How to Survive a Sharknado and Other Unnatural Disasters: The Book

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Yes, this is actually a REAL book. Learn how to fight back when monsters and mother nature attack!

In the apocalyptic world we live in, Mother Nature is angry. Danger waits at every turn, and catastrophes like the Los Angeles sharknados have taught us that we need to be ready for anything. Too many lives have already been lost.

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But fear not. How to Survive a Sharknado and Other Unnatural Disasters is the first and only comprehensive guide to surviving the very worst that Mother Nature can throw our way.

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[How to Survive a Sharknado and Other Unnatural Disasters: Fight Back When Monsters and Mother Nature Attack]

D’OW: Guy Breaks Record for Most Homer Simpson Tattoos [PICS]

This guy puts my Battlestar Galactica tattoo to shame!

Lee Weir, a 27-year-old New Zealand native, really loves “The Simpsons.”

And he really, REALLY loves Homer Simpson, the patriarch.

Weir gave up drinking for a whole year in order to purchase tattoos to break the Guinness World Record for “most tattoos of the same character tattooed on the body.”

He now has 41 tattoos of various renditions of Homer Simpson all over his arms — enough to break the record.

The ironic part? He was banned from watching the show as a child!

Photo released by Guinness World Records.

Photo released by Guinness World Records.

Photo released by Guinness World Records.

Photo released by Guinness World Records.

[via My Fox Phoenix]

Facebook Adds Read-It-Later Feature

Facebook has added a “Save” feature that acts like a bookmark tool for linked content on your news feed. Unlike tools such as Instapaper, it doesn’t allow offline viewing.

The feature will be available on both the desktop website version of the site and on the official Android/iOS apps. On posts which contain a link, you’ll get a new option in the drop down menu which already houses options such as reporting a post as spam. (Just in case you’re not familiar with that, it’s accessible by selecting the downwards gray arrow in the top right of a post.)

Once you have saved links, you can access them in the left hand toolbar of the website (the last option before the “Pages” section). If you’re on the mobile app, it’s under the “More” tab.

The feature seems to work relatively smoothly. When you access the list of saved items, it’s broken down into categories. However, these are arranged by Facebook logic, so a link to a video-on-demand page on a TV network website is classed as “TV Shows” while YouTube links are simply thrown into a generic “Links” category along with links to website articles.

One possibly irritating downside is that Facebook says it will occasionally “show you reminders of your saved items in News Feed. For example, we might show you links to articles you saved.” This seems counterintuitive as it defeats the whole object of filing something away to refer to at a time of your choosing.

The idea of the feature is to make it easier to keep track of links that look interesting but which you don’t want to look at right now, for example because you haven’t got time to do anything beyond scroll through your News Feed, or because you’re on the move and don’t want to watch a video on your phone.

Of course, you could just open the link in a browser and bookmark it, but this option could be simpler, particularly if you are saving content on the mobile app to watch on your computer and you don’t use browsers with a syncing option.

Facebook insists that “Only you can see the items you save unless you choose to share them with friends.” It’s not said anything about whether your choice of which links to save will affect either the “Top Stories” ranking algorithm or what advertising you see.

Amazon Deal of the Day: 50% Off X-Men: The Adamantium Collection (Limited Collector’s Edition) (Blu-Ray) – $99 + FREE Shipping

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For today’s edition of Deal of the Day, Amazon offers X-Men: The Adamantium Collection (Limited Collector’s Edition) on blu-ray for just $99 plus free shipping. That’s 50% off ont he collection’s regular list price of $199.99.

This collection includes all six X-Men films on Blu-ray (X-Men (2000), X2 (2003), X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), X-Men: First Class (2011), The Wolverine (2013)), in exclusive “claw” packaging, plus a bonus disc. There is also an open slot for X-Men: Days of Future Past to complete your X-Men collection.

-X-Men: The Adamantium Collection (Limited Collector’s Edition) (Blu-Ray)$199.99 $99 (50% Off)

‘Sherlock’ Fans Celebrate Cumberbatch’s Birthday in a Big, Special Way [VIDEO]

Benedict Cumberbatch turned 38 last Friday and his fans wanted to do something extra special.

Instead of just wishing him a happy birthday, over 110 people dressed in their best Sherlock Holmes garb and (politely) stormed University College London. Then they recorded a birthday shout-out, while simultaneously raising money for the Undershaw Preservation Trust, a foundation working to restore Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s former home. Stephen Fry and Sherlock creator Mark Gatiss are involved with the trust and restoration.

The group is also hoping to make it into the Guinness World Record books for most people dressed like Sherlock Holmes in one location. But for those who wished to cosplay as Holmes, a cape, deerstalker cap, and pipe were the minimum requirements in order to be considered by Guinness.

[via Perez Hilton]