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One Of Putin's Homophobic Spokesmen Is Shamed On 'The Daily Show,' And That's The Least Awesome Part

In the run-up to the Sochi Olympics, there was an uproar over Russia's awful anti-gay laws that were destroying lives and families. "The Daily Show" headed over to find out what the deal was and interviewed one of Putin's spokesmen. Said spokesman confirmed all of their worst fears.So Jason Jones went to the streets to find out more. And although he discovered that 74% of Russians are anti-gay, he also found pockets of beautiful dissent.At 4:06, he asks the people who really matter — LGBTQ Russians — why they don't just leave. And at 5:40, he meets an amazing woman who actually makes me tear up a little. It doesn't even end with a joke.If you live somewhere other than the USA, I've provided instructions on how to see the video at the bottom of the page. Because you deserve better than a media company's awful region restrictions.

For those of you who can't play the video, I went ahead and found images of the best part:


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A breastfeeding mother's experience at Vienna's Schoenbrunn Zoo is touching people's hearts—but not without a fair amount of controversy.

Gemma Copeland shared her story on Facebook, which was then picked up by the Facebook page Boobie Babies. Photos show the mom breastfeeding her baby next to the window of the zoo's orangutan habitat, with a female orangutan sitting close to the glass, gazing at them.

"Today I got feeding support from the most unlikely of places, the most surreal moment of my life that had me in tears," Copeland wrote.

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People have clearly missed their free treats.

The COVID-19 pandemic had us waving a sad farewell to many of life’s modern conveniences. And where it certainly hasn’t been the worst loss, not having free samples at grocery stores has undoubtedly been a buzzkill. Sure, one can shop around without the enticing scent of hot, fresh artisan pizza cut into tiny slices or testing out the latest fancy ice cream … but is it as joyful? Not so much.

Trader Joe’s, famous for its prepandemic sampling stations, has recently brought the tradition back to life, and customers are practically dancing through the aisles.


On the big comeback weekend, people flocked to social media to share images and videos of their free treats, including festive Halloween cookies (because who doesn’t love TJ’s holiday themed items?) along with hopeful messages for the future.
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This article originally appeared on 07.10.21


Dr. Daniel Mansfield and his team at the University of New South Wales in Australia have just made an incredible discovery. While studying a 3,700-year-old tablet from the ancient civilization of Babylon, they found evidence that the Babylonians were doing something astounding: trigonometry!

Most historians have credited the Greeks with creating the study of triangles' sides and angles, but this tablet presents indisputable evidence that the Babylonians were using the technique 1,500 years before the Greeks ever were.


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