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Ichiro Suzuki Learned Spanish Just So He Could Talk Sh*t To Players

Ichiro Suzuki Learned Spanish Just So He Could Talk Sh*t To Players

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It’s still not totally clear if Ichiro Suzuki has a complete grasp of the English language, even after more than a decade of playing baseball in the US. But, we do know he’s learned Spanish along the way.

At least, he’s done so enough to talk trash to the many Spanish speakers around the league.

According to Brad Lefton of the Wall Street Journal,

After a leadoff single to open the game, Ichiro dashed to second on a steal. As he popped up safely from his slide, he looked at Santiago and deadpanned in Spanish, ‘No corro casi.’

Loosely translated, he was telling Santiago, a native of the Dominican Republic, ‘I don’t have my legs today.’ Before Santiago could stop smiling, Ichiro was stealing third two pitches later on those same heavy legs.

This article also reports that Ichiro’s “sharp” and clever use of Spanish has earned him his status on the field among members of MLB’s Latin community.

Many of his fellow players are surprised to realize he knows how to speak the language in any capacity, given he uses a translator for English, and find it hilarious when he speaks a little Spanish to throw a few shots at the opposition.

Again, Lefton writes,

Veteran first baseman Carlos Pena remembered one of his frequent encounters with Ichiro. He was defending first for the Tampa Bay Rays, and Ichiro had just arrived on one of his patented infield hits.

Ichiro peered over at Pena and asked, ‘Que coño tu mira?,’ or, ‘What the hell are you looking at?’ Pena clamped his lips together to prevent the laughter from bursting through.

Ichiro admits he’s not exactly fluent in the foreign tongue, but says it has nonetheless helped him strengthen a tie he already felt with Latin players in the Major Leagues.

He told Lefton:

I feel a bond with them. We’re all foreigners in a strange land. We’ve come over here and had to cope with some of the same trials and tribulations. When I throw a little Spanish out at them, they really seem to appreciate it and it seems to strengthen that bond.

via Wall Street Journal, Photo Credit: Getty Images

Read more: http://elitedaily.com/sports/ichiro-learned-spanish-to-talk-smack/742944/

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The Essential Ranking Of All 52 Characters From “One Tree Hill”

The Essential Ranking Of All 52 Characters From “One Tree Hill”

This is an attempt to rank all the main and recurring characters from all nine seasons of One Tree Hill. Spoilers ahead.

52. Nanny Carrie

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No one tries to break up Naley and kidnap Jamie! NO ONE!

51. Ian Banks AKA “Psycho Derek”

Ian Banks AKA "Psycho Derek"

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A psycho and in love with a girl from the internet — catfishing in real life.

50. Katie Ryan

Katie Ryan

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She dressed up as Clay’s dead wife and then shot him and his girlfriend.

49. Felix Taggaro

Felix Taggaro

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Cruel to Peyton and way too full of himself — next.

48. Nicki

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She dragged Jake away and stole her baby back! You bitch!

47. Tara Richards

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Annoying season nine “enemy” for Brooke — at least she had cute hair.

46. Emily Chambers AKA Jules

Emily Chambers AKA Jules

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How dare you break Keith’s heart! He was too nice for you.

45. Anna Taggaro

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The first lesbian on the show — but she didn’t stick up for Peyton and was kinda annoying.

44. Taylor James

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Middle child syndrome, who slept with Nathan and then kept trying to.

43. Lindsey Strauss

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A B-grade character — boring and a placeholder for Peyton.

42. Miranda Stone

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Who was she again? That British record company lady who’s most memorable moment is wearing underwear in a full bar.

41. Lauren

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Jamie’s teacher and Skills’ love interest — I cant remember much else from you.

40. Sara Evans

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Clay’s dead wife — yawn.

39. Chuck Scolnik

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The poor kid got beaten by his dad, but was super annoying and liked to punch people.

38. Junk Moretti

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Other Rivercourt Guy #1.

37. Fergie Thompson

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Other Rivercourt Guy #2.

36. Gigi Silveri

Gigi Silveri

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Early seasons’ Gigi was much better then slutty college grad Gigi. Stay young forever!

