Encountering A Shark Might Be Scary, But Do You Know What You Should Really Be Afraid Of?

For my entire life, I've been hesitant to go too far off the shore when I'm at the beach because I fear sharks. A few years ago, I was in Ethiopia and was offered an opportunity to see hippos in the wild, and I was like, "Hell, yeah!" So my husband, our 8-month-old daughter, and I got in an old rickety wood boat (no life jackets, of course) with two guys, one of which had to bail water the whole time, and rode across a lake right into the middle of a herd of hippos, including many babies. At some point, we were pretty much within reach-out-and-touch-them distance. Fortunately for us, it ended well — with us still in the boat — but the likelihood of something bad happening was much higher than me being attacked by a shark while wading into the Pacific Ocean. "Jaws" may seem scary, but there are a lot of animals and other living things far more dangerous than sharks. Here's some perspective.

We all know that social media can be a cesspool of trolly negativity, but sometimes a story comes along that totally restores your faith in the whole thing. Enter the KFC proposal that started off being mocked and ended up with a swarm of support from individuals and companies who united to give the couple an experience to remember.

Facebook user Tae Spears shared the story with screenshots from Twitter, and the response has been overwhelming.

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Madison Square Garden in New York City is known for having hosted some legendary performances. George Harrison's Concert for Bangladesh in '71, Billy Joel's 12 sellouts in '06, and Carmelo Anthony's 62 points in a 2014 victory against the Charlotte Bobcats, just to name a few.

But it's hard to imagine one person holding the legendary arena in the palm of their hand quite like Pete DuPré, better known as "Harmonica Pete," did on Veterans Day.

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Many of us are too young to remember the hijacking of Pan Am Flight 73 of 1986, much less any details about it. But thanks to a viral Facebook post from Misfit History, some attention is being shed on an incredible heroine who saved many American lives in the standoff.

The post reads:

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Whenever life becomes too tedious or stressful, it seems that the human psyche has a release valve that turns on and we just go, "F it."

I give up. I no longer care. I got nothing left.

It's a wonderful moment when we go from being at our wits end to being on the other side of the madness. Because, after all, as Mark Manson, author of "The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck" says:

You and everyone you know are going to be dead soon. And in the short amount of time between here and there, you have a limited amount of fucks to give. Very few, in fact.
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