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The End of 'Walking Dead' Episode 2 Will Haunt Us Forever

15 min 28 sec ago

Warning: Spoilers ahead for Episode 2 of The Walking Dead season 5.

Look, The Walking Dead is a gross show. A wonderful, action-packed, disgusting show that has trained us to have stomaches of steel. But the end of episode 2 easily ranks among the greats in the Horrific Hall of Fame. Congrats, moment henceforth known to as the #BobBQ Scene.

As the hilariously inappropriate hashtag implies, poor Bob was captured and diced up by the cannibals in the final minutes of this otherwise subdued episode

Notice that the word "killed" was not included in that sequence of events. That's because Bob, who was whacked over the head while having a cry in the woods, was not killed before the cannibals was not killed before his left was sliced off and cooked it up presumable using Gareth's original recipe of 11 herbs and spices Read more...

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People Look Like Their Pets and It's a Problem

2 hours 8 min ago

While being compared to a pet may seem like an insult, it's actually somewhat of a confirmed phenomenon. We perceive animals and their owners to look like each other

Of course, if the resemblance is too similar, things start to get eerie. Really eerie.

See also: Marnie the Dog Imitates Selfie King James Franco

Poorly Drawn Lines explores that side of the spectrum in the comic, below:

Image: Poorly Drawn Lines

BONUS: 5 Adorable Facts About Dogs
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'The Good Wife' Season 6, Episode 5: From Scandal to Spotlight

2 hours 20 min ago

It's no secret that Alicia Florrick is one of the most complex, interesting female characters on television. But Alicia isn't the token interesting female character on The Good Wife, she's one of many compelling female characters the show has to offer. This week's episode found the women of The Good Wife sometimes on opposing sides, but the conflict they faced only served for a richer showdown between these incredible women

"Shiny Objects" did not try to be subtle about its messages. Alicia and her often-ally Elsbeth, both extremely formidable women, faced off in court in a case about sexism. Peter and Alicia stood side-by-side onstage, cameras flashing, in a tableau that mirrored the press conference that opened the entire show. But the transparency of this episode didn't detract from it Read more...

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An Entrepreneur Ate a Smart Pill to Show How to Track Your Data

3 hours 14 min ago

SYDNEY — One entrepreneur from Melbourne is putting his health on the line for the love of his new app.

Chris Koch ate a device inside a tablet at 12 p.m. local time on Monday as part of a competition to promote his business, Pop!, to prove you can keep track of your data anywhere. Even inside his stomach

See also: BlackBerry's Comeback Plan Is Bearing Fruit — So Far

Interactive software company Snepo are behind the tablet, which houses a system on a chip (SOC) by RFdigital that includes a Bluetooth low energy component and a processor. Snepo's founder Ben Moir told Mashable the company added 32MB of memory and additional electronics to extend its battery life. The pill-like device uses an Arduino controller and is encased in polyurethane, a material that is sometimes used to make feeding tubes and other medical products, but is not affected by stomach acid. Read more...

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'Once Upon a Time' Put a Cool Twist on 'Fantasia' In the Latest Episode

3 hours 35 min ago

Romance was in the air on Once Upon a Time Sunday night, but per usual, there was magic and darkness lurking close behind it.

Emma and Hook went on their first official date and though Hook (or "Killian" as he asks Emma to call him) finally was able to get his hand back from Rumplestiltskin, it came with a price. We got a few bloody good threats from the Dark One in the past, present and future. And as suggested by the title of the episode ("The Apprentice") there was more Fantasia than Frozen in the episode, complete with a teeny tiny mouse.

But we'll get to that.

Hook, Line and Sinker

First, after Emma asks Hook out on a proper date, he decides he needs to get rid of his metal body part. He uses his same blackmailing technique to get his hand back from Mr. Gold — who creepily has it preserved in a jar — even though Gold warns him it will come with a price. He claims that since his hand "belonged to the cunning, selfish pirate" Hook used to be, it may bring out the worst in him. Unfortunately for Hook, it's not just a threat — his hand compels him to start two fights. Read more...

