Friday, 31 July 2015

C & H

Calvin and Hobbes

Panto Season

A crowdfunding campaign to raise £50,000 in a month to cultivate and grow magic beans, is currently standing at over £1.3M after only three days.
The Kickstarter page, set up by Percy Chucker, 53, has received donations from all over the world – with one person contributing a whopping £25,000 to the fund.
The crowdfunding page isn’t clear on exactly what is magic about the beans, except to say they will ‘completely disrupt the traditional bean industry’ and create a ‘pathway to a magical land of plenty’.
A source close to Percy told us, “Percy is being a bit cagey about what these beans are all about – I’m guessing he’s worried about people copying his idea before they launch?”
“But I’m sure the thousands of investors will not be disappointed. At all.”

Crowd-funded magic beans

Investor Simon Williams pledged £1,000 to the campaign, insisting it had all the hallmarks of a fantastic investment.
He told us, “I always scour crowdfunding sites looking for a good opportunity – it’s tax efficient and it makes me feel like I’m on Dragon’s Den.”
“And I’ve got to say, this one has it all. An incredible product, ridiculous potential returns, a huge market – oh, and the beans are actually magic. Can you believe that?”
“If I had more than £1,000 in the bank I would have pledged that too.”
We tried to contact Mr Chucker for comment, but we were told by his newly appointed house maid that he was currently on holiday in the Bahamas.
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New Terms

Thinking of studying abroad after George Osborne announced plans to scarp the student maintenance grant and raise tuition fees? There’s only one place to go: Poland.

The eastern European country has come out on top as being the most affordable place in the world to study per year, according to research undertaken by HSBC.

Total costs for a year at the University of Warsaw – including accommodation, cost of living, three return flights to the UK, and the cost of return travel to the nearest country comes to a grand total of £4,119.16.

With a sizeable funding amount of £9,353.27 up for grabs, a UK student would be left with a spare £5,234.11 to spend as they wished on travelling around the country, visiting home, books, or other expenses.

Portugal’s University of Lisbon came in second. A total cost of £5,640.35, plus a funding sum of £9,459.27, would leave a UK student better-off by £3,818.92.

Head of foreign exchange at HSBC UK, Oliver Cook, described how spending a year abroad whilst at university has become more and more popular amongst students.

He added: “As students begin to look at options for studying abroad for the 2015/2016 academic year, it is worth researching all the available grants and exchange rates, to give them a better idea about how they might manage their money at home and abroad.”

Here are the top-five most affordable destinations to study in outside of the UK:


1) Poland – University of Warsaw



Cost of accommodation: £828.81

Cost of living for an academic year: £1,675.35

Cost of three return flights to UK: £189.00

Cost of language course (if applicable/one-off): Free

Cost of return travel to nearest country: £76

TOTAL: £4,119.16

Total funding available: £9,353.27

Money left over: £5,234.11

2) Portugal: University of Lisbon



Cost of accommodation: £2,038.23

Cost of living for an academic year: £1,914.12

Cost of three return flights to UK: £258.00

Cost of language course (if applicable/one-off): Free

Cost of return travel to nearest country: £80

TOTAL: £5,640.35

Total funding available: £9,459.27

Money left over: £3,818.92

3) Turkey: Boğaziçi Üniversitesi, Istanbul



Cost of accommodation: £1,878.75

Cost of living for an academic year: £1,957.77

Cost of three return flights to UK: £579.00

Cost of language course (if applicable/one-off): Free

Cost of return travel to nearest country: £140

TOTAL: £5,905.52

Total funding available: £9,629.27

Money left over: £3,723.75

4) Germany: Freie Universitat, Berlin



Cost of accommodation: £1,399.05

Cost of living for an academic year: £3,008.88

Cost of three return flights to UK: £170.64

Cost of language course (if applicable/one-off): £233.37

Cost of return travel to nearest country: £76

TOTAL: £6,237.94

Total funding available: £9,459.27

Money left over: £3,221.33

5) Spain: University of Granada

(Elliott Brown via Flickr)

Cost of accommodation: £1,748.79

Cost of living for an academic year: £2,798.91

Cost of three return flights to UK: £176.94

Cost of language course (if applicable/one-off): £690.77

Cost of return travel to nearest country: £190

TOTAL: £6,955.41

Total funding available: £9,459.27

Money left over: £2,503.86

More Positive

Tesco is to replace the audio on its self checkout machines with one that is "friendlier, more helpful and less talkative". It will also scrap the infamous alert “unexpected item in the bagging area” that was introduced with the self-checkout machines in 2003.

