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French Gymnast Suffers Horrific Leg Break During Olympics

French Gymnast Suffers Horrific Leg Break During Olympics

French gymnastSamir Ait Said’s Olympics ended last night, when his leg broke as he was taking part in the men’s vault.

The 26-year-old landed awkwardly, and the sound of his bone snapping could reportedly be heard throughout the stadium.

He was quickly tended to by medics, and was stretchered off to a standing ovation.

(Warning – if you’re squeamish, you might not like the following images…)

You can watch the moment Samir broke his leg here:

The French Olympic team tweeted that Samirfractured his tibia and fibula, and would be having surgery soon.

They also reported that he thanked his well-wishers, and promised to win gold at Tokyo in four years time.

We wish him all the best, and hope that he makes a speedy recovery.

Image Credits: Getty

Read more: http://www.hellou.co.uk/2016/08/french-gymnast-suffers-horrific-leg-break-during-olympics-101154/

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If Countries Had Facebook During WWII

If Countries Had Facebook During WWII

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15 People Admitted To Their Weirdest Porn Searches Online

15 People Admitted To Their Weirdest Porn Searches Online

Not that I would right now but, when you’re in the mood, you can never really account for what’s going to take your fancy when it gets to the crunch time.

That being said, we all have our boundaries. I draw the line on nudity and heavy petting. Some people draw the line at non-humans. Whatever floats your boat (as long as it’s legal).

Here are some of the weirdest porn searches that people have admitted to looking for…

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See? Maybe your fetishes don’t seems all that weird now..?

Or maybe they’re still atrocious.

What do you think? let us know what you’ve searched for in the comments if you’re brave enough!

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Read more: http://www.hellou.co.uk/2016/05/15-people-admitted-to-their-weirdest-porn-searches-online-92171/

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Teenager Stumbles Across Dead Body While Out Playing ‘Pokemon GO’

Teenager Stumbles Across Dead Body While Out Playing ‘Pokemon GO’

Just when you thought we, as a society, couldn’t get lazier – the people who make video games have even started worrying for us, and inventing ways to get us out of the house.

Pokemon GO is a game where you have to wander around to try and catch them all. It was released earlier this week in America, but hasn’t been officially released yet in the UK. You can, however, log into the American app store and get it that way.

Since it’s release, the game has caused lots of weird happenings. Mostly just, you know, people leaving the house.

The weirdest however has to be 19-year-old Shayla Wiggins, who found adead body floating in the Wind River, Wyoming.
Shayla toldCounty 10 that she woke up earlyyesterdaymorning just to play Pokemon GO.

“I was trying to get a Pokmon from a natural water resource,” she explained. She said that she jumped over the fence to go towards the river in search of a Pokmon.

“I was walking towards the bridge along the shore when I saw something in the water. I had to take a second look and I realized it was a body.”

She said the figure was floating about three feet from the shore, and it seemedlike the body of an average sized male.

“It was pretty shocking,” Shayla said. “I didn’t really know what to do at first. But I called 911 right away and they came really quickly.” Shortly after authorities arrived they took Shayla down to the scene where she had indicated she found the body.
Detectives told Shayla that they thought the body had been there for less than 24 hours.

The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office has released the following information: The death appears to be accidental in nature and possibly that of a drowning. There is no evidence at this time that would indicate foul play. Evidence located at the scene has led investigators to believe the man went into the water at the location he was found.

So, guys. There’s more to look out for in the world than just Pokemon. Make sure you look where you’re walking…

Read more: http://www.hellou.co.uk/2016/07/teenager-stumbles-across-dead-body-while-out-playing-pokemon-go-97956/

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So, you got drunk this Easter weekend?

So, you got drunk this Easter weekend?

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Woman Got Drunk, Beheaded Pet Snakes, Tried To Eat Their Heads

Woman Got Drunk, Beheaded Pet Snakes, Tried To Eat Their Heads

We’ve all messed up after a few drinks, but for most of us that normally involves drunk-dialingour ex or going into the wrong toilet at the bar.