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Aussie Surfer Scales Massive Pine Tree to Check Out the Waves

4 hours 7 min ago

SYDNEY — A surfer in South Avalon, on Sydney's Northern Beaches, took prime position to check out the swell last Thursday.

In an impressive feat, local lad Lachie Rombouts climbed 40 metres up the Norfolk Island Pine tree to do his daily surf check

See also: 'It's Not the Shark's Fault': Aussie Teen Surfer Laughs After Shark Bites Her Leg

Photographer Rita Kluge was grabbing a coffee when she saw the incredible sight and took a snap.

"I was shooting photos for Coastalwatch.com and spotted him while having coffee on South Avalon headland," Kluge told Mashable. "I was stunned by the height of that pine tree and how relaxed he was standing on it. He is an amazing surfer, so must have great balance from it." Read more...

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No Actual Guitars Were Smashed in OSU Marching Band's Classic Rock Tribute

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 11:11pm

Ohio State University's marching band is known for its complicated routines that are just as much about what you see on the field as what you hear.

During Saturday's matchup against Rutgers University, the OSU's Buckeyes played some of classic rock's biggest hits. Fans were treated to The Who's "Pinball Wizard," while the band formed a pinball machine, as well as The Edger Winter Group's "Frankenstein" complete with a shambling monster, among other vintage hits

See also: Collapsed Bench Results in Greatest Team Photo Ever

The marching band finished its set by recreating a stick figure smashing a guitar to the tune of Kiss' "Rock and Roll All Nite." Read more...

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Recruiters Are From Mars, Job Seekers Are From Venus

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 10:16pm

In the midst of the job search, it feels like you’ve been waiting forever to get a call back from your recruiter. After you finally get the nerve to call, you hear, "We’ll keep your resume on file." Does that mean the recruiter will call you as soon as a position opens up? Or is he just being nice?

There’s a communication problem between job seekers and recruiters that often leaves both parties confused and frustrated. Optimistic job seekers are up for trying anything, but recruiters don’t want to be rude to unqualified applicants.

MedReps.com compiled an infographic providing solutions for common miscommunications between job seekers and employers. Some interesting points to note include: Read more...

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BlackBerry's Comeback Plan Is Bearing Fruit — So Far

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 9:16pm

For Järn Harry, his BlackBerry Z10 has one killer feature that iPhones and Androids just can't match: a blinking red light.

"I look at the iPhone, and I don't know if there's a message or not," Harry says. As the head of new business ventures for Comptel, a Helsinki-based software firm, Harry finds BlackBarry unmatched for running business apps. He is also a fan of BlackBerry 10's Hub, which centralizes his messages. Harry also owns an iPhone 6, which he likes, but hates the HTC One

"For my use, it's perfect," he says of the Z10. "It's tailored for business use."

See also: Watch People React to the Bizarrely Shaped BlackBerry Passport Read more...

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'It's Not the Shark's Fault': Aussie Teen Surfer Laughs After Shark Bites Her Leg

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 8:39pm

Australian teenager Kirra-Belle Olsson posted photos on Facebook of the injuries she sustained in a shark attack on Friday, as she made it clear it was not the shark's fault.

The 13-year-old Rip Curl-sponsored surfer was bitten on the leg by a wobbegong shark while surfing at Avoca Beach, on the central coast of New South Wales. She was about 10 to 15 metres from shore when she said she "dropped in on" the shark, meaning she caught the shark's wave.

See also: Beachgoers Capture Shark Feeding Frenzy

"I took the wave and then I twice felt something grab my foot, and I thought it was a mate behind me trying to scare me," Olsson told ABC News. "Then the third time it (the shark) swung me around and tried to pull me under." Read more...

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'Doctor Who' Episode 9 Recap: Terror in Two Dimensions

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 8:05pm

This recap contains spoilers for the most recent episode of Doctor Who, "Flatline." Don't say we didn't warn you.