Tesco said it was making the change to the 12,000 machines in operation because some customers found the current voice was shouty and irritating.

More at TInd

So Drink a Sugarless Version

This is what happens to your body when you drink Coke

In The First 10 minutes: 10 teaspoons of sugar hit your system. (100% of your recommended daily intake.) You don’t immediately vomit from the overwhelming sweetness because phosphoric acid cuts the flavor allowing you to keep it down.

20 minutes: Your blood sugar spikes, causing an insulin burst. Your liver responds to this by turning any sugar it can get its hands on into fat. (There’s plenty of that at this particular moment)

40 minutes: Caffeine absorption is complete. Your pupils dilate, your blood pressure rises, as a response your livers dumps more sugar into your bloodstream. The adenosine receptors in your brain are now blocked preventing drowsiness.

45 minutes: Your body ups your dopamine production stimulating the pleasure centers of your brain. This is physically the same way heroin works, by the way.

>60 minutes: The phosphoric acid binds calcium, magnesium and zinc in your lower intestine, providing a further boost in metabolism. This is compounded by high doses of sugar and artificial sweeteners also increasing the urinary excretion of calcium.

>60 Minutes: The caffeine’s diuretic properties come into play. (It makes you have to pee.) It is now assured that you’ll evacuate the bonded calcium, magnesium and zinc that was headed to your bones as well as sodium, electrolyte and water.

>60 minutes: As the rave inside of you dies down you’ll start to have a sugar crash. You may become irritable and/or sluggish. You’ve also now, literally, pissed away all the water that was in the Coke. But not before infusing it with valuable nutrients your body could have used for things like even having the ability to hydrate your system or build strong bones and teeth.

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Doing it for World Peace

Walter Palmer
World-renowned dentist and lion murderer Walter Palmer has apologised for only killing one dangerous man-eating lion.
“By slaughtering Cecil, I reduced the chances of every man, woman and child on the planet being attacked by a lion.”
“I’m just sorry I couldn’t get more of the furry bitey bastards, and keep more people safe from the scourge of lion attacks.”
“I know my actions have attracted criticism – chiefly from people who have never been attacked by lions by the way – but if a lion got in your house, it would eat your family and shit in your bed while you cowered in the bathroom sobbing like the pansy-ass pinko hippy you are.”
“I have made that scenario ever-so-slightly less likely. And you’re welcome by the way. I think the word people are looking for is ‘hero’.”

Lion hunter

Although Mr Palmer’s actions have been largely condemned, he has received support from British Prime Minister and hunting fan David Cameron.
“It’s just city people not understanding the country ways,” he told reporters.
“Lions are pests, you’ve got to keep the population down, and the best way to do that is to send in dentists armed with golden bows and arrows.”
“It’s just one more way that hunting is fantastic.”
Mr Palmer remains defiant and plans to protect the world from attacks from a rare ornamental cockatoo by shooting it in the face with a cannon.
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Mostly Famous Last Words

1. Winston Churchill



2. George Best



3. Kurt Cobain



4. Jane Austen



5. Salvador Dali



Fictional farewells:

6. Citizen Kane

Rose bud as a reference to Citizen Kane and his beloved snow sleigh.



7. Game Of Thrones

The seed is strong could work if you want to out incest like the late John Arryn.



8. Inglorious Basterds

Say "auf wiedersehen" to your Nazi balls, could be a nice way to bid goodbye.



9. The Wicker Man
Or go out in style with: 

No, not the bees! NOT THE BEES. ARGGGHHHH.  They’re in my eyes. MY EYES AAARGHHH, just like Nicholas Cage’s final farewell in the 2006 remake.



Read more: Metro

Originals are Always Better

The Tom Cruise-starring Mission: Impossible movie franchise brought new life and peel-off faces to the classic television series that inspired it. With its fifth installment, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, in theaters now, there’s no better time to look back—from a dangerously fast-moving vehicle for style points if you wish—at how we got here.

1. IT WAS TOM CRUISE'S IDEA TO TURN THE SHOW INTO A MOVIE.

The TV series Mission: Impossible aired on CBS from 1966 to 1973, and was briefly revived on ABC for two seasons in the late 1980s. Cruise was a fan of the original show and wanted to adapt it to the big screen for Paramount Pictures, who owned the rights.