Jennifer Lampe, 28, has been given a suspended 4 month jail sentence for killing her two snakes while drunk, and causing them unnecessary suffering.

She was discovered by police covered in blood, with the lifeless body of her boa constrictor wrapped around her neck, and the heads of both reptiles stashed in her pockets covered in vomit, after she had attempted to swallow them but thrown them up.

She told the RSPCA she ‘wanted to keep them’, and magistrates accused her of committing an ‘unpleasant, not to say bizarre’ act of animal cruelty.

The court was also told about how, a few weeks before the snake decapitations, she threw her pet hamster into a fish tank and watched it drown because it wasmaking too much noise in the night.

RSPCA prosecutor Roger Price told court she then ‘put the dead hamster in a chest freezer’ but its contents were later emptied.

Mr Price said Lampe killed the two-metre boa constrictor and a smaller ball python in April of this year because she was worried she mightbecome homeless and therefore wouldn’t be able to look after the pair.

She was living with her sister, but after falling out with her sister’s boyfriend she became agitated and took a pair of scissors and knife up to her room where she was keeping the snakes. Her sister found her hysterical with the snake draped around her neck and called the police.

A vet who examined the animals found that the snakes’ ‘suffering was prolonged and painful’ and saidthat reptiles’ heads ‘can remain operable up to an hour after decapitation’, meaning they likely were fullyaware of Lampe as she swallowed them.

Sarah Cooper, representing Lampe, described heras a vulnerable ‘loner’ who had ‘some mental health problems’, a drink problem and was currently taking anti-depressants.

‘It is a bizarre set of circumstances, needless to say, the animals have suffered, they shouldn’t have, she knows that.’

If you have any concerns about the welfare of an animal, contact the RSPCAor your nationalanimal welfare organisations.

H/T: Daily Mail, Telegraph

Lead image: RSPCA

Read more: http://www.hellou.co.uk/2016/08/woman-got-drunk-beheaded-pet-snakes-tried-to-eat-their-heads-102702/

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5 Ways To Stop Feeling Like Student Loans Are Taking Over Your Life

5 Ways To Stop Feeling Like Student Loans Are Taking Over Your Life

For many of us, student loan debt can seem insurmountable. We hear about it from friends, the news and even presidential candidates. Simply put, it can be stressful or even frightening. In fact, a new study shows that one in threeMillennials exhibit PTSD-like symptoms due to financial stress.

This type of stress manifests itself as denial and avoidance, and it can lead to a lack of planning. This avoidance is especially troubling when it comes to student loan debt. Just a little bit of time spent planning and understanding your options can sometimes lead to thousands of dollars saved over the life of a loan.

It might sound obvious, but with some careful planning and some self-reflection, you can chip away at your student debt and reduce the stress it brings to your life.

Here are five tips to pay off your student loans that can keep you sane:

1. Be honest about how you feel, and acknowledge your debt.

I’ll be the first to say what we’re all thinking: Student debt sucks. Now that that’s taken care of, the next step is to acknowledge what’s behind the anxiety with student debt.

We’re hardwired to avoid pain, and student debt can be painful. It’s also easy to hide behind its magnitude. The graduating class of 2015 had the most student loan debt in history, averaging at around $35,000. That can seem overwhelming at first glance, but rather than admitting defeat, try to reframe the issue into bite-sized pieces so it’s a part of your monthly routine.

Recognize that your student loan payments are just like your utility bills. You probably never forget to pay your electricity bill each month, so you shouldn’t neglect your student loans, either. Plan accordingly, and add it to your monthly budget.

To build momentum, make a commitment to repay your debt. Take action and start to optimize and improve your situation. You don’t want interest to pile up because you’ve been avoiding the issue.


2. Start with a plan to repay your student debt.

Two of the most popular strategies for paying off debt play on some psychology. So, depending on your personality and patience, either the avalanche or snowball plan may be right for you.