The Doctor is a hard man to understand. We mere mortals find it difficult to grasp when he gets giddy over things he hasn't encountered before –- because 9 times out of 10, that thing is probably trying to kill everyone

In the last episode, "Mummy on the Orient Express," the Doctor found himself face to face with an ancient fallen soldier who was killing guests on the train in order to gain their life energy.

See also: Cosplayers Explain 'Doctor Who' in 10 Seconds

Clara was upset about the Doctor’s willingness to deal in acceptable losses — a problem she has been grappling with nearly all season. But when you're in the Doctor’s shoes, it’s a lot harder to criticize.
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Tweet a Short Story for a Chance to Win a Copy of Margaret Atwood's 'Stone Mattress'

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 6:02pm

Novels, poems, essays, children's books — Margaret Atwood can write it all

Since she released her first poetry collection Double Persephone in 1961, Atwood has published more than 50 works, including her dystopian masterpiece The Handmaid's Tale.

See also: Read the First Story from Margaret Atwood's 'Stone Mattress,' Our MashableReads Selection

Most recently, Atwood has delved into short story writing with her collection Stone Mattress: Nine Tales, October's MashableReads book club selection. Throughout the collection, Atwood explores what it means to grow old, detailing everything from how an aging genre-writer plots revenge against his former roommates to how a near-blind elderly woman struggles to survive an attack on her retirement home. Read more...

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Germany Says Pro-Russian Rebels in Ukraine Downed MH17 With Captured Missiles

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 5:38pm

KIEV, Ukraine – Germany’s federal intelligence service has concluded that pro-Russian rebels shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 using a missile system captured from a Ukrainian military base, the German news magazine Spiegel reported on Sunday

The findings of the intelligence service, known as BND, contradict claims by Kiev and the West that the rebels fired on the passenger jet using an advanced surface-to-air “Buk” missile system provided to them by Russia.

See also: Report on MH17 States the Obvious: Plane Was Hit by 'High-Energy Objects From Outside'

Moscow has denied the charge and said that Ukrainian fighter jets shadowing the Malaysian jetliner fired on the plane with wing-mounted guns, or that a missile from a system controlled by Ukrainian forces shot it down.

But the head of BND, Gerhard Schindler, said Russia’s claims that the missile was fired by Ukrainian troops and that Ukrainian warplanes were flying near the airliner were false, according to Spiegel.

Schindler said the agency’s findings suggest a missile from a Buk system that rebels captured from a Ukrainian base exploded directly next to the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777, causing it to break into pieces over eastern Ukraine and fall over several villages near the city of Torez on July 17, Read more...

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Ebola-Infected Spanish Nurse Tests Negative for Virus

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 4:41pm

The person with Europe's first confirmed case of Ebola is on the mend.

Teresa Romero, the Spanish nurse that contracted Ebola, has tested negative for the virus, authorities said Sunday. Further tests will be necessary to determine whether Romero is indeed cured, but the news is another positive sign after she responded well to treatment.

See also: Ebola Protocols for Treating Patients to Include Protective Gear With No Skin Showing

Romero, 44, caught the virus two weeks ago while treating Spanish missionaries who had been working in West Africa. The nurse said she made a mistake in removing her protective suit, and touching her face with gloves still on, which could have caused her to contract Ebola. Read more...

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The NYC Cook Who Turned a Tiny Food Cart Into His Biggest Dream

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 4:39pm

NEW YORK, New York — On a hot Friday afternoon, a herd of customers flank both sides of the food cart, waiting on their South Indian fare. The phone rings loudly with takeout orders. Yet New York food vendor Thiru Kumar calmly shuffles between tasks, giving everyone due attention.

