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Ever Given Suez Canal

Remember when the Ever Given got stuck in the Suez Canal, holding up global shipping channels and resisting every attempt to free it until it was gently lifted out of its predicament by the moon?

Well, everyone's favorite giant green problem child is stuck again, albeit in a different kind of hostage situation. Yes, the Ever Given has been seized by Egypt, which is demanding $900 million in compensation — essentially the world's most expensive parking ticket.

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The 5 Most Badass Anime Video Games

The best anime games are the ones that look the coolest and make you feel the most powerful.

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Every anime fan who also loves video games (so...pretty much all of us) knows the feeling of watching an epic battle go down and thinking, "Damn, it would be so cool to play that."

By and large, video games based on anime series are not intended to be groundbreaking (although plenty of them do have a lot of literal ground breaking). Most anime games feature relatively simple gameplay with the primary goal of looking cool and allowing players to feel powerful, regardless of whether or not they're actually skilled with a controller.
So what makes a great anime video game, exactly, if not technical excellence? Badassery. Let's take a look.
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Andrew Callaghan Interviews the Most Controversial People in America on 'All Gas No Brakes'

Neo Nazi's, Furries, Flat Earthers, UFO Hunters, for Andrew Callaghan they all got something to say

Update 4/15/2021: After announcing in March that they had parted ways with former backers Doing Things Media — over contract disputes and disagreements about the political nature of their content — the All Gas No Brakes crew have returned as Channel 5 with Andrew Callaghan.

Having lost access to their old content and revenue streams, the team are hoping to rebuild, and have just dropped their first video on the new channel, delving into this year's spring break chaos in Miami Beach, Florida.

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I Gave Myself the Life I Deserve in "The Sims 4" Because Real Life Is Terrible

Constructing my pixelated alter-ego is the most productive thing I've done in months.

Today, I'm introducing the world to my Sim alter-ego. She's really going places, unlike my actual self, who's hardly moved in months.

Although I've never identified with the title of "gamer," simulation video games have held a special place in my heart for almost as long as I can remember. Back when I was way too young to know what the word "WooHoo" euphemized, my older cousin showed me The Sims on his computer—the original, horrifically low-res version that came out in 2000—and very patiently taught me the basics of building a house in the world's most famous simulation game to date. Little did anyone know that I'd be hooked for life.

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Why Are So Many Young Influencers Dying?

Is there an epidemic of premature death among Internet celebrities?

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Update 4/14/2021: Over the weekend, Vine star and musician Adam Perkins — best known for his viral "Welcome to Chili's" video, and other skits he made with his twin brother Patrick Perkins — passed away at age 24.

Before Vine was shut down in 2017, Perkins had amassed hundreds of thousands of followers, and his "Welcome to Chili's" clip had been viewed more than 20 million times. Patrick shared a remembrance of Adam on Instagram on Tuesday, encouraging people to listen to his brother's album Latch Relay to honor his memory.

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All the Best "Simpsons" Memes, Ranked

Because it's the only way to know how you're really feeling.

The Simpsons has been running literally since the beginning of time, and it even managed to produce about five good (read: perfect) seasons of television in that time. As a result, any emotion or experience you have can easily be expressed in terms of Simpsons memes. These 30 just happen to be the best of the best:

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