2. THE TV ACTORS WEREN'T HAPPY WITH THE FILM VERSION.

Greg Morris, the man who played Barney Collier, left the first movie early, and presumably didn’t see any of the sequels. Peter Graves wasn’t pleased that the one character name they kept was the name of his TV character, Jim Phelps (played in the Mission: Impossible movie by Jon Voight). Martin Landau (Rollin Hand) revealed that in an early script, the old TV gang was supposed to appear briefly before getting killed, which he didn’t appreciate.

3. THE TV DIRECTOR WAS TOLD TO GO AWAY.

Reza Badiyi was behind the camera for more episodes of the Mission: Impossible series on ABC than anyone else, and was invited by Paramount to consult on the movie. Director Brian De Palma (very nicely) approached Badiyi on set and told him the movie wouldn’t be anything like the TV show, and that having him on set would make things uncomfortable. Badiyi thanked him for his candor and never came back.

4. JULIETTE BINOCHE AND RACHEL MCADAMS TURNED DOWN LEAD PARTS.

Binoche—who won an Oscar for The English Patient, which came out the same year as the first Mission: Impossible film—said no to playing Claire Phelps, not wanting to become completely known for appearing in American blockbusters (Emmanuelle Béart said yes). ForM:I-3, McAdams opted not to play Ethan Hunt’s fiancée Julia Mead (Michelle Monaghan's part).

5. CRUISE AND VOIGHT DEALT WITH BIG WIND MACHINES IN THEIR FACES.


Cruise and Voight’s faces were up against a wind machine blowing gusts of up to 140 miles per hour. Cruise had dinner with the owners of the French high-speed TGV train service to convince them to let them film on it.

6. APPLE PAID $15 MILLION TO HAVE THEIR PERSONAL COMPUTERS IN THE FIRST MOVIE.

The money was also for print and TV ads, and Apple also launched an online game related to the movie. The company claimed that the 1996 agreement was the first partnership between a studio and a major high-tech firm to promote a movie.

7. SIR IAN MCKELLEN TURNED DOWN THE ROLE OF SWANBECK IN MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE II.

He felt that he couldn’t determine if the movie was any good after only receiving the parts of the script with his scenes in it, so McKellen turned the producers down (they ultimately went with Sir Anthony Hopkins). The next day, the actor was offered the part of Magneto and then Gandalf.

8. ROBERT TOWNE WAS STILL WRITING THE SCRIPT FOR THE SEQUELAFTER FILMING HAD BEEN COMPLETED.

After needing to write around the big action sequences that were already planned, the Oscar-winning screenwriter was repeatedly flown in to continue rewriting the script during filming. This continued even when the movie was being editing.

9. SCARLETT JOHANSSON, KENNETH BRANAGH, CARRIE-ANNE MOSS, AND RICKY GERVAIS WERE ALL SLATED TO STAR IN M:I-3.

When production on the movie was pushed back because Cruise decided to work on War of the Worlds instead, original director David Fincher left due to “creative differences,” then another director—Joe Carnahan—walked away. Johannson left officially due to a scheduling conflict, and Gervais eventually left, too (Simon Pegg got his part instead). 

10. CRUISE MET KATIE HOLMES WHEN SHE AUDITIONED TO PLAY HIS FIANCÉE.

The role Holmes auditioned for (that McAdams initially turned down) eventually went to Michelle Monaghan.

11. J.J. ABRAMS GOT THE DIRECTOR GIG FOR THE THIRD MOVIE THANKS TO ALIAS.

Cruise binged on DVDs of Abrams’s spy show and liked it so much that he offered him his first job directing a movie.

12. ETHAN HUNT’S HOUSE WAS MADE TO LOOK JUST LIKE ABRAMS’S HOUSE.

When needing Cruise’s character to have an average, middle-class abode for the start of M:I-3, the director asked the production designer to design it just like his Los Angeles home. Abrams apparently found the similarity “a little disturbing.”

13. MAGGIE Q LEARNED HOW TO DRIVE FOR M:I-3.

The actress learned how to drive with a Lamborghini, which she said meant that driving was a downhill experience ever since: "What do you do after that?"