35. Ellie Harp

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Peyton’s 2nd dead mom — but she was pretty cool and helped create the best benefit album.

34. Andy Hargrove

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Karen’s husband — who was super rich and kinda bland. But he stood up to Dan once, so good for you.

33. Derek Sommers

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Peyton’s real brother — he taught her to fight and to sleep after her attack by “Psycho Derek.” Nice guy.

32. Owen Morello

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Totally hottie who got it on with Brooke. Then he kinda disappeared. Come back Owen.

31. Lydia James

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Hayley, Taylor and Quinn’s mom who died. Next story line.

30. Mia Catalano

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Peyton’s first artist on Red Bedroom Records who also went on to date Chase. She was fun and provided some good music.

29. Chase Adams

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Lost his virginity to Brooke and then returned as the worst bartender in the world.But he looked pretty good shirtless.

28. Cooper Lee

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Hot Uncle Cooper — I too would lie about my age to sleep with you.

27. Sam Walker

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Brooke’s foster child — she had some total spunk but had terrible eyeliner. She left Tree Hill to live with her mom and never returned.

26. Tim Smith

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Nathan’s sidekick — so dumb but so funny.

25. Chris Keller

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Yes, you tried to ruin Naley but you were hilariously evil and brought the comedy.

24. Quinn James

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Married Clay, took some good photos. Very average character — but she looked very good in her underwear

23. Quentin Fields

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I was so sad when Q was murdered. But your friendship with Jamie was so adorable.

22. Clay Evans

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Had a dead wife, a stalker, married Quinn and had a child whose memory he suppressed. Busy guy.

21. Millicent Huxtable

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Millie was awesome as Brooke’s assistant, but as model she was a total bitch. She was, however, a great role model to non size-0 girls.

20. Alex Dupre

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Slutty actress turned musician. Loved her spunky attitude and how she showed that appearances are not what they seem with her suicide attempt.

19. Victoria Davis

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Bitchtoria was a bitch. But I still loved her, especially when she became nice to Brooke but a bitch to the rest of the world.

18. “Skills” Taylor

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Yes, he had questionable taste in women cough Deb cough. But he was so cool and often said what we all thought.

17. Julian Baker

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The dick who broke Peyton’s heart but then became Brooke’s world. *Sigh* You were so lovely! But please stop with the movie quote references

16. Jake Jagielski

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Come back Jake! Definitely the best teen dad in the world and he can also serenade you.

15. Larry Sawyer

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Best dad! Whilst he was away a lot of the time, he was there when it was needed and looked out for both Peyton and Brooke.

14. Bevin Mirskey

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The best cheerleader and was always the “dumb” friend. She brought the comic relief to the show and ended up with Skills at the end — score.

13. Dan Scott

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Yes you shot your brother, went to prison, and ended up hosting a tacky television show, but what would Tree Hill be without you?

12. Karen Roe

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Karen was the mother I wanted — understanding, caring, tries too hard to be cool, but overall so lovely.

11. Keith Scott

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Lucas’s “surrogate” father and such a great role model for everyone. RIP Keith.

10. Whitey Durham

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The coach everyone needs, with words of wisdom at the right times.

9. Deb Scott

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Crazy Deb, where do I start? Yes, you were a train wreck as a parent, but I love you and your kooky ways.

8. Hayley James Scott

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Hayley — you were a little yawn for me, personally. But I couldn’t not put you in the top ten, as your relationship with Nathan was beautiful.

7. Jamie Scott

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James Lucas Scott definitely brought the humor to season five and was so cute. Never grow up!

6. Marvin “Mouth” McFadden

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The best dancer at all Tree Hill High and the guy that is everyone’s friend. You were loved by all and got the happily-ever-after you wanted.

5. Peyton Sawyer

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Peyton had such a hard life, but her music and bad ass attitude got her through.

4. Lucas Scott

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The hopeless romantic who for five seasons was in the three-way love triangle. You could also be really whiny and sometimes got annoying. But I still love season one Lucas!

3. Nathan Scott

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Oh, Nathan! You were a dick who became the man every girl wants to end up with and were a great father. With you not being as whiny as Lucas, you get extra points.

