A giant, hairy blob has washed up on a beach in the Philippines, baffling locals and prompting a worldwide race to identify it. The mysterious beast beached after a deadly earthquake struck the region on Sunday, causing a number of strange creatures to come ashore. It went viral after Marjorie Cabatingan Aboy posted a string of striking photos of the creature on Facebook which have since clocked more 100,000 shares. Some suggested it looked like a huge Shitzu, or even an Appa, a fiction character from the animated TV show Avatar: The Last Airbender. But local scientists said the beast is a 20 foot long whale carcass weighing around 2,000 kilograms. The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources
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NASCAR’s new points format means AJ Allmendinger and Martin Truex Jr. have already earned and lost points. As part of the points changes NASCAR instituted for the 2017 season, the top-10 finishers in each Duel qualifying race earned points. The winners of each race - Chase Elliott and Denny Hamlin - received 10 points while the drivers who finished 10th each received a point.
Memphis-born, New York- based Photographer Freddie L. Rankin II began his series "The Mystique of Commonality" after a law passed in France banning Muslim women from wearing burqas and hijabs in public places. With a Pentax 35mm camera, Rankin captures the universal similarities of daily life. "We were waiting for the same trains, shopping at the same markets, and swimming at the same beaches," Rankin says in an email. "The Mystique of Commonality" touches on judgment, immigration, acceptance, and most importantly, humanity. From ELLE
A man has been charged with murder in what some witnesses described as a racially motivated shooting at a crowded suburban Kansas City bar that left one Indian man dead and two other men hospitalized. Local police are working with the FBI to investigate the shooting Wednesday night in Olathe, Kansas, but have declined to describe the attack as a hate crime. A bartender at Austins Bar and Grill said Adam Purinton used "racial slurs" before he opened fire as patrons watched the University of Kansas-TCU basketball game on television.
Sometimes photographers tell you to act natural. Lollipop Kennels recently posted a picture of the pup, who is now looking for a home, but he doesn’t look all puppy. While Banana isn’t always scuttling around on his back paws, the picture is an accurate depiction of his adorable personality.
J.C. Penney (JCP)finally lifted the lid on its plans to downsize its fleet, telling investors on Friday that it would close between 130 and 140 of its stores over the next few months. The retailer made its comments while reporting fiscal fourth-quarter earnings that topped Wall Street's expectations, though revenue and same-store sales fell shy of expectations. The company's shares slipped roughly 9 percent in early trading amid doubts that the store closure plan would be enough to reinvigorate sluggish sales.