To start the avalanche plan, first look up the interest rates for each of your student loans. Yes, the amount of interest you pay can be different for each of your loans. Once you’ve figured out what you’re paying for each of your loans, work on paying off the student loan with the highest interest rate, while continuing to pay the minimums on your other loans. Lather, rinse and repeat. By paying down your most expensive loans, you’ll be keeping your loan balances from compounding as much interest, which allows your savings to build over time.

If you’re someone wholikes to feel a continuing sense of progress, try the snowball plan. While making the minimum payments on each of your student loans, direct any extra money toward the student loan with the lowest balance each month. After each loan you pay off with this method, you’ll be one loan closer to being debt-free. This will provide you with some needed confidence in knowingyou’re chipping away at the debt.


3. Take advantage of the help that’s available for repaying student debt.

Dealing with student loan debt can be overwhelming and frustrating. The good news is, you don’t have to do it all yourself. If you have federal student loan debt, the government offers a variety of repayment plans, so your monthly payments can be more reasonable.

A graduated repayment plan starts your current payments off low, increasing after every two years. Most people may want to consider this plan as your income will likely rise in the future as you become more established in your career.

If you need more time to repay your student loans, you may be able to stretch them out. An extended repayment plan generally lowers your monthly payments, but you will likely pay more over time when you factor in the compounding interest.

If your student debt makes up a large part of your current income, you may be eligible for income-driven repayment plans. Your options include income-based repayment, pay as you earn repayment and income-contingent repayment plans. With each of these plans, your monthly payments will be based on your income and will change over time as your income changes. To take advantage of one of these plans, you’ll usually need to provide proof of your income to your federal student loan provider every year.

Lastly, while it may seem awkward at first, consider asking whether your employer has or would consider implementing a program to help with your student loan debt. Many companies now offer student debt assistance as an employee benefit.


4. Consider deferment, the pause button for federal student loans.

If you can’t repay your student loans because you’re in a rut or can’t find work, don’t let your loans fall to the wayside. You don’t want to default on your loans and potentially damage your credit score,it matters.

Let your loan servicer know immediately if you can’t make your payments, so you can see what options may be available. You may be able to defer your federal student loans for as much as three years.

During a deferment, your federal student loan provider agrees to stop collecting payments. In some cases, interest may also be put on hold. While you are still responsible for repaying your debt after the deferment period, postponing your payments can take some weight off your shoulders until you can get back on your feet.


5. Stop juggling all of your student loans at once, and consider refinancing or consolidating.

Refinancing your student loans can make your debt cheaper and easier to manage each month. For many, refinancing or consolidating your student loans can make your student debt less overwhelming. Being able to keep track of one less thing each month can make the difference between manageable and stressful, after all.

Student loan refinancing may save you thousands of dollars if you’re able to take out a new loan with a lower interest rate. You may even be able to lower your monthly payments. But remember, when you refinance a loan, you’re taking out a new loan to pay off all of your current student loans, so you’ll generally need good or excellent credit for the best rates.

The Department of Education allows you to consolidate your federal student loans without a credit check or application fee. Consolidating your federal student debt fixes your interest rate for the rest of your loan, which may make your payments easier to plan for. Your new interest rate will be a weighted average of each of your previous loans’ interest rates.

Before you rush to consolidate, make sure you don’t lose out on any benefits that are offered with your original loans, like eligibility for federal repayment plans or even interest rate discounts. Also, keep in mind you’ll likely pay more in interest because you’re often extending your loan when consolidating.

When it comes to paying back your student loans, try not to stress. There are so many options for repayment, as well as the possibility of refinancing or consolidating your loans. What’s important is you evaluate your options and determine what will work best for you. Remember, if you have managed your student loans and other credit accounts responsibly by paying on time, the impact on your credit score will likely be positive.

Read more: http://elitedaily.com/money/student-loans-take-over-life/1479136/

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If This Little Girl Died Nearly 100 Years Ago, Why Do Her Eyes Still Open in Her Coffin?

If This Little Girl Died Nearly 100 Years Ago, Why Do Her Eyes Still Open in Her Coffin?

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Rosalia Lombardo is known simply as “Sleeping Beauty.” When she passed away in 1920, her body was embalmed by Alfredo Salafia. His method of embalming left her body in tact, making her one of the world’s best preserved mummies.

