The Daily What: BAMF of the Day

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The Daily What: BAMF of the Day
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Cpl. Todd Love was left with just one limb after an explosion in Afghanistan in 2010.

But the 22-year-old wasn't about to let a few amputations stop him from competing this past weekend in the Beast, a brutal race that covers 10.5 miles of muddy, rugged terrain. Though Love's seven teammates helped him a bit along the course, he managed most of the more than 75 obstacles along the way on his own.

Love's goal was "…to push [myself] in all things physical, proving that overcoming obstacles isn't just something you attempt, it's something that you embrace."

Wow. Catch his whole story here.

[buzzfeed]

The Daily What: Fake Celebrity Prank of the Day

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Who the hell is Brett Cohen? Nobody knows, and nobody cares -- but woe unto the girl who doesn't get a pic with him.

This gets increasingly cringe-worthy -- and fabulous -- as it goes on.

[highdefinite]

The Daily What: In Case You Missed It of the Day

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The Daily What: In Case You Missed It of the Day
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The Curiosity Rover made it to Mars late Sunday night, and so far all we've got is this single high-res photo.

But it was more than enough to send NASA engineers into ecstasy, since the Curiosity's landing sequence -- coined The Seven Minutes of Terror -- requires six vehicle configurations, 76 pyrotechnic devices, the largest supersonic parachute ever built, and more than 500,000 lines of code.

According to NASA administrator Charles Bolden, "new technologies never invented or attempted before were created for this journey," and that the odds for success were actually just 40 percent.

Curiosity, the most sophisticated Rover ever built is now on the surface of the red planet, where it will seek to answer age-old questions about whether or not life ever existed there on Mars or if the planet can sustain life in the future.

More photos to come, we can be sure of that.

[mashable]

The Daily What: Hivemind of the Day

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The Daily What: Hivemind of the Day
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The rules of AskReddit clearly state: "AskReddit is for thought-provoking, discussion-inspiring questions. If your question can be answered by google, or in one word, it isn't right for AskReddit."

Rules, shmules.

Redditor elkresurgence threw caution to the wind this morning when he asked: "Which famous person needs to come out already?"

Within hours, every single response read "Tom Cruise."

Then, DutchessPDX brought everyone back to earth:

I think we need to stop speculating on who's gay and who's straight and let people get on with their lives. Gay or straight doesn't matter. But obviously Tom Cruise.

[hypervocal]