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The internet's 'biggest Karen' is an emu and she's hilariously out to get her owner
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Emu is hilariously out to get her owner.

Emus are interesting birds that kind of look like angry ostriches with different feathers. Thank goodness they don't fly because that would be terrifying to witness while driving across a bridge or trying to take your pooch for a walk around the neighborhood. But an emu named Karen is terrifying enough without the gift of flight. This emu, who wears the moniker "Karen" proudly, seems to have it out for her owner, the Useless Farm Lady who runs the Useless Farm that Karen calls home, posting about their interactions on TikTok. It seems that every time farm lady turns her back on the fuzzy bird, Karen sees it as her opportunity to strike.


It's not clear, though, what Karen would do if she got her beak on the farm lady. Karen gets caught every time, partly because she's not the least bit quiet and a bird the size of an SUV can't be stealth. Farm lady seems to have the patience of a thousand monks when it comes to Karen's shenanigans. But interestingly enough, Karen isn't the only one trying to delete farm lady from the farm. There's also a silkie chicken named Brad that chases the farm lady around when Karen is in her pen.

@useless_farm

I live for Karen’s little yellow calming hat. Literally.

Maybe it's a team effort but it's truly biting the hand that feeds you in probably the most entertaining way. Of course we don't know why several of the animals have a plot against the farm lady and animal experts always claim that animals don't hold grudges. Pretty sure farm lady would beg to differ. In their defense, she does dress them in silly hats and wigs which could be the source of animosity if animals could seek revenge.

@useless_farm

Replying to @tonia_j every day, i am inspired and motivated Karen’s tireless dedication.

If the Useless Farm animals have it their way, farm lady better continue to sleep with one eye open because Karen is coming and she doesn't skip leg day.

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The video gave missing and exploited children a much bigger platform to be recognized on, because before the video was showcased on MTV, milk cartons were the common method to distribute these photos. In theory, milk cartons seem like a pretty effective way to highlight missing children, but in reality, eventually people would become blind to the photos.

The music video for "Runaway Train" was played all around the world and to the target audience that would most likely recognize the faces. It should come as no surprise, then, that the video helped to bring home 21 missing children. What is surprising, is that the band had to push to keep the pictures of the missing kids in the music video because people didn't think it was working.

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Florida city commissioner is being called a hero for confronting mayor who cut off power to residents

"You're calling me disrespectful because I've interrupted people, but this gentleman has turned off people's lights in the middle of a global health pandemic."

City commission meeting in Lake Worth Beach, Florida

This article originally appeared on 03.23.20


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Hardy confronted Mayor Pam Triolo and City Manager Michael Bornstein, who he said refused to call an emergency meeting last week, per Hardy's repeated requests, to discuss issues coming about from the coronavirus crisis. And he let his frustrations show.

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This article originally appeared on 08.27.18


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A newly single mom gets inspiring life advice from an internet 'Bubbie' who's been there

'Take care of yourself first. When you take care of yourself, you can take care of your kid.'

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A newly single mom gets inspiring life advice from an internet grandma.

Becoming a single mom isn't easy, especially if it's unexpected and you feel wholly unprepared. Recently, a newly single mom posted a tearful plea on TikTok asking for advice on how to navigate her new life. But she wasn't without advice long, "TikTok Bubbie" stitched the video and responded explaining how she survived as an unexpectedly single mom in 1989.

The video was sweet and full of inspiration for single parents starting their journey. In the beginning of the video she explained that her ex-husband left her when her son was 4 years old and took all the money out of the bank account. Being suddenly single caused her to have to give up her acting career.

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