14. PARAMOUNT’S PROMOTION FOR THE THIRD MOVIE LED TO PANIC AND DESTRUCTION.

Paramount placed digital audio players that played the Mission: Impossible theme song when the doors to 4500 random vending boxes containing copies of the Los Angeles Times were opened. When some of the players came loose and landed on top of stacks of newspapers visible to anyone walking by or opening the boxes, they were confused for bombs. One newsstand was blown up by the Los Angeles County arson squad for precautionary reasons.

15. CRUISE CLIMBED THE TALLEST BUILDING IN THE WORLD FORGHOST PROTOCOL.

Usually performing his own stunts, Cruise topped himself by scaling the 2722-foot-tall Burj Khalifa tower in Dubai without use of a stunt double.

16. HE ALSO WAS ACTUALLY OUTSIDE OF THE PLANE IN ROGUE NATION.

Similar to France’s TGV train employees for the first film, France’s Airbus Group plane company initially refused to loan a plane out of safety concerns for Cruise, until ultimately relenting. After testing with a dummy, Cruise performed eight takes of the scene in which he is tethered to the side of the plane—5000 feet up in the air, going 184 miles per hour. If something went wrong, the door was assembled so that he could be pulled inside the plane.
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DYK?

No Party Without Guests

There is disappointment in the Liberal Democrat ‘party’ as they remain unable to find a single man, woman or child who could care less that they’ve got a new leader.
“We were a critical part of Government for five years,” said a lib-dem insider.
“Well, alright, maybe not critical, but someone has to darn the Prime Minister’s socks.”
“It should be news that we’ve got a new leader. The Telegraph had us on page five, behind a story about a dog who can count and Katie Price getting a third breast. “
“That paper really has gone downhill.”
It’s been two weeks since the leadership announcement and literally no-one in the country gives a flying one.
“The Lib-Dems?” said cabbage-strainer Simon Williams.
“Couldn’t give a two-bob bit, if I’m honest.”
Even members of the party struggled to be bothered.
“Oh, that’s right, we’ve got a new leader,” said one senior Lib-Dem MP who asked not to be named.
“Tim someone, beat the other chap, the one with the hair. Can’t say I’d noticed to be honest. I’ve spent the last two months slumped on the sofa sobbing and drinking cheap whisky.”
“It’s not easy being a Lib-Dem in 2015.”
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Pan Am

Watched a couple of episodes recently; a kind of cross between Mad Men and Desperate Housewives.   Enjoyable if only for the nostalgia of the 60s when flying was a treat and you were treated like real customers instead of a potential terrorist threat.

However, who can the hostesses afford to live in 5* digs on their layovers?  I really hate it when accuracy is given up to make it more glamorous and there just is no need for this.

It's as believable as Mad Men drinking a double whisky for breakfast, emptying the bottle by mid-morning and still being to stand/be productive by lunch time.  Seriously pathetic.

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The satirical Facebook post that sparked real outrage at Stephen Spielberg for hunting a Triceratops

The satirical Facebook post that sparked real outrage at Stephen Spielberg for hunting a Triceratops
Even though protecting animals is a noble cause, some Facebook haters will complain about almost anything and occasionally make you lose all hope in humankind. We may be the most intelligent of all creatures, but just because our brains are the most developed of any mammal doesn't mean we all use them. Case in point is the hilarity surrounding the image above.

If you're a movie nerd, you probably already know that the above photograph is a BTS photo of noted director Steven Spielberg on the set of Jurassic Park with a Triceratops prop. Nothing out of the ordinary for a director to pose with, right?

Normally, no, but with the help of a sarcastic post from Internet humorist Jay Branscomb and the knee-jerk reactive nature of the Internet, it was a tragedy.

Branscomb posted the above photograph on his Facebook page with the facetious caption, “Disgraceful photo of recreational hunter happily posing next to a Triceratops he just slaughtered. Please share so the world can name and shame this despicable man.”

Presumably intending only to get a few laughs out of people, Branscomb got much more than he bargained for. Rather than laughing and picking up on the sarcasm in the post, certain individuals started ripping into this nameless man who was ruthless enough to hunt down such a beautiful creature.