Not much is known about her life (aside from the fact that she died of pneumonia), but it is after her death that she has drawn huge attention.Many people believe that Rosalia opens and closes her eyes while resting in her glass casket.

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Surely this isn’t possible if she’s been dead for 95 years? Before any supernatural theories emerge, it definitely isn’t possible. According to Dario Piombino-Mascali, curator of the Capuchin Catacombs in Sicily, it’s simply a phenomenon.

It’s “an optical illusion produced by the light that filters through the side windows, which during the day is subject to change,” he said in a statement.

What you think you’re seeing is just an optical illusion. Apparently, her eyes are “not completely closed, and indeed they have never been,” Piombino-Mascali added.

Either way, it still seems kinda freaky. 

Read more: http://www.hellou.co.uk/2015/01/little-girl-died-nearly-100-years-ago-eyes-still-open-coffin-33000/

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This Guy’s Powerful Facebook Post Reminds People That Disability Can Be Invisible

This Guy’s Powerful Facebook Post Reminds People That Disability Can Be Invisible

While Ste Walker may look perfectly healthy, the 24-year-old from Halifax is actually battling a debilitating disability.

Suffering from Crohn’s disease – which affects the digestive tract – Ste has undergone three life-saving operations in the past two years. He has to live with a central line that goes to his heart and feeds him, as well as anileostomy bag – or stoma – to collect his poo outside his body.

Living with this conditionis difficult enough, and Ste also hasto deal with abusive comments from people who don’t understand that you can’t always ‘see’ disability.

In a recent Facebook post, he explained how he often is called out for using a disabled toilet, or parking in a disabled spot, all because he doesn’t ‘look disabled’.

After explainingthe physical reality of living with Crohn’s Disease – including the ileostomy bag and the tubes to drain his stomach – Ste said:

“It’s not just these physical conditions I have to deal with and fight everyday, there is also a mental battle raging inside me all the time, not been able to eat a meal in 2 years, or only been at home for 4 weeks in the last 18 months, been away from my family and friends, seeing what my illness does to them has a massive effect on my mental state of mind.”

He then said:

“So the next time someone says to me “well you look perfectly fine, why are you using that disabled toilet, or parking in that disabled spot, your conning the system, your not disabled, you don’t need that walking stick” just stop and think maybe I just want TO BE FINE or to feel normal, you don’t no what I go threw on a daily basis and you have no right to judge me just on your perception of me that you can see because you don’t no what goes on inside…..so stop and think before you speak, think about the struggle I’ve gone threw just to get out of bed and get dressed and tried to look ‘normal’…..”

We hope that this brave and powerful post teaches people something about the nature of disability.

Read more: http://www.hellou.co.uk/2015/11/this-guys-powerful-facebook-post-reminds-people-that-disability-can-be-invisible-67322/

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Scotty T Tried To Flirt With Kendall Jenner And It Was A Disaster

Scotty T Tried To Flirt With Kendall Jenner And It Was A Disaster

You know how it is. You see someone you fancy, you try toflirt with them a bit, flatter them slightly, and hope that they reciprocate.

Geordie Shore’s Scotty T is no newbie to flirting, quite the opposite in fact, he’s got a bit of a reputation for having a way with the ladies.

Yesterday he decided to aim high by approaching Kendall Jenner on Twitter. He uploaded a photo of her and then sent her a tweet letting her know how ‘ridiculously fit’ she is. It’s a pretty direct approach, but, you know, it was a worth a shot and besides, what’s the worst that can happen?

You could get the wrong girl, that’s what. Yes, Scotty T sent Kendall Jenner a photo of Gone Girl starEmily Ratajkowski telling her how fit she was. Oops.

Oh well, never mind Scotty, at least you didn’t do it on social media so that the whole internet could point out your mistake.

I’m sure Kendall Jenner is feeling very flattered right now.

Read more: http://www.hellou.co.uk/2016/08/scotty-t-tried-to-flirt-with-kendall-jenner-and-it-was-a-disaster-101879/