tolerate that.” Feuer said.

Mathers said that the message was supposed to be private and she accidentally published it to her Snapchat story, and issued a public apology.

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“That was absolutely wrong and not what I meant to do. I know that body-shaming is wrong. That is not the type of person I am.”

She posted the photo while at LA Fitness gym, a decision that ultimately ended up getting her membership revoked and a lifetime ban from all other LA Fitness centers.

Police started an investigation after someone reported “illegal distribution” of Mathers’ image.

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If public outcry decided law, then it’s not looking good for Mathers. (h/t la times)

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Woman With 20 Boyfriends Buys A House After She Sold All The iPhone 7s They Bought For Her

You might think you’ve got hustle, but there’s no one who has more hustle than this Chinese woman who used her boy-mongering powers for the ultimate con: buying herself a house.

A blogger wrote about her anonymous friend who, for the purposes of her post she called Xiaoli, had 20 different men wrapped around her finger. She pestered each of the men to get her the pricey gift of a brand spanking new iPhone 7.

And then sold them all to buy a house in China, which is currently a tough buyer’s market.

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“[Xiaoli] is not from a wealthy family. Her mum is a housewife and her dad is a migrant worker, and she is the oldest daughter. Her parents are getting old and she might be under a lot pressure hoping to buy them a house… But it’s still unbelievable that she could use this method!”

The story went viral on the popular Chinese site Weibo, where the “20 mobiles for a house” hashtag is trending. The blogger was amazed that Xiaoli has so many boyfriends.

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“I can’t even find one boyfriend. She can actually find 20 boyfriends at the same time and even get them to buy her an iPhone 7. Just want to ask her to teach me such skills.”

People on the site are actually praising Xiaoli for her resourcefulness in such a tough economic marketplace. 

Other people are calling her “shameful” for leading the men on and using their generosity for her own financial gain.

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But she’s got herself her own house. And 20 dudes who each bought her an iPhone 7. So haters can hate all they want. (h/t complex)

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This Woman Named Barbara Looks Exactly Like Barb From 'Stranger Things' And People Are Freaking Out

Perhaps one of the greatest injustices of Netflix original shows was the apparent demise of Barb in Stranger Things. No apologies for the spoiler alert — it’s your fault for not watching yet). 

The one character who seems to have a good head on her shoulders (and who doesn’t get caught up in personal drama) perishes! Naturally, the good people who sit on couches and binge watch new Netflix shows were pretty outraged by this development. 

But one Redditor has some evidence that is making Stranger Things fans feel a little bit better… Perhaps Barb lives and is thriving today!

Redditor jujuness uploaded the following photo of a coworker and it is blowing everyone’s minds. 

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And it gets crazier. The photo is captioned:

My coworker brought in her senior picture from the 80’s. Also her name is Barbra and goes by Barb.

HER NAME IS BARB. GUYS, WHAT DOES THIS MEAN???

We knew that season 1 couldn’t be the end of Barb!

The photo has blown up overnight; the Barb doppelganger received over 400,000 views. 

Reddit was relieved to hear the news, especially after the months of uncertainty about Barb’s fate. 

I think we finally found Barb.

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Oh thank god she’s safe. Can’t believe it, but she’s a tough cookie.

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She was in accounting the whole time.

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But what is life like for her now?

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Christmas lights would really start to trigger some ptsd

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This calls into question those disclaimers are the beginning…

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“Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead is purely coincidental…”
Yeah, right!

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This level of similarity is no coincidence. 

Do the producers of the show know about this??

Someone tweet this shit at the official ST account.

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They might have to change the storyline, now. 

#BarbLives, everyone. 

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This Grocery Store Trolled A Woman After She Went On A Hilarious Rant About Vegan Cheese

In case you haven’t seen the YouTube videos of their meltdowns, here’s an important fact to remember: vegans don’t eat cheese. So, in order to accommodate a variety of diets, the UK-based supermarket chain Sainsbury’s began carrying a line of coconut milk-based vegan cheese. 

It sounds a little gross, but no big deal, right? WRONG. 

One woman was NOT about to be duped by manipulative marketing techniques calling vegan cheese “cheese,” so she took to the chain’s Facebook page to speak her mind. 

Get ready:

CHEESE.

If you’re going to be a vegan don’t call your vegan cheese BECAUSE IT’S NOT CHEESE!!!!! As a real cheese fan myself it’s really annoyed me that Sainsbury’s have brought out a “Vegan Cheese” made with COCONUTS. CHEESE IS NOT MADE WITH COCONUTS. Call it Gary or something don’t call it Cheese because IT’S NOT CHEESE!!!!!! Just to recap, in case you have forgotten — cheese is a delicious food made mostly from the milk of cows but also other animals including sheep, goats, buffalo, reindeer, camels and yaks. Around 4000 years ago people have started to breed animals and process their milk. That’s when the cheese was born. So Sainburys can F off. Go enjoy your cheese less life. Don’t try to make up a substitute cheese and call it cheese because it’s not and you’ve decided your way of life. It’s ridiculous that they’ve used the word cheese!!! Don’t come to my Cheese and Wine Parties if you’re going to eat COCONUT CHEESE. (If you’re allergic to cheese I feel for you) If you’re a Vegan because you’ve chosen to be and not that you’re allergic I’m not interested in your views about vegan cheese or that ‘eating products from animals is bad.’

TBH, we sort of agree a little because NOTHING RUINS WINE AND CHEESE PARTIES LIKE VEGANS WITH THEIR FAKE COCONUT CHEESE. Cheese which we will now refer to only as “Gary or something.”

Attention all vegans: go enjoy your cheeseless life. You and your substitutes are dead to us. Your beliefs are invalid and no one likes you

Sainsbury’s, our new favorite UK-based supermarket chain, decided to take their dissatisfied customer’s concerns seriously and announced their new line of Gary. 

Quality customer service is not dead. 

Now the whole Gary thing is catching on everywhere… Because vegans, despite being no fun at wine and cheese parties, actually have a sense of humor. 

So, we hope everyone will oblige and accept the name change. Besides, “cheese” was sooo 2015. 

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