We wish we were kidding, but we're not. Some people did indeed seem to think this was a real triceratops. Here's just one comment:

I think zoos are the best way to keep these innocent animals safe… a**holes like this piece of s*** are going into these beautiful animals HOME [sic] and killing them… it's no different than someone coming into your home and murdering you… that's what's so selfish about ppl that hunt they're uneducated and their way of thinking is wellll these animals are overpopulating and are going to die anyway… WELL HUMAN BEINGS are overpopulating and GUESS WHAT if we were to kill an innocent human being and used that as an excuse we'd be in prison… I think it's time to say the same about animal rights. (Source)

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The hunters who apologized after killing a rare albino bull revered by a Native American tribe

The hunters who apologized after killing a rare albino bull revered by a Native American tribe
In 2013, three hunters were trying to make amends after they killed a rare albino moose considered sacred by the indigenous Mi'kmaq people. The hunters, who have not been named, shot the animal in the Cape Breton Highlands of Nova Scotia, Canada during a recent trip to the area. They claim they did not realize that their trophy would spark outrage among the Mi'kmaq, who believe albino creatures to be "spirit" animals.

Their calamitous error was spotted by Jim Hnatiuks when the trio brought the carcass of the dead animal into his hunting and taxidermy store in Lantz for it to be mounted. Hnatiuks insists the hunters were unaware of the implications of killing the rare Spirit Moose. They later returned the hide so the Mi'kmaq could perform a sacredceremony. (Source)



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The "hunting queen" who received death threats after posing next to a dying giraffe and posting the picture online

The 'hunting queen' who received death threats after posing next to a dying giraffe and posting the picture online
A self-styled hunting queen who posts pictures of herself next to animals she's killed has received death threats after posing for a picture while lying next to a dying giraffe.

Rebecca Francis has a website and blogs in which she details her passion for hunting across Africa and America. But animal rights campaigners lashed out after the picture above was shared on Twitter by comedian Ricky Gervais. The Officestar wrote, "What must've happened to you in your life to make you want to kill a beautiful animal & then lie next to it smiling?"

Supporters backed the outrage with a series of brutal tweets aimed at the mother of eight. Francis, from Utah, also has a television series, Eye of the Hunter, and says, "We hunt elk and deer every year without fail, even through pregnancy, and nursing babies." (Source)



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The Rosie O'Donnell shark hunt photos that caused a Facebook backlash

The Rosie O'Donnell shark hunt photos that caused a Facebook backlash
Sharks are in trouble. Approximately 73 million are killed each year, and as a top predator of the sea they are vital to the ocean ecosystem. While some celebrities, includingLeonardo DiCaprio and January Jones, have joined conservationists in the fight for their survival, Rosie O'Donnell doesn't seem too worried.

In 2012, photos of O'Donnell posing with dead and bloody sharks hit the web and sparked outrage. According to The Sun Sentinel, Rosie and family went on several fishing expeditions with Mark “The Shark” Quartiano over the past few years off the coast of southern Florida. Quartiano recently posted a photo of O'Donnell and her kids with a dead hammerhead shark hanging on his boat. The response was quick and angry, with comments posted to O'Donnell's Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Conservation organizations have responded as well, among them the Australian Anti-Shark Finning Alliance, Planet Ocean Alliance, and Shark Savers. While they say that O'Donnell's fishing trips were legal, she is sending the wrong message. “Right now sharks are the most endangered animals around. This is basically an endorsement. It sends the message that it's an OK activity. And this is not an activity that we want celebrities endorsing,” said marine conservationist Erik Brush. (Source)

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The American dentist who butchered Africa's most famous lion, Cecil

The American dentist who butchered Africa's most famous lion, Cecil
In July 2015, Cecil the lion was slaughtered by prolific animal killer Walter Palmer, who has bragged online about his twisted hunting exploits. The middle-aged dentist from Minnesota also posed for a series of "trophy" images with the bodies of the magnificent beasts he has killed. 

Palmer shot the huge lion with a bow and arrow while hunting in Zimbabwe, mortally wounding him. Authorities believe that trackers who organized the American's hunt later found critically wounded Cecil and shot him dead with a rifle, before beheading and skinning him. They also tried to destroy his GPS tracking tag. The world-famous lion's corpse was then dumped in a secluded spot in a senselessly barbaric act which has shocked animal lovers across the planet. 

In a statement, Palmer — who is now wanted by Zimbabwean police — maintained he believed the hunt he was on was legal. He said, "I had no idea that the lion I took was a known, local favorite, was collared and part of a study until the end of the hunt. I deeply regret that my pursuit of an activity I love and practice responsibly and legally resulted in the taking of this lion." 