2. Rachel Gatina

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A controversial choice as I hated her at the start — but learned to love her! She had such spunk and confidence.

1. Brooke Davis

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World’s Largest Treehouse

World’s Largest Treehouse

Michael Garnier is proud to claim that he lives in the world’s largest tree house. Even though it’s not official, it’s an exciting idea, and seems plausible as the enormous 1,800 sq ft home is supported in the air by seven huge oak trees. The video is featured on LaughingSquid, FairCompanies, and TheBlaze.

 

 

 

Here’s a longer video of more of Michael’s amazing treehouses and wood inventions featured on BoingBoing

 

Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2012/02/02/worlds-largest-treehouse/

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Community Post: 34 People That Don’t Care About Your Rules

Community Post: 34 People That Don't Care About Your Rules

1. Their mom said, “Stop using the toaster on the driveway,” and they said:

2. The cops are terrified of this guy and they don’t even know it.

3. Chiquita can’t tell this guy how to eat a banana.

4. This guy will use any damn door he damn well pleases.

5. The max setting is WRONG.

6. This sugar junkie knows Junior Mints taste just fine from this end.

7. This guy is why brownie day was cancelled at his last office.

8. This dog makes whatever mess she wants.

9. This uploader will take just as long as they like.

10. The system can’t tell this guy where to stand.

11. Guess what, THIS GUY CROSSED THE RED LINE.

12. “String” is simply a suggestion to this cheese lover.

13. You can just call this guy Don’t Draper. Or Won’t Draper because HE WON’T BE HELD DOWN.

14. You can’t tell this mail deliverer what to do! You can’t!

15. Sure, insert there if you’re a SUCKER.

16. When life gave this grocer lemon juice, he PUT IT IN THE LIME BOX.

AND VICE VERSA.

17. This caffeine addict can’t — sorry, WON’T — even read.

18. DON’T EVEN TRY TO TELL THIS GUY WHERE THE TRASH CAN GOES.

19. This technarchist doesn’t play by anyone’s goddamn rules!

20. This athlete is better at hiding her supplements than Lance Armstrong, that’s for sure.

21. This Domino’s employee is fully aware of your OCD.

In fact, she’s counting on it.

22. All That Remains is a band that puts their intro wherever the hell they want.

23. NO, he’s over THERE.

24. This knife will be sharp however it wants to be, thank you very much.

25. Why, were you going to use all that empty space for GIVING INTO THE SYSTEM?!

26. Don’t tell this elevator which way to go!

27. Who’re you going to trust, a calendar or your underpants?

28. Or your SOCK?!

29. Walking around corners is for CHUMPS.

30. Pluto doesn’t play by planet rules! It’s not even a planet!

31. What do you know? You’re just a little sign.

32. What do YOU know? You’re just a TALL sign!

33. This entire creek is breaking the rules! Next we’ll have pets off leashes!

Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/seancurry1/34-people-that-dont-care-about-your-rules

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Men Who Watch Porn Have Smaller Brains

Men Who Watch Porn Have Smaller Brains

New findings show porn might actually be bad for your brain. I'm so surprised!! A German study questioned men, ages 21-45, about their porn watching habits and then measured their brain volumes and reactions to pornographic images. Results showed that the guys who reported watching a lot of porn actually had smaller brains.

There are some problems with this study, however: 1) There were only 64 guys in the study, and 2) it’s assuming men are truthful about their porn watching habits which, umm, no. No word yet on if porn caused the small brains, or if men with smaller brains are more likely to watch porn.  If porn does lead to smaller brains though, just throwing this out there, the entire male species will be affected.

Read more: http://www.betcheslovethis.com/article/men-who-watch-porn-have-smaller-brains

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Wheel of Fortune’s first special needs contestant stole the show

Trent Girone is 21 years old and has endured nine brain surgeries in addition to having Aspergers and Tourette Syndrome. He is also an avid fan of Wheel of Fortune.

