“Pokemon Go” Is More Popular Than Tinder . . . And Three Other Stories

“Pokemon Go” Is More Popular Than Tinder . . . And Three Other Stories

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The video game “Pokemon Go” is a legit sensation now. Which is pretty impressive, since it’s less than a week old, its servers keep crashing, and it requires walking. Here’s the latest news . . .

  1.  “Pokemon Go” already has more active users every day than some MAJOR apps, including Tinder, Snapchat, and Instagram. And it’s about to pass Twitter.
  2.  People are already figuring out ways to beat the game’s physical exercise requirement. There are reports of people using DRONES and CEILING FANS to keep their phones moving, to get Pokemon creatures to appear.
  3.  Apparently “Pokemon Go” is also a good way to find dates. There are dozens of stories popping up on social media about people meeting while they’re playing, and Craigslist’s Missed Connections section is FULL of messages from players.
  4.  And finally, it turns out when you install “Pokemon Go”, you give it FULL access to your Google account, including all your emails and documents. You can turn that off by going to security.google.com and clicking “Connected Apps and Sites.”

(Business Insider / Bro Bible / Mashable / Popular Science)

Someone Left a Check for Half-a-Million Dollars in a Salvation Army Kettle

Someone Left a Check for Half-a-Million Dollars in a Salvation Army Kettle

Someone Left a Check for Half-a-Million Dollars in a Salvation Army Kettle

An anonymous couple in Minnesota dropped a check in a Salvation Army bucket on Saturday for HALF-A-MILLION DOLLARS. According to a spokeswoman, it’s for real and the check is good. And it might be the largest donation anyone’s ever left in a Salvation Army kettle.

We see stories every year about someone dropping something crazy in a Salvation Army kettle, like a gold coin. But THIS is in a whole other stratosphere . . .

A group of firefighters was asking for Salvation Army donations outside a grocery store near Minneapolis on Saturday . . . when someone dropped a check in for HALF-A-MILLION DOLLARS.

According to a spokeswoman, it was an elderly couple who want to remain anonymous. But it’s for real, and the check is good.

They say they did it to honor one of their fathers, who fought in World War One and used to talk about how Salvation Army workers walked around handing out coffee and donuts to the troops.

And they also want to encourage other people to be as generous as they can with donations this year.

Officials are still confirming, but it might be the largest donation anyone has EVER left in a Salvation Army kettle.

A Dog Fell 14 Stories, and a Stranger Caught It

A Dog Fell 14 Stories, and a Stranger Caught It

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A guy in Portland, Oregon named Ted Nelson looked out his window on Monday, and saw a dog had slipped through a railing on a 14th floor balcony across the street. (We don’t know how old Ted is, but he looks like he’s in his 30’s.)

The dog was a five-year-old Bichon Frise named Mordy. (It’s pronounced ‘bee-szhawn free-zay.) And as soon as Ted saw him on the edge of the balcony, he ran across the street to yell up to the owners.

But while he was standing there, Mordy lost his balance . . . fell 14 stories . . . and Ted CAUGHT him. Bichons aren’t big dogs . . . they usually weigh about ten pounds. But that’s not tiny either.

Ted says Mordy hit him in the chest, so he tried to grab him with his arms. But he slipped through and landed on the ground. Still, that slowed him down enough, and he survived.

Ted and his girlfriend rushed him to a vet, but Mordy only ended up with a few bumps and bruises. His owners say they’re extremely thankful Ted did what he did. Apparently they had no idea the railing was big enough for him to fit through.

Ted’s okay too, and he’s actually done something like this before. He saw a cat about to fall off a balcony in the same building last year. But that time the owners heard him yelling and grabbed it before it fell.

 

(KGW

 

Walmart Hopes to Boost Employee Morale by Playing Less Celine Dion and Justin Bieber in Its Stores

Walmart Hopes to Boost Employee Morale by Playing Less Celine Dion and Justin Bieber in Its Stores

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Walmart announced some changes at a recent shareholders meeting, which are intended to help boost employee morale and customer service.

And the one thing that got the biggest reception is: They’re ditching the old music that’s been playing on a loop in the stores and driving everyone INSANE.

It’s unclear what all was on the tape, but at the meeting it was made clear that it included a lot of painful JUSTIN BIEBER and CELINE DION.

One guy joked, quote, “One of my fellow associates recently developed a serious eye-tic from hearing Celine Dion’s greatest hits on loop in our stores.”

They’re replacing it with “Walmart Radio,” where they’ll have their own DJ creating fresh playlists that will be piped into the stores. Other changes include tweaking the temperature in the stores, and slightly relaxing the dress code.

A Tornado Tears Through a Guy's House . . . and Throws All the Stuff He Stole From His Neighbors Onto His Lawn

A Tornado Tears Through a Guy's House . . . and Throws All the Stuff He Stole From His Neighbors Onto His Lawn

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 You don’t hear many stories about tornados causing something GOOD to happen.  But today, we’ve got one.

On Sunday, a tornado tore through Kingsport, Tennessee and damaged several homes, including a place that belongs to 26-year-old Jerrod Christian.

And in the process of ripping through his house, the tornado flung a bunch of Jerrod’s stuff onto his lawn . . . including a bunch of stuff he’d STOLEN from his neighbors, like several expensive power tools.

So when his neighbors went over to see if they could help him out, they were shocked to see their stuff on his lawn.

They called the cops . . . but it turned out Jerrod was already in jail for disorderly conduct.  Now he’s been charged with burglary and theft.
 

(ABC News

Here’s his Mugshot:

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