Cecil was one of the world's most recognizable felines because of his rare black mane. He was the star attraction for thousands of tourists who travel to the Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe every year. (Source)



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The hunters who caused outrage after posing with family of foxes they killed

The hunters who caused outrage after posing with family of foxes they killed
This picture of hunters posing next to a dead fox and her seven cubs sparked outrage after it was posted online in November 2014. In the photo, three men who were hunting near the village of Lysovice in the Czech Republic are seen smiling for the camera. The bodies of the mother fox and her seven cubs lie arranged in a line at their feet. The hunters posted the photo to a blog called Hunters Must Be Crazy.

The photo went viral after it was shared by the British-based charity One World Wildlife, with viewers branding the men as "evil" and "cruel." A spokesperson for the Czech Hunting Association said, "The red fox isn't a protected species, but I agree it isn't very humane to put pictures of hunted animals on social networks." (Source)



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The New Zealand rugby players who were questioned for publishing hunting pictures

The New Zealand rugby players who were questioned for publishing hunting pictures
In 2014, a group of New Zealand rugby players were under fire for posting photos of themselves with dead animals after a hunting trip in South Africa. Crusaders Tom Taylor, George Whitelock, Sam Whitelock, Ben Funnell, and Tyler Bleyendaal are pictured with various dead animals. Once the pictures started to spread online, they were met with intense criticism.

The photos were originally posted on the Facebook page for the Landmark Foundation, an environmental organizationthat, as Director Dr. Bool Smuts notes, is “against the whole concept of trophy hunting. (Source)

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The World Cup fan who won a modeling contract only to lose it after posting a hunting picture

The World Cup fan who won a modeling contract only to lose it after posting a hunting picture
In 2014, after the World Cup, the modeling industry had a new "it" girl in soccer fan Axelle Despiegelaere. (I'm sure most of you will remember Larissa Riquelme, the Paraguayan fan from the previous World Cup.) The Belgian teenager was about to achieve stardom by becoming one of the faces of the World Cup and landed herself a modeling contract after being spotted in the crowd in Brazil.

After she had returned home, she set up a Facebook page that quickly attracted thousands of likes. A couple of days later, the 17-year-old announced she had signed with L'Oréal.

But her happiness was short-lived. L'Oréal announced the company was no longer working with the teenager, after she uploaded a photo of herself hunting, with the following caption: “Hunting is not a matter of life or death. It's much more important than that..this was about 1 year ago…ready to hunt Americans today haha.” (Source)



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The TV presenter who hunted a lion and posted the photo on her Twitter feed

The TV presenter who hunted a lion and posted the photo on her Twitter feed
In 2013, Melissa Bachman, a TV presenter from Minnesota and an avid life-long hunter, posted a hunting photo on her Twitter feed. She wrote, “An incredible day hunting in South Africa! Stalked inside 60-yards on this beautiful male lion. What a hunt!"

After posting this, animal rights activists and the public freaked out. They immediately started harassing her. The harassment became so insane that she shut down her Twitter profile. A petition even popped up on Change.org asking the government of South Africa to ban her from the country.

This is not the first time a petition has been held against the notorious “huntress." National Geographic removed her as a contestant from their “Ultimate Survival Alaska” series in 2012.

Bachman's social media pages and website show an array of huge beasts that have died after coming into contact with her. The "Trophy Room" section of her website features a grinning Bachman with dead deer, antelope, alligators, turkeys, and hogs. (Source 1 | Source 2 | Source 3)



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The 19-year-old cheerleader who sparked online fury by posing with dead animals

The 19-year-old cheerleader who sparked online fury by posing with dead animals
In 2014, a 19-year-old cheerleader sparked outrage by posting pictures of wild creatures she has hunted and killed in Africa while posing cheerfully next to them. Tens of thousands of people have signed a petition demanding that Facebook remove the photos taken by U.S. hunter Kendall Jones. 

In one image, the Texas Tech University student poses next to the body of an antelope while sporting a beaming smile on her face. She shared the picture on her page, which has more than 250,000 "likes," along with the caption: "Another harvest for today. White Springbok, it's one of the four-color (sic) shades of this animal! And let me tell you it's one of my favorite (sic) kinds of meat so far!" Other pictures show her looking cheerful alongside lions, leopards and elephants she killed in the wild. 

The photos have sparked outrage among animal rights activists with two separate petitions calling for removal theimages. Just under 175,000 people signed a petition on AVAAZ.org while another on Change.org had over 9,000signatures. (Source)

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