He recently got his lifelong wish of participating in the game show as an actual player, becoming the show’s first-ever special needs contestant. He didn’t win the game, but I’m sure you’ll agree that he won the audience’s hearts, both in the studio and online now that this video is spreading and bringing smiles to faces all around the world…

(via Huffington Post)

Read more: http://twentytwowords.com/wheel-of-fortunes-first-special-needs-contestant-stole-the-show/

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App Could Help Find Replacement for Your Dead Pet

App Could Help Find Replacement for Your Dead Pet

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Losing a pet is one of the most difficult experiences we go through. And finding a new four-legged friend can be daunting. But a new iOS app wants to make it easier for you to find replacement pets— provided you’re looking for a near-identical match.

PetMatch uses image recognition to find adoptable cats and dogs that look like pets in any given picture. Though Superfish, the company behind the app, isn’t exactly touting it as a search engine to replace dead pets— the company describes it as a tool to find your “picture perfect pet” — the app will no doubt prove useful to parents who don’t want to tell the kids what really happened to Fluffy.

When users upload a photo of a cat or dog, the app compares the image to photos of nearby animals currently up for adoption. The results supposedly display photos of lookalike animals as well as relevant shelter or adoption agency info. Users not looking for an exact match of a former pet can also browse the app’s gallery of adoptable pets.

“Our sophisticated algorithms (and our registered patents) allow us to analyze every picture and provide similar and near identical images in real time – no text tags, no human involvement,” the company writes on its website, adding that their platform can handle up to 2,000 searches a second.

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The PetMatch app matches users with adoptable pets based on uploaded photos.

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Right now, the free app seems to be more conceptual than practical. A search for a white kitten from the app’s gallery, for example, turned up several other white cats — all at shelters hundreds of miles away.

The app also seems to rely heavily on the pet being positioned in the center of the frame. I uploaded a photo of a friend’s cat, who happens to be all black, and the app turned up photos of other black cats sitting in a similar position as the one in my photograph— none of which were closer than a few hundred miles away. Another search based on an adult grey tuxedo cat returned ginger and tabby kittens.

Superfish has another image-based search app in the works, WindowShopper, which allows users to upload photos of products in order to find similar items in online stores.

Read more: http://mashable.com/2014/05/20/petmatch-app/

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Domesticated Dogs Most Likely Originated in Europe Nearly 19,000 Years Ago

Most people know that the dogs people keep today as pets came from wolves, but it hasn’t been entirely clear when humans first started domesticating them. Some believe that dogs were domesticated around 10,000 years ago by groups that were settling and discovering agriculture, but new genetic data shows that the domestication was actually closer to 19,000 years ago in Europe. This study was completed by researchers at UCLA and was published this week in Science as the cover story.

The team compared the mitochondrial genomes of 18 prehistoric canids with 49 modern wolves, 77 modern dogs of a variety of breeds, 3 ancient Chinese dog breeds, and 4 coyotes. The information was used to make a phylogenetic tree to determine when domesticated dogs diverged from gray wolves. It was estimated that the split occurred about 18,800 years ago. Despite the deep history of dog domestication, around 4 out of 5 modern breeds have come about due to artificial selection within the last few hundred years. The oldest remains that resemble modern day dogs were found in Russia and date back 15,000 years, though he oldest wolf remains are about 36,000 years old and were found in Europe.

It might seem odd that humans were able to tame such fierce predators, but there was probably a lot for wolves to gain. At that point humans were still hunter/gatherers and likely had a lot of leftover animal product from hunts that the wolves were able to eat. Over time, the animals probably got comfortable around the humans and ultimately, a friendship was forged and humans were able to train the wolves.

Different hunter/gather groups likely began to influence the appearance of the wolves, as they became reproductively isolated. There are modern migratory wolves that do not mate with wolves that stay in the same general location, and the researchers believe that a similar situation might have happened with the first domesticated wolves.

This study found that modern domesticated dogs align more closely with ancient groups out of Europe, which challenges ideas that state domestic dogs originated in the Middle East or Asia. However, this does not answer all of the questions about where man’s best friend came from. Future research will compare nuclear genomes of more dogs, which have about 100,000 times more base pairs to compare.

Read more: http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/domesticated-dogs-most-likely-originated-europe-nearly-19000-years-ago