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If you thought you were muddling through a tough Wednesday, sit back and count your lucky stars that you're not the guy who threw away his life savings (that he kept in a shoe box) of $23K. Ouch. 

Last Thursday this man from Ashland, Oregon accidentally threw away his life savings of $23K into the recycling bin. Upon realizing his dreadful mistake he immediately contacted Recology, which is a company that provides garbage service to over a million homes and businesses in Washington, Oregon, and California. The odds of anything shaking out in his favor from there were quite slim, but lo and behold he ended up getting the lucky break of his life. 

"We take quite a bit of material every day so the odds of finding that are not much better than a needle in a haystack," said Linda Wise, general manager of the Samoa Resource Recovery Center operated by Recology.

Miraculously $22,940 of his savings managed to stay in the shoebox without falling out. Now that is just wild. Maybe he won't be keeping his life savings in a damn shoe box for m 

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Galveston Police Issue Apology After Image Of Them Leading Black Man Behind Horse With Rope Goes Viral

Police in Galveston, Texas issued an apology after their officers on horseback were seen leading a black man by rope through the streets on Saturday. The 43-year-old man Donald Neely was arrested for criminal trespassing after having been warned by the cops a few times. 

Police claim that the two patrolmen didn't have any "malicious intent", and hadn't tied his hands with rope, but the picture circulating on news outlets suggests otherwise, and actually, it really just confirms that this was an unbelievable kind of cruel. 

The attorney for Mr. Neely's family says that the man is homeless and bipolar. His family hadn't seen him for several years until the photo went viral online. 

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Marshawn Lynch found himself in the middle of a heated confrontation with some angry football moms after they found out he'd been hurling "f-bombs" at their kids during a drill. In the footage you can see Marshawn Lynchexplain himself, and it looks like things ultimately get settled down and figured out by the end of the video. Definitely a little bit dramatic, but at least Lynch ran up there to make sure "they didn't throw dirt on his name." 

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A malfunctioning wave machine sent people into utter chaos when it somehow ended up generating a "tsunami wave." Reports indicate that at least 44 people were injured. We hope everyone's off to a speedy recovery and that this never happens again. Looks absolutely terrifying. 

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Macy's Collection Of Portion Control Plates Removed From Stores After Multiple Complaints

Twitter User @allieward, started a viral Twitter thread when she complained to Macy's about the recent release of their "portion control" plates in stores. The feedback was largely one of disapproval, and people really started getting into it in the comments section. Eventually Macy's intervenes, and announces that they will in fact be removing the plates from all stores cause they "missed the mark" on this one. What do you think? A bunch of overreacting and unnecessary drama, or did Macy's cross the line on this one. 

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Message Board Reveals The Messed Up Ways Landlords Take Advantage Of Renters

This message board's going viral on Twitter, cause it does a brutal job at showing all the messed up ways landlords/property managers prey upon renters. These might confirm your darker suspicions about shady landlords and their true motivations. 

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Influencers Are Taking Selfies At A Pretty Lake That's Actually A Toxic Waste Dump

Yes, that striking soul-piercing blue lake in Siberia that Instagram influencers are migrating towards in the chase for the next great selfie, is actually a toxic waste dump. The company that uses the lake to dump waste for the Heating and Electric Station No. 5 was forced to release a statement amidst the aggressive, mindless stupidity. The statement reads at one point, "you can not swim in the ash dump." 

Buzzfeed even reports that one dedicated influencer described the water as "warm and tastes sweet-ish." You can't make this level of stupid up. It's as if it walked off the script of a post apocalyptic movie itself. 

Are these the end times? A bunch of influencers blinded by their own lust for social media viral fame that they disregard viable statements from concerned officials; and proceed to swim around in toxic waste dumps? We sincerely hope that everyone ends up being alright. 

Instagram influencers are ignoring health and safety concerns, and taking selfies at a pretty blue Siberian lake that's actually a toxic waste dump.
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The security guard went as far as to pull his gun on a freakin' deputy sheriff. Then he went on to call the cops on the cops and carefully omitted the fact that the guy was literally in uniform. Hot damn.

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25 Times People Completely Missed the Point of Satire

There are more than a few satire websites out there, and there's a lot of softheaded nincompoops who believe it. Sometimes reading a joke headline can be confusing for a person who lacks critical thinking skills. Often they get angry because they don't understand what's going on. Sometimes, even more distressingly, they think that the headline is good news and share it with their friends. It's fun to laugh at their confusion, but eventually it just kind of gets sad.

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25 Attempts That Unraveled into Failure

Life is full of failed attempts that deserve public ridicule. These attempts can be anything. Sometimes you're trying to look rich or smart. Sometimes you're trying to buy some food. Sometimes you're trying to photoshop some abs on. Many of these attempts will lead to hilarious failure.

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All The Best Area 51 Memes

We hope by now you've heard about the viral meme sensation that is "Storm Area 51." A joke of an event organized on Facebook that's already accumulated hundreds of thousands of people confirming to attend. We're thinking it's highly unlikely that any Kyles actually show up for this, but we will absolutely take all of the hilarious memes inspired by the event. Area 51 just wasn't ready for all these memes. 

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35 Times Companies Flipped Their Customers The Middle Finger With Jerk Moves

A recent AskReddit thread calls out various companies for sticking a big old middle finger to their customers. Seriously though. Why you gotta privatize a human right like water, Nestle? The chill is terribly low with these companies. 

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19 People Share Their Predictions For What Will Happen With "Storm Area 51" Event

In case you missed it, there's a viral Facebook event dominating headlines right now, and it's about hundreds of thousands of people signing up for storming Area 51. The memes have never been better. We just sincerely hope that no lunatics out there are actually giving serious consideration toward jeopardizing their safety over trying to storm a heavily guarded military base. Don't do it, Kyle. 

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A San Luis Obispo police chief left her gun in a public restroom, and surveillance footage has surfaced since the moment of forgetfulness, showing a stranger walking out with the gun. Not something you want to leave lying around. Hopefully the dude gets picked up quick. 

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"Bagel Boss" Guy's taken the internet by storm after his profanity-laced public freakout at a bagel shop. He just flipped on some women in the store, and ended up getting tackled by a caring bystander who was having none of his BS.