Better known as the Dosa Man, Kumar opened his tiny world-renowned cart, NY Dosas (a dosa is a South Indian crepe), in 2001. Soon he amassed a cult following; local and international patrons visit year-round to buy his inexpensive and flavorful street eats. His accolades are many: Listed in 42 countries’ guidebooks, his was the first vegan dosa cart in the world. He has fan clubs in California and Japan. Read more...

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St. Louis Rams Trick Play Is Fun for Everyone (Unless You're From Seattle)

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 3:31pm

There's just something about a well-executed trick play. When it goes wrong, it's a disaster. When done right, it's beautiful.

The St. Louis Rams tricked just about everybody during a punt play at Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks. Nearly the entire Rams team feigned the punt going one way, drawing practically every Seahawk to the wrong side of the field.

See also: 10 Pro Sports Teams That Need to Bring Back Their '90s Uniforms

By the time everyone — including the cameraperson — realized that the ball had actually gone to the other side of the field, the Rams were well on their way to a third touchdown. Read more...

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Malaysia's 'I Want to Touch a Dog' Event Popular With Canine-Curious Muslims

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 2:32pm

Four-legged friends helped close a cultural gap in Malaysia during a unique event that invited Muslims to pet dogs — some for the very first time.

The "I Want to Touch a Dog" event, held in Central Park in Petaling Jaya, attempted to dispel myths about canine cleanliness. Some Muslims believe dog fur and saliva is unclean, and prefer not to keep them inside their homes.

See also: 10 Pumpkin Recipes to Carve Into Your Diet

As a result, some may be afraid of the animals, event organizer Syed Azmi Alhabshi told Asia One.

"This is just a baby step for us. I don't know whether people will now understand not to throw stones at dogs, but we want people to know that if they are not knowledgeable or are curious about things, they should just ask. If we ask nicely, people will respond," he said. Read more...

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Ebola Protocols for Treating Patients to Include Protective Gear With No Skin Showing

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 1:37pm

WASHINGTON — Revised guidance for health care workers treating Ebola patients will include using protective gear "with no skin showing," a top federal health official said Sunday.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said those caring for an Ebola patient in Dallas were left vulnerable because some of their skin was exposed.

See also: 'I am Liberian, Not a Virus': Video Fights Stigma Against People From Countries Battling Ebola

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is working on revisions to safety protocols. Earlier ones, he said, were based on a World Health Organization model in which care was given in more remote places, often outdoors, and without intensive training for health workers Read more...

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Comet to Buzz by Mars — And You Get to Watch

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 1:04pm

A comet zoomed past Mars in a rare celestial event Sunday afternoon.

The event was live streamed by Slooh, an organization that connects powerful telescopes to the Internet. The viewing started at 2:15 p.m. ET, and the actual passing occurred around 2:27 p.m. ET.

See also: NASA Puts All Eyes on Comet's Historic Brush With Mars

The Virtual Telescope Project also live streamed the comet's passing, below:

Called Siding Spring the comet made a close flyby of Mars — only 87,000 miles from the red planet. In comparison, the moon is 238,900 miles from Earth

Scientists planned to closely observe the comet, as its makeup and reaction to the Mars atmosphere, as well as the sun, is of particular interest to those that study the origins of our solar system Read more...

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10 Job Openings in Marketing, Media and More

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 1:00pm

Are you on the job hunt? The Mashable Job Board is the ideal place to search for your next big move. More than 3,000 employers in tech and digital have posted on our board, and they're looking to fill positions from Mashable's community.

Each week, we highlight 10 recently posted openings. Check out some of this week's newest listings, below, and be sure to read our Job Search Series for valuable career tips.

Position: Manager, Marketing Analytics
Company: Invaluable
Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Invaluable is looking to add a key player to a growing, data-driven marketing team that will help answer complex analytical questions to help shape the marketing acquisition strategy and customer data landscape. The Manager, Marketing Analytics will be instrumental in solving complex marketing business issues using statistical analysis and reporting data across multiple segments and acquisition channels. This position will serve as a pivotal contributor connecting insights from data to other parts of the business. Read more...

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